More Models — More Photos — More History Robert Ball, the world's foremost authority on Mauser military rifles, continues to scour the continents in search of more details and models of this ubiquitous rifle. His years of research and expertise culminate in this definitive, full-color Mauser reference. In this new edition, you'll find: Previously unknown variations Rare coverage of experimental weapons and prototypes Meticulously cataloged descriptions, historical backgrounds, model specifics and markings, and detailed photographs One of a kind, this edition is the most exhaustive reference ever for Mauser military rifles!
Mannlicher Military Rifles
Author: Paul S. Scarlata
Publisher: Andrew Mowbray Incorporated, Publishers
This books contains all the information you need! Inside you will find: model-by-model specifications; modern test firing results; exciting service histories; ammunition details; rare combat photos; useful technical drawings; a discussion of Mannlicher's imitators, and more!
Author: R. Blake Stevens
This is the complete story of Argentinas contract Mauser rifles from the purchase of their first Model 1871s to the disposal of the last shipment of surplus rifles received in the United States in May 2002. Between 1891-1959 Argentina bought or manufactured nearly 500,000 Mauser rifles and carbines for itself as well as for its neighbors Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay. It also supplied Spain with rifles to help suppress the Melilla revolt in Morocco, which were eventually used against the United States during the Spanish American War of 1898. The Argentine Commissions relentless pursuit of tactical superiority resulted in a major contribution to the development of Mausers now famous bolt-action system. The combined efforts of the Belgian, Turkish and Argentine arms commissions between 1889 and 1892 produced the origins of what became the Model 98 bolt-action system that is still in use today over 110 years later. Details include: thirty-seven identified variants; the history behind each purchase and the technical description of each variant; contract-by-contract, and in the case of the Model 1891, 1909 and 1947 weapons a month-by-month, detail of production and shipping data; over 400 pictures, illustrations, documents and blueprints; history and details of the manufacturing facilities in Europe and in Argentina as well as a description of the manufacturing process used by the Matheu (DGFM-FMAP) small arms factory in Argentina; interesting and colorful anecdotes about the people involved, including revelations about spying and secret alliances never before revealed.
Part-by-part examination of the Swiss military rifles, the Vetterli and the Schmidt, in use from 1869 to 1958. All models and there parts are described and analyzed from the collector's point of view. Includes a description of all markings by model, and their meaning, including military markings, a history of their development and use, exploded views, disassembly/assembly, maintenance, trouble shooting and use.
Hunting Namibia includes stories and full color pictures from almost ten years of safari hunting in Namibia. The safaris in this survey unfolded in most of the major untamed safaris areas of Namibia. This book offers helpful tips to those thinking about hunting in Namibia as well as stories that may seem familiar to those that have. Our safaris balance the drama, labor and fearlessness required for proper dangerous game hunting at close range with the precision shooting required for plains game. Larry Weishuhn adds a special dangerous game chapter entitled HEB. His exploits keep the reader right in the thorns and dust with him as he closes the gate on the hippo, elephant and buffalo of the Caprivi Strip.
FN Mauser Rifles
Author: Anthony Vanderlinden
Collector reference on book on FN Mauser rifles
Hunting Comancheria, The Longest Safari traces the hunting heritage of Comancheria. Comancheria was the territory held by the Comanche from a time pre-dating western intervention until the mid-1870s. The area encompassed Eastern Colorado, Southern Kansas, Oklahoma and most of Texas. Utilizing the boundaries set by the Comanche this nonfictional account details the hunting of this area from the first culture known in the Americas to present. Comancheria has proven since time has been counted in the Americas that it is perhaps the most game rich and game diverse area outside Africa. No wonder it has been so richly fought over for so long. The author has been hunting Comancheria for twenty five years and his book traces his exploits and shares a few lessons learned along the way. Hunting Comancheria is not a story of great hunting conquests or exhibits of hunting prowess, though more than a few hunts are detailed in the way this author is known for, it is an ode to the cultures and territory itself.
Bolt Action Rifles
Author: Frank De Haas
Publisher: Dbi Books
This revised edition features 13 new turn-bolt action rifle designs, expanding the total coverage within the text to over 120 models.
The updated second edition of Handbook of Firearms and Ballistics includes recent developed analytical techniques and methodologies with a more comprehensive glossary, additional material, and new case studies. With a new chapter on the determination of bullet caliber via x-ray photography, this edition includes revised material on muzzle attachments, proof marks, non-toxic bullets, and gunshot residues. Essential reading for forensic scientists, firearms examiners, defense and prosecution practitioners, the judiciary, and police force, this book is also a helpful reference guide for undergraduate and graduate forensic science students.