NRA Firearms Classic Library

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. I am grateful to reader Dick L, who recently provided me with an up-to-date list of books which he obtained from Palladium Press.

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 majority of volumes were originally issued at something like $39.95 per volume.  Many can be found in very good condition today for between $25 and $50, though some of the books in the series are becoming scarce and command higher prices.


Book # TITLE         AUTHOR      
1 The Rifle in America Philip B. Sharpe
2 Guns of the Old West Charles Edward Chapel
3 The Gun and Its Development W.W. Greener
4 African Rifles and Cartridges John Taylor
5 Shotguns by Keith Elmer Keith
6 Textbook of Pistols and Revolvers Major Julian S. Hatcher
7 Firearms of the Confederacy Claud E. Fuller & Richard D. Steuart
8 Gunsmithing Roy F. Dunlap
9 Firearms Curiosa Lewis Winant
10 Hatcher's Notebook (Revised) Major Julian S. Hatcher
11 The Muzzle-Loading Cap Lock Rifle Ned H. Roberts
12 Sixguns and Bullseyes William Reichenbach
13 The Bullets Flight F. W. Mann
14 The Book of the Springfield Edward C. Crossman
15 Smith and Wesson Handguns Roy C. McHenry, Walter F. Roper
16 The Kentucky Rifle G.W. Dillin
17 NRA Book of Small Arms Vol. I--Pistols & Revolvers Walter H.B. Smith
18 NRA Book of Small Arms Vol. II--Rifles Walter H.B. Smith
19 A History of the Colt Revolver Charles T. Haven & Frank A. Belden
20 With British Snipers to the Reich  Clifford Shore
21 Ordnance Went Up Front Roy F. Dunlap
22 Textbook of Firearms Investigation Julian Hatcher
23 Military and Sport Rifle Shooting Edward C. Crossman
24 Gun Collecting Charles Edward Chapel
25 English Pistols & Revolvers  John Nigel George
26 .22 Caliber Rifle Shooting  Charles Singer Landis
27 Walther Pistols and Mauser Rifles  Walter H.B. Smith 
28 The Hunting Rifle Townsend Whelen
29 English Guns & Rifles  John Nigel George
30 Textbook of Automatic Pistols  R.K. Wilson
31 A Rifleman Went to War Herbert W. McBride
32 The American Shotgun Charles Askins
33 Small Arms Design and Ballistics Volume I Townsend Whelen
34 Small Arms Design and Ballistics Volume II Townsend Whelen
35 Firearms in American History, Vol I Charles Winthrop Sawyer
36 Firearms in American History, Vol II Charles Winthrop Sawyer
37 Firearms in American History, Vol III Charles Winthrop Sawyer
38 Mannlicher Rifles and Pistols  Walter H.B. Smith
39 Rifles and Rifle Shooting  Charles Askins
40 Keith's Rifles for Large Game  Elmer Keith
41 Big Game Rifles & Cartridges and Sixgun Cartridges Elmer Keith
42 The Muzzle-Loading Rifle--Then and Now  Walter M. Cline
43 Pepperbox Firearms  Lewis Winant
44 The Art of Handgun Shooting  Charles Askins
45 Shots Fired in Anger Lt. Col John B. George
46 Modern American Pistols and Revolvers Arthur C. Gould
47 Modern American Rifles  Arthur C. Gould
48 Identification of Firearms and Forensic Ballistics  Gerald Burrard
49 Modern Gunsmithing Clyde Baker
50 .22 Caliber Varmint Rifle Charles S. Landis
51 CommonSense Shotgun Shooting Fred Etchen
52 Himmelwright Pistol and Revolver Shooting Himmelwright
53 Triggernometry Eugene Cunningham
54 Handloader's Manual Earl Naramore
55 Small Bore Rifle Shooting Edward C. Crossman
56 Amateur Gunscraftsman James Virgil Howe
57 The Modern Pistol Walter Winans
58 Sporting Firearms Horace Kephart
59 Practical Dope on the .22 F. C. Ness
60 Practical Dope on the Big Bores F. C. Ness
61 The American Rifle Townsend Whelen
