The manual listing was getting too long, so the Rifle/Pistol manuals now have their own web page.

Translated German Manuals are available for the MG42, MG34, MG08, MG08/15, MG13, MG15, RPD, PK Series,
RPK,  FG42, ZB26/30, ZB-37, G3, MP5, MP18/I, MP28/II, MP34, MP38/40, MP44, StG58, MKb42, AK47, AK74,
DP, 98k, .22 Caliber Rifle, MP5, SKS, PPK, Flare Pistol, Luger, P38, Makarov, UZI, MG-FF, S18-1000 and 8.8cm
Flak.  There are now 13 repair manuals in English.

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Foreign orders are welcome - contact me for a quote for the extra postage cost.

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me before ordering so I can weigh your order to see if it qualifies for a postage discount.  Or, if you send too much
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The manual listing was getting a little confusing, especially with several manuals for the same gun, so I've put a few
"Reference words" just above the price in each ad.  Please use these reference words when ordering to avoid
confusion about which manual you would like.



The MG-42 Series
(Includes the MG 1, MG 2, MG 3, MG42, MG 53, MG 74)

MG 42 Armorer's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

HDv 181/7 - Untersuchung und Instandsetzung des Infanteriegerätes, Teil 7 - Waffentechnisches Handbuch für MG42
- Inspection and Repair of the Infantry Devices, Part 7 - Weapon Technical Handbook for the MG42.   
I've had people
asking for an armorer's manual for the MG42 for a long time.  I knew there had to be one somewhere, and I finally got hold of it.
With 34 illustrations in 140 pages, it's packed full of inspection and repair instructions for the Waffenmeister.  This 1944 dated
manual states that it is current to 4/1/1944 with all updates and revisions to that date.  It's the only true German MG42 armorer's
manual I've seen.
This contains dimension drawings for making pressure plate, extractor, sightline and headspace gauges, other home-made tools,
how to perform repairs and inspections, how to reinforce the stocks (including making and installing the not-often-seen straps on the
corners of the wood stocks), and has
many pages of tables on troubleshooting.  Sighting in is explained in depth,  and if it can go
wrong, from cracks behind the Cam Piece to worn out parts, it's in here.  The Contents page doesn't do justice to the actual
contents.  It also contains 7 pages on the operation and disassembly of the MG42 Lafette, and has a few pages of tables showing
pin, rivet and coil spring dimensions.
This manual is the most technically detailed manual for the MG42 available.  
Warning!  This it is not an operator's manual.  If you need basic information about how the MG42 functions, this is not the manual to
get first.  This manual assumes that you have a working knowledge of the MG42, and already know the names of the parts.  It
doesn't have pictures of how to wear the split strap, or assemble the bolt.  A Waffenmeister would already know that.  It was not
written for an MG newbie who doesn't understand how the gun works.  It is a manual for the person fixing the problems, not for the
shooter.  I emphasize this because I don't want someone buying it and being discouraged because the manual doesn't explain the
basics the armorer would already know.  Suggested prior reading  includes the HDv 241, Merkblatt 41/18, and/or the HDv 216/6
as a minimum.
Fully usable, stainless steel reproductions of the two gauges shown on page 20 of this manual are available for sale ($35 - See
below).
Please reference "HDv 181/7" on your order.
$28
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG42 Gauges

These gauges have been laser cut from stainless steel according to the dimension drawings on page 20 of the 1944 MG42 armorer's
manual HDv 181/7.
The pressure plate gauge checks the curve of the finger which guides the cartridge from the belt into the chamber. Hold it up against
the pressure plate (the knob goes forward). If it doesn't match, correct the pressure plate till it does.
The firing pin gauge has a Min. and Max. recess for checking the firing pin protrusion. Remove the bolt housing from the bolt head.
Slide the bolt rollers to the outside, push the firing pin holder fully forward. Use the gauge to check how far the firing pin point sticks
out.
The little hook should slide under the extractor. If it doesn't, then a cartridge probably won't either and there's a problem. The slot
with the rounded bottom is for checking the contour of the firing pin point. I guess it's for when you need glasses and don't have
them, so you can see if the point is deformed.  See what
others have to say about these gauges
1/16" thick stainless steel, laser engraved as shown.
$35 for the set - includes U.S. first class postage.
Foreign sales are OK, postage is at actual cost.  Email for the cost of postage.    
MG42 Gauges     



MG 42 Operator's Manual - Military Issue

PDV 918 - Maschinengewehr, 7.62 x 51 - This 76 page manual dates from the 1960-70 era according to an email I've received.
It was retired from service in 1990.  It's for the MG 1, which was the post war production model of the weapon in 7.62 x 51 (.
308), and the MG 2, which was the MG42 converted to 7.62 x 51.
If you're building a semi-auto or bought a parts kit, this one is for you.  This manual shows exploded diagrams of all the parts, pins,
springs, little pieces, big pieces, rivets, and screws that make the MG.  Exploded parts pictures include the grip with trigger and
safety, muzzle booster and front sight with detent levers, rear sight assembly, bolt, barrel change door, top cover, charging handle,
recuperator, stock, bipod, and buffer.  
This manual will let you know what it is you have in your parts kit, where it goes, and what's missing.  It also explains how the
weapon works, and has 5 pages on stoppages.  I hate to keep saying it, but if you like the MG 42 / MG1 / MG2 / MG3 series, this
is another must have manual.  It's the only manual with the exploded diagrams of every part, not just a parts list with a chart.  Page
24 below shows one exploded diagram.  The others are the same style.
Please reference "PDV 918" on your order.
$20
– includes U.S. first class postage.    
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MG 42 Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

H.Dv. 241 - Ausbildungsvorschrift für das MG. 42 als le. u. s. MG. (Waffenausbildung) - Instruction Manual for the
MG. 42 as a light and heavy MG. (Weapon Training).  
This is a fine, late war manual, dated Sept. 15, 1944.  Originally 144
pages in a pocket size book, it's reformatted to 112 larger pages with a larger type size to make it easier to read.  170 pictures, with
excellent details that aren't in any of the other translated manuals.  This even shows how to use the Extractor Changer tool, and has
an excellent section about stoppages (jams), causes and clearing.
This is another
must have MG-42 manual.  This manual leans more to educating the operator about how to maintain and care for
the MG in real-world/combat situations.  The H.Dv. 216/6 manual has more about how the weapon technically operates
(recuperator, recoil booster, bolt functions, feed, etc.).  They don't overlap too much - both together would be an excellent choice.  
If you need exploded diagrams of all parts, then PDV 918 (above) is for you.
According to page 2 of this manual, the manual
Merkblatt 41/18 was also to be in effect when this manual was issued.  The
Merkblatt 41/18
manual ($14) is listed below.  
Please reference "HDv 241" on your order.
$25
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 42 Operator's Manual - 1956 Military Issue

H.Dv. 216/6 – Das Maschinengewehr 42, for the M.G. 42, translated to English.  This manual was published in 1956.
Part I has many graphics showing the complete disassembly and assembly of the MG42, right down to taking the cocking handle
out and detailed assembly of the bolt, including the spring-loaded bolt catch.  It also has information about the different nozzle sizes
required for 8mm and NATO 7.62 ammunition, and 7.62 cartridge data.
It contains a very detailed description of the sequence of operation, including full graphics of how the recoil booster, recuperator,
trigger, and bolt function in detail.  This single volume has a Part I and Part II.
Part II contains a full parts list, and many diagrams of the sub-assemblies and individual parts.  Part I - 80 pages, Part II - 40 pages,
120 pages total.
If you're only going to get one of my translated MG42 manuals, this should be it so that you can fully understand the sequence of
operation.  The MG42 is a complicated weapon that demands understanding to operate successfully, and this manual explains how
it all works.  For the owner of an MG42 in either semi or full-auto, I consider this manual to be a
must have.  If you're building a
semi-auto MG42 or have a parts kit, PDV 918 (above) should also be one of your choices.
Please reference "HDv 216/6" on your order.
$24
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 42 Operator's Manual - WW2 German Issue

It seems that I printed several 1943 Merkblatt 41/18 manuals (a few years ago) using the wrong computer file, which
was a 1st step translation of the manual, not the final version.  If anyone has this early version of this manual,
(recognized by the manual having 55 pages and the fact that it doesn't make much sense in a lot of places), please send
it back to me and I'll replace it with the newer 1944 version (listed below).  There will be no charge for the replacement
manual (not even postage).  I apologize for my error.

