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‘AUSTRALIAN SERVICE MACHINEGUNS’ Skennerton
Hard & soft covers, 9 x 6 in., 122 pp, 150 illust. Hard cover edition has dust jacket, 1989. ISBN 0 949749 12 5. One hundred years of issue machine & sub-machine guns, from .450 Gatling & Nordenfelt to today’s 5.56mm Minimi. SAF Lithgow production of the Vickers, Bren & F1 rates special mention as does the 9mm Austen & Owen machine carbines made in Victoria & New South Wales during World War 2. 
Few paperbacks left- US$25.00, A$30.00




              
‘BRITISH SMALL ARMS of World War 2’ Skennerton 
The Complete Reference Guide to Weapons, Maker’s Codes & 1936-1946 Contracts. 
Hard cover w/ dust jacket, 9 x 6 in., 110 pp, 36 illust., 1988. ISBN 0 949749 09 5. Lanchester, Sten, Veseley, Vickers, Bren, Besa, Hotchkiss, Lewis & Thompson guns are detailed, regards contract details, quantities made and manufacturers’ codes.
US$25.00 A$33.00
Note—
Also see the ‘Small Arms Identification Series’ (S.A.I.S.) page for details of:
‘9mm Austen & Owen Mk I SMG’ [SAIS #3]
‘.303 Bren LMG’ [SAIS #5]
‘.303 Vickers Machine Gun Mk I’ [SAIS #8]
‘9mm Sten Machine Carbine Mks I, I*, 2 & 3’ [SAIS #11]
'.303 Lewis Machine Gun [SAIS #14]
'.45 Thompson SMG' [SAIS #17]
'.30 Model 1919A4 Browning MG' [SAIS #21]
'9mm Sten Machine Carbine Mks V, VI & II(S) [SAIS #24]
‘TEXTBOOK of SMALL ARMS-1929’ HMSO
Hard cover, 10 x 7 in., 429 pages with extra fold-out charts, illustrated. Laminated dust jacket over gold-blocked leatherette cover and binding, similar to the original copies. Best known of British service textbooks, detailing British, European and American rifles, pistols, machine guns, grenades, swords, bayonets and ammunition. Ammunition technology of the day is particularly well detailed. A true collectors’ reference library must. US $39.50, A$49.50 

The Small Arms Identification Series features military descriptions of these service machine guns, sub-machine guns & machine carbines.

Details include service parts nomenclature and exploded parts drawings and lists, along with service stripping, maintenance, accessories, et cetera.

US $10.00, A$12.00
‘MUNITIONS OF WAR’ B.S.A. Co. Ltd.
Soft cover, 10 x 7 in., 56 pp, well illust., original copy published circa 1919, reprinted 1999.
Originally a joint record of the B.S.A. and Daimler contribution to the war effort, relevant sections on the S.M.L.E. rifle and Lewis gun production is reprinted here. Rifle manufacture, exploded parts illustration and parts listed, and period photographs of aircraft with aerial mounting of the Lewis make this an excellent library reference. US $9.95, A$12.00
           

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