James Wesley, Rawles
c/o Elk Creek Company
P.O. Box 303
Moyie Springs, Idaho 83845-0303
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I sell: Books on a wide range of survival and preparedness topics, hard-to-find full capacity magazines, military and civilian field gear, and pre-1899 (Federally exempt "Antique") guns chambered for modern cartridges. I've been selling via mail order to satisfied customers since 1981. I have a 100% positive eBay rating with 490+ positive feedbacks since 1998. (My eBay ID is "rawles")
I can provide JPEG photos of any of the high dollar value items listed upon request, via e-mail. I pay the postage to locations in the original 48 States on any order (except very heavy items like ammunition or bullion) on any order of $50 or more!
Special note on our mail forwarding: We live at a remote ranch and we only get our mail once every two weeks. If you send payment via snail mail, please be patient. You can expect an up to three week delay before I get your payment, and another 5 to 10 day delay before I ship your order.
Before placing an order, please read the Payment Terms and Ordering Instructions section, near the bottom of this page.
I now allow 14 times face value for orders paid in pre-1965 US 90% silver coins. See details in the Payment Terms and Ordering Instructions section, near the bottom of this page.
I have the following items available for sale:
Books I've Authored:
Back in stock! My novel "Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse". The cover price is $14.99. I sell autographed copies for $11 + $3 postage. ($14 each, postage paid.) I also often sell autographed copies through Amazon Shops, and they accept credit cards. These autographed copies are shipped by our order fulfillment partner up in Montana. Like us, they are located in the hinterboonies, so they only get into town to make shipments two days of each week. Autographed copies are also available from Fred's M14 Stocks.
1: $24, Book Rate postage paid in the United States
2: $23 each, Book Rate postage paid in the United States
3 to 5: $22 each, Book Rate postage paid in the United States
6 to 10: $21 each, Book Rate postage paid in the United States
11 to 25: $20 each, Book Rate postage paid in the United States
Full cases of 26 copies $390.00 (just $15.00 each), Book Rate postage paid in the United States
Overseas orders: Add $9 for the first copy and $3 for each additional copy, for Global Priority Mail postage (where available.)
You can also order un-autographed copies for $19.54 + postage by ordering directly from the publisher, XLibris.
The new edition has larger print and is in a slightly larger format than the old edition. (The new edition measures 6"x9" The old edition measured 5-1/4" x 8-3/8".) The page count of the new edition is also slightly higher. (It is 384 pages versus 342 pages in the old edition.) If you are curious about the content difference between the two editions: The two new bonus chapters are an introduction to the Keane Brothers.
The ISBNs for the new trade paperback edition are:
ISBN 13: 978-1-425734-07-7
ISBN 10: 1-4257-3407-3 (To explain: The new ISBN system uses 13 digits, but the old 10 digit numbers can still be used during the transition period.)
Are you a book dealer, or do you know of one that might want to stock
my novel? Case lots (of 26 copies per case) of unautographed copies
are available directly from the publisher, with substantial dealer and wholesaler
discounts. (The discount is based on the quantity ordered.):
Telephone: 1.888.795.4274 x.479
Snail Mail: Xlibris Corporation; International Plaza II; Suite 340; Philadelphia, PA 19113
"Rawles on Retreats and Relocation"--my non-fiction book, recently released by Cafe Press. In it, I discuss the whys, wheres, and hows on buying, building, and stocking a survival retreat. Covers a wide variety of topics in great detail. For example, I compare and rank 19 western states in factors such as population density, climate, taxes, gun laws, schools, land /home prices, tribal reservation boundaries, agriculture, economy, insurance costs, crime rates, potential WWIII and terrorist targets, et cetera. I make detailed recommendations on retreat locales within those states. It also includes detailed profiles of 20 survivalist families who "live the life"--with specifics on their locales, their logistics, their firearms batteries, et cetera. This 225 page self-published soft cover is a "must" for every survivalist's bookshelf. "Rawles on Retreats and Relocation" is available directly from the publisher, Cafe Press. With quantity production, I've recently reduced the price to $28, plus postage. I also have a few autographed copies available, for $30 each, Book Rate postage paid to U.S. and APO/FPO addresses. These autographed copies are shipped by our order fulfillment partner in Montana.
