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Machine Gunner's Handbook

Lt. Col. Charles H. Coates

Published by Infantry Journal Press, 1942
Used Condition: Fair Soft cover
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Small format (6" X 4"). 209 pages. Black leatherette soft cover with silver lettering. Cover well worn and lettering is worn. Insides of end papers heavily foxed due to previous dusty environment. First ten pages, Title Page and last four pages heavily foxed. Previous Staff Sergeant owner's name inked on top of Title Page. Complete Title: Machine Gunner's Handbook, With a Chapter on the Caliber .50 Machine Gun and the 81-mm Mortar and other material useful to the soldier.' Control number stamped on Title Page. Contents: Mechanical Training Caliber .30 Machine Gun - Description and Nomenclature, Disassembly Assembly Headspace Adjustment and Changing parts, Functioning, Immediate Action, Stoppages, Care and Cleaning, Proficiency tests In Mechanical Training. Gun and Battery Drill Caliber .30 Machine Gun - Gun Drill, Proficiency Test In Gun Drill, Battery Drill. Marksmanship - Caliber .30 Machine Gun - Preparatory Exercises, Conduct of Range Practice, Courses Fired, Rules Governing Record Practice, Long-Range Observation and Adjustment Practice. Direct Laying - Caliber .30 Machine Gun - Cone of Fire and Beaten Zone, Range Determination and Windage, Classes of Fire, Target Designation, Fire Distribution, Overhead Fire, Final Protective Lines and Range Cards, Fire Orders, Direct Laying on Miniature Ranges, Proficiency Tests In Direct Laying. Indirect Laying - Caliber .30 Machine Gun - Machine Gun Instruments, Theory of Indirect Laying Miniature TOG Problems, Proficiency Test in Direct Laying. Auxiliary Weapons - Mechanical Training Browning Machine Gun Caliber .50 M2 Heavy Barrel - General Data, Disassembling, Assembling, Functioning, Immediate Action, Stoppages, Care and Cleaning. Mechanical Training 81-mm Mortar M1. Characteristics, Description, Sight, Accessories, Inspection Precautions Misfires, Care and Preservation. Full-Field Inspections - The Infantry Pack, Display of equipment, Equipment Tables. Useful Knots. Signals. National Service Life Insurance. Tactical terms. Weapons stated: Machine Gun Caliber .30 M1917, Machine Gun Caliber .50 M2 HB, 81-mm Mortar M1. No ISBN for this older book. World War II era handbook. Steve's Bookshelves LLC Inventory #27-1tp-002589-4317. Bookseller Inventory # 002589

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Title: Machine Gunner's Handbook

Publisher: Infantry Journal Press

Publication Date: 1942

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Edition: 3rd Edition

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