Books By ASAC Members

 Books Written by Current or Former Members
of the American Society of Arms Collectors

(revised 24 July 2015)

Author's Name

Date

Title

Abels, Robert

1950

Early American Firearms
Abels, Robert

1967

Classic Bowie Knives
Abels, Robert 1950Bowie Type Knives of American Interest
Abels, Robert, Editor

1962

H.K.Brown Cannon Collection, Catalog of
Bailey, De Witt

1969

Sharps Firearms, Vol. 3, Part 3
Bailey, De Witt

1971

British Military Longarms 1715-1815
Bailey, De Witt

1978

English Gunmakers
Bailey, De Witt

1997

Pattern Dates for British Ordnance Small Arms 1718-1783
Bailey, De Witt

2002

British Military Flintlock Rifles 1740-1840
Balentine, F. J. "Pablo"

1997

Freund & Bro. Pioneer Gunmakers to the West
Bazelon, Bruce

1990

American Military Goods, Dealers & Makers 1785-1915
Bazelon, Bruce

1991

Swords From Public Collections in Pennsylvania
Bearss, Edwin C. 1966, 1980Hardluck Ironclad: The Sinking & Salvage of the Cairo
Bedford, Clay P.

1971

Early Firearms of Great Britain & Ireland
Behn, Jack

1956

.45-70 Rifles
Bitter, Edwin W.

1985

Historic Pistols
Bivens, Frank E., Jr.

1960

Half Century Scrapbook
Blackmore, Howard L.

1961

British Military Firearms 1650-1850
Blackmore, Howard L.

1964

Firearms
Blackmore, Howard L.

1965

Guns and Rifles of the World
Blackmore, Howard L.

1965

Arms and Armour
Blackmore, Howard L.

1968

Royal Sporting Guns at Windsor
Blackmore, Howard L.

1971

Hunting Weapons
Blackmore, Howard L.

1985

English Pistols
Blackmore, Howard L.

1986

Gunmakers of London 1350-1850
Boorman, Dean K.

2001

The History of Colt Firearms
Boorman, Dean K.

2001

The History of Winchester Firearms
Boorman, Dean K.

2002

The History of Smith & Wesson Firearms
Boorman, Dean K.

2002

Guns of the Old West - An Illustrated History
Breslin, John D.

2002

Variations of Colt's New Model Police & Pocket Breech Load
Briggs, C. Michael

2010

The Longrifle Makers of Guilford County
Briggs, C. Michael

2010

The Longrifle Makers of Forsyth County and Davidson County
Briggs, C. Michael

2010

Piedmont North Carolina Banded Powder Horns
Brooker, Robert E., Jr.

1978

British Military Pistols 1603-1888
Brophy, William S.

1980

Krag Rifle
Brophy, William S.

1985

Springfield 1903 Rifles
Brophy, William S.

1989

Marlin Firearms
Brophy, William S.

1991

Springfield Armory 1890-1948
Brophy, William S. L. C. Smith Shotguns
Brower, Bailey2012Savage Pistols
Cromwell, Giles

1975

Virginia Manufactory of Arms
Cromwell, Giles

1995

French Swords for Virginia 1779
Daehnhardt, Rainer

1974

Espinqarda Perfevta, Perfect Gun
Daehnhardt, Rainer

1994

Espingarda Feiticeira/The Bewitched Gun
Daehnhardt, Rainer

2000

Horse and Man, A Millenary Relationship
Darling, Anthony D.

1968

Brown Bess (Lonq Land Pattern Musket)
Darling Anthony D.

1970

Red Coat and Brown Bess
Darling, Anthony D.

1982

English Sword From Plymouth Colony
Darling, Anthonv D.

1988

Swords for the Highland Regiments
Demeritt, Dwight B., Jr.

1973

Maine Made Guns & Their Makers
Demeritt, Dwight B., Jr.

1997

Maine Made Guns & Their Makers, 2nd Edition
Dresler, James E.

1996

Engraved Powder Horn, The
DuBose, Beverly M., Jr.

1974

American Civil War Collection
duMont, John S.

