Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms and Their Values

Author: Norm Flayderman

Publisher: Gun Digest Books

ISBN: 9780896894556

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 752

View: 4959

Over 450,000 copies sold and in circulation! Here's why: Identification: Over 4,000 antique American firearm models and variants extensively described with all marks and specifications necessary for quick identification. Values: Over 4,000 individually priced firearms. Full information on how to assess values based on demand, rarity and conditions. Illustrations: Over 1,700 large scale photographs accompany model descriptions for convenient identification. Quick Reference: An easily-understood organization, a standardized numbering system, extensive cross referencing and a comprehensive index all aid in making this book a must reference for every gun enthusiast. Firearms History: Histories of the makers with dates and locations of manufacture and quantities manufactured. Trends in Collecting: A review of the ever-changing collecting and buying patterns which have resulted in a volatile present-day collecting market.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Guns of the Civil War

Author: N.A

Publisher: Zenith Imprint

ISBN: 0760339716

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 4295

"Featuring guns photographed by Dennis Adler from the Mike Clark/Collector's Firearms Collection; the Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection; and the Dennis LeVett Collection, with additional photography provided by the Rock Island Auction Company Archives."
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Blue Book of Antique American Firearms & Values

Author: John B. Allen,Steven P. Fjestad

Publisher: Blue Book Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781936120741

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 400

View: 1029

This new 9th Edition Blue Book of Modern Black Powder Arms by John B. Allen includes virtually all the black powder reproductions and replicas manufactured since 1959, in addition to all the new inline and modern muzzleloaders. Features: up-to-date values on thousands of models, plus detailed descriptions; expanded to include over 140 manufacturers/trademarks; hundreds of black and white images; most recent makes/models; updated sections on proofmarks and serialization; plus a black powder resources guide. Whether you re a collector, shooter, or hunter using black powder arms, this book has it all!
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Remington Army and Navy Revolvers, 1861-1888

Author: Donald L. Ware

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826342805

Category: History

Page: 434

View: 1763

Immediately following the Civil War, the United States Ordnance Department reported it had purchased 128,575 Remington revolvers during the conflict. During the Franco-Prussian War in 1870-71, Samuel Remington acted as an agent to acquire arms for the French War Ministry. Fifteen to twenty thousand Remington New Model Army revolvers were purchased from the Ordnance Department and sent to France. Donald Ware devoted twenty-five years of research in the Ordnance Department archives, the Remington factory's records, and Army and Navy records to assemble this detailed examination of the development and evolution of Remington revolvers from the beginning of the Civil War through the end of the Indian wars. In addition to information about the revolvers themselves, Ware shares tidbits that he uncovered along the way. For example, part of the equipment issued the Civil War soldier was a bullet mold for his revolver. During the War, the Ordnance Department issued combustible ammunition for revolvers, making the mold a superfluous appendage. To avoid carrying the extra weight, the mold was usually tossed away. In 1863 the Ordnance Department notified Remington there was no need to furnish molds with the revolvers and therefore saved the government eighteen cents on each revolver. "The Remington Society of America hereby endorses, and takes pleasure in recommending,Remington Army and Navy Revolvers, 1861-1888by Don Ware. . . . this book is well researched, documented, factual, and quite informative. It reflects an enormous amount of research in primary documents and is a highly definitive work on these firearms. It will be a valuable asset for students and collectors of the Remington large frame revolvers field of antique arms and should become a standard reference."--Richard J. Shepler, President, Remington Society of America
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Standard Catalog of Civil War Firearms

Author: John F. Graf

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896896130

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 1380

Readers will appreciate the value of Standard Catalog of Civil War Firearms because it combines historical, identification, and pricing information in one handy volume. &break;&break;A great deal of advancement in metallurgy and weapons design occurred during the Civil War as people on both sides of the conflict struggled to find better ways to bring a swift end to the war. These new designs are the basis of our modern weapons and spark the interest of historians and collectors. Unlike other Civil War collecting guides that deal with firearms only incidentally (if at all), Standard Catalog of Civil War Firearms focuses on firearms only. The reader is told how to identify a particular model and what its approximate current value is. In addition, each firearm is given a '1 to 5 rarity index' rating that will guide the reader's buying decision when he or she is contemplating a purchase. &break;&break;No other firearms price guide offer this unique blend of features.
Posted in Antiques & Collectibles

