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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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Arms & Armor

1-PARM008 08 PROFILE SMALL ARMS: ERMA SUBMACHINE GUNS 1 vol, 24 pgs 1972 UK, PROFILE PUBLICATIONS
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1-PARM015 15 PROFILE SMALL ARMS:Astra Pistols & Revolvers 1 vol, 24 pgs 1972 UK, PROFILE PUBLICATIONS
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1-86870 Adler, Dennis WINCHESTER SHOTGUNS Chronicles the 127 year history of the Winchestershotguns including the men the developed them.Color and B/W photos, index. 1 vol, 309 pgs 2006 US, CHARTWELL BOOKS INC.
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1-200531 anon Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy This book is volume one of three in the Echoes of Glory series of books by Time Life Books. It includes many maps, illustrations, and photos; this series presents the arms and equipment used and an overview of the battles fought during the Civil War. Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy presents a very nice selection of Confederacy uniforms, small arms, swords, accoutrement, battle flags and equipment used by the typical Confederacy soldier during the American Civil War, 1 vol, 312 pgs 1992 US, TIME LIFE
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1-200532 anon Arms and Equipment of the Union This book is volume one of three in the Echoes of Glory series of books by Time Life Books. It includes many maps, illustrations, and photos; this series presents the arms and equipment used and an overview of the battles fought during the Civil War. Arms and Equipment of the Union presents a very nice selection of Union uniforms, small arms, swords, accoutrement, battle flags and equipment used by the typical Union soldier during the American Civil War, 1 vol, 319 pgs 1992 US, TIME LIFE
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1-87921 Arnold, Chris STEEL POTS VOL 1:America's Steel Combat Helmets Packed with 100's of color photographs. Detailedspecification diagrams and supported with solidreseach. From the classic Model 1917 Dougboy totodays Kevlar models. 1 vol, 272 pgs 1997 US, JAMES BENDER PUBS
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1-86430 Bertin, F. D-DAY NORMANDY:Weapons, Uniforms & Military Gear 300 specially commissioned full color photos of Allied and Axis soldiers at D-Day. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2007 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-211450 Bianchi, Didier (Translated from French by Eric A. Bye, M.A., C.T.) FRENCH MILITARY SMALL ARMS 1717-1865 - Volume I: Flintlock Longarms The most extensive guide to French flintlock military long arms ever to appear in English. Concentrates on identification and service use, covering everything from Infantry Muskets, Rampart Guns, Dragoon Muskets, Cavalry Musketoons, Constabulary Musketoons, Naval Muskets, Hussar Musketoons, Foot and Mounted Grenadier Muskets, Arms of the Mamelouks, Lancers' Musketoons, Royal Muskets, Muskets of the Bodyguards and much more. This is the first of two volumes. 550+ color illust. 1 vol, 136 pgs 2016 US, A MOWBRAY PUBLISHERS
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1-81540 Bilby, Joseph G. REVOLUTION IN ARMS, A:The 1st Repeating Rifles Clearly written in a vivid & compelling style, this work provides a comprehensive history of the first repeating rifles that changed the course of the ACW, b/w illust, chapter notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 270 pgs 2005 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-82700 Blackmore, Howard L. BRITISH MILITARY FIREARMS:1650-1850 Reprinted from the 1994 revised edition with new introduction, 294pp., 83 illustrations on photographic plates, 33 figs., marks, paperback 2010. How does one adequately describe this book? Simply as the best study that has ever been written on the subject & will quite probably remain so. Howard Blackmore, Deputy Master of the Royal Armouries and one of the significant elite band of authors on weaponry in the post-war period provides a completely authoritative and thorough survey based on the British Board of Ordnance records. Separate chapters on the development of the flintlock, the Brown Bess, early rifles and breechloaders, the experimental arms of Henry Nock, the introduction of the rifle, later flintlocks, the adoption of the percussion system, the Brunswick rifle, Lovell's percussion arms, repeaters an revolvers, manufacture and proof. 1 vol, 294 pgs 2010 UK, KEN TROTMAN LTD
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1-52590 Blair, Claude STUDIES IN EUROPEAN ARMS AND ARMOR, Examination of the 'C. Otto von Kienbusch'Collection at the Phila Museum of Art, from 1986to 1986 major world renown scholars studied thisfamous collection prepared this book, b/w & color. 1 vol, 210 pgs 1992 PHILA, MUSEUM OF ART
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1-54080 Bouchard, Russell FUSIL DE TULLE, THE:In New France 1691-1741 In 1691, the arms manufacturer in Tulle received its first order to supply muskets for the French Naval Dept. They quickly became the firearm of choice in the French colonies in America. This book follows the development of the Company and the identification of their arms. 48 pages, 60 ill., charts, tables, and maps.