1953

Firearms in the Custer Battle
duMont, John S.

1978

American Engraved Powder Horns
Dunlap, Jack

1964

Pepperbox Firearms
Eberhart, Loyd D.

1985

Deringer in America, The - Vol. I
Eberhart, Loyd D.

1993

Deringer in America, The - Vol. II
Eberhart, Loyd D.

2007

Henry Deringer Pistols From 1826 to 1870
Eberhart, Loyd D.

2011

The Collecting of Deringers Manufactured by MOORE, NATIONAL and COLT
ADDENDUM April 2012 available FREE! Click here to download:
Eberhart Addendum
Flayderman, Norman

2004

The Bowie Knife: Unsheathing an American Legend

Flayderman, Norman

1978

Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms
Flayderman, Norman

1980

Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms, 2nd Ed.
Flayderman, Norman

1983

Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms, 3rd Ed.
Flayderman, Norman

1987

Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms, 4th Ed.
Flayderman, Norman

1990

Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms, 5th Ed.
Flayderman, Norman

1994

Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms, 6th Ed.
Flayderman, Norman

1998

Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms, 7th Ed.
Flayderman, Norman

2001

Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms, 8th Ed.
Flayderman, Norman 2007Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms, 9th Ed.
Flayderman, Norman1972

Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders: Whales and Whalemen

Fluck, John J.

1950

Colt-Root Model 1853
Forgett, Valmore J.

1954

Handbook of Small Arms
Forgett, Valmore J., Jr.

1996

LeMat- The Man, The Gun
Frost, H. Gordon

1972

Blades and Barrels
Fuller, Claud E.

1946

Whitney Firearms
Fuller, Claud E.

1930

Springfield Shoulder Arms 1795-1865
Fuller, Claud E.

1933

Breech-Loader in the Service
Fuller, Claud E.

1944

Firearms of the Confederacy
Fuller, Claud E.

1958

Rifled Musket
Gaede, Frederick C.

2001

The Federal Civil War Shelter Tent
Gary, William A.

1987

Confederate Revolvers
Goldstein, Erik

2002

18th Century Weapons of the royal Welsh Fuziliers from Flixton Hall
Goldstein, Erik2000The Socket Bayonet in the British Army
Goldstein, Erik and Stuart Mowbray2010The Brown Bess
Gluckman, Arcadi

1939

Catalog of U.S. Martial Short Arms
Gluckman, Arcadi

1939

U.S. Martial Pistols & Revolvers
Gluckman, Arcadi

1948

U.S. Muskets, Rifles & Carbines
Gluckman, Arcadi

1949

American Gun Makers, Supplement
Gluckman, Arcadi

1953

American Gun Makers 2nd Edition
Gordon, James D.2007Great Gunmakers for the Early West
Gordon, James D. 2010Great Knife Makers for the Early West
Gordon, James D. and James B. Taylor 2014 Weapons in Early American History
Gordon, James D. 1997Winchester's New Model of 1873: A Tribute
Grancsay, Stephen V.

1937

The Armor of Galiot de Genouilhac
Grancsay, Stephen V.

1945

American Powder Horns
Grancsay, Stephen V.

1950

French Master Gunsmiths Designs
Grancsay, Stephen V.

1953

Medieval & Renaissance Arms & Armor
Grancsay, Stephen V.

1964

Arms and Armor
Grancsay, Stephen V.

1969

British Firearms Patents 1714-1853
Grinslade, Tom

2005

Flintlock Fowlers: The First Guns Made In America
Grinslade, Tom

2009

Powder Horns: Documents Of History
Gusler, Wallace B.

1977

Decorated Firearms 1540-1870
Guthman, William H.

1975

U.S. Army Weapons 1784-1791
Guthman, William H. Drums A'Beating, Trumpets Sounding - Powder Horns 1746-
Hamilton, John D.

1983

Ames Sword Company 1829-1935
Hamilton, John and Tom Rowe

2004

The American Percussion Schuetzen Rifle
Hanson, Charles E., Jr.

1955

Northwest Gun
Hanson, Charles E., Jr.

1960

Plains Rifle
Hayward, John F.

