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Of Wounds, of Gun-shot Wounds, of Fractures and Luxations

by Wiseman, Richard; John Kirkup

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[Bath, 1977]: Kingsmead Press. Quarto. [Facsimile) Frontispiece, xii [13) pages, [339]-498, xxiii-xli table of observations and a biographical appendix. Wiseman who had been appointed surgeon to Charles II in 1672, here four years later gave a good account of gunshot wounds. This volume also has material from Severall chirurgicall treatises (volumes 5-7). The original edition… Read more
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York, Pennsylvania; (1983): George Shumway Publishers. Thick Quarto. 561 pages, index. The importance of this second edition is it contains new information about the gunsmiths and illustrations not available in the earlier edition. The 18th Century Rococo designs are shown with the extensive use of C-scrolls, S-Scrolls, foliation and cross hatching. Articles on the Pannabecker… Read more
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(Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, 1994). Quarto. 511 pages, index.Illustrated throughout in color and in black and white. Houze was the former Curator of the Winchester Arms Company. Besides full access to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and the Olin Corporation, the author was able to consult with each major institution that had important records. Two major friends of… Read more
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Textbook of Automatic Pistols

by Wilson, R.K. And I.V. Hogg

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London and Pennsylvania; (1975): Arms and Armour Press/Stackpole Books. Octavo. 378pp., illustrated. This detailed history of the development of the automatic pistol is recognized as the standard study of the subject. There is an extensive chapter on ammunition, giving details of performances and velocities and the problems associated with the compatibility of various rounds with specific mechanisms. This edition… Read more
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London: Printed for the Trustees By William Clowes, 1962. Octavo. In two volumes. The Wallace Collection which was initially formed by Richard, fourth Marques of Hertford (1800-1870) was vastly increased by his son Sir Richard Wallace (1818-1890). While some are traced to much earlier family members, it was the later members who made this the great collection… Read more
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image of The Kentucky Rifle: A Study of the Origin and Development of a Purely American type of Firearm, Together with Accurate historical Data Concerning Early Colonial Gunsmiths, and Profusely Illustrated with Photographic Reproduction of Their Finest Work

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Washingon, DC: National Rifle Association, 1924. First Edition. Quarto. 124 pages of text, 126 pages of glossy Black and White images of the rifles as well as tools used in their production, early advertisements, etc. The extensive photographs of the variations of the Kentucky rifle are the reason this work has never been superseded. Laid in is a… Read more
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image of Ordnance Notes, No. 173: Machine Guns; Their Status in Warfare;  198 Machine Guns and How to Use Them; 323 Machine Guns

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Washington, D.C.1882 and 1883: Ordance Office, War Department. Quarto. Together three items. No. 173- 22pp.; No. 198- 11(1)pp. and No. 323-23pp. and 3 folding plates at rear. The invention of the machine gun clearly would be a weapon that could revolutionize warfare. These issues are drawn from the Army's examination of the various weapons for use in… Read more
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1 typed letter signed from Ellis Christian Lenz (whose book Muzzle Flashes became a classic). This letter is a follow up on Jim Carmichael's artilce on cast bullet loads for the larger cartridge case. He writes: Dear Neal, I am doing an artilce ..on a muzzle loading rifle and pistol of unconventional design. The usual external hammer… Read more
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Huntington, West Virginia; (1944): Standard Publications. First Edition. Large Octavo. 823 pages, index. hundreds of illustrations by the author. One of finest books on the subject. For the serious collector of gun books this was the first great illustrated edition that also covered even minor phases of firearms development. Besides providing a pedigree for modern firearms, he has provided… Read more
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Harrman, TN; (1966): Pioneer Press. Octavo. 128pp., inscribed by the author to Barry Goldwater, with Arizona Historical Foundation plate with gift of Goldwaters . This is the most complete and most practical guide to success as a collector of old guns. It offers the know-how and the do-how of successful collecting, It explains the history and the meaning of… Read more
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image of The Black Rifle; M 16 Retrospective (2 Volume set)  Vol. I By R Blake Stevens; Edward Clinton Ezell; Vol. 2 By Christopher R. Bartocci;

