Osprey Publishing UK. It also investigates the kar 98k, saw use with mexican and Yugoslavian forces, which was still in front-line use with Wehrmacht troops in 1945, and even played a role in the 1990s Balkan conflicts in the hands of snipers. Drawing on first-hand accounts of the weapons in combat and fascinating primary sources regarding their mechanical performance, this fully illustrated study charts the Mauser's origins, combat record and lasting influence.
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The Mosin-Nagant Rifle WeaponOsprey Publishing #ad - The mosin-nagant is the world's longest-surviving and most widely distributed military rifle, having armed the forces of Russia and many other countries for over a century. It has seen action from world war i to the present day, but is most famous for its role during World War II, where it proved to be an excellent sniping weapon in the hands of marksmen such as Vasili Zaitsev and Simo Häyhä.
This study covers the rifles entire combat history, from its early development through to its service in combat, and the impact it has had on modern firearms. Dramatic battle reports and specially-commissioned artwork complement the meticulously researched examination of the Mosin-Nagant provided by author Bill Harriman as he delves into the history of one of the most iconic rifles of World War II.
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The Lee-Enfield Rifle WeaponOsprey Publishing #ad - Soldier's recollections of the rifle are overwhelmingly affectionate it was known as the Smellie; today it remains a very popular target rifle for competitive shooting, and modern copies are being manufactured to meet demand. Featuring first-hand accounts, this is the story of the Lee-Enfield, many in colour, brand-new full-colour artwork and close-up photographs, the innovative, reliable and long-lived rifle that equipped British and other forces through the world wars and beyond.
It was adopted by the british army in 1895 and only replaced by the L1A1 SLR in 1957; even then a sniper variant, the L42A1, was used until 1989, giving a service life of nearly a century. The short magazine lee-enfield smle, set a new precedent in military rifles, introduced in 1903, being neither a carbine nor a full-length rifle but an ingenious compromise that was soon copied by other countries.
The Lee-Enfield Rifle Weapon #ad - The lee-enfield equipped british, commonwealth and other forces throughout the world wars and well into the 1960s, giving excellent service in every kind of terrain and weather. Osprey. The lee-enfield featured an innovative detachable ten-round magazine; this large capacity, together with the weapon's revolutionary bolt-action operation, made it possible for well-drilled shooters to fire 20 to 30 rounds in 60 seconds the 'mad minute'.
Osprey Publishing. This extraordinary speed gave rise to mistaken German reports of being opposed by massed machine guns in 1914. It saw combat from the boer war onwards, and thousands are still in use today, notably by the Taliban in Afghanistan; it is estimated that 17 million have been produced.
Mauser Military Rifles of the WorldGun Digest Books #ad - Osprey. Includes all models of the Mauser 98, including the Mauser sniper rifles of various militaries from around the globe. Osprey Publishing. The definitive book on the subject, is the masterwork of Robert Ball, Mauser Military Rifles of the World, 5th Edition, the world's foremost authority on Mauser rifles.
No other work on mausers contains more details and models of this ubiquitous rifle--from the early black powder models to the Mauser 98 and beyond. Gun digest Books. Ball's years of research and expertise culminate in this definitive, full-color reference. Previously unknown mauser variationsrare coverage of experimental mausers and prototypesMauser descriptions, model specifics and markingsHundreds of full-color detailed Mauser photos organized by countryMauser Military Rifles of the World, historical backgrounds, 5th Edition examines in meticulous detail the significance and development of one of the world's most prolific firearm designs.
The M1903 Springfield Rifle WeaponOsprey Publishing #ad - When large numbers of m1903 springfields were sold off to American civilians it became a popular hunting rifle and one of the most collected US military firearms due to the large number of variations. During world war i, us troops developed a formidable reputation for marksmanship aided by the accuracy of the M1903 Springfield, which was widely used in that conflict alongside the Pattern 1917 Enfield.