1955

European Firearms
Hayward, John F.

1962

Art of the Gunmaker, Vol. I
Hayward, John F.

1963

Art of the Gunmaker, Vol. II
Hayward, John F.

1965

European Armour
Heer, Eugen

1978

Der Neue Stockel - 3 Vols.
Hill, Tracie A.

1996

Thompson: The American Legend
Hill, Tracie A.

2009

Ultimate Thompson Book
Hoff, Arne

1978

Dutch Firearms
Hoff, Arne1972Airguns and Other Pneumatic Arms
Hull, Edward A.

1986

The Burnside Breech Loading Carbines
Hull, Edward A.

2015

Burnside Breech Loading Carbines & Rifles
Available from https://www.createspace.com/5896051
Hull, Edward A.

2014

Lindner Carbines and Rifles
Available from https://www.createspace.com/4543376
Hull, Edward A.

1978

Providence Tool Co. Military Arms
Hull, Edward A.

2015

Roberts Breechloading Firearms
Available from https://www.createspace.com/5485561
Jinks, Roy G.

1966

Smith & Wesson 1857-1945
Jinks, Roy G.

1973

Smith & Wesson Tip-Up Revolvers
Jinks, Roy G.

1975

Smith & Wesson 1857-1945 Revised Edition
Jinks, Roy G.

1977

125 Years With Smith & Wesson
Jinks, Roy G.

1977

History of Smith & Wesson
Jinks, Roy G.

1992

Artistry in Arms - Smith & Wesson
Jinks, Roy G. Guide to Establish Pistol Shooting Programs
Johnson, Paul D.1998Civil War Cartridge Boxes of the Union Infantryman
Jones, Gordon L.2014Confederate Odyssey: The George W. Wray Jr. Collection at the Atlanta History Center
Karcheski, Walter J., Jr.

1984

Medieval and Renaissance Splendor
Karcheski, Walter J., Jr.

1995

Arms and Armor in The Art Institute of Chicago
Karcheski, Walter J., Jr.

2000

The Medieval Armour From Rhodes
Kellerstedt, Burton A.

1998

Swords and Sabers of the Armory at Springfield
Lavin, James D.

1965

History of Spanish Firearms
Lavin, James D.

1977

Decorated Firearms 1540-1870
Lindsay, Merrill K.

1967

One Hundred Great Guns
Lindsay, Merrill K.

1970

Miniature Arms
Lindsay, Merrill K.

1975

New England Gun
Lindsay, Merrill K.

1980

Eli Whitney and the Whitney Armory
Logan, Herschel C.

1944

Hand Cannon to Automatic
Logan, Herschel C.

1954

Buckskin and Satin
Logan, Herschel C.

1959

Cartridges
Logan, Herschel C.

1960

Underhammer Guns
Longfield, G. Maxwell

1998

Observations on Colt's Second Contract November 2, 1847
Lustyik, Andrew F.

1962

Civil War Carbines
Lyles, G. Robert, Jr.

1982

Remington Double Derringer
Madaus, H. Michael

1981

American Longarms
Madaus, H. Michael

1996

Confederate Rifles & Muskets
Madaus, Howard M.

1997

The Guns of Remington
Malloy, John J. [Publisher]; R.L. Wilson

1965

L.D. Nimschke, Firearms Engraver
Malloy, John J.; Dean Thomas & Terry White

2003

Percussion Ammunition Packets, Union, Confederate and European 1845-1888
Marcot, Roy M.

1985

Spencer Repeating Firearms
Marcot, Roy M.

1985

Spencer Rimfire Cartridges
Marcot, Roy M.

1990

Hiram Berdan-Civil War Chief of Sharpshooters
Marcot, Roy M.

1998

Remington – America’s Oldest Gunmaker
Marcot, Roy M.

2005

The History of Remington Firearms
Marcot, Roy M.

2007

Remington .22 Rimfire Rifles
Marcot, Roy M.

2007

U.S. Sharpshooters-  Berdan’s Civil War Elite
Marcot, Roy M.

2008

Remington Rolling Block Sporting & Target Rifles
Marcot, Roy M.

