A Library for the Remington Collector



Compiled by
Edward Hull and Roy Marcot


he “Remington Bookshelf” brings this compendium of books about “things Remington.”
The books are arranged in alphabetical order. It should be helpful in choosing the right books for your personal library. It is offered for your
enjoyment, but is not necessarily a recommendation for you to buy any particular book. We have not listed the many
reprints of Remington catalogs from 1866 thru 1910, nor any current catalogs – any of which might prove informative in your
area of collecting. In addition, coming in 2007 look for two new books about Remington revolvers, one by Don Ware (Large- Frame Remington Revolvers) and one by Charlie Schiff (Remington-Beals Pocket Revolvers), and a long-awaited book on Remington .22 rifles by John Gyde and Roy Marcot… all coming from RSA’ers.

  The following books are each given a rating in ns:
  – Book contains Remington information, but not highly recommended

– An OK book, but not a must for the Remington collector

– A good book with specific Remington information

– Well recommended for most Remington collectors

– Highly recommended for all Remington collectors


THE `03 ERA – WHEN
SMOKELESS
REVOLUTIONIZED
U.S. RIFLERY, by Clark S.
Campbell. Published by
Colector Grade Publications,
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada in
1994. 313 pages, hardbound.
8.5″ x 11″. This revised edition
book has a detailed story of the
Remington era of production
for WWII, to include the
changes introduced by that
factory into the Springfield designed
rifle.


THE .58- AND .50 CALIBER
RIFLES & CARBINES OF
THE SPRINGFIELD ARMORY
1865-1872, by Richard A.
Hosmer. North Cape Publications,
Tustin, CA in 2006. 251
pages. 5.5″ x 8″. Contains a
detailed description – and a bit
of history – of the various rolling
block rifles and carbines
produced at the nation’s armory.
Excellent black & white photographs
and clear illustrations.


331+ ESSENTIAL TIPS
AND TRICKS FOR THE
GUN COLLECTOR, by
Stuart Mowbray. Published
by Mowbray
Publishing, Lincoln, RI in
2006. 272 pages. 6″ x 9″.
A “must-have” book for
all Remington gun
collectors. A fine treatice
about caring for your
firearms.


AMERICAN
PERCUSSION
REVOLVERS, by
Frank M. Sellers &
Samuel E. Smith.
Museum Restoration
Service, Ottawa,
Canada in 1971. A
guide to ID: very brief
coverage of Remington
revolvers.


AMERICA’S PREMIER
GUNMAKERS –
REMINGTON, by K.D.
Kirkland. Published by
Exeter Books, New York in
1988. 110 pages. 8.5″ x 12″.
Numerous color and black
& white photographs.
Unfortunately, the information
is unreliable (taken
from Alden Hatch) and
photographs are “stock”
pictures from the Remington
Company and used
innumerable times in many
publications.


COLT CONVERSIONS
AND OTHER PERCUSSION
REVOLVERS, by
R. Bruce Mc Dowell.
Published by Krause
Publications, Iola, WI in
1997. 460 pages. 8.5″ x
11″. Rare and expensive
now. Excellent section on
Remington conversion
revolvers. Quality black &
white photographs.


THE ART OF
REMINGTON
ARMS, Tom Davis.
Published by Sporting
Classics and
Remington Arms Co.,
Inc. In 2003. 182
pages, hardbound.
10″ x 11″ landscape
format. Wonderful,
full color art illustrating
Remington arms
and ammunition.
[Available through the Remington Society.]


CARBINES OF U S
CAVALRY 1861 – 1905,
by John D. McAulay.
Published by Andrew
Mowbray, Publishers,
Lincoln, R in 1996. 144
pages, hardbound. 8.5″ x
11″. Very good black &
white photographs. Brief
coverage of some
Remington military
carbines.


BAYONETS OF THE
REMINGTON
CARTRIDGE PERIOD,
by Jerry L. Janzen. Published
by Cedar Ridge
Publications, Broken Arrow,
OK in 1993. 186 pages. 8.5″
x 11″. Quality color and
black & white photographs
and illustrations. The book
on all Remington post-Civil
War bayonets.