World war ii saw the introduction of the m1903a3, which changed the rear sight so that it was closer to that of the M1 Garand, to allow easier training of troops who might be issued either rifle. Many infantry squads that were equipped with the Garand also had at least one "grenadier" who retained an '03 for launching rifle grenades.
The M1903 Springfield Rifle Weapon #ad - Illustrated with specially commissioned color artwork and drawing upon veterans' recollections, this is the engaging story of the M1903 Springfield, an iconic rifle prized for its lethal accuracy that equipped US and other troops for much of the 20th century. Osprey. Developed to replace the model 1892 krag-Jørgensen rifle, the Model 1903 Springfield was a five-shot bolt-action rifle that introduced the.
30-06 cartridge - the standard US round until the introduction of the 7. 62mm nato cartridge - and gave the us infantryman a durable, magazine-fed weapon so renowned for its accuracy that it remained in service as a sniping rifle for decades after it was superseded by the M1 Garand in 1937. Extensively used in world war i, color guards, us marine snipers still used m1903 Springfield rifles, and it remains in service today with drill teams, the M1903 Springfield saw widespread combat in World War II and Korea; even during the Vietnam War, and ceremonial units.
The m1903a4 sniper version was used during World War II and later.
German Automatic Rifles 1941–45: Gew 41, Gew 43, FG 42 and StG 44 WeaponOsprey Publishing #ad - Gun digest Books. Osprey. The blitzkrieg campaigns of 1939-40 convinced many observers that most infantry combat took place at closer ranges than the 750-1, 000m for which most contemporary rifles were designed. The fg 42, had a landmark straight-in-line design and other features frequently seen in subsequent small arms, designed specifically for airborne soldiers, notably the US M60 machine gun.
From 1941 germany's arms designers took note and produced a new series of infantry firearms that not only transformed squad firepower, but also laid the foundations for postwar assault rifle design. The gew 43/kar 43, fitted with a telescopic-sight rail as standard, was one of history's first semi-auto sniper rifles.
German Automatic Rifles 1941–45: Gew 41, Gew 43, FG 42 and StG 44 Weapon #ad - Most influential was the mp 43/stg 44, arguably the world's first true assault rifle, which delivered formidable full-auto fire from a shortened 7. 92mm round. This weapon also went on to influence the design of the greatest assault rifle of all time - the AK-47. This study not only provides a detailed technical description of each weapon, but also explores how the firearms performed on the battlefields of World War II.
The combat takes us from the fg 42 in the hands of fallschirmjäger at Monte Cassino through to StG 44s being used by Waffen-SS soldiers on both the Eastern and Western Fronts. New supreme Hobbies item. Osprey Publishing.
The ‘Broomhandle’ Mauser WeaponOsprey Publishing #ad - New supreme Hobbies item. Gun digest Books. This saw its ultimate expression in the first-ever select-fire handgun--the "Schnellfeuer" machine pistol, fed by a detachable magazine and offering both full-automatic and single-shot modes. Osprey. The c 96 was the first semi-automatic pistol to see combat, Chinese, and seeing service with the German, arming both sides in the Second Anglo-Boer War, Russian, and other militaries.
Widely purchased commercially, it was carried by none other than Winston Churchill in the Sudan and South Africa, became prized by the Irish Republican Army and Soviet revolutionaries, and even armed Han Solo in the Star Wars movies. Featuring full-color artwork and an array of revealing photographs, the ground-breaking semi-automatic pistol that armed a generation of military personnel, this is the engrossing story of the C 96 "Broomhandle" Mauser, adventurers, and revolutionaries at the beginning of the 20th century.
The ‘Broomhandle’ Mauser Weapon #ad - Osprey Publishing. At a time when most handguns were limited to six rounds, the ten-shot Mauser caught the attention of the world for its unprecedented firepower and formidable high-velocity 7. 63×25mm cartridge.
