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Modern Gunsmith

By Howe, James Virgil




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The Modern Gunsmith: a Guide for the Amateur and Professional Gunsmith in the Design and Construction of Firearms, with Practical Suggestions for All Who Like Guns, Volumes I & II

James Virgil Howe

New York and London: Literary Digest books/Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1934. Deluxe Edition, navy blue leather, ribbed spines, titles and art deco design stamped in gilt on spine, boards blind ruled, all edges gilt, blue endpapers. A beautiful set and quite rare in this binding, the ultimate in gunsmithing books.Volume I signed by the author "With the best/wishes of the author/ J.V. Howe/1934". Former owner's name stamp in both volumes otherwise unmarked. Both volumes are in like condition which is very close to fine, with no significant flaws. James Virgil Howe is the "Howe" of the famed Griffin and Howe firearms. Photos on request.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket [as issued].

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The Modern Gunsmith -- 2 Volumes

Howe, James Virgil

Funk & Wagnalls Company. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1941. Hardcover. Dustjackets on both volumes are tattered and torn. Boards edge worn. ; 10.25" tall .

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The Modern Gunsmith [with] The Modern Gunsmith Supplement. Together 3 volumes.

Howe, James Virgil.

Funk & Wagnalls, 1941. First editions, first printings. All three volumes near fine. Dust jacket one vol. 1 with one inch by three inch piece missing from upper rear panel along with a three inch closed tear. Dust jacket on vol.2 with neatly closed split most of the way down front panel and two inch piece missing from rear panel. Dust jacket on Supplement with one by three inch piece from upper front panel and double jagged closed tear one-half way down front panel. All in mylar cover. B&W photos and drawings.

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The Modern Gunsmith: A Guide for the Amateur and Professional Gunsmith in the Design and Construction of Firearms, with Practical Suggestions for All Who Like Guns. 2 volume set

Howe, James Virgil

Funk & Wagnalls Company. Howe, James Virgil. The Modern Gunsmith: A Guide for the Amateur and Professional Gunsmith in the Design and Construction of Firearms, with Practical Suggestions for All Who Like Guns. 2 volume set. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1934. First edition. xvii, 424, xiv, 424pp. Illustrated. Glossary. 4to. Signed by author. Book condition: Very good with lightly rubbed corners and spines have gently bumped ends with light chipping to metallic finish, a few black marks, and volume one has two creases to head of spine. Endsheets are yellow at edges and front free endsheets have contemporary gift inscriptions . Front free endsheet of volume one has a non-personalized inscription by author. . Very Good. 1934.

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The Modern Gunsmith; A Guide for the Amateur and Professional Gunsmith in the Design and Construction of Firearms, with Practical Suggestions for All Who Like Guns

Howe, James Virgil

New York: Funk & Wagnells, 1934. First Edition / First Printing. Half black cloth with black textured boards. Titling in silver on spine with geometric design on cover. Very good/Worn slipcase has done its duty protecting these books.. INSCRIBED "With the best wishes of the author / J. V. Howe 1934" on blank title page with owners name in his own hand (George G. David). 8' x 10.5", Vol. 1 pp. xvii 3-414, Vol. 2 pp. xiv, 3-424, profusely illustrated with B&W photos, charts and illustrations. Light spotting on end papers, wave to glossy paper, Vol. 2 has faint tide mark at bottom right corner of first third. Insignificant wear to bottom edge of front cover. This is an indispensable resource for the amateur gun owner who has the aptitude and motivation to apply their mechanical ability to this universal hobby. "The proper finish applied to the wood of a gun stock causes the realization the exterior appearance constitutes the beauty of a gun." (p 165).

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The Modern Gunsmith: A Guide For The Amateur And Professional Gunsmith in the Design and Construction of Firearms, with Practical Suggestions for all Who like Guns

Howe, James Virgil

NY: Funk & Wagnalls. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket; Volume 1 has 1/4" nick in d. . J, bottom fore-edge of paper has small stain. Volume 2 has been shallowly . chewed for 4" on rear fore-edge which has been mended on the d.j. . A very attractive set.. [c1941]. Hardcover. 4to; Two volumes, 4to, xvii, 424, xiv, 424, 62p., illustrated, index. **Riling 2407. .

