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‘TREATISE ON AMMUNITION - 1887’ H.M.S.O.
Hard cover, 9 x 6 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$25.00, A$25.00

 
‘BRITISH GRENADES: British & Common-
wealth Hand & Rifle Grenades’ 
Landers
Hard cover, 11 x 8 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 V.C. recipients involving grenade use is appended.   US$85.00, A$90.00
‘TEXTBOOK of SMALL ARMS - 1929’ H.M.S.O.
Hard cover, 10 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.  US$39.50, $49.50
‘IDENTIFICATION HANDBOOK of
 BRITISH GRENADES’ 
Landers
Soft cover, 10 x 8 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. A larger size format with more detail and many more illustrations, this SAIS style handbook is an excellent but inexpensive reference. A great companion to Rick's bigger reference with Norman Bonney & Gary Oakley, 'British Grenade'.  US$10.00

 
‘BOXER CARTRIDGE IN THE BRITISH SERVICE’ Temple
Hard cover, 9 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.  US$20.00, A$25.00
‘WORLD WAR 1 ARMAMENTS and the
 .303 BRITISH CARTRIDGE’
Temple
Hard & soft covers, 9 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; A$15.00, A$20.00

 
‘IDENTIFICATION MANUAL on the .303 BRITISH SERVICE CARTRIDGE’
No. 1 - Ball Cartridges
Temple
Soft cover, 9 x 6in., 83 pp, over 100 line drawing illust., 1977. ISBN 0 9596677 2 5.  US$10.00
No. 4 - Dummy Cartridges [1] Temple
Soft cover, 9 x 6in., 84 pp, over 100 line drawing illust., 1977. ISBN 0 9596677 2 5.  US$10.00
No. 5 - Dummy Cartridges [2] Temple
Soft cover, 9 x 6in., 78 pp, over 100 line drawing illust., 1977. ISBN 0 9596677 2 5.  US$10.00
                                    All three books for $25.00
No.2 - Blank Cartridges & No.3 - Special Purpose Cartridges are now out of print
‘BRITISH MACHINE GUN CARTRIDGES’ Temple
0.4 - 0.65-inch Calibres, 1870 - ca.1905.
Hard & soft covers, 9 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 US$15.00, HC US$20.00; A$15.00, A$20.00
‘IDENTIFICATION MANUAL on the .303 BRITISH SERVICE CARTRIDGE’
No. 2 - Blank Cartridges

No. 3 - Special Purpose Cartridges

are
now out of print
 

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