Historic Documents

For years we have been asked about various government reports. We now offer high quality copies of various hard to find government reports, files and letters on Edged Weapons. All of these offerings have been found in archives, libraries and depositories around the country over the years and are in the "public domain." Listed below are the topics we currently have available. We will be glad to trade for any we do not have which document Knives, Bayonets, Machetes or Swords of any era as long as they are U.S. in origin. All reports are copies of hard to find information, these are COPIES, not originals. They may be 2nd or 3rd generation copies at that. All are clean and readable but not collectors items unless you collect the information in them. We try to supply the best possible copies, some over 200 years old. I stress, all are clean and readable but some do show the age or may be copies of carbon paper copies. If you have any doubt, just shoot me an e-mail and I will send you a sample of what that document looks like. 

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1.) Project Supporting Paper on Contract Negotiation and Administration Within the Industrial Services. History of Small Arms Procurement 1939 to 1945. No knife content but great reading on the era. This is a reprint copy of the Project Supporting Paper on Contract Negotiation and Administration within the Industrial Services Division. History of Small Arms Procurement 1939 to 1945. Complete coverage of the smallest details on procuring small arms during the buildup and years of World War II. Found in the National Archives this declassified paper was written at the cessation of hostilities by the people actually involved in the Ordnance Department. This is first hand history on small arms used by the U.S. military. Items covered include Machine Guns ( Browning ), Rifles,( M1 Garand , M1903 ) M1 Carbine , Ammo and much more. This historic document is in the public domain and is listed here for other collectors to obtain a copy without the hassles. 53 pages with card stock covers. $14.50

2.) The "Spur Knife." Application for adoption and testing forwarded by the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Assorted letters from the Commandants file. The Spur Knife was a bayonet added to the butt end of the rifle for help in bayonet fighting. Hear what the test panel had to say about it. The inventor was a World Championship Fencing instructor. 13 pages $4.50

3.) Proposed "Knuckle Knife / Bayonet" for the M1 Carbine with Blueprints. A 1944 Proposed Bayonet / Knuckle Knife for the M1 Carbine with drawings and blueprints found in the USMC Commandants File and recently declassified. This is the background information on the Levering Patent written up in the Society of American Bayonet Collectors Journal. This historic document is in the public domain and is listed here for other collectors to obtain a copy simply. 7 pages card stock covers. $3.50

4.) War Production Board "General Limitation Orders" L-140 & L-140A on Cutlery, PR-17 on Priorities M-9-C Copper Act & M-330 Farm Equip. (Pocket Knives) (No consumer knives during the war) These are the most important acts which effected the cutlery industry during World War Two. See what the factories had to contend with in the days of shortages and manpower reductions. 16 pages $5.00

5.) Restricted photos and description of: M3 Knife, T-4, T-5, T-6, T-8 bayonets, M1 bayonet and proposed T-2 bayonet A quality reprint of 21 pages containing photos and brief descriptions of the new M3 Trench knife and several proposed bayonets for the M1 Carbine and M1 Garand. Includes the T-2 T-4, T-5, T-6 and T-8 bayonets. Not much text involved in the descriptions. This historic document is in the public domain. $6.25

6.) USMC Equipment Board Report No. 370 Sheath, Machete, Plastic. Test and Adoption of sheath. More then you ever wanted to know about the soft plastic machete scabbard. Why are the USMC sheaths set at such an angle with those Model 1910 belt holders?? It’s in here. 35 pages $9.75

7.) USMC Equipment Board Report No. 239 Bayonet, Wire Cutter. Proposed wire cutter bayonet. This is a reprint copy of the original 1944 Classified Test by the Marine Corps Equipment Board of a proposed wire cutting device mounted on an M1 Garand bayonet. 57 pages with numerous photos of the device and it's use. Unless you read the report and see the pictures you could easily pass up this extremely rare bayonet item. This historic document is in the public domain. Card stock covers. 57 pages $15.25

