By:- An MG Officer translated by John A. Baum
Originally published by Open Words Berlin 1931
A soft back book in as new condition
80 pages with 73 b&w illustrations
This is a 1931 dated commercially produced manual for the students of the MG08. It contains 73 illustrations, each with a caption or explanation, plus an appendix.
Calling this a picture book is a little misleading, though that is the actual title of the book. This is an operator’s manual with lots of great pictures showing each step of operation, with a description of each picture to explain the motions shown in the picture. This manual has excellent pictures on disassembly, clearing stoppages, changing the barrel, and using the ruptured case extractor among others. Some of the pictures in this manual were used in Dolf Goldsmith’s fine book “The Devil’s Paintbrush – Sir Hiram Maxim’s Gun”. This is an excellent quality reproduction of a very rare manual, now in English.