Out of Print titles ...

‘AUSTRALIAN SERVICE LONGARMS’ Skennerton  Hard cover with dust jacket, 9 x 6in., 231 pp, 130 illust., 1976. Print run 2,000 numbered copies, plus 500  overseas editions. ISBN 0 9597438 0 4. Out of print 1985. Ian Skennerton’s first title, a study of the service rifles and carbines from the ‘Brown Bess’ of the first fleet, through colonial days and federation up to the 7.62mm L1A1. In today’s market, copies sell for: Exc-Fine condition.. c.$120.00, Used $70.00-$110.00

Also check out Ian Skennerton's special 'For Sale' list on the For Sale page. This has some quite rare research material on offer, the list is likely to change as some items may be 'one off'. Some large armourer's charts may be available at Ian's table at gun shows but due to the size and considerable topical range of the various drawings, it is probably best to order direct.  

‘AUSTRALIAN SERVICE BAYONETS’ Skennerton Hard cover with dust jacket, 9 x 6in., 134 pp, 100 illust., 1977. Printed 2,000 numbered copies. Out of print since 1987. ISBN 0 9598438 1 2.
A companion to ‘Australian Service Longarms’, this describes the associated issue bayonets. Some experimental models are shown. While all variants are to be found in the ‘British & Commonwealth Bayonets’, descriptions and colonial issues are more detailed. Exc-Fine condition... c.$45.00, Used $30.00-$50.00

 

 

 

Possible future titles ...

‘TREATISE ON THE SNIDER’ Skennerton
Hard cover with dust jacket, 9 x 6in., 181 pp, 90 illust., 1977. Print run 2,000 copies. 
ISBN 0 9597438 7 1. Out of print since early in 1986. A thorough look at Britain’s first general issue breech-loader, many being converted from percussion Enfields. New edition with previously unknown Mk1* Canadian short rifle, Indian and constabulary models, newly published; '.577 Snider Enfield Rifles & Carbines'. Exc-Fine condition ... c.$40.00, Used ... $25.00-$30.00
  'RULE BRITANNIA’ Ian Skennerton
Rifle & Carbine Issues of the British Empire
Hard cover w/ dust jacket, 11 x 8 in., c. 450 pages, 1,000 illust. in full colour. From the Baker flintlock rifle, through Brunswick, P'1853 Enfield, Snider, Martinis & Lee-Enfield to the current issue automatics.
ISBN not yet allocated. Likely price  ...   ...  c. US$90.00
Presentation copies also, of 300 numbered & autographed copies, in slip cases.   POSTPONED
‘DE LISLE COMMANDO CARBINE’ Skennerton
Soft cover, 9 x 6in., 32 pp, 30 illust., soft cover, printed 1981. ISBN 0 949749 00 1. Out of print 1986. In demand for content detail but this monograph has now been updated by SAIS #13, ‘Special Service Lee- Enfields’ which describes the De Lisle and gas-operated self-loading Lee-Enfield conversions more fully with new material and illustrations.
Exc.-Fine condition ... c.$30.00
Used condition  ... $10.00-$20.00
  'AMERICA'S ENFIELD - Patt. 1913, Patt. 1914 & U.S. Model 1917 Rifles’ Skennerton
Hard cover, 11 x 8 in., c. 240 pages, 400+ illust. in drawings & photographs, planned for 2009.
ISBN not yet allocated. Colour plate inserts.
Much expanded upgrade of the ‘U.S. Enfield’ which was published in 1983. Much more information on the US Model 1917 and specialist development. Larger size page format and many more illustrations including full colour plates.     POSTPONED
‘The BRITISH SPIKE BAYONET’ Skennerton
Paperback, 9 x 6 in., 32 pp, 30 illust., 1983.
ISBN 0 949749 01 X.
The WW2 No.4 spike evolved through 3 Marks and minor variations and was also applied to the Sten MC. The No.4 bayonet was also manufactured in Canada and Pakistan. In Exc.-Fine condition ... c.$20.00
In Used condition, about ... $10.00

Small Arms Identification Series (S.A.I.S.) of 24 titles was complete with #24 '9mm Sten Mk V & Mk VI Machine Carbines'. The User Guide or Handbook series comprises of 40 titles, per our Handbook page.
Of these, now SAIS #6 is out of print along with Handbook #9 (Win. Mod. 61) and #10 (Win. Mod. 70)
Work postponed on 'Rule Britannia' & 'America's Enfield'.
Main efforts now are directed to documentary and firearms DVD/CD sets, e.g. 'Sparrow Force', 'Pattern Room', 'Faris Catalogue' and 'Small Arms Series Live' - see DVD-CD
‘U.S. ENFIELD’ Skennerton
Hard cover, dust jacket, 9 x 6in., 188 pp, 250 illust, 1983. Print 2,500 copies. ISBN 0 959749 02 8.
Out of print since 1987. Britain’s Pattern 1913 & 1914 rifles and their US Model 1917 cousin. Considerable more new information and illustrations with a greater emphasis on the US Model have resulted in a new volume being planned for 2001. Exc.-Fine condition ... c.$130.00, Used ... $80.00-$95.00