Merkblatt 41/18 - Anleitung für die handhabung und Bedienung des M.G. 42 als leichtes und schweres
Maschinengewehr
- Instruction for the Handling and Operation of the M.G. 42 as a light and heavy Machinegun.  The
first edition of this manual was dated March 15, 1943.  It was a good manual and did contain information that wasn't found in any of
the other manuals, but the odd thing about it was that there were no pictures.
I recently found the 1944 edition of this same manual.  The difference between the two was some updated text, and the addition of
nine pictures.  This revised manual is very informative about the operation, use, and care of the M.G. 42, and the early pictures
show the muzzle brake (not the later flash hider).  The muzzle brake is not mentioned in the text, but is shown in the pictures of the
gun.  This also contains troubleshooting tables, while the overshooting tables are in the Appendices.  Paperback, 8.5"h x 5.5"w, 56
pages.  An original wartime manual.
Please reference "Merkblatt 41/18" on your order.
$14
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 42 Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

D166/1 - Maschinengewehr 42, The M.G. 42, Description, Operation, and Care.  Sept. 2, 1943.  Paperback, 56 pages
with all the basics for the MG 42 user, several pictures of the various mounts, full parts breakdowns, and a complete parts list with
even the wire sizes of the springs, and diagrams listing the individual parts.  An original wartime manual.  This one is worth buying
just for the parts listings and spring sizes.
Please reference "D 166/1" on your order.
$15
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 42 Indirect Aiming Manual - WW2 German Issue

Das indirekte Richten der schweren Maschinengewehre - Indirect Aiming of the heavy Machinegun.  We all knew the
MGZ and MGZ 40 telescopic sights could do a lot more than just aim at the target.  This manual explains the need for the
telescopic sight to pivot fully around and how that is used for indirect fire.  It's not specifically written as an MGZ manual, but a lot
of questions are answered about the extra capabilities the lafette mounted scopes have.
This manual also gives some detail about how to set up the searching fire mechanism, how the aiming circle is used and set up, how
to use the measuring triangle (the complicated aluminum double disk device with extended legs) for plotting, aiming stakes, and the
deckungswinkelmesser (cover slope measurer).  
The most interesting moment was when I realized how the meßdreieck (aluminum measuring triangle) actually works.  What a neat
piece of equipment:  Algebra can be used to find the length of the other two sides of a  triangle if you know the length of one side
and two angles.  I used to do that in my high school math class.  The measuring triangle is a triangulation slide rule, made for
determining the distance to the target for precise ranging by using an aiming circle and an MGZ to determine two angles, and
measuring one side by stepping it off or using the distance measurer.  About 8.5" H x 7" W.  As the manual lays open, the left page
has two descriptions which are associated with the two illustrations on the right page.  There are 86 illustrations.  92 pages total.
Please reference "Indirect Aiming" on your order.
$20 –
includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 42 Lafette Operator's Manual

See MG34 Lafette manual below - Other than the way the gun itself is mounted, they're the same Lafette.  The
wartime MG34 Lafette manual was used for the MG42 Lafette.  Later MG42 manuals refer the reader to the MG34
Lafette manual as there was no separate MG42 Lafette manual issued.



MG 74 Operator's Manual - Modern Austrian Military Issue

Ausbildungsvorschrift für das Bundesheer - Instruction Manual for the Federal Army.  The MG 74 is the Austrian version
of the MG 42.  There are some differences, namely the bolt and sights, and a special trigger group that allows single fire.  The
Lafette mount is quite a unique piece of hardware too.  It's all explained in this 1978 dated military issued manual.  120 pages, plus
a fold-out picture in the back.
Please reference "MG74" on your order.
$20
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 3 Operator's Manual - Modern Military Issue

ZDv 3/14 - Das Maschinengewehr MG3 - This is the most detailed and extensive manual available for the MG3, which is the
direct descendant of the MG42.  204 pages, 8 pages with color diagrams showing the operation of the feed, bolt, and trigger
assemblies, with many illustrations showing usage, proper carry technique, how the belt loader works, how to use the AA tripod,
the ring mount and the air/ground mount for vehicles, the field lafette, how to conduct inspections, how to use the night vision and
infra-red scopes, how to use the shell extractor tool for removing ruptured and stuck cases... you get the idea.  See the table of
contents for a full listing.  
This manual is 7/16" (1.1 cm) thick, and is the most comprehensive manual available.  Includes 3 fold-out pages.  All graphics are
copied from the original manual, and are as clear as the original (I bought the original to translate), which was in service and updated
until 1990.  An outstanding value, this manual also covers the MG3 plastic drum and clip-on belt box, the modern feed tray, the
blank firing device and training cartridge device.  All these accessories are available on the surplus market for this gun. The Germans
left nothing to question about the MG 3 with this manual.
Please reference "ZDv 3/14" on your order.
$32
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 3 / 3A1 Operator's Manual - Modern Military Issue

Maschinengewehr MG 3 und MG 3A1 -  Machinegun MG 3 and MG 3A1.  The Bundswehr Manual from April 1971 with
updates to 1975.  Paperback, 96 pages with operation and description of use, disassembly, maintenance, and sub-assemblies, with
over 100 diagrams.  This is a translation of the original manual for the MG 3 and MG 3 A1 belt fed machine gun, as published and
used by the German Armed Forces.  The A1 is the designation for the coaxial and remote mounted MG, mounted without the
shoulder stock.  This explains the receiver and barrel markings, the proper use of the aircraft defense sight, and has 6 pages on the
belt loader, as well as the usual disassembly/assembly text and pictures.  It has some duplication of the other manuals (naturally), but
there are a lot of modern details that aren't in the earlier translations.  It also shows the spring-loaded feed pin on the bolt and how
to disassemble it.  This manual is the mate to the next two manuals below (Lafette and Optics).  Buy the MG3 machinegun manual,
the MG3 Lafette manual, and the large Optics manual together for $40 ($3 postage savings).
Please reference "MG3/3A1" on your order.
$20
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 3 / 3A1 Repair Manual - Modern Military Issue

Maschinengewehr MG 3 und MG 3A1 - Machinegun MG 3 and MG 3A1.  The mate to the above manual, this is a Troop
and Field Repair Manual, dated 2001, 56 pages.
If you need a manual with exploded diagrams for your parts kit, PDV 918 above is better, but this has many exploded parts
diagrams in it too.  If you need one to explain the lower level repairs such as how to change the bolt rollers (the easy way), adjust
the sights, how the trigger, stock, and sight assemblies go together, how to use the recoil spring strength tester, the bore erosion
gauge, MG3 combination tool, and the Receiver Repair Tool Kit that
RTG Parts used to sell.  It also shows several special tools for
working on the MG 3, which is of course, the modern version of the MG42.  This manual isn't as high-end as the wartime dated
armorer's manual (above), but it still has enough details to make this a valuable source for knowing how to repair the MG.
This manual will be particularly useful if you have any of the 3 tool kits the German armorer used for working on the MG3.
Please reference "MG3 Repair" on your order.
$16 –
includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 3 Night Vision Scope Operator's Manual - Modern Military Issue

TDv 5855/013-13 - Bildverstarker-Zielfernrohr für Handwaffen FERO-Z51 ZUB - Night Vision Telescopic Sight for
Hand Weapons.  
This is the manual for the recently imported German night vision scope for the MG3 machinegun, G3 rifle, and
Panzerbüsche 84.
This is a direct, page by page translation of the manuals that were issued with this scope.  81 pages, 8.5"H x 5.5"W.
Please reference "Night Vision Scope" on your order.
$21
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 3 Lafette Operator's Manual - Modern Military Issue

MG 3 Lafette - Bundeswehr M.G. 3 Ground Tripod.  The actual name of "tripod" refers to the anti-aircraft (light) tripod used
to shoot when standing up.  This is the heavy ground tripod, often found with optics and the battery box.  July 1971 with updates to
1988.  Paperback, 50 pages with operation and description of use, maintenance, and sub-assembly diagrams.  
This is a translation of the original German manual for all the M.G. 3 tripods that have been imported and adapted to other weapons
besides the M.G. 42, such as the Browning 1919A4.   Optics are not included in this manual (see below).  If you'd like to see a
picture of the English language label for inside the Battery Box for the lighting accessory, click
Here.
Please reference "MG3 Lafette" on your order.
$17
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 3 Lafette Repair Manual - Modern Military Issue

This is the mate to the above manual.  This one has exploded diagrams and shows each part.  It's sitting here waiting to be
translated, but I've had so many good other manuals to work on, this one has been moved to the bottom of the pile.  It will be done,
eventually, I just can't say when right now.