Rifles of the World

Author: John Walter

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896892415

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 616

View: 2858

The third edition of this definitive reference includes expanded coverage of commercial and military rifles from around the world. From modern battle rifles like the American M16 to classic designs like the British Cogswell & Harrison Double Sporting Rifle, Rifles of the World is the most comprehensive book of its type.Arranged alphabetically by country of origin, from Argentina to Yugoslavia, this superior resource provides background information for rifles and carbines, both well known and obscure, from the breech-loading era to the present. With a blend of entertaining historical background and detailed technical specifications this is an essential guide for any rifle enthusiast.· More than 1,000 photos, plus an 8-page full-color section aid in identification· 100+ new listings offer readers more resources to refer to· Covers rimfire and centerfire models and every action type
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Civil War Guns

The Complete Story of Federal and Confederate Small Arms: Design, Manufacture, Identification, Procurement, Issue, Employment, Effectiveness, and Postwar Disposal

Author: William B. Edwards

Publisher: Thomas Publications

ISBN: 9781577470236

Category: Firearms

Page: 444

View: 9771

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Standard Catalog of Luger

Author: Aarron Davis

Publisher: Gun Digest Books

ISBN: 9780896894112

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 3080

This comprehensive identification and price guide goes a long way to giving Luger enthusiasts information to enjoy and be successful in an extremely active collector market. With Standard Catalog of Luger, firearms enthusiasts receive an unrivaled reference that includes: &break;&break;Reproduction of symbols and makers' marks from every model of Luger for use in accurately identifying the hundreds of Luger variations &break;&break;More than 1,000 detailed photos and line illustrations demonstrating design and performance of Luger pistols &break;&break;Manufacturing data and model rarity information to aid collectors when buying Lugers as an investment &break;&break;Perfect for firearm collectors, gun shop owners, auction houses, museums, and appraisers, this book helps every Luger enthusiast enjoy their hobby more.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Iver Johnson Handguns 1871-1941

Author: Brian L Massey

Publisher: Dungeon Films

ISBN: 9780994075116

Category:

Page: 60

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IVER JOHNSON HANDGUNS 1871-1941 is a comprehensive listing of the Handguns of Johnson & Bye & Co 1871-1883, Iver Johnson & Co 1883-1891, Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works 1891-1941. Also Includes the story of Norwegian immigrants Iver Johnson and Martin Bye, and the story of how they turned a small Massachusetts gunsmithing operation into the largest firearms company in America.
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American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume III

Flintlock Alterations and Muzzleloading Percussion Shoulder Arms, 1840-1865

Author: George D. Moller

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 082635002X

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 6948

This third volume in Moller’s authoritative reference work describes muzzleloading percussion shoulder arms procured by the U.S. government for issue to federal and state armed forces in the period that includes the Civil War. These twenty-five years were an exciting time in the history of shoulder arms. During the 1840s, only a handful of American manufacturers were capable of producing significant quantities of arms having fully interchangeable components. By the early 1850s, at least one firm was producing rifles with close enough tolerances to be considered fully interchangeable. And thanks to the invention of the expanding bullet, rifled arms could be used by an army’s entire infantry. For the first time, line infantry were equipped with arms capable of rapid reloading and of consistently hitting a man-sized target at distances as great as three hundred yards. Like the first two volumes of American Military Shoulder Arms, this exhaustive reference work will be a must for serious arms collectors, dealers, and museum specialists.
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Antique Guns

The Collector's Guide

Author: Steve Carpenteri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780883173008

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 259

View: 4046

For anyone engaged who buys, sells, or trades antique firearms, this guide addresses three basic areas--positive identification of the firearm in question, a knowledge of the gun's characteristics in order to spot repairs, modifications or "fakes," and how to place a value on the firearm.
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Gun Trader's Guide, Thirty-Ninth Edition

