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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$25.00 plus p&p, deceased estate sale
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 entertainmant.
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 &
GUN - Hotchkiss, Paris
Fabric covered card cover handbook, 42 pages
plus 7 plates, 5½ 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.
WEYERSBERG, KIRSCHBAUM & CIE.
Tharston Press, J. Anthony Carter, 1997
Hard covers, traditional blue cloth binding. 12 pp + 66 plates, 10 x
6½ 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
ENFIELD INCH &
the LITHGOW .303’
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
The 48th Northumberland Regiment
in the Colony of New South Wales 1817-1824
Hard & soft cover editions, 12 x 8½ 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
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. US$39.50, A$49.50
‘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.