MP 38 and MP 40 Submachine Guns WeaponOsprey Publishing #ad - Over 1 million were produced during world war ii, many finding their way after 1945 into the hands of paramilitary and irregular forces, from Israel to Vietnam; the Norwegian armed forces continued to use them until the early 1990s, and examples and derivatives saw widespread use in the Yugoslav wars of that decade.
Osprey. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork and period and close-up photographs, combat use, this is the story of the origins, and lasting influence of two of World War II's most famous firearms. The submachine-gun concept had its origins in the trenches of World War I, as German designers sought to develop a new weapon that utilized pistol ammunition to deliver devastating bursts of automatic fire at close ranges.
MP 38 and MP 40 Submachine Guns Weapon #ad - An improved version, made greater use of stamped steel and electro-spot welding to simplify production further; a twin-magazine version, the MP 40/II, the MP 40, was briefly and unsuccessfully considered as a counter to the select-fire Soviet PPSh-41 with its 71-round drum magazine. The mp 38 and the mp 40 saw combat in the hands of German troops in every theater in which they were involved, and have become synonymous with Nazi Germany's war effort in popular perception.
Reference Book. Gun digest Books. Osprey Publishing. New supreme Hobbies item. It was rapidly adopted by Germany's armed forces and first saw combat during the invasion of Poland in 1939.
The M1 Garand WeaponOsprey Publishing #ad - But the garand became the defining mankiller of the war, and many US combat veterans consider it one of the key reasons they survived the war, despite its weight and magazine problems, as one veteran succinctly commented, "I let my Garand do the talking. Osprey. It was the us army's principal infantry weapon in World War II, beloved of troops for its ability to withstand hard use and be ready when needed.
Patton called the Garand, "The greatest battle implement ever devised. At a time when opposing forces were armed with bolt action rifles, US troops had a highly reliable self-loader. Reference Book. Some army and marine corps troops allegedly felt that the distinctive "twang" as the Garand's clip was ejected when empty alerted the enemy that the soldiers were reloading and resulted in an attack.
The M1 Garand Weapon #ad - But this problem may have been overstated as experienced troops did not all empty their weapons at the same time. Gun digest Books. No less an authority on killing the enemy than General George S. Eight rounds was not much magazine capacity for a self-loading rifle, thus requiring frequent reloading in combat.
The eight-round clips which were used to load the M1 Garand were, however, viewed with mixed emotions by the troops on the ground. The m1 garand gave us infantrymen a marked edge during World War II.
MG 34 and MG 42 Machine Guns WeaponOsprey Publishing #ad - In itself the mg 34 was an excellent weapon: an air-cooled, recoil-operated machine gun that could run through belts of 7. 92mm ammunition at a rate of 850rpm, delivering killing firepower at ranges of more than 1, 000m. Gun digest Books. Osprey. Osprey Publishing. Yet simply by changing its mount and feed mechanism, the operator could radically transform its function.
On its standard bipod it was a light machine gun, ideal for infantry assaults; on a tripod it could serve as a sustained-fire medium machine gun; aircraft or vehicular mounts turned it into an air defence weapon; and it also served as the coaxial machine gun on numerous tanks. During world war ii, the mg 34 was superseded although it remained in combat use by a new GPMG - the MG 42.
The mg 42 was more efficient to manufacture and more robust, and had a blistering 1, 200rpm rate of fire. New supreme Hobbies item. Such were its qualities of firepower and usability that it became the foundation of an entire series of postwar machine guns, including the MG 1 and MG 3 - the latter is still in production and service to this day.
MG 34 and MG 42 Machine Guns Weapon #ad - Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and drawing upon numerous technical manuals and first-hand accounts, this study explores the technological development, varied roles and lasting influence of the revolutionary MG 34 and MG 42 machine guns and their postwar successors. Nicknamed 'hitler's buzzsaw' by allied troops, it was arguably the finest all-round GPMG ever produced, and alongside the MG 34 it inflicted heavy casualties on Allied soldiers on all European and North African fronts.
With the mg 34, the german wehrmacht introduced an entirely new concept in automatic firepower - the general-purpose machine gun GPMG.