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.303 RIFLE No. 1, S.M.L.E.  Skennerton 
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, over 60 illust.; photos, assembly drawings, durable thread-sewn binding & plastic laminated covers, 1993, reprint 2000, updated 2004. ISBN 0 949749 19 2.
Ideal for a workshop & ready reference, exploded parts diagrams, stripping & assembly details & accessories information. Components of the different Mk I, Mk III & III* models are compared, visually and in text. Ideal for the beginner and advanced collector alike.
(SAIS #1)  US$10.00, A$12.00


SPECIAL PURPOSE LEE-ENFIELDS
Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, over 60 illust. in photos & line drawings, durable thread-sewn binding with laminated covers, 2001. ISBN 0 949749 25 7. Historical & technical descriptions of limited production De Lisle silenced commando carbine models and assorted gas operated conversions of the Lee- Enfield rifle in England, New Zealand, South Africa & Australia, over forty-year time frame.
Now Out of Print - copies fetch $15-$20 ea.
.303 RIFLE No. 4  Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, over 60 illust.; photos, assembly & pattern drawings, thread- sewn binding & plastic laminated covers, 1993, reprinted & updated, 2001. ISBN 0 949749 20 6.
The best ready reference & workshop guide for any restoration or identification along with the stripping & assembly details, accessories information & markings. Components drawings compare the different production & model variations.
(SAIS #2)  US$10.00, A$12.00
.303 LEWIS MACHINE GUN  Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, over 60 illust.; photos, assembly & pattern drawings, durable stitched binding & plastic laminated covers, 2001. ISBN 0 949749 42 7.
Lewis ground and aircraft gun variants in British Empire service along with references to its US counterpart manufactured by Savage. The service details, maintenance & stripping, accessories & spares are described in this classic reference. 
Now Out of Print - copies fetch $15-$20 ea.
9mm AUSTEN Mk I & OWEN Mk I SMG  Skennerton  
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, over 60 illust.; photos, assembly & pattern drawings. Durable stitched binding with plastic laminated covers, 1993, reprinted 2008. ISBN 0 949749 24 9.
Australia’s best known machine carbines detailed and stripped; full components lists & exploded parts drawings. Sections on armourer stripping & assembly details, accessories & markings and notes on the different models.
(SAIS #3) US$10.00, A$12.00
.450 & .303 MARTINI RIFLES & CARBINES  Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, over 60 illust.; photos, assembly & pattern drawings, stitched binding, plastic laminate cover, 2002.
ISBN 0 949749 44 3.
.450 Martini-Henry, .303 Martini-Metford & .303 Martini-Enfield conversions plus exploded detail drawings of all parts with armourer maintenance & service manual stripping instructions. Many accessories listed along with List of Changes references.  (SAIS #15)  US$10.00, A$12.00
.303 RIFLE No. 5 Mk I  Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, over 60 illust.; photos, assembly & pattern drawings, durable sewn binding & plastic laminated cover, 1994.
ISBN 0 949749 21 4.
Continuing the Lee-Enfield series of armourer service maintenance, this also details the various No.4 and No.5 serial number ranges so that a ‘fake’ No.5 can be readily identified. Original lightened parts between the No.4 & No.5 are also compared. (SAIS #4)  US$10.00, A$12.00
BRITISH EMPIRE CADET TRAINING RIFLES  Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, over 60 illust.; photos, assembly & pattern drawings, durable stitched binding & plastic laminated cover, 2003. ISBN 0 949749 45 1.
Martini & Magazine Lee Morris tubes, Cadet Martinis, War Office trainers, Ross, Mossberg & Cooey trainers cover British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand & South African issues with .22 Lee-Enfield variants. (SAIS #16) US$10.00, A$12.00
.303 BREN LIGHT MACHINE GUN Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, over 60 illust.; photos, assembly & pattern drawings, durable thread-sewn binding with plastic laminated cover, 1994. Updated 2004. ISBN 0 949749 23 0.
Four different marks of Bren described with sizeable array of interchangeable parts & sub- assemblies. Accessories, company & battalion spares are shown along with service stripping & maintenance schedules. (SAIS #5)
US$10.00, A$12.00
.45 THOMPS0N SUB-MACHINE GUN  Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, over 70 illust.; photos, assembly & pattern drawings, durable stitched binding & plastic laminated cover, 2003. ISBN 0 949749 46 X.
Thompson in British, Canadian, Australian & Commonwealth service. Model 1928A1 & M1, accessories and parts drawings with armourers maintenance & stripping instructions. Serial numbers, markings and inspection are also discussed. (SAIS #17)  US$10.00, A$12.00

