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Specialised knowledge is widely available to newcomers and authoritative articles in our journals are appreciated worldwide.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"line-height: 1.6;\"\u003eResearch Queries\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"line-height: 1.6;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003eThe \u003cstrong\u003eMLAGB\u003c/strong\u003e regrets that it cannot enter into correspondence regarding the identification/valuation of firearms via this web site. Members seeking information are referred to the Associations Magazine, \u003ca href=\"https://www.mlagb.com/black-powder-magazine/\"\u003eBlack Powder\u003c/a\u003e, where such queries can be published. Contact the editor in the \u003ca href=\"https://www.mlagb.com/contact/\"\u003econtacts page\u003c/a\u003e. In addition questions can also be posted on the \u003ca href=\"https://www.facebook.com/groups/mlagb/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noreferrer noopener\" aria-label=\" (opens in a new tab)\"\u003eFacebook Discussion Forum\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"line-height: 1.6;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBasic Information\u003c/strong\u003e If you are researching a firearm, and consulting others, then to avoid wasted time and resources provide as much of the following basic information as possible:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003eLock mechanism: eg. matchlock, flintlock, percussion\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003eBarrel(s): length, bore diameter, rifled or smooth-bore\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003eEngraving: details of any engraving or markings on the barrel and lock\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003eAny other relevant information: eg. details of sights, bayonet fittings\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"line-height: 1.6;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"line-height: 1.6;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003ePerusal of a few basic reference books may be enough to answer your queries. Suggestions for further reading are include below. Don\u0027t forget your local public library. If they don\u0027t hold the publication you are looking for, then they can usually obtain it through inter-library loans.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"line-height: 1.6;\"\u003eThe Collector\u0027s Library\u003c/h2\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"line-height: 1.6;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003eCollecting is not just about accumulating guns and accessories. A true collector wants to know what it is that he has. Where does it fit into the wider history of arms development? Who made it and when? What sort of person may have owned and used it? How well did it perform? This information makes a gun more interesting and meaningful.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"line-height: 1.6;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003eEarly collectors were very much on their own as few reliable books existed. We are luckier now. Today there are several thousand books in print on firearms and related topics. Then there are many museums, libraries and research units to which the collector can turn for help. Finding out how to access and use all this knowledge takes time but a good start can be made by building your own library.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"line-height: 1.6;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003eMost collectors eventually specialise in a particular field. Before you get to this point it can be advantageous to ensure that your library contains these volumes which will enable you to identify most of the basic types and most commonly encountered firearms. The basic library should contain the following volumes:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eGun Collecting\u003c/em\u003e - G.Boothroyd \u003cem\u003eAntique Firearms \u003c/em\u003e- F.Wilkinson\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Book of the Gun\u003c/em\u003e - H.Peterson\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Collecting of Guns\u003c/em\u003e - J.Serven\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003eThe NRA Gun Collectors Guide\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003eSome general works which would help in the initial quests are:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eEncyclopedia of Firearms\u003c/em\u003e - H.Peterson\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eA Glossary of the Construction and Decoration and use of Arms and Armour\u003c/em\u003e - G.C.Stone \u003cem\u003eFirearms Past and Present\u003c/em\u003e - J.Lugs\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003eTexts which are more specific but essential reading include:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eEnglish Pistols and Revolvers\u003c/em\u003e - J.N.George\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eEnglish Guns and Rifles\u003c/em\u003e - J.N.George\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eGuns and Rifles of the World\u003c/em\u003e - H.L.Blackmore\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Gun and its Development\u003c/em\u003e - T.Lenk\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Flintlock\u003c/em\u003e - T.Lenk\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eEarly Percussion Firearms\u003c/em\u003e - L.Winant\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Handgun\u003c/em\u003e - G.Boothroyd\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Revolver 1818-1865\u003c/em\u003e - Tylerson,\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003eFrith \u0026 Andrews \u003cem\u003eAdams Revolvers\u003c/em\u003e - W.Chamberlain \u0026 A.Tylerson \u003cem\u003eA 4\u003c/em\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eHistory of the Colt Revolver\u003c/em\u003e - C.Haven \u0026 F.A.Beldon\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eColonel Colt, London\u003c/em\u003e - J.G.Rosa\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eBritish Military Longarms 1725-1815\u003c/em\u003e - D.W.Bailey\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eBritish Military Longarms 1815-1865\u003c/em\u003e - D.W.Bailey\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eBritish Military Firearms\u003c/em\u003e - H.L.Blackmore\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe British Soldier\u0027s Firearm\u003c/em\u003e - C.H.Roads \u003cem\u003eThe Mantons\u003c/em\u003e - W.Keith Neal \u0026 D.Black\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003eEven more specialised but worth having to broaden your knowledge:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eCivil War Guns\u003c/em\u003e - W.Edwards \u003cem\u003eThe Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle\u003c/em\u003e - H.J.Kauffman\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Muzzle Loading Cap Lock Rifle\u003c/em\u003e - N.H.Roberts \u003cem\u003eThe Rifled Musket\u003c/em\u003e - C.E.Fuller\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Target Rifle in Australia 1860-1900\u003c/em\u003e - J.E.Corcoran \u003cem\u003eFirearms Curiosa\u003c/em\u003e - L.Winant\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Powder Flask Book\u003c/em\u003e - R.Riling\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003eIt is always handy to have a few directories of gunmakers, and three of the most useful are:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 16px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eEnglish Gunmakers\u003c/em\u003e - 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