Books For Sale

All Books Are Used

We have a massive selection of books, manuals, loading data, magazines etc that were purchased by my father throughout his life. 

Putting things online seems to take a while (I'm not thirteen so it doesn't come naturally!) so please check back as the list will be added to as often as possible. If there is a particular title you have been looking for drop us an email and I'll have a look.

Should you require further details on any book listed here we are happy to send pictures and answer questions.

I have tried to describe their condition accurately and price them fairly.

Please email your selection and we will work out postage for you.

  • 1983 Gun digest black powder loading manual. used condition, with Dads bookmarks still inside. £15.00

  • Lyman 48th edition reloading handbook. Good used condition £15.00

  • 1978 The collectors illustrated guide to firearms by Martin Miller. used condition. £3.00

  • 1993 Packing Iron - Gun leather of the frontier west. Richard C Rattenbury. very good used condition. £50.00

  • 2000 9th edition Cartridges of the world revised and expanded. Frank c Barnes/edited by M L Mcpherson. Very good used condition. £15.00

  • 2007 The Drilling by Norbert Klups. Very good used condition, superbly illustrated. £30.00

  • 1966 Firearms collecting for amateurs by James Henderson. good used condition. £3.00

  • 1950 The modern shotgun trilogy by Major Sir Gerald Burrard volume 1, the gun, volume 2 the cartridge, volume 3 the gun and the cartridge. Dust jackets have seen better days but the books are good. £40.00 for the set.

  • 1992 The compleat muzzleloader by L. Gorden Stetser jr. good used condition £20.00

  • 1997 The fighting handgun, Richard law & Peter Brookesmith. good used condition. £7.50​

  • 2000 The complete reloading manual for the .30-30 Winchester, by loadbooks USA good used condition. £10.00

  • 2004 The complete reloading manual for the 8mm Mauser, by Loadbooks USA good used condition. £10.00

  • 1997 The complete reloading manual for the .222 Remington, by Loadbooks USA good used condition. £10.00

  • 2004 The complete reloading manual for the .250-3000 Savage, by Loadbooks USA good used condition. £10.00

  • 2004 The complete reloading manual for the 6.5x55 Swedish, by Loadbooks USA good used condition. £10.00

  • 1991 The complete reloading manual for the 12 gauge Shotshell, by Loadbooks USA good used condition. £10.00

  • 1993 The complete reloading manual for the 7x57 Mauser, by Loadbooks USA good used condition. £10.00

  • 1995 The complete reloading manual for the .357 Magnum, by Loadbooks USA good used condition. £10.00

  • 2000 The complete reloading manual for the.45 Colt,  by Loadbooks USA good used condition. £10.00

  • 2004 The complete reloading manual for the .303 British, by Loadbooks USA good used condition. £15.00

  • 1997 The complete reloading manual for the .22-250 Remington, by Loadbooks USA good used condition. £10.00

  • 1995 The complete reloading manual for the .243 Winchester, by Loadbooks USA good used condition. £10.00

  • 1997 The complete reloading manual for the 22 Hornet, by Loadbooks USA good used condition. £10.00​

  • 2004 The complete reloading manual for the .300 Win Magnum, by Loadbooks USA good used condition. £10.00

  • 1991 The complete reloading manual for the .25-06 Remington, by Loadbooks USA good used condition. £10.00

  • 1997 The complete reloading manual for the .270 Winchester, by Loadbooks USA good used condition. £10.00

  • 1991 The complete reloading manual for the 20 Gauge, 28 Gauge, .410 bore Shotshells, by Loadbooks USA good used condition. £15.00

  • 1986 Tales of the big game hunters Selected  and introduced by Kenneth Kemp. In good used condition. An interesting read. £10.00

  • 1951 Lyman Ideal hand book reloading ammunition number 38. in used condition. creases to cover but perfectly readable. £20.00

  • 1984 2x Speer reloading manual number 10 for rifle and pistol. good used condition. £10.00 each