"SurvivalBlog - The Best of the Blog, Volume 1." A 295 page compendium of the first six months of SurvivalBlog posts, organized by subject area. Fully indexed. Available as a print-on-demand book from Cafe Press. I also have a few autographed copies available for $30 each, Book Rate postage paid to U.S. and APO/FPO addresses.
"Pulling Through." A 113 page "spec" screenplay, loosely based on my novel "Patriots". Available for free download.
Books by Other Authors: (Most are used,
in very good+ to excellent condition, except as otherwise noted.)
The Encyclopedia of Country Living by the late Carla Emery. The Memsahib's #1 recommended book! Ninth edition, updated with URLs. ISBN 157061377X. Soft cover. 881 pages. This book is our best selling non-fiction title. It is a "must" for every well-prepared family! (I recommend that you buy at least two, because odds are that you will lend yours out, never to return!) We have sold so many that we now buy them by the case, directly from the publisher. Brand new condition. Now just three copies left, $27 each. Free postage on any order over $50!
Hunting Wild Life With Camera and Flashlight. By George Shiras III. Rare two volume hardback books published by the National Geographic Society, about pioneer flash photography of wildlife. Fascinating reading. Great pictures! Very good condition. Second edition (1936). Two volumes, EACH of about 450 pages! REDUCED to $22 for the pair.
Living and Working in Switzerland, by David Hampshire. 7th edition. Used soft cover. Overall very good condition, with a slightly creased cover. 273 pages. ISBN 1-901130-16-9. REDUCED TO: $8 PENDING SALE
Ballistic Science for the Law Enforcement Officer by Charles G. Wilbur, Ph.D. Hard cover. No dust jacket. Used, very good+ condition, ex-library. A scarce book! ISBN 0-308-03579-2. 1977 edition. 305 pages. REDUCED TO: $4 PENDING SALE
America's Last Call by David R. Wilkerson. ISBN 0966317211. soft cover.1998. 141 pages. REDUCED TO: $2 PENDING SALE
Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster, by Mike Davis, 466 pages. Hardback, with dust jacket. Used, Very Good+. $5
The Year 2000 Software Crisis: The Continuing Challenge, by Ian Hayes and William Ulrich. Paperback, 440 pages. Used, good condition. $3
Mad Cow, U.S.A., by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber. 238 pages. Hardback, with dust jacket. Used, Very Good+. $4 PENDING SALE
Coming Soon: "SurvivalBlog - The Best of the Blog, Volume 2." A 250+ page compendium of later entries from SurvivalBlog, organized by subject area. Fully indexed.
Coming Soon: "Rawles on Guns and Tools for Survival" An exact publication date has not yet been set. Check at www.SurvivalBlog.com starting in March, 2008 for book ordering details.
Antique (Pre-1899 --"No FFL") Guns:
Note: I often have people ask me about the significance of pre-1899 guns, and why I place such an emphasis on them. I explain this in my Pre-1899 FAQ, available free at: http://www.rawles.to/FAQ_index.html. Pre-1899 guns are the last bastion of private gun ownership! No FFL is required to order any of the following listed antique guns. You must be 18 years old to order rifles and 21 years old to order handguns. Consult your State and local laws before ordering. Have any antique checked by a qualified gunsmith before shooting. Shoot only loads that are appropriate for guns of this vintage.
Note: I am currently SOLD OUT of pre-1899 guns. I highly recommend The Pre-1899 Specialist (A SurvivalBlog advertiser.) They have a great inventory of Federally exempt shootable antique cartridge guns.
Original USGI M14 magazines, used, very good condition. One has had a "counter" hole added. Six available. (#ZZ-014) $55 each.
