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Mauser Military Rifles of the World Hardcover – February 8, 2011
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The author then launches into a discussion on the characteristics of the various individual models of Mausers the respective country issued to its troops and supplements the text with excellant photos not only of the rifles but of troops themselves.
His final chapter, "Mauser Curiosa", is all too brief and Ball glosses over unusual developments or prototypes. The WWI German approach to a trench rifle is unlike those seen at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site (See photos in Brophy) or on display at the Imperial War Museum in London. Admittingly, an entire book could be devoted to the odds and ends comprising the "curiosa" chapter.
With its sewn bound heavy stock glossy paper, the physical quality of the hardbound book is good. However, some threads on my copy of this sewn bound book were not properly trimmed. As an excellant companion to Ludwig Olson's, "Mauser Bolt Rifles", any Mauser enthusiast would find it a worthy addition to their library.
Because of the wide range of Mausers covered, descriptions and information on each rifle is short and brief.
This book is a must for any and every Mauser collector and enthusiast.
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Too much data on obscure rifles. Pictures rather poor. Not very interesting. Just a bunch of data.Published 2 months ago by Terry Thomann
Extensive and authoratative coverage of the various makes of models of Mauser rifles. Has helped me identify one I purchased recently.Published 5 months ago by Paul Simmons
Very good overview of the vast Mauser military rifle. I'm new to this collecting hobby and this is a great reference for identifying potential treasures.Published 7 months ago by William J Thompson