  • 1972 Target rifle shooting by Major EGB Reynolds & Robin Fulton. dust cover is a bit damaged but it does not affect the reading pleasure. £15.00

  • 1972 Pigeon shooting by Richard Arnold, good used condition £15.00

  • 1998 Cartridge carbines of the British army by Alan M Petrillo. A signed copy in very good used condition.£20.00

  • 1996 Practical gunsmithing by the editors of American gunsmith. Tips and techniques from leading professional gunsmiths. good used condition. £20.00

  • 1955 The elements of rifle shooting by Brigadier J A Barlow. No dust jacket. £10.00

  • 1998 Modern sporting rifle cartridges by Wayne Van Zwoll. good used condition. £10.00

  • 1984 Sharps rifle, The gun that shaped American destiny, by Martin Rywell. Good used condition. £10.00

  • 1986 The craft of the gunsmith by G W Spearing. good used condition. £3.00

  • 1988 Early loading tools and bullet molds by R H Chamberlain. Very good used condition. £10.00

  • Fulton of Bisley catalogue edition no 70. A lovely old catalogue no date but original price was 4/- good used condition. £15.00

  • 1982 3rd edition Black powder gun digest edited by Jack Lewis. Good used condition. £15.00

  • 1995 Power swaging by David R Corbin. Includes Guide to jacket making 1992. The Corbin technical bulletins volume 4. Good used condition. £20.00

  • 1981 Guns in colour. in very good condition hardback. Lots of good pictures in clear detail. £3.00

  • 1988 Modern sporting guns- a magnificent encyclopedia of modern target and hunting weapons. a very detailed book with excellent photos and descriptions. £10.00

  • 1943 Musket to machine gun by Professor A.M. Low. Wartime printed, used condition. £7.50

  • 1951 In the gunroom by Major Sir Gerald Burrard 153 Questions answered! A very interesting read. no dust jacket. someone has put a plastic cover over the book. good condition considering its 70 years old! £20.00

  • 1976 Professional loading and reloading date by George Leonard Herter, 4th edition. over 360 pages of information! good used condition. £25.00

  • 1978 Shooting times guide to cartridge loading by David Garrard & Frank St Ward. Good used condition. £5.00

  • 1976 Shooting- Why we miss by Macdonald Hastings. "A fantastically useful reference work" Shooting Times. Good used condition. £3.00

  • 1997 The modern muzzleloader by Andrew Courtney. very good used condition. £30.00

  • 1993 Advanced gunsmithing by W F Vickery. Very good book in good used condition. £15.00

  • 1993 The collectors guide to air pistols 3rd edition by Dennis E Hiller. Very good used condition. £20.00

  • 1949 The history of the Birmingham gun barrel proof house with notes on the Birmingham gun trade. Very interesting book in good used condition. £15.00

  • 1965 The rifle and rifle shooting by Geoffrey Boothroyd. Ex library book with stamp sheet removed from front. this does not affect the reading of this fine book. Good used condition. £60.00

  • 1980 Modern pigeon shooting by John Humphreys. Good used condition A lot of good information is found within this book. £7.50

  • 1985 Shooting and stalking a basic guide, edited by Charles Coles. good used condition. £5.00

  • 1963 Shotguns and cartridges by Gough Thomas. The shooting times library number 1. Good used condition. Nicely written book. £10.00

  • 1999 Shooting the British double rifle by Graeme Wright. A highly sought after book in very good used condition. £150.00

  • 1964 The young shot by N M Sedgwick. good used condition, missing its dust jacket. £5.00

  • 1985 Game guns and rifles by Richard Akehurst. Good used condition. £10.00​

  • 1998 Schuetzen rifles. History and loadings by Gerald O Kelver. Third edition. Very good used condition £15.00

  • 1976 How to build your own flintlock rifle or pistol by Georg Lauber. good used condition. An interesting book with fold out technical drawings. £50.00

  • 1987 Collecting shotgun cartridges by Ken Rutterford. Hardback with cover in very good used condition. With Erratum slip. £55.00

