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SeekHer
July 21, 2009, 04:03 AM
This is the complete list of Sniper and Long Distance Shooting information books in my personal library presented for your edification...

SNIPER BOOK LIST
W W 1
Crum..... F. M.., Maj...... Memoirs Of A Rifleman Scout
Crum..... F. M.., Maj...... Scouts And Sniping In Trench Warfare
Crum..... F. M.., Maj...... With Riflemen, Scouts And Snipers
Greener..... W. W...... Sharpshooting For Sport And War
Hesketh-Pritchard..... H., Maj...... Sniping In France (1920 Edition)
Idriess..... Ion L...... Fieldcraft, Sniping And Intelligence (1942 Edition)
Idriess..... Ion L...... The Australian Guerrilla - Book ll: Sniping (1942 Edition)
Idriess..... Ion L...... The Australian Guerrilla - The Scout (1942 Edition)
Idriess..... Ion L...... The Desert Column (1932 Edition)
McBride..... H. W...... A Rifleman Went To War (1935 Edition)
Pegler..... Martin..... Osprey Elite 068: The Military Sniper Since 1914
Sleath..... Frederick ..... Sniper Jackson (1919 Edition)

W W 2
Skennerton..... Ian..... The British Sniper: British And Commonwealth Sniping And Equipment 1915 - 1983
Shore..... Clifford, Capt...... With British Snipers To The Reich (1948 Edition)
Wynne..... Barry..... The Sniper: Story Of Arthur Hare, British WWll Sniper
Zaitsev..... Vasili..... Notes Of A Sniper (Russia)
Bowser..... Doug..... Rifles of The White Death (Finland)
Senich..... Peter R...... The German Sniper 1914 - 1945 (1980 Edition)


NAM
Chandler..... Roy F...... Sniper One
Guthbertson..... John J...... 13 Cent Killers: The Fifth Marine Snipers In Vietnam
Guthbertson..... John J...... A Sniper In The Arizona
Kugler..... Ed..... Dead Center: A Marine Sniper's Two Year Odyssey In The Vietnam War
Lanning..... Michael Lee, Lt. Col...... Inside The Crosshairs: Snipers In Vietnam
Malensek..... Scott..... The Secret War In South Asia
Poole..... H. John..... Phantom Soldier: The Enemy's Answer To U.S. Firepower
Poole..... H. John..... The Tiger's Way: A U.S. Private's Best Chance For Survival
Poole..... H. John..... Dragon Days
Roberts ..... Craig ..... The Walking Dead (1990 Edition)
Sasser..... Charles W...... One Shot - One Kill: Part 1
Sasser..... Charles W...... One Shot - One Kill: Part 2
Senich..... Peter R...... The Long Range War: Sniping In Vietnam
Senich..... Peter R...... The One Round War: U.S.M.C. Scout-Snipers In Vietnam
Ward..... Joseph T...... Dear Mom: A Sniper's Vietnam (1991 Edition)
NAM - BIO
Chandler..... Roy F...... White Feather: Carlos Hathcock Biography
Henderson..... Charles..... Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills bio of Carlos Hathcock
Henderson..... Charles..... Silent Warrior: The Marine Sniper's Vietnam Story Continues

SANDBOX
Coughlin..... Jack, GnSGT..... Shooter; Autobiography Of The Marine's Top Sniper
Poole..... H. John..... Militant Tricks: Battlefield Ruses Of The Islamic Insurgent
Poole..... H. John..... One More Bridge To Cross: Lowering The Cost Of War
Poole..... H. John..... Tactics of the Crescent Moon: Militant Muslim Combat Methods
Poole..... H. John..... Terrorist Trail: Backtracking The Foreign Fighter
Swofford..... Anthony..... Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle Of The Gulf War And Other Battles

POLICE - SWAT
Bartlett..... Derrick D...... Snipercraft: The Art Of The Police Sniper
Jones..... Tony L...... SWAT Sniper
Jones..... Tony L...... SWAT Sniper: Deployment And Control
Lau..... Mike R...... The Military And Police Sniper
Lauch..... Dave M...... Advanced Tactical Marksman
Lauch..... Dave M...... Tactical Marksman
Lauck..... Dave ..... The Advanced Tactical Marksman
Lonsdale ..... Mark V...... Sniper Counter Sniper: A Guide For Special Response Teams
Lonsdale..... Mark V...... Sniper ll:
Paladin Press..... Counter Sniper Guide
Rapp..... Burt..... The Police Sniper: A Complete Handbook
Whitcomb..... Christopher..... Cold Zero: Inside The FBI - H. R. T.