MG 3 Lafette Optics Manual (Large) - Modern Military Issue

MG 1 / MG 3 Lafette Optics TDv 1240/034-13 - This March 1986 dated, military issue manual is referenced in the above
Lafette manual on page iii.  Originally 60+ pages with a lot of wasted space and blank pages, it has been reformatted to 40 pages
with all the original text and illustrations.  It took me 3 years of searching to find this manual.  It is not to be confused with the much
smaller manual (listed below).  If you have one of these fine scopes, this is the manual that explains the ranging reticle and how to
care for your optics.
40 pages, paperback.  If you'd like to see a picture of the English version of the Battery Box label for the lighting accessory, click
Here.
Please reference "MG3 Optics (Large)" on your order.
$12
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 3 Lafette Optics Manual (Small) - Modern Commercial Publication

MG 1 / MG 3 Lafette Optics - This is a reprint of the original English language Hensoldt manual.  I didn’t translate this one – I
didn’t have to.  This is the factory issued manual for the periscope-type optics that come with the MG3 Lafette (the manual for the
tripod itself is listed above).  It's not exactly the most detailed manual I've ever seen, but it's the one issued in English by Hensoldt.
18 pages, paperback.
Please reference "MG3 Optics (Small)" on your order.
$6
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 42 Picture Manual for the Glass Slide Instruction Series - WW2 Military Issue

Bildheft 142a, Bildheft 142b, Bildheft 142c, Das M.G. 42 - Picture Book 142a, 142b, and 142c, The M.G. 42.  This is
three manuals combined into one volume, showing the main assemblies of the gun, what happens inside the gun during loading and
shooting, and how to inspect the MG in preparation for shooting.  Originally issued as three separate manuals, each had the same
format of two captions on the left page as the book lays open, with the corresponding pictures (no line drawings) on the right page
(two captions with pictures for each pair of pages).  
Shortly after the adoption of the MG42, a muzzle brake (replacing the flash suppressor) was issued for it.  The muzzle brake was
delivered in very limited quantities, and nobody seems to have one today, but Bildheft 142a from 1943 has clear pictures of the
muzzle brake on the MG42, and a great close-up exploded-view picture showing how it's made, attached, and what's inside.  
The Germans had a sets of slides they'd show to the troops for training on the MG42.  These manuals were made to go along with
the A, B, and C series of the training slide show sets, and are about the same as the slide show except on paper.
The picture on page 19 (below) shows the muzzle brake on the MG.  Page 15 (not below) shows a close-up of the brake
disassembled.
I first translated manual 142a of this series, and since then I have found volumes 142b and 142c.  They've now been combined into
one manual.
For anyone who bought the 142a (only) version, I'll accept its return as a trade-in for $5 credit on the new manual containing all
three volumes.  In other words, I'll allow full credit for the older manual (less postage).  Send the old manual to me with $12, and I'll
send you the new manual.
100 pages, paperback, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".
Please reference "Bildheft 142abc" on your order.
$17
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 34/42 Pre-firing Inspection Manual - WW2 Military Issue

Merkblatt 25b/34 - Richtlinien für Überprüfung von Waffe und Ausbildungsstand am M.G. 34 und 42 - Guidelines for
Inspection of the Weapon and Effectiveness of Teaching about the M.G. 34 and 42.  
Dated 1944.  Not extremely detailed
as this is not a full manual.  It does contain the basics to check for with the 34 and 42 before firing, and has a question and answer
section at the back to make sure the student understands the basics.  Contains a good version of the "Twelve Commandments for
the M.G. Shooter". 19 pages of text, no pictures.  8.5"H x 5.5"W.  A good supplement, but not a replacement for a fully detailed
manual.  Priced accordingly.
Please reference "Merkblatt 25b/34" on your order.
$6
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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The MG-34

MG 34 Inspection and Repair Manual - WW2 Military Issue

HDv 181/6 - Untersuchung und Instandsetzung des Infanteriegerätes, Teil 6 - Inspection and Repair of the Infantry
Devices, Part 6 -  
Inspection and Repair of the MG34.   Dated Aug. 1, 1941 with 40 pages, no pictures, all text about the repair
and maintenance of the MG34.  It's not as extensively detailed as the MG42 armorer's manual, but this is the only manual I've found
for repairing the MG34.
This explains how to keep the MG34 running, what goes wrong, and how to fix it.  There seems to have been two levels for
repairing the MG34.  This manual covers the less technical gun mechanic level, explaining maintenance that would be done in the
local gun workshop.  Guns needing repairs that are beyond the scope of this manual were to be sent in to the "Authorized Army
Field Troop Repair Workshop".  If that didn't fix it, the gun went back to the manufacturer.  
This manual does cover most of the common repairs for the MG34, including spring tension specs for the recoil and firing pin
springs, and the repairs for the most common problems.  The first 7 pages are a general explanation of procedures, most of the
remainder of the manual is a table detailing causes, remedies, and specs for the repairs.  This manual contains information that simply
isn't in any other manual, and is without a doubt worth the purchase price.
Warning!  As with the MG42 repair manual (above), this manual assumes you have a working knowledge of the MG34 and know
the names of the parts and how it all goes together. This MG34 repair manual does not have information about how to disassemble
and assemble the MG34, or how the gun operates.  A gun mechanic would already know the basics, so they're not included.  If you
aren't already experienced and familiar with the MG34 and its operation, this should
not be a first manual.
Recommended prior reading is the D 124/1 (below), since that manual has pictures and names of all the parts in the MG34, and
explains the basics.
Please reference "HDv 181/6" on your order.
$15
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 34 Operator's Manual - WW2 era Commercial Publication

M.G. 34 Butz Manual - 1942 Edition.  Paperback, 212 pages.  The famous MG 34 Butz manual, translated into English.  If
you're a fan of the M.G. 34, this is
the manual to have.  Myrvang’s MG34/MG42 book dedicates 12 pages to telling you some of
the contents of this manual.  Now you can enjoy the entire book. Originally in small format with 240 pages, I've reformatted it to a
larger size page to make it easier to read.  This manual contains all the original text and graphics.  Optics are not included in this
manual other than pictures detailing the parts.  Please look at the contents pages - there's too much to list in this ad.  The original
German book is for sale on the Militaria page.
Please reference "MG34 Butz" on your order.
$33
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 34 WaTafel Manual - WW2 German Issue

Wa 32/33 - The M.G. 34 in Pictures.  German soldiers could buy (with their own money) small 4 to 12 page fold-up booklets
which would give a general overview of a particular subject or weapon.  These were called Waffentafeln (weapons tables), or
Ausbildungtafeln (instruction tables) and were identified by "Wa" or other letters depending on subject, and the number of the
booklet.  There are 74 of them that I have been able to identify, and I've collected about 60 of those so far.  These are printed
entirely on 67 lb. paper, the same weight as the cover paper on the other manuals.  They're brief and informative booklets, but not a
replacement for a full manual.  This one is 7 pages.  Try one and see.
Please reference "MG34 Wa 32/33" on your order.
$4
– includes U.S. first class postage.  After the first Tafeln, each additional one (mix or match subjects) is $3.00 because of the
postage savings.  More Tafeln will become available as time allows.
Cover  Listing of all Tables       



MG 34 Trigger System Picture Manual

The M.G. 34 Trigger System.  This booklet has been created by combining the graphics from a WWII MG34 trigger system
training poster and information from MG34 manual D 124/1, and the MG34 Glass Slide Manual 131c.
Until now, the complicated design and method of operation of the MG34 trigger system has always been something that had to be
accepted without understanding it.  This manual has 6 color illustrations with explanations of how the trigger system works in semi
and full auto modes.
This manual contains nothing about the variable speed trigger system.
Please reference "MG34 Trigger System" on your order.
$6
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  First page           



MG 34 Picture Manual for the Glass Slide Instruction Series - WW2 Military Issue

Das M.G. 34. Volume 3. For Glass Slide Series 131c.  Movements in the weapon during loading and shooting.  This
booklet is the same format as the MG 42 glass slide series listed above.
The complicated design and method of operation of the MG34 has been a mystery to many people, myself included.  This 51 page
manual was written to accompany the slide show which fully explains the details of each step of loading and firing, with 42 pictures
and captions of each step of how the gun works.  This includes cutaway views, details of how the trigger system works (this does
not contain anything for the variable rate trigger, however), and all the motions inside the gun including the bolt catch.
THIS is the manual you want if you want to know how the MG34 works inside.  None of the other manuals have the details like
this one.  
Please reference "MG34 Glass Slide" on your order.
$13
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Page 34-25  Page 38-39           