HK91 (G3) Alloy Magazines, 20 round, original HK or Rheinmettal Bundeswehr contract made. These also fit clones such as PTR-91s, SAR-3s, and SAR-8s. All of these have already been laboriously hand-picked for condition out of big pallet boxes at an importer's warehouse. Like-new condition. You will receive a random pick from my box of about 110 of these minty magazines. (#UBR-091) $12 each
Scarce Bulgarian 30 round .223 AK Black Waffle (heavy duty
polymer) magazines. Six available. (PC-346) $60 each
Bulgarian 5 round .223 AK magazines. Only one left. (ZZ-347) $12
New M16 (AR-15) USGI contract 30 round magazines, made by Center Industries Corp. Recent issue with no ban restriction markings and light green followers. Unmarked floorplates, but still in sealed Center Industries marked contract wrappers. 24 available. $40 each
Used M16 (AR-15) USGI contract 30 round. magazines, made by Adventureline, Center Industries, DSI, or OKAY Industries. Used, good to very good condition. (Show considerable finish wear, but are quite serviceable. A couple of them have had parachute cord pullers added.).All are post-1994 production, Only 8 left. Just $15 each
Used Original Colt M16 (AR-15) USGI contract 20 round magazines. Used, good to very good+ condition. (Show some wear, but are quite serviceable. All of these are pre-1994 production, with alloy followers. Now just 7 left. (#ERZ-223) $42 each
Used Original Colt M16 (AR-15) 9mm 20 round magazines. This is the scarce capacity--much rharder to find that the Colt 32 rounders! Used, good to very good+ condition. (Show some wear, but are quite serviceable.) All of these are pre-1994 production, with alloy followers. Now just 5 left. (#BB-209) $165 each
AK-47 7.62x39 40 round "Clear Smoke" polymer magazine New, Bulgarian. 2 available (#ZEN-362) $20 each
Sure Fire brand Saiga 308 25 Round Polymer Magazine (US Made) (#BI-025) ) 15 available $110 each
Original Para Ordnance 13 round .45 ACP magazines, brand
new, early production original "Made in Canada" ParaOrd factory magazines!
Original Para Ordnance 13 round .45 ACP magazines, used but very nice condition, early production original "Made in Canada" ParaOrd factory magazines! 4 available. (#LP-048) $175 each
Original Uzi IMI (Israeli Military Industries plant) 32 round 9mm SMG magazines. These were made for a West German Bundeswehr contract in the early 1980s. These magazines also fit semi-auto Uzis and can be modified by a gunsmith to fit 9mm Colt AR-15s and several other 9mm carbines such as the Feather AT-9. Most are "Brand new in ordnance wrapper" condition. (A few have no wrappers, but are new.) 40 available. (#EPAL-032) $18 each
Very Rare Original S&W factory M59/659/5906 9mm pistol 20 round magazines. (Original S&W subcontractor made, with S&W factory logo!) ) 12 available. (#PBLR-659) $55 each
Extremely Rare ORIGINAL Colt 20 round Model
Super magazine, blued, used, very good+ condition. Less than 3,000
of these extended magazines were made by Colt (complete
with correct Rampant Stallion stamped on the floorplate), in 1971, for a
of these magazines remained in the States.
Just one available. (#74-1991) $280
Original Glock 33 Round magazines. These fit all Glock 9mms (Model 17, 18, 19, 26, & 34.) chambered in 9mm Parabellum only. These desirable original Glock of Austria "Glockamole" magazines are factory original, and the latest drop-free style magazines with "SF"-compatible fron mag catch notch . Recent production, without any ban/sales restriction markings. 16 available.(#GLZ-033) $44 each
Glock 20-SF 10mm 15 round recent production Drop Free Factory magazines brand new condition. 20 available $75 each (PR)
Original Glock 22 (or 23) 15 round .40 S&W magazines, brand new Glock of Austria production. 10 available. (#EC-022) $75 each
Glock 19 9mm 15 round Early Non-Drop Free ("U-notch") Factory magazines Exc to new condition. Pre-1994 production (New York legal!) 9 available $40 each
34 rd. Sterling SMG magazines w/rollers, scallop back, original, used condition.
