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MS 422 - Ballistics Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: MS 422 - Ballistics Research CollectionAdd to your cart.

Primary Creator: Gunn, Dr. Richard "Dick"

Extent: 6.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

The Ballistics Research Collection (No. 422) is arranged into seven series by intellectual subject, as follows:

Series Descriptions

Series 1. Articles, 1931-2008, .4 ft (Box 1)

Papers written and published in firearms related publications by various authors.

Series 2. Booklets, 1993-1996, .1 ft (Box 1)

Small informational publications.

Series 3. Books, 1809-1992, 2 ft (Box 1 – 5)

Large informational publications related to ballistics research and history.

Series 4. Correspondence, Undated, .1 ft (Box 6)

Correspondence between various authors.

Series 5. Diagrams, Undated, .2 ft (Box 6)

Illustrations of various ballistic designs, and their statistical outcome.

Series 6. Photographs, Undated, .1 ft (Box 6)

Photographs.

Series 7. Reports, 1967-1991, .3 ft (Box 6)

Discrete documents produced for internal ballistics testing and development.

Date Acquired: 03/04/2009

Languages: English, French, German

Abstract

The collection of Dr. Richard F. “Dick” Gunn consists of primarily photocopies of books and articles related to firearm ballistics and the underlying scientific studies.

Collection Historical Note

Richard F. “Dick” Gunn (December 3, 1946 – October 6, 2007), born in Springfield, Massachusetts to Richard W. and Janet E. Gunn, lived in Stratford, Connecticut for most of his life.  He graduated from Bunnell High School in 1964, where he was a National Merit Finalist.  He then attended Union College, and earned his Bachelor's degree from Maharishi University of Management.  He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and active duty on the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard during the Vietnam war.  He married Marguerite P. Duffy on December 28, 1974.  He graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 1980 and was a practicing chiropractor in Stratford for 26 years.  He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and the Legislative Officer for the Bridgeport Rifle Club, which was co-founded by his great-grandfather.

Administrative Information

Repository: McCracken Research Library

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Acquisition Source: Gift from Dick Trenk in memory of Dr. Richard “Dick” Gunn