MG 34 Picture Book - WW2 Military Issue

Bildtafeln des M.G. 34  - Pictures of the M.G. 34.  This 1943 dated  booklet contains the cutaway views showing the
operation of the M.G., and what happens during stoppages (jams).  Contains 8 line drawings and 2 pages of ads that were at the
back of the original booklet.  Paperback, 11 pages.  An original wartime manual.
Please reference "Bildtafeln MG34" on your order.
$5
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 34 Operator's Manual - Pre WW2 Military Issue

D 127/1 - Anleitung für die Bedienung und Verwendung des M.G.34 - Instruction for the Operation and Use of the M.
G. 34.  
This is a 1936 dated manual for the MG-34.  The double drum magazine for the MG34 was still in common use at this time,
and a little information is included about it.  There isn't a lot of information about the gun itself covered in this manual that isn't cover
in the later manuals that I've done.  This manual does show the bicycle mountings used for the MG and Lafette, as well as
arrangements for carrying on motorcycles and how the horses are to be packed with equipment, and has lots of previously unseen
pictures contained in 94 pages.
Please reference "D 127/1" on your order.
$19
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents 1  Contents 2  Page 28  Page 75  Page 84   



MG 34 Operator's Manual - Pre-WW2 Military Issue

D 127/2 - Anleitung für die Bedienung und Verwendung des M.G.34 - Instruction for the Operation and Use of the M.
G. 34.  
This is the January 1937 mate to the D 127/1 manual above.  This manual has information about operation of the telescopic
sight, the Lafette, what the M.G. squad members carry, their functions for supporting the M.G., and lists of contents which are
taken along on the march.  Interesting reading with some good pictures contained in 80 pages.
Please reference "D 127/2" on your order.
$17
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 34 Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

D 124/1  - Maschinengewehr M.G. 34, Description, Operation and Care. Sept. 1, 1943.  This manual is the mate to the M.
G. 34 Lafette manual below.  A very detailed manual about how the machinegun works, showing and naming individual parts,
accessories, and mounts.  Paperback, 56 pages, with parts diagrams and list.  An original wartime manual.
Please reference "D 124/1" on your order.
$16
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 34 and MG 42 Lafette Manual - WW2 Military Issue

D 124/2  - The Maschinengewehr M.G. 34 Lafette 34.  The Ground Tripod, Description, Operation and Care.  March 5,
1943.  Complete description and operation of the ground tripod including the setup and mechanics of the Searching Fire Device.  
Optics are not included in this manual.  Paperback, 44 pages.  An original wartime manual.  This Lafette (ground mount) is the same
as for the MG42, with the exception of how the weapon is mounted to the Tripod.  According to the 1944 MG42 armorer's manual
(above), there wasn't a separate MG42 Lafette manual, this MG34 Lafette manual was the only one issued and was to be referred
to for the MG42 Lafette.  The searching fire device and Lafette is the same for both the 34 and 42 Lafette and its operation is
detailed in this manual.
Please reference "D 124/2" on your order.
$16
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents 1  Contents 2  Page 27  Pages 38-39    



MG34 Indirect Aiming Manual

See the MG42 section




Other Machineguns
(Includes the MG-08, MG-08/15, MG-15, MG-13, RPD, PK series, and the RPK)


MG 08 Operator's Manual - Schmitt

Das Maschinengewehr Gerät (MG 08) mit allen Neuerungen - The Machinegun Device (MG 08) with all
Improvements -
This private purchase manual (Soldiers were often expected to purchase many of their own manuals with their
own pay) was published by Schmitt, exclusively for the MG-08.  It is not a combined manual with the MG-08/15, and as such, has
details for the 08 that aren't in the other manuals.  It is 116 pages, with 5 tables (fold-outs) at the end.  Four fold-outs are black and
white, two of them are over 16" long, and the color picture has been divided into two pictures on separate sheets so that the full 25"
picture size could be represented without reducing the overall size.  This color picture has the part names of the MG in both German
and English (on the color table only).  Splitting the long color picture saved $2 in printing costs, and the price of this manual has
been reduced by $2 from the previous, single page picture version.  Table one (the color picture) is shown below as a single picture,
but is now the split picture to reduce costs, Table 2 is a cutaway of the right side of the gun, Table 3 is a cutaway of the left side,
Table 4 is the Sled, and Table 5 is the Tripod.
The Germans loved putting fold-out pages in their manuals, and these pictures were so good that I couldn't bring myself to crop or
shrink the pictures.  All 5 tables are their full, original size, and Table 1 which is the only picture that was originally in color, has been
reproduced in color for this manual.  This operator/training manual explains the MG in detail, with 47 illustrations within the text.  
Order this manual with the Hemmungen (Stoppages) manual below and the Bildliche manual below that, and get all three for $38.  If
you like the MG-08, this one is required reading.  Dated 1934, about 8-1/2" High x 5-1/2" Wide.
Please reference "Schmitt MG08 with Improvements" on your order.
$26
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Pages 30 & 31  Pages 54 & 55  Photo of Table 1



MG 08 Stoppages Manual - WW1 Commercial Publication

Zusammenstellung der Hemmungen an  M.G. 08 (und 08/15) - Compilation of Stoppages for the MG 08 (and 08/15). -
This is a 1917 dated manual listing the causes, symptoms and remedies for jams of all types for the classic 08 and 08/15
machineguns.   Paperback, 21 pages, 8-1/2" High x 5-1/2" Wide.  The picture of Page 5 is typical of the whole booklet.
Please reference "MG08 Stoppages" on your order.
$6
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 08 Parts Manual - Between Wars Military Issue

Bildliche Darstellungen zum M.G. 08 und l.M.G. 08. - Figurative Representations of the M.G. 08 and l.M.G. 08.  This is
a parts listing of the M.G.08 which was army issued and used for ordering parts by referencing the names of the parts pictured at
the back of the manual.  This manual contains the original German name, and right under it is the English translation.  Best guess for
a date on this manual is the late 1920s.  This has 25 pages of parts listings (counting both English and German), and 13 pages of
parts pictures.  Paperback, 44 pages, 8-1/2" High x 5-1/2" Wide.  
Please reference "MG08 Parts" on your order.
$9
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 08 Illustrated Operator's Manual - Between Wars Commercial Publication

S.M.G. Bilderbuch - Heavy Machinegun Picture Book.  This is a 1931 dated commercially produced manual for the students
of the MG08.  It contains 73 illustrations, each with a caption or explanation, plus an appendix.
Calling this a picture book is a little misleading, though that is the actual title of the book.  This is an operator's manual with lots of
great pictures showing each step of operation, with a description of each picture to explain the motions shown in the picture.  It isn't
just a book full of "look at the pretty gun" pictures.
Originally printed at about 4"High x 6-1/2"Wide, this book has been reformatted to include two pictures on each page instead of
one, and enlarged to a printed size of  8-1/2"High x 7"Wide with 80 pages.  This makes the book much easier to print, and easier
means cheaper for the buyer.  This manual has excellent pictures on disassembly, clearing stoppages, changing the barrel, and using
the ruptured case extractor among others.  Some of the pictures in this manual were used in Dolf Goldsmith's fine book "
The
Devil's Paintbrush - Sir Hiram Maxim's Gun"
.  This is an excellent quality reproduction of a very rare manual, now in English.
Please reference "MG08 Picture Book" on your order.
$17
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Figures 25-26  



MG 08 Shooting Stands (Gun Mount) Manual - Between Wars Military Issue

H.Dv. 368, Heft 1b - Die Schießgestelle für Die MG 08 - H.Dv. 368, Volume 1b - Shooting Stands for the MG 08.  This
manual has details of the construction and use of the shooting stands for the MG 08, including the sled, extension tube for shooting
at aircraft, the tripod, and the auxiliary mount which was used on the ground or attached to a tree stump or post.  59 pages, with 34
very clear and detailed pictures and illustrations, about 8.5" High x 5.5" Wide.
Please reference "MG08 Shooting Stands" on your order.
$16
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Inside Page  Cover  Contents  Pages 8-9  Page 33  Pages 56-57    



