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MACHINE GUNS.  WORLD WAR 2 FACT FILES., Chamberlain, Peter and Gander, Terry.
1 Chamberlain, Peter and Gander, Terry. MACHINE GUNS. WORLD WAR 2 FACT FILES.
Arco, New York, 1974. 
64 pp, 10 3/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0668036087 Profusely illustrated in b&w. "Some military writers have described the machine gun as 'the supreme infantry weapon' and during World War 2 it certainly maintained its tactical role inherited from the battlefields of World War 1. Its importance to all the combatant armies cannot be over-estimated as it played the part of prime fire-power source of all the infantry units of every combatant. This Fact File sets out to describe the mach i n e g u n s u sed by all the warring nations involved in World War 2. Each machine gun is described and illustrated along with its data. All the machine guns used are mentioned including World War 1 veterans such as the German MG08 and the Bri ti sh . 3 03 " Vi ck e rs , and going right up to the famous German MG42. The coverage includes such items as the Indian Army's Vickers-Berthier, the Japanese Nambu series, the Russian M1910, and the Czech ZB26. Also included are the numerous lig ht mac hin e gun s suc h a s the Bren and American Johnson. The largest calibre covered is 15 mm with heavier guns being covered in other Fact Files." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight wi th no o ther o wner sh ip m arks . Ext erior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one small corner crease, some light delamination on front hinge. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AN INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL WAR SMALL ARMS., Coates, Earl J. and Thomas, Dean S.
2 Coates, Earl J. and Thomas, Dean S. AN INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL WAR SMALL ARMS.
Thomas Publications, Gettysburg, PA, 1990. 
96 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0939631253 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs - including many vintage portraits showing the arms and their owners. Contents: Introduction; Springfield Armory; Parts of a Rifle Musket; Mu skets; Rifle Muskets; Rifles; Breechloading Rifles; Carbines; Revolvers; Accoutrements; Ammunition; Appendages; Bayonets; Ignition; Loading and Firing; Glossary; Appendices - Federal and Northern State Arsenals; Confederate Arsenals, Depots a n d L a b o ratories; Small Arms Usage by Regiments; Bibliography and Suggested Reading. Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny piece missing f r om b ot t om o f sp ine, tiny tear (glued) at top of spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RED STARS OVER EUROPE.  CONCORD COLOR SERIES 3003., Fulber, Marcus.
3 Fulber, Marcus. RED STARS OVER EUROPE. CONCORD COLOR SERIES 3003.
Hong Kong Concord 1993 9623617097 / 9789623617093 Soft Cover Very Good 
64 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; Airfields of the 4th Air Army; Airfields of the 16th Air Army; Su-17 Fitter; Su-24 Fencer; Su-25 Frogfoot; Su-27 Flanker; L-39 Albatros; MiG-23 Flogger; MiG-27 Flogger; MiG-25 Foxbat; MiG-29 Fulcrum; Mi-6 Hook; Mi-8/9/17 Hip; An-2 Colt; An-22 Cock; An-26 Curl; IL-76 Candid. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one very small corner crease tiny dint at top fore-edge of text block and rear cover, small area of laminate missing on rear cover due to sticker removal. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HANDGUN DIGEST., Grennell, Dean A.  (Wiley Clapp, J.D. Jones, Chuck Karwan, Tom Ferguson, Claud S. Hamilton, Jack Mitchell, Dave Corbin, Roger Combs, William F. Vanderpool, Joe Wright.)
4 Grennell, Dean A. (Wiley Clapp, J.D. Jones, Chuck Karwan, Tom Ferguson, Claud S. Hamilton, Jack Mitchell, Dave Corbin, Roger Combs, William F. Vanderpool, Joe Wright.) HANDGUN DIGEST.
DBI, Northbrook, IL, 1987. 
256 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0873490134 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Handguns - An Overview; Handgun Safety; Handguns in Competition; Handgun Big Game Hunting; Handgun Collecting; Handguns for Law Enforcement; Ance stry and Development of the Detective Special; The Glaser's a Hell-Raiser; Birth of a Wildcat (.45 Special); Handgun Cartridges; Homebrewed Handgun Ballistics; Basic Handgun Care and Maintenance; Handgun Bulletmaking; Reloading Handgun Ammuni t i o n ; H andgun Holsters; FBI Firearms Training; The Handgun Hunter's Contender; The Last ASP; Instructing Beginning Handgunners; Test-Firing Techniques and Equipment; I Can't Collect Handguns; Manufacturers Directory. Interior - slight brownin g to p ag es , o therwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, two small soft edge creases. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Hess, William N. FIGHTING MUSTANG: CHRONICLE OF THE P-51.
Champlin Fighter Museum, Mesa, Arizona, 1985, reprint. 