  • 1971 Treatise on military small arms and ammunition 1888. Hardback book in good used condition with a couple of small tears to the dust jacket. a fascinating read with plenty of detailed drawings, photos and clearly explained text. £15.00

  • 1973 Firearms encyclopedia by George Nonte jr. good used condition. Hardback, packed with useful information. £15.00

  • 1997 Boothroyd's revised directory of British gunmakers. Hardback in as new condition. A fantastic research tool! £95.00

  • 1995 Kynoch case heading bumpers & master markings. Printed by Garry Jolley. Hardback in excellent condition. Packed with facsimile style pictures. a wealth of information for the cartridge collector. A rare book. £100.00

  • 1996 Martini-Henry .450 rifles & Carbines by Dennis Lewis. a mark to cover but pages clean. 70 pages packed with information and pictures. £10.00

  • 1963 Antique guns. fourth printing abridged edition by Hank Wieand Bowman. used condition. Contains information on some interesting guns. £6.00

  • 1977 African rifles and cartridges by John Taylor. Hardback with cover in good used condition. 431 pages. This is a great book, a must read for the big rifle lovers! £20.00

  • 1995 Still more single shot rifles by James Grant. Hardback with cover. Contains over 200 illustrations. In very good condition. £35.00

  • 1949 Small arms of the world, a basic manual of military small arms. 4th edition. By W.H.B. Smith. A large book with 500 pages that includes many models and field stripping procedures. A wealth of knowledge! Used condition. Hardback with cover (has some creasing and small tears to corner) and plastic over cover £35.00

  • A very interesting reprint of the 17th edition catalogue of lightwood and son. In excellent condition. includes steel rabbit and bird traps. Also advertised are knuckle dusters!! approx 20 pages. £5.00

  • 1963 Cartridge Headstamp Guide by White, HP and BD Munhall. Hardback with paper cover and plastic over cover. Very good used condition. some tape marks to first and last inner cover but pages are excellent. An incredible reference book. £70.00

  • 1976 Black powder guide second edition by George C Nonte jr. A complete guide to muzzle loadingrifles, pistols and shotguns -flintlock and percussion. Very good used condition. £20.00

  • 1999 Civil war firearms, Their historical background, tactical use and modern collecting and shooting by Joseph G Bilby. Third printing. Excellent used condition. £20.00

  • Cartridges for collectors by Fred A. Datig. Volume one hardback. Very good used condition. £25.00

  • Cartridges for collectors by Fred A. Datig. Volume two hardback. Very good used condition. £25.0

  • Cartridges for collectors by Fred A. Datig. Volume three hardback. Very good used condition. £25.00

  • 1978 The Manton supplement by W Keith & D.H.L. Back. hardback. In good used condition, that said it does have a few ex library stamps in it. these do not impact the reading of this interesting book. £15.00

  • 1982 The gun digest book of riflesmithing, the art and science of rifle gunsmithing by Jack Mitchell. A thorough book with plenty of photos. an excellent read. good used condition. £15.00

  • 1959 Cartridges, a pictorial digest of small arms ammunition by Herschel C. Logan. This is a brilliant book that has so much information in it. This should be on every shooters bookshelf. covers the development of the cartridge in extraordinary detail. Includes pistol, rifle and shotgun cartridges. £25.00

  • 1976 Cartridges of the world revised 3rd edition by Frank C. Barnes. Used condition. Full of great information. £20.00

  • 1981 The art of bullet casting from handloader and rifle magazines 1966-1981. used condition. great information in an easy to read format. £45.00

  • 1977 Black powder gun digest 2nd edition - a complete guide to muzzleloading guns and shooting, edited by jack Lewis. A great read. In used condition. £20.00

  • 1992 Wildcat cartridges Combo edition! volume 1&2. Over 1000 pages! Packed with information. A superb book in very good used condition. £50.00

  • 1981 Handguns of the world- Military revolvers and self loaders from 1870 to 1945 by Edward C. Ezell. A thoroughly interesting book with cut away diagrams and exploded views. A wealth of knowledge. Hardback in fair used condition. over 700 pages! £25.00

