Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Armymutt, Jan 23, 2021.
I'm pretty sure that I was the only kid in my 8th grade class who know how to field strip an MP40.
The Arms of Krupp, William Manchester.
A history, but not about small arms. Requires a VERY good reading ability. Over a thousand pages -if I remember correctly- but is unforgetable if the reading ability is present.
I have my own sample of Krupp fluid steel, c. 1926:
Book of the Rifle. Also highly recommend the Ruark books already mentioned. The book The Gun might expand his interest to the AK-47 and the M-16.
Beat me to it. I have a copy. Beautifully illustrated. Detailed collector's guide to markings, variants and variations, etc. Quite expensive. ($100+) Any of either Hatcher's or Canfield's works on the Garand and other WWII guns, but those are also quite expensive. I once saw a reference book, I forget the title or editor, but it was 3" thick and had an assembly drawing/part catalog for hundreds of firearms.
If you email me, I'll send you a pdf copy.
Rich at rabidjackal dot com
I've posted this one many times.
There's a ton of information in it - written at a critical point in time - between the two world wars.
Handloading/reloading is just a small part of the paper.
Yes. A strong second to Ruark....the book has had a continuing influence on my life.
Gun books: Brophy’s “The 1903 Springfield Rifle”.
American Rifle by Alexander Rose
It can be found at Amazon, B&N, etc. A very well written and researched history that reads like a novel.
I also suggest "Ammo and Ballistics" by Bob Forker, "Cartridges of the World" by Barnes and "Ammo Encyclopedia" by Michael Bussard. Together the 3 cover about all that can be asked and will provide years of information. The essays alone are worth the price for the valuable information they provide.
Tales of the Gun series is a fun watch. Also, World at War is a great series if you want to get video stuff.
Ditto this reco. It's my go-to reference.
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