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The Modern Gunsmith: Volumes I and II

James Virgil Howe

New York and London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1941. A guide for the amateur and professional Gunsmith in the design and construction of firearms, with practical suggestions for all who like guns. Nicely matched set, clean and unmarked, solid binding, books would be graded fine if not for some foxing to the edges of the text blocks and a slightly musty smell. Dust jackets are in new protective mylar sleeves. Dust jackets have some edge wear, a few short closed tears, spine panels have some material loss mainly on vol. II. Photos on request.. Revised Edition with Supplement . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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The Modern Gunsmith - 2 volumes with Suppliment

Howe, James Virgil

Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1954. hardback. Very Good condition in about very good dust jackets with with a bit of edgewear and a chip on the rear of volume 2

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The Modern Gunsmith

James Virgil HOWE

U.S.A.: Funk & Wagnalls Company. Reprint 1944. Slight cover wear. Both volumes have light soiling to edges, great bindings and unmarked interiors. Both have good dust jackets with some edge wear and toning, put in protective mylar covers. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1941.

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The Modern Gunsmith

HOWE, James Virgil

Funk & Wagnalls Company. Collectible - Good. NY: Funk & Wagnalls 1941. 2 volume set. Reprints. Hardcovers 4to 424 pgs vol 1, 424 pgs vol 2 + 62 pg supplement at rear of vol 2. B/w frontis, plates and illustrations in each. Good in fair dust jackets, no slipcase. Light wear to corners and spine ends. Foxing to front endpaper of vol 1 from orig receipt laid in. Interiors have light musty odor. Contents clean and binding sound. Jackets edgeworn, torn and toned. Waterstain to rear panel of vol 1 jacket. Inquire if you need further information.

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The Modern Gunsmith (2 Vols.)

Howe, James Virgil

New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1946. Original gray cloth spine and gray paper covered boards with silver lettering and ornamentation. Books have some wear at spine ends and corners, but overall quite good. Dust jackets chipped at spine ends with loss of paper, spines sunned. Vol. 2 of this edition includes a supplement giving developments down to 1941. Some waviness from damness and a small amount of staining on bottom edge of texts, but no mustiness. Said to be the most authoritative work ever written on gunsmithing and gun-making. Many photographs and drawings. . Reprint. Cloth Backed Paper Covered Bds. Good/No D.j.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Trade.

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The Modern Gunsmith; Volume II

James Virgil Howe

Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1954. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Ex-Library copy with typical library marks and stamps. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Modern Gunsmith : A Guide for the Amateur and Professional Gunsmith in the Design and Construction of Firearms : Revised Edition, Volume II with SUPPLEMENT

Howe, James Virgil

New York & London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1954. Volume 2 of the 1954 Revised Edition. Bound with the 1954 68-page SUPPLEMENT "Giving Latest Developments" -- updated to 1954. [NOTE: supplements issued with earlier printings have 62 or fewer pages]. Very Good condition in a Near Very Good dust jacket. The jacket has a few small chips and its spine is just a little sun-darkened. NOT price clipped. Previous owner's small ink stamp. Pages are clean and unmarked, but slightly wavy at the top margin (wavy in the margin only; text is not affected). NO underlining. NO highlighting. NO margin notes. Bound in the original black and white patterned boards with a black cloth spine stamped in shiny silver. Includes dust jacket. "The most comprehensive and elaborate compilation of data in the field to date." -- Riling 2407.. Revised Ediition [to 1954]. Hardcover. Very Good condition/Near Very Good dust jacket. xiv, 424pp. + 68pp. supplement.

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The modern gunsmith;: A guide for the amateur and professional gunsmith in the design and construction of firearms, with practical suggestions for all who like guns,

Howe, James Virgil

Funk & Wagnalls company, 1934. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.SIGNED by the author. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Volume 1 only. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Blind-stamp on front free endpaper. Light chipping at bottom edge of spine. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Modern Gunsmith: A Guide for the Amateur and Professional Gunsmith in the Design and Construction of Firearms, with Practical Suggestions for All Who Like Guns, Volume I

Howe, James Virgil

New York & London: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1954. Book. Good. Hardcover. Revised Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Original cloth hardcovers. Some shelf and handling wear. Edges of pages lightly toned. Otherwise clean, tight, and unmarked. Very neat -- a sound and handsome volume..

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