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Arms and Armor and Renaissance Furniture, Silver and Works of Art (Auction Catalog November 15, 1953)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries: 1953

Seller ID: 19235K

Condition: Very Good


Very nice, clean, tightly bound auction catalog. Orange cover and coated cream paper. Illustrated with black and white photos. Emphasis is on arms and armor. Major property owners include Alfred Marsden Scott, William G. Luke, and Ruzena & Emil Tunosvky. Includes firearms, edged weapons, armour (including full suits of) and crossbows. 267 lots. 51 pages. View more info

Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading Volume 2

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hornady Manufacturing: 2003

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 22036

Condition: NEW


Crisp, clean book with no defect. An update of a classic in the field -- Volume 2 only. Includes new powders, bullets and loads for 206 rifle and handgun cartridges. Volume 2 is essentially the ballistic tables used to implement what's covered in the first book. 1025 pages, plus additional blank pages designed for owner's notes. View more info

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Rock Island Auction Company Inaugural Firearms Auction of Our New Facility May 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2011 (Two Volume Set)

By: N/A

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Rock Island, Illinois, Rock Island Auction Company: 2011

Seller ID: 24664

Condition: Fine


Two crisp, beautiful, high quality auction catalogs spiral bound to lie flat. Printed on high quality paper and illustrated lavishly with color photographs. Much information also accompanies each item. Includes Marlin/Whitney-Kennedy; Winchester; deringers, Smith & Wesson; sporting rifles and knives; German/Japanese/European military; Colt; sporting pistols; Civil War arms; Sharps rifles; and U.S. Military/Indian War among many others, 660 collective pages. Unused absentee bid forms included. View more info

Shooting the Flintlock Rifle (Book No. 4 The Muzzle Loader's Little Library)

By: Ackerman, Major R.O.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Mt. Dora, Florida, The A.W. Peterson Gun Shop: 1976

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 16212B

Condition: Fine


Very scarce little booklet which has clearly never been used. Illustrated by the author with drawings of examples from the various school of muzzleloading rifles, as well as technical drawings of the mechnism, projectiles, and various types of flints. Text offers historical context, plus an explanation of the various types and instructions on the powder charge, patching, the ball, the flint, priming, firing and troubleshooting. 24 pages. Two like copies available. View more info

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Metallic Cartridge Conversions : The History of the Guns and Modern Reproductions

By: Adler, Dennis

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A., Krause Publications: 2003

Seller ID: 25957

ISBN: 0873493370

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean book marred only by a small crease to lower front corner. No names or writing. Dustjacket is likewise clean and shows no tears or chips, just a small bit of creasing at two top corners. Looks very handsome in brand new mylar and has not been price-clipped. Book measures 8-3/4" tall and 11" wide and has 208 pages. Pritned on coated paper and beautifully illustrated primarily in full color.Chapters cover the evolution of the revolver, the early development of the metallic cartridge, patent vs, patent, Remington cartridge conversions, the Thuer conversions and experiementa... View more info

Confederate Handguns; Concerning the Men Who Made Them and the Times of Their Use

By: Albaugh, William A. et al

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Bonanaza Books: 1963

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 20688

Condition: Very Good


Book itself is crisp and clean with no names or writing and no bumps or soil to light grey boards. Paper of jacket is uncommonly crisp with just a few small edgetears that practicall ydisappear in brand new mylar cover and small light stain to front at bottom third next to spine not affecting image. Oversized at 9"x11". Illustrated nicely throughout with instructive black and white photographs. Billed as the first book devote solely to Confederate revolvers and pistols. 250 pages. View more info

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The Parker Gun: An Immortal American Classic

By: Baer, Larry L

Price: $40.00

Publisher: U.S.A., The Gun Room Press: 1989

Edition: Second Printing Combined Editions V 1 &

Seller ID: 27756

ISBN: 0882270222

Condition: Fine


Crisp clean book gently kept by previous owner -- no names or writing. There's a small spot of wear to the top corner next to spine of dustjacket and two errant marks to back of jacket, but no tears or chips -- beautiful inside and out. Light blue boards are pristine as are pages which are printed on quality coated paper. Beautifully illustrated with black and white photos and also some in color (see photos). Covers the history orf the Charles Parker company the Hammer Gun and others; grades varieties and identifications; dedicated collectors and Parker guns of special interest; buying and c... View more info

