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Just noticed a new book has been published a couple of months ago.

The Gun Makers of Birmingham 1660 1960, by Joseph McKenna.

I just ordered a copy through Amazon. The author worked at the Birmingham Library for many years, so I think the book will be very well researched.

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Thanks for that. I'll seek one out. Lagopus…..

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Just ordered one. Big subject for a small book.

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Do give us a report after you have read it. The snippet Amazon allowed was interesting but I wonder if the book is going to devolve into a catalog of known makers.


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Can you also let us know if the pictures and/or diagrams are good enough to justify buying the book as opposed to the cheaper Kindle version.


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I have changed my OP as the date the book covers is 1660 to 1960.(not 1860)

I will report back once the book arrives but as I live in Australia others may receive it before I do, and can post their comments.

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I've got one on order now from a local bookshop. They say a couple of weeks before arrival. I also heard a rumour that Nigel Brown; before he passed away, had almost completed a Volume 4 to his British Gunmakers set which is to be published at some date. Anyone else heard anything about it? Lagopus…..

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The book arrived a couple of days ago. Joe, no catalogs like you feared. Nice histories , written well, and quite heavily researched.

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I'm intrigued, but $50 for a paperback?

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Does it make any mention of Edwinson Green who, although primarily based in Cheltenham (and for a time in Gloucester), presumably had a workshop in Birmingham.

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