WEAPONS
Boone..... Danial..... The Poor Man's Sniper Rifle
Cooper..... Jeff, Col...... The Art Of The Rifle
Cooper ..... Jeff, Col...... The Art Of The Rifle - Special Color Edition
Delta Press..... Operator's Manual 7.62mm M24 Sniper Weapons System
Fairburn..... Richard..... Police Rifles: Selecting The Right Rifle For Street Patrol And Special Tactical Situations
Historical Arms..... Sniper Rifles Of Two World Wars
Hoag..... Ian V...... The World's Sniping Rifles
Laidler..... Peter..... An Armourer's Perspective: .303 No.4(t) Sniper Rifle And The Holland And Holland Connection
Law..... Richard..... Sniper Variations Of The K98 Rifle
Long..... Duncan..... Modern Sniper Rifles
Taylor..... Chuck..... The Fighting Rifle

MANUALS
Delta Press..... U.S.M.C. Sniping FM1-3B
Paladin Press..... 21st Century U S Army Sniper Training Field Manual FM 23 10
Paladin Press..... M14 And Rifle Marksmanship US Army FM 23-8
Paladin Press ..... Rifle Marksmanship - U. S. Marine Corps
Paladin Press..... SEAL Sniper Training Program
Delta Press..... U.S.M.C. Rifle And Pistol Marksmanship
Paladin Press..... U. S. Army Sniper Training Manual US Army FM 23-14
Paladin Press..... U. S. Army Special Operations Target Interdiction Course: Sniper Training And Employment
Paladin Press..... U. S. Marine Corps Scout - Sniper Training Manual
Beckwith..... Charles A., Col...... Delta Force: The Army's Elite Counterterrorist Unit

FIELD CRAFT
Brown..... Tom, Jr...... The Science And Art Of Tracking
Brown..... Tom, Jr...... The Search
Brown..... Tom, Jr...... The Tracker
Brown..... Tom, Jr...... Tom Brown's Field Guide To Nature Observation And Tracking
Brown..... Vinson..... Reading The Woods
Falkus..... Hugh..... Wildtrack
Jaeger..... Ellsworth..... Tracks And Trailcraft
Outdoor Life Books..... How To Track And Find Game
Outdoor Life Books..... The Outdoor Observer
Peterson Guides..... Field Guide To Animal Tracks
Rezendes..... Paul..... Tracking And The Art Of Seeing: How To Read Animal Tracks And Sign
Benson..... Ragnar..... Mantrapping
Chesbro..... Michael E...... Wilderness Evasion
Kearney..... Jack..... Tracking: A Blueprint For Learning How
Leyton..... Elliot..... Hunting Humans
Scott-Donelan..... David..... Tactical Tracking Operations

TECHNIQUE
Gilbert..... Adrian..... Sniper: One On One
Gilbert..... Adrian..... Sniper: The World Of Combat Sniping
Gilbert..... Adrian..... Stalk And Kill
Levergne..... Garry..... A Sniper In The Tower: The Charles Whitman Murders
Roberts..... Craig..... Kill Zone: A Sniper Looks At Dealey Plaza
Brookesmoth..... Peter..... Sniper: Training, Techniques And Weapons
Delta Press..... Combat Loads For Sniper Rifles
Forbes..... Tom..... The Invisible Advantage Workbook (Ghilie Suit)
Michaelis..... Dean..... The Complete .50 Caliber Sniper Course: Hard Target Interdiction
Owen..... James R., M/SGT..... Sight Alignment, Trigger Control And "The Big Lie"
Plaster..... John L., Maj...... The Advanced Ultimate Sniper
Plaster..... John L., Maj...... The Ultimate Sniper
Spicer..... Mark, Sgt. Mjr...... Sniper: The Techniques And Equipment Of The Deadly Marksman

HISTORICAL
Pegler..... Martin..... Osprey General History 022: Out of Nowhere: A History Of The Military Sniper
Pegler..... Martin ..... Osprey General History 035: Sniper A History Of The US Marksman
Roberts..... Craig..... Crosshairs On The Kill Zone
Saugan..... Andy..... Through The Crosshairs: A History Of Snipers
Senich..... Peter R...... Limited War Sniping
Senich..... Peter R...... The Complete Book Of U.S. Sniping
Senich..... Peter R...... The Pictorial History Of U.S. Sniping
Senich..... Peter R...... U. S. Marine Corps Scout - Sniper: WWII And Korea
Chandler..... Norman A., Lt. Col...... The One Shot Brotherhood
Chandler..... Norman A., Lt. Col...... USMC Sniping: Death From Afar - Volume l
Chandler..... Norman A., Lt. Col...... USMC Sniping: Death From Afar - Volume ll
Chandler..... Norman A., Lt. Col...... USMC Sniping: Death From Afar - Volume lll
Chandler..... Norman A., Lt. Col...... USMC Sniping: Death From Afar - Volume lV
Chandler..... Norman A., Lt. Col...... USMC Sniping: Death From Afar - Volume V
Chandler..... Norman A., Lt. Col...... USMC Sniping: Death From Afar - Volume Vl ----- I think these last two are printed but I/we don't have them
Chandler..... Norman A., Lt. Col...... USMC Sniping: Death From Afar - Volume Vll