MG 08/15 - 08/18 Operator's Manual - Between Wars Military Issue

H.Dv. 368, Heft 2 - Die Maschinengewehr 08/15 und 08/18 mit Schießgestellen - H.Dv. 368, Vol. 2 - The Machinegun
08/15 and 08/18 with Shooting Stands
- This Army issue manual (H.Dv. stands for Heeres Dienstvorschrift, or Army Instruction
Manual) has tons of information about this fine old German classic.  This manual covers the MG in great detail with 129 pages and
includes 80 pictures.  Check the Contents page link below to see the MG08/15 section.  The air cooled MG 08/18 is covered as
well, with differences from the water cooled 08/15 detailed in its own section.  Disassembly, assembly, operation, construction,
stoppages, operation of the Lock 08 and Lock 16, and more.  A very thorough manual.
Dated 1935, about 8-1/2" High x 5-1/2" Wide.
Please reference "HDv 368" on your order.
$27
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Pages 36 & 37  Pages 62 & 63  Pages 94 & 95



MG 08/15 - 08/18 Operator's Manual - Denckler

Denckler Manual - Handbuch für den l.M.G. Unterricht - Handbook for the light Machine Gun Instruction.  This 103
page manual is for the MG-08 15/18 water and air cooled classic M.G. from the Great War and World War II.  As part of the well
known Denckler series of manuals, it contains a full description of operation, disassembly, the Lock 08 and 16, with 13 pages
devoted to the causes and clearance of stoppages.  46 pictures and 1 table.
Dated 1935, about 8-1/2" High x 5-1/2" Wide.
Please reference "MG08 Denckler" on your order.
$23
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 08/15 Illustrated Operator's Manual - Between Wars Commercial Publication

L.M.G. Bilderbuch - Light Machinegun Picture Book.  This is a 1933 dated commercially produced manual for the MG08/15,
in the same format as the above picture manual for the MG 08.  It contains 77 pictures, each with a caption or explanation, plus an
appendix for each Chapter.
Even though the actual title of this book is a "picture" book, a better description would be that it is a very well illustrated operator's
manual.
This instruction manual has lots of great pictures showing each step of operation, with a description of each picture to explain the
contents of the picture.  It isn't just a book full of pictures, rather it is an operator's manual, with a heavy emphasis on illustrating the
steps explained.
Originally printed at about 4"High x 6-1/2"Wide, this book has been reformatted to include two pictures on each page instead of
one, and enlarged to a printed size of  8-1/2"High x 7"Wide with 86 pages.  This manual has excellent pictures on disassembly,
clearing stoppages, changing the barrel, and loading from the Drum Magazine.  This is an excellent quality reproduction of a very
rare manual ( I bought the only one I've ever seen), now in English.
Please reference "MG08/15 Picture Book" on your order.
$17
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Original Cover  Figures 29-30  Figures 35-36



MG 08/15 and LMG 08/15 Parts Manual - WW1 Military Issue

Bildliche Darstellungen zum MG 08/15, LMG 08/15, und zum Gurtfüller. - Figurative Representations of the MG 08/15
and LMG 08/15, and for the Belt Filler.  
While the title technically translates to "figurative representations", the illustrations in the
manual are actually photographs of each part.  This is a 1918 dated parts listing for the MG 08/15 which was army issued and used
for ordering parts by referencing the names of the parts as pictured in the manual.  It was made specifically for the MG 08/15 and
LMG 08/15, with the different parts noted for each gun.  It even has the sizes (length, diameter, and head style) of all the rivets.  A
very nicely detailed manual.  As with the MG 08 manual, this manual contains the original German name, and right under it is the
English translation.  Paperback, 35 pages, 8-1/2" High x 5-1/2" Wide.
Please reference "MG08/15 Parts" on your order.
$9
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 15 Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

L. Dv. 110/1 - Beschreibung und Bedienungsvorschrift für das M.G. 15 - Description and Operating Instructions for the
M.G. 15.  
This 1939 dated manual is a translation of the 129 page Luftwaffe manual for the M.G. 15  air-cooled machine gun.  
Chapter One covers the M.G. itself, Chapter Two is about the Sight Assemblies, Chapter Three is all about the double drum (DT
15), Chapter Four covers the Tool Pouches, Shell Sack, Shell Tube, and Cartridge Remover, Chapter Five is about the Armorer's
Tool Box, Transport, Parts, Storage, and Barrel Boxes, and Chapter Six covers the stock and ground use accessories. Includes 3
cutaway drawings and dozens of pictures.
Please reference "MG15" on your order.
$28
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 13 Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

D. 130 - Gebrauchsanleitung für M.G. 13 (Dreyse) - Instructions for Use for the M.G. 13 (Dreyse).  This is a 1933 dated
army issue manual containing 51 sets of text/pictures (text on the left page, picture on the right), with a chapter on the sequence of
operation and stoppages. 132 pages, about 4-1/4" High x 6-3/4" Wide.
Please reference "D 130" on your order.
$14
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Figure 13  Figure 14



SOON
MG 13 Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

I have a very nice MG13 manual (HDv 369 from 1942), with 75 pages and pictures in the back showing all the parts.  This
manual has a better text description than the picture book above, and diagrams of the individual parts in 4 large fold-out charts in
the back.  I'm working on this now.  The above MG manual and this one complement each other very well, and I suggest getting the
pair together.
 This manual is delayed until I can find an MG13 to make sure I have some of the translation correct.



Schwarzlose Operator's Manual - 1936 Private Purchase AND 1913 Military Issue

8mm M 07/12 schweres Maschinengewehr (1936) AND Instruktion über die Einrichtung und Verwendung der
Maschinengewehre (1913)
- 8mm M 07/12 Heavy Machinegun (1936) AND Instructions about the Use of the
Machinegun (Schwarzlose) M. 7/12.  Two manuals in one volume.  
The 1913 manual has 68 pages and 5 fold-out pictures i
n the back showing cut-away views of the parts
and pictures of the armorer's tool and parts chests.  The 1936 manual has 68
pages.  Both explain the operation,troubleshooting, and care of this uniquely designed Austrian WWI belt
fed heavy machinegun.  Each manual highlights the subjects in a different way, so combining these two manuals into one volume give
s very thorough coverage about the details of this unusual machinegun.
Please reference "Schwarzlose" on your order.
$28 –
includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Covers  Cover  1936 Contents  1936 Page 11  1936 Page 25        
1913 Contents  1913 Page 7  1913 Page 41  1913 Table 1           



RPD Operator's Manual - East German Issue

Anleitung für das 7.62-mm Degtyarev Leicht Maschinengewehr (RPD) -Instruction for the 7.62-mm Degtyarev Light
Machinegun (RPD).  
This is an 80 page translation of an East German manual for the RPD belt fed machinegun.  This is a very
informative manual showing disassembly, adjustments, operation, and troubleshooting of this uniquely designed squad weapon.
Please reference "RPD Operator" on your order.
$22
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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RPD Repair Manual - East German Issue

DV 40/12 Instandsetzungsvorschrift für das 7.62 leichte Maschinengewehr D - Repair Manual for the 7.62 light
Machinegun D (RPD).  
The East German RPD repair (armorer's) manual:  100 pages, dated 1960 with 130 illustrations for the
examination, diagnosis, and repair of this light machinegun.  
As is typical with the East German repair manuals, there are lots of dimensions on the drawings of the individual parts, even listing
the type of steel and Rockwell hardness, rivet and spring dimensions with charts for hardening temperatures, and how to make
many of the small parts (including springs) when they're not available from the warehouse.  Lots of serious details are in this
Armorer's repair manual.
Please reference "RPD Repair" on your order.
$23 –
includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Pages 46-47  Pages 96-97                 



DP/DPM/DT/DTM  Repair Manual - East German Issue

DV-40/4 Anleitung zur Instansetzung leichter Maschinenengewehr 7.62 mm "DP und "DPM", Panzermaschinengwehr
7.62 "DT" und "DTM"
- Instructions for the Repair of light Machinegun 7.62 mm DP and DPM, Panzer Machinegun
7.62 DT and DTM.
Yes, this is for the Russian, flat pan magazine machine gun.  
In the typical German way, this 1956 manual has an in-depth
trouble shooting guide, detailed instructions on repairs, many parts drawings with dimensions, and  details about the examination and
repair of both the early WWII DP, and the later DPM (modernized) versions with the pistol grip.  It also includes many
dimensioned drawing of tools for repairing the DP/DPM/DT/DTM series.   This manual was published in such a limited number, that
the cover even has a serial number for the manual (01205).  207 pages 8.5"W x 5.5H, with three fold-out diagrams in the back.
   