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Black Powder Cartridge Rifles Magazine 1983 (Four Consecutive Issues)

By: Baird, John (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Big Timber, Montana, The Buckskin Press: 1983

Seller ID: 25064

Condition: Very Good


Four out of six issues of this out-of-print magazines, all in clean condtition. Published by John Baird who also published the more widely circulated Buckskin Report. These are much less common. Issues include Jan,/Feb.; March/April; May/June and July/August. Among the topics are these:the Burgess Rifle, gallery loads for the forty-five-seventy; the emotions of the hunter; Winchester black powder shotguns; two hundred yard sharpshooting; shooting paper patched bullets; the Remignton Rolling Block and cast bullets, black powder, and accuracy. Four issues each also available from 1980 and 1981... View more info

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Optics for the Hunter

By: Barsness, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Long Beach, California, Safari Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27876

ISBN: 1571571566

Condition: Fine


Crisp, as new book with no defect of note. No names or writing, no tears or chips, no price-clip, and looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Book is illustrated with charts and large black and white photographs. The mission of this book is to instruct hunters before they spend too much money for an inferior optic. Text is divided into three parts: telescopic sights, binocular and scoping sights, and high tech and the past. Book measures 6-1/4" x 9-1/4" and has 255 pages. View more info

Digest of Cartridges for Small Arms Patented in the United States, England and France

By: Bartlett, W.A.; Gallatin, D.B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Museum Restoration Service: 1977

Seller ID: 23027

ISBN: 0919316697

Condition: Very Good


Very clean reprint softcover of a book originally published in 1878. Illustrated with numerous drawings which correspond to listings of makers and descriptions. Book is clean with just some light toning to edges of front cover. Measures 8"x11". Unpaginated. View more info

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Luger Holsters and Accessories of the 20th Century

By: Bender, Eugene J.

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Dallas, Texas, Taylor Publishing: 1992

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 23716

Condition: Fine


Book is crisp and clean inside and out with no names or writing other than the author's SIGNATURE which he signed on the acetate overlay in fornt of the title page (see photo). The book appears unread with white pages and page esges, no tears or chips, no bumps to boards, and book will arrive in a brand new mylar cover to keep it nice. The book is printed on quality coatred paper and there are many pohotographs of items from around the world. Te book measures 9" x 11-1.2" and has 640 pages. View more info

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The P.38 Pistol: The Walther Pistols 1930-1945 Volume One

By: Buxton, Warren H.

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Los Alamos, New Mexico, UCross Books: 1999

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 28264

Condition: Fijne


Highly decorated face board with bright gold gun image between glt printing. Very handsome against dark brown textured cloth. Book is oversized at 8-3/4" x 11-1/2" and has 328 pages printed on quality coated paper. Book is veyr clean with no names or writing and no dogears or bumps to boards. Pages and page edges are snow white. Illustrated with enormous black and white photographs which show all the details. This is VOLUME ONE only. View more info

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Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia (One Vol. A-Z)

By: Cochran, Keith

Price: $60.00

Publisher: U.S.A., K. Cochran: 1986

Seller ID: 27889

ISBN: 0936259035

Condition: Fine


Book itself is in excellent condition. Pristine pages and page edges, handsome brown boads with bright gilt and no names or writing. Dustjacket shows no tears or chips, but does show a few small stains to plain brown back and a fainy shadow at front from a price sticker (see photos). Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Book is a stand-alone volume which covers topics from A to Z. It measures 8-1/2" x 10-1/4" and has 434 pages. Handomely illsutrated with black and white photographs throughout. View more info

M1 Carbine; A Revolution in Gun Stocking

By: Cook, Grafton H. & Barbara W.