ACCURACY
Cashner..... Bob..... Poor Man's Scout Rifle
Anderson..... Gary L...... Marksmanship
Constantine..... Randolph ..... Modern High Power Competition
Crossman..... E. C., Capt...... Military And Sporting Rifle Shooting
Crossman..... Edward C...... Small Bore Rifle Shooting
Depperman..... W. H...... The Shooter's Choice
Farrow..... W. Milton..... How I Became A Crack Shot
Koller..... Larry..... How To Shoot
Lewis..... Don..... The Shooter's Corner
Martin..... Brian P...... The Great Shoots
Matunas..... Edward A...... Shooting (1986 Edition)
Parish..... David..... Successful Rifle Shooting
Precision Shooting Magazine..... Precision Shooting Magazine: The Highpower Shooting Primer
Pullum..... Bill..... New Position Rifle Shooting
Trench..... Charles Chevenix..... A History Of Marksmanship
Winokur..... J...... Master Tips

ACCURACY - OLD TIME
Baker..... Ezekiel..... Fifty Years Practice And Observations With Rifle Guns - 9th Edition (1825 Edition)
Baker..... Ezekiel..... Sixty Years Practice And Observations With Rifle Guns - 11th Edition (1835 Edition)
Baker..... Ezekiel..... Thirty Nine Years Practice And Observations With Rifle Guns - 7th Edition (1819 Edition)
Baker..... Ezekiel..... Thirty Six Years Practice And Observations With Rifle Guns - 6th Edition (1816 Edition)
Baker..... Ezekiel..... Twenty Six Years Practice And Observations With Rifle Guns - 3rd Edition (1806 Edition)
Baker..... Ezekiel..... Twenty Two Years Practice And Observations With Rifle Guns - 1st Edition (1803 Edition)
Beaufoy..... Mark, Col...... Scloppetaria (1808 Edition)
Bury..... Viscount, Lt. Col...... Manual Of Rifling And Rifle Sights (1864 Edition)
Curtis..... W. S...... Hints And Advice On Rifle Shooting (1886 Edition)
Frankland..... Thomas, Sir..... Cautions To Young Sportsmen (1801 Edition)
Fremantle..... Thomas Francis..... The Book Of The Rifle (1901 Edition)
Greener..... William Oliver..... Gunnery In 1858 (1858 Edition)
Greener..... William Oliver..... The Gun (1835 Edition)
Greener..... William Oliver..... The Science Of Gunnery (1841 Edition)
Hawker..... Peter, Lt. Col...... Instructions To Young Sportsmen In All That Relates To Guns And Shooting (1814 Edition)
Heaton..... Tom, Capt...... Notes On Rifle Shooting (1864 Edition)
Lancaster..... Charles..... The Art Of Shooting (1889 Edition)
McVittie..... R., Priv...... Hints And Advice On Rifle Shooting (1886 Edition)
Peterson Guides..... Drill And Rifle Instruction For The Corps Of Rifle Volunteers 1859 (1854 Edition)
Russell..... A. L...... Illustrated Handbook Of Rifle Shooting (1869 Edition)
St. John Halford..... Henry, Col. Sir..... The Art Of Shooting With The Rifle (1888 Edition)
Walsh..... John Henry..... The Modern Sportsman's Gun And Rifle - Volume 01: Game And Wildfowl Guns (1882 Edition)
Walsh..... John Henry..... The Modern Sportsman's Gun And Rifle - Volume 02: The Sporting Rifle, The Match Rifle And Revolver (1884 Edition)
Wilkinson..... Hy..... Observations (Theoretical And Practical) On Muskets Etc (1852/1857 Editions)
Winans..... Walter..... Practical Rifle Shooting (1906 Edition)
Winans..... Walter..... Shooting For Ladies (1911 Edition)
Winans..... Walter..... The Rifle And How To Use It (1859 - 3rd Edition)
Friend..... B. J., Capt...... Aids To Musketry For Officers And NCOs ( Edition)

ACCURACY - RIFLES
Boddington..... Craig, Col...... Make It Accurate: Get The maximum Performance From Your Hunting Rifle
Harold R...... Vaughn..... Rifle Accuracy Facts Book
Judd Don The Art Of Super Accurate Hunting With Scoped Rifles
McPherson..... M. l...... Accurizing The Factory Rifle
Newick..... Glenn..... The Ultimate In Rifle Accuracy: A Handbook For Those Who Seek The Ultimate In Rifle Accuracy
Page..... Warren..... The Accurate Rifle
Vaughn..... Harold..... Rifle Accuracy Facts
Wallack..... L. R...... Modern Accuracy
Brennan..... Dave..... Precision Shooting At 1,000 Yards edited by:
Brennan..... Dave..... Precision Shooting Magazine: The Benchrest Shooting Primer
Brennan..... Dave..... Precision Shooting Magazine: The Precision Shooting Reloading Guide
Jamison..... Rick..... Rifleman's Handbook: A Shooter's Guide To Rifles, Reloading And Results
Noblitt..... Tony M...... Dead On: The Long Range Marksman's Guide To Extreme Accuracy
Tubb..... G. David..... Highpower Rifle
Whelen..... Townsend, Col...... The Ultimate In Rifle Precision - Volume 01
Whelen..... Townsend, Col...... The Ultimate In Rifle Precision - Volume 02
Whelen..... Townsend, Col...... The Ultimate In Rifle Precision - Volume 03
Whelen..... Townsend, Col...... The Ultimate In Rifle Precision - Volume 04
Whelen..... Townsend, Col...... The Ultimate In Rifle Precision - Volume 05
Estey..... Paul C...... The Woodchuck Hunter (1936 1st Edition)
Handloader Magazine..... Varmint And Small Game Rifles And Cartridges
Hanson..... Steve..... A Varmint Hunters Odyssey
Landis..... Charles Singer..... Twenty-Two Caliber Varmint Rifles
Mace..... Boyd..... The Accurate Varmint Rifle
Stebbins..... Henry M...... Small Game And Varmint Rifles

