A Century of Lee-Metford & Lee-Enfield
Rifles & Carbines                       
 ISBN 978 0 949749 82 6

♢ Larger full A4 size, 608 pages (100+ more than LES)
♢ Heavy duty dust-jacket (210 gm)
♢ Original photos re-scanned & clarified with
    grey backgrounds deep-etched or removed
♢ Some hundred more hi-resolution photos
♢ Nearly 1,400 photographs & drawings
♢ New models, items & manufacturers detailed
♢ Improved layouts on larger size pages
♢ Expanded index, abbreviations & bibliography lists
♢ 16 full colour pages on matte art paper
♢ Ribbon markers in red, white & blue
♢ Printed end-papers

This study is the nett 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 & ammunition are arranged into specific groups & chapters.

There are five new chapters—
   • Preview, Model Identification
   • Lee-Enfield Hybrids
   • Serial Number Production Ranges
   • Component Parts Evolution
   • An Ammunition Summary

The Pattern Room collection and library (initially at Enfield RSAF, then at Nottingham MOD, and now at Leeds) has been the primary source for samples and records. With a larger format, this presentation sets a new standard for collectors, students & shooters of the venerable Lee-Enfield... indeed, for all arms books.

While the 'Lee-Enfield Story' has long been accepted as the definitive tome on the Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield rifle series, this new volume increases the record from 504 to 608 pages and features improved photographic detail, larger illustrations and an improved layout. The best comparison is best made with the two editions side by side and checking page by page.

A special slip-cased Presentation Edition is also available, limited to 303 numbered and signed copies. These feature gold embossed leatherette covers and gilded page edges. This is our first ever slip-cased commemorative. No expense has been spared in the production of surely the finest book ever on the renowned Lee-Enfield family.

DECEASED ESTATE - Ron passed away in May


A Catalogued Encyclopedia of
Collective Revolvers & Pistols                       
ISBN 978 0 949749 83 3

>  Full A4 page size
>  592 pages printed on matte art paper
>  Over 1,440 items catalogued in alphabetical order
>  Full colour printing with 3,550+ illustrations
>  Heavy duty dust-jacket (210 gm)
>  Ribbon markers in green, gold & black
>  Printed end-papers

Each section is arranged in an essential chronological sequence following the various models and their development. Indexed & cross-indexed. Technical data & notes accompanying each entry make this an ideal study. The colour illustrations provide more detail than is possible with so many more written words. In fact, the use of a magnifying glass can bring up fine detail even more.

This encyclopedia covers a wide range of models and makers of antique, historical, sporting, presentation, target and service issue pistols and revolvers. All from a lifetime of keen collecting.

Alphabetic categories are...
  A~ Australasia
  B~ British (other than Webley & Enfield)
  C~ Colt Firearms
  D~ Demonstration & Sectionised Cut-aways
  E~ Enfield R.S.A.F.
  F~ Free Western Europe (other than Germanic & Italy)
  G~ Germanic & Austro-Hungarian
  H~ High Standard & Mitchell
  I~ Italy
  J~ Iver Johnson
  K~ Signal & Flare Pistols
  L~ Likeness Reproductions
  M~ Miniatures & Models
  N~ Non-aligned Countries
  O~ Oriental
  P~ Presentation Engraved
  Q~ Sturm Ruger
  R~ Remington Arms
  S~ Smith & Wesson
  T~ Savage & Stevens
  U~ USSR & Eastern Europe
  V~ Various other North American Makers
  W~ Webley
  X~ Target & Competition
  Y~ South America
  Z~ Zuid Afrik Republic

Each handgun entry is numbered for ready reference.
Some are cross-referenced where they fall under more than one category: e.g. Maker / Presentation; Maker / Cut-away; or Australasian / Target; &c.

A special slip-cased Presentation Edition of 300 numbered copies with gold embossing and gilded page ends in leatherette covers. Gloss-art slip case has a cut-out window, a true collector's edition.

        United States & Canada      $79.50 USD
           Presentation edition *       $160.00 USD
        Australia & New Zealand      $99.00 AUD
           Presentation edition *       $185.00 AUD
                                                       [Prices include tax]

       United States & Canada      $30.00 USD
          Presentation edition         $45.00 USD
       Australia & New Zealand      $35.00 AUD
          Presentation edition          $60.00 AUD
                                                       [Prices include tax]

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                        Grants Pass, OR 97526-3517, USA
                        cell: 541 659 0373 (Bruce Smith) 
Australia~  Ian Skennerton Publishing                                     
                 PO Box 80, Labrador Q.4215, Australia
                 tel: 07 5594 7911  mob: 0406 925 976

West Australia~  Barry's Investment Services                             
                          8 Clapham St., Beckenham, WA 6107, Australia
                          tel: 08 9258 4109

New Zealand~ Graeme Barber, Mainland Arms                          
                      2 Cam Place, Harewood, Christchurch 8051
                      tel: 027 435 1940

United Kingdom~
 Jeremy Tenniswood                                       
                           2 Temple Rd., Colchester, Essex CO2 9JN, England
                           tel: 01206 368 787

Please contact U.K. and European distributors for local prices as these were not finalized as we went to print. Specifications
were upgraded a number of times after production commenced. The gold leaf embossing & page gilding is top quality and
the use of three different coloured, ribbon markers is a first in firearms reference book production; all are hand-crafted.


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