U.S., Russian, and British,

Re-enactor, and Historical Interest Manuals

 

U.S. Manuals

 

NEW U.S. Army Baking Cookbook

This is a bit out of the usual, but I've reproduced a very interesting baking cookbook for the US Army. Making cookies, cakes, pies, fritters and a whole lot more are clearly explained and illustrated. Have your calculator ready, as most of the recipe contents lists are for 100 men.
$14, includes US first class postage. Please reference "US Baking Cookbook " on your order.
Inquire for the extra postage cost for foreign sales.
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NEW U.S. M1 .30 Cal. Carbine Blueprints

Larry Ruth (War Baby, War Baby comes home, and other Carbine books) provided all the blueprints and extras contained in this huge volume, and collaborated with me to produce this book. I spent three months restoring these blueprints and compiling this set of original, U.S. government issued prints. Freckles, spots, and fold lines that have accumulated over the decades have been removed, lines have been straightened, faded places have been restored, and the blueprints haven't looked this good since WWII (if then). This book has 180 pages at 12 x 18". While compiled mostly of original blueprints, extras showing various modifications and variations that have arisen over the years and other details have also been included, including eight pages of the 8.5 x 11" instruction chart series of color prints, showing the names and locations of all the carbine parts. This is ready now. Keep in mind that the resolution on the sample pictures has been reduced to limit the size of the files. The original file for Sample 1 is 6.2 megs (Huge!). All files were scanned and restored at 600 dpi, so these prints are sharp and clean looking, without jaggy lines or printing flaws, even though the pages are a foot high and a foot and a half wide. These prints put the usually-found random government prints to shame. This book is sent rolled (to avoid crease lines and damage), and will return to being fully flat after a day or two o flying flat. The entire book is printed on 28 lb, shiny-finished paper, (similar to the paper used in all the high-end collector books. 28 lb. paper is 40% thicker than standard printer paper, which provides greater durability and strength on pages this size so that they don't get accidentally damaged or torn when handled. The front and back covers are 80 lb cover stock, to protect everything. Binding is done with plastic combs, which allows the book to lay flat when it's open so that it doesn't need the pages weighted down to stay on the page you're reading/machining from.
Please reference "Carbine Prints" on your order.
For the present, this book is available exclusively on GermanManuals.com and from Larry Ruth only.
$95.00 - includes U.S media mail postage and insurance to U.S. addresses. Inquire for the extra postage cost for foreign sales.
Cover  Sample 1  Sample 2  Sample 3                                     

 

U.S. - Bugler manual - Military Issue

U.S. Specialists: Field Music - The Bugler -
This one is a bugler manual, for the guy who plays the bugle (duh!).
This 1928 dated, 34 page illustrated manual starts with 10 pages of text, with little details such as "The bugler's equipment includes a bugle for the Field Artillery and a trumpet in F and G for the other branches". Who knew that?
Then the manual has 21 pages of sheet music of the standard bugle tunes, (Assembly, Reveille, You're in the Army Now, etc.) and the stuff nobody knows about (church call, boat call, mess call - very important!), and a few dozen other tunes.
What self-respecting U.S. reenacting group doesn't have a bugler? Well, now you can have the tunes for him.
Please reference "Bugler" on your order.
$6
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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U.S. Handbook of the German Army - US WWII

Company Officer's Handbook of the German Army - Originally published by the US War Department as a Restricted manual, this is for the US Army Company officer to help them understand various facets of the German Army. See the table of contents. This manual gives a broad overview of the German Wehrmacht and is surprisingly thorough, with many illustrations. I recommend it for those with both US and German interests. 131 pages, 5.5w x 8.5h. I didn't have to translate this manual, so it is priced accordingly and still includes US postage.
Please reference "US Army/German Handbook" on your order.
$8 - includes U.S. first class postage.

