NOTICE: We have decided (reluctantly) to discontinue offering reference books on military firearms. Unfortunately, many (most) of our customers seem to feel that they can acquire their knowledge of these things for FREE on the internet (I do NOT agree with that assessment) and reference book sales have been stagnant for some time.
As we run out of items we will be removing the listings, but will offer
for two or more titles (ordered at the same time) for as long as they last. These are a VERY LIMITED supply. . . for some titles we only have one remaining, for others as many as eight.
We DO NOT accept PHONE ORDERS! NEW! Karabiner 98k Volume 1: A collectors guide to the development and production of the German K98k service rifle up to 1938
(updated 8 November 2018)
(if ordering two or more books at once, IGNORE the shipping that will appear on the invoice as you WILL NOT be charged shipping)
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We DO NOT accept PHONE ORDERS!
NEW! Karabiner 98k Volume 1: A collectors guide to the development and production of the German K98k service rifle up to 1938by Bruce Karem & Michael Steves (2012). The K98k rifle was Germanys principle battle rifle from 1934 until 1945. In those 12 years the K98k rifle left it's mark on the history of the world. This volume details the design improvements to German Model 98 rifles through 1938 and adoption of the K98k rifle. The Mauser Oberndorf chapter covers all of the commercial models based on the Model 98 action including the Standard-Modell, Banner Mausers, contract rifles from China, Japan, Portugal, and special rifles delivered to German Postal and other paramilitary organizations throughout Germany prior to the outbreak of WW2. 588 pages, thousands of detailed photos and illustrations, hardcover with dustjacket, ONLY $124.95
NEW! Karabiner 98k Volume 2: A collectors guide to the development and production of the German K98k service rifle from 1939 to 1944 by Bruce Karem & Michael Steves (2017). Originally, this was intended to be 1 book, but due to the immense amount of information available (over 910 pages), the volume was split into 2 books, which are sold together as a set. The K98k rifle was Germany's principle battle rifle from 1935 until 1945. In those 10 years the K98k rifle left it's mark on the history of the world. This volume details the production and improvements to German Model 98 rifles from 1939 - 1944. The book includes detailed production analysis using factory documents whenever possible, including over 200 pages on Mauser Oberndorf alone. Also covered are the rest of the makers of the K98k rifle during WW2, including Sauer, Steyr, Waffenwerke Brünn AG, Erma, Mauser Borsigwalde, Gustloff-Werke, and Mauser Borsigwalde. Also covered in detail are reworks and rifles of the SS. Hardcover with Dustjacket, ONLY $144.95
A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO MILITARY PISTOL & REVOLVER DISASSEMBLY AND REASSEMBLY by Stuart C. Mowbray & Joe Puleo (2011). Your comprehensive guide to disassembly and reassembly steps for military handguns. 51 complete breakdowns PLUS many partial disassemblies of variations. This is by far the best book on this topic out there. The amazing part, given the price, is that every single one of the photos in this book is printed in FULL COLOR on coated paper. You won't find a better value...that's for sure. Find out why the editor of American Rifleman calls this "an invaluable reference...and a must buy for all gun enthusiasts." FULL COLOR, 278 pages, deluxe coated paper, 1,217 color photographs, softcover, ONLY $39.99
Collector's Guide to Remington Rolling Block Military Rifles of the World by George Layman (2010). Your country-by-country identification guide to the Military Rolling Blocks of the U.S.A. and the world. 672 detailed photographs show you exactly what to look for. Startling new research that reveals the long-lost secrets of the Remington Rolling Block. Correctly identifies and explains more than fifty rile models that have never been identified before. Shows you the markings and features that turn "just another rolling block" into a true collector's prize! Clearly lists and illustrated correct original features and finishes s you can tell a valuable rarity from a nearly worthless parts gun. 240 deluxe coated pages, hardcover. ONLY $39.95 LAST ONE!
LABAR: Bayonets of Japan, a comprehensive reference on Japanese Bayonets. 2008. A limited edition reference and proudly printed in the USA. It has 480 heavy glossy pages in 8.5 x 11 inch size with over 1150 color photographs, and it is printed with a sturdy side-sewn binding that will ensure decades of use. . . $120.00
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Ancient Coin Reference Reviews by Dennis Kroh (1994). Over 100 pages listing hundreds of specialized and general references covering ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins, including ALL those utilized as standard works today. Arranged by 35 different topics, each book or article is rated according to their usefulness, clarity, illustrations, and availability (utilizing a five-star system similar to that used for movies) with an outline of the essential information it contains. Availability and accurate prices based on market values are also given, and there is also a thorough index. The information in this book is available nowhere else and it is a must-have for every numismatic library and collector (or potential collector) of ancient coins. It is also STILL currently utilized as the STANDARD REFERENCE for many of the most important dealers of ancient coin books worldwide! $25.00 POSTPAID autographed upon request
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