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Backbone Of The Wehrmacht The German K98K Rifle 1934-1945 Hardcover – January 1, 2001


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  • Hardcover
  • ASIN: B000KK29O0
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I bought this book fo my son's birthday.
Mark J. Kelliher
Simple and easy, this is hands down the most accurate and comprehensive guide to anyone looking to learn more about Mauser production.
Joseph MacDermott
This is a very useful reference book for any K98 collector.
rjcj

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By T. Wylie on October 19, 2008
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This book would be extremely useful if only for the photographs. However, the content is excellent, well-researched and laid out in such a manner as to invite further scrutiny. It is not exhaustive, as the title indicates, but certainly deals very effectively with the Wehrmacht. Highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Proud on April 15, 2010
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This is Richard Law's most complete revised edition of "Backbone of the Wehrmacht The German K98K Rifle" which covers the time period of 1934 through the end of WW-II in 1945. I found this to be the best, most detail source, and historically correct book on the famous German Mauser 98K Rifle and its accessories. This was Richard Laws last documentary text on the 98K prior to his early death. It provides intricate details on everything from the smallest proof marks, caliber indicators, wood stock changes, and tables of manufacturing data through all the years. Photographs are stunning in detail, historical of men responsible for modification and valuable to guide the reader. I highly recommend this "must own" book for students, collectors and historians interested in the developement of one of the world's most famous war historical rifles. From the early days prior to WW-II when great attention was given to the extreme performance of the 98K and it's intricate markings, to the final months of hurried manufacturing as the war's end approached, Richard Law collected the most exhausting information ever for his book. I consider this to be my most valuable source of knowledge of the German 98K Mauser Rifle. Donald P. Muhl - Hawkins, Texas
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deputy on May 9, 2013
I bought this book with a bit of trepidation about whether it was outdated or not. After looking through it, I would say it's still current. The pictures and info are detailed and very clear. It is well-written and informative. I didn't find any "errors" as some have claimed.
I believe that those that are criticising this book have an agenda based on comments they saw or made on the K98 Forum. There is a new "trilogy" on the K98 being written and "pushed" on that forum as being the "ultimate authority" on the 98K. They are attempting to discredit this book in order to increase sales of that item.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. Dimitrov on September 16, 2012
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Very useful book, an absolute must for any k98k collector, book arrived promptly and on time, very happy with the purchase
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By rjcj on September 28, 2009
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This is a very useful reference book for any K98 collector. It is well organized and easy to follow. Good pictures but could use more detailed pictures of individual componets.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark S. Flusche on September 8, 2012
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The book is full of much more detail on the K98k's history, modifications, and manufacturer's processes than in my several other references. The book appears to be a great value for ID'ing arcane markings beyond the usual maker/year info normally found, despite the high cost and several obvious typos. I don't know if the other reviewer's remarks about errors are based on those typos or if he has access to better references than I do. That is certainly possible. Like anything, we all have to crosscheck data to arrive at our perception of ground truth.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert S. Geders on October 30, 2011
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For the collector or gun enthusiast on the German Mauser 98k, this is a must have book that details this fabulous weapon from it's inception to the end of the war. This book details everything you would ever want to know about the famous 98k.
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