These are semi-auto and bolt action rifles, and pistols of all types.

See the MG Manuals page for automatic or select fire rifles.



Rifles and Pistols

Rifles
(Includes the G-43, K98k, 98a, 98b, Gew98, KKW, Insert Barrel 24, and VG-1)


G 43 Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

D 1865/2 Gewehr 43 (G43) mit Gewehr Zielfernrohr 4-fach - Rifle 43 (G43) with Rifle Telescope 4-power.  The manual for the German answer to the U.S. Garand.  16 pages with disassembly, assembly, and how the gun works.  Contains very little actual information about the ZF4 scope, regardless of the manual title.
Please reference "G-43" on your order.
$6
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Page 7      



G43 / K43 Buttstock Manual - WW2 Military Issue

Karabiner 43 (K 43) mit Gewehr-Zielfernrohr 4-fach - Karabiner 43 (K 43) with 4 Power Telescopic Sight.  This is the 1944 dated little manual to be rolled up inside the buttstock of the G 43 or K 43 semi auto rifle.  At about 4"W x 3"H, it is surprisingly informative with 32 pages.  This is the later buttstock manual, with the extra 2 page appendix explaining the disassembly of the late K43 that was made without the external, right rear mounted bolt hold-open catch.
As with the above manual, this contains very little information about the scope, regardless of the title.
This manual is also available in the original German for the same price.  You will receive the English version unless you specifically ask for the German copy.
Please reference "K43 Buttstock" on your order.
$5 –
includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Pages 22-23    



SKS Operator Manual - East German   

DV-20/1a 7.62-mm Slebstladekarabiners - SKS Operator Manual.
 This 1958 East German military manual explains the operation and care of the SKS semi-auto rifle.  This very well illustrated manual contains 80 pages of exceptional detail on cleaning (such as how to clean the gas piston and use of the buttstock cleaning kit), complete disassembly, sight adjustment, and trouble shooting.  A typically thorough German manual, now available in English.  When the generic SKS manuals have 10-20 pages, and this one has 80 pages, doesn't it make you wonder what you're missing?  The SKS repair manual (below) is the brother to this manual.
Please reference "SKS Operator Manual" on your order.
$19 –
includes U.S. first class postage
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Pages 38-39         



SKS Repair Manual - East German

DV-40/11 Anleitung zur Instandsetzung des 7.62-mm Slebstladekarabiners - SKS armorer's repair manual.
 This 120 page East German manual explains the repair on the SKS semi-auto rifle in great detail.  Troubleshooting is handled in depth, from simple things like the gun won't feed, to how to properly headspace the bolt.  As is typical with the East German repair manuals, dimensioned drawings and spring sizes are shown for the armorer to be able to make his own replacement parts.  It even shows how to make the springs and lists annealing temperatures for them.  This is a fine manual for repairing one of the million or so SKS rifles imported into the U.S.  The above operator manual is recommended to be paired with the repair manual, as the repair manual doesn't cover the basics contained in the operator manual.  These were made to be used as a set, as there is no duplication of information, and the reference names and part numbers are consistent in both manuals.
Please reference "SKS Repair Manual" on your order.
$23 –
includes U.S. first class postage
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Pages 22-23  Pages 40-41  Pages 90-91                    



Basic Shooting Instruction Manual - Denckler

Allgemeine Schießlehre - General Shooting Instruction.
 This Denckler manual explains bullet trajectory theory, proper aiming, windage, and the other basics of firing a gun such as leading a moving target, and shot dispersion.
An excellent little manual for explaining the basics of the gun and cartridge, with 19 pages with 30 illustrations.
Please reference "Shooting Instruction" on your order.
$6
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Page 8  



