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A Basic Manual of Military Small Arms 1943 (WWII All Country Manuals)

W.H.B. Smith

Item #2860: $19.95
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A Basic Manual of Military Small Arms 1943 (WWII All Country Manuals)

220 pages, about 11" x 8", glossy soft-cover in full color. New re-print restored and digitally enhanced from a nice original. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid free paper. Fully Illustrated.

A Basic Manual of Military Small Arms was first published in 1943 by the Military Service Publishing Company. This is that first edition.

This amazing manual covers in detail many of the hand fired weapons used during the war. Comprehensive photographs, diagrams and directions are given about the statistics, ammunition, operation and stripping of every weapon. Any soldier could, after studying this manual, pick up any discarded gun in the field, strip it, clean it and fire it safely. So could any modern collector or enthusiast handle a variety of weapons and discern the subtle differences of model and make.

No collector should be without this classic manual or the later 1945 version which had almost three times the pages. The original was printed on cheap wartime newsprint but this edition has been printed on heavy super-white paper after careful digital restoration. It is not a photocopy.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 220
  • By W.E.B. Smith
  • Austria
  • Austrian Steyr 9-mm Pistol
  • Austrian Steyr-Mannlicher Rifle and Carbine Austrian
  • Schwarzose 8-mm Machine Gun
  • Belgium
  • Belgian Browning Long 9-mm Automatic Pistol
  • Great Britain
  • British Enfield .380 Pistol No. 2
  • British Webley .455 Mark VI Pistol No. I
  • British Smith and Wesson .38 Pistol No. 2
  • British Webley .455 Automatic
  • British Army Rifles
  • British Bren .303 Light Machine Gun
  • British Lewis .30-06 and .303 Light Machine Gun
  • British Besa Machine Guns
  • British Vickers .303 Machine Gun
  • British Hotchkiss .303 Light Machine Gun
  • British Sten 9-mm Machine Carbine Mark I, II, and III
  • British Service Colt .455 Automatic Pistol/li>
  • British (Australian) Austen 9-mm Machine Carbine
  • Denmark
  • Danish Madsen 8-mm Light Machine Gun
  • Finland
  • Finnish Suomi 9-mm Submachine Gun
  • France
  • French Modele D'Ordonnance 1892 Revolver
  • French Ruby 7.65-mm Automatic
  • French Star 7.65-mm Automatic
  • French 1935-A 7.65 Long Automatic
  • French Army Rifles
  • French Chauchat Machine Rifle
  • French 1914 Hotchkiss 8-mm Machine Gun
  • French Chatellerault 7.5-mm 1924 Machine Gun
  • Germany
  • German Luger (Parabellum) 9-mm 08 Automatic German Mauser 7.65-mm (32 CAP) Pistol
  • German Mauser 7.63-mm Automatic Pistol
  • German Walther 9-mm 38 Automatic
  • German 9-mm 40 Machine Pistol
  • German Steyr-Solothurn 9-mm Machine Pistol
  • German Mauser 7.63-mm 1932 Machine Pistol
  • German Erma 9-mm Machine Pistol /li>
  • German 9-mm 38 Machine Pistol
  • German Neuhausen 9-mm Machine Pistol
  • German Bergmann 9-mm 1934 Machine Pistol
  • German 7.92-mm 41 and 41-W Rifle
  • German 7.92-mm Gewehr 42 Automatic Rifle
  • German Mauser Rifle Model 98 7.92-mm
  • German 7.92-mm 42 Light Machine Gun
  • German 7.92-mm 34 Light Machine Gun
  • German Maxim Light Machine Gun 08-15
  • German Maxim 7.92-mm 08 Machine Gun
  • Hungary
  • Hungarian Frommer Automatic Pistol 7.65-mm
  • Italy
  • Italian Beretta 9-mm Submachine Gun
  • Italian Beretta 9-mm 1934 Automatic
  • Italian Glisenti 9-mm 1910 Automatic
  • Italian Revelli (Fiat 1914) 6.5-mm Machine Gun
  • Italian Mannlicher-Carcano Rifle
  • Italian Breda 6.55-mm and 7.35-mm 30 Machine Gun
  • Italian Fiat 8-mm 35 Machine Gun
  • Notes on Italian Weapons Japan
  • Japanese Nambu 8-mm Automatic
  • Japanese Arisaka 6.5-mm Rifle
  • Japanese Nambu 6.5-mm 1922 Machine Rifle
  • Japanese 6.5-mm and 7.7-mm 96 Light Machine Gun
  • Japanese Hotchkiss Heavy Machine Gun
  • Mexico
  • Mexican Mendoza Light Machine Gun
  • Soviet Union
  • Russian Mosin Rifle (sometimes spelled "Moisin")
  • Russian Maxim 7.65-mm Machine Gun
  • Russian Degtyarov 7.62 1938 Light Machine Gun
  • Notes on Russian Small Arms Spain
  • Spanish Astra 9-mm Long 400 Automatic
  • United States
  • U.S. .45 1911 and 1911 A1 Automatic
  • U.S. Smith and Wesson .45 1917 Revolver
  • U.S. Colt .45 1917 Revolver
  • U.S. Springfield .30-06 1903 Rifle
  • U.S. Rifle .30 Ml
  • U.S. Enfield .30 1917 Rifle
  • U.S. Carbine Cal. .30 MI
  • U.S. Reising .45 50 and 55 Submachine Gun
  • U.S. .45 M3 Submachine Gun
  • U.S. Thompson .45 1928 Submachine Gun
  • U.S. Browning .30 1918 and 19 ISA I Automatic Rifle
  • U.S. Browning I9I8A2 Machine Rifle
  • U.S. Browning .30 1917 and I9I7AI Machine Gun
  • U.S. Johnson Light Machine Gun
  • U.S. Browning .50 M2 Machine Gun
  • U.S. Rocket Launcher A T MI
  • Notes on Operating Principles and Holsters