8.) USMC Equipment Board Report No. E1039 Test and Evaluation of Knife, Aviators Experimental Survival Sheath Knife. You have read the story of W.D. "Bo" Randall submitting his Model 15 to the govt for testing but the story always stops there. Now you can read how the testing was done and the final outcome. Recently "re-discovered" in archives is a reprint of the original USMC Equipment Board test for Air Crew knives containing the Randall Model 15, the Imperial MIL-K-8662 (AER) and a virtually unknown Marbles knife (the Van Orden Survival knife.) This is the part of the well known story that has been missing from Randall collectors and an unknown part of Marbles history. This historic document is in the public domain. Booklet form containing 59 pages with grainy photos (copies of photos didn’t work too well in 1955). Card stock covers. 14 Sep 1955 $15.75

9.) USMC Equipment Board Report No.464 Plastic Scabbard for Knife, Fighting Mark-2. 23 Nov 1945. Used almost exclusively by the Navy at the end of the war find out what the USMC had to say about it and why they never adopted it for their k-bars. 41 pages $11.25

10.) USMC Equipment Board Report No.585 Knife, Fork and Spoon Nesting, M-1945, 27 July 1948. Proposed clip together utensils just like the German Army had. Read about a full test on eating utensils and cutlery by the USMC.18 pages $5.50

11.) USMC Equipment Board Report No. 256 T-2 Bayonet test. 15 August 1944. This is a reprint of the actual 1944 Test by the Marine Corps Equipment Board of the newly proposed T2 bayonet. The test places the T2 up against the M1 bayonet in several different situations. Numerous photos of the T2 variants and a full text of the actual test procedures. 30 pages with card stock covers. This historic document is in the public domain. $ 8.75

12.) USMC Equipment Board file on Pocket Knives. Correspondence on the proposals. Prior to adopting the all metal handled knives, the knife companies sent in test items for the new contracts. See some of the knives they proposed to supply the military. 20 pages $6.00

13.) United States Army Infantry Board Report No.1157 Test and adoption of the M3 plastic scabbard The first plastic scabbards approved by the military. Read about how they came to replace the leather scabbards. 23 Oct 1940 17 pages $5.25

14.) United States Army Infantry Board Report No.1741 Knives, Pocket. First test of all metal pocket knife. This one is self explanatory, See the prototype knives suggested by the knife companies and the tests they underwent. Placed up against the TL-29, Mountain and Engineers knives how did they fare? 23 Dec 1944 65 pages $17.25

15.) United States Army Infantry Board Report No.1877 Knives, Pocket, General Purpose. Second test of all metal knife. A continuation on the best knives in test one above. The final on the G.P. knife 65 pages $17.25

16.) United States Army Infantry Board Report No.2811 Service Test of Fighting Knife. Proposal Test. Dated 17 June 1959. Remember when the M-14 rifle was adopted the Army proposed doing away with the bayonet for the new rifle. This is the test for a replacement knife for that bayonet. The Army decided to stay with the bayonets and not adopt a new fighting knife. Here is the test as to why. 19 pages with card stock cover. This historic document is in the public domain 17 June 1959 20 pages $6.00

17.) United States Army Infantry Board Report No.3533 Test of Product Improved Knife- Bayonet. Feb1977 This is a quality reprint of the original US Army Infantry Board Report No. 3533 of the Product Improved Knife Bayonet dated Feb. 1977. This is the Mark 2 knife ( Kabar, Camillus, Utica Ontario etc etc.) with the M7 bayonet fittings being tested. It was never approved. Read the final on why not and everything in between. This historic document is in the public domain 39 pages $10.75

18.) Investigation of WD-1080 Steel, Use in Bayonet Blades by Watertown Arsenal Laboratory. Report No. 320 / 29, 19 Jan 1944, A detailed examination in steel usage in bayonets. This was in answer to faster production, stronger blades and less price. 14 pages $4.50

19.) Metallurgical Examination of Bayonets of Commercial and Springfield Armory Manufacture. Watertown Arsenal Lab Report No. 739 / 37, 5 Apr 1944. This test puts the commercial bayonet companies up against the strict specifications Springfield Armory is known to provide. How did they measure up? Charts and microscopic photo plates show grain structures. 28 pages $8.00

