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April 2009 Newsletter
This Free Newsletter Goes to Over 9500 Subscribers Worldwide
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Email: Abby@cornellpubs.com (please don't "return" this newsletter to the unmonitored mailbox)

        In This Issue:

              1. Calls from the Wilds
              2. New Books and Special Thanks to Lenders
              3. Letters from Readers
              4. Notes for New Readers
              5. Parts Suppliers
              6. Provenance for Your Gun
              7. Serial Numbers by Year for Your Gun
              8. Original Publications for sale
              9. Rants and Raves
              10. Old Newsletters

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*I've changed the format of this newsletter slightly to make it a bit easier for regular readers to navigate. Essentially, I put all the stuff I repeat each month at the bottom under a section that says it is for new readers. If you need to look up something from an old newsletter that I have repeated in subsequent issues, such as credit card info, this is where to look for it.

*This is a listing of History books: mostly naval (US & UK) and Civil War history we have in our library that are duplicates. If you would like one (or more) let me know and you can buy them for 50% off the listed price at the website. Just cut and paste the online listing (or write it out) into an email to: abby@cornellpubs.com

DIRECTORY TO ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS AT ABBY'S BOOKS

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Image*FISH STORIES:

1. Caller: "I went fishing and took my Walther TPH .25 ACP with me in the boat. I used to have a Fisherman's Billie in my tackle box but, in this state, it's illegal to carry a club. So what I figured was the .25 auto would be perfect for finishing off big fish. I gotta' license and all."

"I was out in the middle of the lake and caught a fish. He was slippery. When I went to shoot him, the Walther squirted out of my hand like a bar of soap and went to the bottom of the lake. These guns have grips that are too slick. Is this covered by the warranty?"

Customer Service: "In order for the warranty to be in effect, you would have to have at least SOMETHING to send us."

2. Caller: "My Rottweiler got hold of my .40 Sigma and chewed it all up. Since the gun is plastic and all, is this sort of damage covered by the warranty?"

Customer Service: "This is the first time I've heard of this happening. Do you mind if I ask how the dog got your pistol?"

Caller: "No, not at all. It was in my nightstand unloaded and cable locked and everything. The thing is, Sylvester is a really smart dog. He figured out drawer handles and cabinet doors a long time ago. He goes wild for Worcestershire Sauce. Can't get enough of it. We had been out to a steak dinner that night. Rotties have a keen sense of smell and, well, I guess, maybe I shoulda' used a napkin when I shifted my IWB rig. I put the Sigma in the nightstand and the next thing I knew there was Sylvester, next to the fireplace just gnawing away at the grip."

3. Caller: "Where is the lever that changes my 317 from double to single action. I've looked all over the gun and can't find it. Is it that little round thing above the cylinder thingy? When I turn the key in it, the whole gun quits working."

Customer Service: Thank God.

Caller: "Is This Covered In The Warranty?"

Customer Service: Some things have nothing to do with defects in materials or workmanship.

From: American Handgunner ,  Nov-Dec, 2002   by Mike Cumpston

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*Link to past newsletters (click here)

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New Books and Special thanks (see the bottom of this letter for the complete alpha list without accompanying text):

Special Thanks to John Milewski of the UK who wrote a wonderful article for Airgun World... and mentions us! I'll put the article on my website.

I am very excited to announce that Jim Whisker has generously allowed me to reprint his Gunsmiths of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - rare copies of which, from the original publication, sell for over $100 when you can find one. We have also finished his updated Gunsmiths and Allied Professions of Philadelphia (2009)(photos will be up on the website soon soon for this one), Virginia Gunsmiths and Allied Professions and Virginia Martial Arms 1650-1835 . Jim promises more to come!

Fred Maestrelli from Australia loaned us an updated Lee Enfield Mechanism (revised and enlarged) c1950s booklet that was somewhat different than the one we already reprint. We decided to add the new one to the older version so when you order, you get both.

