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1 Anonymous. SHOOTING'S FUN FOR EVERYONE - The Why, Where, When and How of Rifle Shooting for Boys and Girls
New York Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute 1961 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Ephemera 12mo 
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. 
Price: 16.45 CDN
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Riverside, Connecticut National Shooting Sports Foundation 1960 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Ephemera 12mo 
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. 
Price: 16.45 CDN
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3 Bilson, Frank CROSSBOWS
London David and Charles 1974 071536491X / 9780715364918 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
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. 
Price: 16.45 CDN
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New York Coward McCann 1950 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good- 8vo Sanford Strother; 
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. 
Price: 27.45 CDN
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New York ARCO Publishing Company 1962 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good- 8vo 
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. 
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6 Fadala, Sam THE BOOK OF THE TWENTY-TWO (.22) - The All American Caliber
South Hackensack, New Jersey Stoeger Publishing Company 1989 088317149X / 9780883171493 First Edition Paperback Very Good 4to 
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. 
Price: 98.95 CDN
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Barrie, Ontario The Japanese Sword Society of Canada 2002 0968973019 / 9780968973011 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 4to Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 98.95 CDN
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New York Skyhorse Publishing 2007 1602391475 / 9781602391475 First Soft Cover Edition Paperback Very Good 4to 
(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. 
Price: 32.95 CDN
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9 Nelson, Marvin (with Rick Reiff) WINNING FENCING
Chicago Henry Regnery Company 1975 0809283352 / 9780809283354 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
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. 
Price: 16.45 CDN
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New York Charterhouse 1973 0883270161 / 9780883270165 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Julio Fernandez; 
(xiii) 338 pp. Black cloth lettered in yellow and red on the spine; red endpapers; red upper edge; illustrated with black and white drawings by Julio Fernandez. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. The full title is: The Saturday Night Special and Other Guns with Which Americans Won the West, Protected Bootleg Franchises, Slew Wildlife, Robbed Countless Banks, Shot Husbands Purposely and by Mistake and Killed Presidents - Together with the Debate Over Continuing Same. The Contents are: The Perfect Father's Day Gift; Our Lovable Desperadoes; The Disarmament Dodge; The Saturday Night Special; Capitol Follies; Legislation by Assassination; Riflemen on the Right; The Right to Bear Arms and Other Duds; Protect Us From Our Protectors; and Swords into Ploughshares as it Were; followed by an index. 
Price: 16.45 CDN
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11 Wilkinson, Frederick GUNS - Knowledge Through Color
New York Bantam Books 1972 First Printing Paperback Very Good Michael Shoebridge; 
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. 
Price: 10.95 CDN
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