1 vol, 48 pgs 1998 CANADA, MUSEUM RESTORATIO
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2-40430 Boutell, Charles ARMS AND ARMOUR IN ANTIQUITY & THE MIDDLE AGES Detailed descriptions of arms/armor, accounts of specific battles, European tactics & weapons as compared with world developments, ninety illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 352 pgs 1996 PA, COMBINED BOOKS
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1-88160 Brown, James D. COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO IMPERIAL JAPANESE HANDGUNS 8.5x11, an inexpensive guide to Japanese military handguns 1893-1948. 80+ b/w images. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2007 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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2-16280 Bull, Stephen edited by Tony North HISTORICAL GUIDE TO ARMS & ARMOUR, AN An authoritative guide to arms and armor from the ancient world to the 19th century, 300 color and b/w plates, index, oversize 9x13 format. 1 vol, 224 pgs 1991 NY, FACTS-ON-FILE, INC
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1-197870 Calamandrei, C DEL PUGNALE IL FIERO LAMPO 1800 drawings and photos. Four years of hard work have led the author to create a work that grew in the hands in progress, becoming, in the end, a veritable encyclopedia of the Italian military dagger from 1916 to today and the 'political,' including 1920 and 1945. The first part of the military is that, starting from the first World War, traces the history of the 'short blade' going through the Company of the River, the campaigns of Africa from 1934 to 1941, the Spanish Civil War, the second World War, to Mission abroad these days, including the material used by the Navy, the swords full of military schools and academies, tactical knives and work.

The second part, devoted to political daggers, starting from 1920, comes along the same lines and with their models - and the many types and variations of parade, prototypes, pre-series, etc.. - up to 1943 and 1945 with the end of the Italian Social Republic.
1 vol, 656 pgs 2012 ITALY, Ermanno Albertelli
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1-197900 Capwell, Tobias and Edge, David Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour in the Wallace Collection Illustrated with 180 photos and illustrations. The collection of arms and armor at the Wallace Collection is widely recognized as being one of the largest and most important in the world. Consisting of around 2,500 objects, it represents both European and Oriental arms and armor. The European part of the collection was acquired primarily by Sir Richard Wallace, mainly in 1871, from the collections of Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick - founding father of the serious study of arms and armor - and that of the comte de Nieuwerkerke, Director of the Louvre under the Emperor Napoleon III. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2012 US, Paul Holberton Publishing
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1-197140 Chartrand, Rene JAPANESE WAR ART AND UNIFORMS: 1853-1930 This beautifully illustrated book with 320+ b/w and color illust reviews the extraordinary evolution of Japan's military institutions at a period of enormous transformation. Conversely, as this book shows with many fine color plates, Japanese art deeply influenced emergent impressionist Western artists. The uniforms, equipment and ships are shown with much realism while keeping the tradition of great art. For the first time in art history as well as military history, this book documents what the prints show thanks to extremely rare early military regulations and related documents whose illustrations are also exquisite if totally unknown. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2011 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-211960 Chartrand, Rene FRENCH MILITARY ARMS AND ARMOR IN AMERICA: 1503-1783 A comprehensive guide to the military weapons and armor used in New France. Includes muskets, swords, pistols, bayonets, pole-arms and much more. From soldiers and sailors to woodsmen and buccaneers, one of Canada's premier historians tells us the story of how they were armed during the Colonial era and in the American Revolution. It is not intended as a study giving detailed mechanical descriptions, but rather to present a broad and comprehensive survey of the French military weapons that were used. 570+ b/w photos/illustrations, Digest sized at 5.5x11 inches. 1 vol, 216 pgs 2016 US, A MOWBRAY PUBLISHERS
NEW-pb, available late July 2016 ......$36.00 rct

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1-62820 Cormack, A.J.R. FAMOUS RIFLES & MACHINE GUNS 8.5x11, covers the Winchester, Bren Gun, ThompsonRussian & Erma Submachine Gun, Heckler & Knock-AnArmoury, SIG Service Rifle and Armalie Weapons,b/w & color photos/cutaways. 1 vol, 160 pgs 1977 UK, PROFILE PUBLICATIONS
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1-PROARMS Cormack, A.J.R. SMALL ARMS IN PROFILE:various issues No 5,6,8,9,10,11,15,16,17,20,21,22 text, photos 1 vol, 24 pgs 1972 UK, PROFILE PUBLICATIONS
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1-79412 Cowan, Tony SPIKED HELMETS OF IMPERIAL GERMANY:V2 6x9, 200+ color & b/w photos; volume two coversthe Cavalry Regiments, Artillery & Train, index. 1 vol, 200 pgs 2005 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-39130 Darling, Anthony D. WEAPONS OF THE HIGHLAND REGIMENTS, 1740-1780 In 1740, independent Highland companies were embodied as the 43rd regiment of the line. Muskets and bayonets were supplied by the government, traditional broadswords by the colonel, and pistols and dirks by the men. Later, pistols were made by the gunmakers in England. This study deals with the formation and arming of the famous Highland regiments. 28 pp., 32 ill.

