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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SeekHer, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. SeekHer

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    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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  2. xm21

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    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.
     
  3. xm21

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    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.
     
  4. jasper275

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    Best German WW2 Sniper book:

    Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger

    The "Grandfather's Tale" book is FICTION!
     
  5. SeekHer

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  7. SeekHer

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    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...Hope to get them next week...

    The Rod "Breaker" McCoy books were ordered from Quik Maneuvers
     
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  8. jasper275

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    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!
     
  9. SeekHer

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    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...
     
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  10. Bart B.

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    Jasper275 comments:
    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.
     
  11. 4v50 Gary

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    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.
     
  12. SeekHer

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    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
     
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  13. Travis McGee

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    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.

    [​IMG]

    Castigo Cay is my fourth novel.
     
  14. Deltaboy1984

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    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.
     
  15. parachutist

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    The Confederate Whitworth Sharpshooters

    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.
     
  16. SeekHer

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    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/
     
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    Thanks...

    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"
     
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    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

    Some good reviews in The Bivouac Banner..-- 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!
     
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    Very nice collection of books. Thanks for listing them.
     
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    The Confederate Whitworth Sharpshooters

    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    this 'n that...

    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
     

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