194 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0912173041 B&w photographs. Contents: The Colt; The Invader; AAF Mustangs in England; Eighth and Ninth AF Mustangs: D-day and Beyond; The Eighth and Ninth Vs. the German Jets; RAF and French Mustangs , Mediterranean Mustangs; China Chargers; Pacific Ponies; Postwar; Korea; The Mustang to Date; Appendices: Flying Evaluation of P-51 B and D; Table of Mustang Visual Statistics; Mustang Combat Units of World War II, U.S. Army Air Forces; Top A A f M u s tang Scorers - World War II; Mustang Aces in a Day; Mustang Pilots Credited with Two Jets; Victories Over Luftwaffe Jets; Mustangs with the RAF Marks, I, IA and II; Marks III and IV; Leading RAF Mustang Scorers; Leading RAF Mustang V-1 Sc or er s ; Fr en ch Air Force; Mustang Units in Korea; Mustang Aerial Victories in Korea; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, a few small soft creases on covers. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF THE GUN., Hogg, Ian V.
6 Hogg, Ian V. THE STORY OF THE GUN.
St. Martin's, New York, 1996. 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 031214895X Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "(T)races the evolution of firearms from the earliest medieval 'hand cannons' to the high technology weapons of today. From matchlock and flintlock to the caseless cartridge; from muzzle-loading to multiple-barreled machine guns; from powder and ball to the modern self-contained cartridge, every major milestone is discussed and illustrated. All t he key inventions that changed the face of warfare, and therefore of the world, are featured here and graphics used to demonstrate how they function. Every major inventor from Puckle and Ferguson, through Pauly, Colt, Mauser, Luger, Browning a n d G a rand has his place in this story and the importance of their contributions to history are highlighted." Small remainder mark on bottom of text block, tiny dint on bettom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling along top edge - m od er at e a t top edge of rear flap, tiny dint on front hinge, very light rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
CATALOG 16:  THE BEN AMES WILLIAMS COLLECTION., Jackson Arms, Antique and Collectors' Guns.
7 Jackson Arms, Antique and Collectors' Guns. CATALOG 16: THE BEN AMES WILLIAMS COLLECTION.
Jackson Arms, Dallas, Texas, n.d. 
Unpaginated, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs. A catalog of 699 items (guns and gun-related) including the collection of Ben Ames Williams which contained many Colt items. Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - heavy rubbing and moderate soiling, light wear at top/bottom of spine, thumbing soiling to fore-edge of textblock. Good reference copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 Keeble, K. Corey and Kucer, David. FROM THE KINGDOM OF LILLIPUT: THE MINIATURE FIREARMS OF DAVID KUCER and THE MAKING OF A MINIATURE.
Museum Restoration Service, (Alexandria Bay, N.Y., 1993). 
64 pp, oblong 16mo (6" H x 8 7/8" D), hard cover with pictorial cover - no dust jacket. B&w and color photographs. Bilingual text (English/French). In the first section of this book, Corey Keeble looks at the exquisite minatures of Colts, Smith & Wessons, Remingtons, Mausers, Lugers, etc. crafted by David Kucer and in the second section David himself talks about how he came to produce these gems and how he crafts them. Clean and bright. NF 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 King, L.; McGhie, E.; Thomson, A. Foreword by Jim Farrell. THE HAMILTON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, 1894-2004. AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Hamilton, Ontario Hamilton Golf and Country Club 2006 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
81 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D). B&w and colour photographs/reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; The Scottish Founders; The Aberdeen Avenue Years; Three National Champions; The Ancaster Course of Harry Colt; Notable Club Personalities; 1919: An International Match and the Canadian Open; Some Memorable Ladies' Events; The 1930 Open: Tommy Armour Defeats Leo Deigel; National Amateur Championships; Centennial Celebrations; The PGA Senior Tour Comes to Ancaster; The 2003 Open: Bob Tway is Victorious; A Looks Ahead; Appendix: Presidents and Captains. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, very light rubbing on rear cover, small area of delamination on front cover bottom edge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN GUN:  A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS., Kyle, Chris.  With William Doyle.  Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice.  Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle.
10 Kyle, Chris. With William Doyle. Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice. Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle. AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS.
New York William Morrow 2013 0062242717 / 9780062242716 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Drawing on his unmatched firearms knowledge and combat experience, Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell (American history): the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt. 45 revolver, Winchester rifle, Springfield 1903 rifle, Thompson submachine gun, 1911 pistol, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. Through them, he revisits thrilling turning points in American history, including the single sniper shot that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettsyburg, the 'gun that won the West', and the weapons that gave U.S. soldiers an edge in the world wars and beyond. This is also the story of how firearms innovation, creativity, and industrial genius has constantly pushed American history - and power - forward." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ANTIQUE FIREARMS:  THEIR CARE, REPAIR AND RESTORATION., Lister, Ronald.
