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RUGER NO. 1 by J. D. Clayton, Editor John T. Amber

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A. H. FOX "THE FINEST GUN IN THE WORLD" by Michael McIntosh

  • Fine in VG Dust Jacket, green cloth binding, gold lettering on spine.
  • Publisher:Countrysport Press, Traverse City, Michigan, 1992 First trade edition
  • Illustrations: Full color and black & white photographs and line drawings.
  • Small edge tears in dustjacket, owtherwise sound clean and tight.
  • 390 pages w/index, plus one ad page.
  • 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches.
  • "In this, the definitive book on Fox, shotgunners of every interest, from bird hunter to advanced collector, will delight in the insight, the technical expertise, the remarkable breadth and depth of research, and the masterfully crafted prose that is the McIntosh trademark."
  • "But he is best remembered as a gunmaker who created an American classic and named it "The Finest Gun in the World."
  • Item No: GWEB 2B Price: $225.00


THE PLAINS RIFLE, by Charles E.Hanson, Jr.

  • Very Good in VG Dust Jacket Peach simulated leather with gold lettering and gold musket on front cover.
  • Publisher:The Stackpole Company, Harrisburg, PA. (1960) first edition
  • Illustrations Black and white photographs of rifles
  • Some light foxing to flyleaves, edges and endpapers, otherwise sound clean and tight.
  • 171 pages w/index
  • 9 x 11 1/4 inches.
  • "There is romance in the knowledge that our country was built by men with guns in their hands. From Buncker Hill to the Little Big Horn the men who created the idea of our land and made it a reality were fighters and adventurers. They were men who would face any odds as long as they had a gun upon which to rely."
  • "In the fur-trade days, a first class trapper's rifle was a Hawken; and it was generally referred to then as a "mountain rifle".
  • Item No: Hanson23 Price: $70.00

 



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THE PROBLEM FOX by Alexander Sturm

  • Very Good No Dust Jacket, Russet decorated cloth covered boards.
  • Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1941 First Edition, Fourth Printing, Nov. 1941
  • Illustrations in black and white by Alexander Sturm
  • Slight wear to head of spine
  • (77) pages
  • copyright 1941 by Alexander Sturm
  • "Not a page could be improved." THOMAS CRAVEN
  • "His interest in heraldry led Sturm to design the company trademark, a heraldic falcon with outspread wings, which is now popularly referred to as the "Ruger Eagle".Edward Rockstroh
  • Item No: Fweb 3 Price: $310.00

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FROM AMBUSH TO ZIG-ZAG Alexander Sturm

  • Very Good, no Dust Jacket, Light brown decorated buckram boards
  • Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1942 First Edition
  • Softly Colored Illustrations by Alexander Sturm
  • 1/2 inch wear spot to lower edge of spine, upper spine worn, burlap covering separated 1 1/4", upper front spine.
  • (55) pages
  • Copyright 1942 by Alexander Sturm, Stated First Edition
  • "The Scribner Authors Archive Files at Princeton reveal that 4,825 sheets were printed, but only 3,000 copies were originally bound. The plates were melted on September 24, 1948, and the remaining 1,825 copies were destroyed on October 27, 1948: Edward Rockstroh, Ruger Collectors' Association Journal Vol 12, No.4(Which leaves a very limited edition of 1175 copies)
  • Item No: Gweb 4 Price: $495.00

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BULLARD ARMS by G. Scott Jamieson


  • Fine in Fine Dust Jacket, Grey cloth covered boards, Silver lettering
  • The Boston Mills Press cy 1988 G. Scott Jamieson
  • Profusely Illustrated with photographs, line drawings, and copies of catalog pages
  • 11 6/16" X 8 3/4"
  • 245 pages w/index
  • ISBN 0-919783-65-1
  • "Bullard Arms by G. Scott Jamieson is the story of a mechanical genius whose rifles and cartridges were the equal of any made in America in the 1880's, yet little of substance has been written about James H. Bullard or his arms."
  • "..in detail the large frame repeaters, the small frame repeaters, the solid frame single-shot rifles, the detachable-interchangeable barrel model single-shots and lastly the very rare-military and experimental models."
  • Item No: G 12 Price: $65.00

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DUTCH FIREARMS by Arne Hoff, Edited by Walter Stryker

