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SWORDS AND SWORDSMITHS OF THE GENDAITO PERIOD: 1868 to 1989
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SWORDS AND SWORDSMITHS OF THE GENDAITO PERIOD: 1868 to 1989

By Fimio, Frederick A.

Barrie, Ontario: The Japanese Sword Society of Canada, 2002. 159 pp. followed by a 72-page list of approximately 1500 smiths who produced swords during the Gendaito Period. Oversized softcover. Personalized inscription by the author on the title page. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; aside from the author's inscription, no interior markings. Limited to an edition of 500 copies; illustrated with a few colour plates and mostly black and white drawings. The Contents are: Foreword; Introduction; Historical Outline; General Comments; Chronology; Japanese Characters Found on Swords; Glossary; Index of Illustrations; and Bibliography; followed by Section Two: Gendaito Smith Reference Sheet; and Gendaito Smith Listing. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 4to.

$89.95

SHOOTING'S FUN FOR EVERYONE - The Why, Where, When and How of Rifle Shooting for Boys and Girls
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SHOOTING'S FUN FOR EVERYONE - The Why, Where, When and How of Rifle Shooting for Boys and Girls

By Anonymous.

New York: Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute, 1961. 20 pp. Staple-bound pictorial pamphlet. Light edge and corner wear; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings. The sections are: America Grew Up with a Rifle in Its Hand; It's Fun to Learn; Where to Look for Supervision; There's Family Fun in a Gun; It's Fun to be a Ranger Rifleman; Organize Shooting Fun in Your School; There's Fun in Fundamentals Too; Group Target Shooting - a Great Sport; Shooting and Hunting Fun in the Great Outdoors; Plinking; and How to Have Fun Selecting Your Rifle.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo. Ephemera.

$14.95

WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW WHEN A BOY OR A GIRL WANTS A GUN
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WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW WHEN A BOY OR A GIRL WANTS A GUN

By Anonymous.

Riverside, Connecticut: National Shooting Sports Foundation, 1960. 8 pp. Staple-bound pictorial pamphlet. Light edge and corner wear; no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings. The sections are: When a Youngster Wants a Gun... Most Parents Ask These Questions: Why Do All Youngsters Want to Shoot; How Is Shooting Different from Other Sports; How Old Is Old Enough; Must I Become a Shooter Too; Are Supervised Range Firing Programs Really Accessible; Who Supports Shooting Programs; But Isn't This Shooting Expensive; What Are My First Steps; What Gun Is Best as a Starter; Are There Home Shooting Programs Too; How About Equipment for a Home Program; What About Shotguns; What Are the Shooting Sport's Benefits; and Does the Youngster Win Anything.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo. Ephemera.

$14.95

RIFLEMAN AND PISTOLMAN
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RIFLEMAN AND PISTOLMAN

By Escritt, L. B.

New York: ARCO Publishing Company, 1962. 156 pp. Red boards lettered in gilt on the spine; red upper edge. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with some rubbing on the front panel and some discolouration along the leading edges and the spine; price intact; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates, line drawings and diagrams. The Chapters are: My First Pistol; The Appeal of Shooting; Weapons of the Amateur Shooter; First Steps; Legal Requirements; How and How Not to Get Firearm Certificate; The Firearms Act 1937; Buying a Rifle; English and Foreign .22 Rifles; Military Rifles; Big Game and Other Sporting Rifles; English Gunmakers; Buying Second-hand; A Rural Menace; How to Avoid Accidents; Rules of Range and Field; Bursts; Momentum and Energy; Types of Bullets; Gunpowders; Interior Ballistics; Cartridges; Rifling; Accuracy; Exterior Ballistics; Ballistic Tables; Elevation for Target Rifles; Sighting of Sporting Rifles; Rifle Components; The Stock; An Accident; Barrel Bedding; Actions; Trigger Adjusting; Hair Triggers; Safeties; Drawing the Long-bow; The Accuracy of the Rifle; Need for Good Sights; Iron Sights; Open Sights; Aperture Sights; Fixing; Adjustments; Telescopic Sights; Their Advantages; Types Suitable for Specific Purposes; Fitting and Adjusting; Cheek Pieces; Silencers; A New Thrill with an Old Flame; Buying Antiques; Renovation; The Law Relating to Using Muzzle-loading Rifles; Re-proving; Muzzle Loaders' Association of Great Britain; A Memory of the Past; The Shooting Positions; Requirements of Marksmanship; Moving Targets; Balance and Fit of Rifle; Constructing a Range; The Evening-dress Boys; Need for Practice; Technique of Pistol Shooting; Semi-automatic Pistols; Revolvers; Pistols of Presdent-day Make; Buying a Pistol; Leather Goods; A Hunting Sling without Metal Parts; A Home-made Cartridge Belt; Pistol Holsters; A Rifle Bag; An Old Catalogue; Gun Cabinets; and Cleaning; followed by a glossary and an index.. Third Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

$14.95

CROSSBOWS
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CROSSBOWS

By Bilson, Frank

London: David and Charles, 1974. 138 pp. Green boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with black and white plates and line drawings. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Introduction: Why the Crossbow; The Construction of the Crossbow; Shooting Technique; Make Your Own Crossbow; Crossbows in Europe; Crossbows in the United States; and History of the Crossbow; followed by appendices: Rules of Shooting; The FITA Rules of Field Shooting; The NAA Championships; Official Tournament Rules; Crossbow Tournament Rules, Revised and Corrected; All Time US Target Crossbow Records; Safety First Rules; Glossary of Terms; and an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

PISTOL AND REVOLVER SHOOTING
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PISTOL AND REVOLVER SHOOTING

By Roper, Walter F.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1945. (vi) 256 pp. Blue cloth lettered in yellow on the front panel and spine; illustrated with black and white photographs. This is an ex-library copy, missing the dustjacket and having most of the ex-library problems. The Contents are: Foreword; In General; .22-Caliber Revolvers and Automatic Pistols; Center-Fire Revolvers and Automatics; The American Single Shot Pistol; Ammunition; Cleaning; Accessories; Handgun Stocks; Handgun Sights; The Matches, Rules and Range Customs; The International and Olympic Slow-Fire Pistol Match; Learning to Shoot; Handgun Basics; and Long Range with a Handgun; followed by an index.. Second Printing. Hardcover. Good Only. 8vo.

