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Luke Mercaldo Bibliography

Author Luke Mercaldo is a senior captain of a major U.S. international airline. His worldwide travels have allowed him to make connections with leading museums, curators, historians, and collectors. Through these contacts a wealth of research material became available, enhancing not only his work but also that of other authors. His continued research has provided valuable information resulting in a renowned book and award winning articles in numerous journals and magazines.

Authored books:

Allied Rifle Contracts in America

  • Wet Dog Publications: 2011

  • Authors awarded the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association”s President’s Cup Award, 2013.

Authored magazine articles:

Senta A Pua! The Brazilian Air Force in World War II and its Medals

  • Co-author Douglas de Souza Aguiar Jr.and Julio Cesar F. Zary

  • Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America, Vol. 73, No.4: July-August 2022

 

An Eddystone Presentation Rifle and the beginning of The Military Industrial Complex

  • The Remington Collector’s Journal: 2nd Quarter 2022

Handguns of a Forgotten Ally

  • Co-author Douglas de Souza Aguiar Jr. and Anthony Vanderlinden

  • American Rifleman Magazine: May 2022

The Brazilian Colt 1911A1 Contracts

  • Co-author Douglas de Souza Aguiar Jr.

  • The Rampant Colt, Volume 41, No.2: Summer 2021

  • Authors awarded for the Best Rampant Colt Article in 2021

Cangaceiros - Brazil’s outlaws and their Winchester Rifles

  • Co-author Douglas de Souza Aguiar Jr.

  • The Winchester Collector: 27 April 2021

Fighting for the Constitution - Winchester Rifles During the Brazilian Constitutional Revolution

  • Co-author Douglas de Souza Aguiar Jr.

  • The Winchester Collector: Summer 2020

A Most Uncommon War Weapon - The Remington Model 14 1/2 Slide-Action High Power Rifle

  • The Journal of the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association, Volume 5, No. 1: 2019

The First Colt Government Model in Brazil

  • Co-author Douglas de Souza Aguiar Jr.

  • The Rampant Colt: Summer 2019

Luger of the Tropics

  • Co-author Douglas de Souza Aguiar Jr.

  • American Rifleman Magazine (online): 10 April 2019

The Smoking Snake: Brazilian Expeditionary Force Militaria

  • Co-author Douglas de Souza Aguiar Jr.

  • Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA)Vol. 70, No. 1: January- February 2019

  • Authors awarded The OMSA Literary Medal

Brazilian Expeditionary Force - Medals from the Forgotten Ally

  • Co-author Douglas de Souza Aguiar Jr.

  • Military Trader magazine, Vol. 25, Issue 9: September 2018

Colts in the Cockpit

  • Co-author Anthony Vanderlinden

  • American Rifleman Magazine: April 2018

The Remington Model 14 1/2 Slide-Action, High Power rifle

  • The Remington Collector’s Journal: 4th Quarter 2017

Winchester Lever-Actions go to War

  • American Rifleman Magazine: June 2015

Remington Mosin-Nagant

  • Military Trader magazine, Vol.20, Issue 6 :June 2013

Condition + Backstory = Collector Heaven, The $1,000 Mosin-Nagant

  • Shotgun News Magazine: 2012

H.M.S. Canada Ross Rifle

  • Shotgun News Magazine, Vol.66, Issue 11: 16 April 2012

Two American Revolvers in British Service

  • The Armourer Militaria Magazine: March/April 2012


Remington’s Allied Contracts During World War One

  • The Remington Collector’s Journal: 2nd Quarter 2012

H.M.S. Canada Ross MkIII

  • The Military Rifle Journal: March 2011- Issue 203

American Revolvers in British Service

  • The Military Rifle Journal: August 2010- Issue 201

Lectures:

Imperial War Museum, London: Sponsored by The Historical Breechloading Small Arms Association, 2011. Co-Lecturer, Adam Firestone.

Imperial War Museum (H.M.S. Belfast), London: Sponsored by The Historical Breechloading Small Arms Association, 2013.

National Rifle Association Headquarters Building, Fairfax, Virginia.: Sponsored by The Remington Society of America, 2015. Co-Lecturer, Adam Firestone.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Springfield, Massachusetts : Sponsored by The Friends of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, 2017. Co-Lecturer, Adam Firestone.

 

 

Contributing Subject Matter Expert: 

Blue Book of Gun Values: Blue Book Publications Inc., 2019, 2020, 2021,2022, 2023

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