This is a selected bibliography for those interested in excellent further readings and a listing of places to look for the books referenced below:


John C. Denner Co.
Antique Arms, Militaria and Books
Box 122 RR!
North Lancaster, Ontario
K0C 1Z0    Canada
fax 613-525-1865
e-mail: denner@glen-net.ca

I.D.S.A. Books
Box 1457
Piqua, Ohio  45356
fax:  937-778-1922

Rutgers Book Center
127 Raritan Ave.
Highland Park, N.J.  08904
fax 908-545-6686


In English:


           Collecting Classic Bolt Action Military Rifles, Paul S. Scarlata, Andrew, Mowbray Publishers, Linclon,
            Rhode Island, 2001.  (Excellent reference source and an excellent read!  Mostly smokeless, but some
            32 pages devoted to the black-powder precursors of the classic bolt-action era.)

American British French:

        Evolution of the French Military Bolt  Action Rifles, Harry Pontious, Pub by the author,
            c-1999, 2000

Hard copies can be purchased from the author for $11.00, delivered in the USA. The 68 page booklet comes with a laminated, parchment paper cover with a plastic comb binding.  If you don't like it, return it for a full refund.  If you want one send a check or money order to: Harry Pontious 165 Red Hill Rd Orange VA 22960-1122  (sangle@ns.gemlink.com (Harry Pontious)  Harry also produces several other interesting arms publications.  Ask for his list!!


Mauser Bolt Rifles, Ludwig Olson, F. Brownell & Son, Nontezuma, Iowa, 1976 (may be in it's fourth edition)

Mauser Military Rifles of the World, Robert W. D. Ball, Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, 2nd Edition, 2000.

Black Powder Mauser Rifles, A study of the development of the black powder Mauser rifle, David Stefanye, Bethesda, MD, 1982.

Cartridge, but with excellent information on the rifles:

In Italian and English:
Armi Lunghe D'Ordinanza 1841-1890, Guida Practica All'Identificazionne (Ordnance Shoulder Arms 1841-1890, A Practical Guide to their Identification), Massimo Pagani, 350 pages, published by the author, Brescia, Italy, 1997.

Complete Book of Firearms, The Origin, Design and Development of the Gun, Serbio Masini, Gian Rodolpho Rotasso, Translated by Valerie Palmer, Portland House, New York, 1987.  Originally published in Italinan by Arnaldo Mondadori Editore, Verona, Rome.

In French: In German:
Die Geschichtliche Entwicklung Der Handfeuerwaffen (??), M. Thierback, 1886, 1899, reprinted 1965.

Die Handfeuerwaffen, Rudolf Schmidt,  Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt Graz, Austria, 1875, 1878, 1968

Norske Militaergevaerer Etter 1867 (Norwegian Military rifles Since 1867, I think!), Karl Egil Hanevik.  (ISBN:  82-993143-1-3), 1998.  Written in Norwegian but what a WONDERFUL book!!



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