2012

Colt Brevete Revolvers
Marohn, Richard C. The Last Gunfighter: John Wesley Hardin
Melton, Jack2012Confederate Bowie Knives
Moldenhauer, Karl F.

1980

Remington Collection of K. F. Moldenhauer
Moldenhauer, Karl F.

1982

Remington Double Derringer
Moller, George D.

1988

Massachusetts Military Shoulder Arms
Moller, George D.

1993

American Military Shoulder Arms, Vol. I
Moller, George D.

1994

American Military Shoulder Arms, Vol. II
Moller, George D.

2012

American Military Shoulder Arms, Vol. III
Moore, Warren M.

1963

Guns
Moore, Warren M.

1967

Weapons of the American Revolution
Moore, William D., Jr. Merrill Single-Shot Breech-Loading Percussion Carbines
Mouillesseaux, Harold

1973

Ethan Allen, Gunmaker
Mowbray, E. Andrew

1988

American Eagle-Pommel Sword
Mowbray, E. Andrew

1967

Arms-Armor From the Atelier of Ernst Schmidt-Munich
Mowbray, Stuart C.

2005

331+ Essential Tips and Tricks; A How-To Guide for the Gun Collector

Mowbray, Stuart C.

2003

The Ames Sword Company Catalog: An Exact Reprint of the Original 19th Century Military and Fraternal Sword Catalog

Mowbray, Stuart C.

2011

A Collector's Guide to Military Pistol & Revolver Disassembly and Reassembly
Mowbray, Stuart C.

2007

A Collector's Guide to Military Rifle Disassembly and Reassembly

Mowbray, Stuart C., editor.1998

Civil War Arms Makers and Their Contracts: a facsimile reprint of the Report by the Commission on Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, 1862

Mowbray, Stuart C.

2003

The Darling Pepperbox
Goldstein, Erik and Stuart Mowbray

2010

The Brown Bess
Murphy, John M.

1986

Confederate Carbines & Musketoons
Murphy, John M.

1996

Confederate Rifles & Muskets
Neal, W. Keith

1967

Mantons: Gunmakers - 2 Vols.
Neal, W. Keith

1968

Collecting Duelling Pistols
Neal, W. Keith

1974

Espingarda Perfeyta or The Perfect Gun
Neal, W. Keith

1975

Great British Gunmakers 1740-1790
Neal, W. Keith

1978

Manton Supplement
Neal, W. Keith

1980

British Gunmakers, Their Trade Cards, Cases & Equipment
Neal, W. Keith

1984

Great British Gunmakers 1540-1740
Neal, William Keith

1955

Spanish Guns & Pistols
Neal, William Keith

1969

Forsyth & Co.- Patent Gunmakers
Neumann, George

1967

Weapons of the American Revolution
Neumann, George

1973

Swords & Blades of the American Revolution
Nickel, Helmut

1969

Arms & Armor Through the Ages
Nickel, Helmut

1984

Art of Chivalry
Nutter, Waldo E.

1958

Manhattan Firearms
Otoupalik, Hayes 2002World War One Collectors Handbook Vol 1 & 2, combined
Palmer, Andy 1951-1954 Great Guns [monthly periodical]
Parker, Louis C., III

1998

The Parker Story - 2 Vols.
Parsons, John E.

1942

Percussion Colt Revolvers
Parsons, John E.

1949

Saml. Colts Own Record
Parsons, John E.

1952

Henry Deringer's Pocket Pistol
Parsons, John E.

1953

Firearms in the Custer Battle
Parsons, John E.

1957

Smith & Wesson Revolvers
Parsons, John E.

1959

Peacemaker
Parsons, John E.

1960

The First Winchester
Pate, Charles

1998

U.S. Handguns of World War II: The Secondary Pistols & Revolvers
Pate, Charles

2006

The Smith & Wesson American Model, In U.S. and Foreign Service
Peterson, Harold L.

1954

The American Sword
Peterson, Harold L.

1956

Arms & Armor in Colonial America
Peterson, Harold L.

1957

Arms & Armor of the Pilgrims
Peterson, Harold L.