Stuart Barlow found interesting catalogs for our friends down-under: Cobb & Co. c1970 (Australia- Surplus & Antiques); McCarthy's (New Zealand guns & access.) 1960 Catalog; Turner & LeBrun (New Zealand- Guns & Access.) 1954 as well as a manual for theWebley Mk I Air Rifle c1920s Manual.

Harold Reidler sent over an Harrington & Richardson 1953 Parts Catalog to go with Jim Thomas' Harrington & Richardson 1930 Catalog.

Newt Hatfield came up with something I've never seen, a Winchester 1974 Catalog (in German) in German! John Collier loaned us a Crescent Arms 1927 Catalog and theFolsom, H&D 1899-1900 Catalog and Phil Gaylord fixed us up with a Fox, AH 1909 Catalog a Fox, AH 1922 Catalog and a Fox Guns Chronology.

The Greifelt-Gewehre Guns, Suhl (German) c1930 Catalog came from an anonymous benefactor and the Hartley & Graham 1895 Catalog and Hartley & Graham 1899 Catalog came from Gene Parker. Mike Blake sent us scans of the little Page-Wood Guns & Ammunition (UK) c1927.

Thanks fellows, I really appreciate the help! Abby :-)

These came from our stock:

Hopkins & Allen 1902 Catalog

Hopkins & Allen 1909 Catalog

Raymold Uniforms 1895 (New York)

Redfield Sights 1962 (color) Catalog

Sears Roebuck 1903 Gun Section

Spalding Journal c1882 (Guns & Access.)

Squires, Henry C. (Breech Loading Guns) c1878

Von Lengerke and Antoine 1940 (Guns & Access.)

Von Lengerke and Detmold 1890 (Guns & Access.)

Winchester 1883 June Catalog

Winchester 1884 September Catalog

Winchester 1900 April Catalog

Winchester 1400 Takedown Manual

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By the way, last year Paypal softened it's previously hard line with respect to firearms and is now much more reasonable. I wrote about it in my July 2007 Newsletter.

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Letters from Readers:

*I had some trouble dating the Spalding Journal c1882 (Guns & Access.) I reprinted this month, but because it contained both clay pigeon AND glass ball advertisements, I knew Ralph Finch could help. I met Ralph a few years ago at the antique gun show in Novi, MI (Novi was modestly named for the number six stop on the railway) and knew he would have the answer. He did and he also told me a bit of history about glass balls:

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What are target balls?

Nowadays, hardly anyone knows what they are, but more than 100 years ago millions of people knew. From across the United States, throughout England, France, Germany, Italy and other European nations and on down to Australia, people young and old saw target balls in use. Common people to heads of state — U.S. presidents, Queen Victoria, the German kaiser, to name a few — saw target balls fly through the sky.

So, again, what are target balls?

You are probably familiar with trap shooting — the firing with a shotgun at round, clay disks thrown into the air — and perhaps you have even done it. But while clay shooting has been around for more than a hundred years, what came before it?

The No. 1 answer is live bird shooting, where thousands and thousands of birds, particularly pigeons (which is why those clay disks are still called “clay pigeons”) were flung from traps and blown to bits. But from around 1876 to 1885, because of a decline in the availability of live birds as well as changing social attitudes, glass balls often were the target of choice, particularly in exhibition, circus and Wild West Show shooting.

These balls, similar in size and appearance to today’s glass Christmas tree ornaments, were the “only substitute ever invented for the living bird,” something that Annie Oakley is said to have had silk streamers stuffed inside, something that, in one summer the Bohemian Glass Works (in New York City) was making at the rate of 1,250,000 over six months’ time, something Buffalo Bill Cody chased after on horseback, “old ladies” darned socks on and babies allegedly cut their teeth on — all according to an 1878 ad!

These glass orbs, once shot at by the hundreds and hundreds of thousands, are now hunted by collectors for their rarity and their link to a colorful era long past. As a collectible, the diversity of patterns, colors and countries of origin, as well as the constantly increasing value, combine to make target balls a hobby that can’t miss. In their heyday, target balls sold for a little over a penny each; today one ball has sold for as much as $28,500, although “common” balls, generally in amber or blue, can be acquired for as little as $100.