Intermediate Shooting Instruction Manual - Schmitt

Schmitt: Shieß-Dienst - Schmitt: Shooting Service.  
Schmitt put out some very fine manuals.  This is more detailed than the basic shooting manual above, so I'm calling this the intermediate manual.  It also has details about shooting theory, shooting from higher and lower elevations than the target position, details about the "danger zone", target operation and indicating hits, sport-like physical training for shooting, and shooting with the P08.  52 pages, over 35 illustrations.
Please reference "Schmitt Shooting Instruction" on your order.
$12
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Page 28  Page 41      


Small Caliber Basic Shooting Instruction Manual - Denckler

Das Kleinkaliber Schießen - Small Caliber Shooting.
 This Denckler manual is written specifically for the DSM 34 small caliber rifle, which was the .22 long rifle caliber, single shot, bolt action, Sport Model rifle.  It duplicates some of the points in the basic shooting manual above (bullet trajectory, proper aiming), but also has details specific to the Sport Model rifle (bolt disassembly, loading, etc.).  A nice little manual for explaining the basics of the gun and .22 caliber cartridge. 30 pages with 20 illustrations.
Please reference "Denckler Small Caliber Shooting" on your order.
$7
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Page 25    



Firearm 98 Operator's Manual - Schmitt

Die Schußwaffen 98 (Kar. 98k, b, a, Gew. 98) - The Firearm 98 (Kar. 98k, b, a, Gew. 98).  
Schmitt published some very fine private purchase manuals for the Soldiers.  They were expected to buy these manuals with their own money, as these were not military issued.  This is 1940 dated manual has 27 pages of basic instruction for the disassembly and cleaning of the Mauser 98 series of rifles, including several illustrations detailing bolt disassembly using the stock disk, and a nice fold-out picture in the back which names the parts of the weapon.  The fold-out  picture is the same picture as the DV 103/2 manual below, but this is in black and white instead of color.  It also has a chart showing how to identify the different bullets and cartridges, headstamps, primer sealant color, weights of the bullets, and muzzle velocities.  Also explains the use of the 5.6 mm cleaning kit and proper cleaning of the 5.6 caliber conversion.  This manual does not contain sight pictures and how to shoot the rifle.  The Denckler General Shooting Instruction manual above is better for that.
It appears that a few of these manuals are missing the fold-out diagram at the back of the book.  If you've received one which is missing the fold-out page, please return it to me for replacement.  Your postage to me will be refunded, too.  I may not be perfect, but I'll make it right when I've made an error.
Please reference "Schmitt Firearm 98" on your order.
$8
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Page 2  Page 14  Pages 26-27     


         

Mauser 98k and Luger Operator's Manual - WW2 Era Military Issue

Dv 103/2 - Schußwafen 98 und Pistole 08 - Service Instruction for the Firearm 98 and Pistol 08.  
This original military manual combined both weapons into one volume.  The first half is for the K98k service rifle and covers the usual topics, while the second half is about the P08 Luger.  Both have parts illustrations and lists.  What is exceptional with this manual are the two original, full color illustrations that fold out of the back of the book.  The Germans love their fold-out pages, and these are beautifully reproduced by a color laser printer on 14" long paper.  26 pages, 5 pictures with two fold-out color illustrations in the back.  8.5"H x 5.5"W.
Please reference "Dv 103/2" on your order.
$12
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Color 98k          



Mauser 98k with ZF-41 Scope Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

D. 136/1 - Karabiner 98k - Zf 41 - Carbine 98k - Zf (Telescopic Sight) 41.  
An original wartime manual for the K98k service rifle with the small 1.5 power scope mounted at the rear ramp sight.  16 pages, 5 pictures, 8.5"H x 5.5"W.  Dated Feb 10, 1942.
Please reference "ZF41" on your order.
$6
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Page 8  Page 12      



K 98k Operator's Manual - WW2 Era Military Issue

Der Karabiner 98 k und seine Handhabung - The Carbine 98 k and its Handling
- This 1936 dated manual explains how to properly use and care for your 98 k Carbine, shows proper firing positions, causes of jams and how to clear them, and how to use the bolt take-down disk in the stock among other things.  (See the contents page for details.)
For each pair of pages (as the book lays open), the left page is text explaining the associated  picture on the right.  This manual was written to supplement the
Ausbildungvorschrift für die Infanterie 130/2a, which is the 4" x 6" dark blue book for troop instruction commonly seen (now in English - see below!). Contains 56 sets of text/pictures and is 4-1/4"High x 6-3/4"Wide.
Please reference "98k Handling" on your order.
$11
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Fig. 30    