CARBINES OF THE
CIVIL WAR, 1861 –
1865, by John D.
McAulay. Published by
Pioneer Press, Union City,
TN in 1981. 123 pages,
softcover. 8.5″ x 11″.
Numerous black & white
photographs and illustrations.
Includes the
Remington “split breech”
carbine contracts.


BLUE BOOK OF GUN
VALUES, 27th Edition – 2006.
Edited by Steve Fjestad.
Published by Blue Book
Publications, Milwaukee, WI
in 2006. 2,008 pages. 5.5″ x
9″. A “must have” book for
all Remington collectors.
Reliable data and up-to-date
prices on antique and
modern firearms.


CARTRIDGES OF
THE WORLD – 10th
Edition. By Frank
Barnes. Published by
Krause Publications,
Iola, WI in 2003. 526
pages. 8.5″ x 11″. A
must-have book for all
Remington collectors.
Profusely illustrated in
black & white.


CIVIL WAR ARMS
MAKERS AND THEIR
CONTRACTS, edited by
Stuart C. Mowbray and
Jennifer Heroux. Published
by Andrew
Mowbray Publishers,
Lincoln, RI in 1998. A
copy of the report of the
Civil War era “Commission
on Ordnance and
Ordnance Stores,”
examining early war arms
contracts.


DIGEST OF U.S. PATENTS
RELATING TO BREECH
LOADING AND MAGAZINE
SMALL ARMS – 1836 to
1873, by V.D. Stockbridge.
Reprinted by N. Flayderman in
1963. 177 pages, hardbound.
8.5″ x 11″. Hundreds of small
black & white patent drawings,
including numerous
Remington firearms patents.
Out-of-print, but an excellent
resource for serious Remington
students.


CIVIL WAR CARBINES
VOL II, THE EARLY
YEARS, by John D.
McAulay. Published by
Andrew Mowbray
Publishers, Lincoln, RI in
1991. Softcover. 8.5″ x
11″. Numerous black &
white photographs and
illustrations. Includes the
Jenks-Remington carbine
contracts.


EARLY LOADING TOOLS
AND BULLET MOLDS,
by R. H. Chamberlain.
Published by Tribune
Lithographics, Porterville,
CA in 1977. 88 pages. 5.5″ x
8.5″. Good study of all
makes, including Remington.
Somewhat small and
murky black & white
photographs. Still, one of
few texts available on the
subject.

CIVIL WAR PISTOLS OF THE UNION, by John D.McAulay. Published by Andrew Mowbray, Inc., Lincoln, RI in 1992. [Not reviewed]


CIVIL WAR SMALL ARMS
OF THE U. S. NAVY AND
MARINE CORPS, by John D.
McAulay. Published by
Andrew Mowbray Publishers,
Lincoln, RI in 1999. 184 pages,
hardbound. Very good black &
white photographs. Outlines
the purchase, issue and use of
Jenks carbines, Remington
revolvers.


FIELD TO FIEST –
THE REMINGTON
COOKBOOK, by Jim
Casada. Published by
Remington Arms Co.,
Inc. and Sporting
Classics, 2006. 185
pages, spiral bound
hard cover. 9″ x 9″.
Many full color pictures
of Remington sporting
art. Unfortunately, no
pictures of the cooked food mentioned in the cookbook.
[Available through the Remington Society.]


THE DERINGER IN
AMERICA, Vol. II: THE
CARTRIDGE PERIOD,
by L. D. Eberhart and R. L.
Wilson. Published by
Andrew Mowbray, Inc.,
Lincoln, RI in 1993. 292
pages, hardbound. 8.5″ x
11″. Numerous black &
white photographs and
illustrations. Excellent
reference to many Remington
small pistols.


FLAYDERMAN’S GUIDE TO
ANTIQUE AMERICAN
FIREARMS… AND THEIR
VALUES, by Norm Flayderman.
8th Edition published by Krause
Publications. Iola, WI in 2001.
668 pages – soft bound. Numerous
black & white illustrations.
RSA members (notably Jay
Huber) have helped edit the
chapter on Remington firearms,
to keep it up-to-date. This book
is a “must-have” for every
antique firearms collector!