Need more information? I admit that I have no idea how or why target balls took over my life, but one has to accept one’s fate! I am a collector who not only publishes a three-times-a-year, 56-page newsletter — “On Target!” — for target ball collectors ($40 U.S.), but I am also three-quarters of the way through a 600-page book detailing the history (and value) of target balls and exhibition shooting in the 1870s-1890s.

I’ll be happy to talk target balls or attempt to answer your questions; please write to me at: 34007 Hillside Court, Farmington Hills, MI USA 48335-2513, or call me from early morning to late evening at (248) 476-4893. If I don’t answer, please leave your phone number and a message and I will return your call. I can be e-mailed at rfinch@twmi.rr.com. I will buy and, occasionally, sell target balls. Plus, I am interested in buying target ball throwers.

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*Hans Nordahl has a muzzle loader:

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Hi Abby. Nice talking to you yesterday. I try to send some pictures to you of  that pistol  we were talking  about. The pistol is  6.4 inch long and the caliper is  about   0.30 inch The hammer has 3 positions [settings] . That part you set the percussion cap on was very rusty  so I made a new one.[ I do not know the parts name]. But you can see it on the close up picture. Of course, the main thing is to find out the brand name of the pistol. 

My father  was born 1903. He got the pistol from, I guess, an older relative, when  he was about 14 or 15  years old, so I believe the gun was manufactured in the late 1800 years, or very early 1900. I have a little old  box which reads  "100 waterproof percussion caps large size breech -loading pin cases, Eley Bros. Ld.,  London." Maybe that can give some hints. That box came with the pistol . I got the pistol after my father in Sweden. I hope this can help some in your search.

*Darrin Gray has a "NASA needs to know question" (I guess their budget got cut, again):

I'm researching something important and I'm trying to identify a pistol grip. It looks to be an after- market replacement pistol grip made by or simply marketed by a company who used C-H as their insignia.

This pistol grip was used on a hand control on an Apollo Space Craft in the 1960's and a friend of mine at NASA asked me to identify the grip. If you have any catalogues, product guides or information about the company that used C-H as their insignia it would be very helpful. The C-H has a square pointed border around it with additional points gonig up and down at the center. I feel sure this is the same after market gun parts company that made such things as reloading dies and cleaning products. I think the company would be comparable to Lyman, Hoppe's or Hogue. A company that probably didn't make firearms but sold a wide variety of products to go with firearms, any and all catalogues you might have or could find from any year or years in the 60's or close to it would be very much appreciated and I would be sure to mention your participation in my response to NASA.

*Phil Davis needs to know:

I recently purchased a pristine 1902 Colt military 38acp. I was told that it was purchased from the estate(gun collection) auction of Clark Gable. I am attempting research the validity of this claim. Any suggestions?? Thanks for any help/suggestions you may have!!

*Harry James sent this: 

HIGH SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007

Scenario 1:
Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.
1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2007 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers. 

Scenario 2:
Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2007 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged them with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario 3:
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1957 - Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.
2007 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons. 

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*From Jim Buchanan- taking the mickey out of our "stryne" friends (not THAT meaning, the other one about having a joke!)