  • Fine in fine Dust Jacket, Dark green cloth covered boards, gold embossed on front cover, and gold lettering on spine.
  • Sotheby Parke Bernet, copyright 1978 Walter A. Stryker and Arne Hoff, First published 1978 for Sotheby Parke Benet Publications
  • 16 full color photographs, and numerous black & white illustrations throughout text.
  • 11 5/16" X 8 3/4"
  • 252 pages w/index and bibliography
  • ISBN 0 85667 041 3
  • "This book fully describes the many types of Dutch Firearms and gives details of their various characteristics from the 14th century up to the 19th century and the end of the flintlock era."
  • "Though not strictly speaking firearms, Dutch 17th- and 18th-century airguns ae included since they play and important part in the early development of pneumatic arms."
  • Item No: G13 Price: $145.00



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SMITH & WESSON HAND GUNS by Roy C. McHenry & Walter F. Roper

  • Very Good no dustjacket, red cloth covered boards, gold lettering & insignia.
  • Standard Publications, Inc. copyright 1945 published 1947
  • Black & white portraits of Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson, pp 138-180 B&W Illustrations of various model guns.
  • Some small discloration spots on front cover, barely noticable, light wear.
  • 233 pages w/index
  • No Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number, No ISBN number
  • "Walter F. Roper laid the foundation of the book with data covering the period from 1857 to 1920. This appears in the appendix and was collected by him while employed by Smith & Wesson. He also wrote the final chapter of the text."
  • "Smith & Wesson supplied the data in the appendix, covering the period from 1920 down to date and Roy C. McHenry wrote the remainder of the text."
  • Item No: G113 Price: $100.00



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THE SPRINGFIELD 1903 RIFLES by Lt. Col. William S. Brophy, USAR, Ret.


  • Very Good No Dust Jacket, Red cloth covered boards, with embossed rifle on cover and gold lettering.
  • Stackpole Books Publisher, second printing 1988
  • Profusely Illustrated with black & white photographs, and Bill Mauldin drawing of Willie with the 03 Springfield.
  • 11 1/4" X 8 3/4", upper corners slightly bumped.
  • 616 pages w/index
  • ISBN 0-8117-0872-1
  • "It is the desire of the writer that this book spur a new generation of collectors into recognizing that the Model 1903 Springfield rifle was successfully used in battle, on the target range, and for many other special purposes."
  • Page 237 includes a picture of "President Theodore Roosevelt with his Model 1903 rifle serial number 6000 while on a hunting trip in Colorado in April, 1905. (NPS)"
  • Item No: G20 Price: $145.00
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U.S. MARTIAL AND SEMI-MARTIAL SINGLE-SHOT PISTOLS by Charles Edward Chapel

  • Fine in VG Dust Jacket, blue cloth covered boards, gold pistol decoration on cover, and gold lettering on spine.
  • Coward-McCann, Inc., New York, 1962 First Edition, Reviewer's copy.
  • Numerous meticulously wrought drawings throughout the text.
  • Release date on flyleaf, upper spine slightly bumped, reviewer's slip laid in. 8 11/16" x 5 14/16"
  • 386 pages w/index
  • Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 62-7358
  • "All the single-shot U. S. martial and semi-martial flintlock, percussion, and cartridge pistols, as well as all their variations in model and design - a total of 150 handguns - are carefully examined and identified."
  • "....this book also affords a panoramic view..of one aspect of American military history from the War of the Revolution through the Mexican War. There are, in addition, glimpses of the Civil War and the Indian Wars that followed."
  • Item No: Gweb 5 Price: $40.00
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AIR RIFLE HUNTING by John Darling

  • Fine in VG Dust Jacket dark green cloth with gold lettering
  • Publisher:The Crowood Press cy 1988 this impression 1997 printed in Great Britain
  • Numerous black and white photographic illustrations incoporated in the text.
  • Slight tear in front upper corner of dust jacket
  • 160 pages w/index
  • 7 6/8 x 10 inches
  • "A captivating and hhighly informative guide to the techniques of ebing effective as a hunter with a modern precicion air rifle in today's countryside"
  • John Darling is known to all air gun enthusiasts through his regular column "The Hunter" in AIR GUNNER magazine
  • Item No: GWEB6 Price: $48.00


THE ACCURATE RIFLE by Warren Page

  • Very Good in VG Dust Jacket Bright blue simulated cloth with silver lettering
  • Publisher:Winchester Press, NY cy 1973
  • Numerous black and white photographic illustrations incoporated in the text.
  • Slight wear to upper and lower extremities
  • 238 pages w/index
  • 6 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches
  • "How to get maximum performance from your rifle and yourself in the field or on the line."
  • The topics include the best methods of shooting from a bench rest; the most accurate sights and scopes and how to use them; the effects of wind and mirage, and how to turn them to your advantage; the effect of recoil; the most accurate cartridges; the secrets of proper bedding; how to select barrels and stocks; how to clean an accuracy rifle properly; trouble shoothing- everything that Page's years at the top of the shooting world have taught him."
  • Item No: GWEB8 Price: $65.00