The Small Arms Identification Series (S.A.I.S.) is now complete with #24 '9mm Sten Mk V & Mk VI Machine Carbines'. The User Guide or Handbook series comprises of 40 titles.      See our Handbook page.
Work postponed on 'Rule Britannia' - British Empire Rifles & Carbines from pre-1800, and 'America's Enfield'.
Our main efforts now are directed to documentary and technical DVD/CD sets, e.g. 'Sparrow Force', 'Pattern Room & H. Woodend Memorial', 'Faris Memorial & Catalogue', 'Small Arms Series Live'  see DVD-CD
‘BRITISH SERVICE LEE’ Skennerton
Hard cover with dust jacket, 11 x 8 in., 410 pp, 500+ illust., 1982 & 1987. Print runs, 2 editions and presentation edition, 8,000+ copies. ISBN 0 949738 8 X. All editions out of stock 1981. Pre-cursor to the ‘Lee-Enfield Story’, this is regarded by many as a ‘first edition’ although the more ensuing ‘Lee-Enfield Story’ had much more detail, serial nos., better paper & illustrations.
In Exc.- Fine condition ... over $100.00,
Used condition ... $60.00-$80.00

‘The BROAD ARROW’ Skennerton
British & Empire Factory Production, Proof, Inspection, Armourers, Unit & Issue Markings. 
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 140 pp, circa 80 illust., 2001. ISBN 0 949749 43 5.
Hard cover numbered edition is now sold out.
Thousands of service markings are illustrated and their applications on rifles, pistols, edged weapons, &c. described. Invaluable reference on unit markings, also ideal for medal collectors. 
Exc - Fine pb $80+ for paperback, $120+ for hard cover
‘BRITISH SERVICE LEE’ Presentation, numbered copy edition, autographed. Skennerton
Deep maroon leatherette cover, gold-block lettering on cover, 11 x 8 in., 410 pp, c.1,300 illust., 1982. Three hundred hand-numbered copies printed, mostly pre-publication orders. This edition was printed on gloss art paper which renders photographs and illustrations better defined than the standard edition. Current value largely depends upon condition of the copy. ...
c. $90.00 to $120.00
‘B.S.A. CATALOGUE’ circa 1910  
Soft cover, 10 x 7 in., 48 pp, 2-colour printing.
Describes B.S.A. production Lee-Enfield military & sporting models, Cadet & small-bore Martinis, War Office Pattern trainers, air rifles, rifle club & optical sights, ammunition and more. 
Well illustrated, this 1999 facsimile reprint has even better definition than original copies which have survived. Reproduced on quality art paper, worth $20+.
‘LEE-ENFIELD STORY’  Skennerton 
H
ard cover with dust jacket, 11 x 8 in., 504 pp, c.1,000 illust., 1993. ISBN 0 949749 15 X.
The Lee-Metford, Lee-Enfield, S.M.L.E. & No.4 Series Rifles & Carbines, 1888 to the Present.
Printed on matte art paper, thread-sewn perfect binding.
With expanded index & markings sections, this is now regarded as the 2nd edition Skennerton.
Out of print from 2006, value largely depends upon copy condition. ...  ...  c. $70.00 to $90.00
‘BRITISH & COMMONWEALTH BAYONETS’ Regular edition 
Skennerton & Richardson

Hard cover, thread-sewn perfect binding, dust jacket only on the original U.S. edition, 11 x 8 in., 404 pp, c.1,300 b&w illust., 1986. ISBN 0 949749 04 4. Printed on regular matte paper, with index. Standard reference for British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, South African & Indian bayonets.
Out of print in 2012. Value depends upon the condition. ...   ...  generally from $100-$150+ 
‘LEE-ENFIELD STORY’ Presentation, numbered copy edition, autographed. Skennerton 
Dark maroon leatherette cover, gold-block lettering on mock grain-leather cover, 11 x 8 in., 504 pp, c.1,000 illust., 1993. One hundred hand-numbered copies printed, mostly pre-publication orders. Printed on gloss art paper, this results in the photographs and drawings being better defined than in the standard print-run. Unavailable after 1995, value largely depends on copy condition...  ...  c. $95.00 to $120.00
S.A.I.S. No.6 - ‘BRITISH RERVICE SWORDS & LANCES’ Skennerton
Celloglossed card cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, with over 60 pattern drawings, sewn binding & laminated cover, 1994. ISBN 0 949749 36 9. Referenced from turn of the century tables & drawings, specifications and measurements have been added from ‘List of Changes in British War Material’ to make an invaluable reference on the various patterns of swords, sabres, foils & lances. Depending upon condition, sells for between $12 and $25