Rural Australian Computer Terminology:
  LOG ON:                           Adding wood to make the barbie hotter.
  LOG OFF:                         Not adding any more wood to the barbie.
  MONITOR:                       Keeping an eye on the barbie.
  DOWNLOAD:                  Getting the firewood off the Ute.
  HARD DRIVE:                 Making the trip back home without any cold tinnies.
  KEYBOARD:                    Where you hang the Ute keys.
  WINDOW:                         What you shut when the weather's cold.
  SCREEN:                           What you shut in the mozzie season.
  BYTE:                                What mozzies do.
  MEGABYTE:                     What Townsville mozzies do.
  CHIP:                                  A bar snack.
  MICROCHIP:                    What's left in the bag after you've eaten the chips.
  MODEM:                           What you did to the lawns.
  LAPTOP:                           Where the cat sleeps.
  SOFTWARE:                      Plastic knives & forks you get at Red Rooster.
  HARDWARE:                    Stainless steel knives & forks - from K-Mart.
  MOUSE:                             The small rodent that eats the grain in the shed.
  MAINFRAME:                  What holds the shed up.
  WEB:                                  What spiders make.
  WEBSITE:                          Usually in the shed or under the verandah.
  SEARCH ENGINE:           What you do when the Ute won't go.
  CURSOR:                           What you say when the Ute won't go.
  YAHOO:                            What you say when the Ute does go.
  UPGRADE:                       A steep hill.
  SERVER:                          The person at the pub who brings out the counter lunch.
  MAIL SERVER:               The bloke at the pub who brings out the counterlunch.
  USER:                               The neighbour who keeps borrowing things.
  NETWORK:                    What you do when you need to repair the fishing net.
  INTERNET:                    Where you want the fish to go.
  NETSCAPE:                    What the fish do when they discover the hole in the net.
 ONLINE:                           Where you hang the washing. 
 OFFLINE:                         Where the washing ends up when the pegs aren't strong enough.

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Notes for New Readers (and useful information)-

*I get, on average, about 300 new subscribers each month. Many are folks who signed up and others are people I automatically signed up when they bought something at an auction site or my website. Of the ones I sign up to get the newsletter normally only six or eight unsubscribe, usually because they have a last name the same as a catalog they bought or made the purchase for a friend or relative. I am naturally flattered that so many folks are pleased to hear from me once a month and thank you all for your indulgence.

*The purpose of this section is to repeat in every newsletter some of the things I have said in past newsletters. By naming the section "Notes for New Readers", longtime subscribers may simply skip over it and read something new to them.

*Paypal- I use Paypal to process credit cards because they are cheaper by far than a bank for a small online business, They are reliable and they are secure. No, I don't like many of their policies but they are the best and least expensive I can find so we have to live with it. I do accept checks if you prefer and I don't wait for them to clear. If you stiff me with a check you go directly to the Rants and Raves column with your full name and address displayed for the world to see. By the way, Paypal has softened it's previously hard line with respect to firearms and is now much more reasonable. I wrote about it in my July 2007 Newsletter.

*Ebay- The wizards at Ebay decided (just after they laid off a whole bunch of employees and their business is down) that they will no longer allow sellers to advertise that they will accept money orders or checks in payment for purchases made on Ebay. Customers may still pay that way but we cannot advertise the fact. I think the idea is to force people to use Paypal, which is owned by Ebay. Now, to be perfectly honest, I would be much happier if you bought things from my website Cornellpubs.com because that saves me sales commissions to Ebay!

*Hint- If you are using the browser Firefox and have trouble seeing any images on this website, try hitting the refresh button. Meanwhile I will continue trying to figure out how to make my website more compatible with the many different browsers out there.

*INDEXES for Every Catalog I reprint... Every catalog I offer has an index at the bottom of the page or in the case of new listings on the right. Listings on Ebay, Gunbroker and Auction Arms also have indexes.

At my website, you will find many gunmaker "master pages" listing all the catalog reprints of one brand. To the right of each "master page" are names of catalogs by merchants who carried that brand of firearms. For example, I reprint over 60 Remington factory gun catalogs but I also reprint over 160 gun catalogs from merchants that sold Remington firearms such as Sears or Abercrombie & Fitch or Spalding. Those are the listings on the right of the page.

Using the merchant links, you can identify a catalog from just about any year that displays the Remington line and by looking at the individual page indexes you can figure out what models were made in what year without spending a dime. Of course I would be happy to sell you those catalogs too! Most major gunmakers have a "master page" and I am adding more all the time. Just start with any category link: All Catalogs, 1857-1899, Ammunition or any other and you will find that the capitalized links indicate "master pages". When you select one you will see on the right, the links to the other merchants who sold that brand.

