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Posted: 12/17/2010 10:36:21 PM EDT
I think most of us have found that the general "Guns of the World" books just don't cut it for us anymore.



Post (with a pic preferably) a book that is on a specific topic about guns.





I'll start with two.









U.S. Handguns of World War II: The Secondary Pistols and Revolvers by Charles Pate





This book is about all the pistols OTHER THAN the 1911. Great book.
Mauser: Military Rifles of the World by Robert Ball
This is the reference for .mil Mauser rifles.
Link Posted: 12/17/2010 10:38:06 PM EDT
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BTW, there is a book I'd LOVE to have.



Axis Pistols  



by Jan Still





but they run about $700-800 now.
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 3:04:43 AM EDT
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bump for day crew
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 3:14:39 AM EDT
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Got a bunch:



















































Of course Clawson's guide to the Colt .45 Service pistol and a whole bunch more.

I also have the "Handbook of automatic Pistols," by R. K. Wilson.














Kunhausen's books on the M1 and M14, The 1911, S&W revolvers, and Colt revolvers.

 
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 3:24:12 AM EDT
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his

this book has some weird shit in it. highly entertaining.
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 3:24:23 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/18/2010 3:38:55 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/18/2010 3:44:01 AM EDT
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Most of my gun books are more about using guns -vs- being about guns.  Does that count?



My favorite example...






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Link Posted: 12/18/2010 4:13:52 AM EDT
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"The FAL Rifle'' by Blake Stevens is a good one. Sorry, no pics.
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 4:39:52 AM EDT
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I have a few rare books, and a few really bad ones.

Link Posted: 12/18/2010 4:59:12 AM EDT
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Everything you wanted to know about Commercial Colt 1911/1911A1 pistols but were afraid to ask.
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 5:01:13 AM EDT
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The Long-Range War



Neat stuff in there, including a flat-top side charging AR10 - from the 70s.
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 5:02:47 AM EDT
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MAN!!!!.......why do all the really good threads happen when I'm on the road.
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 5:20:34 AM EDT
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I just ordered that......I love the weird stuff.
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 5:24:36 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/18/2010 5:28:05 AM EDT
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I have many more but this is the only one I have pics of.




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Great book about the introduction of repeaters in the Civil War.
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 5:38:49 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/18/2010 5:43:54 AM EDT
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Shotguns and Shooting  I, II, III by Micheal McIntosh.

If you didn't love shotguns before, you certainly will afterwords
Shotguns & shooting I

More shotguns & shooting

shooting & shotguns III
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 5:52:30 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/18/2010 6:39:55 AM EDT
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I has a lot of books














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Link Posted: 12/18/2010 9:01:04 AM EDT
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Here's an awesome book I have. There is an updated version out now as well.











Link Posted: 12/18/2010 1:01:42 PM EDT
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Quoted:

I have a few rare books, and a few really bad ones.



http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj47/schv/Misc/Books.jpg




I just ordered International Armament.
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 1:04:09 PM EDT
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Good books.  I have some, I don't have others.
More!!
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 1:54:32 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/18/2010 2:10:32 PM EDT
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Shotgunning, by Bob Brister.  It's about sporting, not tactical usage, of the shotgun.

The Muzzleloading Cap Lock Rifle, by Ned Roberts.

The Book of the Garand, Maj. Gen. Julian S. Hatcher

Link Posted: 12/18/2010 2:16:25 PM EDT
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couple of janes guides  my old man got for me when the us navy decided to throw them out they are older than i am.  Also on a side not i got a firearms of the worlds military from a school bookfair when i was in middle shcool my how times have changed dad has them all in his library so no picks.
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 3:46:07 PM EDT
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned it yet:

The Art of the Rifle by Jeff Cooper
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 3:49:16 PM EDT
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Applied Long Range Ballistics




Link Posted: 12/18/2010 4:00:26 PM EDT
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Ian Skennerton's "The Lee Enfield Story"

Law's "Backbone of the Wehrmacht"

De Witt Bailey's "Small Arms of the British Forces in America 1664-1815"  This one's a little dry, but still one hell of a book.

Grinslade's "Flintlock Fowlers"

That's just a few. I have more books than guns...

G
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 7:38:42 PM EDT
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Quoted:
Good books.  I have some, I don't have others.



More!!


My most valuable gun books are probably "The M16 Rifle and its Cartridge" by David R. Hughes (worth at least $400 last I checked), "The M16 Controversies" by Thomas L. McNaugher (no idea other than it's really rare), and "The Great Rifle Controversy" by Edward Ezell (also very rare). Not only are they worth money, but they are worth way more than that to me because they discuss my dad's role in the development of the M16. The original "The Black Rifle" by Ezell also belongs in that group for me, although it isn't really what I'd call a rare book....    Many of my older and more obscure books were my dad's, but the ones that actually involved him I had to obtain for myself.
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 10:46:28 PM EDT
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Quoted:



Quoted:

Good books. I have some, I don't have others.
More!!




My most valuable gun books are probably "The M16 Rifle and its Cartridge" by David R. Hughes (worth at least $400 last I checked), "The M16 Controversies" by Thomas L. McNaugher (no idea other than it's really rare), and "The Great Rifle Controversy" by Edward Ezell (also very rare). Not only are they worth money, but they are worth way more than that to me because they discuss my dad's role in the development of the M16. The original "The Black Rifle" by Ezell also belongs in that group for me, although it isn't really what I'd call a rare book.... Many of my older and more obscure books were my dad's, but the ones that actually involved him I had to obtain for myself.




Ezell has some good stuff. I just picked up (tonight) a Small Arms of the World for my brother for Christmas.
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 10:49:55 PM EDT
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Kalashnikov Rifles and Their Variations by Joe Poyer.
Link Posted: 12/18/2010 10:55:25 PM EDT
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He did a real good job of assembling material from various sources and it remains the single most important one volume work on the Confederate Whitworth sharpshooter.   He also covers the firearms and it was cited it in my own research.  It will be superceded in a few years by a book from two Englishmen who have been researching British whitworth exports to the Confederacy.
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