‘BRITISH & COMMONWEALTH BAYONETS’ Presentation, numbered edition 
Skennerton & Richardson

Maroon leatherette covered, gold-blocked lettering on cover, 11 x 8 in., 404 pp, c.1,300 illust., 1986. Printed on gloss art paper which renders the photographs and illustrations better defined than those in the standard edition. Out of print in late 2008. Value depends upon the condition...   ...  $150 to $180+ 

‘A TREATISE ON THE BRITISH MILITARY MARTINI Vol. III, Manufacture, Training Arms & Accessories’   Temple & Skennerton
Hard cover, 11 x 8 in., 178 pp, 350 illust., dust jacket, 1995. ISBN 0 9596108 7 1.
Final volume of the series, a wealth of information on manufacture, markings on Martini rifles and carbines and the many Martini accessories and fittings. Copies in as new condition fetch $120-$150, used, circa. $100.
‘The BRITISH SNIPER’ Skennerton
Hard cover, 11 x 8 in., 266 pp, circa 600 illust., dust jacket, 1984. ISBN 0 949749 03 6.
British & Commonwealth Sniping, 1915-1983. Great War sniping rifle origins, Galilean sights and ensuing British sniper rifle development along with the contemporary Canadian, Australian South African and Indian issues and specialist production in some of those countries. Indexed. Unavailable since 2001, value largely depends upon copy condition. ...  ...  c. $100.00 to $140.00

‘AUSTRALIAN MILITARY RIFLES & BAYONETS’ Skennerton 
Hard cover edition, 9 x 6 in., 124 pp, 205 illust., dust jacket, 1988. ISBN 0 949749 11 7. 
200 years of service longarms and bayonets from colonial times through federation. Brown Bess thru' percussion Enfield, Snider and Martini rifles, short rifles & carbines, thru' long and short Lee-Enfields to 7.62mm L1A1 and current issue 5.56mm F88 Steyr AUG. As new $90, used condition circa $75. Soft cover edition fetches c.$50-$60

‘INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH GRENADES’ Skennerton
Paperback, 9 x 6in., 56 pp, 130 different grenades illustrated, 1988. ISBN 0 949749 10 9. After a brief introduction, the British numbered procession of H.E., illumination, signal, smoke, gas, chemical, A.T. and blast grenades are described. Rodded & cup grenades for rifle projection also figure prominently, from the grenade No. 1 in 1908 to No. 95 in the 1950s.
$15 to $30 depending upon condition.

An Armourer's Perspective: .303 No.4(T) SNIPER RIFLE and the Holland & Holland Connection’ Laidler & Skennerton 
Hard cover edition, 9 x 6 in., 126 pp, 80 illust., no dust jacket, 1993. ISBN 0 949749 17 6. 
In depth study of the WW2 British & Canadian sniper rifle, its accoutrements & accessories through to the 7.62mm L42A1 conversions. $120, used condition c.$100.
Early soft cover edition fetches c.$80+

‘SLR - Australia's FN FAL’ Skennerton
Hard & soft cover, 9 x 6in., 122 pp, 200 illust., 1989.
ISBN 0 9597438 13 3. Out of print during 2006.
In depth study of Australia's inch-FAL with initial reference to Britain & Canada. X8, L1 & L2 models with sub-variants such as American model, target model, prototypes, accessories, serial numbers, &c.
Copies sell for: Exc.- Fine, $100.00 hard cover,
Used from $80.00. For paperback edition, deduct 25%.

‘ACCURIZING & SHOOTING LEE-ENFIELDS’ Skennerton & Labudda 
Soft cover, thread-sewn binding, 2005. 11 x 8 in., 36 pp, well illustrated in colour. ISBN 0 949749 81 8.
Tips and tricks for competition shooting of early Lee-Enfield, SMLE and No.4 series rifles. Illustrated descriptions, use of tools and gauges, aperture rear sights and range accessories. Standard military and accurized set-up, stock bedding and fitting of heavy barrels also described. Lee-Enfield shooter's guide to success! $40+ 
 
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