I'm still looking for the DP operator's manual - anyone?
$34 -
includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Page 45  Page 111  Page 155          



PK (sMG-K) Operator's Manual - East German Issue

DV-20/18 - Ausbildungsvorschrift zum schweren Maschinengewehr (sMG-K) - Service Manual 20/18 - Instruction
Manual for the heavy Machinegun (heavy Machine Gun-Kalashnikov).
This operator's manual, originally produced by the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (East Germany), is dated from 1967 and is
now in English with 104 pages of operation,disassembly, assembly, maintenance, and troubleshooting for the widely sold Pulemyot
Kalashnikova belt-fed heavy machinegun.  This MG, with its uniquely designed feed system, sheet metal receiver, and quick-change
barrel, was designed by Mikhail T. Kalashnikov (who else?) and is still a common choice in the light and heavy MG role for the
communist bloc countries and the Middle East.
Please reference "DV 20/18" on your order.
$23
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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PK, PKS, PKT and PKB Armorer's Manual - East German Issue

7.62 mm schweres Maschinengewehr PK, PKS, PKT and PKB Instandsetzung -7.62 mm heavy Machinegun PK, PKS,
PKT and PKB Repair.  
This is a 164 page translation of an East German manual for the PK series of  belt fed machineguns.  
The first 55 pages contain text and tables explaining the PK machinegun and its inspection, troubleshooting, and repair, but the
exceptional part of this manual is the section of detailed drawings with specifications of the internal parts.  Everything is in there, right
down to the rivet, pin, and spring specifications, sear height, adjusting the belt feed, and a whole lot more, with 221 drawings of the
parts with dimensions and tolerances needed to properly repair this classic Kalashnikov-designed communist bloc MG which can
be found in service world wide.  One fold-out page at the rear of the book is a 16" view of the MG with parts listed, the other is a
13" view of the PK Lafette ground mount.  This manual was originally 200+ pages, with lots of wasted space on the pictures
pages.  This manual contains all the text and graphics of the original A 050/1/545 East German maintenance manual.
Warning!  If you're looking for general operating information for this MG, this is NOT the manual to get.  Someone using this
manual is already expected to understand operation, nomenclature, and disassembly/assembly.  There is nothing in here for the
shooter.  I have an operator's manual available (see above).  This is a manual about fixing the transmission, not how to drive the car.
Please reference "PK Armorer" on your order.
$28
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Page 67  Fold Out 1  



RPK Operator Manual - East German Issue

I have this manual, and will get to it as soon as possible.



RPK Armorer's Manual - East German Issue

7,62 mm leichtes Maschinengewehr Kalaschnikow (RPK und RPKS) Instandsetzung -7.62 mm light Machinegun
Kalashnikov (RPK and RPKS) Repair.  
This is a 128 page East German manual for the RPK and RPKS magazine fed
machinegun, with 40 pages of text and 139 illustrations explaining how to inspect and repair the weapon.  As with the PK repair
(armorer's) manual above, this one is loaded with dimensions and tolerances.  The RPK is a slightly modified AK-47, with many
interchangeable parts, so most of the details in this manual will apply to the AK-47.  This manual starts with tables about inspecting
the gun, then tells you what tolerances and clearances are required to make the gun run correctly, and provides the data (angles,
dimensions, wire sizes for springs, Rockwell hardness specs for hardened parts, etc.) needed for correct repairs.  An operator's
manual for the RPK74 is listed in the Machine Pistols and Automatic Rifles section below.
Please reference "RPK Armorer" on your order.
$25
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Page 122  



S18-1000 20 mm Anti-tank Cannon - Swedish Issue

20 mm PVKan M/41, Description of service regulations and instructions for care and maintenance - This is the translation
of the often photocopied but never understood Swedish manual for the Solothurn S18-1000 rifle-style semi-automatic 20 mm
cannon.
 It is about 56 pages of instructions, plus 7 pages of cut-away line drawings of all the internal parts (which were not
included in the original, poor quality photocopy of the manual), which have part numbers the same as in the manual, so these
drawings a perfect addition.  With the included parts list, you'll be able to identify everything talked about in the manual.  This
manual is surprisingly thorough, describing the operation of each internal part and disassembly.  This is a complex gun which
requires understanding of how it works for it to be safely and successfully fired.  Even if you don't own the gun, this is a fascinating
look at the complicated internal operation of this anti-tank cannon.
Due to the
extremely limited market for this manual, the price will be higher than usual for a manual this size.  I don't expect to sell
more than a few dozen at most, and this manual took 6 weeks to complete.  I learned to read Swedish just for this manual.  If it was
easy or very profitable, someone else would have done it years ago.  I have hopes of making minimum wage on this one.
Each manual will be printed when it is ordered and will contain your name, and if desired, the serial number of your gun, printed in
the manual.
Please reference "S18-1000" on your order.
$75
– includes U.S. priority mail postage (yes, it was really that much trouble)
Cover  Contents  Page 29  Figure 1b       



MG-FF - German WW2 Aircraft-mounted 20mm

This is another "orphan" gun, with so few surviving examples that there is virtually no information for them available.  I've translated
the German Luftwaffe L.Dv. 113/1 for this gun.  52 pages, but I did not translate the pneumatic/electric cocking circuitry for it, since
the only examples I've seen were not in the aircraft which used this system.  Note: This is particularly dangerous gun to shoot, as the
cartridge has a rebated rim, and fires from an open bolt.  When the bolt closes, it automatically fires by a lever-operated firing pin.  
The cartridge (a very rare item itself) will fully enter the barrel if the bolt does not properly engage the reduced-diameter extractor
rim.  Recharging and firing the next cartridge will cause quite a mess.
Please reference "MG-FF" on your order.
$30 -
includes U.S. first class postage.
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ZB-37 / MG 37 (t) - WW2 Wartime Issue

The Machinegun 37 (t) - otherwise known as the ZB-37 Czechoslovakian belt fed heavy machinegun.  A 16 page
description and operating manual for one of the most dependable heavy machineguns of World War II.  This manual is a section of
the 1943 Police Leitfaden, a 568 page book which gives details of the operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of nearly every
gun in use by the German army and police at the time.
Please reference "ZB37" on  your order.
$6
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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Machine Pistols and Automatic Rifles
(Includes the AK-47, AK74, MP38/40, MP18.I, MP28-II, Erma, Flare Pistol, FG-42, MG(ZB)-26 & 30, MP44,
StG. 58, G3, and MKb 42H)


MPi (AK-47) Operator Manual - East German Issue

7.62 mm Maschinenpistole KM und KMS, Beschreibung und Nutzung - 7.62 mm Machine Pistol KM and KMS,
Description and Use.   
This is the East German operator manual for the AK-47.  Originally 93 pages of excellent information
explaining the operation and use of the most common gun in the world, it has been reformatted (wasted space removed) to 68
pages at 8.5" H x 11" W.  This manual details disassembly, how the gun works, night sights, and even mountain shooting.  See the
table of contents picture for a complete list.
More pictures will be available in a few days.
Please reference "AK47 Operator" on your order.
$16 –
includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Pages 24-25  Pages 46-47       



MPi (AK-47) and Makarov Pistol Tool Kit Manual - East German Issue

Bedienungs Anleitung, - Directions for Use, Devices, Tools, and Gauges for Firearms.  An English translation of the East
German armorer's tool kit manual which tells how to use the tools, with supplemental pictures showing many of the tools in use.  
You probably don't have one of these tool kits as sold by Gun Parts Corporation (Numrich) in late summer of 2008, but even
without the original tool kit, there are directions for using each tool, and enough specs for the gauges and pictures of them and the
other tools in use, to make this a very useful addition to your library.  This tool kit manual will be much more useful than the original
East German manual, because this one has pictures of the tools, plus many pictures of how they're used.  The original manual was
only text with a few drawings.
T. Mark "Gunplumber" Graham from Arizona is to be commended for providing an original manual to me, and taking many
professional quality pictures so that I could assemble a manual showing the types of tools that the East German armorers had
available to them, and how they are used.  Many of these tools are able to be home-made, and many of the gauges have the
dimensions, so you'll be able to make these too, or even use tools you already have now that you know how they're used.
This manual is frequently referenced in the AK-47 repair manual below.
If you like building or repairing the AK-47, this manual is a MUST HAVE.  8.5" H x 5.5" W, 64 pages, paperback.
Please reference "AK47 Took Kit" on your order.
$16 –
includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Pages 14-15  Pages 36-37      