1 vol, 40 pgs 1995 NY, MUSEUM RESTORATION
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1-202950 Dawson, Timothy Armour Never Wearies: Scale and Lamellar Armour in the West from the Bronze Age to the 19th Century First volume to bring together all the hitherto scattered evidence - archaeological, literary and artistic - for the forms and uses of scale and lamellar armors in the region west of the Ural Mountains throughout the 3,500 years during which these armors were used. The interpretation of this data is informed by the author's long practical experience as a maker of arms and armor, martial artist and horseman. It offers systematic definitions and analysis of these often misunderstood forms of armor, along with detailed diagrams and instructions that will be of great use to any who wish to turn their hands to reconstruction.

Along the way, this unique synthesis of evidence and interpretation debunks some myths that have arisen in recent years. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2013 UK, THE HISTORY PRESS
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1-63210 Edwards, William B. CIVIL WAR GUNS 8.5x11, this superb volume pictures, describes &records the small arms of both sides, index. 1 vol, 444 pgs 1962 HARRISBURG, STACKPOLE BKS
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1-15260 Egerton, Lord of Tatton INDIAN AND ORIENTAL ARMOUR 7.5x11, author covers briefly the military history of India, and then provides a classic work on the subject, color plates, b/w illust, index. 1 vol, 178 pgs 2003 MINELOA, DOVER PUBLICATIO
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1-39120 Formann, James D. BLUNDERBUSS, THE The 'bell mouthed' gun associated with highwaymen and pirates had its origin in the 16th century, it was used by civilian and military travellers, and it continued to be made in parts of the world until well into the 19th century. This history covers its development and use and illustrates more of the blunderbuss class of firearm than have ever before appeared in one study. 40 pp., 53 ill.

1 vol, 40 pgs 1995 NY, MUSEUM RESTORATION
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1-54790 Foss, Christopher and Gander T.J. INFANTRY WEAPONS OF THE WORLD Illustrated detail of all the important infantryweapons used throughout the world in the 1970's,b/w photos, tech specs for each weapon. 1 vol, 142 pgs 1977 LONDON, IAN ALLEN LTD
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1-192290 Gale, Ryan R. FOR TRADE AND TREATY: Firearms of the American Indians, 1600 - 1920 Filled with hundreds of full color images of dozens of original northwest guns, trade fusils, and treaty guns, this book's wide 11-inch landscape format allows images up to 22 inches across the gutter.

This book also contains new research, numerous fur trade and government invoices, inventories and other firearm records never before published.
1 vol, 0 pgs 2010 US, TRACK OF THE WOLF
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1-212060 Giovanni Chegia & Alberto Simonelli with Ralph Riccio THE MODEL 1891 CARCANO: A Detailed Developmental and Production History This book is a complete history of the Italian Model 1891 Carcano rifle and variants that served as Italy's standard service rifle in World War I and World War II. It describes each major component of the weapon, as well as addressing the development of each variant in detail. One section of the book is devoted to all markings that have been identified, including those on the receiver, barrel, sights, magazine, and stock. Profusely illustrated, extensive appendices list serial numbers, production totals, inspection procedures, ammunition types, ammunition clips, ammunition boxes and packaging, ballistics data, accoutrements, and the Model 1891 as used by Italy's national marksmanship association. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2016 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-29250 Gluckman, Arcadi UNITED STATES MARTIAL PISTOLS & REVOLVERS Covers all important short arms manufactured by US government or private makers from 1799 to 1917. Appendicies, biblio, index, (29) illust plates of all types of single & multiple shot pistols/revol. 1 vol, 317 pgs 1956 NY, BONANZA BOOKS
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1-48090 Goldstein, Erik BAYONET IN NEW FRANCE 1665-1760, THE Traces the French bayonet from its early 17thcentury introduction as a plug bayonet to thestandard issue during the French Regime, b/wphotos and repros of contemporrary engravings. 1 vol, 36 pgs 1997 USA, MUSEUM RESTORATION
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1-202880 Guillen, Santiago DEUTSCHE LUFTWAFFE: Uniforms and Equipment of the German Pilot When World War II began, Germany's Luftwaffe was the most powerful air force yet seen, achieving victory after victory in tandem with the German Army. But as other great powers rose to combat Hitler, the supremacy of the Me-109, Stuka, and Focke-Wulf soon began to pale before vast fleets of Allied warplanes which German industry could hardly match.