20.) Metallurgical Examination of a Japanese Samurai Sword. Watertown Report No. 739 / 87 25 Sept 1946 Shortly after World War II the Watertown Arsenal performed a study on the mythical cutting powers of a Samurai Sword. Here is a photocopy made from that original report from 1946. It is 19 pages long containing the full text of the report and microscopic photos of the grain structure of the sword. The sword used was a war trophy captured from a Japanese soldier. Here's the straight scoop of these highly sought after weapons. These historic documents are in the public domain and are available here to save the collector and researcher time and money from finding them yourself. Card stock covers. 19 pages $5.75

21.) Metallurgical Examination of Six (6) T-2 Bayonets. Watertown Arsenal Lab Report No. 739 / 47 2 Aug 1944 More metal exams on the proposed T-2 bayonets. Compare the amount of metal and the types used to possibly speed up production over the M1 bayonet. 33 pages $9.25

22.) Metallurgical Examination of 8 M1 Bayonets. Watertown Arsenal Lab Report No. 739 / 48, 8 Aug 1944 What metal did they consist of? Did they hold an edge? Would they take abuse? Who made the good ones and who made the bad one? See for yourself. 16 pages $5.00

23.) Powder Metal Butt Plate for M4 Bayonet. Watertown Arsenal Report No. 671 / 27, 24 Oct 1945. An early use of sintered powder metal. You think that process is new? It’s been written up lately in knife magazines as magic metal. Used in World War Two this process has been around, although secret, for some time.17 pages $5.25

24.) Minutes of the Pocket Knife Industry Advisory Committee meetings with the War Production Board. A virtual "Who’s who" of the industry in attendance. 5 meetings 1943/45 These are the big guns, officers in the Major cutlery companies in America held meetings quite regularly to comment on War Production, Manpower shortages, lack of skilled labor and in general how to provide the output America needed. Big Guns! 39 pages $10.75

25.) Office of Strategic Services List of Specifications. Minimal knife content but many interesting items. A reprint of the formerly "Restricted" O.S.S. Book Number 1 List of Specifications. This booklet covers virtually every item in the OSS Bag of Tricks, weapons and otherwise. Heavy with text it spells out the specifications for the equipment. 92 pages, heavy card stock covers and a stapled binding, packed with information. These historic documents are in the public domain and are available here to save the collector and researcher time and money from finding them yourself. 92 pages. $24.00

26.) Commercial Item Specifications Machete, Rigid Handle. Current specs M1942 machete 7 Nov 1996 update Specifications on the Model 1942 machete that is still the mainstay of the military forces. Complete manufacturing specifications on the machete. 7 pages $3.00

27.) Mil Spec Sheath, Machete w/ drawings MIL-S-2329C 3 Dec 1975 w Amendment 2 Aug 1990. To go along with the above machete specifications is the current sheath specifications. This is the hard plastic sheath adopted after the soft plastic one of WW II fame. This is the sheath used in Vietnam and since. 24 Pages $7.00

28.) Letters and specifications on eight potential replacements for the U.S. Army Engineers pocket knife. Prior to the adoption of the all metal G.P. knife A group of letter on the potential replacements for the new contract all purpose pocket knife. See the different proposals by the cutlery companies of the time. 13 pages $4.25

29.) Military Specifications Knife, Pocket, Hook Blade Snap Blade MC-1 MIL-K-25594D 14 Dec 1988 A high quality reprint of the final variation modification of the MC-1 Auto Hook Blade / Snap Blade knife MIL-K-25594D dated 14 Dec 1988. This is the complete text, drawings and specifications of that knife. 12 pages with card stock covers. This historic document is in the public domain. 12 pages $4.00

30.) Military Specification Sword and Scabbard (NCO) U.S.M.C. MIL-S-19206E dated 20 Sept 1994 Pretty much self explanatory on this one, specifications on the USMC (NCO) sword and it’s manufacture. 24 pages $7.00

31.) Military Specifications for Knife, Pocket, General Purpose. MIL-K-818C dated 8 Jun 1964 Here are the 1964 specifications that the all metal G.P. knife we affectionately call the MIL-K is based on. This knife has gone almost unchanged for 40 years now. 17 pages $5.25