SNIPER - FICTION
Hunter..... Stephen..... The Master Sniper & all the rest
Mason..... ????? Shadow Over Babylon
Phillips..... D. Michael ..... Fall Of Freedom
Seymour..... Gerald..... At Close Quarters/An Eye For An Eye
Seymour..... Gerald ..... Holding The Zero
Voth..... Al..... B - Zone: A Novel Of A Gun
Stroud..... Carsten..... Close Pursuit
Stroud..... Carsten..... Sniper's Moon
Taylor..... Theodore..... Sniper ~
Eyckhoff..... Randy Lee..... The Quick & The Dead, A Novel
Erenberger..... Timothy..... Grandfather's Tale: The Tale Of A German Sniper

Military - Other
Beaver..... William..... Practical Martial Arts For Special Forces
***Delta Press..... Guidebook For Marines
Delta Press..... Marine Battle Skills
Delta Press..... U. S. Marines Corps Essential Subjects
Delta Press..... U.S.M.C. Hand To Hand Combat
Delta Press..... U.S.M.C. Professional Knowledge
Dempsey..... Jack, Lt...... How To Fight Tough
Hammer..... Carl..... The Gestapo And S.S. Manual translated by:
Holifield..... Leonard, Prof...... Close Quarters Combat: A Soldier's Guide To Hand-To-Hand Fighting
Larry..... Jordan..... The Dirty Dozen
Lung..... HaHa, Dr...... Knights Of Darkness: Deadliest Night Fighters
McAleese..... Peter..... McAleese's Fighting Manual
Melson..... Charles D...... Combat Conditioning USMC Training Course foreword by:
Newman..... Bob, GySgt..... Marine Special Warfare And Elite Unit Tactics
Paladin Press..... Close Combat U S Marine Corp
Paladin Press..... Combatives U S Army FM21 - 150
Paladin Press..... Deal The First Deadly Blow U.S. Army Field Manual 21 - 150
Paladin Press..... K. G. B. Alpha Team Training Manual
Paladin Press..... Ranger Handbook - 1992 Edition
Paladin Press..... SEAL Combat Boarding Manual
Paladin Press..... Special Forces Handbook
Paladin Press..... Special Forces Operational Techniques
Paladin Press..... U. S. Marines Close Quarters Combat Manual
Paladin Press..... U. S. Navy SEAL Combat Manual
Paladin Press..... U. S. Navy SEAL Patrol Leaders Handbook
Thompson & Rooney..... Leroy & David..... Hostage Rescue Manual: Tactics Of The Counter-Terrorist Professionals
Wimberley..... Scott..... Special Forces Guerrilla Warfare Manual


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xm21
July 21, 2009, 04:15 AM
That is one heck of a library you got there.Silencers,Snipers and Assassins by J David Truby is a good one on the US Army sniper program and developement of the M21 and ART scope during the Vietnam war.

xm21
July 21, 2009, 06:54 AM
My bad,that book I was thinking about was Senich's and I see you have it on your list.The one I mentioned by Truby was subtitled An Overview of Whispering Death and told the story of WerBell and SIONICS and the early Powder Springs Ingrams.Again thats quite a collection of books you got there.

jasper275
July 21, 2009, 10:11 AM
Best German WW2 Sniper book:

Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger

The "Grandfather's Tale" book is FICTION!

SeekHer
July 21, 2009, 04:23 PM
jasper275 -- Best German WW2 Sniper book:

Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger

The "Grandfather's Tale" book is FICTION!

Corrected the "Grandfather's Tale" book...I cobbled this together from different sections of my data base, not broken down by the titles shown here and missed it, thanks for spotting it! Fiction but well researched and only a few errors that a good proof reader would have caught! Good book!

I will have to order the Allerberger book as you're the third person to recommend it to me...Is it in hard cover, trade paper or paperback?

jasper275
July 21, 2009, 06:41 PM
The Sepp Allerberger book is only paperback, I believe. Excellent book, and comparing it to the fictional book, shows how difficult it was to rack up large kill numbers. Get it, you'll love it.

SeekHer
July 21, 2009, 09:25 PM
The editor is listed as Geoffry Brookes and it's in trade paper...

Amazon.com had this review by J. Harrison on it:
OK so this book was a must buy when I saw it on Amazon.ca, I was however disappointed. To start its a very very short read 146 pages which hardly seems enough for one of the German Army's top snipers memoirs, further more this book is NOT written by Josef Sepp Allergerger but Albrecht Waker who interviewed Mr.Allerberger and wrote a book that is titled "Im auge des Jägers" which is double the size of this English translated edition (why cut the book in half?)