Nevertheless, while 'flying till they died,' Luftwaffe pilots continued to write a record of heroism and innovation, until at the very end of the war they nearly gained the edge again with their aces flying the world's first jet fighter, the Me-262.

In this large, lavishly illustrated, full-color work we gain an intimacy with the daily life of Luftwaffe pilots as never seen before. From their uniforms to equipment to everyday sundries, drawn from incredible collections of memorabilia, we can share their experiences on airfields or in the very skies of Europe, above the dark cause which unfortunately they served. 1 vol, 310 pgs 2013 SPAIN, ANDREA PRESS
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1-84641 Haselgrove, Michael & Radovic, Branislav HISTORY OF THE STEEL HELMET IN WWI:V1 9x12, 550+ b/w and color photos, AUSTRO-HUNGARY, BELGIUM, BULGARIA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, FRANCE, GERMANY 1 vol, 272 pgs 2006 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-84642 Haselgrove, Michael & Radovic, Branislav HISTORY OF THE STEEL HELMET IN WWI:V2 9x12, 550+ b/w and color photos, GREAT BRITAIN, GREECE, HOLLAND, ITALY, JAPAN, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SERBIA, TURKEY, UNITED STATES. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2006 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-199080 Hatcher, Julian Major General HATCHER'S BOOK OF THE GARAND Major General Julian S. Hatcher follows the evolution of the M1 Garand from the first semiautomatic hunting rifles to the devastating US infantry weapon of WWII. It's a battle royal of weapons design, with dozens of unforeseen problems sending inventors back to the drawing board and a scandal-hungry media waiting to discredit the guns favored by the military. Garand's fierce competition includes such legendary companies and inventors as Winchester, Colt, Johnson, Thompson, and the author himself. Hatcher follows the rigorous target and field tests that each gun underwent, leading to numerous revisions and the eventual adoption of Garand's rugged rifle. It is a difficult struggle lasting over a decade and a half, and a vital and unsung part of the war effort. In addition to the story of the Garand, Hatcher offers detailed explanations for cleaning, repairing, and firing this historic rifle. The Book of the Garand is an indispensable part of any gun enthusiast's library. 1 vol, 266 pgs 2012 US, CANTON STREET PRESS
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1-49140 Hayward, J.F. ART OF THE GUNMAKER, THE:Vol 1 1500-1660 The classic account of 17th century, color plates,b/w drawings, covers Italy/Germany/France/England,appendices, biblio, index. 1 vol, 303 pgs 1962 NY, ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
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1-206240 Howard, Dan BRONZE AGE MILITARY EQUIPMENT Dan Howard examines the tools of war employed in civilization's earliest conflicts. From the introduction of massed infantry by the Sumerians (circa 26th century BC) through to the collapse of the chariot civilizations (circa 12th century BC), the Bronze Age is a crucial period of military development. Focussing on the cultures of the Aegean and the Near and Middle East (though with some reference to India and China), weapons, armor, and chariots are described in detail.

The author explains their construction and tactical use, as revealed by the latest research and archaeology as well as practical experimentation with the making and use of accurate replicas. In so doing, Dan Howard challenges established views and brings fresh insights to the study of this fascinating period of military history. Eight pages of color illust. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-211970 Hughes. James THE GATLING GUN NOTEBOOK: A Collection of Data and Illustrations Most everyone recognizes a Gatling Gun today, but when the science of 'machine guns' was in its infancy, each improvement in design or firepower was hailed in the press.

These news reports were usually illustrated with line drawings and these 100-plus-year-old drawings make up the body of this notebook on the Gatling Gun, from 1863 when it first appeared, to 1917, when the last US government manual was printed for the Gatling.

Covered: 10 makers in five countries and the Gatling Guns that 29 countries tested or used in some 25 different calibers. Carriages, feed devices, cartridges, manuals, and implements are also described or pictured herein. Sales, inspectors and issues, some by serial number, are detailed for many purchases.