32.) Military Specifications for Knife, Combat w/ Sheath MIL-K-20277F (USMC) Mark 2 / 1219C2 7 July 1982 After the USMC 1219C2 became the MIL-K-20227 it continued to go through minor changes. This is the 1982 specification for the beloved k-bar knife. 18 pages $5.50

33.) Military Specifications for Knife, Combat w/ Sheath MIL-K-20277G (USMC) Mark 2 / 1219C2 19 Feb 1988 This is the 1988 change to the above specifications.19 pages $5.75

34.) Military Specifications for Knife, Combat w/ Sheath MIL-K-20277H (USMC) Mark 2 / 1219C2 14 Sep 1993 This is the latest specification we know of for the k-bar used by all U.S. Forces now. 19 pages $5.75

35.) Commercial Item Specifications Sheath, Knife for Folding Knife AA-55307 18 Feb 1997 A commercial item sheath for a folding knife. Allows the wearer to carry the folding knife on his or her belt. 5 pages $3.00

36.) Military Specifications Knife, Hunting, Sheathed, Survival, Pilots MIL-K-8662E 7 Jun 1974 A high quality reprint of the final variation modification of the Jet Pilot Survival Knife dated 7 June 1974, MIL-K-8662E. This is the complete text and specifications of that knife. 27 pages with card stock covers also includes updates from 1976, 1991 and 1999. This historic document is in the public domain 28 pages $8.00

37.) Military specifications Fork, Knife and Spoon, Field Mess MIL-F-284E 13 Jun 1973 The latest in field mess gear before the switch to disposable plastic utensils. 18 pages $5.50

38.) Federal Specifications Knife, Pocket (Heavy Duty) GGG-K-00484D 14 Sep 1966 Specifications listed after the military gave up holding their own spec’s on shared equipment. This is a government knife. 17 pages $5.25

39.) Mil Spec Carrier: Sword Scabbard USMC MIL-C-19734C 9 Oct 1990 updated 17 Nov 1999 The latest specification on the USMC Sword Scabbard Frog. Manufacturing spec’s and layout. 22 pages $6.50

40.) Mil Spec Cover, Bayonet Scabbard; Cotton Duck; White w/ Leather Tip MIL-C-17774A 7 Jul 64 Complete specifications and layout for the white cotton dress scabbard cover for the Marine Corps. Yes they still use these covers to hide those old M7 scabbards for drill teams. 21 pages $6.25

41.) Mil Spec Sling, Sword, Shoulder: Nylon Webbing, White MIL-S-28933B (MC) 23 May 1994 Complete specifications on the shoulder sling to hold a sword in full dress uniform. 19 pages $5.75

42.) Mil Spec Sling, Sword, Shoulder: Nylon Webbing, White MIL-DTL-28933 (MC) 16 Oct 1997 Complete specifications on the shoulder sling to hold a sword in full dress uniform. Current spec. 18 pages $5.50

43.) Commercial Item Description Belt, Web, White; Sword Carrying AA-50635 25 Aug 1994 Complete specifications on the belt used to hold a sword in dress uniform. Current spec. 6 pages $3.00

44.) Commercial Item Description Knife, Pocket, General Purpose A-A 59100 10 Apr 1997 Another government supplied specification for a pocket knife. This too is an off the shelf knife. 8 pages $3.00

45.) Mil Spec Knife, Bayonet, Multipurpose, M9 & Scabbard MIL-K-70606 15 Sept 1988 & 17 Nov 1993 A high quality reprint of the specifications of the Knife, Bayonet, Multi-Purpose, M9 W/Scabbard MIL-K-70606 (2) dated 15 Sept 1988 W/Amendment dated 17 Nov 1993. These are the complete specifications for the M9 Multipurpose Bayonet System, as in current use today. 29 pages with card stock covers. This historic document is in the public domain and is listed here for other collectors to obtain a copy simply. $8.50