Just three available. $40 each.
Used Original USGI M3 "Greasegun" SMG 30 round magazines. Used, good to good+ condition. (Show minor wear and some small surface rust spots, but are quite serviceable.) All of these are pre-1994 production.. Just 3 available. (#EE-358) $25 each
Betretta M92 /M9 15 rd, mags, new in USGI wrapper, 2006 production with NO restriction markings! Airtronic Services, Inc, NSN# 1005-01-204-4376. CAGE code 1C5Q6. 20 available. (#EE-846) $45 each
Scarce Original CZ75/CZ85 9mm 20 round magazines, blued. New condition. Two available. (#AR-475) $175 each
Scarce origiinal Berrtta BM59/BM62 magazines, 20rd., like new. Correctly marked "PB". Only 5 available. $225 each.(CZL)
Original Belgian Army (FN made!) post-WWII M1 Carbine 30 round magazines marked "AYP". New, unisuued, but some have small rust spots from extended storage.18 available. #(PZI-030) $40 each
Auto Ordnance Thompson 50 rd drum $300
Scarce Auto Ordnance Thompson 100 rd. Drum Mag. $525
M14 & M1A Magazine 20 rd USGI CMI, new, 10 available. $25 each
Saiga .223 Tickbite 30 round magazines $30 ea.
Mini-30 Tickbite 30 round magazines $30 ea.
SKS Tickbite 30 round magazines $25 each
Ammo, Holsters, Pouches, Accessories, Et Cetera:
Valmet green leather sling, with keeper & button. Original Finnish Defense Force (FDF) issue. Early issue (extra long) which was also the late issue sling for Finn M39 rifles. Brand new, unissued condition. SOLD OUT
RARE Valmet green leather bayonet scabbard. (No bayonet, just the scabbard!) Original Finnish Defense Force (FDF) issue. Used, good to very good condition. Only two left. $40 each
Scarce Valmet M62 Armorer's manuals, in Finnish, but profusely illustrated. 137 Pages. Dated 1985. Original Finnish Defense Force (FDF) issue. New but slightly shop-worn condition. SOLD OUT
RARE 6.5 x 55 Swedish Mauser TRACER (white tip "sparljus") ammunition. Original Swedish arsenal production. 20 cartridges per box. Guaranteed sure fire, and at least 80% will trace. Part of the only small batch of this ammo that was imported into the U.S., back in the mid-1990s. It is very hard to find! Sorry, no tracer ammo sales to California, Baltimore (Maryland), or other localities where restricted. (Consult your state and local laws before ordering.) Just 9 boxes left. 20 cartridges per original Swedish Ordnance box. $20 per box.
.38 S&W Ammunition (not be confused with the .38 S&W Special cartridge), custom loaded with virgin Starline brass, EXTRA MILD, for use in antique S&W and Iver Johnson top break revolvers. 145 grain lead round nose. Two boxes left. Packed in MTM flip-top plastic 50 round ammo boxes. $18 per box. ALL PENDING SALE
Original USGI M40 NBC protective mask, excellent condition, size medium, with eye lens outserts, new sealed hood, and latest issue OD nylon carrier, manual, and a new (sealed ) filter canister. (#CLZ-040) Just $110, postage paid
Payment Terms and Ordering Instructions:
Except for ammunition orders, all prices quoted INCLUDE postage and Delivery Confirmation tracking to the original 48 States, if the order is $50 or more. (If less than $50, I can provide a postage quotation via e-mail.)
I do not accept credit cards, nor do I have an automated "shopping cart" system. This is mail order more or less the old-fashioned way. You send me your payment, and I then send you your merchandise.
Overseas orders: I don't ship overseas, except some books to Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Shipping & Mailing:
I ship most orders except guns or books via Priority Mail, with tracking label. Books are mailed via USPS Book Rate. Guns are normally shipped via UPS Ground service. Special note on our mail forwarding: We live at a remote ranch in "The Unnamed western state." Our mail is forwarded from Moyie Springs, Idaho once every two weeks. If you send payment via snail mail, please be patient. You can expect a two week delay before I get your payment.