 
BRITISH SERVICE SWORD & LANCE PATTERNS  Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, with over 60 pattern drawings, sewn binding & laminated cover, 1994. ISBN 0 949749 36 9.
Extracted 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.
Now Out of Print - copies fetch $15-$20 ea.
7.62mm L42A1 SNIPER, L39A1, L8 & 2A LEE-ENFIELD CONVERSIONS  Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, 80 illust.; photos, assembly & armourer drawings. Stitched binding, plastic coated cover, 2004. ISBN 0 949749 48 6.
7.62mm NATO ROF conversions, trade and India's Ishapore recent variant of Rifle No.1 (SMLE). Lithgow conversion of trials No.6 carbine also described. Also lists serial nos., manufacturer marks & inspection. (SAIS #18)  US$10.00, A$12.00  

 
.303 LEE-METFORD & LEE-ENFIELD RIFLES & CARBINES Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, over 60 illust.; photos, assembly & pattern drawings, thread-sewn binding & plastic laminated cover, 1997.
ISBN 0 949749 25 7.
Using Enfield factory inspectorate drawings, the different models of ‘Long Lee’ rifles & carbines with all components are laid bare, make this an invaluable reference. Accessories are also shown. (SAIS #7)  US$10.00, A$12.00 
AUSTRALIA'S S.M.L.E. VARIATIONS  Skennerton & Labudda
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, 75+ illust.; photos, assembly & armourers drawings. Stitched binding, plastic coated cover, 2004. ISBN 0 949749 49 4.
Special Lithgow models of the No.1 Rifle are described, along with the Heavy barrels, sniper model and competition aperture sights and No.6 Jungle Carbine. Wartime OA, BA, FA and WA annex production details along with bayonets and the later 7.62mm trials and conversion of No.1 and No.6 models. (SAIS #19)  US$10.00, A$12.00 


 

.303 VICKERS MACHINE GUN Mk I Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, over 60 illust.; photos, assembly & pattern drawings, durable stitched binding & plastic laminated cover, 1997. ISBN 0 949749 22 2.
The ground pattern Vickers gun is stripped down to expose the mechanical wonders of one of the world’s most famous and reliable machine guns. Service details, maintenance & stripping, accessories & spares are described in this classic reference. (SAIS #8)  US$10.00, A$12.00 

 
.577 PATTERN 1853 RIFLE MUSKET & SNIDER-ENFIELD  Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, 60+ illust.; photos, assembly & armourers drawings. Stitched binding, plastic laminated, 2005. ISBN 0 949749 63 X.
The first general issue British rifle & carbine series was made on production line machinery, and features interchangeable component parts along with bayonets and accessories. The relevant Snider breech-loaders and Indian models are also detailed. (SAIS #20)  US$10.00, A$12.00

 
.455 WEBLEY No. 1 REVOLVERS Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, 60+ illust.; photos, assembly & pattern drawings, thread-sewn binding, laminated cover, 1997. ISBN 0 949749 30 3.
A ready comparison of the various marks of Webley service revolvers with interchangeability charts of parts between Mks 1 - VI. An invaluable reference for owners of the .455 Webley revolvers, for maintenance or restoration.
(SAIS #9)  US$10.00, A$12.00


 

.30 cal. BROWNING MODEL 1919A4 MACHINE GUN  Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, more than 60 illust.; photos, assembly & armourers drawings. Durable stitched binding & plastic laminated covers, 2006. ISBN 0 949749 32 X.
United States, British, Canadian and Australian pams & manuals are the basis for this study of the decades of service of this renowned flexiblae & fixed gun. Relevant armourer information on set-up and timing also makes this a comprehensive reference. (SAIS #21)  US$10.00, A$12.00

