The HBSA President's Cup

For outstanding scholarship in the field of firearms' research

The HBSA President's Cup

History of Awards

2017

  • Robert Wilsey - The Italian Vetterli Rifle: development, variants and history in service

2016

  • Tom Davis Jr. - Great Britain-The Tommy Gun Story 
    As Tom Davis Jr is a US citizen resident abroad, he receives the Gold Medal
    We agree that James West should be awarded the Cup for his outstanding research contribution to the book

2015

  • No award

2014

  • No award

2013

  • David Harding - Lead Shot in the English Civil War: A Radical Study

2012

  • Luke Mercaldo, Adam Firestone and Anthony Vanderlinden - Allied Rifle Contracts in America

2011

  • David Thomas – British Pistol in Great War
shared with
  • Guy Wilson - Vauxhall Operatory 
2010

  • Paul Cornish – Machine Guns in the Great War

2009

  • Terence Smith – rifleman.org.uk website

2008

  • Dieter Storz - Mauser 98 in German Service (President's Medal since not UK citizen)

2007

  • Nigel Brown – British Gunmakers