The Legal Fine Print:
I do not ship high capacity magazines to States or localities with prohibitions, including:
No pistol or SMG magazines with a capacity over 10 rounds to Hawaii. (High capacity magazines that only fit rifles are allowed. (For example, since there are AR-15 pistols, AR-15 magazines are banned.)
No magazines with a capacity over 10 rounds to CA, DC, MA, and NY*, (*For NY, see State Penal Code 265.23 for details, including the no post-9/94 production high capacity mag restriction. I can ship 11+ round magazines that were made before 9/94 to New York.)
No magazines with a capacity over 12 rounds to Chicago, Illinois
No magazines with a capacity over 15 rounds to NJ; , South Bend, Indiana, or Aurora; Illinois
No magazines with a capacity over 20 rounds to MD, Wichita, Kansas, or the City & County of Denver Colorado
No rifle magazines with a capacity over 5 rounds to Canada--and then only via a US-ITAR licensed exporter. You must make the arrangements.
No pistol magazines with a capacity over 10 rounds to Canada--and then only via a US ITAR-licensed exporter. You must make the arrangements.
No centerfire magazines with a capacity over 7 rounds to New Zealand.* --and then only via a US ITAR-licensed exporter. You must make the arrangements.
No rimfire magazines with a capacity over 15 rounds to New Zealand.*--and then only via a US ITAR-licensed exporter. You must make the arrangements.
*Note on New Zealand: Magazine capacity is limited for those with “A” category licensing only. Those with “E:” category license can have centerfire or rimfire magazines for the “E” category weapons (military style semi automatic) that are unlimited in capacity.
Ammunition (of any type) cannot be shipped to any overseas destination, to the city of Sacramento, California; Marin, Napa, Ventura, and Yolo counties in California, Cook County, Illinois; Alaska, Hawaii, the Chicago Metro Area, New York City, New Jersey, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada , or to APO/FPO addresses.
Tracer ammunition cannot be shipped to California or to Baltimore, Maryland.
Consult your State and local laws before ordering! Even for pre-1899 antiques, buyers must be 21 for pistols/revolvers, and 18 for rifles/shotguns.
Inspection Period/Buyer's Remorse Policy: I provide
a 10 day "non firing" inspection period and a "no questions
asked" return policy on firearms only. I will provide a refund
if you are not completely satisfied. (Full refund on purchase price, but the
shipping.) Again, check your state and local laws before ordering! Book
orders are refundable only if there was a printing error or if the condition
of the book did not meet your satisfaction.
Forms of Payment by Mail:
I take payment via USPS money orders (payable to Jim Rawles), greenback cash, or "Forever" (Liberty Bell) postage stamps. (NO checks!)
Payment in silver:
I also accept pre-1965 mint date U.S. silver coinage (dimes, quarters, or half dollars) at the very generous rate of 14 times face value, or 16 times face value for silver dollars! (To pay in silver dimes, quarters, or half dollars, take the total for your order, and divide by 14. Hence, if your order totals $280, you would mail me just $20 face value in U.S. silver coins dated 1964 or earlier.)
If sending currency or stamps, be sure to wrap it in paper so that it cannot be seen through the envelope. If sending silver coinage, be sure to mail it in a sturdy, rattle-free box, insured! Send cash at your own risk.
We accept payments via AlertPay, GearPay, and PayPal. (I prefer AlertPay or GearPay because they don't share PayPal's anti-gun political agenda.) In my experience, AlertPay has a frustratingly labyrinthine account set-up procedure, but GearPay seems much quicker and easier to set up.
Our AlertPay address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our GearPay address is: email@example.com
Our PayPal address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
PayPal payments are accepted for payments on anything except guns and 11+ round capacity magazines. (Which PayPal does not allow.)
If paying via USPS money order, cash, or silver, use this address:
James Wesley, Rawles
c/o Elk River Company
P.O. Box 303
Moyie Springs, Idaho 83845-0303
All items are first come, first served. PLEASE e-mail me to confirm and hold stock before sending funds!