*More on Indexes: Not all my indexes are alphabetized and can be difficult to search. Until I find time to alphabetize all of them, hit the Control key (on the lower left) and the letter "F" on your keyboard. this will give you a little search box on the bottom of the screen. Start to type in the name of what you want to find on that page and it should be highlighted on the screen (this works with most browsers and on any web page). :-) Abby

*Gun Value & Parts- I get scores of phone calls that start out "I inherited this gun from my grandfather and I just want to know how much it is...", I do not do appraisals, nor do I sell parts. See below for parts suppliers.

*I often use the The Greenhill Dictionary of Guns and Gunmakers by John Walter, Greenhill/Stackpole Books 2001 - ISBN 1-85367-392-7 to answer many of the questions I get each week about the origins of gunmakers. Like many all-encompassing works, some of the information may be inaccurate but over-all it contains a wealth of facts, dates and important history of great old companies. Each year you can buy the Standard Catalog of Firearms which lists most guns and their value used at Borders or Barnes & Noble or online at Amazon.

*Why Buy Old Catalogs- originals or reprints? If you want to learn about a gun or gunmaker I applaud you, and am so happy you found my website. History is what I am working so hard to preserve by making old gun catalogs available to collectors and historians. Buy a catalog from a gunmaker of the appropriate year and you will learn a mountain of true facts about your gun- right from the maker's month, so to speak. Never again will you have to rely on hearsay or bluster.

*Research- To help you learn more about the history of gunmakers I have a page of what I call Reference Books on my website. They cover a wide range of information by authors and the page deserves a look. One of the most prolific authors of gun history was the late Joe Vorisek. I am fortunate to be the authorized only source of his gun histories. Joe even has his own webpage of all his histories.

*Browser Usage- Sometimes people mention they cannot follow the links I put in my newsletters, or that the pictures don't show up. Well, sometimes browsers are set to only receive messages in plain text. This is usually because their internet connection is slow and pictures make it even slower. There are settings to allow or disallow HTML language (pictures and links).

Your browser (the program you use to view emails and internet sites) can be set to allow you to click on links to other web pages. The link can either open a new window with the original window disappearing to a small block near the top of the screen or it replaces the current window with the new selection. In the former case to return to the prior window, click the box near the top of the screen. In the latter example click the "back arrow" also at the top of the page (different browsers such as Firefox, Netscape or Internet Explorer use different symbols for the back arrow). For the most part, I use links that replace the newsletter page with the new link. So, to return to the newsletter, you will have to use the back arrow to return to the newsletter.

*Must Read: If you haven't yet done so, please read the About Us link on the website. It explains a lot of things such as why graphics vary in books, why I do this in the first place, errors and mistakes, guarantees, loans and more. Also, if you see something in the Coming Soon page you want, let me know and I'll move it up the list for you.

*If you collect Military Arms please check out the link page I have to Government and Military Publications as well as 75 Manuals of the World's Military Weapons (1945) in A Basic Manual of Military Arms- 1945 as well as the link to Machine Guns.

*Old Newsletters- If you missed a newsletter or want to look up an old one, please go to my website www.cornellpubs.com and look on the top of the first page for a link to old newsletters. You may view them online and in color with pictures. Also, on the subject of newsletters, I send out the newsletter in both HTML and plain text format. This means that if your browser is not set up to view pictures and colors, you automatically get the plain text version. I hope this explains why some of you don't see the pictures referred to in the letters- I know it has caused some confusion. Also, you should upgrade to the latest version of your browser for best results. To learn which version of you have, click the HELP button on the top line of this page and then look for the link that says "About [browser]".

*YOUR ADDRESS- Yes, I am shouting! Each month I get angry phone calls, emails or letters from folks who "ordered the book xxx days ago and STILL DON'T HAVE IT! Usually they don't have it because the registered address at the website where they ordered the book is false (to "protect" their identity) or long outdated. When I point that out, they usually say that I should have double-checked or that their correct address was on their check or some other excuse. Sorry, I print address labels from the website as you typed it in. If your address is wrong the book goes to the wrong address. Please check your address at the website whenever you order something online. Thank you.