GENERAL CUSTER
AND HIS
SPORTING RIFLES,
by C. Vance Haynes,
Jr. Published by
Westernlore Publications,
Tucson, AZ in
1995. 100 pages. 5.5″ x
8.5″. Many black &
white photographs.
Discusses one
historical Remington
rolling block rifle.


IDENTIFICATION
GUIDE TO
REMINGTON
SHEATH KNIVES
1925-1940 by D. Y.
Grimm. Published by
the author. 1991. 85
pages – softcover. 6″ x
9″. Numerous black &
white illustrations. The
only known reference
guide to these sheath
knives.


THE GREAT REMINGTON
8 AND MODEL 81
AUTOLOADING
RIFLES, by John
Henwood. Published by
Collector Grade Publications,
Ontario, Canada in
2003. 283 pages, hard
cover. 8.5″ x 11″. Excellent
reprinting of the author’s
first poorly published
softcover editions. Very
complete, with beautiful
photos.


THE JACK APPEL
COLLECTION,
Oliver’s Annual
Auction – May 20,
1989. Published by
Oliver’s Auctions,
Kennebunk, Maine.
110 pages, soft cover.
8.5″ x 11″. Contains
photographs and
descriptions of Mr.
Appel’s fine Remington
longarms.


THE GUNS OF
REMINGTON,
HISTORIC FIREARMS
SPANNING
TWO CENTURIES,
compiled by Howard
S. Madaus & Simeon
Stoddard. Published
by Biplane Productions,
Dayton, KY in
1997. 326 pages. 12″
x 9″ landscape format. Numerous color photographs. While it
contains descriptive errors, this book nonetheless documents
the historic 1997 RSA display of over 800 Remington firearms
at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY. Available
through the BBHC.


THE JAY HUBER
AND ROY MARCOT
COLLECTIONS.
Auction catalog of
James D. Julia,
Fairfield, ME on
October 9, 2006. 192
pages, soft cover. 8.5″
x 11″. To date, the best
photographed
collection of hundreds
of Remington pistols
and long arms.


THE HISTORY OF
REMINGTON FIREARMS,
by Roy Marcot. Published by
Lyons Press, Guilford, CT in
2005. 128 pages. 8″ x 11.25″.
Intended to be affordable, it is
a short version of Marcot’s
monumental “Remington –
America’s Oldest Gunmaker”
described below. Nicely
illustrated. [Available through
the Remington Society.]


THE KARL F.
MOLDENHAUER
COLLECTION OF
REMINGTON ARMS.
Auction catalog published by
Richard A. Bourne Co. Hyannis,
MA on October 29, 1980.
Catalog of a famous Remington
collection, heavy on handgun
photographs. 120 pages,
hardbound with slip case. 8.5″ x
11″. Considered a must-have
book for the Remington
collector.


THE LEON WIER JR.
COLLECTION OF
REMINGTON
FIREARMS. Auction
catalog of Greg Martin
Auctions – November
15, 2005. 70 pages, soft
cover. 9.5″ x 13″. Good
quality photographs
and detailed descriptions
of this Remington
icon’s collection.


MOLDS FOR REMINGTON
PERCUSSION
REVOLVERS
AND REVOLVING
RIFLES, by Drury
Williford, Sr. Published
by The Overlooked
Cartridge Co., Fairmont,
WV in 1991. 30 pages,
soft cover. 8.5″ x 11″.
Well written study of all
Remington bullet
molds. Full sized line
drawings.


METALLIC
CARTRIDGE
CONVERSIONS,
THE HISTORY OF
THE GUNS AND
MODERN REPRODUCTIONS,
Dennis Adler, R. L.
Wilson & Tom
Selleck. Published
by Krause Publications,
Iola, WI in 2003. 208 pages, hard cover. 11″ x 8.5″,
landscape orientation. Numerous high quality color photographs
by the author.


