Winnipeg, MN: Wood Valance Limited, c. 1916. Paperback. Title continues "Catalogue No. 17A | Illustrating Complete Lines of | ammunition, guns, pistols, rifles and revolvers | shooting clothing and gun cases | basket ball and boxing goods | hockey sticks, skates | sleds, toboggans | curling stones | snow shoes | skis, etc. Cover title "Sporting Goods : Fall and Winter Catalogue No. 17A". Side stapled printed card covers, 4to (12-3/8 inches tall), pp. [iv], 1-100, illustrated throughout. Volume spine with stains and a bump to head, light edge wear to covers, modest toning, else unmarked throughout. Very Good. Item #3105
Date of c. 1916 from bound-in dealer discount insert which states "... owing to the war in Europe, which causes us in many cases to seek other sources of supply, and on account of changes in the Customs Tariff - War Taxes - Heavy Marine Insurance...[etc.]", the truth of which seems to be reflected in having 85 out of the first 100 pages dedicated to firearms, firearms parts and ammunition, with just the last 15 pages focused on other forms of recreation. A nice compilation catalogue of wartime firearm suppliers including Colt, Remington, Smith & Wesson, Savage, Winchester, etc.
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