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Lincoln, Rhode Island, Andrew Mowbray Inc.: 2001

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 22022

ISBN: 1931464006

Condition: NEW


Crisp, BRAND NEW book. Small bump to lower front edge from having been packed too tightly. Otherwise pristine. A different look at the M1 carbine -- its development, contracting history and production process, as well as a look at the machinery used to make military stocks during WWII. Lavishly illustrated with 157 photos, many of which are rare. Also contains 200 short bios of people who who made the M1 plus technical info. 208 pages. Indexed. View more info

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Eli Whitney and the Whitney Armory

By: Cooper, Carolyn & Merrill Lindsay

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Whitneyville, Connecticut, Eli Whitney Museum: 1980

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 28263

ISBN: 0960366202

Condition: Fine


Very nice clean book with no bumps to boards and no names or writing. Only fault is a shadow from a small price sticker that fell off the upper right corner of the half title page. Book is bound in sturdy blue cloth with no print to spine -- just to face board. Book measures 6-1/4" x 9-1/2" and has 95 pages. Topics of chapters are these: Eli Whitney; How To Identify Eli Whitney Flintlock Muskets; Eli Whitney Jr.; New Haven -- Hub of the Arms Industry; The Heroic Age of Invention in New Haven; Simeon North, Patriarch of the United States Pistol Makers; Connecticut Manufacturing Companies Found... View more info

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The Thompson Submachine Gun

By: Cox, Roger A.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Athens, Georgia, Law Enforcement Ordnance Company: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28025

Condition: Very Good


Book itself is crisp and clean with no bumps to boards and no names or writing. The only fault is some light toning to endpapers front and back. The dustjacket is also very clean and has only one small tear to bottom edge of back cover. There is also a crease along the back lower edge and some wrinkling, also at back. (See photo). Over all, looks most attractive in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 9" x 11-1/4" -- pages are not numbered. Book is illsutrated throughout with black and white photographs and a few drawings. Covers every known model of the Thompson submachine gun and also tel... View more info

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The Luger Pistol (Pistole Parabellum) Its History and Development from 1893-1945. Monograth II The German Pistols 1904-1930

By: Datig, Fred A.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Culver City, California, Michael Zomber Company: 1990

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 28152

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean book, tightly bound with no names or writing. Book measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 88 pages. Only fault is a light crease to lower back corner. Book is illustrated throughout with black and whtie photographs and technical drawings. View more info

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Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893-1945 a Revised and Expanded Edition of Hand Cannons of Imperial Japan

By: Derby, Harry; Derby III, Harry L.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Schiffer Publishing: 2004

Edition: Rervised and Exapnded

Seller ID: 28197

ISBN: 0764317806

Condition: Fine


Book is crisp and clean with no defect. Appears to be new -- doubtful that it's been read. Will arrive in brand new mylar cover. This is the revised and expanded edition of "Hand Cannons of Imperial Japan" which debuted in 1981. Book measures 9" x 11-1/2" and has 384 pages. Illustrated throughout with both black and white and color photographs, technical drawings, charts, tables and diagrams. Fifteen chapters address many models, plus ammunition and foreign procurement. View more info

The Schmeisser Submachine Gun

By: Ellis, Chris; Chamberlain, Peter

Price: $17.95

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Parkgate Books Ltd.: 1999

Seller ID: 16881K

ISBN: 1902616383

Condition: Fine


Crisp, as new copy. Dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover. Part of the Classic Weapons Series. Has not been price-clipped. Illustrated with black and white photos and technical drawings. Monograph tracing the devlopment of the Schmeisser from the MP18 through to the MP38 and 49. Also covers other German automatic weapons such as copies of the British Sten and the MP43 an 44 assault rifles. Even featuers the MP44 Krummlauf designed to fire around corners. 64 pages. The 88 FlakPak from this series also available. View more info

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Experts on Guns and Shooting

By: G.T. Teasdell-Buckell

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Ashford Press Publishing: 1986

Edition: Reprint, 1986

Seller ID: 23612

ISBN: 0907069347

Condition: Fine Condition


Very handsome book reprinted from the 1900 original. The green boards are pristine as are the outer edges. The book is also tightly bound and has no names or writing. There is, however, a blank bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper. Topics include the evolution of shooting, schools for shooting, the formation of guns, gun sights, style, the shape of the stock, pigeon shooting, heat of gun barrels. cap testing, shutgun patterns, and hidden dangers in the field.. The second part of the text is about experienced shooters who share their techniques. Book is illustrated, measures 7" x 10" a... View more info