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U.S. Browning 1919A4 Overhaul - Military Issue

Browning 1919A4 Base Shop Data - The U.S. military manual for overhauling the 1919A4 belt fed Browning machine gun.
This was published at Rock Island Arsenal in August of 1942. It is now 8.5 x 11" with 87 pages and a plastic comb binding so that it will lay flat on your workbench while in use. Each page has been carefully restored in Photoshop to remove the stray spots and marks, and the pages have been enhanced so that it prints as black for easier reading, instead of having the medium gray that is normally associated with the 5th generation photocopies so often found. This manual has the details for disassembly, assembly, inspection, and rebuilding this classic air cooled machine gun.
Please reference "Browning 1919A4 Overhaul" on your order.
$15
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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U.S. Browning 1917A1 Overhaul - Military Issue

Browning 1917A1 Base Shop Data - The U.S. military manual for overhauling the 1917A1 water cooled, belt fed Browning machine gun.
This was published at Rock Island Arsenal in February of 1943. It is now 8.5 x 11", with 67 pages and a plastic comb binding so that it will lay flat on your workbench while in use. Each page has been carefully restored in Photoshop to remove the stray spots and marks, and the pages have been enhanced so that it prints as black for easier reading, instead of having the medium gray that is normally associated with the 5th generation photocopies so often found. This manual has the details you'll need to know for disassembly, assembly, inspection, and rebuilding this classic water cooled machine gun.
Please reference "Browning 1917A1 Overhaul" on your order.
$13
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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U.S. Browning 1919A6 Technical Manual - Military Issue

Browning 1919A6 Technical Manual -
The U.S. military manual for the bipod and shoulder stock equipped belt fed Browning machine gun. This brief, well illustrated manual published in September of 1943 explains the differences between the 1919A4 and 1919A6 configurations, with operation, care and preservation, and a listing of reference manuals. It is now 8.5 x 11", with 14 pages and a plastic comb binding so that it will lay flat on your workbench while in use. This manual covers what is different for the 1919A6 only, and refers to other manuals for more general and detailed information. A small manual, appropriately priced.
Please reference "Browning 1919A6" on your order.

$6
-  Includes U.S. first class postage.
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U.S. M1 Garand Disassembly/Assembly/Inspection - Military Issue

U.S. Rifle, Cal. .30, M1 Base Shop Data - The U.S. military manual for the M1 Garand service rifle.
This was published at Rock Island Arsenal in February of 1943. It is now 8.5 x 11", with 36 pages and a plastic comb binding so that it will lay flat on your workbench while in use. Each page has been carefully restored in Photoshop to remove the stray spots and marks, and the pages have been enhanced so that it prints as black for easier reading, instead of having the medium gray that is normally associated with the 5th generation photocopies so often found. This includes disassembly/assembly of the bolt, front and rear sights, en-bloc clip parts, and trigger group, and how to rebarrel the receiver. It also includes the necessary dimensions for checking things like the bore, gas cylinder, and piston.
Please reference "Garand Disassembly" on your order.
$9
– Includes U.S. first class postage.
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U.S. M1/M1A Carbine Complete Disassembly/Assembly - Military Issue

Carbine Base Shop Data- The Complete disassembly/assembly manual for the U.S. M1 Carbine.
. 20 pages with illustrations for each step of disassembly/assembly. This is not a full technical manual (coming soon) but explicitly describes disassembly and assembly of the M1 and M1A1 Carbine, including the fold-stock. It is now 8.5 x 11", with 14 pages and a plastic comb binding so that it will lay flat on your workbench while in use. A small manual, appropriately priced.
Please reference "M1 Carbine Disassembly" on your order.
$7
Includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Sample 1  Sample2    
                           


