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Hammer Guns: In Theory and Practice
Hammer Guns
In Theory and Practice
Hardcover      ISBN: 1510719172
Collecting, maintaining, and shooting classic firearms.

Vintage gun expert Diggory Hadoke (author of Vintage Guns for the Modern Shot and The British Boxlock Gun & Rifle) has now produced a major work on the subject for which he is best known: the hammer gun. With a fascinating mixture of historical analysis, practical application, and personal reflection, he makes a robust case for the Victorian hammer gun as the finest sporting gun available today, just as it was a century ago.

The reader will discover all that is worth knowing about the subject: how the guns were devised, crafted, and used, how they were perfected, and how they work. Modern applications are given equal weight to historical ones, and subjects such as the selection of suitable ammunition, stripping, refurbishing, and customizing will prove invaluable to anyone contemplating taking a hammer gun into the field and using it as they would a modern gun.

This is the fullest and most practical account of the development of the breech-loading center-fire hammer gun and its many variations yet written, with a guide for owners and collectors that will prove invaluable when buying and maintaining their guns.
The American Sportsman Treasury
The American Sportsman Treasury
by Mason
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394472969
The Remington Historical Treasury of American Guns
The Remington Historical Treasury of American Guns
Hardcover      SKU: B001O1L1CU
Hunting from Home: A Year Afield in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Hunting from Home
A Year Afield in the Blue Ridge Mountains
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0393049159

A vivid rendering of the four seasons on a Shenandoah Valley farm and in the Virginia mountains. Christopher Camuto has been praised for writing "with the clear-sightedness and imaginative reachboth inward and outwardof a poet" (Verlyn Klinkenborg). In "Hunting from Home," Camuto takes the reader through a year of intense experiences: hunting grouse with his setter through snowbound forests in winter; wading trout streams in spring; closely observing birds and wildlife through summer; exploring the backcountry, cutting wood, and hunting deer in autumn. He takes seriouslyand joyously Thoreau's injunction to practice "the discipline of looking always at what is to be seen." Camuto writes incisively about the hunter's paradoxical love of the game he pursues; but he also hunts in the broadest sense possible, searching out and witnessing the life of the things he lovesbrook trout and black bear, hawks and warblerswith the hope of sharing the pleasures and preoccupations of a "border life" lived, with deep satisfaction, in the shadow of the Blue Ridge. 4 b/w illustrations.

Knife Throwing: A Practical Guide
Knife Throwing
A Practical Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0804810990

"Knife Throwing is the most authoritative guide on every aspect of the sport. From knives and knife throwing techniques to competition and advice, as well as profiles of pioneers and legends in the field, this book covers it all." --Bobby Branton, President of American Knife Thrower's Alliance (AKTA)

Not only is knife throwing fun, but it is also a great sport, entertainment, recreation and exercise. It can be an enjoyable hobby, pastime, or even a profession, and the fundamentals are easy to learn. Anyone who can throw a stick, stone, or baseball can also learn how to throw a knife with skill and accuracy. All you need is a good knife-designed for the purpose, whether made to throw by the handle or blade, a target, and a small portion of the backyard for the throwing range.

Few sports can provide so much recreation at so little cost. Knife throwing is a sport in which individual skills can be developed to a very high degree. Expert knife throwing, like great proficiency in any other sport, is formed by natural aptitude and instinct combined with that one magic ingredient: practice

In Knife Throwing by American Knife Thrower's Alliance founder, Harry McEvoy, demonstrates how to throw a knife successfully in chapters such as:
  • It's Fun to Throw a Knife
  • Choice of Weapons
  • How to Throw a Knife
  • How to Develop "Pin-Point" Accuracy
  • How to Select a Throwing Knife
  • Targets: How and Where
  • Tomahawks and Bowies
  • Safety Measures, Rules, and Care of Knives
  • The Professionals
  • Hunting: A New Twist to an Old Sport
  • Tales, Legends and People
The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook: Hunting from the Heart
The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook
Hunting from the Heart
Paperback      ISBN: 0865717702

A comprehensive, practical guide for the ethical, compassionate hunter

Wild meat, hunted in a responsible way, is one of the most healthful, sustainable foods possible. Depending on how it is done, hunting can be as local, intimate and humane as it gets. And aside from this, it demands the hunter enter a world of awareness, wildness, life and death that as a culture we have lost connection to.

The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook is a guide for those that come to the act of hunting with pure intentions, motivated by a desire for healthy food that comes directly from the land where they live. This practical manual suggests that hunting is not a 'sport' and the animals whose lives are taken are not 'game'. It combines a deep, philosophical exploration of the ethics of killing with detailed instructions on every step of the process including:

  • Understanding your prey;
  • Tools, techniques and preparation;
  • The act of the hunt;
  • From forest to table - processing, preserving and preparing your kill.

A unique and comprehensive, fully-illustrated guide to the complexity, ethics and spirit of the hunt, The Compassionate Hunter is a must-read for beginning and experienced hunters alike. It will appeal to anyone who wishes to delve more deeply into the complex, humbling and ultimately profound reality of our relationship with the food that nourishes us.

Kicking Up Trouble: Upland Bird Hunting in the West
Kicking Up Trouble
Upland Bird Hunting in the West
Hardcover      ISBN: 1885106033

#158 of a limited edition of 250. Signed by author John Holt, as well as by illustrator Christopher S. Smith.

Hunting and Shooting: A Vintage Classic
Hunting and Shooting
A Vintage Classic
Paperback      ISBN: 0486813274

Boy Scouts co-founder and avid outdoorsman "Uncle Dan" Beard offers young readers a clear, enthusiastic introduction to the joys of hunting in this timeless guide. Together with Bellmore H. Browne, an expert mountaineer and big-game hunter, Beard provides practical advice on setting up decoys and blinds as well as useful pointers for everything from shooting waterfowl to upland hunting for quail and grouse.
Originally published a century ago, this engagingly written and charmingly illustrated guide imparts timeless wisdom that includes respect for weapons and nature, commonsense safety tips, and helpful hints for enjoying the outdoors. In addition to discussions of trap and field shooting, the authors include a brief survey of the history of firearms and guidance on preparing for a hunting trip. Parents wishing to share the sport of hunting with their growing children will find this classic an ideal place to begin.

Handgun Training
Handgun Training
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 1440240698
Coverts and Casts: Field Sports and Angling in Words and Pictures
Coverts and Casts
Field Sports and Angling in Words and Pictures
Hardcover      SKU: 281AKJ1007161