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NRA Firearms Classic Library

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) Firearms Classic Library is a collection of previously issued books about firearms, bound in attractive ribbed leather bindings with gilt decoration and with all edges gilt. 

To the best of our knowledge, the earliest books in the series were issued in 1995, and there was a continuous publication of books through 2004. 

Collecting the various volumes is an interesting endeavor, especially (and obviously) if one has an interest in firearms.  The books are of various sizes, since the original works were not re-typeset.  The volumes were originally issued at something like $39.95 per volume.  Most can be found in very good condition today for between $25 and $50, though some of the books in the series are becoming scarce. 

The list of volumes issued is as follows, in alphabetical order by title:

 

Title Author Publisher Year of Publication
.22 Caliber Rifle Shooting  Charles Singer Landis Palladium Press 1999
African Rifles and Cartridges John Taylor Odysseus Editions 1995
The Amateur Gunscraftsman James Virgil Howe Palladium Press 2004
The American Shotgun Charles Askins Palladium Press 2000
The Art of Handgun Shooting  Charles Askins Palladium Press 2001
Big Game Rifles & Cartridges and Sixgun Cartridges Elmer Keith Palladium Press 1998
The Book of the Springfield Edward C. Crossman Palladium Press 1997
The Bullet's Flight F. W. Mann Palladium Press 1997
CommonSense Shotgun Shooting Fred Etchen Palladium Press 2003
English Guns & Rifles  John Nigel George Palladium Press 1999
English Pistols & Revolvers  John Nigel George Palladium Press 1999
Firearms Curiosa Lewis Winant Odysseus Editions 1996
Firearms In America History Volumes I and II  Charles Winthrop Sawyer Palladium Press 2000
Firearms In America History Volumes III Charles Winthrop Sawyer Palladium Press 2000
Firearms of the Confederacy Claud E. Fuller & Richard D. Steuart Odysseus Editions 1996
The Gun and Its Development W.W. Greener Odysseus Editions 1995
Gun Collecting Charles Edward Chapel Palladium Press 1998
Guns of the Old West Charles Edward Chapel Odysseus Editions 1995
Gunsmithing Roy F. Dunlap Odysseus Editions 1996
Handloader's Manual Earl Naramore Palladium Press 2003
Hatcher's Notebook Major Julian S. Hatcher Odysseus Editions 1996
A History of the Colt Revolver Charles T. Haven & Frank A. Belden Palladium Press  
The Hunting Rifle Townsend Whelen Palladium Press 1999
The Identification of Firearms and Forensic Ballistics  Gerald Burrard Palladium Press 2002
Keith's Rifles for Large Game  Elmer Keith Palladium Press 2001
The Kentucky Rifle G.W. Dillin Palladium Press  
     
Mannlicher Rifles and Pistols  Walter H.B. Smith Palladium Press 2001
Military and Sporting Rifle Shooting Edward C. Crossman Palladium Press 1998
Modern American Pistols and Revolvers Arthur C. Gould Palladium Press 2002
Modern American Rifles  Arthur C. Gould Palladium Press 2002
Modern Gunsmithing Clyde Baker Palladium Press 2002
The Modern Pistol Walter Winans Palladium Press 2004
The Muzzle-Loading Cap Lock Rifle Ned H. Roberts Odysseus Editions 1996
The Muzzle-Loading Rifle--Then and Now  Walter M. Cline Palladium Press 2001
Ordnance Went Up Front Roy F. Dunlap Palladium Press 1998
Pepperbox Firearms  Lewis Winant Palladium Press 2001
Pistol and Revolver Shooting ALA Himmelwright Palladium Press 2003
Pistols and Revolvers Vol 1 William H.B. Smith Palladium Press 1997
Practical Dope on the .22 F. C. Ness Palladium Press 2004
Practical Dope on the Big Bores F. C. Ness Palladium Press 2004
The Rifle in America Philip B. Sharpe Odysseus Editions 1995
A Rifleman Went to War Herbert W. McBride Palladium Press 2000
Rifles and Rifle Shooting  Charles Askins Palladium Press 2001
Rifles Vol 2 William H.B. Smith Palladium Press 1997
Shotguns by Keith Elmer Keith Odysseus Editions 1995
Shots Fired in Anger Lt. Col John B. George Palladium Press 2002
Sixguns and Bullseyes William Reichenbach Odysseus Editions 1996
Small Arms Design and Ballistics Volume I Townsend Whelen Palladium Press 2000
Small Arms Design and Ballistics Volume II Townsend Whelen Palladium Press 2000
Small Bore Rifle Shooting Edward C. Crossman Palladium Press 2003
Smith and Wesson Handgun McHenry and Roper Palladium Press -
Textbook of Automatic Pistols  R.K. Wilson Palladium Press 1999
Textbook of Firearms Investigation, Identification and Evidence Julian Hatcher Palladium Press 1998
Textbook of Pistols and Revolvers Major Julian S. Hatcher Odysseus Editions 1995
Triggernometry Eugene Cunningham Palladium Press 2003
Twenty-two Caliber Varment Rifle Charles S. Landis Palladium Press 2003
Walther Pistols and Mauser Rifles  Walter H.B. Smith  Palladium Press 1999
With British Snipers to the Reich  Clifford Shore Palladium Press 2002


 

 


 

 

 

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