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AUSTRALIAN ANTIQUE ARMS & HISTORY
- The best of John Swinfield
Edited & Produced by Ian Skennerton
Hard cover with dust jacket, 312 pages, 12 x 8½ in. A4 size, 500 photos
including 8 colour plates.
Published in 2009, ISBN 978-0-949749-97-0.
From 1960, John was columnist for the 'Sporting Shooter' and then 'Guns
Australia' periodicals. Also a record of collecting in Australia, the
personalities, shows and so much more. Quality production on art paper with a
A$60.00, US$45.00 plus p&p
BRIEF HISTORY & DETAILED NOMINAL
ROLL OF THE 5TH LIGHT HORSE, AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE, 1914-1918
Hard cover with dust jacket, 322 pages, 12 x
8½ in. A4 size, 70 illustrations including 2 colour plates.
Published in 2010, ISBN 978-0-646-52164-0.
Excellent resume of their action on Gallipoli and Palestine with full nominal
rolls of 5LH and 30 reinforcements plus 'B' Sqn. 11th LH.
TIN HAT FOR TOMMY
J. Anthony Carter, Tharston Press. Hard cover, 80 pages, 6½ x 9½
in. 23 illustrations with 4 pages in colour,
A concise history of the development and use of steel helmets in the British
Army during two World Wars. The patents, the Brodie helmet, different patterns,
liners, modifications, production, helmet Marks I, II, III, IV, V & Airborne
forces, Civil Defence, markings, &c.
MILITARY INK ~ The pen at war
Scott Novzen, International
Military Antiques 2010
Hard cover, 96 pages, 12 x 8½ in. with hundreds of illustrations as line
drawings & duotones.
Featured in I.M.A. advertisements since 1985, these captioned classics range
from Viking raiders through Napoleonic era through WW1 & WW2 to Iraq. Six pages
of notes at the end detail the characters. A great gift and coffee table book
that will provide hours of entertainment.
GUNS OF THE GURKHAS
Hard covers, 128 pages, 11½ x 8 in. size, full colour. Hundreds of illustrations.
From the flintlock musket to Lee-Enfield. Of special interest are the Brunswick,
Gurkha percussion Enfield, Sharps, Snider, Bira volley gun, Martini, Gahendra,
Lee-Metford, SMLE Mk III, SMLE Mk III*, Vickers, Lewis & Sten. Nepalese
manufacture as well as British imports are described along with their bayonets &
accessories. Now out of stock
FIRST IN' - South Vietnam May 1965
Ray Bate BEM
Soft cover, 12 x 8½ in. A4 size, 40 illust. including colour covers & map,
Published in 2007, ISBN 978-0-9497494-85-7.
A personal account, the first Australian contingent to South Vietnam in 1965,
logistics and Provost Corps. A valuable reference, photos and record of VC
terrorist bombings, &c.
COLONIAL GARRISON 1817-1824
48th Foot in New South Wales colony
Clem Sargent, Canberra, 1996
Limp cover, matte art paper, colour plates,
200 pages. 12 x
8½ in. size with index.
The Northamptonshire Regiment in NSW and Van Diemen's Land, a record of their
posting, issue arms, medals list, nominal rolls and details of those who became
settlers after discharge with their details, employment, &c. A$40.00
‘ARMS IN THE SERVICE OF QUEENSLAND
Hard cover w/ dust jacket, printed end
10 x 7½ in., 240 pp, over 140 photos & drawings.
ISBN 0-949749-34-6, 1997.
Muskets, rifles, carbines, pistols, bayonets, machine guns,
guns, naval vessels and fortifications of this 19th century colony. Well-researched study
on Qld. Defence Force issues as
well as army, navy, police & penal forces.
War Office monthly issues,
bound as volumes by Commanding Officers. Hard
series to cover 1860 thru' 1926.
arms and trivia such as admirals’ chamber pots
of bound volumes,
chargers, rifle chests & ammunition boxes,
Reference here is
or militaria. The List of Changes were often referred to in official
correspondence and papers.
Land forces, Naval forces and later, Air Ministry, were separate services to
which a distinguishing letter was applied, ‘L’ for land, ‘N’ for naval and ‘A’
for air; ‘C’ was used where an
These five volumes are available as a set ... ...
Full set special ... $85.00
Australian Load Carrying Equipment of British, American & Local Origin.
Hard cover with dust jacket, 11 x 8½ in., 128 pp, approx 250 illust. plus 8-page full colour
illustrated section with appropriate uniforms and small arms. ISBN 0 646 35322 5, 1998.
The pouches, slings, haversacks, leather & webbing, bandoliers, frogs, &c. from earliest Colonial days
in the eighteenth century to current issues, and on into the future.
Also includes current the NATO stock numbers.
‘WINCHESTER CATALOGUE No. 83’
Winchester Repeating Arms Co.
Soft embossed cover, 9 x 6 in., 88 pp with 60 illust. Facsimile reprint of desirable 1925 edition,
more than just a
contemporary catalogue. This edition features technical descriptions of 20 models available at the time; lever, pump, bolt and self-loading
rimfire, center-fire rifles and shotguns. Particularly useful are the drawings and descriptions of cartridges marketed by Winchester at the time as well.
cover and binding, similar
Ammunition technology of the day is
detailed. A$49.50, US$39.50
‘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.