REMINGTON ARMS In American History by Alden Hatch

  • Fine in VG Dust Jacket Brown paper covered boards, yellow backstrip, embossed rifles, gilt lettering on cover, black label, and gold lettering and rifle on backstrip
  • Publisher:Rinehart & Company, Inc. New York Toronto, copyright 1956 by Remington Arms Company, Inc.
  • Numerous black and white photographic illustrations incorporated in the text.
  • Slight tear in front upper corner of dust jacket
  • 359 pages w/illustrated appendix of all Remington rifles, shotguns, and handguns- ballistics tables.
  • 7 6/8 x 10 inches
  • "The first handmade gun was laboriously turned out by Eliphalet Remington in 1816, and today, the firm is a vast, diversified, industrial complex."
  • 'Includes warmly human pictures of the founding family and successive owners and managers, as well as views of the Remington barge on the Erie Canal, and other views of Ilion, New York"
  • Item No: GWEB9 Price: $48.00


LUGERS AT RANDOM by Charles Kenyon, Jr.

  • Very Good in VG Dust Jacket Red cloth with gilt lettering
  • Publisher: Handgun Press, Chicago, Illinois 60621, copyright 1969 First edition, first printing.
  • Illustrations: Over 400 Black and white photographs covering the Luger in all its variations, as well as holsters, and some gear.
  • Small chips, and some fading to dustjacket
  • 420 pages w/index
  • 11 1/8 inches wide x 8 7/8 inches tall
  • "As implied by the title of the book, the written presentation is somewhat "random" and might be characterized as "shop talk."
  • Contents include prototype lugers, contract lugers, German military lugers, Waffenfabrik Bern production, and Simson & Co. production as well as Mauser and Simson reworks of the early Nazi era......
  • Item No: GWEB11 Price: $125.00


FIRST ANNUAL EDITION HANDLOADER'S DIGEST, ED. John T. Amber

  • Very Good, No Dust Jacket, Printed paper wraps, yellow white and grey with black accents and background.
  • Publisher:The Gun Digest Company, Chicago 24, Illinois, copyright 1962
  • Illustrations: B&W and Color photographs line drawings and tables. Great illustrated ads!
  • markings or defects: light wear and some soiling.
  • 224 pages w/index
  • Large trade paperback 8 1/2 x 11 inches
  • New Tables, Charts, Loads! All Tools, Presses and Accessories Fully Described! Latest Prices! Fully Illustrated!
  • Plus.. Informative, Original Articles by Leading Handloading Experts! The Encyclopedia For Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun Reloaders
  • Item No: HL1 Price: $22.00


2ND ANNIVERSARY 1964 DE LUXE EDITION HANDLOADER'S DIGEST ed. by John T. Amber

  • Very Good, No Dust Jacket, printed paper wraps, red, black and brown, with white accents
  • Publisher: The Gun Digest Company, Chicago, Illinois 60624 copyright 1964
  • Illustrations: B&W and Color photographs line drawings and tables. Great illustrated ads!
  • markings or defects:front inner hinge is cracking, light foxing inside front cover
  • 224 pages w/index
  • Large trade paperback 8 1/2 x 11 inches
  • 6 pages of Remington Ammunition Components and price list.
  • Section on the Tools and accessories for bullet casting. The encyclopedia for rifle, pistol and shotgun reloaders
  • Item No: HL2Price: $22.00


3RD ANNIVERSARY DE LUXE EDITION HANDLOADER'S DIGEST ed. by John T. Amber

  • Very Good, No Dust Jacket, Printed paper wraps, white with red purple green brown and black lettering.
  • Publisher: The Gun Digest Company, Chicago, Illinois 60624 copyright 1966
  • Illustrations: Black & white photos, tables and drawings.
  • markings or defects: some soil on white cover, backstrip cracked.
  • 256 pages w/index
  • Large trade paperback 8 1/2 x 11 inches..
  • Contains a section onf "Feeding the Wildcat" dealing with reloading wildcat cartridges. Also "Bunk About Buckshot"
  • "New Powders for Rifle, Handgun and Shotshell. The encyclopedia for Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun Reloaders. Each feature is a selected choice for beginners as well as "old pros" by a famous handloading and shooting expert."
  • Item No:HL3Price: $22.00


FIREARMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY By Charles Winthrop Sawyer

  • Very Good No Dust Jacket, Burgendy cloth covered boards, gold lettering cover and spine. 1910
  • Publisher: Published by the author, Boston.
  • Illustrations: 27 pages of black and white photographs of gums and frontice of home, from 1600 to 1800
  • Light shelf wear lower edge, some to upper spine, corners lightly bumped, some light spotting to a few pages.
  • 237 pages w/index, 5 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches.
  • "As the Indian's natural weapon was better than the matchlock gun, it is to be supposed that the Indian would hold the gun in contempt, but the contrary is true. Its pyrotechnic qualities savored to him of magic, and made him covetous of it. The Virginia and the Massachusetts records both state that by 1628 the Indians were well supplied with firearms, including pistols and bullet molds."
  • "Descriptions and illustrations of firearms of the colonial period. See also the Firearms of the Revolutionary period, since it is impossible to separate all of the flint firearms into two entirely distinct classes."
  • Item No: Gweb13 Price: $45.00


THE LEE-ENFIELD RIFLE by Major E. G. B. Reynolds

  • Very Good in Good Dust Jacket, red cloth binding gold lettering on spine.
  • Publisher: Herbert Jenkins, London, third impression, 1967
  • Illustrations: Black and white photos and line drawings throughout the text.
  • Lower extremities show shelf wear, dust jacket has chips and tears along upper edge.
  • 224 pages w/index
  • 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches.
  • "Major Reynolds has enjoyed access to War Office and Ministry of Supply records. The result is a work of unchallengeable authority on the Lee-Enfield rifle at every stage of its history and development."
  • "With meticulous care the author gives the full facts and figures of each change in design and every major and minor modification---"
  • Item No: GWEB 14 Price: $135.00


THE WORLD OF BERETTA by R. L. Wilson

An International Legend
  • Fine in VG Dust Jacket, brown cloth covered boards; R. L. W.embossed on front panel; title, author and publisher in gold on spine.
  • Publisher: Random House, N.Y.2000 First Edition, no remainder marks, unclipped dustjacket
  • Illustrations: Color photography by Peter Beard and Mauro Pezzotta
  • One small tear upper left corner of jacket, all else is fine.
  • 370 pages w/index plus one page of photos of shoots in progress, and one page about the author.
  • 11 1/4 x 8 14/16 inches.
  • "The oldest industrial firm and the oldest gunmaker in the world, Fabbrica D'Armi Pietro Beretta, S.p.A., launches its 175th anniversary with the publication of this lavish history and clelebration of a unique world of fine guns."
  • "Beretta shooters dominate national, international, and Olympic shotgun competitions, and are a commanding factor in the rapidly developing world of sporting clays."
  • Item No: GWEB15 Price: $65.00


THE PENNSYLVANIA KENTUCKY RIFLE by Henry J. Kauffman

  • Very Good in VG Dust Jacket, brick colored cloth, black lettering.
  • Publisher: Bonanza, cy 1959 3rd printing.
  • Illustrations: Numerous black and white photos and drawings plus copies of photos from early newspaper ads..
  • Dust jacket has a few small tears on upper spine, and some shelf wear, otherwise all is sound clean and tight.
  • 374 pages w/index
  • 8 3/4 X 11 1/4 inches.
  • Chapters include "The Rifle in Europe, The Rifle In Pennsylvania, County Characterists, Other Guns, Locks of Pennsylvania Rifles,
  • Accoutrements, The Gunsmith, Biographies, Glossary, Bibliography and Index." There is a good section on the Gunsmiths in PA making these guns.
  • Item No: Gweb16 Price: $25.00


EARLY PERCUSSION FIREARMS by Lewis Winant

  • Very Good in VG Dust Jacket, red cloth binding with black lettering, and black lock outlined on front board.
  • Publisher:Bonanza Books, NY, cy 1959, first edition.
  • Illustrations:Numerous black and white photographs.
  • Small chips and shelf wear on jacket, book is fine, sound clean and tight.
  • 292 pages w/index
  • 6 6/8 x 9 1/2 inches.
  • "In this fascinating and definitive book, filled with gun lore and history, the author begins with the amateur scientist-clergyman Alexandetr Forsyth, who was the first person to conceive the idea of igniting gunpowder by means of striking a priming fulminate mixture."
  • "Over 230 illustrations of percussion firearms, parts, patents and cartridges from some of the finest collecetions here and abroad are pictured in this comprehensive study."
  • Item No: GWEB 17 Price: $25.00


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