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‘TREATISE ON AMMUNITION - 1887’
Hard cover, 9¾ x 6¼ in., 480 pp, 180 illust. with 9 additional full-colour
plates plus fold-out charts. Facsimile reprint 1999, with dust jacket. Very
well-detailed and fully indexed treatise on British service small arms
ammunition, gun ammunition, rockets, powder, charges, fuses, shot & projectiles.
Especially for 19th century artillery enthusiasts, this would have to be the
ultimate reference for ammunition of the period.
US$40.00, A$45.00 plus pack & post
GRENADES: British & Common-
wealth Hand & Rifle Grenades’
Hard cover, 11 x 8¼ in., 300 pp, 700 illust. plus colour plates. Descriptions
& technical detail of hand & rifle grenades, 1900 - 1970 along with
grenade launching cartridges, fuses & striker mechanisms, carrying
equipment, catapults, projectors and dischargers. Markings & filling
indicators make this an invaluable reference for military EOD and police bomb
disposal personnel. A list of VC recipients involving grenades is appended.
US$85.00, A$99.00 LAST COPIES
ARMS - 1929’ H.M.S.O.
Hard cover, 10¾ x 7 in., 429 pp plus fold-out charts, c.250 illust. Laminated dust jacket over gold-blocked leatherette cover like the original. Although designated
a ‘Small Arms Textbook’, over half the book (Part II) is titled ‘Ammunition’. Detailed descriptions of
components, production, ballistics, clips and tables with illustrations of those in service in other countries
too make this a prime source reference.
BRITISH GRENADES’ Landers
Soft cover, 10¾ x 8¼ in., 48 pp, 100+ line drawings & photos, 2002. ISBN 01
876713 13 5.
An updated successor to Ian Skennerton's 1988 'Introduction to British
Grenades' which is now out of print. Larger size format with more detail
and many more illustrations, an excellent,
inexpensive reference. A great companion to Rick's larger reference, 'British Grenade'.
US$20.00, A$25.00 LAST COPIES
|‘BOXER CARTRIDGE IN THE BRITISH SERVICE’
Hard cover, 9½ x 6in., 200 pp, 80 line drawing illust., dust jacket, 1977. ISBN 0 9596677 0 9.
A study of Daw’s and Boxer’s cartridges and their adoption by the War Office to proceed through Snider, Martini-Henry rifle & carbine loads and the shot & blank variants. Also revolver cartridges for Adams,
R.I.C., Very and 1-in. signal pistols, then .65 Gatling and .303 blank ammunition rounds out this comprehensive study.
||‘WORLD WAR 1 ARMAMENTS and the
.303 BRITISH CARTRIDGE’
Hard & soft covers, 9½ x 6in., 101 pp, 40 line drawing illust., hard cover edition has dust jacket, 1995. ISBN 0 9596677 8 4.
Special Great War requirements with trench warfare— grenade launchers, mortars, machine guns and new aerial requirements saw the development of many new variations of the .303 small arms ammunition, described here in detail.
PB $15.00, HC $20.00 LAST COPY
MANUAL on the .303 BRITISH SERVICE CARTRIDGE’
No. 1 - Ball Cartridges Temple
Soft cover, 9½ x 6in., 83 pp, over 100 line drawing illust., 1977. ISBN 0 9596677
2 5. $12.00
No.2 - Blank Cartridges
No.3 - Special Purpose Cartridges
No.4 - Dummy Cartridges (1)
No.5 - Dummy Cartridges (2)
Now Out of
||‘BRITISH MACHINE GUN CARTRIDGES’
0.4 - 0.65-inch
Calibres, 1870 - ca.1905.
Hard & soft covers, 9½ x 6in., 117 pp, 44 line drawings, hard cover edition has dust jacket, 1995.
ISBN 0 646 22020 9.
With the advent of machine guns later in the 19th century, cartridge development took on a new importance.
Gatling, Gardner, Maxim and Martini- Henry ammunition figure in this record along with the
introduction of smokeless powder.
PB $15.00, $20.00 LAST COPY