I was told by the other two of the full size book "Im auge des Jägers" translated to English and available from a British publishing house but no matter, I've ordered it and will be here next week...I looking for the full English translated book to order as well--what's another book, right!

I also ordered a bunch of books from Casemate Publishers (http://www.casematepublishing.com/cgi/index.pl)...Hope to get them next week...

The Rod "Breaker" McCoy books were ordered from Quik Maneuvers (http://www.quikmaneuvers.com/index.html)

jasper275
July 21, 2009, 11:16 PM
Well, to get accounts of German soldiers, some concessions have to be made considering how few survived or were willing to reveal their service. Whether it's 146 pages or based on interviews, the point is there are precious few written accounts, so enjoy!

SeekHer
July 22, 2009, 12:53 AM
Recently Added
Halbertstadt.....Hans.....Trigger Men
Afong.....Milo.....Hogs In The Shadows
Boyden.....Joseph.....Three Day Road--WW1 story based on the life of Canadian Ojibway Sniper Francis "Peggy" Pegahmagabow the most confirmed kills in the Commonwealth Armies

21/07/09
McCoy……..Rod "Breaker"……..Combat Snipers: How To Become Better Through Superior Sniper Tactics
McCoy……..Rod "Breaker"……..Deadly Snipers: Sniper Lethality And Protection
McCoy……..Rod "Breaker"……..Death By Precision Fire: The World War ll German Sniper
McCoy……..Rod "Breaker"……..Dominant Snipers: Snipers in Urban Combat
McCoy……..Rod "Breaker"……..Japanese Army Snipers: Imperial Japanese Army Snipers, World War II
McCoy……..Rod "Breaker"……..Muslim Snipers, Iraq: Islamic Sniper Propaganda
McCoy……..Rod "Breaker"……..Precision Fire Sniper Kill: German vs. British Snipers, World War II
McCoy……..Rod "Breaker"……..Red Army Sniper Tactics: Red Army Precision Fire Manual
McCoy……..Rod "Breaker"……..Soviet Sniperism: Red Army Snipers On East Front

22/07/09
Riordan……..James……..The Sniper
Farey……..Pat……..Sniping: An Illustrated History
Zaitsev……..Vassili……..Notes of a Sniper: Vassili Zaitsev's Account of the Battle of Stalingrad
Tucker……..Mike……..Ronin: A Marine Scout / Sniper Platoon in Iraq
LaBleu……..Joe……..Long Rifle: A Sniper's Story in Iraq and Afghan…
Mills…….. Dan……..Sniper One: On Scope and Under Siege with a Sniper Team in Iraq
Pegler……..Martin……..Sniping In The Great War
McKenney……..Tom……..Jack Hinson's One-Man War, A Civil War Sniper
Coughlin……..Jack, Sgt.……..Dead Shot: A Sniper Novel - Fiction
Coughlin……..Jack, Sgt.……..Kill Zone: A Sniper Novel - Fiction
Masr…….. Gregory……..To Be a Military Sniper
Spicer……..Mark……..Illustrated Manual of Sniper Skills

Just ordered these from Amazon this evening...

Bart B.
July 22, 2009, 09:08 AM
Jasper275 comments:Well, to get accounts of German soldiers, some concessions have to be made considering how few survived or were willing to reveal their service.There was one German soldier who revealed a bit of his service....to my older brother in early 1944. As my brother related to me some years ago.....

My brother, a medical tech sergeant at a hospital in Great Britian, was attending a wounded German POW who spoke pretty good English. The POW said he was occasionaly used as a sniper with an extremely accurate M98 Mauser from the Oberndorf factory. My brother was somewhat of an afficianado on firearms and oft times talked at length with this POW who was a fairly decent person. He told my brother if he could find any M98 with "byf" code on the receiver ring, that was one of the best ones from the original Mauser plant. The POW once laughed about telling my brother that the M1903 Springfield (paying a royalty to Mauser to do it), Winchester Model 54 and later the Model 70 all derived from Paul Mauser's famous action design (this POW knew his stuff!!!). He also said it was a German soldier's dream to capture a M1903 or Model 70 sniper rifle from American forces just as it was for the US forces to get an M98 "byf" sniper rifle from the Germans.

Anyway, this German POW was also quite an artist. My now deceased brother's wife still has the pencil-drawn picture of my brother in uniform drawn by that German POW in 1944. He sporterized the "byf" coded M98 he traded some stuff for into a .244 Remington varmint rifle that now belongs his son.

4v50 Gary
August 11, 2010, 09:17 AM
The Win M54 and its descendant, the M70, both evolved from the Mauser 98 (see Stuart Otteson's book, The Bolt Action Rifle). I doubt if any M54 or M70s were converted and used as sniper rifles. Van Orden did make some, but they were never officially adopted by the USMC. Second, while the M1903 is capable of very good accuracy, the Weaver 330 based scope was very poor compared to most of its German counterparts.