Preferred Citation: Ballistics Research Collection, MS 422, Harold McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Articles],
[Series 2: Booklets],
[Series 3: Books],
[Series 4: Correspondence],
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Series 1: ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: .38-45 Auto Pistol.  Wildcat Cartridges.  September-October 1988.  By Ken Waters.  2 copiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: 9mm Luger (9x19) Lead Bullets.  Handloader. September-October 1988.  p. 22-23.  Unknown Author.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Barrel Leading: Causes and Cures.  Handloader.  July-August 1987.  p. 31-33, 45-48.  By C.E. Harris.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Black Powder Cartridge Shooting – Editorial Galley.  American Single Shot Rifle News.  June 17, 1989.  By Richard F. “Dick” Gunn.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Black Powder Fouling.  American Single Shot Rifle News.  Vol. 51, No. 6.  November-December 1997.  p. 8-9.  By Richard F. “Dick” Gunn.  2 bound published copies, 4 loose published copies, 1 draft copy.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bullet Design for Black Powder Cartridge Rifles.  Precision Shooting Annual 1997.  p. 453-508.  By Richard F. “Dick” Gunn.  2 photocopies of published article, 3 different typed drafts.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bullet Design for Black Powder Cartridge Rifles, Part 2.  By Richard F. “Dick” Gunn.  1 typed draft.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Gunn-Danielson Experimental Boattail.  University of Iowa Website.  26 June 2008.  <http://www.public.iastate.edu/~codi/PPB/GDBsaga.htm>.  Unknown Author.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Heavy Metal For the .223: Bullets weighing more than 60grs. give more wind-bucking capability and better long-range accuracy for both hunter and target shooter.  American Rifleman.  Vol. 136, No. 4.  April 1988.  P. 26-29, 76-77.  By. Joseph B. Roberts, Jr.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Making The M1 Sight.  American Rifleman.  Vol. 136, No. 4.  April 1988.  p. 30-31, 78-80.  By. Buddy R. Salyer.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Maximum Useful Chamber Pressures for Typical Lead Alloys.  American Rifleman (?).  July-August 1987.  P. 33.  Unknown Author.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: On Air Resistance of Projectiles.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  Vol. 17, No. ?.  p. 532-577.  1931.  By Paul S. Epstein.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: “Editorial”, “Lyman’s Blackpowder Gold Bullet Lube”, “NEI Goes the Extra Step”.  Shooting Times.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Yaw, Drag, and Twist.  By Richard F. “Dick” Gunn.  July 26, 1998.  Draft.Add to your cart.
Series 2: BookletsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Army Research Laboratory Ballistics Research.  November 10, 1993.  (Photocopy)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Pete de Coux Auction House Catalog for James C. Tillinghast Collection.  November 9, 1996.Add to your cart.
Series 3: BooksAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Dunn, Tony.  A Catalog of the .22 Boxes of the World.  Self Published, White Pigeon, Michigan.  1992.  (Includes a copy of .22 Box, The.  Association for the Study and Research of .22 Caliber Rimfire Cartridges.  Vol. 7, No. 1.  January 1992.)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Duncan, Louis D. and Bernard F. Engebos.  A Six-Degree of Freedom Digital Computer Program for Trajectory Simulation.  Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.  1967.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Hamilton, Douglas T.  Cartridge Manufacture.  New York, Industrial Press.  1916.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hayes, Thomas J. (Major General).  Elements of Ordnance: A Textbook for Use of Cadets of the United States Military Academy.  New York, John Wiley & Sons.  Undated.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hayes, Thomas J. (Lieutenant Colonel).  Elements of Ordnance: A Textbook for Use of Cadets of the United States Military Academy.  New York, John Wiley & Sons.  1938.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Engineering Fluid Mechanics – Compressible Flow.  P. 366-367.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Cummings, Charles Sumner, 2nd.  Everyday Ballistics.  New York, Stackpole & Heck, Inc.  Undated.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Alger, Philip R.  Exterior Ballistics.  Baltimore, Lord Baltimore Press.  1906.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Herrmann, Ernest E.  Exterior Ballistics.  Annapolis, U.S. Naval Institute.  1935.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Ordnance Department: U.S. Army.  Exterior Ballistic Tables Based on Numerical Integration, Vol. 1.  Washington, Government Printing Office.  1924.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Binder, Raymond C.  Fluid Mechanics.  4th Edition.  Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey; Prentice Hall.  Undated.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Von Karman, Theodore.  From Low-Speed Aerodynamics to Astronautics.  New York, Pergamon Press.  1963.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Summerfield, Martin.  Gun Propulsion Technology.  Vol. 109, Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics.  Washington, D.C.; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.  1988.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Cranz, C.  Handbook of Ballistics: Vol. 1, Exterior Ballistics.  London, Majesty’s Stationery Office.  1921.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Eshbach, Ovid W.  Handbook of Engineering Fundamentals.  New York; John Wiley & Sons.  2nd Edition.  Undated.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Nennstiel, Ruprecht.  How do Bullets Fly?  Print from website.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Lowry, Edward D.  Interior Ballistics: How a gun converts chemical energy into projectile motion.  New York; Doubleday & Company.  1968.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Krier, Herman.  Interior Ballistics of Guns.  New York; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  Vol. 66, Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics.  1979.Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Cranz, C.  Lehrbuch Der Ballistik.  Berlin; Verlag Von Julius Springer.  1925.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bliss, Gilbert Ames.  Mathematics for Exterior Ballistics.  New York; John Wiley and Sons.  1944.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Dagens, Bruno.  Mayamata: An Indian Treatise on Housing, Architecture, and Iconography.  New Delhi; Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Scientific Research.  1985.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Popoff, M. Kyrille.  Memorial des Sciences Mathematiques: Le Mouvement d’un projectile autour de son centre de gravite.  Paris, Imprimerie Gauthier-Villars.  1951.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Burrard, Gerald.  Notes on Sporting Rifles.  4th Edition.  London: Edward Arnold & Co.  1953.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hutton, Charles; George Shaw, and Richard Pearson.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: Vol. 15, from 1781 to 1785.  Longon, Blackfriars.  1809.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Mordecai, Alfred.  Report of Experiments on Gunpowder Made At Washington Arsenal in 1843 and 1844.  Washington, Gideon.  1845.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Lewis, Berkeley R.  Small Arms Ammunition at the International Exposition: Philadelphia, 1876.  Washington; Smithsonian Institution Press.  1972.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Textbook of Small Arms, 1904.  London; His Majesties Stationery Office.  1904.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Mackinlay, Captain G.  Text Book of Gunnery.  London; Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.  1883.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Corner, J.  Theory of the Interior Ballistics of Guns.  New York; John Wiley & Sons.  1950.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Legal Size - Bearse, Ray.  Centerfire American Rifle Cartridges.  London; Thomas Yoseloff.  1966.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Legal Size - Chevallier, Arnold Louis.  A Treatise on the True Dynamic Flight of Projectiles.  London; Syndicate Publishing Co.  1924.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Series 4: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Gunn, Snover, NEI, LymanAdd to your cart.
Series 5: DiagramsAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Drag Coefficient vs. MachsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Gunn 349-C Mark II .45 CaliberAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Gunn/ Trenk/ Pendersoli – Adjustable Perfection Mould in .45 CaliberAdd to your cart.
Series 6: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bullet PicturesAdd to your cart.
Series 7: ReportsAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 6: McCoy, Robert L.  BRL Effect of Wind on Flat Fire Trajectories.  Aberdeen Proving Ground; USA Ballistic Research Laboratories.  August 1976.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sturtevant, Foster E.  Calculations for Chamber Wall Thickness.  March 23, 1967.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Anderson, Ronald D. and Robert M. May.  IBGRAF – Display of Znovaktc Interior Ballistic Computations.  Aberdeen Proving Ground; USA Ballistic Research Laboratory.  August 1991.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Sturtevant, Foster E.  Slide & Barrel Recoil Movement vs. Cartridge Energy.  Hartford; Colt’s Inc.  March 30, 1967.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Standard Overload Cartridges, .38 Special and High Pressure Land Loads.  (Photocopy).Add to your cart.

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