62 Riflecraft Shooters Guide Charles Singer Landis
63 Experiments of a Handgunner Walter Roper
64 Book of Pistols and Revolvers Hugh B.C. Pollard
65 Telescopic Rifle Sights Townsend Whelen
66 Rifles and Machine Guns Melvin Johnson
67 Modern Shotguns and Loads Charles Askins
68 Truesdell's The Rifle S. R. Truesdell
69 Suggestions to Military Riflemen Whelen/Greener
70 Sporting Rifles/Rifle Shooting John Caswell
71 Why Not Load Your Own! Townsend Whelen
72 History of Firearms Hugh B.C. Pollard
73 From Flint Lock to M1 Joseph W. Shields, Jr.
74 Modern Rifle Shooting from the American Standpoint W. G. Hudson
75 Ultimate in Rifle Precision Townsend Whelen
76 Rimfire Rifleman Edward Brown
77 Bullet's Flight Reprint F. W. Mann
78 Deane's Manual of Firearms John Deane
79 The Book of the Garand Julian S. Hatcher
80 Sixguns and Bullseyes Reprint William Reichenbach
81 Ropers Pistols/Revolvers Walter F. Roper
82 Instructions to Young Marksmen Chapman/Farrow
83 The Rifle and How to Use It Hans Busk
84 Wing and Trap Shooting Charles Askins
85 The American Shotgun Reprint Charles Askins
86 Elementary Gunsmithing Perry D. Frazer
87 Smith and Wesson Reprint Roy C. McHenry, Walter F. Roper
88 Wilderness Hunter Theodore Roosevelt
89 Guns/Gunning Capt Paul A. Curtis
90 A Forgotten Heritage Harry P. Davis
91 Mastering the Rifle & Pistol and Revolver Morris Fisher
92 For Permanent Victory Melvin M Johnson, Jr/Charles T Haven
93 Rifles and Shotguns Warren H. Miller
94 Hints to Riflemen H. W. S. Cleveland
95 The Art of Shooting H. St. John Halford
96 Complete Guide to Handloading Parts One/Two Philip B. Sharpe
97 Complete Guide to Handloading Part Three Philip B. Sharpe
98 Shooting J. H. Fitzgerald
99 America Breech Loading Charles B. Norton
100 Sport and Travel Frederick Courteney Selous
101 Purdey Shotgun T. D. S. Purdey/Capt J.A. Purdey
102 Gun and Its Development - reprint W. W. Greener
103 Textbook of Pistols and Revolvers - reprint Major Julian S. Hatcher
104 Sniping in France Major H. Hesketh-Prichard
105 The Gunsmith's Manual J.P. Steele, Wm B Harrison
106 The Identification of Firearms Jack Disbrow Gunther/Charles O. Gunther
107 Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting Ed McGivern
108 U.S, Martial Pistols Arcadi Gluckman
109 American Pistol Shooting Major William D. Frazer
110 Automatic Arms Melvin M. Johnson, Jr./Charles T. Haven
111 Advanced Gunsmithing W. F. Vickery
112 Our Arms And Weapons James E. Hicks
113 Crack Shot Edward C, Barber
114 Small Wars Manual I US Marine Corps
115 Small Wars Manual II US Marine Corps
116 Complete Guide to Gunsmithing Charles Edward Chapel
117 Weapons of World War II G. M. Barnes
118 English Pistols & Revolvers - reprint John Nigel George
119 Sporting Firearms in Use Today Paul A. Curtis, Jr.
120 Amateur Gunsmithing Townsend Whelen
121 Fieldcraft, Sniping, Intelligence Neville A. D. Armstrong
122 Gunsmithing Simplified Harold E. MacFarland
123 Professional Gunsmithing Walter J. Howe
124 The Luger Pistol Fred A. Datig
125 Practical Manual of Guns Maurice H. Decker
126 Gun Care and Repair Charles Edward Chapel
127 A Smaill Arms Manual Charles T. Haven  
128 Outdoor Pastimes Theodore Roosevelt
129 A Rifle in War Henry Eames
130 Firearms, Traps and Tools of the Mtn Men Carl Russell
131 Machine Guns Hatcher, Wilhelm, Malony  
132 American Guns in the War with Germany Ed Farrow  
133 The Strenuous Life Theodore Roosevelt  





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