1958

American Knives
Peterson, Harold L.

1959

Notes on Ordnance of the American Civil War
Peterson, Harold L.

1959

Ordnance of the American Civil War
Peterson, Harold L.

1961

A History of Firearms
Peterson, Harold L.

1962

Treasury of the Gun
Peterson, Harold L. 1967Encyclopedia of Firearms
Peterson, Harold L.

1964

Forts in America
Peterson, Harold L.

1965

American Indian Tomahawks
Peterson. Harold L.

1965

American Silver Mounted Swords
Peterson, Harold L.

1966

Remington Historical Treasury of American Guns
Peterson, Harold L.

1966

A History of Knives
Peterson, Harold L

1966

The Pageant of the Gun
Peterson, Harold L.

1967

Fuller Collection of American Firearms
Peterson, Harold L.

1968

Book of the Continental Soldier
Peterson, Harold L.

1968

A History of Body Armor
Peterson, Harold L.

1969

Round Shot & Rammers
Peterson, Harold L.

1969

The Last of the Mountain Men
Peterson, Harold L.

1970

Daggers & Fighting Knives of the Western World
Peterson, Harold L.

1971

The Great Guns
Peterson, Harold L.

1971

The Story of a Civil War Gun Boat
Peterson, Harold L.

1977

How Do You Know It's Old?
Peterson, Harold L. 1962The Book of the Gun
Phillips, Philip R.

1979

Paterson Colt Pistol Variations
Pirie, William Q.

2002

Variations of Colt's New Model Police & Pocket Breech Load
Pyhrr, Stuart W.

1998

Heroic Armor of the Italian Renaissance
Pyhrr, Stuart W.

2000

European Helmets, 1450-1650
Polhemus, Marlan H.

2013

The Francis DeGress Story: Civil War Hero, Merchant and Inventor, Captain DeGress, Battery H, First Illinois Light Artillery
Available from: Marlan Polhemus, PO Box 31542, Santa Fe, NM  87594, mar.polhemus@gmail.com
Rapley, Robin J.

1994

Colt Percussion Accoutrements 1834-1873
Reid, William

1976

Arms Through the Ages
Reilly, Robert M.

1970

U.S. Military Small Arms 1816-1865
Reilly, Robert M.

1990

American Socket Bayonets & Scabbards
Reilly, Robert M. 1996United States Martial Flintlocks
Renwick, William G.

1934

Folding-Trigger Paterson Colt
Ricketts, Howard

1862

Firearms
Riling, Ray

1951

Guns & Shooting - A Bibliography
Riling, Ray

1953

Powder Flask Book
Rowe, Tom and John Hamilton

2004

The American Percussion Schuetzen Rifle
Schmidt, Peter A.

1996

Hall's Military Breechloaders
Schmidt, Peter A.

2006

U.S. Military Flintlock Muskets and their bayonets (the early years 1790-1815
Schmidt, Peter A.

2007

U.S. Military Flintlock Muskets and their bayonets (the later years 1816-1863
Sellers, Frank M.

1978

Sharps Firearms
Sellers, Frank M.

1969

Sharps Firearms, Vol. 3, Part 3
Sellers, Frank M.

1971

American Percussion Revolvers
Sellers, Frank M.

1973

The William M. Locke Collection
Sellers, Frank M.

1983

American Gunsmiths
Serpette, Alain F.

1990

Chart for Dating Wheel-lock Firearms
Serpette, Alain F. and Valmore Forgett

1996

LeMat- The Man, The Gun
Serpette, Alain F. and Valmore Forgett 1995Colonel Francois Alexandre Le Mat
Serpette, Alain F.1997

Prototypes and Extremely Rare Le Mat ( LeMat) Revolvers and Carbines - Alain F. Serpette's Collection

Serven, James E.

1946

Coltiana-Colt Dragoon Pistols
Serven, James E.

1947

Coltiana-Paterson Pistols
Serven, James E.

1947

Coltiana-Colt Percussion Pistols
Serven, James E.

1952

Colt Cartridge Pistols
Serven, James E.