SeekHer
June 23, 2011, 10:53 PM
Just Ordered:
Sniper: American Single-Shot Warriors in Iraq and Afghanistan.....Larsen.....Matt
Hunters: U.S. Snipers in the War on Terror.....Afong.....Milo S.
Sniping In The Great War.....Pegler.....Martin
Sniper Anthology: Snipers of the Second World War.....Pegler.....Martin--pre-order Nov 2011 release date
Sniper Rifles: From the 19th to the 21st Century.....Pegler.....Martin
Sniper: A History of the US Marksman.....Pegler.....Martin
Osprey Weapons: The Lee-Enfield Rifle.....Pegler.....Martin

Jack Hinson's One-Man War, A Civil War Sniper.....McKenney.....Tom
Sharpshooting in the Civil War.....Plaster.....John, Mjr.
Sharpshooters (1750-1900): The Men, Their Guns, Their Story.....Yee.....Gary
Sniper Ace: From the Eastern Front to Siberia.....Sutkus.....Bruno
Red Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Joseph Pilyushin.....Pilyushin.....Joseph

Clean Kill.....Coughlin.....Jack, Sgt......Fiction--His first two books was very well done, so why not

Travis McGee
June 24, 2011, 08:54 AM
You might want to include Castigo Cay on your fiction list.
I was a Navy SEAL in my youth (BUD/S class 105, 1979), but I promised myself long ago I would not write any fiction about SEALs. Too cheesy. But the protagonist of Castigo Cay is a thirty-something former Marine scout/sniper. The novel is set a few years in the future, when the American economy is a wreck and the country is becoming a police state. Dan Kilmer lives outside of the USA, chasing that elusive wisp of freedom in an increasingly unfree world, but he's forced to sneak back into South Florida under the radar to pull off a rescue mission.

http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/DanKilmerSmall.JPG

Castigo Cay is my fourth novel.

Deltaboy
June 24, 2011, 10:27 AM
I got several USMC Sniper Manuels that I printed since they were PDF files. Plus I still have my 1980's US Army Marksmanship Manuel and a Combat Sniper Manuel I got when I was in ROTC.
I learned to read the wind better, breathing and tigger control which has allowed me to kill squirrels at 120 yards with a Remmy 512 bolt in 22 LR.

They are all great reading my person favorite is Hankcocks Marine Sniper book.

parachutist
July 2, 2011, 01:23 PM
I've just read on another Forum topic that "not since a century ago when in 1899 Major W.S.Dunlop penned:'Lee's sharpshooters or the Forefront of Battle has a book been written on the Confederate sharpshooter batallions' "...
Well,back in 1989 J.A. Morrow wrote a book specific to Confederate sharpshooters who were armed with the Whitworth rifle.
Google his name and Whitworth Sharpshooter for the website.
The book was also reprinted as it was initially soon sold out.He has a few copies left.

SeekHer
July 2, 2011, 01:55 PM
Thanks for the info and welcome to the forum:

You know you could have put the title and his name down and even a link to him.--those are all perfectly OK...Not spamming or anything even if you are the author.

Like:
The Confederate Whitworth Sharpshooters by John A. Morrow
Link: http://www.whitworthsharpshooter.com/

parachutist
July 2, 2011, 09:00 PM
Hello Seek Her,
Am new to this forum so don't really know what is/is'nt allowed so wrote about it in the 3rd.person.
Yes;I'm the author of this book(The Confederate Whitworth Sharpshooters).
Thanks for putting in the web address.
"Parachutist"

Deltaboy
July 2, 2011, 10:32 PM
Hinsons one man war is written by a former marine who followed one mans personal war with the union after the murder of his 2 teen aged sons by Union troops.

http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Hinsons-One-Man-Civil-Sniper/dp/1589806409

This book shows there are some men you just should not cross or mess with .. Jack Hinson is one of them.

SeekHer
July 3, 2011, 04:17 AM
You're quite welcome! Are there any excerpts available to read? Sorry, I should have put the price down as well, price:
$29 for Domestic Orders: includes postage and handling
$35 for International Orders -- Does that also include Canada, as it's cheaper to ship here then from COTUS to Hawaii or Alaska?

You should read Gary Yee's self published book--also a member here by the name of 4v50 gary
Sharpshooters (1750-1900): The Men, Their Guns, Their Story
Available here:
http://www.sharpshooterpress.com/
$45.00 plus shipping
$5.00 for COTUS
$27.00 for International and Canada {I protest this outrage}

Include, Shock Troops of the South by Fred Ray
Good review at Civil War Talk by Gary Yee (http://civilwartalk.com/forums/showthread.php?24295-Fred-L.-Ray-s-Shock-Troops-of-the-South)

Some good reviews in The Bivouac Banner. (http://www.bivouacbooks.com/news.htm).-- click the highlighted name for a direct link to page

If you want to make the link like the above one...copy the URL from the top of the page you want to insert (hi-lite and ctrl & "C" or right mouse)...Type the site's name in the box, hi lite it, click the blue globe button on the spacebar above, (ctrl & "V" or right mouse), insert in space provided on the pop up that appears, click OK and you'll have an underlined link in a different colour from the text available for all to click--hopefully!

