REFERENCES

Books

THE BRITISH SOLDIER'S FIREARM 1850 - 1864 by C.H.Roads

Illustrated study of British military firearms in the crucial years between 1850 and 1864, , Hard back with 318 pages

Published by: Herbert Jenkins- Out of print

 

FIREARMS PAST AND PRESENT, VOLUME 1 by Jaroslav Lugs

A complete review of firearm systems and their histories

(written descriptions and histories)

Grenville Publishing Company Ltd - Out of print

 

FIREARMS PAST AND PRESENT, VOLUME 2 by Jaroslav Lugs

A complete review of firearm systems and their histories

(photographic record)

Grenville Publishing Company Ltd - Out of print

 

BROAD ARROW by Ian D. Skennerton

- British and Empire Factory production, Proof Inspection, Armourers Unit and Issue Markings. Paper back 140 pages.

22.50 + P&P on the internet - S/B illustrated 140 (1993) ISBN 0949749435

 

.577 SNIDER - ENFIELD RIFLES & CARBINES by Ian D. Skennerton

- British Service Long Arms 1866 - 1880, Hard back with 242 pages

25.00 + P&P on the internet 

Prospect Books Ref: NB28

 

.577 PATTERN 1853 RIFLE MUSKET AND SNIDER ENFIELD by Ian D. Skennerton

- Small Arms Identification series, 48 pages in card covers.

7.00 + P&P on the internet 

Prospect Books Ref: NA1

 

Prospect Books - Phone / Fax: 01492 640111 www.gunbooks.co.uk

 

Web

Research Press - David Minshall's Historical reference site, very good reference material and one of the best sites I have found. This link article covers a wide range of topics from Powder, Lead and Lube to Cleaning and is worth a read (Written by Bill Curtis)

Lyman Handbooks & Publications - This link opens a PDF to the books available from Lyman

www.rarewinchesters.com - An interesting web site on Enfield's in the American Civil War

www.militaryheritage.com - An informative article on loading and firing the Snider rifle

The Armoury Online - A guide to some of the markings found on British bayonets

Martini Henry - A good reference site for all things Martini Henry

Gun History of India - A web site looking at the Indian mutiny and the history, fascinating stuff

Intermediate Enfield - Shooting original and replica Enfield's - An interesting 16 page pamphlet on the subject of Enfield's

 

Magazines

Classic Arms & Militaria (CAAM) magazine, published by Blaze Publishing, Warwickshire (UK) is worth subscribing to and covers a wide range of interesting topics.

Below are a few examples of specific interest to this site, as well as some which caught my interest:

 

Vol XIV Issue 2

- The Guns of Kathmandu: The Nepalese Snider

Vol XIV Issue 6

- The Martini-Henry of Nepal (Rifles of the Mountain Kingdom)

Vol XV Issues 1 & 2

- Battle in Zululand. Martini Henry and bayonet failures in the Zulu campaign  Myth or reality 

Vol XV Issues 1

- The Snider-Enfield Mark III Cavalry Carbine and Mark IX Cartridge

Vol XV Issues 2

- The Snider-Enfield Mark III Cavalry Carbine and Mark IX Cartridge, Part 2: Ballistics and Handling

Vol XV Issues 5 & 6

- British Long Arm Tools of the 1800s (Parts 1 & 2)

Vol XV Issue 6

- A Snider from Swat (Rifles on the North West frontier)

Vol XVI Issue 1

- From the War of 1812: A British Light Infantry Musket

Vol XVI Issue 1

- Martini Henry: An OVS

Vol XVI Issue 4

- Baker Rifle

Vol XVII Issue 1

- Enfield and Snider Rifles - Some Accessories For Pattern 1853

 

Back issue can be ordered from this link

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