For the technically minded, extracts from relevant United States patents are included. Listings of all Richard Jordan Gatling's American patents and those patents that 'improved' upon his designs are also included. Includes 175 b/w illustrations. 1 vol, 152 pgs 2000 US, A MOWBRAY PUBLISHERS
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1-190550 Hutchinson, Will and Vice, Michael & Small, B.J. CRIMEAN MEMOIRS:Artifacts of the Crimean War A broad comprehensive photographic essay of the artifacts of the Crimean War. The authors spent two years locating and photographing at public museums and private collections. 420+ color photos. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2009 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-83410 LaRocca, Donald WARRIORS OF THE HIMALAYAS:Arms & Armour of Tibet 10x11, 85 b/w & 200+ color illust cover armor from the 12th to 19th century with examples of Tibetan, Mongol, Nepalese and Chinese, glossary of Tibetan arms and armor terms, biblio, index. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2006 US, METROPOLITAN MUSEUM
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1-53100 Lhoste, Jean LES EPEES PORTEES EN FRANCE:Des Orgines a nos Jour 8x12, hundreds of b/w photos detailing every type of sword/epee from medieval times. 1 vol, 480 pgs 1997 PARIS, EDITION DU PORTAIL
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1-67250 Lhoste, Jean LES SABRES EN FRANCE:Des Orgines a nos Jour 8x12, hundreds of b/w photos detailing every type of sword/epee from medieval times. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2001 PARIS, EDITION DU PORTAIL
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1-195450 McNab, Chris and Roberts, Andrew A History of the World in 100 Weapons A History of the World in 100 Weapons tells the stories of the hundred definitive weapons whose effects have been the most revolutionary, changing the way war is waged and the very world we live in. All one hundred are revealed in an array of sumptuous color photographs and contemporary images. Compiled with the assistance of some of the leading military historians, this volume reveals not only the weapon itself but who wielded it and where, clearly explaining the blow-by-blow advance of military technology and expertise across the ages.

Weapons include: Roman gladius, Japanese katana, English longbow, Maxim gun, US atomic bomb, US B-17 Flying Fortress, Soviet AK-47 rifle, and more. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-201890 Mowbray, Stuart C BRITISH MILITARY SWORDS Volume I: 1600 to 1660 The English Civil Wars and the Birth of the British Standing Army Early British military swords have always interested collectors and historians, but over the years surprisingly little research has been done about these distinctive weapons and the men who supplied them. This remarkable new book approaches this topic from both a scholarly and a practical point of view, carefully documenting the manufacture, distribution and combat service of these blades, while at the same time pointing out the issues that must be understood by anyone considering their purchase today.

A full-color collector's guide and historical study of British military swords from 1600 through 1660. This period was dominated by the English Civil Wars, and most of this book is dedicated to the weapons of those conflicts. Introduction chapters discuss manufacturing techniques, the cutlers who sold these swords and how they were used by soldiers in the field. Later sections treat the various sword styles in great detail with large photos of all their features, including Rapiers, Mortuary Swords, Hangers, Cutlasses and much more. Over 1,000 clear, color photographs make this one of the most useful and attractive sword books ever published. 1 vol, 302 pgs 2013 US, A MOWBRAY PUBLISHERS
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1-89870 Mullins, Jim OF SORTS FOR PROVINCIALS:American Weapons F&I War This book boldly displays the firearms, sword, and accouterments of the American provincial soldiers during the French and Indian War, 1754 - 1763. Full color antique guns from many sources, index. 1 vol, 185 pgs 2008 US, TRACK OF THE WOLF
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1-192920 Nakanishi, Ritta History of Japanese Armor Volume 1 - Yayoi period to Muromachi period Part one of this two-part series is a very comprehensive and richly illustrated book about the history of Japanese armor, from the Yayoi Period to the Muromachi Period. Learn about how the various types of armor were developed, the parts that come together to make the armor, and how armor was used strategically and historically. Fascinating! Japanese text and beautiful illustrations by Ritta Nakanishi, with English translations by HLJ's Brian Keaney. Softcover with dust jacket. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2010 TOKYO, DAINAIPPON KAIGA
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1-192930 Nakanishi, Ritta History of Japanese Armor Volume 2- Warring States to Edo Period Part two of an in-depth look at the world of Japanese armor. Japanese text and beautiful illustrations by Ritta Nakanishi. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2010 TOKYO, DAINAIPPON KAIGA
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1-193040 Oosterman, Pieter M-1 Helmet of the World War II GI, The 750+ color images cover the development and combat use of the US World War II era, fixed bail, M-1 helmet. Years of research has resulted in this well-balanced and complete work, which includes previously unknown material and unique examples of the M-1 helmet. Much attention is given to the many specific manufacturing details, contract numbers and dates involved in the production of M-1 and M-2 helmets. Each variation has been carefully photographed and presented. Also, ten mannequin ensembles represent the GI during basic training, through the fighting in Italy, Normandy, Holland, the Ardennes and Germany. The museum section of the book contains a wealth of rare liners, unit painted helmets, rank marked helmets, camouflaged helmets, paratrooper helmets, battlefield found helmets and much more. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2010 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-74350 Ortner, M. Christian & Erich Artlieb WITH DRAWN SWORD:Austro-Hungarian Edged Weapons 10x12, massive tome, this comprehensive full colorbook presents Austro-Hungarian Edged weapons from1848-1918, 1200+ illust/photos, a must for swordand other militaria collectors. 1 vol, 544 pgs 2004 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
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1-85290 Paul, Jaiwant ARMS & ARMOUR:Traditional Weapons of India 8x11, fully illustrated look at the various types of weapons available. 1 vol, 143 pgs 2005 INDIA, ROLI BOOKS
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1-61183 Petard, Michael DES SABRES ET DES EPEES:V3 Foot Troops 9x12, 700+ illust, 120+ color plates. 1 vol, 284 pgs 2006 FRANCE, ED'S DU CANONNIER
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1-193850 Petard, Michel LES SABRES DES HUSSARDS - History of Hussar Swords Louis XIV to present With this new reference book, Michel Petard tells us the detailed history of the sword hussars used in the service of France from the late 17th century to today. This formidable weapon with characteristics from the East became a sacred part of French tradition. This book details more than 100 swords with more than 250 photographs and 80 drawings and prints. 1 vol, 152 pgs 2010 FRANCE, CANNONIER
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1-85280 Petard, Michel LE SABRE D'ABORDAGE 8x11.5, 200+ color photos and 200+ color illust ofvarious 'boarding weapons' of the French Navy fromLouis the XIV until the Republic. 1 vol, 130 pgs 2006 FRANCE, ED'S DU CANONNIER
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1-208260 Prescott, George THE ENGLISH REVOLVER: A Collectors' Guide to the Guns, their History and Values Famous throughout the nineteenth century for the quality of its products, the English revolver industry began a steady decline after WWI from which it never recovered. Apart from the famous Webley service revolvers, many products of this important industry are little known outside of the auction house and sale room.