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My "Want" List:
I am an eager buyer of any of the following:
Original Valmet M76 .223 and .308 Magazines
Any of the following listed pre-1899 production cartridge
guns. (Note: I am NOT interested in buying any later
(legally modern) guns!
Colt New Service revolvers, first year of production (1898) only. (Serial # below 250)
Greener sidelock shotguns (Best grade: serial # below 5,311)
Greener boxlock shotguns (serial # below 47,130)
Early Lee-Metford or Lee-Enfield.303 Rifles and Carbines with receivers dated 1898 or earlier on the grip frame
Mauser M1896 "Broomhandle" pistols (serial # below 15,000)
M1893/M1895 Spanish Mauser Bolt Action carbines or short rifles dated 1898 or earlier on receiver ring.
M1894 Brazilian contract Mauser Bolt Action(made by FN), all are pre-1899
M1894 Swedish Mauser Bolt Action dated 1898 or earlier on receiver ring
M1895 Chilean contract Mauser Bolt Action by Ludwig Loewe --all are pre-1899
M1895 Chilean contract Mauser Bolt Action by DWM with A through K prefix serial numbers
M1895/96/97 Mauser Bolt Action Marked "O.V.S." Some of these also have Chilean crests.
Merwin Hulbert .38 S&W and .44-40 revolvers
Parker shotguns (serial # below 89,350)
Schmidt Rubin (Swiss) Model 1893 Carbines (serial # below 5,000)
Schmidt Rubin (Swiss) Rifles. Model 1896/11 (which were built on pre-existing M1896 receivers) with a serial number less than 236,500.
Schmidt Rubin (Swiss) Model 1897 "Cadet" short rifles (serial # below 2,100)
S&W DA .38 top break revolvers with hammer (serial # below 382,022)
S&W DA .38 top break hammerless ("lemon squeezer") revolvers (serial # below 119,900)
S&W DA First Model revolver, all are pre-1899
S&W DA "Frontier" revolvers, all are pre-1899
S&W DA "Favorite" revolvers, all are pre-1899
U.S. .30-40 Krag bolt actions (serial # below 152,670)
Webley Mk. I and Mk. II .455 Revolvers. All Mark I and Mark II revolvers are antique.
Winchester Model 1886 (serial # below 119,193) I'm also looking for just M1886 serialized tangs with serial # below 119,193
Winchester Model 1892 (serial # below 165,432) .44-40 Only
Winchester Model 1894 (serial # below 147,685) .25-35 and .30-30 (.30 WCF) only
Winchester Model 1895 (serial # below 19,872)
Winchester Model 1897 Shotgun (serial # below 63,633) Note: I am particularly interested in takedown model Winchetsers.
20 Browning Hi-Power (Argentine) 13 round from CDNN
35 - L1A1
2 TSMG 100 round . drums
4 TSMG 50 round . drums
20 TSMG 30 round . sticks
8 TSMG 20 round . sticks
10 Mini-14 30 round (Original)
20 Scherer 27 round Glock M21 magazines ON ORDER
Private party pre-ban .223s and 308s.
10 AR-15 lowers, HK-91 Sear Ready, Vector MP5K Sear Ready, Vector HK-93 Sear Ready , HK11E or HK21 Sear Ready, Para FAL or G Series, AUG-A2, Valmet M62 or M76 7.62x39, Mini-14GB Stainless folder, FN 2000 (x3), SIG-556 Commando, Glock 21-SF (need 4), Glock 30-SF (need 42Glock 17L, 2x Saiga 12 Ga,.1- Saiga 308, Galil .223 or clone, 2x post ban L1A1s, HK SL8/G36E conversion, BRP MG34 for AR lower w/ DIAS. FA Shrike upper for AR lower w/ DIAS
Class 3s: DIAS, HK Registered Trigger Pack (9mm/.223/.308), TSMG, Sten-ling, 1919A4, & BAR
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