K 98k Operator's Manual - WW2 Era Military Issue

H.Dv. 257 - Schußwaffen 98 - Firearm 98
- This manual was originally published in 1935, but had 15 revisions along the way which updated it to January of 1944.  This manual was in effect when the Gewehr 98, 98a, 98b, and K98k were all still being used by the German military.  The book states that it applies to all of them.  A table is at the back of the book showing each rifle in a top and side view, with another table showing some of the individual parts.  This manual matched up with the 3' x 4' rifle poster that was used for classroom instruction, and refers to the letters/numbers of the parts on the table, which also matches the partial table of parts at the back of the book.  22 pages of solid text, 10 pages of pictures.  A very informative manual about how the gun works.
Please reference "HDv 257" on your order.
$10
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Page 30  



"Der Karabiner" Operator's Manual - Denckler

Denckler Manual - Der Karabiner
- This is a translation of a surprisingly detailed manual for the standard service rifle of the WWII German forces, the Mauser 98k.  I estimate the original publication date of this manual in the 1934-1935 range, but this Denckler manual was in publication for many years after that.  This manual explains bullet trajectories and the influences of wind, how to clean the rifle, proper sighting and body positions for sitting, kneeling, prone, and a whole lot more.  41 pages plus two cutaway views of the rifle.  See also the Cleaning and Maintenance manual below.
Please reference "Denckler  98k" on your order.
$12
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Page 8  Page 18     



Rifle Cleaning Manual - Denckler

Denckler Manual - Gewehrreinigen und Gewehrpflege - Rifle Cleaning and Rifle Maintenance
- for the 98k rifle.  This manual details the proper cleaning and care of the service rifle using the tobacco can cleaning kit.  This includes the care of the rifle before and after shooting, and shows how each tool is used and where the weapons grease goes.  It's a good mate to the Der Karabiner manual above.  Originally 32 pages (the translation will be fewer pages), softcover, 8.5"H x 5.5"W.  
Please reference "Denckler 98k Cleaning" on your order.
$7
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Page 7  Page 15        


NEW
Gewehr 33/40 Operator's Manual - WWII Military Issue

D 157/1 Gewehr 33/40 - Rifle 33/40 Mountain Carbine
- This is the manual specifically for the short barreled mountain troop rifle, built with the scuff protector on the side of the stock.  It contains the usual description of the safety, loading, unloading, cleaning, etc.  About 12 pages, with 4 illustrations in the back.
Please reference "Gewehr 33/40" on your order.
$6 -
includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover
 Contents  Page 10  Page 16
                   
      


NEW
RG 34 (Tobacco Can) Rifle Cleaning Kit Manual - WW2 era Military Issue

H.Dv 256 Reinigungsgerät 34 - Cleaning Kit 34
- for the 98k rifle.  This manual details the proper use of the tobacco can cleaning kit and how to clean and care for the rifle bore. This manual was originally 32 pages and is now reformatted to 24 pages, softcover, 8.5"H x 5.5"W.  
Please reference "Cleaning Kit" on your order.
$6 - includes U.S. first class postage.

Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Page 7  Page 18                      



Rifle Grenade Manual - German WW2 Military Issue

Merkblatt über Handhabung, Mitführung und Verwendung der Gewehrgranaten - Data Sheet for Handling, Carrying Along, and Use of the rifle Grenade.
 All about the various rifle grenades (high explosive, anti-armor, propaganda) and their use, as well as the rifle grenade launcher. 51 pages, with 22 pages of illustrations.  Softcover, 8.5"H x 5.5"W.
Please reference "Rifle Grenade" on your order.
$12
– Includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Page 24  Page 51        



Insert Barrel 24 (.22 cal. Kit to convert the 98k) and Shooting Range Guide - WW2 Era Military Issue

Beschreibung des Einstecklaufes 24 - Description of the Insert Barrel 24.  
This is a manual about the proper use and care of the .22 caliber conversion kit for the 98k, but it's so much more.  The first 18 pages or so explain how to install, clean, and use the kit, as well as how to properly select the 98k rifle that is used with it.  The remainder of the book is about the proper shooting training, targets, shooting competitions, combat shooting, and has several fold-out pages of floor plans and designs for constructing an indoor 50 meter shooting range.  
Tables at the back of the book show construction details, dimensions, floor plans, section views (cutaways), target dimensions and how the target system can be built, lighting, and so on.  This is so much more than just an operator's manual for the wooden boxed Insert Barrel kit.  8.5H x 5.5"W, 54 pages plus 6 fold out tables in the back.
Please reference "Insert Barrel 24" on your order.
$16
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Page 10  Fold Out 4    



Volksgewehr 1 Rifle Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

Volksgewehr 1 - The People's Rifle
- for the V.G.1 late war rifle.  This manual is the only one I've seen for the late war Volksgewehr.  It was originally a very small 4.25" wide by 3" high, with very small text.  It has been reformatted to allow larger text, and is now 5.5" wide by 4.25" high.  The original page formatting has been kept..  12 pages, 4 illustrations, soft cover.
Please reference "VG-1" on your order.
$4
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Pages 6-7   




Pistols
(Includes the Artillery [Long] Luger, Luger, P38, PPK, Sauer & Sohn, Mauser Pistol, and Dreyse Pistol)


Long (Artillery) Luger Operator's Manual - WW1 Military Issue

Anleitung zur langen Pistole 08 mit ansteckbarem Trommelmagazin - Instruction for the long Pistole 08 with Insertable Drum Magazine
– A 1917 military manual "Only for Service Use" for the 8" barreled Artillery Luger.  Paperback, 24 pages.  This manual doesn't break much new ground for the Luger itself, mainly because the below Luger manual (H.Dv. 255) is so thorough.  What is unique about this manual is the information about the 32 round Drum "Snail" Magazine.  Loading, unloading, carrying, disassembly and assembly of the Drum Magazine are covered, as well as the basics for the Pistol.  The original manual is referenced on pages 115-116 of Jan Still’s book Imperial Lugers.
Please reference "Long Luger" on your order.
$8
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Page 21        



Luger Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

H. Dv. 255 - Pistole 08
– A 1936 Wehrmacht issued manual on the Luger.  Paperback, 30 pages.  Mostly text, with a thorough explanation of the parts and their functions, as well as a sequence of operation that's the best I've seen for any pistol, a parts listing with individual parts identified, and a cut-away view of the Luger 08 pistol.  A surprisingly informative manual for its size and shows the easy way to disassemble and assemble this classic pistol.  This one is a must have for the Luger owner.  The original manual is referenced on page 210 of Jan Still's  book Axis Pistols.
Please reference "HDv 255" on your order.
$10
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Page 11  Page 25  Page 27      



Denckler Luger Operator's Manual - Denckler

Die Pistole 08.
 Another manual from the Denckler series.  Nicely illustrated and detailed, showing the usual disassembly and parts identification, as well as shooting techniques such as point shooting (quick shots), with 28 pages.  The manual above (H.Dv. 255) is more technical in its explanation of how the gun works, but this manual is much better illustrated.
Please reference "Denckler Luger" on your order.
$10
- includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Page 10  Page 21    