U.S. TB ORD 366 - Rebuild Standards for Small Arms - Military Issue

This manual has been very difficult to find as a reprint, and nearly impossible to find as an original. This reprint is cleaned up and enhanced to make it a very easy to read 178 page manual, with lots of illustrations. The original had some very small type in it that was difficult to read in an 5.5" x 8.5" manual, so I've reproduced this is a larger format of 8.5" x 11", with a lay-flat plastic comb binding. This is printed at 125% of the original size, which makes it much easier to read, especially for those of us who don't have 25 year old eyes anymore. This manual covers the .30 Carbine, Garand, B.A.R, Pistols & Revolvers, .22 Rifles, Shotguns, .30 & .50 Machine Guns, Bayonets, Rocket & Grenade Launchers, Web & Leather Equipent. See the table of contents page below for details. This manual will be sent as Media Mail to save a few dollars on postage, since it weighs nearly a pound. If you want it sent faster than Media Mail, it can be sent in a Prioirty Mail Flat-Rate mailer for $4 extra.
Please reference "US Rebuild Standards" on your order.
$22
– includes U.S. Medial Mail postage. For Priority Mail, add $4.00 ($26 total).
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U.S. - Thompson 1928A1 - WW2 Military Issue

U.S. Base Shop Data for Gun, Submachine, Cal. .45, M1928A1- The U.S. military manual for the Thompson.
The complete disassembly/assembly of the Thompson SMG, showing changing the barrel and complete disasembly of the trigger group. is was published at Rock Island Arsenal in November of 1943. It is now 8.5 x 11", with 18 pages and a plastic comb binding so that it will lay flat on your workbench while in use. Each page has been carefully restored in Photoshop to remove the stray spots and marks, and the pages have been enhanced so that it prints as black for easier reading, instead of having the medium gray that is normally associated with the 5th generation photocopies so often found.
Please reference "Thompson Disassembly" on your order.
$8
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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U.S. - 1918A1 BAR - Base Shop Data - WW2 Military Issue

U.S. Base Shot Data for Rifle, Auto, Cal. .30, Browning M 1918A2 - The U.S. military manual for the BAR. Complete disassembly/assembly is shown for the BAR in the well illustrated manual, issued by Rock Island Arsenal in Feb. 1943. It is now 8.5 x 11", with 52 pages and a plastic comb binding so that it will lay flat on your workbench while in use. Each page has been carefully restored in Photoshop to remove the stray spots and marks, and the pages have been enhanced so that it prints as black for easier reading, instead of having the medium gray that is normally associated with the 5th generation photocopies so often found.
Please reference "BAR Base Shop Data" on your order.

$11
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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U.S. - 1918A2 BAR Field Maintenance -Military Issue

U.S. TM Manual TM9-2111 - The U.S. military Field Maintenance manual for the BAR. 78 pages of field maintenance for the BAR in a thoroughly illustrated manual dated February of 1957. Formerly a 5.5" x 7.75" manual with really small print, it is now 8.5 x 11", now with larger print and a plastic comb binding so that it will lay flat on your workbench while in use. See the Contents page below for the areas covered in this manual.
Each page has been carefully restored in Photoshop to remove the stray spots and marks, and the pages have been enhanced so that it prints as black for easier reading, instead of having the medium gray that is normally associated with the 5th generation photocopies so often found.
Please reference "BAR Field Repair" on your order.
$14
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  
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U.S. - Model 1911 Pistol - Base Shop Data - WW2 Military Issue

U.S. Base Shot Data Pistol, Cal. .45, 1911A1 - The U.S. military manual for the 1911 Model Pistol.
This Rock Island Arsenal manual from Sept. 1942 shows complete disassembly/assembly for the semi-auto .45 pistol. Its 42 pages of contents include disassembly, assembly, overhaul, and tool drawings. The tool drawings, as with many U.S. military manuals (including those above) were very small and of poor quality in the original manuals. Blowing the pictures up in size to fit the 8.5 x 11" format makes the diagrams easier to see, but many of the dimensions are unreadable at any size (including in the originals). Still, this is a very nicely detailed manual about this classic .45 cal. pistol.
Please reference "1911 Pistol Base Shop Data" on your order.
$10
– includes U.S. first class postage.
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NEW U.S. - Model 1914 / Model 1917 Rifle - Base Shop Data - WW2 Military Issue

Another in the oustanding Base Shop Data series of US-made ordnance manuals. This one covers the Model 1914 and Model 1917 (P-14/P-17) .30-06 caliber bolt action rifles, commonly found in WWI, and still used in WWII. Shows complete assembly and disassembly, right down to removing the barrel and replacing the firing pin. 24 pages, 8.5 x 11" format, now with larger print and a plastic comb binding so that it will lay flat on your workbench while in use.
Please reference "P-14/P-17 Base Shop Data" on your order.
$10.00 -
includes U.S first class postage.
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NEW U.S. - Garand Ordnance Maintenance - 1947 Military Issue

