NC Sports Annotated Topical Bibliography

Beard, Ross E. Jr. Carbine: The story of David Marshall Williams.
The story of a genius in gun making who holds 52 patents and whose weapons the Carbine War used in World War II. A true genius who lead a troubled life including stints in jail provides a reminiscences about his life. A must read for gun and hunting enthusiasts. Carbine is a legend to North Carolina history. Lexington, S.C.: The Sandpaper Store, Inc., 1977. LOC: 76-20847

Bivens, John Jr. Long Rifles of North Carolina.
This classic work provides a synthesis and overview to the gunsmithing craft in North Carolina in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. A contribution which stands alone in it's efforts. It is a directory, a commentary, and a classic firearms sports book. York, Penn.: Trimmery Printing, Inc. LOC: 68-19703

Conoley, W. N. Waterfowl Heritage: North Carolina decoys and gunning lore.
A superb history of the Albemarle and Pamlico section. A must read for any hunting enthusiast. Wendell, N.C.: Webfoot, 1982. ISBN 0-9610358-1-1

Kephart, Horace. Sporting Firearms.
Users guide to rifles and shotguns as tools of sport. The author is a Bryson, N.C. native. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1933.

Reichenbach, William. Automatic Pistol Marksmanship.
Example of the excellent series of books published by the Samworth Co. of North Carolina. Chapters devoted to the automatic, revolver and the .45. Onslow Co., N.C.: Samworth, 1937.

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