THE MOSIN-NAGANT
RIFLE, by
Terence W. Lapin.
Published by North
Cape Publications, Inc.,
Tustin, CA in 1998. 220
pages, soft cover. 5.5″
x 8.5″. Numerous black
& white photographs
and excellent illustrations.
Includes the
story of Remington
production of this
Russian issue rifle.


THE MILITARY
REMINGTON
ROLLING BLOCK
RIFLE, by George
Layman. Published
by Pioneer Press,
Union City, TN in
1999. Revised 4th
Edition. 148 pages.
11″ x 8.5″ landscape
format. Numerous
good and poor photographs. However, this book represents
the best published work on military rolling blocks.


A NEW CHAPTER IN
AN OLD STORY.
Published by Rem-UMC,
New Yor, NY in 1912. 60
pages and black & white
photographs. 7″ x 10″.
Vintage story (somewhat
fictionalized) of the
history of both Remington
and Union Metallic
Cartridge Company.
However, a must-have for
the Remington collector.


THE MODEL1903
SPRINGFIELD RIFLE,
by Joe Poyer. Published
by North Cape Publications,
Inc., Tustin, CA in
2001. 466 pages, soft
cover. 5.5″ x 8.5″.
Numerous black & white
photographs and
excellent illustrations. A
handy reference, with
some historical data and
much descriptive detail;
know what’s “correct”
about your rifle.


OLD GUNSIGHTS – A
COLLECTORS GUIDE,
1850 – 1965 by Nick
Stroebel. Published by
Krause Publications,
Iola, WI in 1998. 8.5″ x
11″ – softcover. 320
pages – profusely
illustrated with black &
white drawings and
murky photographs. This
book has a full chapter
on Remington gun
sights.


PARKER –
AMERICA’S FINEST
SHOTGUN, by Peter
H. Johnson. Published
by Bonanza Books,
New York in 1961. 260
pages. 5″ x 8″. An
early, but comprehensive
history of a
company acquired by
Remington in 1934.


PETERS & KING, by
Thomas D. Schiffer. Krause
Publications, Iola, WI in
2002. The story of the
Peters Cartridge Co. The
Remington Arms Co.
purchased the Peters
Cartridge Co. in 1934 and
operated it as the Peters
Division until July 13, 1944.
A well-researched book
with excellent color and
black & white photographs.


THE PARKER
STORY,
by Louis Parker III,
Charles Price,
William Mullins,
Roy Gunther and
Daniel Cote. Two
volumes. 9″ x 12″.
An epic work, never
to be equalled.
Magnificent color
and black & white
photographs and
illustrations.


REMINGTON
KNIVES, PAST &
PRESENT, by
Ron Stewart &
Roy Ritchie.
Collector Books,
Paducah, KY in
2005. An identification
and value
guide, in handy
paperback format.
[Not reviewed]


PARKER GUN,
IDENTIFICATION &
SERIALIZATION,
by Charles E. Price and S.
P. Fjestad. Published by
Blue Book Publishing,
Minneapolis, MN in 2002.
605 pages. 8.5″ x 11″. Brief,
illustrated model descriptions
and vast list of serial
numbers with information
“as shipped from the
factory.”


THE REMINGTON 700: A
HISTORY AND USERS
MANUAL, by John Lacy.
Published by Taylor
Publishing Co., Dallas, TX
in 1989. 208 pages,
hardbound. 8.5″ x 11″.
Profusely illustrated by
excellent photographs. A
standard reference on
Remington’s 20th Century
bolt action, high power
rifles.


PARKER GUNS –
THE OLD
RELIABLE,
2nd Edition, by Ed
Muderlak. Published
by Safari Press, Long
Beach, CA in 1997.
270 pages. 8.5″ x 11″.
Excellent reference
source with clear
black & white and
color photographs.


REMINGTON,
AMERICA’S OLDEST
GUNMAKER,
by Roy Marcot.
Published by
Primedia, Peoria, IL in
1998. 324 pages. 11″ x
8.5″ landscape format.
The most up-to-date
and complete history
of the Remington
companies and their products. Researched and written from
primary source documents direct from the Remington Archives
in Ilion, New York. Very well illustrated in full color.
[Available through the Remington Society.]


