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Mauser Military Rifles of the World

Author : Robert W. D. Ball
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Mauser Military Rifles of the World

Author : Robert Ball
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The ultimate Mauser military rifle reference, this superior guide is packed with more models, all-color photos and Mauser history is tailored to the interests and needs of firearms collectors. With more than 50 countries represented, 75 years of Mauser military rifle production is meticulously cataloged with descriptions, historical details, model specifications and markings, for easy identification by collectors. Mauser Military Rifles of the World, 4th Edition features: 1,300+ compelling color photos, including new, never-before-published photos of very rare Mausers, helpful in measuring collectability data about how and where the rifles were employed in conflict all in alphabetical format, giving readers easy access to information. Historical data, coupled with detailed color photos make this guide educational and entertaining!

Mauser Military Rifles

Author : Neil Grant
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This volume offers an insight into the iconic Mauser family of German bolt-action rifles. Drawing on first-hand accounts of the weapons in combat and primary sources regarding their mechanical performance, this fully illustrated study charts the Mauser's origins, combat record and lasting influence. It explores the full range of Mauser rifles, beginning with the hugely successful Gew 98, which entered service in the time of the Kaiser, provided the basis for the US Springfield M1903 and equipped combatants such as the South African Boers. It also investigates the Kar 98k, which was still in front-line use with Wehrmacht troops in 1945, saw use with Mexican and Yugoslavian forces, and even played a role in the 1990s Balkan conflicts in the hands of snipers. Featuring expert analysis, specially commissioned artwork and gripping first-hand accounts, this volume is ideal for anyone seeking an understanding of these sturdy and accurate rifles' unique place in the history of small-unit tactics in the 20th century.

Mechanical Variations of Mauser Bolt Action Military Rifles

Author : James A. Wingate
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Collecting these great historical battle rifles is great fun, but the serious novice will soon become confused, and then irritated. The Author, a veteran Mechanical Engineer, knows this, because it happened to him too. He actually wrote this book for his own use, from notes he made to avoid being cheated out of hard-earned gun-collecting investment funds, and now he shares it with you. Its Mauser Model identification procedure guides the new collector in sorting out a specific rifle identity from the world's hundreds of known physical variants, using standard photographic references commercially available to everyone. It is chock full of brand-new close-up photos, mechanical details, info on chamber crests, markings, and the historical time line of the many global manufacturers of this immortal rifle. It is written in a crusty, personal and often irreverent style (but only where irreverence is well past due!)

Mauser Military Rifles

Author : Neil Grant
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This volume offers an insight into the iconic Mauser family of German bolt-action rifles. Drawing on first-hand accounts of the weapons in combat and primary sources regarding their mechanical performance, this fully illustrated study charts the Mauser's origins, combat record and lasting influence. It explores the full range of Mauser rifles, beginning with the hugely successful Gew 98, which entered service in the time of the Kaiser, provided the basis for the US Springfield M1903 and equipped combatants such as the South African Boers. It also investigates the Kar 98k, which was still in front-line use with Wehrmacht troops in 1945, saw use with Mexican and Yugoslavian forces, and even played a role in the 1990s Balkan conflicts in the hands of snipers. Featuring expert analysis, specially commissioned artwork and gripping first-hand accounts, this volume is ideal for anyone seeking an understanding of these sturdy and accurate rifles' unique place in the history of small-unit tactics in the 20th century.

Military Firearms Collector s Guide Bundle With Paperback Book

Author : Robert W. D. Ball
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SPECIAL SHRINKWRAPPED BUNDLE! In this ultimate guide for military firearms collectors, you'll find everything you need to know to identify and acquire military firearms for fun and profit. The ultimate Mauser military rifle reference, Mauser Military Rifles of the World 4th Edition is packed with even more models, more four-color photos and more fascinating Mauser history. Representing more than 50 countries, 75 years of Mauser military rifle production is meticulously cataloged with descriptions, historical details, model specifications and markings, making for easy and accurate identification of the world's greatest bolt-actions. Whether you're into small-rings, 98k's, or any other Mauser rifle or carbine, you'll find it in Mauser Military Rifles of the World 4th Edition. Lavishly illustrated with more than 700 photos, Standard Catalog of Civil War Firearms is a detailed identification and pricing guide to the bewildering variety of firearms used in the Civil War. From 1861 Springfields to Burnsides to Gallaghers and Henrys, Standard Catalog of Civil War Firearms will tell you all about them and what they're worth. Written by the late, legendary Ian Hogg, Military Small Arms of the 20th Century is the definitive illustrated guide to a century of small caliber firearms, covering pistols, submachine guns, bolt-action rifles, automatic rifles, machine guns, anti-tank and all sorts of heavy iron.

Repeating and Multi Fire Weapons

Author : Gerald Prenderghast
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From the very earliest days of organized warfare, combatants have wanted to develop weapons with more firepower. This has inevitably led to a wide variety of repeating weapons, capable of a degree of sustained fire without reloading. Based largely upon new research, this book explores the history of repeating and multi-fire weapons, beginning with the Chinese repeating crossbow in the 4th century BCE, and ending with the world's most common firearm, the Kalashnikov AK-47. The author describes the potency of the machine gun in World War I, the development of the semiautomatic pistol and the role of the submachine gun in improving the effectiveness of the infantryman.

Firepower

Author : Paul Lockhart
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How military technology has transformed the world The history of warfare cannot be fully understood without considering the technology of killing. In Firepower, acclaimed historian Paul Lockhart tells the story of the evolution of weaponry and how it transformed not only the conduct of warfare but also the very structure of power in the West, from the Renaissance to the dawn of the atomic era. Across this period, improvements in firepower shaped the evolving art of war. For centuries, weaponry had remained simple enough that any state could equip a respectable army. That all changed around 1870, when the cost of investing in increasingly complicated technology soon meant that only a handful of great powers could afford to manufacture advanced weaponry, while other countries fell behind. Going beyond the battlefield, Firepower ultimately reveals how changes in weapons technology reshaped human history.

Sniping Rifles on the Eastern Front 1939 45

Author : Martin Pegler
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The Soviet Union had developed a significant sniping force by 1939, but the extraordinary skill and cunning displayed by Finnish snipers during the Winter War forced the Soviets to innovate. On the other side, German sniping suffered from a lack of standardization of weapons and a lack of marksmen deployed at the start of the Great Patriotic War (1941–45). There were few heroes in the conflict, but on both sides, the snipers were idolized – especially on the Soviet side, gaining almost mythical status. As well as traditional bolt-action weapons, both sides used several types of semi-automatic rifle, such as the SVT-38 and the Gew 41. Offering greater firepower at the expense of long-range accuracy, such weapons would be profoundly influential in the postwar world. Fully illustrated, this absorbing study investigates the development of sniping weapons and techniques on World War II's Eastern Front.

Rifles

Author : David Westwood
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"From the breech-loading rifles of the British Army and the American Winchesters of the U.S. Army to the German Mauser and the French Lebel, this exhaustive volume traces the evolution of rifles from the perspectives of the men who designed them and the military personnel who used them. In addition to failures like the Jennings Volcanic rifle and the British SA80, readers will encounter such successes as the AK-47, the most recognized and most common assault rifle of the 20th century."--Jacket.