This book sets out to rectify that situation, describing Adam's and Tranter's revolvers, as valued in their day as any of Webley's products, and including guns from the more obscure makers neglected by previous writers. In particular, the chapter on military revolvers is one of the most important sections of the book, beginning with the British government's early purchase of Colt's percussion weapon and concluding with the Webley Service revolvers, strikingly familiar to many who served in the British Army in both World Wars. Finally, many of the guns are pictured here for the first time, a number having been photographed especially for this book. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2015 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-208960 Pritchard, Russ and Huey C.A. and others THE ENGLISH CONNECTION: Supplying the CSA A ground-breaking study and reference detailing the arms, material, and support furnished to the Confederate States of America by Great Britain. This huge volume is stuffed with full-color detailed photos of all items. Included are a directory of British suppliers, details on markings, small arms, artillery, edged weapons, ammunition, accoutrements, uniforms, and much more. Fully cited, with bibliography and index. 1 vol, 616 pgs 2015 US, THOMAS PUBLICATIONS
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1-204260 Riccio, Ralph ITALIAN SMALL ARMS: Of the First and Second World Wars This is the first comprehensive work, in either English or Italian, to address Italian small arms used during World War I and World War II. It describes each weapon and covers the developmental history and use of all Italian designed and produced pistols, rifles, submachine guns and machine guns used during both conflicts, as well as prototype weapons and foreign weapons used by the Italians.

Other appendices cover bayonets, accoutrements, markings, ammunition, small arms manufacturing facilities, Italian small arms designers, production summaries, and collector's notes. It includes many previously unpublished photographs and background information on small arms producers, ammunition production facilities, and designers. In addition to the new material, it also corrects previously published errors about Italian weapons. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2013 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-15250 Robinson, H. Russell ORIENTAL ARMOUR:The Arms & Armour Series Over 100 line drawings detail the development of armor in the Orient, index, biblio, glossary. 1 vol, 257 pgs 2003 MINELOA, DOVER PUBLICATIO
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1-82800 Russell, Carl P. GUNS ON THE EARLY FRONTIER A History of firearms from colonial times throughthe years of the western fur trade. Index, biblio. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2005 MINELOA, DOVER PUBLICATIO
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1-195800 Siegers, Vincent Winter Uniforms of the German Army and Luftwaffe in World War II This is the first thorough and in-depth study to cover all aspects of the winter uniforms issued to and used by the ground-based troops of the German Army and Air Force during World War II. This book offers a definite overview, covering all uniform pieces and accessories, ranging from coats to scarves, and their developments, used materials, insignia and markings. The book is clearly illustrated with over 180 period black-and-white images and illustrations and up to 200 contemporary, full-color photographs, resulting in an overview with unprecedented detail.
1 vol, 272 pgs 2011 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-213910 Skennerton, Lee THE LEE-ENFIELD: A Century of Lee-Metford & Lee-Enfield Rifles & Carbines Contains nearly 1,400 photographs & drawings. Original photos re-scanned & clarified with grey backgrounds deep-etched.

This study is the product of more than four decades of world-wide research and study which has evolved through two prior editions and many other related titles. 'The Lee-Enfield' is the ultimate account of a century's development and issue of the Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield series. The Lee Enfield rifle has proven itself as the finest battle rifle of all time. No other firearm has served for so long at home and abroad with such a proud record.