11 Lister, Ronald. ANTIQUE FIREARMS: THEIR CARE, REPAIR AND RESTORATION.
London Herbert Jenkins 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
220 pp, 9 1/2 " H. B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. This book discusses "the care, repair and restoration of antique firearms - offering to the collector the fascinating additional interest of maintaining and improving his specimens. By developing his skill in this way the collector, in addition to deriving pleasure from the actual work and pride of achievement, will quickly develop an almost infallible eye for quality workmanship. The book describes and illustrates methods of completely stripping down, cleaning and reassembling the early firearms most commonly met today. It deals with the various problems arising from rust, stubborn screws, damaged and missing parts involving repairs or replace-ments, and general restoration work of a more ambitious nature. Information is given about the making of tools where these are no longer commercially available. Methods of housing the collection are discussed, and a chapter is devoted to the special technique of photographing firearms for the purpose of keeping records." Bookstore label on front free endpaper, light edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, bump at top corner of rear board and at bottom of rear hinge, a few tiny dents on top edge of boards, color on top of text block is sun faded near spine and lightly scuffed near fore-edge, very small scuff/crease at top corner of approx. pages 15 to 45. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing/soiling, wrinkles in laminate on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Marchington, James. HANDGUNS & SUB-MACHINE GUNS: SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOLS & REVOLVERS. BRASSEY'S MODERN MILITARY EQUIPMENT SERIES.
Brassey's, London, 1997, first English edition. 
126 pp, large 8vo (9 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1857531639 B&w photographs. "Modern warfare is becoming increasingly sophisticated and remote, but there is still a place for short-range personal weapons such as the semi-automatic pistol, revolver and sub-machine gun, whether as a last-ditch defensive weapon or, in special situations such as hostage rescue operations, for offence. (This book) provides an invaluable reference guide to the range of these weapons available to t he modern soldier, as well as some of the older designs that may still be encountered in far-flung trouble spots or in the hands of terrorist groups." Minor bump at top/bottom of spine two very small stains at bottom edge of front board, tin y b u m p at corners. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small stain at inside bottom edge of front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
13 Marchington, James. KNIVES: MILITARY EDGED TOOLS & WEAPONS. BRASSEY'S MODERN MILITARY EQUIPMENT SERIES.
London Brassey's, London, 1997, first English edition. 1997 1857531876 / 9781857531879 First English Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
153 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "(C)overs the whole range of blades available to the modern soldier, from fighting knives and bayonets, through combat and survival knives, to the versatile multi-tools and folders, not forgetting special purpose blades such as the machete, special forces shovel, combat tomahawk and even the assegai. It is often erroneously thought that these knives were designed solely for killing; this book seeks to show that they are in fact truly multi-purpose tools." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
KNIVES:  MILITARY EDGED TOOLS & WEAPONS.  BRASSEY'S MODERN MILITARY EQUIPMENT SERIES., Marchington, James.
14 Marchington, James. KNIVES: MILITARY EDGED TOOLS & WEAPONS. BRASSEY'S MODERN MILITARY EQUIPMENT SERIES.
London Brassey's, London, 1997, first English edition. 1997 1857531876 / 9781857531879 First English Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
153 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "(C)overs the whole range of blades available to the modern soldier, from fighting knives and bayonets, through combat and survival knives, to the versatile multi-tools and folders, not forgetting special purpose blades such as the machete, special forces shovel, combat tomahawk and even the assegai. It is often erroneously thought that these knives were designed solely for killing; this book seeks to show that they are in fact truly multi-purpose tools." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 74:  THE PEENEMUNDE ROCKET CENTRE., Ramsey, Winston G., editor.  (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al
15 Ramsey, Winston G., editor. (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 74: THE PEENEMUNDE ROCKET CENTRE.
London Battle of Britain Prints International 1991 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
53 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, plans. Contents: The Peenemunde Rocket Centre; Readers' Investigations: The Paratrooper and his Dog; Wreck Recovery: Recovery of a Japanese tank, Guam; War Graves: Pilgrimage to Kohima; War Film: Liberation; It Happened Here: MI5's Secret Interrogation Centre. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small tear at top of spine, tiny crease at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD:  THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902., Reid, Brian A.
16 Reid, Brian A. OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD: THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1996 1551250241 / 9781551250243 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
206 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The Boer War, 1899-1902, saw the first Canadian troops sent overseas to fight. Many units of the present Canadian army first distinguished themselves in South Africa, and still proudly bear the Battle Honours earned there. This is the story of the Canadian soldiers in the Boer War, how they overcame the limitations of the old-style British army, and how they defeated very tough, unconventional warriors. (This book) uses extensive archival research to shed new light on some of the failures and controversies, as well as the obvious successes, of the Canadians in South Africa." 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD:  THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902., Reid, Brian A.
17 Reid, Brian A. OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD: THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1996 1551250241 / 9781551250243 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
206 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The Boer War, 1899-1902, saw the first Canadian troops sent overseas to fight. Many units of the present Canadian army first distinguished themselves in South Africa, and still proudly bear the Battle Honours earned there. This is the story of the Canadian soldiers in the Boer War, how they overcame the limitations of the old-style British army, and how they defeated very tough, unconventional warriors. (This book) uses extensive archival research to shed new light on some of the failures and controversies, as well as the obvious successes, of the Canadians in South Africa." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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