Vintage Hunting Gun Collecting Guides

The following tips and scans of vintage hunting gun charts and guides come from The Standard Book of Hunting & Shooting, edited by Robert B. Stringfellow, copyright 1950, Stackpole & Heck, Inc. They are shared here to help gun collectors. (I’ve also posted some vintage hunting decoy designs from this book here.)

Various types of sporting gun stocks:

Here’s a good tip cropped out of the scan on polishing guns without scratching:

One thing to remember is to never discard worn polishing cloth, even when “worn out completely.” New cloth cuts. Used cloth polishes without cutting.

This is an illustrated guide to foreign (German, English, Birmingham, Austrian-Hungarian-Czechoslovakian, French, Belgian, Spanish & Italian) barrel proof marks which were “in common use today” — which was 1950.

Here are some pages identifying some rifle ammunition and bullets:

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Deanna is the founder of Inherited Values, among other sites. She is also an antique dealer.

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