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1 Chandler, Roy F & James B. Whisker Pennsylvania Gunmakers (A Collection)
Bedford, PA Old Bedford Village Press 1984 First Edition; Limited edtion Hardcover Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 177 pages; Oversize HC in original black, textured boards with title lettering design in gilt to cover and spine. Limited edition of 1000 copies, this example out of sequence and not numbered. Snugly bound and neat; no marks. Just light shelf rub to binding material at spine ends; trace handling evidence to page stock. Illustrated with numerous photographs. Solid neat example (issued without dust jacket). VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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2 Chandler, Roy F. & James B. Whisker Kentucky Rifle Patchboxes; All New Volume 2
Bedford, PA Old Bedford Village Press 1992 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Oversize HC in original textured black boards with title lettering brightly in gilt to cover and spine. 1st edition. Snugly bound and very neat. Signed with inscription on the flyleaf by author, James Whisker. Just superficial shelf tapping to lower front corners and trace shelf rub to spine ends. Issued without dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with over 430 photographs of signed and attributed patchboxes. Handsome neat copy. VG++ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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3 Guthman, William H Drums A'beating, Trumpets Sounding: Artistically Carved Powder Horns in the Provincial Manner, 1746-1781
Hartford, CT Connecticut Historical Society 1993 188126405x / 9781881264057 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Photographs, some in color; maps; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 232 pages; Oversized HC/DJ. 1st edition. Splendid copy is bright, tight and fresh in crisp edged pictorial dust jacket. Tightly bound copy feels and appears unread. Dust jacket has just a whisper of fading to the yellow parchment style paper along the spine edge. Illustrated with pictorial map endpages, hundreds of b&w photographs accompanying the catalog, some color plates. Errata slip tipped in at front. Handsome copy. F/NF ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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4 Hanson, Charles E. The Plains Rifle
New York Bramhall House 1960 early printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs & drawings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 171 pages; Soundly bound in original rust colored cloth with title lettering in black to cover and spine. Fuschia colored jacket sunned to cream white at spine (and front flap folds) but black title lettering at spine remains bold. Dust jacket lightly shelf rubbed to surfaces and edges with some tiny nicks at edges. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. VG/G+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 23.95 USD
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5 Hartzler, Daniel D Arms Makers of Maryland; Longrifle Series
York, PA George Shumway Publisher 1977 0873870549 / 9780873870542 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs and Maps; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 310 pages; Oversize HC/DJ. Snugly bound and neat in original pictorial, title lettered dust jacket. Light shelf/handling wear to jacket at edges; tiny chips and short closed tears to spine ends and corners. Superficial shelf soiling to jacket surfaces with a small spot stain to the lower edged of the jacket's front panel and the lower edge of the cover board. Brief gift inscription of a couple lines to the front endpage. Illustrated with maps, b&w photographs, diagrams and facsimile documents and maker's marks. Sound neat copy. VG+/VG+...Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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6 Hatcher, Julian S Textbook of Pistols and Revolvers; The Firearms Classics Library
Fairfax, VA Odysseus Editions 1995 Leather Bound Fine 
B&W Photographs and Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 533 pages; Full red leather with titles and pictorial designs in gilt to spine. All edges gilt. Pink silk moire endpages. Bright, tight and fresh. No marks. Illustrated with B&W photographs and drawings. Lovely copy. Fine. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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7 Kindig, Joe K. Artistic Ingredients of the Longrifle
York, PA George Shumway (For the Kentucky Rifle Association) 1989 First Edition; Limited edtion Paperback Near Fine 
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 101 pages; Trade sized paperback in pictorial card stock covers. 1st edition, in a limited edition of 500 copies produced for members of the Kentucky Rifle Association. Some small number of other copies produced out of limitation for the trade. Tight bright and very neat copy. Handsomely illustrated with photography of details from inlay, stock and metal work. Lower front corner lightly tapped, but the book feels and appears unread and is just about as new. NF 
Price: 85.00 USD
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8 McLean, Donald B. F.n. Cal. 9mm "Uzi" Submachine Gun
Forest Grove, OR Normount Armament Company 1969 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs and Diagrams; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 46 pages; Paperback in tan title lettered wraps. Snugly bound and neat with just a touch of shelf/handling evidence to cover edges. Superficial sunning to covers at edges. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and diagrams; fold out diagram of an F. N. Submachine gun laid in at rear. Solid unmarked copy. VG++ 
Price: 9.00 USD
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9 McLean, Donald B. (Ed. ) The Thompson Submachine Guns
Forest Grove, OR Normount Armament Company 1967 Fourth Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Paperback in tan title lettered wraps. Soundly bound and neat with just light shelf/handling wear to cover edges. Superficial sunning to the spine. Profusely illustrated with b&w photgoraphs and diagrams. Solid unmarked copy. VG++ 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Metzgar, Thomas J. and Whisker, James B. Gunsmiths of Western Pennsylvania, Volume 1
Bedford, PA Old Bedford Village Press 1988 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued Signed by Author
4to 11" - 13" tall; 190 pages; Oversize HC in glossy illustrated boards. Signed by co-author, Whisker, on the title page. Tightly bound and neat. Prior owner's short penned not eto front endpage noting a mention of him on the author's ackowledgements page. Binding material just a little crimped at spine ends. Two original photographs of an early rifle - probably from the book owner's collection - are laid in at front. Solid neat copy. VG++ to NF ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Traister, Robert All About Airguns
Blue Ridge Summit, PA Tab Books 1981 0830698922 / 9780830698929 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Photographs and Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 306 pages; HC in pebbled grey cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt. Tightly bound and neat with just a whisper of shelf/handling evidence to boards at edges. Illustrated with b&w photographs and illustrations. Unmarked copy is very fresh and neat. No dust jacket, if one was issued. NF 
Price: 39.50 USD
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12 Tschappat, Lt. Col. William Harvey Text-Book of Ordnance and Gunnery
New York John Wiley & Sons 1917 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
Photographs, diagrams, gravure ; formulae; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 705 pages; HC 1st edition. Text block soundly bound and generally clean. In original red cloth with title lettering in gilt to spine. Ex-library copy with catalog label to spine and expected attachments to endpages. Cloth rubbed and moderately frayed at spine ends; corners lightly bumped. Rear endpages split in the hinge. Prior owner name penned to front endpages. Profusely illustrated with figures, diagrams, gravure plates and photographs and a large folding plate of the Lewis .30 machine gun. A bit shabby and shaken but could be recased or rebacked. Complete and generally clean. Fair to Good only. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 Whisker, James and Vaughn E. Whisker The Gunmakers and Gunsmiths of Western Pennsylvania
Bedford PA Old Bedford Village Press 1982 Limited edtion Paperback Very Good+ 
Photographs of examples; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 103 pages; Oversize paperback in pictorial card stock covers with saddle stapled binding. Hand numbered #333 of 500 copies of a limited edition. Inscribed and signed by both authors on the title page. Bright clean copy has just a touch of light stress evidence along the spine edge. Illustrated with photographs from examples in private collections. VG++; Signed by All Authors 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 Whisker, James Biser Arms Makers of Pennsylvania
Selinsgrove Susquehanna University Press 1991 0941664813 / 9780941664813 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Photographs & facsimile documents; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 218 pages; Oversize HC/DJ. 1st edition. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Snugly bound and very neat in clean, crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Just very mild shelf/handling evidence to jacket at edges. Profusely illustrated with photographs from examples in private collection, several in color, along with facsimile documents and historical photos. Handsome copy. NF/NF ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 69.50 USD
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