1960

Colt Firearms 1836-1960
Serven, James E.

1964

The Collecting of Guns
Shumaker, Paul L.

1957

Colt Variations of Old Model Pocket Pistol
Shumway, George

1968

Longrifles of Note, Pennsylvania
Shumway. George

1993

Jaeger Rifles
Simmons, Edward N.

1957

Confederate Arms
Smiley, Major Hugh

1947

Gunroom Story of Sporting Arms
Smith, Sam E.

1971

American Percussion Revolvers
Smith, Sam E.

1985

Historic Pistols
Starbuck, F. L.

2002

U.S. Pistol Model 1813 and 1813/16 Navy
Stewart, Henry M., Jr.

1980

American Multi-Chambered Long Arms
Sutherland, Robert Q.

1971

Book of Cof Colt Firearms
Supica, Jim

2005

Guns
Supica, Jim

2010

Handguns
Supica, Jim

2010

Rifles
Supica, Jim

2010

Shotguns
Supica, Jim

1996-

Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (3 editions)
Suydam, Charles R.

1960

American Cartridge, The
Suydam, Charles R.

1977

U.S. Cartridges & Their Handguns
Swayze, Nathan L.

1967

'51 Colt Navies
Swayze, Nathan L.

1976

Rappahannock Forge
Swayze, Nathan L.

1978

Engraved Powder Horns
Sweeney, Fred

1993

A Guide to The Proper Accoutrements For Hartford Produce(
Swinney, Holman J.

1951

New York State Gunmakers
Sword, Wiley 1986Firepower From Abroad: The Confederate Enfield & the LeMat
Sword, Wiley 1988Sharpshooter: Hiram Berdan, His Famous Sharpshooters
Sword, Wiley 2002The Historic Henry Rifle
Tarassuk, Leonid

1971

Antique European & American Arms at the Hermitage Museum
Tarassuk, Leonid

1979

Encyclopedia of Arms & Weapons
Tarassuk, Leonid

1967

Russian Pistols in the Seventeenth Century
Taylor, James B. and James D. Gordon

2014

Weapons in Early American History
Thomas, Dean S.

1990

Ready-Aim-Fire
Thomas, Dean S.

1990

An Introduction to Civil War Small Arms
Thomas, Dean S.

1991

Cannons
Thomas, Dean S.

1997

Round Ball to Rimfire (4 volumes)
Thomas, H. H.

1965

Story of Allen & Wheelock Firearms
Visser, Henk L.

1996

Dutch Guns in Russia
Visser, Henk L.

1996

The Visser Collection-Arms of the Netherlands - 4 Vols.
Waite, Malden D.

1980

Trapdoor Springfield
Wilkerson, Don

1999

Colt Single Action Army Revolvers
Wilkerson, Don 1978The Post-War Colt Single Action Revolver 1955-1975
Wilkerson, Don 1980The Post-War Colt Single Action Revolver 1955-1975 2nd Edition
Wilkerson, Don 1987The Post-War Colt Single Action Revolver 1955-1975 3rd Edition
Wilkerson, Don 1999The Post-War Colt Single Action Revolver 1976-1986
Wilkerson, Don 1991Colt's Single Action Army Revolver, Pre-War/Post War Model
Wilkerson, Don 1993Colt Scouts, Peacemakers & New Frontiers in .22 Caliber
Wilkerson, Don 1998Colt's Double Action Revolver-Model of 1878
Wilkerson, Don 1999Colt Single Action Revolver Handbook 1955-1975
Williamson, William R. 1980I*XL Means I Excel- A Short History of the Bowie Knife
Winant, Lewis

1952

Pepperbox Firearms
Winant, Lewis

1955

Firearms Curiosa
Winant, Lewis

1959

Early Percussion Firearms
Wolff, Eldon G.

1945

Ballard Rifles in the Nunnemacher Collection
Wolff, Eldon G.

1958

Air Guns
Wolff, Eldon G.

1964

Wyatt Atkinson, Riflesmith
Wolff. Eldon G.1967Scheiffel & Kunitomo Air Guns
Total 311 books  Revised 1/8/2016