Tommy Gun Catalog Auction

Lot 059 – WW2 British Thompson Home Guard Manual Grouping (4)

Winning Bid: $100.00

WW2 British Thompson (and other weapon’s) Home Guard Manuals (4) in good used condition.

Estimate – $150.00 – $200.00

Item condition: Used


(4) WW2 printed British Home Guard Manuals, all private printing manuals covering various weapons. The early Home Guard were called LDV – Local \defense Volunteers and they turned into the Home Guard in the early 1940’s.

The 4 manuals in this LOT are as follows:

Small Arms Manual By J.A. Barlow dated 1940 – the first printing of this manual with the red ink cover all others (many re-prints up to 1965) had black ink covers, 222 pages with a number of advertisements in the first few front and last few pages, measuring 4 inches by 5.5 inches approximately. In good used condition showing wear and minor soiling from use.

Know Your Weapons No. 1  Tommy Gun and Bayonet by Nicholson And Watson, with 48 pages measuring             5 inches by 7 inches approximately,  dated 1941 in good used condition showing some wear and soiling from use.

Home Guard Handbook (11th Revised Edition) by John Brophy covering weapons as well as battle tactics, second printing dated 1940. Measures 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches approximately, in very good used condition showing minor wear and soiling from use.

Manual of Modern Automatic Guns by Bernard’s Publishers Ltd as mentioned on the cover – Specifically Prepared for Home Guard & Service Use, un-dated in good used condition showing minor wear and soiling from use, measures 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches approximately. Made in a “notebook Style” with the pages being lift up not turned to the sides, covers and pages are all a thick cardstock type paper.


Total Bids Placed:

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Highest bidder was: Caribraddoc

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Caribraddoc June 18, 2022 1:25 am $100.00
Auction started June 11, 2022 12:00 pm

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