Very Good in Good dust jacket. 320 pages, illustrations, red cloth, dust jacket rubbed and edge worn otherwise very good. From the estate of Charles Luxmoore and with his signature. Luxmoore collected early militaria from the Civil and Indian Wars period. A member of the NRA, he served on the Army Rifle Team, and was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, serving as President and Vice President, Sons of the Colonial War. From the DJ: "Primarily this book is an authoritative and readable illustrated record of now completed chapters on US military arms history, \the service use of the Springfield rifle and of the.30-06 cartridge. Based on 20 years of study by a former arms research and development engineer. Refined, enarged, and corrected version of 1957 highly-acclaimed THE 03 SPRINGFIELD. Includes new information on inspectors' markings, and corrections and additions from a host of shooters and collectors. Incorporates important new World War II information based on 1958 opening of Remington correspondence files to the author."; 10.40 X 6.90 X 0.40 inches.
Very Good. 1957; California; blue cloth covered boards with gilt titles; mild shelf wear; interior is clean and unmarked; 4to, 9 3/4" to 12" tall; 344 pages; Additional shipping charges may be requested for international or expedited orders.
Good-Used in Very Good jacket. 1971 Ray Riling first thus revised and enlarged revision of the original 1957 Fadco edition. This copy is tight and unmarked but shows dust soiling to top edge and speckling to foredge. Hardcover in jacket. Please email for photos.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. An unusually clean, well-preserved copy of the 1957 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket, with one very small closed tear at the front panel's bottom-edge. Tall quarto, 344 pgs.
Very Good in Good jacket. 320 pages including bibliography. An authoritative and readable illustrated record of now completed chapters in U.S. Military arms history-the Service use of the "Springfield" rifle and of the.30-'06 cartridge. Based upon 20 years of study by a former arms Research and Development Engineer. For arms collectors there are over 175 pages of text and exact scale drawings. Covered are 5 prototypes and 21 standard rifles, with additional variations as to sights, 'scopes, and attachments. Also covered are the Pederson Device, Garand firing pin and Woody set trigger. For cartridge collectors there are some 60 pages with drawings devoted to every significant standard.30-'03 and.30-'06 cartridge, to past Match ammunition, and to Cal..22 ammunition in the Service. For shooters, a third of the book is devoted to adjustment and maintenance, rational approach to Sporter rifle design, modern methods of modifying the '03 for target use, and informed selection of hunting loads. Includes over 100 illustrations. Unquestionably the most complete and useful work ever produced on a specific subject, and merits the attention of all arms men. Small bookseller's sticker upon each endpaper else clean and unmarked. Price-clipped dust jacket bears average wear with some tears and is protected by clear plastic cover. Remains a nice copy of this magnificent work.
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