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Military History - Small Arms, Personal Weapons, Equipment & Accoutrements
Small Arms, Personal Weapons, Equipment & Accoutrements
Comprehensive studies of swords, daggers & other edged weapons, small infantry weapons, personal firearms, personal equipment & accoutrements, used by fighting men throughout the centuries

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CUSTOM BUILT RIFLES
by R F Simmons

Second revised edition. A study of "custom built rifles". Chapters include: Made to Order, Barrels, Rifle Actions for Conversion, Specialities and Innovations, and Stock Wood.

1955, Stackpole, , ,< L-03>,346pp, 60 illustrations, No d/w. very good., ,
Subject...Small Arms, Personal Weapons, Equipment & Accoutrements
Web No. 18155-01..............................£12.00 

SMALL ARMS OF THE WORLD
by W H B Smith

An illustrated study on the small arms of some 40 countries, with a historical section on the origin and evolution of firearms from the Cannon Lock, Snaphaunce and Flintlock, to the modern Military Automatic Pistol. Includes details of small arms ammunition. This is the 7th edition of this authoritative work of reference, first published as The Basic Manual of Military Small Arms.

1962, Stackpole, , ,< L-03>,723pp, many hundreds of b/w illustrations. Large format, Good in ragged dw, ,
Subject...Small Arms, Personal Weapons, Equipment & Accoutrements
Web No. 12167-01..............................£20.00 

THE TACTICAL SHOTGUN
by Gabriel Suarez

The techniques and tactics of the use of the shotgun in personal combat. Twenty two chapters cover all eventualities including close quarters, short duration exchanges, low-light encounters, and multiple targets.

1996, Paladin Press, , 0873648986,< L-03>,220pp, photos and diagrams, storage wear only, near fine, , CARD
Subject...Small Arms, Personal Weapons, Equipment & Accoutrements
Web No. 26028-01..............................£18.00 

PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE RIFLE
by George W P Swenson

A study on the rifle from the first types of long weapon in the late 15th century. The book covers the development of the Rifle from early varieties to modern infantry weapons and sporting guns.

1971, Ian Allan, , 0711001871,< L-03>,184pp, 20 illustrations, near fine in dw, ,
Subject...Small Arms, Personal Weapons, Equipment & Accoutrements
Web No. 22680-01..............................£10.00 

MACHINE GUNS
by Jim Thompson

A pictorial, practical and tactical history of the machine gun. The author provides a vast range of information from WWI to the present day with authoritative text and detailed ilustrations of hundreds of different models, types and variants from Britain, USA, the USSR, Germany, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, China and Japan.

1989, Greenhill Books, , 1853670553,< L-03>,Large format, 228pp, 269 photos , Fine in d/w, ,
Subject...Small Arms, Personal Weapons, Equipment & Accoutrements
Web No. 3872-02..............................£8.00 

HANDGUNS: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO PISTOLS AND REVOLVERS
by John Walter

A comprehensive visual directory of over 350 guns. Divided into five chapters, with each covering a category of pistol or revolver, the book begins with an introduction to the history of handguns and then examines the different types of firearm in chronological order. Each weapon features a description of the gun and its history, accompanied by a list of key technical data. 'Classic' handguns - including models by Smith & Wesson, Walther, Luger and Beretta - are allocated a double- page spread and illustrated by a near actual-size photograph.

2013, Quercus Books, , 9781780879130,< L-03>,Large format. landscape.414pp. illustrations, Very good in d/w, ,
Subject...Small Arms, Personal Weapons, Equipment & Accoutrements
Web No. 36849-01..............................£18.00 

WORLD WAR II SMALL ARMS
by John Weeks

This illustrated study includes anti-tank rifles, machine-guns, rifles, pistols, and other weapons of the German, Italian, Japanese, British, French, Soviet and US Armed Forces of the Second World War.

1979, , , 0856130885,< L-03>,144pp, 80 col & 30 b/w photos, 70 drawings, large format, Good no d/w, ,
Subject...Small Arms, Personal Weapons, Equipment & Accoutrements
Web No. 23087-02..............................£5.00 

WORLD WAR II SMALL ARMS
by John Weeks

Profusely illustrated with specification and narrative including anti-tank rifles, machine-guns, rifles, and pistols of the German, Italian, Japanese, British, French, Soviet and US Armed Forces of WWII.

1979, Galahad Books, NY, , ,< L-03>,144pp, 80 col & 30 b/w photos, 70 drawings, large format, Good in torn dw, ,
Subject...Small Arms, Personal Weapons, Equipment & Accoutrements
Web No. 23087-01..............................£5.00 

ARMS AND ARMOUR
by Frederick Wilkinson

Body armour and weapons of the fighting man from the ancients to the 20th century. The development of weapons from the earliest stone hand-axes, swords, daggers and lances to the automatic weapons of today. With separate section on weapons and armour of the Third World.

1978, Hamlyn, 1st edition, 0600303594,< L-03>,156pp, 80 full-colour and 140 b/w illustrations, index, large format, vg in ragged dw, ,
Subject...Small Arms, Personal Weapons, Equipment & Accoutrements
Web No. 14753-02..............................£8.00 

EARLY PERCUSSION FIREARMS
by Lewis Winant

A history of early percussion firearms from Forsyth to the Winchester .44/40. Alexander Forsyth was the first to conceive the idea of igniting gunpowder by means of striking a priming fulminate mixture. The author traces Forsyth's development of his scent-bottle model through to sliding locks. He moves on to Pauly and his breech loader, and goes on to describe punch-locks, muzzle and breech-loading cap guns, tape, disc and cap magazine guns.

1970, Spring Books, , 060033015X,< L-03>,190pp illustrations diagrams, vg in good dw, ,
Subject...Small Arms, Personal Weapons, Equipment & Accoutrements
Web No. 28079-02..............................£15.00 

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