 
.303 RIFLE No. 3, PATTERN 1914 & SNIPING VARIANTS  Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, over 60 illust.; photos, assembly & pattern drawings, durable thread-sewn binding, laminated plastic covers, 1998. ISBN 0 949749 36 2.
Manufactured in the United States by Winchester, Remington & Eddystone factories, the P’14 is also compared part by part with its US Model 1917 counterpart. WW1 & WW2 sniper conversions of the British Pattern 1914 rifle are also described.
(SAIS #10) US$10.00, A$12.000
  BRITISH EMPIRE SNIPER RIFLES Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, over 60 illust., photos, assembly & pattern drawings, thread-sewn binding with plastic laminated covers, 2008.
ISBN 978 0 949749 86 4.
Updated production of our 1984 'British Sniper' book, with many more drawings and details of the mounts and telescopic sights. Canadian, Australian & Indian models are included along with a synopsis of the relevant markings. (SAIS #22)
US$10.00, A$12.00
9mm STEN MACHINE CARBINE
Mks 1, 1*, 2 & 3
 Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, over 60 illust.; photos, assembly & pattern drawings, durable stitched binding, plastic laminated covers, 1999. ISBN 0 949749 27 3.
Comparative descriptions of the three earlier Marks of Sten SMG and the many contractors & sub-contractors who supplied parts. Ideal for restoration or identification; stripping & assembly details, the relevant accessories & manufacturers markings, wartime codes.
(SAIS #11)  US$10.00, A$12.00
LEE-ENFIELD PARTS CATALOGUE
Skennerton

Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, 100's illust. photos, assembly & drawings. Durable thread-sewn binding, plastic laminated covers, 2009.
ISBN 978 0 949749 87 1.
Part by part illustrated evolution from the Magazine Lee-Metford in 1889 to the final 7.62mm L39 and L42A1 models in the 1970s. Rifles, carbines and trainers, the development and progression of action bodies, bolts, barrels, sights, furniture & fittings. (SAIS #23)
(SAIS #23)  US$10.00, A$12.00

7.62mm L1A1 & C1 F.A.L. RIFLES
Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, over 60 illust.; photos & assembly drawings, durable thread binding, plastic laminated covers, 2001. ISBN 0 949749 29 X. 
7.62mm NATO British, Australian & Canadian inch-system FN FAL rifles and accessories described and compared, with armourers drawings. The South African metric R1 and Indian 7.62mm 1A FAL rifle equivalents are also brought into this authoritative comparison. (SAIS #12)  US$10.00, A$12.00

 
9mm STEN MACHINE CARBINE
Mks V, VI & II(S)
  Skennerton
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 48 pp, 40+ illust.; photos & assembly drawings, thread-sewn binding, plastic laminated covers, 2011. ISBN 978 0 949749 28 4.
This is the final SAIS in the series and covers the later British 9mm Sten guns. It also details the silencers applied to the Mk VI & Mk II(S) models. These final Marks of the 9mm Sten are also compared with the Mk II. Contractor and makers' codes are tabulated. Ideal for restoration projects and identification. (SAIS #24) 
US $10.00, A$12.00

 
Display racks available for S.A.I.S. & Hand-book sales. New models hold 24 SAIS or 36 Handbooks.

The 24 volume Small Arms Identification Series are durable 48-page armourers & instruction manuals that cover British small arms. 

See our new HANDBOOK titles on a wide variety of rifles, pistols, shotguns, &c. With 40 in the series and earlier titles being reprinted and updated, these are ideal User Manuals. 


 
ACCURISING & SHOOTING LEE-ENFIELDS  Skennerton & Labudda
Soft cover, 11 x 8 in., 36 pp, 90+ illust.; full colour photos & drawings. Stitched binding, plastic laminated covers, 2005. ISBN 0 949749 81 8.
Long-awaited booklet details, tips & tricks to accurise and shoot the MLE, SMLE and No.4 series of Lee-Enfield rifles. Armourer tools and their use are also well illustrated. Competition aperture sights and other target shooting accessories are described and illustrated too, all in full colour.
Now Out of Print - copies fetch $20-$30 ea.

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