U.S. & Russian Guns, Re-enactor, and Historical Interest

 

U.S. Manuals

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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. 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.
Cover  Sample 1  Sample 2  Sample 3      
                             


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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).
Cover  Contents  More Contents  Page 23  Page 109  Page 140  
                             


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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. - 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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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 squad manual explains to the Maxim machinegun crew 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                                  

 

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The PPSh Operator manual. Translateds 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                                                                       

 

COMING SOON

A Russian camouflage manual. A well illustrated and detailed manual for the WWII Russian methods of camouflage. Details will be posted as they are available. Expected completion is by the end of March. About 30 pages, 8.5"H x 5.5"W.
Please reference "Russian Camouflage" on your order. NOT YET AVAILABLE!
$??
– includes U.S. first class postage.

                                                                       








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