Luger Operator's Manual - WW2 era Military Issue

Die Pistole 08 und ihre Handhabung, Die Stielhandgranate 24 und ihre Handhabung - The Pistol 08 and its Handling, the Stick Grenade and its Handling.  
This 1936 Luger/Stick Grenade manual is filled with complete disassembly and assembly illustrations for the Luger, and full usage instructions for the Stick Grenade.  As the manual lays open, the right page has a picture, on the left page is the detailed text for the picture.  This manual has a total of 102 pages, at about 7"W x 4.25"H.  The first 38 pairs of pages are for the Luger, the last 10 pairs of pages are for the Stick Grenade and Practice Grenade.  If you have been looking for a manual with pictures to learn how to take care of your Luger, and how it works, this is it.  This manual is a mate to the 1936 The Karabiner 98 k and its Handling above.
Please reference "Luger Handling" on your order.
$11
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Fig. 17  Fig. 26  Fig. 40       



Luger Repair Manual - WW2 Military Issue

H.Dv. 181/5 - Untersuchung und Instandsetzung der Pistole 08 - Inspection and Repair of the Pistol 08
(Luger) - This manual  will carry the same warning that the other WWII weapon repair manuals have:  You need to know the names of the parts before you try to make sense of this manual.  Several lines of comments have been added to explain disassembly, so you don't need to be an armorer to understand what is being said, but you do need to know the part names.  If you're not certain what the sear bar is and where it goes, you'll need to get the H.Dv. 255 Luger operator's manual (above) along with this manual.  H.Dv. 255 has pictures of all the parts and their names, and is an excellent manual for understanding how the pistol operates.  For those who find pictures helpful, The Pistol 08 and its Handling (above) does a fine job illustrating the basics of operation, but doesn't have a parts list.
Though this manual is only 12 pages (8.5"H x 5.5"W), with small type and no pictures, there is plenty of room for a lot of good information that  isn't available anywhere else.  Even if you never intend to have to repair a Luger, having the instructions on how to inspect the pistol and replace parts such as the ejector or how to remove the sear bar make this manual a must have.
Please reference "Luger Repair" on your order.
$8
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Page 9    



P38 Operator's Manual - WW2 Military Issue

H. Dv. 254 - Pistole 38
- An original Wehrmacht manual issued for the P-38.  Dated 1940.  24 original pages, with an additional 4 page appendix by the translator detailing disassembly, including taking off the top cover and removing the firing pin.  Contains the description, operation, and handling of the P-38.
Please reference "HDv 254" on your order.
$9
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Page 15  Page 22        



P38 Operator's Manual - Denckler

Denckler Manual - Die Pistole 38
- 19 pages of information for the P38.  Assembly/disassembly, aiming, clearing jams, and point-shooting are all explained.  The military P-38 manual (above) is more detailed with its text description, but this manual has more diagrams.
Please reference "Denckler P38" on your order.
$7
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Page 12    



P1 (P-38) Operator's Manual, German Bundeswehr Military Issue

Bundeswehr P1 ZDv 3/15 Part A -
This is Part A of the 1977 issued P1 manual (Part B is for the Uzi), which is the successor to the wartime P38.  A wonderful manual with 35 illustrations.  5 of the drawings are color cutaway views showing how the inside of the P1/P38 works with it's manual and automatic (secondary) safety.  It also shows how the double-action trigger and decocking operate, besides the usual field stripping  disassembly and assembly, and basics of pistol safety.  A very informative manual for owners of either the P1 pistols which have been recently imported, as well as the wartime P38 pistols.
Please reference "P1 Pistol" on your order.
$12 –
includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Page 15  Page 33    



PP/PPk Operator's Manual - Denckler

Denckler Manual - Die Walther Polizeipistolen PP u. PPk, Kal. 7.65, for the PP and PPk pistols.  
24 pages, with a full parts listing, several instructional pictures, and a detailed description of the operating sequence.  Shows disassembly, assembly, and recommends self-defense techniques such as shooting through your coat pocket if accosted.  Contains the description, operation, and handling of the PP and PPk.
Please reference "Denckler PPK" on your order.
$7
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Page 11  Page 21        


NEW
PP/PPk Operator's Manual - Walther

Walther Manual - Polizei-Pistolen Modelle PP und PPK - The Walther Police Pistols PP and PPK. 
This 26 manual is dated Oct. 1937 with a full parts listing, several instructional pictures, and an explanation of the safety features to make this one of the safest pistols of its day (as well as today), as well as disassembly and assembly. This is the translation of the original owner's manual that came in the box when the gun was new, reproduced in its original full color, front to back.
Please reference "Walther PP-PPK" on your order.
$10
– includes U.S. first class postage.