AK47 Repair Manual - East German Issue

A 050/1/506 - 7,62 Maschinenpistolen, KM, KMS-72, and KmS Instandsetzung - 7.62 Machine Pistol (AK-47) Repair.  
With typical German precision, this 96 page armorer's repair manual has 44 pages of diagnostic and repair text, and 52 pages of
parts, drawings, and dimensions.  If you need to fix an AK47, this is THE manual.  The Tool Kit Manual (above) is an excellent
partner to this manual.
Please reference "AK47 Repair" on your order.
$20 –
includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Page 28  Page 77  



AK74/RPK74 Operator's Manual - East German Issue

5.45 mm Maschinenpistole AK74 und leichte Maschinengewehr RPK74, Beschreibung und Nutzung - 5.45 mm
Machine Pistol AK74 and light Machinegun RPKS74, Description and Use.  
A 1985 East German operator's manual for the
AK74 and RPK74, which are the 5.45 x 39 mm versions of the AK47 and RPK47.  This manual covers parts, sequence of
operation for burst and single fire, clearing stoppages, how to fill the magazine, load the gun, aim, full disassembly and assembly of
the rifle, trajectory tables, adjusting the sights, and everything else the properly trained gunner should know.  See the table of
contents for full details.  8.5" H x 5.5" W, 96 pages.  
Please reference "AK74 Operator" on your order.
$18
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Page 20  Page 40      



AK74 Scope Manual - East German Issue

Beschreibung und Nutzen - Description and Use.  This is the East German operator's manual for the AK74 scope.  This
manual covers adjustment and operation of the 4 x 25 mm telescopic sight with integral mount for the AK74s that have the build-on
scope rail.  8.5" H x 5.5" W, 16 pages.  
Please reference "AK74 Scope" on your order.
$6
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Pages 12-13      



UZI/MP2-2A1 Operator's Manual - Bundeswehr Issue

Maschinenpistole MP 2/ MP 2 A 1 - The West German Uzi manual.  The Uzi machine pistol was military issue for the West
German army for quite a few years.  After much searching, I finally found the manual.  This manual includes 4 parts: the description,
operation, field and troop maintenance, and repair, with an excellent section on troubleshooting for this classic machine gun.  While
nearly identical externally, there is little inside that is the same as the semi-auto version of the same gun.  If you're looking for a semi-
auto manual, this isn't it.  Shows assembly, disassembly, explains in detail how the grip safety works, and is very thorough in
explaining inspections.
Please reference "Uzi Manual" on your order.
$14 –
includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Page 21   



MP 38/40 Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

D 167/1 - Maschinenpistole 40 and D 167/2 - Maschinenpistole 40 und 38 Einzelteile, The Machine Pistol 40 and the
Machine Pistol 40 and 38 Individual Parts, for the MP 38 and 40.  
Two original war-time manuals combined into one
volume.  D 167/1 is for the operation and handling of the MP 38/40, while the D 167/2 is a parts listing with individually pictures
parts, for a total of 44 pages.  These two manuals were originally printed separately, but combined because they're both small
manuals.  This is a very thorough combined manual for the most famous German machine pistol.
Please reference "D 167/1-2" on your order.
$14
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Part 1 - Contents  Part 1 - Page 12  Part 1 - Page 19  Part 2 - Contents  Part 2 - Page 13



MP 38/40 Operator's Manual - Denckler

Denckler Manual - Die Maschinenpistole 40, The Machine Pistol 40, for the MP-38 and 40.  An original war-time
manual.  Originally 23 pages, reformatted to a larger size with all text and graphics, just easier to read.  Explains disassembly and
use, and has a cutaway diagram with all parts labeled. 16 pages.
Please Reference "MP40 Denckler" on your order.
$7
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Pages 8-9  Page 15       



MP 18-I/28-II/Erma/38/40/34/Flare Pistol Operator's Manual - Schmitt

Schmitt Maschinenpistolen 18-I /28-II /Erma/38/40/34/Leucht-Pistole  - Schmitt Machine Pistols and the Flare Pistol -
This 1940 dated manual covers the machine pistols and includes the Flare Pistol and Munitions.  There seems to be a general lack
of information about the MP34, but it's covered here in detail with 19 pages.  The Flare Pistol and ammunition are covered in 12
pages, detailing the operation and use, and showing the identifying characteristics of the different types of shells and star colors.  An
original wartime manual with 64 pages and many illustrations.  Check the contents pages for full details.
Please reference "Schmitt Machine Pistols" on your order.
$17
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MP 18.1 Operator's Manual - WW1 Military Issue

Leitfaden für die Maschinenpistole 18,1 - Textbook for the Machine Pistol 18.1.  31 pages of information for this classic
subgun which used the 32 round Drum Magazine (Trommel Magazine) that was originally used with the Long Luger.  Dated April
1920, 26 pages of text, 5 pages of pictures.
Please reference "MP 18.1" on your order.
$14
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MP 28/II Operator's Manual

Die Maschinenpistole "Schmeisser" Mod. 28/II - This 27 page manual is for the MP28/II.  This contains a complete listing
and drawings of all parts, as well as several pictures of proper use along with several pages of text explaining the development of the
weapon.  This seems to lean towards being a promotional type manual, extolling the virtues of the wonderful new MP 28/II, which
every country has tried to duplicate but just can't get it right.  Also included in the back of the booklet are four pages for the
MP28/II from a 1943 Police Leitfaden (weapons manual).  
Please reference "MP 28/II" on your order.
$9
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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FG 42 (First Model) Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

Fallschurmjägergewehr 42 - Parachute Rifleman Gun 42 - There were two models of the FG-42, the first model and the
second model, and other than the name they were two different guns.  Even the magazines were different and not interchangeable.  
This First Model manual explains in detail the method of operation of this ingeniously designed select fire rifle.  The numerous
detailed pictures and line drawings let you easily understand how it fires from an open bolt on automatic and from a closed bolt in
semi-auto, how the trigger group works, and much more.  Very interesting reading about one of the rarest guns in the world.  79
pages with 37 illustrations.  
Please reference "FG42" on your order.
$20
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Illustrations 1  Illustrations 2  Page 51  Page 62



MG 26(t) / MG 30(t) - ZB 26 / ZB 30 Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

Merkblatt für die Ausbildung am M.G. 26 (t) und 30 (t) - Data Sheet for the M.G. 26(t) and 30 (t) - A wartime (1941)
German Army issued operator's manual.  
Merkblatt translates to "Data" or "Reference" Sheet, but this is in reality a full operator's
manual for both the Czechoslovakian ZB-26 and ZB-30 light machineguns, the gun copied by the British Bren. Contains several
pictures showing the handling of the weapon by the Gunner in combat, with text explaining operation and handling, proper carry
techniques, disassembly, loading, and a page and a half about stoppages.  This manual was originally about 8" high x 6" wide, but
the print was small and it just wouldn't format correctly at the usual 8.5" x 5.5", so it has been reformatted to 8-1/2" high x 7" wide,
with a slightly larger, easier to read type size.  Paperback, with 32 pages of text and 8 illustrations.
Please reference "MG 26/30" on your order.
$13
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 26(t) - ZB 26 Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

H.Dv. 366 - Maschinengewehr 26 (t) - Machinegun 26(t) - A wartime (1940) German Army issue manual for the captured
Czechoslovakian ZB-26 machinegun.   Fully explains the operation of the weapon and accessories for this fine shooter.  8-1/2"
High x 5-1/2" Wide, paperback.  30 pages of text with 4 pictures at the back of the book.  This is the only German full manual I've
ever seen for the ZB-26.
Please reference "HDv 366" on your order.
$12
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 26(t) - ZB 26 WaTafel Manual

Wa 40/41 - Das M.G. 26(t) - The M.G. 26(t).  This booklet is for the ZB-26, which the Germans called the M.G. 26(t).  (t)
stands for tschechisches, which is German for Czechoslovakian.  Dated April, 1941, this was originally a 10 page fold out style
booklet, 4-7/8" wide by 6-1/4" high.  I've reformatted it to make it a little easier to read with a larger type size, so now it's 11 pages
at 5-1/2" wide by 8-1/2" high.  2 diagrams, 2 pages of diagnosing and correcting stoppages, the remaining pages are text.  To
closer match the original booklet, the entire translation is printed on the heavy paper normally used for the cover.  Order this
booklet for $4 with either of the above ZB manuals.
Please reference "MG26 - Wa 40/41" on your order.
$5 –
includes U.S. first class postage.  After the first Tafeln, each additional one (mix or match subjects) is $4.00 because of the
postage savings.
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MP 43/1 Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