The Black Rifle; M 16 Retrospective (2 Volume set) Vol. I By R Blake Stevens; Edward Clinton Ezell; Vol. 2 By Christopher R. Bartocci;

by Ezell, Edward Clinton, and Christopher R. Barocci; with R. Blake Stevens

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2004
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Cobour, Ontario, Canada: Collector Grade Publications, 2004. Quarto. Vol. I. 400 pages; Index, bibliographic references, p. 393-400. Vol. II, 375 pages. Volume I is a beautiful later printing originally published in 1987 edition while Volume II is the first edition, second printing. These books are from a series of books published between 1979 and 2004. They comprise the most… Read more
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London: W.H. Allen, 1884. Octavo. viii, 136pp. illustrated by the author with 6 plates of engravings. His long service in India involved both military and hunting adventures. Besides his engraving of an Indian camp and one of quail hunting in India, there are four showing rifles with detailed information. In addition, there are in text notes on specific use… Read more
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Arms and Equipment of the Civil War

by Coggins, Jack

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1962
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New York: Doubleday and Co, 1962. First Edition. Quarto. 160pp., A lavishly illustrated guide to the weapons and equipment used by the Blue and Gray. This is a book of how and with what. The why, where and when of the War have been amply discussed before. Knowledge of the weapons and equipment used in the War sheds new… Read more
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Remington "America's Oldest gunmaker"

by Marcot, Roy; James W. Bequette; Joel J. Hitchcroft

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Published
1998
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Peoria, Illinois: Primedia, 1998. 0blong Quarto. vii, 312 pages; illustrations (chiefly color); bibliography; chart, facsimiles, portraits. Still in original shrinkwrap this is a pristine, unopened copy. The volume has details found nowhere else. The periods cover are: Arthur W. Wheaton, the Early Years, 1816-1855, The E. Remington & sons, 1956-1865, than the period after the… Read more
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Fine Colts, the Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection

by Wilson, R.l.

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Np; (1999): Republic Publishing Co., Inc. First Edition. Quarto. Limited edition with limitation page laid in and signed by Joseph A. Murphy and R.L. Wilson. This is copy #1689 of 3000 copies. 248pp., The Dr. Murphy collection is the finest comprehensive group of percussion Colt firearms ever assembled. The author features presentation examples, engravings by several craftsmen, and combination… Read more
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Lausanne, 1972. Hardcover. Near Fine. Quarto. 254p. While often shooting matches are often seen in terms of the Olmpics, the Swiss have held such events for centuries and the first engraved are from the early 1600's. The metals were struck in various metals with size and metal noted here. The book also adds… Read more
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Modern American Pistols and Revolvers

by Gould, A.C. ("Ralph Greenwood.")

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Published
1894
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Boston & New York: Bradlee Whildden, 1894. Octavo. A new edition. An account of the development of pistols and revolvers in America; description of the varieties manufactured; manner of shooting them work accomplished with these arms; departments of pistol and revolver shooting; impressions formed by studying these arms; and rules governing pistol and revolver competitions. Illustrated, 222pp., (10)pages of… Read more
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Np. (1957): Fadco Publishing Co. First Edition. Octavo. Twelve chapters list 130 variations of the commonest of all of Colt's revolvers with serial numbers and various specifications to tell which gun a collector had or learn how to locate a rarity. 150pp., bound in yellow pictorial cloth depicting two crossed guns in brown, spine lettering brown previous owner's… Read more
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Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich

by Johnson, Major Thomas M.

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Columbia, S. Carolina; 1975 & 1976: Privately By the Author. First Editions. Quarto. In two volumes, 343, 352pp., illustrated,. This work has been compiled to serve as a useful and authoritative reference on the blades of Nazi Germany and can be used by the beginner or seasoned collector. Bound in beige cloth lettered in red, slight bumping of a… Read more
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The M1903 Springfield Rifle and Its Variations

by Poyer, Joe;Furler, Ed

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2001
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North Cape Publications, 2001. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 440p. The definitive work on the M1903 with many photographs (some in color).
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