Cover  Contents  Page 8         


NEW
Mauser 1910-1914 Pistol Operator Manual - Mauser Issue

The Mauser 1910 - 1914 Pistol.  
28 pages, with many instructional pictures and a detailed description of the disassembly, assembly, and complete parts list, as well as the description, operation, and handling of the Mauser automatic pistol in 6.35 mm (.25 caliber) and 7.65 mm (.32 caliber). This manual is also fully valid for the 1934 model Mauser pistol. Originally printed in 1922. 5.5"wide by 6.5"high.
Please reference "Mauser Automatic Pistol" on your order.
$6
– includes U.S. first class postage.

Cover  Page 10  Page 19  Page 22      



HSc Operator's Manual - Mauser Issue

Mauser Manual - Mauser Hahn-Selbstspaner Pistole - The Mauser Hammer Self-cocking Pistol (The HSc).  
34 pages, with several instructional pictures and a detailed description of the operating sequence.  Shows disassembly, assembly, and complete parts list, as well as the description, operation, and handling of the HSc Mauser pistol.  
Please reference "HSc" on your order.
$7
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Page 14  Pages 24-25        



7.65 mm Police Pistols - WW2 Police Issue

PDV. 14 - Die Pistolen 7.65 mm der Polizei - The 7.65 mm Police Pistols.  
This is a 1938 issued, 59 page manual issued by the Reichführer SS for the use of the 7.65 mm (.32 Auto) Police Pistols, which contains several pages of basic operating and disassembly instructions for each of the listed pistols, as well as a chart for each pistol showing all the parts: Sauer & Sohn (S & S), Sauer & Sohn (Administrative Model), Walther Polizei Pistolen (PP & PPK),  Mauser Pistol, Dreyse Pistol, and Sauer & Sohn Model 38.  I have listed pictures of each pistol (below) so that you can make sure your pistol is in the manual.
Please reference "Police Pistols" on your order.
$15
– includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Table of Contents  S&S Pistol  S&S Admin. Model  PPK  Mauser  Dreyse  S&S Mod. 38    



Makarov Pistol Operator Manual - East German Military Issue

9-mm-Pistole Makarow Beschreibung und Nutzung - 9 mm Makarov Pistol Description and Use.
 This 1972 dated East German operator manual for the 9x18 Makarov pistol clearly explains disassembly, assembly, sequence of operation of the parts, and how to clean and aim with the pistol.  It is very well illustrated with a nice troubleshooting section.  66 pages.  See the contents page for full details.  
Please reference "Makarov Operator" on your order.
$13 –
includes U.S. first class postage.
Original Cover  Cover  Contents  Page 5  Page 30  Page 35                           



Makarov Pistol Repair Manual - East German Military Issue

9-mm-Pistole Makarow Instandsetzung - 9 mm Makarov Pistol Repair.
 This 1974 dated East German repair manual for the 9x18 Makarov pistol shows how to replace the barrel, how to correct problems with the trigger system, safety, and magazine, and also has an in depth section on troubleshooting and how to fix the problems.  This 80 page, well illustrated manual thoroughly covers what can go wrong, and how to fix it  As usual for a German or East German repair manual, there are lots of part pictures to show how to fix it and where to file or correct a mis-shaped part.  The AK47 Tool Kit manual (on the MG Manuals page) shows several pictures of the repair fixtures in use on this pistol, and makes a very good supplement for it.
Please reference "Makarov Repair" on your order.
$13 –
includes U.S. first class postage.
Cover  Contents  Page 16  Page 24                      



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