Smokey in PHX
July 4, 2011, 12:05 PM
Very nice collection of books. Thanks for listing them.

parachutist
July 4, 2011, 01:21 PM
Thanks for the book plug again SeekHer.
I have a copy of the Ray book concerning the Confederate sharpshooter batallions(he quotes and footnotes me in it)and since my little book was first printed back in 1989 it has been cited in several "sniper" books since.
As to some book entries;Mr.Yee's already quoted a number of the Confederate sniper accounts I initially wrote about.
I have'nt seen his new book so can't comment about his cited sources.
My book is very specific and concerns the relative handful of incredibly good marksmen selected on the basis of courageous previous conduct in battle,trained,and then unleashed on the enemy.These men carried the finest rifle in the world(the .45 cal.Whitworth)and proved to be the most effective infantrymen in the Confederacy.
Research never ends...
Recently I was contacted by an elderly gentleman in Maryland who told a very interesting boy hood account where he saw a torn copy of Hardee's Tactics owned by a farm family outside Petersburg,Va.
In the margin of the book was written in pencil:"in the line 30 days and killed 27 Yanks"...
The farm family still had the Whitworth rifle left with the family by two Whitworth men who asked them to keep the rifle until they returned.(Gen.Lee's Army was then evacuating Petersburg,which ended a week later at Appomattox).The two Confederate soldiers never came back...
The rifle was buried in a hog pen as the family knew the Yankees would plunder the house(which they did)but the Whitworth rifle was'nt found and the family much later recovered it.
If I ever reprint my book the entire account will be cited verbatim as I think it's one of the earliest "sniper kill" recording-accounts in that century.
Thanks again.

SeekHer
July 4, 2011, 05:44 PM
Thanks for the book plug again SeekHer.
I have a copy of the Ray book concerning the Confederate sharpshooter batallions(he quotes and footnotes me in it)and since my little book was first printed back in 1989 it has been cited in several "sniper" books since.
As to some book entries;Mr.Yee's already quoted a number of the Confederate sniper accounts I initially wrote about.
I have'nt seen his new book so can't comment about his cited sources.
My book is very specific and concerns the relative handful of incredibly good marksmen selected on the basis of courageous previous conduct in battle,trained,and then unleashed on the enemy.These men carried the finest rifle in the world(the .45 cal.Whitworth)and proved to be the most effective infantrymen in the Confederacy.
Research never ends...
Recently I was contacted by an elderly gentleman in Maryland who told a very interesting boy hood account where he saw a torn copy of Hardee's Tactics owned by a farm family outside Petersburg,Va.
In the margin of the book was written in pencil:"in the line 30 days and killed 27 Yanks"...
The farm family still had the Whitworth rifle left with the family by two Whitworth men who asked them to keep the rifle until they returned.(Gen.Lee's Army was then evacuating Petersburg,which ended a week later at Appomattox).The two Confederate soldiers never came back...
The rifle was buried in a hog pen as the family knew the Yankees would plunder the house(which they did)but the Whitworth rifle was'nt found and the family much later recovered it.
If I ever reprint my book the entire account will be cited verbatim as I think it's one of the earliest "sniper kill" recording-accounts in that century.
Thanks again.
I shoot a Whitworth--Parker Hale reproduction--Creedmoor style at BP events...Also have their 2 band (Musketoon) and 3 band (Infantry) and Volunteer rifles...I also shoot an underhammer .451 "Chunk" gun with Leatherwood 4x brass tube scope when doing a sharpshooter portrayal at CW events and of course for BP BR meets.

Napoleonic Wars I use a Baker rifle for either 95th Rifles or 60th Loyal Americans (they fled to Canada) portrayals and for Rev War a Ferguson rifle or as a light company skirmisher with one of a number of Brown Bess rifles...The originals are all on loan to a couple of local museums and the reproductions I use in the field...The Kit Ravenshear Bessies were more expensive then the originals.

UKarmourer
July 4, 2011, 05:50 PM
Thats a long list!
Glad to see Dan Mills, Sniper one on there, my previous posting was 1 PWRR, Dan Mills was my Coy Sgt Major, excellent bloke- although it seemed odd to meet & work with guys from the book!

4v50 Gary
July 4, 2011, 06:48 PM
Hi Parachutist,

I enjoyed your book on the Confederate Whitworth Sharpshooter. It took a long time for me to get a copy and I was always one or two months behind in tracking down one. It would always be sold before I learned of it. I finally got the reprinted edition from you and cited it in my book, Sharpshooters (1750-1900).

When I penned the words, "not since a century ago when in 1899 Major W.S.Dunlop penned:'Lee's sharpshooters or the Forefront of Battle has a book been written on the Confederate sharpshooter batallions'" that was in reference to the battalions themselves and should be distinguished from the Confederate sharpshooter himself. Yours was a seminal work in terms of both addressing the individual marksman in battle as well as the Whitworth rifle. Thank you for your diligent research and your book belongs on the shelves of all shooters and those interested in long range shooting.

BTW, I found one Whitworth in the 45th Infantry Division Museum. It was carried by Charles T. Ingram of the Third Missouri's Charles T. Ingram and kept (stolen) by him after his unit surrendered at Mobile. Ingram elected not to surrender and so he struck out (technically deserted) for Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith's Confederacy in Texas. After crossing the Mississippi by canoe, Ingram learned that Smith also surrendered and decided to return home to Bonham, Texas. He kept the gun and it (with a replacement scope) was later donated by the family to the museum. You can contact the museum for more information (it's included in the book).

