References

We developed the supporting text for all the rifles on this site using the sources listed below, all from our in-house library.

BRITISH RIFLES

MAUSERS (General)

MAUSERS (Sweden)

US RIFLES

OTHER

CARTRIDGES

M1 PARTS POSTER

Ratings provided below (number of bullseyes) are my own judgment (personal, fair and balanced, absolutely objective, and totally unbiased), having read every one of the books (well almost). The higher the bulls-eye count, the higher the rating.

(5) = What, you don't have this already?!? Well, rush right out and get it. ...Now. A must-have, basic reference.

(4) = Put this on a must-buy-and-read-when-found list for the next visit to a gun show book table or for online shopping.

(3) = ...Ehh! If you see it on the shelf; buy it, especially if at a 'give-away' price.

(2) = Graciously accept this if someone gives it to you, but prioritize it on your read list, as dead last, after you've read all in front on it.

(1) = Good for filling out a row on your shelf; again, graciously accept this if someone gives it to you, and I think it could also prop up that wobbly planter over there just fine.

NOTE: Only a few entries below are rated yet. We're working on it..., one page at a time. Please use email for any comments or suggestions.

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MAUSERS (General)


Argentine Mauser Rifles 1871-1959
by Colin Webster


The German K98k Rifle, 1934-1945
(Volume I, Backbone of the Wehrmacht)
by Richard D. Law


Sniper Variations of the German K98k Rifle
(Volume II, Backbone of the Wehrmacht)
by Richard D. Law


Mauser Bolt Rifles
by Ludwig Olson


Mauser Military Rifles of the World
by Robert W.D. Ball


The Mauser Bolt Actions M91 through M98 - A Shop Manual
by Jerry Kuhnhausen


Mauser Rifles and Pistols
by W.H.B. Smith


Mauser Smallbores- Sporting, Target, and Training
by Jon Speed
 (but 5 bulls-eyes only if .22 rifles or Mausers are particularly interesting to you, otherwise I'd rate this at 4 bulls-eyes)


The German Mauser Rifle, Model of 1898 & Bayonets as Used in WWI
by J.E. Coombes and Captain J.L. Aney


The K98k Rifle, Propaganda Series, Volume I
by G. de Vries and B.J. Martens
(Fantastic professional German Army photographers' propaganda images of the K98k in action, along with some very posed "candid" snaps. A compendium book, with minimal text, but just enough to add to the appreciation of the picture.)

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US RIFLES


The Krag Rifle Story
by Franklin B. Mallory with Ludwig Olson


The American Krag Rifle and Carbine
by Joe Poyer


Description and Rules for the Management of the U.S. Magazine Rifle Model of 1903, Caliber .30, Revised April 18, 1906
By the US Government Printing Office


A Collector's Guide to the '03 Springfield
by Bruce N. Canfield


The '03 Springfield Rifles' Era
by Clark S. Campbell


The Springfield 1903 Rifles
by William S. Brophy


The '03 Springfield Service Rifle
by Bruce N. Canfield


The Collectible '03
by J.C. Harrison


TM 9-1270, 20 January 1944: U.S. Rifles Cal. .30, M1903 M1903A1 M1903A3 M1903A4
by the U.S. War Department


The Springifled Rifle M1903 M1903A1 M1903A3 M1903A4
by Desert Publications


M1903 Springfield Rifle and its Variations
by Joe Poyer

Description and Rules for the Management of the U.S. Rifle Caliber .30, Model of 1917, Revised January 16, 1918
By the US Government Printing Office


The US Enfield
by Ian Skennerton


Collector's Field Guide Series, Volume Five, The American Enfield (US Model of 1917)
by J.C. Harrison

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More US RIFLES

 

The M1 Garand: World War II
by Scott A. Duff


The M1 Garand: Post World War II
by Scott A. Duff

M1 Garand 1936 to 1957
by Joe Poyer, Craig Riesch

M1 Garand Complete Assembly Guide
by Walt Kuleck with Clint McKee


The M-1 Does MY Talking!
compiled by Robert Bruce


Complete Guide to the M1 Garand and the M1 Carbine
by Bruce N. Canfield


U.S. Infantry Weapons of the First World War
by Bruce N. Canfield


Arsenal of Freedom - The Springfield Armory 1890-1948
by William S. Brophy

Arms for the Nation - Springfield Longarms
Edited by David C. Clark


Hatcher's Notebook
by Julian S. Hatcher


Book of the Garand
by Julian S. Hatcher


The Fighting Garand Owner's Manual
edited by Nolan Wilson

BRITISH RIFLES


The Lee Enfield Number 1 Rifles
by Alan M. Petrillo


British Enfield Rifles Volume 1, SMLE (No.1) Rifles Mk I and Mk III
by Charles R. Stratton


British Enfield Rifles Volume 4, Pattern 1914 and US Model 1917 Riflles
by Charles R. Stratton


The Accurate Lee Enfield No. 1 & No. 4 Rifles
by Stephen Redgwell

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MAUSERS (SWEDEN)


Crown Jewels - The Mauser in Sweden
by Dana Jones


Neutrality Through Marksmanship - A Collector's and Shooter's Guide to Swedish Army Rifles 1867-1942
by Doug Bowser


Swedish Mauser Rifles
by Steve Kehaya and Joe Poyer

OTHER RIFLE SOURCES


Bayonets from Janzen's Notebook
by Jerry L. Janzen
(But 5 bulls-eyes only if bayonets are particularly interesting to you, otherwise just 3 bulls-eyes for this.)


The Book of Rifles
by W.H.B. Smith, Joseph E. Smith


Collecting Classic Bolt Action Military Rifles
by Paul S. Scarlata


Military Rifles of Two World Wars
by John Walter


Pictorial History of the Rifle
by G.W.P. Swenson


Standard Catalog of Military Firearms
by Ned Schwing


Military Small Arms of the 20th Century
by Ian V. Hogg & John S. Weeks


Rifles of the World
by John Walter


Bolt Action Rifles
by Frank de Haas

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