This study encompasses all aspects of Lee-Enfield development & production... Britain, America, India, Australasia, South Africa & the Far East. Rifles, carbines, bayonets, parts, tools, accessories, and ammunition are arranged into specific groups & chapters. 1 vol, 608 pgs 2017 US, ARMS & MILITARIA PRESS
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1-54050 Snook, George HALBERD AND OTHER EUROPEAN POLEARMS, THE:1300-1650 This is the first book in English to provide a comprehensive introduction to the pole arms of medieval Europe: from the simple pike through the halberd in its many forms, to the roncone, bardiche, Lucerne hammer, pole axe morganstern and many others. 32 pages, 64 ill., charts, tables, and a glossary.

1 vol, 32 pgs 1998 CANADA, MUSEUM RESTORATIO
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1-70240 Stafanski, Claus & Dirk OFFICER SWORDS OF THE GERMAN NAVY 1806-1945 8.5x11, 250+ b/w & color photos of all Branches &both Officers & Non-commissioned Officers. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2002 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-38230 Stone, George Cameron GLOSSARY OF THE CONSTRUCTION, DECORATION & USE, A Arms & Armor of all countries and times, a classic work, hundreds of b/w drawings, index. 1 vol, 694 pgs 1961 NY, JACK BRUSSELL
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1-197070 Storz, Dr Dieter GERMAN MILITARY RIFLES: From the Werder Rifle to the M/71.84 Rifle This 392 page work provides a detailed picture of the development of German military rifles from the Werder rifle up to the M/71.84. It is based on many years of extensive study in German archives as well as renowned public and private collections and is thus able to dispel a number of myths and details based on little more than hearsay, replacing them with sound knowledge. The text is accompanied and supported by more than 900 original contemporary photographs, reproductions of documents and high quality colour photographs of existing items, including hundreds of details in close-up. Many of the objects, weapons and accessories are shown here for the first time. The result is a largely new portrayal, built on a broad base of primary sources, of the development of German long arms in the years after 1870, which is bound to remain the standard work on the subject for the foreseeable future.

This volume describes German military rifles of 11 mm calibre. Their common feature was that they fired cartridges with metal cases and black powder as their propellant. In Germany, it was Bavaria that was at the forefront of this development, with the M/69 rifle, also known as the Werder rifle. The reader will discover how this weapon was developed, produced and used, the problems which arose, how they were solved and how the rifle was finally taken out of service. Naturally all the variations, the accessories and the ammunition are also described in detail and
shown in photographs. The M/71 and M/71.84 rifles are dealt with in the same way and for the first time the Chassepot rifles used in the German Imperial Army are comprehensively presented. The time frame extends to the end of the First World War, since many black powder weapons were still used, mainly for training purposes, up to 1918.

This book also covers the weapons of the police and Gendarmerie, so readers interested in the history of Germany's police force will also find much new information 1 vol, 392 pgs 2011 GERMANY, VERLAG MILITARIA
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1-197072 Storz, Dr. Dieter GERMAN MILITARY RIFLES: From the Werder Rifle to the M/71.84 Rifle Vol. 2 Volume 2 of 'German Military Rifles' deals with the 88 and 91 model firearms of the Imperial German Army. Like the 1st volume, this book is based on the extensive study of Germany's archival material and on extant pieces in public and private collections, which has made it possible to present a detailed reconstruction of the actual circumstances.

This is the first comprehensive work based on original sources dealing with these weapons and their history -- crucial transition from black powder to nitrocellulose powder (smokeless powder). This change of propellant was a quantum leap in military armament, which changed conditions on the battlefield and within a few years led to the introduction of a less colorful and therefore less conspicuous field uniform.

The introduction of a new, more powerful powder and the corresponding weapons took place under enormous time pressure so it was inevitable that there would be initial teething problems with these new products, which were not yet fully developed.

The 88 model weapons went through two periods of usage: the first began with the hasty rearmament of the German armies around 1890 and ended with the introduction of the 98 models in the years leading up to 1914. It was during the First World War, when a serious shortage of firearms made itself felt, that many of these weapons, which had already been decommissioned, were once again taken out of the depots and reactivated. Both of these periods are covered in this book.

