Historical Arms Series (HAS)

The Historical Arms Series (HAS) is a numbered collection of specific titles covering a wide variety of topics.  The Series includes reference material on The Cooey Firearms, Ross Rifles, Royal Artillery, RCMP, Brown Bess Muskets and French Arms as well as reprints of Military Discipline and Regulations.  The books on Artillery and Ordnance are particularly informative with specs on carriages and many diagrams. All of the books have many illustrations, charts and diagrams and are great for quick reference or just an edition to your library.  Most of the books are 30-50 pages and soft cover.

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36 Items
Item #HAS-01

The Military Arms of Canada 17th Century to 1960s

  • Price: $12.95 Sale
  • Description: This is the only book to illustrate the firearms used by the Militia and Armies of Canada from the early 17th century until the present time. In it, the arms are described in detail with illustrations...
Item #HAS-03

American Socket Bayonets

  • Price: $14.95 Sale
  • Description: This is an important manual designed to assist in the identification of the many variations of the triangular or socket bayonets used by the U.S. Army. American Socket Bayonets, 1717-1873 by Donald B....
Item #HAS-04

Introduction to British Royal Artillery in North America

  • Price: $12.95 Sale
  • Description: This study records and illustrates the points necessary to identify British artillery used during the 18th and 19th centuries. The guns, their marking, and their equipment are described in detail. An ...
Item #HAS-06

Small Arms of the Mounted Police - RCMP Weapons

  • Price: $12.95 Sale
  • Description: The pistols and rifles of this famous Force, are described and illustrated. Details of production, marking and use are included to make this a most important identification guide. Small Arms of the Mo...
Item #HAS-08

Sniper Rifles of Two World Wars British, American Weapons

  • Price: $9.95 Sale
  • Description: The Sniper's rifles and techniques of the U.S., Britain, Canada, Russia, Germany and Japan ln World Wars I and II are described. Sniper Rifles of Two World Wars by William H. Tantum, IV. 32 pgs., 32 i...
Item #HAS-09

9 pounder Muzzle Loading Rifle 1871 Cannon Carriages

  • Price: $12.95 Sale
  • Description: The history of the 9-Pdr. muzzle loading rifle introduced in 1871 is covered. Illustrations have been selected to show the carriage, limber, ammunition wagon, naval mount and gun sleigh. The 9-Pdr. Mu...
Item #HAS-14

The Gunsmiths of Canada: (Expanded in HAS 29)

  • Price: $9.95 Sale
  • Description: (Enlarged, and expanded as HAS 29). Names, dates and locations of over 800 Canadian gunmakers working between 1608 and c.1920 are listed. The Gunsmiths of Canada: A Checklist of Tradesmen by S. James ...
Item #HAS-15

The Inglis Browning High-Power Pistol Reference

  • Price: $14.95 Sale
  • Description: Canada's importance in World War II was largely due to her ability to provide good men and arms of quality, in quantity. Much of her arms producing ability was due to the foresight of James E. Hahn an...
Item #HAS-18

The French Soldier in Colonial America - Uniforms to Weapons

  • Price: $18.95
  • Description: Uniforms, drums, flags, muskets, swords, bayonets, artillery, accoutrements and regimental histories. A superb introduction to a long neglected area of colonial history covering Canada, Louisiana and ...
Item #HAS-19

French Arms Drill of the 18th Century Text and Illustrations

  • Price: $18.95
  • Description: A study of the 18th century text and illustrations that were prepared for the official Infantry and Compagnie Franche de la Marine arms drill introduced by Royal decrees in 1703, 1750 and 1755, comple...
Item #HAS-23

Sir William Congreve and The Rocket's Red Glare War Rockets

  • Price: $12.95
  • Description: War rockets had been in use for more than two centuries but it was not until 1805 that they were improved by William Congreve and introduced into British service. Their use at Copenhagen, Leipzig and ...
Item #HAS-24