*How to pay for things on the internet while using your credit card with some safety... There are two areas of concern when you make the decision to pay online with your credit card. First, you have to make certain the site accepting your credit card is secure. There are two clues to security. One is in the URL or site address found at the top of the browser. Normally the URL begins with http://www etc. but a secure site has a different beginning. It starts with https://www. etc. The "S" means the site is using encryption software and it is pretty safe to send your card information to the company. By the way, do not send your credit card information in an email. Emails are NOT secure!

Of course, the second consideration has to do with what the company does with the information, the company integrity. If the company is located in Nigeria and you are sending money to "the government" to pay taxes on the $2,000,000 you won in their very generous random lottery, well, go ahead, you are a lost cause and I cannot help you. The point is to be careful about companies you never heard of before, don't know where they are located and the website has no telephone number. Caveat emptor, buyer beware. That is one of the reasons I like to pay with Paypal. When you do that you are giving only an email address to the company, not your credit card number.

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*Parts suppliers. We get hundreds of calls about parts and some folks who are doing something about supplying parts...

Hello Abby, I am responding to your request for parts source information. For Remington Rolling Block Parts. We are attempting to supply reproduction parts needed to restore or rebuild the majority of models of rolling blocks made from 1867 onward. While this is a work in progress, I believe we are the largest supplier of these obsolete parts in existence. Thanks, Kenn Womack

Joe Salter sells all sorts of things including butt plates, antique guns, collector ammo, air guns, holsters... well, check him out: http://www.joesalter.com/

Phil Stewart sells parts, stocks and grips. He can be found at (740) 398-1941 in Mt. Vernon, OH

The big parts houses for older guns are:

Jack First in Rapid City South Dakota their catalog (three volumes and over 2700 pages of invaluable information including parts diagrams) is available at (605) 343-9544 for $39.95

Gun Parts Corporation (Numrich) Kingston, New York (845) 679-2417. Well established with a good website.

Sarco Inc. Stirling, NJ (908) 647-3800 email info@sarcoinc.com

Dixie Gun Works, Union City, TN (800) 238-6785

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Ever wonder who first purchased your gun or rifle or wished you had a certificate of origin? It could increase the value of your gun!

Sammy Baugh, or Eddie Dew or some other celebrity may have been the original buyer. Perhaps the provenance would increase the value of your favorite fowling piece or rifle. Well, now you have a chance to find out for free if the gun was sold by VonLengerke & Detmold or Abercrombie & Fitch, two of the largest and most prestigious gun houses of the 20th century.

If you own a gun by one of dozens of manufacturers write down the serial number and compare it to the serial numbers at the G&H website:

or Contact:
Robert C. Beach, Records Research
Griffin & Howe, Inc.
33 Claremont Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
908-766-2287
Email: research@griffinhowe.com
Website: www.griffinhowe.com
(scroll down to see all the makes when you get there)

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Websites with Serial Numbers and corresponding dates:

John Spangler & Marc Wade operate ArmsCollectors.com!
They offer pages and pages of Serial Numbers to put a year to the following weapons:

| Marlin | Mauser Broomhandle (C-96) | Remington | U.S. Military | Winchester |

| Gun Marks | House Brands | U.S. Inspectors | WWII German Codes And Markings |

also at this great website is a list of handguns and rifles with known serial numbers that qualify as antique,

or: Antique Serial Numbers for lots of Makers (pre 1889 scroll down the page)

or: Doublegunshop.com for:

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Original Gun Catalogs and Books for sale:

Last fall I promised to unload some of the twenty or thirty boxes of originals blocking the second bay of my garage! Rather than list them on Ebay, I decided to first put up pages on my website (one page per box of about 70 catalogs each) with a list of catalogs priced at what I paid for them or in many cases much less. If they don't sell to my on-line clients I will then go to Ebay when I get a change.