REMINGTON ARMS
& HISTORY, and
REMINGTON ARMS
& HISTORY
VOLUME TWO, 1935
– 1989, by Bill West.
Self published in
several editions, 1972/
1988 and 1988. First
book is 6″ x 9″, hard
cover. Numerous black
& white photographs
and illustrations. A
quick reference for
descriptions and
markings.


REMINGTON
DOUBLE
SHOTGUNS, by
Charles Semmer. Self
published in 1996.
289 pages, hard
bound. 9″ x 12″.
Absolutely fabulous
black & white
photographs by the
author. The definitive
study on these
Remington shotguns.


REMINGTON ARMS IN
AMERICAN HISTORY,
by Alden Hatch. Published
by Remington
Arms Co.,Inc, Ilion, NY in
1956. 357 pages,
hardbound. 6.5″ x 9.5″.
Far too few black & white
photographs. Facts
unsubstantiated by
footnotes of any type.
However, this was the
first comprehensive
history of the company,
but now outdated by
better research.


REMINGTON
FIREARMS: THE
GOLDEN AGE OF
COLLECTING, by
Robert W. D. Ball.
Published by
Krause Publications,
Iola, WI in
1995. 193 pages.
8.5″ x 11″. A picture
book full of poor
photography that
adds little to
Remington lore.


REMINGTON AUTOLOADING
& PUMP-ACTION
RIFLES, by Eugene
Myszkowski. Published by
Excaliber Publications,
Tucson, AZ in 2002. 131
pages. 6″ x 9″. The only
published history of the
centerfire Models 760, 740,
742, 7400 & 7600 rifles.
Unfortunately, printed on
poor quality paper with
photographs which are too
small..


REMINGTON
HANDGUNS, By
Charles Lee Karr, Jr. &
Carrol Robbins Karr.
Published by Bonanza
Books, New York in
1947/1951/1960/1988.
152 pages, hardbound.
6″ x 9″. Numerous poor
photographs. An early,
brief descriptive work.
However, considered
by many to be a classic
work.


REMINGTON BULLET
KNIVES, by Mel Brewster.
Published by Collector
Knives Press, Tacoma, WA
in 1991. 108 pages,
hardbound. 7″ x 10″.
Numerous black & white
photographs of vintage
(1921 to 1941) and contemporary
(1982 to present)
Bullet knives.


THE REMINGTON
HISTORICAL TREASURY
OF AMERICAN GUNS, by
Harold L. Peterson. Published
by Grossett &
Dunlap, New York in 1966.
156 pages, in both
hardbound and soft cover
editions. 5″ x 8″. A slim
paperback with a brief story
to tell.


REMINGTON LARGEBORE
CONVERSION
REVOLVERS, by Roger
Phillips. Published by Roger
Phillips, Canada in 2005. 127
pages, hardbound. 7″ x 10″.
Limited to 250 editions.
Numerous, somewhat poor
black & white photographs.
Exhaustive and detailed
study of these cartridge
revolvers, for which there are
few remaining historical
records.


REMINGTON
TIPS, by E. Dixon
Larson. Published
by Pioneer Press,
Nashville, TN in
1975. 99 pages,
softcover. 8.5″ x
11″. Numerous
poor black & white
photographs.
Unreliable
information.


THE REMINGTON-LEE
RIFLE, Eugene
Myszkowski. Published
by Excaliber Publications,
Latham, NY in
1994. 101 pages, soft
cover. 8.5″ x 11″. A
detailed, authoritative
study of this important
Remington product, but
not a glossy publication.
Disappointing quality of
the numerous black &
white photographs.


REMINGTON VEST
POCKET PISTOLS, by
Robert E. Hatfield.
Published by Andrew
Mowbray Inc., Lincoln, RI
in 2002. 117 pages,
hardbound. 7″ x 10″.
Profusely illustrated. A
detailed study, based
upon numerous examples,
of a pistol for which there
is little known historical
documentation.