Gary

UKarmourer - are armourers in the British Army still the functional equivalent of a full fledged gunsmith? I know the ones of the old army (40-50's) were trained to used a lathe, milling machine, welding and the correct fitting of parts.

parachutist
July 5, 2011, 03:39 PM
Hello SeekHer and Gary,
SeekHer;Since you are in the U.K. I've often wondered if locating a Whitworth rifle in Britain is remotely a possibility?
They are so decidely uncommon to be found over here...
A few years ago I was in Limerick,Ireland and was amazed to see the old Peter Tait buildings still intact downtown on the banks of the Shannon.
Tait,of course,sent many hundreds of uniforms to the Confederacy in the war's last days-and I began to speculate what was in the massive building undiscovered.I was told that the buildings nowadays serve as a storage shed for Ireland Electric.
Do Whitworths ever show up for sale in Britain?
Just a thought...
I also shoot a Parker Hale Whitworth.Great rifle.
Interesting that you are interested in the Royal Americans(60th.)
So am I.
I have a number of Revolutionary War coat buttons,six from the 60th(found in Georgia and South Carolina).Revolutionary War coat buttons are another personal interest of mine...
Gary;I'm looking forward to reading your new book.
I've seen and heard some great things about it.
Wish we had met sooner as I personally was friends with two W.W.II German snipers(both Ritterkreuz winners).
Both now deceased but very interesting old soldiers..
Am really looking forward to your future posts.
All the best,
Parachutist

parachutist
July 5, 2011, 05:03 PM
Oops!
Just realized that I asked the wrong question to SeekHer-about maybe locating Whitworths in Britain;should have been asked of UKarmourer...
Well,the question still stands...
With so many Whitworths turned out,and so relative few sent to America-they have to be somewhere???
Any thoughts anyone?
Parachutist

xsquidgator
July 5, 2011, 05:30 PM
Fry The Brain: The Art of Urban Sniping and its Role in Modern Guerrilla Warfare
by John West.

Great, interesting book. History of urban sniping Stalingrad-present, with chapters on Stalingrad, Vietnam, Charles Whitman, the DC Beltway snipers, Chechnya, Iraq, Northern Ireland, Yugoslavian civil war, ... and also a number of chapters on equipment and tactics. I don't have any personal experience with any of this, but it was still a fascinating read.

4v50 Gary
July 5, 2011, 07:37 PM
Parachutist - David Minshall knows a couple of Brits who are researching the exportation of Whitworths to the Confederacy. Hopefully they're close to finishing their research. We really don't know how many reached the Rebels. Second, since you've expressed interest in the Royal American Regiment, or the 60th King's Royal Rifle Corps, there is a new scholarly book by Alexander V. Campbell, The Royal American Regiment: An Atlantic Microcosm, 1755-1772. Campbell offers a sorely needed update from Lewis Butler's volume (Annals of the King's Royal Rifle Corps: Vol 1, The Royal Americans) on the regimental history as well as insights into the role the Royal Americans in American society. Campbell's work is superior over Kenneth Stuart's, Defenders of the Frontier: Colonel Henry Bouquet and the Officers and Men of the Royal American Regiment, 1763-64. Whereas Stuart's work was a re-hash of Butler, Campbell incorporates a lot of original research in his volume.

As to the British issued Whitworths, I know many were issued on an experimental basis to their Army, but it's in the hundreds and does not approach a thousand. Most Whitworths were purchased by target shooters or volunteer riflemen (there was a huge volunteer movement in Britain with organizations like The Artists Rifles, The Civil Service Rifles, London Rifle Brigade, etc.).

UKarmourer
July 6, 2011, 06:49 PM
Now I wouldnt like to comment on those whitworths (although I may know a man who would)
As to my trade, we are not Gunsmiths as such, we do learn to weld, and can be trained on lathe work.
The basic armourers course is 9 months long, 3 months in the classroom studying materials science, engineering maths, some physics, tech drawing, then its into the woekshop for a month of handskills training (so many of our younger generation never did 'shop' at school, computers. Yes, hammers & files no!)
After that its into basic principles of firearms, the cycle of operations etc, bit on ballistics, then its onto the weapons phase, pistols (semi-auto only, BHP &226) rifles (SA80 family, L96 sniper & the new .338) MG's (FN GPMG & Minimi), mortars, chain gun, 30mm RARDEN cannon ( and the turret systems, inc sights)
All of these phases include complete component strips, rebuilds, fault finding, inspection standards and the 'action of mechanism' for each weapon.

On the 'class one course' taken around 4 years later its 6months long, and is almost the same course, but more in depth inspection and higher standards.
Also added into the mix then are the 105mm light gun and examination of ordnance (inspecting the big stuff)

Then theres all the little courses whenever something new is introduced, .50MG, grenade MG, remote weapons systems, Javelin etc etc.

Mainly a glorified parts swapper these days, we'd get sued to death if I manufactured a new sear and something went wrong!

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