Here is the link to Box 4 which is now complete. if you would like prior notice of the sales, please sign up for the announcement newsletter. The hundred and fifty or so people who already signed up knew about this sale last week and some of the bargains are already gone. To register for the special newsletter, send an email to the following address and put the word REGISTER in the subject line: eightbore@comcast.net. Many thanks to all of you who signed up! IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED THERE IS NO NEED TO DO SO AGAIN.

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This month's winner is (more Bear beefs- the glossy issue again and the same answer too!)... Very unhappy with the catalog and would like to return for a refund if you will not I will be leaving poor feedback. The Catalog is not what was in the description you said it was a copy and it is a copy but not what was expected in my mind. Sorry for the inconvenience I hope we can work this out Thank You, Gary Hall...

... (Déjà vu all over again!) Sorry, Gary that's as glossy as it gets. As I have stated many, many times, I DO NOT make forgeries of originals, only copies and I do them as nicely as I can. Also, I cannot control what goes on in your mind, thank goodness! Abby :) To see pages of Rants and Raves, and my replies, go to: RAVES and RANTS

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Old Newsletters are available online:

If you missed a newsletter or want to look up an old one, please go to my website www.cornellpubs.com and look on the top of the first page for a link to old newsletters. You may view them online and in color with pictures. Also, on the subject of newsletters, I send out the newsletter in both HTML and plain text format. This means that if your browser is not set up to view pictures and colors, you automatically get the plain text version. I hope this explains why some of you don't see the pictures referred to in the letters- I know it has caused some confusion. Also, you should upgrade to the latest version of your browser for best results. To learn which version of you have, click the help button on the top line of this page and then look for the link that says "About [browser]".

Must Read:

If you haven't yet done so, please read the About Us link on the website. It explains a lot of things such as why graphics vary in books, why I do this in the first place, errors and mistakes, guarantees, loans and more. Also, if you see something in the Coming Soon page you want, let me know and I'll move it up the list for you.

Cheers,
Abby

New For April:

Cobb & Co. c1970 (Australia- Surplus & Antiques) March 2009

Crescent Arms 1927 Catalog March 2009

Folsom, H&D 1899-1900 Catalog March 2009

Fox, AH 1909 Catalog March 2009

Fox, AH 1922 Catalog March 2009

Fox Guns Chronology March 2009

Greifelt-Gewehre Guns, Suhl (German) c1930 Catalog March 2009

Gunsmiths and Allied Professions of Philedelphia (2009) by James Whisker March 2009

Gunsmiths of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (2009) by James Whisker March 2009

Gunsmiths and Allied Professions of Virginia (2009) by James Whisker March 2009

Harrington & Richardson 1930 Catalog March 2009

Harrington & Richardson 1953 Parts Catalog March 2009

Hartley & Graham 1895 Catalog March 2009

Hartley & Graham 1899 Catalog March 2009

Hopkins & Allen 1902 Catalog March 2009

Hopkins & Allen 1909 Catalog March 2009

Lee Enfield Mechanism (revised and enlarged) c1950s March 2009

McCarthy's (New Zealand guns & access.) 1960 Catalog March 2009

Page-Wood Guns & Ammunition (UK) c1927 March 2009

Raymold Uniforms 1895 (New York) March 2009

Redfield Sights 1962 (color) Catalog March 2009

Sears Roebuck 1903 Gun Section March 2009

Spalding Journal c1882 (Guns & Access.) March 2009

Squires, Henry C. (Breech Loading Guns) c1878 March 2009

Turner & LeBrun (New Zealand- Guns & Access.) 1954 March 2009

Virginia Martial Arms 1650-1835 by James Whisker March 2009

Von Lengerke and Antoine 1940 (Guns & Access.) March 2009

Von Lengerke and Detmold 1890 (Guns & Access.) March 2009

Webley Mk I Air Rifle c1920s Manual March 2009

Winchester 1883 June Catalog March 2009

Winchester 1884 September Catalog March 2009

Winchester 1900 April Catalog March 2009

Winchester 1974 Catalog (in German) March 2009

Winchester 1400 Takedown Manual March 2009

 

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