  • 1997 Handloaders digest - The worlds greatest handloading book! 17th edition. A must have for the reloader. Very good used condition. £25.00

  • 1985 English pistols- The armouries H.M. Tower of London by Howard L. Blackmore. Hardback book in very good used condition. £15.00

  • 1985 Handloaders guide- A complete, step by step, fully illustrated guide to handloading ammunition by Stanley W. Trzoniec. Very good used condition. full of easy to follow information. £10.00                                                                                                                                                           

  • 1981 Rifles and sub machine guns an illustrated guide. Hardback 160 pages in good condition. £5.00                                                                                                                                                       

  • 1983 Revised edition. Major Ned Roberts and the schuetzen rifle. Edited by Gerald o. Kelver . Softback 122 pages. good condition. £10.00                                                                                                   

  • 1987 A rifleman went to war by H W Mcbride. The classic account of pratical markmanship on the battlefields of world war one. 398 pages, hardback in excellent condition. £8.00                                                                                                                                           

  • 1977 The Corbin technical bulletins volume 1. Softback, over 60 pages of information! In good condition, small tear to rear cover, not near any text. £5.00                                                                     

  • 1939 The countrymans England. Hardback with over 250 pages. Name and date (1939) to inside sleeve. Slight discoloration to map on first page and some mottling. All text in perfect condition! A nice old book. £10.00                                                                                              

  • 1960 42nd Lyman reloaders handbook. Spiral bound 188 pages. Very informative and in good condition. £15.00                                                                                                                                  

  • 1958The young shot By N. M. Sedgewick editor of the shooting times! Part of the young sportsman series. Hardback with tatty dust jacket. Book is in good condition. £5.00                               

  • 1970 Early percussion firearms-A history of early percussion firearms ignition from Forsyth to Winchester. 44/40. Hardback in excellent condition. 188 pages. £8.00                               

  • 1989 Rediscover swaging by David R Corbin. Softback 240 pages in good condition. £5.00                                                                                                                                                            

  • 1964 Shooters bible No55 Worlds greatest gun book! Softback 576 pages. In good condition considering age. pages have yellowed slightly but all are there and perfectly readable. £8.00                                                                                                                                               

  • 1953 Complete guide to handloading, Philip B. Sharpe. Third edition-second revision. Hardback in very good condition. Dust jacket is tatty around the edges. This is a mine of knowledge! £55.00                                                                                                                                                

  • 2006 Cartridges of the British Isles Ken J Rutterford. Softback in near as new condition. An excellent book! £20.00                                                                                                                                      

  • 1984 The browning hi power automatic pistol by R Blake Stevens-  collector grade publications. Hardback 273 pages. Dust jacket has some marks, book is as new. A rare collectible book. £100.00                                                                                                                                            

  • 1956 47th Edition The shooters bible - worlds greatest gun book! soft cover with over 500 pages. Good condition with some marks due to age. pages all complete. An interesting book to look through although some of the prices!! £10.00                                             

  • 1979 33rd Anniversary Gun Digest Deluxe edition. soft cover with over 440 pages! Good overall condition. £5.00                                                                                                                                             

  • 1929 War office textbook for small arms. Hardback with over 400 pages. This book is in good condition with some interesting clips and articles from the 1950's and other periods included. A rare item and a fascinating glimpse in to the past!! Such an incredibly interesting book! I am tempted to keep this one. £60.00                                                         

  • 1985 Arma Fennica by Timo Hyytinen Finnish firearms. A rare book. Hardback in good condition with over 300 pages. In both Finnish and English. A wealth of information. £50.00                                                                                                                                                                    

  • 1981 Military small arms of the 20th century. 4th edition. by Ian V. Hogg and John Weeks. A comprehensive illustrated encyclopedia of the worlds small calibre firearms. Softback with 288 pages. some yellowing but perfectly readable. £10.00                                     

  • 1989 Driven game shooting by Derek Bingham. Hardback with 190 pages. In very good condition. A good read with some excellent photographs. £10.00