Essential accessories such as cartridge pouches and bayonets are dealt with in this second volume, which also includes chapters on the target weapons and 'fencing' rifles that have hitherto been neglected. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2011 GERMANY, VERLAG MILITARIA
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1-190781 Summer, Graham and D'Amato, Raffaele ARMS AND ARMOUR OF THE IMPERIAL ROMAN SOLDIER 8x10, this first volume covers Marius to Commodus. Combines written and artistic sources with the analysis of old and new archaeological finds. 400+ b/w and color illust. Biblio, glossary, index. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2009 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-191680 Tonelli, T VIVAT HUSSAR LE LAME DEGLI USSARI This volume illustrates 80 swords from the end of the 17th century to the end of the Napoleonic Empire. Each sword has been photographed in detail and is fully illustrated in color. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2010 ITALY, Ermanno Albertelli
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1-67380 Tonelli, Tiziano L'ARMAMENTO DELLA CAVALLERIA NAPOLEONICA 8.5x11, the swords/pistols etc of the Cavalry of the Kingdoms of Italy and Napoli 1792-1815, hundreds of color photos/illust. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2001 PARMA, ERMANNO ALBERTELLI
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1-79411 Trawnik, William Randall SPIKED HELMETS OF IMPERIAL GERMANY:V1 6x9, 200+ color & b/w photos; volume one coversthe Infantry Regiments, Pioneer Battalions andGeneral Officers, index. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2005 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-84640 Veleanu, Mircea ANTIQUE SWORDS & DAGGERS 8.5x11, 1200+ color photos, price guide help the collector/researcher identify hundreds of weapons. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2006 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-205110 Venturino, Mike SHOOTING WORLD WAR II SMALL ARMS While most books cover the history behind the firearms and how they performed in battle, they stop there. Mike covers all that plus shooting these old firearms today. He also has worked up reloading data for these firearms, some of which is only available in this book. If you love WWII era firearms or own one, this book will help you learn more about it and show you how you can shoot it today. 8.5x11, numerous b/w and color illust/photos. 1 vol, 328 pgs 2014 US, Wolfe Publishing
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1-61862 Vuillemin, Hery DES FUSILS REGLEMENTAIRES FRANCAIS 1866-1936 Gazette des armes, hundreds of color illust/plates and drawings of the French Musket/Rifle. 1 vol, 100 pgs 1999 PARIS, LCV
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1-198760 Willemsen, Mathieu EXPERIMENT AND TRIAL: Prototypes and Test Models of International Military Small Arms of the 19th and early 20th Century 1500 illust and photos. The 19th century industrial revolution ushered in a period of rapid change and invention in firearms technology. The development from single-shot, muzzle-loading muskets to quick-firing bolt-action magazine rifles was completed within a period of 50 years. The School of Musketry in the Netherlands was pivotal to these developments.

Its members investigated and carried out trials of many of the firearm mechanisms to see which were most suitable for possible adoption by the Dutch army. Many of these weapons had to be obtained from foreign countries, since the Netherlands lacked an extensive arms industry. Because of this, the school held an exceptional international firearms collection including many remarkable models and prototypes, as well as some curiosities.

This unique collection in the Dutch Army Museum comprises 218 firearms, many of which are now unique and unparalleled in any other collection in the world. In this catalogue, all these guns are described at length, complete with the trial reports and other related accounts and documents, making it possible to gauge contemporary opinion of these developments at the time and how the different actions were regarded. 1 vol, 624 pgs 2012 AUSTRIA, VERLAG MILITARIA
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1-212760 Wilsey, Robert THE ITALIAN VETTERLI RIFLE: Development, Variants and History in Service This enhanced volume contains more than three times the content of the original, earlier work entitled The Italian Vetterli System, published by the Royal Armouries.

The Vetterli rifle was in service for over 40 years, developed as a long rifle, a short rifle, a cavalry and a police carbine, in single-shot form, and later adapted for a variety of magazine feeds as the Vetterli-Vitali, Vetterli-Bertoldo, and Vetterli-Ferracciu. The conversions from 10.35 mm to 6.5 mm calibres and subsequently to a .22 training carbine are also covered in detail. Also contains new information on the arms factories that manufactured them.

Includes the history and use of the weapon on active service in some of the less well-known campaigns in Europe and Africa including Ethiopia, Somaliland, Libya, Ireland, Russia, China, Turkey and the Spanish Civil War. This book will appeal to both the firearms collector and the military historian. The wealth of research and detail fills a gap in the history of early breech-loading military rifles. 1 vol, 168 pgs 2016 US, A MOWBRAY PUBLISHERS
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1-197340 Woolley, Charles FELDGRAU 1915-16: The War and Peace Time Uniforms of the German Army - The Official Regulations of 1915-1916 From 1907-15 the uniforms of the German Army went through dramatic changes when Prussian blue was transformed into the new 'feldgrau', or field gray. The next change came in 1915 with the introduction of the new field gray wartime and peacetime uniforms. This volume combines three period volumes and each is illustrated in color and refer only to the 1915 wartime and peacetime uniforms: 1. Deutchlands Armee in feldgrauer Kriegs-und-Friedens-Uniform; 2. Feldgrau in Krieg und Frieden, Berlin 1916; 3. Die Feldgrau Friedens-und Kriegs-Bekleiding der K. Bayerischen Armee, Munich 1916. 200+ color images. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2011 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER LTD BOOKS
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