$9.95

SIMPLIFIED PISTOL AND REVOLVER SHOOTING
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SIMPLIFIED PISTOL AND REVOLVER SHOOTING

By Chapel, Charles Edward

New York: Coward McCann, 1950. 248 pp. Black cloth with a small silver pictorial on the front panel; lettered in silver on the spine. Chipping on the corners of the dustjacket with some short tears around the edges; previous owner's name inside, beneath the front flap of the dj. Illustrated with drawings by Sanford Strother. The Chapters are: The Development of Single Shot Pistols; Percussion Revolvers; Modern Cartridge Revolvers; Semiautomatic Pistols; Cartridges and Elementary Ballistics; Safety First; How to Select Your First Hand Gun; How to Grip Pistols and Revolvers; The Correct Firing Position; Aiming and Trigger Squeeze; Final Instructions Before Actual Firing; How to Load Cock and Fire a Revolver; How to Load and Unload the Automatic Pistol; How to Improve Your Scores; Stocks and Actions; Slow Timed Sustained Rapid and Quick Fire; The Fast Draw for Self Defense and Combat; Hand Guns for Police and Sheriffs; Care and Cleaning; Accessories; Hunting with Hand Guns; Coaching and Fireing Line Operation; and The Truth About Firearms Registration Laws; followed by an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. Illus. by Sanford Strother;. 8vo.

$24.95

THE BOOK OF THE TWENTY-TWO (.22) - The All American Caliber
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THE BOOK OF THE TWENTY-TWO (.22) - The All American Caliber

By Fadala, Sam

South Hackensack, New Jersey: Stoeger Publishing Company, 1989. 272 pp. Light edgewear with some creasing on the lower right of the front cover; flat uncreased spine; store stamped. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. The Contents are: About the Author; Preface; America's Favorite Shooting; The Making of a Little Giant; Rimfire Cartridges and Ballistics; Rattlesnake Nights and the Louisiana Bullfrog Man; Choosing the Right .22 Rifle; Which .22 Hangun for You; Improving Your .22 Rimfire Accuracy; The Accurate .22 Rimfire; The .22 Rimfire at 200 Yards; Using Games to Sharpen Your Skills; Proficiency Through Target Shooting; Benchrest Shooting with the .22; Rimfire Silhouette Shooting; The Humble Safari: Small Game Rimfiring; Successful Rimfire Varminting; Precision Centerfire Varminting; The .22 Magnum Rimfire; Seeking and Buying the Used .22; The .22 Backcounrty Gun; The .22 Survival Gun; The .22 House and Camp Gun; The Feisty .22 Hornet; The .222 Remington and Its Centerfire Cousins; The Amazing .22 PPC USA; The High Speed 220 Swift Cartridge; The 22-250 Remington; The Making of .22 Wildcats; Big Game and the .22 Centerfire Rifle; Maintaining Your .22 Firearms; Safe Shooting; and Fascinatng Facts for the .22 Fan; followed by an index.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to.

$89.95

WINNING FENCING
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WINNING FENCING

By Nelson, Marvin (with Rick Reiff)

Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1975. 174 pp. Pictorial boards; headband; illustrated with black and white drawings and photographs. Light rubbing at the corners; no interior markings. The Contents are: Preface; A Brief History of Fencing; The Start Up; The Weapon; Basic Positions; Basic Movements; Basic Blade Work; Simple Attacks; Preparations for Attack; Defense; Compound Attacks; The Riposte and Counterriposte; Competition; Epee; and Sabre; followed by appendices: Equipment Specifications; Field of Play; Technical Vocabulary; Glossary; Bout Procedure; Bibliography; and Index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MAN-POWERED WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION
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THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MAN-POWERED WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION

By Middleton, Richard

New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2007. (xii) 212 pp. Oversized softcover. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings and diagrams. Experiments with catapults, musketballs, stonebows, blowpipes, big airguns and bullet bows. The Chapters are: Ammunition; The Fibreglass Bullet-shooting Crossbow; Yew-wood Bullet Crossbow; Catapults; The Hand Stonebow; Blowpipes; Low-pressure Airguns: The Theory; Low-pressure Airguns: The Practical; High-pressure Airguns: The Theory; High-pressure Airguns: The Practical; Compounding and Complexity; and Velocity Measurements.. First Soft Cover Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to.

$29.95

GUNS - Knowledge Through Color
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GUNS - Knowledge Through Color

By Wilkinson, Frederick

New York: Bantam Books, 1972. 158 pp. Bantam Book R6822. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated in colour. The Contents are: The Earliest Weapons; Gunpowder; Early Cannon; Early Hand Guns; The Matchlock; The Wheel-lock; The Snaphaunce System; The Flintlock; The Percussion Gun; Pre-cartridge Breech-loaders; Gun Manufacture; Decoration; Modern Guns; and Books to Read; followed by an index.. First Printing. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Michael Shoebridge;.

$9.95