REMINGTON ROLLING
BLOCK FIREARMS, by
Konrad F. Schreier, Jr.
Published by Pioneer Press,
Union City, TN in 1977. 61
pages, soft cover. 8.5″ x 11″.
The only book on rolling
blocks prior to George
Layman’s book. A thin
paperback which repeats
other information – and
misinformation – with
mediocre illustrations.


THE RIFLE IN
AMERICA, by Philip B
Sharpe. Published by
William Morrow &. Co.,
New York in 1938 (with
subsequent reprint
editions). 639 pages. 8.5″
x 11″. A good, early
synopsis of Remington
products, especially
those of the early 1900s.


REMINGTON
ROLLING BLOCK
PISTOLS, by Jerry
Landskron. Published
by Rolling Block
Press, Buena Park, CA
in 1980. 296 pages,
hard cover. 8.5″ x 11″.
Excellent photographs
and numerous
illustrations. An
exhaustive study of
these unique pistols –
not to be duplicated.


RIFLES OF THE U.S.
ARMY – 1861-1906, by
John McAulay. Published
Andrew Mowbray
Publishers in 2003. 280
pages, hardbound, with
numerous black & white
photographs. 8.5″ x 11″.
Contains good information
on several Remington
rolling block and
Remington-Lee military
rifles.


THE ROAD TO
YESTERDAY, by Dick
Baldwin. Subtitled “A
Collection of Old
Trapshooting Stories.”
Published by Middle River
Cowboys Press, Danbury,
CT in 2005. 215 pages. 8.5″
11″. High quality black &
white vintage photographs
from the early days of trap
shooting in America.
Fascinating reading.


U.S. CARTRIDGES
AND THEIR HANDGUNS,
1795-1975,
Charles R. Suydam.
Published by Beinfeld
Publishing Co., North
Hollywood, CA in,
1977. 329 pages. 6″ x
9″. Numerous poor
quality black & white
photographs.


SINGLE SHOT RIFLES –
VOL I, II, III, IV, by James J.
Grant. Published variously by
Gun Room Press, Pioneer
Press and Wolfe Pub. Co.,
1982 – 1992. Each hardbound
book contains numerous
black & white photographs. A
highly recommended series of
books which discuss and
illustrate numerous Remington
single-shot, sporting rifles
– both common and unique.


U.S. MILITARY
SMALL ARMS 1816-
1865, by Robert M.
Reilly. Published by
The Eagle Press in
1970. 275 pages, hard
cover. 8.5″ x 12″.
Illustrated with
fantastic fine line
drawings, this authoritative
study includes
the history and
characteristics of
Remington percussion
military small arms
(musket conversions, rifles and handguns) as well as
the “split breech” carbine.


SINGLE SHOT RIFLES
AND ACTIONS, by Frank
deHaas. Published by DBI
Books, Inc., Northfield, IL in
1969. 340 pages. 8.5″ x 11″
softcover. Poor photographs,
but excellent
illustrations of all rifle
makes, including many early
Remingtons. Excellent
information and gunsmithing
tips.


U.S. NAVAL
HANDGUNS
1808-1911, by
Fredrick Winter.
Lincoln, RI:
Published by
Andrew
Mowbray, Inc.,
1990. 127 pages,
hardcover. 8.5″ x
11″ landscape format. Numerous (poor) black & white
photographs.


A STUDY OF REMINGTON’S
SMOOT PATENT &
NUMBER FOUR
REVOLVERS, Harry J. Parker,
Ora Lee Parker & Joan S.
Reisch. By Armslore Press,
Santa Ana, CA in 2003. 120
pages, softcover and
hardbound editions. 6″ x 9″.
Numerous black & white and
sold full color photographs of
excellent resolution. A thorough
study, well illustrated, of
this important E. Remington &
Son’s product.


THE WILLIAM
LOCKE
COLLECTION,
auction catalog
(descriptions by
Frank Sellers). The
Antique Armory
Inc., East Point, GA
in 1973. 542 pages,
hardbound. 8.5″ x
11″. Contains
excellent photographs
and descriptions
of some fine
Remingtons.