Jacob Snider's Action & Boxer's Cartridge- Snider Enfield Rifle

  • Price: $18.95
  • Description: The author has taken the story of the Snider Enfield and its special ammunition from their pre-production days to the early 20th century. This title is an expanded version of number 2 above, published...
Item #HAS-26

The Scottish Dirk - Scottish Knives Identification

  • Price: $18.95
  • Description: The best way to examine a dirk is first hand but since this is rarely possible, illustrations of more than 100 dirks and Sgian Dubhs is second best. In text, the author has set the dirk in its changin...
Item #HAS-27

Allied and Enemy Aircraft May, 1918 WWI Aircraft Illustrations

  • Price: $9.95
  • Description: The basis for this title is a very rare identification manual published by the French government in 1918 that illustrated 60 aircraft with three or more views: French, English American, German, Italia...
Item #HAS-28

Cooey Firearms, Made in Canada 1919-1979

  • Price: $18.95
  • Description: At least 67 models and more than six million rifles, were made by this small Canadian rifle maker. They have been identified from the first Cooey Canuck through the last variations made by Winchester-...
Item #HAS-29

Canadian Gunsmiths from 1608

  • Price: $9.95
  • Description: This book lists the names, occupation, location, and dates of more than 1,500 men and women who worked as gunmakers, gunsmiths, armorers, gun merchants, gun patent holders, and a few other gun related...
Item #HAS-30

Tudor Artillery, 1485-1603 Early Cannons & Artillery

  • Price: $14.95
  • Description: This introduction to early artillery is a most welcome addition to the very little that has been written on artillery of the 15th and 16th century. It could be considered two books: The notebook of Jo...
Item #HAS-31

Scottish Firearms The 16th to Mid 19th Century

  • Price: $18.95
  • Description: This history of the distinctive firearms made in Scotland from the 16th to the mid 19th century is the most comprehensive ever written. It is by two scholars, one formerly Keeper of Metalwork at the V...
Item #HAS-32

The Blunderbuss History & Development

  • Price: $18.95
  • Description: The "bell mouthed" gun associated with highwaymen and pirates had its origin in the 16th century, it was used by civilian and military travellers, and it continued to be made in parts of the world unt...
Item #HAS-33

Weapons of the Highland Regiments

  • Price: $18.95
  • Description: This study deals with the formation and arming of the famous Highland regiments. In 1740, independent Highland companies were embodied as the 43rd regiment of the line. Muskets and bayonets were suppl...
Item #HAS-34

The London Gunmakers and the English Duelling Pistol, 1770-1830

  • Price: $18.95
  • Description: Ten gunmakers made London one of the major gunmaking centers of the world. This book examines how the design and construction of their pistols contributed to that reputation and how these characterist...
Item #HAS-35

The Bayonet in New France, 1665-1760

  • Price: $18.95
  • Description: Traces bayonets from the plug bayonet, through the regulation socket bayonets which saw service in North America. 36 pp., 17 patterns, The Bayonet in New France, 1665-1760 by Erik Goldstein. 41 ill., ...
Item #HAS-38

The Halberd and other European Polearms 1300-1650

  • Price: $18.95
  • Description: This is the first book in English to provide a comprehensive introduction to the pole arms of medieval Europe: from the simple pike through the halberd in its many forms, to the roncone, bardiche, Luc...
Item #HAS-40

Dr. Joseph Requa Civil War Dentist the Billinghurst Volley Gun

  • Price: $14.95
  • Description: Dr. Requa, who from 1849 to 1853 served an apprenticeship in the gunmaking trade under William Billinghurst of Rochester, N.Y., changed professions to become a successful Dentist. In 1862, along with ...
Item #HAS-41

The London Gun Trade 1850-1920: Gunmakers of London

  • Price: $14.95
  • Description: This title is intended to help fill the gap between 1850 when Howard Blackmore.s London Gunmakers 1350-1850 and its recently published Supplement end, and the years following World War I. It records t...