D 1854/2 - Maschinenpistole 43/1, Beschreibung, Handhabung und Behandlung - Machine Pistol 43/1, Description,
Operation and Handling, from Aug. 31, 1943.
 27 pages, all about the MP43/1, including a table with coil spring sizes,
troubleshooting, and picture captions with dimensions of the pins, rivets, etc., with each individual part labeled.
This manual was written in the transition time just a few months before the "/1" designation was dropped and the gun was simply
called the MP43, and a few months after that, it began to be called the MP44.
Please reference "MP43/1" on your order.
$8
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Pages 22-23      



MP 44 Operator's Manual - East German Issue

D VP Nr. 69 - Die Maschinenpistole 44, The Machine Pistol 44.  Dated 1950 and for the MP-44.  Originally 48 pages, with
lots of wasted space and wide margins, now reset to 34 pages.  This is the English translation of the East German MP-44 manual.
The only wartime manuals I've seen for the MP-44 were the little booklets that were stored rolled up in the tool compartment of the
Buttstock (available below).  I know other, larger manuals must be out there but I've never seen one.  This manual contains details
of the workings of the complicated trigger and selector assemblies,  and has a picture showing the major parts of the gun (bolt,
carrier, etc).  Click on the links below to see the Table of Contents and other pages.
Please reference "DVP  69" on your order.
$15
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MP 44 Buttstock Manual - WW2 Military Issue

D 1854/3 - Sturmgewehr 44, Assault Rifle 44, for the MP-44.  Dated 1944.  16 original pages, very small format (about 3" x
4").  This is the English translation of the MP 43/44 buttstock manual that was stored rolled up in the tool compartment.  Being such
a small manual, the detail is very limited, but it's still a nice little manual with 3 pages of graphics (the rest are text) showing the major
parts of the MP-44.
Please reference "D 1854/3 (English or German)" on your order.
$4
– includes U.S. first class postage.  This manual is also available in German for the same price.  You will receive the English
version unless you specifically ask for the German version.
Cover  Pages 6-7  Pages 14-15             



StG 58 (FAL) Operator's Manual - Austrian Military Issue

Austrian Army Manual - Das Sturmgewehr 58 - The Assault Rifle 58.  This is a page for page translation of the original
Austrian military manual for their former standard rifle, the StG 58, perhaps better known as the FAL.  Dated March 1982, with 55
pages, 8.5" H x 5.5" W, paperback.  Contains details of the sequence of operation, setting the gas port, cleaning, etc.
Please reference "FAL" on your order.
$15
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MP5 Operator's Manual - Bundeswehr Issue

German Army Manual - Die Maschinenpistole 9 mm x 19 - The MP5.  The MP5 operator's manual  is 36 pages of a page
by page translation of the original Bundeswehr (German Federal Army) instruction manual for their service machine pistol, the
MP5.  There are 26 illustrations showing the individual parts (some assemblies with exploded views), trigger group operation, with a
clear explanation of how the bolt system works.  8.5" H x 5.5" W, paperback.
Please reference "MP5 Operator" on your order.
$12 –
includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Pages 12-13       



Rifle G3 Operator's Manual - Bundeswehr Issue

German Army Manual - ZDv 3/13, Das Gewehr G3 - The Rifle G3.  The G3 operator's manual ZDv 3/13 is for the full-auto
version of the H&K 91.  This is 120 pages, a page by page translation of the original Bundeswehr (German Federal Army)
instruction manual for their service rifle, the G3.  There are 6 full color illustrations showing the firing pin and trigger group operation,
with a very nice explanation of the seemingly over-complicated trigger system.  This manual is a bit newer (1978 with updates to
1991) than the below repair manual, which was issued prior to this manual, and contains everything the soldier was expected to
know about his rifle, including the basics of the infra-red and night vision devices.  8.5" H x 5.5" W, paperback.
Please reference "G3 Operator" on your order.
$22 –
includes U.S. first class postage.
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MG 3 Night Vision Scope Operator's Manual - Modern Military Issue

TDv 5855/013-13 - Bildverstarker-Zielfernrohr für Handwaffen FERO-Z51 ZUB - Night Vision Telescopic Sight for
Hand Weapons.  
This is the manual for the recently imported German night vision scope for the MG3 machinegun, G3 rifle, and
Panzerbüsche 84.
This is a direct, page by page translation of the manuals that were issued with this scope.  81 pages, 8.5"H x 5.5"W.
Please reference "Night Vision Scope" on your order.
$21
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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Rifle G3 (Full auto version of the HK 91) Repair Manual - Bundeswehr Issue

German Army Manual - Das Gewehr G3 - The Rifle G3.  This 1972 manual contains Parts 3 and 4 of the G3 rifle manual for
the G3, which is the full auto version of the HK91.  Part 3 is for troop repair, part 4 contains field repairs.  This is NOT a heavy
duty armorer's manual for the G3, but rather a more in depth operator's manual for inspecting, servicing, and repairing the G3 at the
troop and weapon technical personnel level.  Shows how to adjust sights, check headspace, change the extractor, bolt rollers,
check firing pin protrusion, and the more mundane maintenance of disassembly, assembly (including the trigger group), and in depth
inspections, with several pages of tables for troubleshooting.  This manual also includes sighting in the telescopic sight, night vision
device, IR telescope and illuminator.  The 13 illustrations include exploded diagrams of the stock assembly (fixed and retractable),
trigger group, cocking handle, and sights among others.  44 pages, 8.5" H x 5.5" W, paperback.  The English manual for the G3
telescopic sight (zielfernrohr) is available as a free download on the "Links" page.
Please reference "G3 Repair" on your order.
$14
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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Rifle G3 Operator/Care/Troop Repair/Field and Depot Repair

TDv 1005/005-14 - The Rifle G3.  This manual is from 1961 which makes it older than the above repair manual, but the
difference is the section on field and depot repair.  This 124 page manual has 35 pages of explanations, instructions, and pictures for
the depot level repair and replacement of all parts, including the barrel.  It has well illustrated instructions on full disassembly of the
trigger box, extractor replacement, front sight replacement, and exploded diagrams of all the parts.  The manual above explains the
lighter duty repairs and adjustments, this manual explains the heavy duty repairs.  Both together cover just about anything you could
possible need to build or repair a G3 type rifle.
Please reference "G3 Depot Manual" on your order.
$24
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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MKb 42 (H) Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

D 1853/2 - Machinenkarabiner 42 (H) - Machine Carbine 42 (H).  This 18 page manual is for the Mkb 42, the predecessor
to the MP 43/44 series.  I found the original manual in Germany and brought it home.  5 pictures.
Please reference "MKb" on your order.
$7
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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NEW - Ready to sell
8.8 cm Flak Cannon Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

L. Dv. 436 - 8.8 cm Flak 18.  Description, Operation, and Handling.  This manual is 82 pages, with 37 blueprint-type
drawings in a second manual (included, sold as a pair only).  The famous German 88 Flak cannon was originally designed in 1918,
and was updated twice during WWII.  This is a very interesting manual for learning about the details of the famous 88, such as how
nearly 600 psi of compressed air was used to operate the recuperator (barrel return mechanism), and how the barrel jacket was
built around a replaceable rifled bore tube for economic refurbishing when worn out.  Detailed instructions for the maintenance and
operation performed by the gun crew gives great insight into the care and use of this classic cannon.  This manual does not go into
details about what is done by each member of the crew.  It's more of a manual for the cannon, rather than the crew.  This manual
was originally published in 1936, and updated to 1938.
37 line drawings (like blueprints, but without dimensions) were originally folded at the back of the book, showing each system
(trigger, recoil, recuperator, traverse, elevation, etc.) in detail.  Folding several timess to get the illustrations to fit made them
inconvenient to reference and difficult to unfold without accumulating tears along the fold lines (as was obvious in the original
manual).  
These illustrations are therefore now printed in a separate manual, with only two folds on each 17" long page (fan-folded). This
allows the reader to have the picture available for reference while reading the manual.
Please reference "88 Flak" on your order.
$29
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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