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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 8 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 heavy-duty jacket.  A$25.00 plus p&p, deceased estate sale  
BRIEF HISTORY & DETAILED NOMINAL ROLL OF THE 5TH LIGHT HORSE, AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE, 1914-1918  Leo Walsh

Hard cover with dust jacket, 322 pages, 12 x 8 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.   A$45.00  
TIN HAT FOR TOMMY  J. Anthony Carter, Tharston Press. Hard cover, 80 pages, 6 x 9 in. 23 illustrations with 4 pages in colour, 2010.
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.  A$25.00  
MILITARY INK ~ The pen at war
Scott Novzen, International Military Antiques 2010
Hard cover, 96 pages, 12 x 8 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 entertainmant.  A$25.00
GUNS OF THE GURKHAS  John Walter
Hard covers, 128 pages, 11 x 8 in. size, full colour. Hundreds of illustrations. 2005
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.  A$35.00  
HOTCHKISS PORTABLE MACHINE-
GUN - Hotchkiss, Paris

Fabric covered card cover handbook, 42 pages plus 7 plates, 5 x 4 in., well illustrated.
No water jacket... one aimed shot in water jacket!
No small parts... they break & get lost!
A Fighting Machine.. no delicate toy, built to fight!
Simplicity... only 26 parts!

Weight...can't be lighter & still lead them all!
Operating, cleaning, accessories, &c.  A$5.00  
 
WEYERSBERG, KIRSCHBAUM & CIE.
Tharston Press, J. Anthony Carter, 1997
Hard covers, traditional blue cloth binding. 12 pp + 66 plates, 10 x 6 in. size, hundreds of illust.
Reprint of the Solingen trade catalogue of so many late 19th century swords, hangers, dirks, bayonets, blades, axes, hatchets, &c. Some were British patterns too, like the Patt. 1879 sawback & Patt. 1888 sword bayonet.  A$15.00  
 ‘The ENFIELD INCH &
   the LITHGOW .303’
Tony Griffiths B.Sc.(Tech)
Soft cover, 8 x 6 in., 86 pp with 10 illust. 2003 
Early SAF Lithgow, Pratt & Whitney and Engineer Clarkson supervising the operation. With family correspondence, Enfield connection and problems with different standards of measurement, a new perspective on Australia's early production. Reprinted by the author Tony Griffith. $25.00
COLONIAL GARRISON’ Tom Sargent
The 48th Northumberland Regiment
in the Colony of New South Wales 1817-1824
Hard & soft cover editions, 12 x 8 in., 200 pp, illust. with full colour section in the middle, 1996. ISBN 0 646 25612 2.
Most interesting record of this British unit’s service in early Australia. Special mention of medal awards, regimental rolls and biographies of those 48th soldiers who settled in Australia after their eventual service discharge. Few left: PB $29.50
‘ARMS IN THE SERVICE OF QUEENSLAND 1859-1901' J.S. Robinson
Hard cover w/ dust jacket, printed end papers.
10 x 7 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.  $45.00  

LIST of CHANGES in BRITISH WAR MATERIAL relating to Edged Weapons, Firearms, Associated Ammunition & Accoutrements’ 
War Office monthly issues, bound as volumes by Commanding Officers. Hard covers, 8 x 5 in., 5-volume series to cover 1860 thru' 1926.

War Office lists were first circulated as ‘Changes in Artillery Materiel, Small Arms, Accoutrements and other Military Stores’. From the late 1860s they became ‘List of Changes in Artillery Materiel, Small Arms and other Military Stores’. In 1872 they were renamed the ‘List of Changes in War Materiel and of Patterns of Military Stores’.

Each item on issue from siege guns, mounts & carriages to wagons & small arms and trivia such as admirals’ chamber pots and rat traps, was announced on introduction and any change or advance in mark or nomenclature notified therein.

From this library of bound volumes, paragraph references relevant to rifles, carbines, pistols, bayonets, swords, dirks, accoutrements & accessories, leather & webbing equipment, ammunition, pouches, chargers, rifle chests & ammunition boxes, are compiled into a useful format, listing dates of approval and introduction. 

Reference here is made by paragraph number rather than page or section. This a veritable bible for collectors of British firearms, edged weapons 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 issue was common to all forces. This designation letter was applied to the nomenclature heading of each item.

Each volume indexed with master index in Vol. 5. Vol. I (1860-1866), 170 pp, 100 illust. $20.00
Vol. II (1886-1900), 210 pp, 75 illust. $20.00
Vol. III (1900-1910), 216 pp, 80 illust.$20.00
Vol. IV (1910-1918), 192 pp, 35 illust.$20.00
Vol. V (1918-1926), 210 pp, 13 illust. $20.00
These five volumes are available as a set ... ...
Full set special ...  $85.00      

‘SADDLE UP’ Rick Landers
Australian Load Carrying Equipment of British, American & Local Origin. 
Hard cover with dust jacket, 11 x 8 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. $49.50
‘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. $9.95
‘TEXTBOOK OF SMALL ARMS- 1929’ H.M.S.O.
Hard cover, 10 x 7 in., 429 pages with extra fold-out charts, illustrated. Laminated dust jacket over gold-blocked leatherette cover and binding, similar to the original copies. This volume is best known of the British service textbooks, detailing British, European and American rifles, pistols, machine guns, grenades, swords, bayonets and ammunition. Ammunition technology of the day is particularly well detailed. US$39.50, A$49.50
 ‘TREATISE ON AMMUNITION - 1887’ H.M.S.O.
Hard cover, 9 x 6 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.  $25.00
   

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