A Comprehensive, Fully Illustrated Guide to Modern Collectible Firearms with Current Market Values

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781510726888

Category:

Page: N.A

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American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume I

Colonial and Revolutionary War Arms

Author: George D. Moller

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 082634996X

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 2063

American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume I: Colonial and Revolutionary War Arms focuses on the arms used from the early exploratory period throughout the colonial period and the American Revolution. Arranged chronologically, it contains definitive descriptions of the pre-flintlock and flintlock shoulder arms used in North America and detailed accounts of the development and progression of military regulation shoulder arms of the major colonial powers from the early eighteenth century through the Revolutionary War. Lavishly illustrated with more than four hundred vivid photographs of muskets, rifles, carbines, and other arms, this book offers an intelligent analysis of the shoulder arms procured and used by the colonists, colonial and state governments, and the Continental Congress.
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The Bowie Knife

Unsheathing an American Legend

Author: Norm Flayderman

Publisher: Andrew Mowbray Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 512

View: 7238

The fact, fiction and folklore of the world's most famous fighting knife. New insights upon such intriguing topics as Westward Expansion, the Civil War, the Alamo, the Gold Rush, Dueling in American and Old Southern Culture. A true celebration of the American Experience.
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Manhattan Firearms

Author: Waldo E. Nutter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780811704694

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 250

View: 5451

Traces the Manhattan background from its formation in 1855 to its succession by the American Standard Tool Company in 1869 Illustrated with photographs by noted collector Miles W. Standish Manhattan's activities spanned the years 1855 to 1873--an exciting period in American firearms that witnessed the high development of the percussion revolver, its rapid decline in the post-Civil War years, and the emergence of metallic cartridge arms. Substantiated by original records, the author discusses Manhattan's four patents, the connection of the Manhattan .22 caliber revolvers with the early usage of the .22 long cartridges, a lawsuit between Smith & Wesson and Herman Boker & Company, as well as many other aspects of Manhattan's history. A serious work on an American maker, this book constitutes a significant contribution to firearms history and merits a place on the bookshelf of every arms collector and enthusiast.
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Standard Catalog of Colt Firearms

Author: James Tarr

Publisher: Gun Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440237478

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 288

View: 1337

The ultimate reference guide for every Colt enthusiast! In Standard Catalog of Colt Firearms 2nd Edition, you'll find identifying details, historical background, up-to-date value data and more than 450 brilliant, full-color photos of all your favorite Colt firearms--old and new! From the first Paterson pistols to the new Rail Guns for the tactical crowd, concealable New Agents, AR-style carbines and competition rifles, Standard Catalog of Colt Firearms 2nd Edition covers them all! 2500 price listings, with up-to-date gun values and detailed descriptions for more than 500 models of Colt firearms. Updates, including all of the hottest new models introduced since the last edition, make Standard Catalog of Colt Firearms 2nd Edition your go-to source for everything "Colt."
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Standard Catalog of Military Firearms

The Collector's Price and Reference Guide

Author: Philip Peterson

Publisher: F&W Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781440246760

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 544

View: 7304

Military and nautical engineering.
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Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson

Author: Jim Supica,Richard Nahas

Publisher: F&W Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781440245633

Category: Smith and Wesson firearms

Page: 528

View: 1096

The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 4th Edition is the ultimate S&W gun guide! In this highly anticipated, detailed revision is a fully annotated identification and price guide to the world of Smith & Wesson revolvers, semi-autos, shotguns, rifles, military arms and other collectibles. 144 new pages for a grand total of 528 pages of pure Smith & Wesson 14 new revolver models added since last edition Dozens of new variations of the M&P pistol New S&W rifles and shotguns, including many new M&P 15 rifles Hundreds of detailed, full-color photos Smith & Wesson gun values and collector information For fans of Smith & Wesson firearms, Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 4th Edition is a must-have. With listings organized to quickly and accurately identify firearms, and nearly 800 models of Smith & Wesson guns and variations, including many models not found in other firearm-pricing guides, this is the book for Smith & Wesson enthusiasts and collectors.
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