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Ágoston, Gábor
Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and
the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman
Akehurst, Richard  
Game Guns & Rifles Percussion to
Hammerless Ejector in Britain
American Iron and
Steel Association
Directory to the Iron and Steel Works of
the United States, 1892
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Translated by
C.S. Smith
The Pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio:
The Classic Sixteenth-Treatise on Metal
and Metallurgy
Henry Blochmann
Henry Sullivan Jarrett
The Ain i Akbari
Abū al-Fazul ibn Mubārak
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Bolles, Albert Sidney
Industrial History of the
United States 1878
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British Consulate
British Consular Report
Liege Gun Industry 1906
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Castille, Antoine
Making Damascus Guns
in Nessonvaux
1925 Silent Film
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Chartered Insurance
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Rianer Daehnhardt &
W.K Keith Neal
( translators )
Espingarda Perfeyta
or The Perfect Gun
Jacques Dubreucq
Liége en cartes postales anciennes
Lord Egerton
Indian and Oriental Armour
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Robert Elgood
Firearms of the Islamic World
Robert Elgood
Hindu Arms and Ritual: Arms and
Armour from India 1400-1865
Rainer Fremdling
Foreign Trade–Transfer-
Adaptation: The British Iron Making
Technology on the Continent
(Belgium and France)
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Claude Gaier
Belgian Gun Making and American
Claude Gaier
Four Centuries of Liege Gun making
Claude Gaier
L'Epreuve des armes à feu à Liége
Art Gogan
Fighting Iron A metals Handbook
for Arms Collectors
William Greener
The gun or, A treatise on the
various descriptions of small
fire-arms, 1835
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William Greener
The science of gunnery, as applied
to the use and construction of
fire-arms, 1841
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WW Greener
The Gun and Its Development, 1909
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Manufrance P
Manufrance 1890 Catalog page 8-9
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U.S Department of
Fire-Arms Manufacture 1880
Anthony North
Islamic Arms - Victoria & Albert
Armes de chasse Collection musée
d'Art et d'Industrie Saint-Étienne
Charles G Semmer  P
Remington Double Shotguns
contains picture of a salesman's sample
with named types of Damascus patterns
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Jean Puraye
Le Damas
Puraye is the beginning of modern
research into Forge Welded
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Jean Puraye
American Rifleman Articles April &
May 1976
based on Le Damas
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William McKinley P
The Tariff Speech
May 7, 1890
Report of the Gun Foundry Board,
Ernst Heuse-Lemoine P
Manufacture of Damascus Gun
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Parker Catalog 1899
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Industrial History of Birmingham
and the Midlands Hardware District
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George Cameron Stone
A Glossary of the Construction,
Decoration, and Use of Arms and
Armor in all countries and all times
La Verne Ward Spring
Non-technical Chats on Iron and
Steel: And Their Application to
Modern Industry
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Andrew Ure
A dictionary of arts, manufactures,
and mines
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Henry Wilkinson
Engines of War, Or, Historical and
Experimental Observations on
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Frederick Toms
Sporting Guns and Gunpowders:
Comprising a Selection from
Reports of Experiments
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Arnold Pacey
Technology in World Civilization: A
Thousand-Year History
Iron & Steel Institute
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The World of Beretta: An
International Legend
Some good images of early Italian Damascus
production, but you have to "hunt" to find them.  
Still the only modern source
Edward Henry Knight
Reports of the United States
Commissioners to the Paris
Universal, 1880
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Marolles P
An essay on shooting [based on La
Chasse au Fusil]
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