TM9-1275 Ordnance Maintenance U.S. Rifles, Cal. .30, M1, M1C (Sniper's) and M1D (Sniper'). Ordnance maintenance for the Garand rifle.102 pages pages, 8.5 x 11" format. Inspection, tools, maintenance, malfunctions and corrections. This is a full step above most Garand manuals, now with larger print and a plastic comb binding so that it will lay flat on your workbench while in use. Well illustrated, this shows many of the tools to test, fix, and adjust the Garand, as well as how to make them (with dimension drawings), with excellent troubleshooting and repair sections. This is NOT an operator manual, those are available most everywhere.
Please reference "Garand Ordnance Maintenance" on your order.
$16.00 -
includes U.S first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Index 1  Index 2                                      


U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations - 1941 Free DOWNLOAD .pdf file

Small Arms Instructors Manual 1918 - WWI Free DOWNLOAD .pdf file

Trench Warfare Rifle Instruction 1917 - WWI Free DOWNLOAD .pdf file

Russian Manuals


Russian MG Squad Manual - WW2 Military Issue

Handbook for the Commander and Soldier of the Machine Gun Squad.
Originally published in 1941, with about 140 pages.  This translation of a Russian MG squad manual explains how to properly care for and use the MG, and also includes the basics for combat and survival in the red army.
See the table of contents for details. This is NOT a Maxim MG operator manual.
Please reference "Russian MG Squad Manual" on your order.
$28
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Page 30  Page 40  Pages 80-81  Pages 114-115                                  

 

The PPSh Operator manual. Translated from the 1955 Russian Infantry military edition, this well illustrated manual tells you all about assembly, disassembly, zeroing, cleaning, firing positions, etc. See the table of contents and pages views listed below. 75 pages, 8.5"H x 5.5"W.
Please reference "Russian PPSh Manual" on your order.
$18
– includes U.S. first class postage.

Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Pages 6-7  Pages 14-15  Pages 30-31  Pages 60-61                                                                       

 

Camouflaging Field Positions - A well illustrated and detailed 1942 manual for the showing the methods of camouflage to the commander of the Russian Engineer troops. 30 pages, 8.5"H x 5.5"W. This has many line drawings of the correct and incorrect ways to conceal positions and trenches, as well as to make decoy positions.
Please reference "Russian Camouflage" on your order.
$8
– includes U.S. first class postage.

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British Manuals


LMG (Bren) Training Manual - WW2 Military Issue

Small Arms Training, Volume 1, Pamphlet No. 4. A reproduction of the original British, 1942 dated light machine gun (Bren) operating manual. 41 pages, 8.5h x 5.5"w.
Please reference "Bren LMG" on your order.
$7
– includes U.S. first class postage.

Cover  Contents  Pages 6-7  Pages 26-27                                             

Sten Training Manual - WW2 Military Issue

Small Arms Training, Volume 1, Pamphlet No. 22. A reproduction of the original British, 1942 dated Sten machine Carbine operating manual. 12 pages of how to operate, load, and disassemble the Sten SMG.
Please reference "Sten Carbine" on your order.
$6
– includes U.S. first class postage.

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Enfield (Rifle) Training Manual - WW2 Military Issue

Small Arms Training, Volume 1, Pamphlet No. 3. A reproduction of the original British, 1942 dated Enfield Rifle operating manual. 46 pages, 8.5h x 5.5"w.
Please reference "Enfield Rifle" on your order.
$8
– includes U.S. first class postage.

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NEW

British Sniper Training Manual - WW2 Military Issue

Notes on the Training of Snipers - Military Training Pamphlet No. 44. A reproduction of the original British, 1940 dated sniper training manual. 35 pages, 8.5h x 5.5"w.
Please reference "British Sniper Training" on your order.
$8
– includes U.S. first class postage.

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