46.) Final Engineering Report for Knife Cutter Bayonet Aberdeen Proving Ground. 10 May 1974 This is a copy of the original Final Engineering Report for the Knife Cutter Bayonet, Aberdeen Proving Grounds dated May 1974. This was an experimental wire cutting bayonet that was never adopted but made in prototype amounts. Report consists of 20 pages with a card stock cover. This historic document is in the public domain. $8.50

47.) Tech Report No 68-15 Knife, Demolition (C-4) LWL Aberdeen Proving Grounds Oct 1968 Recently De-Classified this report is now available to the public. It covers the design and testing of the Vietnam Demolition knife currently known as the C4 knife. This knife is perhaps the rarest knife used in the Vietnam War and very few survive in collectors hands. Tech Report No. 68-15 from the LWL Aberdeen Proving Grounds dated Oct 1968 is 36 pages long with a card stock cover. This historic document is in the public domain $10.25

48.) Knife Gauntlet / Armette Weapon. War Dept File with letters from Fairbairn & OSS 1943 A reprint of the War Department file on the OSS Knife Gauntlet / Armette weapon. Includes blueprint drawings and letters from Fairbairn himself of the use of the weapon. Formerly "Restricted" information now available in the public domain. 15 pages $4.75

49.) Tech Report No. 57-545 MC-1 Hook Blade Snap Blade Pocket Knife Aug 1957 A reprint copy of the original government report on the MC-1 Hook blade / Snap blade knife used for aircrew emergencies. Report consists of 10 pages of the use and development of the knife and it's testing. Found in an archive it was coded confidential until recently. 10 pages $3.50

50.) AAF Equipment Board Report on 16 inch machete (Collins/Cruver) 15 Sep 1943 This is the final report on the supposed OSS drop machete. It was a standard item sent for approval to the AAF, it never was adopted by them 5 pages $3.00

51.) Military Specs, Knife, Survival, Pilot’s (with Sheath) MIL-K-8662(AER) 16 Oct 1953 w/ Amendment-1 21 Jul 1954. Another recently declassified report found laying in a file at the National Archives. This reprint contains the complete specifications and drawings on the FIRST Pilot’s Survival Knife from 1953 often misidentified as the Navy Mark 1 knife. We have also attached the first Amendment to the specs dated 1954. This should clear up any doubts as to the rightful place this knife takes in the U.S. military. These knives were also used by the Marines and led to the 1955 test between Randall Imperial and Marbles (we also have copies of that test.) 8 pages $3.50

52.) U.S. Army Infantry Board Report 1161 Parachute Jumpers’ Knife (M2 switchblade) 9 Nov 1940 This is a quality reprint of the original US Army Infantry Board Report No. 1161 of the Parachute Jumpers Knife known better as the M2 switchblade. Dated Nov. 9, 1940 these knives were adopted at the very beginning of the U.S. Army’s involvement in Airborne warfare. Read the final on why and everything in between. This historic document is in the public domain 13 pages $5.50

53.) Bayonets, Knives and Scabbards, U.S. Army Edged Weapons Report 1917 - 1945. Reprint 1998 edition soft cover. Thought to be the most important publication ever written on Edged Weapons by the United States Government. Long filed away, this work was regarded as "SECRET" for many years following the cessation of hostilities in World War II. Declassified by the Department of Defense, for the first time this information is now available to the general public in a single volume, affordable book. Bayonets, Knives & Scabbards follows United States Edged Weapons from the close of World War I through the end of World War II. Included are the 1917/1918 Trench Knives, V-42, M2, M3, M1905, M1 and more. Scabbards by every known maker. Manufacturers involved, dates, numbers produced, problems encountered, and production data are in abundance. Even the most advanced collector will find "new" material behind these covers. Bayonets, Knives & Scabbards will be a welcome addition to every U.S. militaria collectors library. 69 pages, $15.75

54.) Specification for Procurement of Fighting Knife Mark 2. NAVORD OS 2997, 13 Nov. 1943, World War Two specification for the Navy Mark 2 knife. No drawings just text. 7 Pages $3.50

55.) Specification for Procurement of Fighting Knife Mark 2. NAVORD OS 2997, Same as above but an updated sheet with some items crossed out and others added. Rev. 30 May 1944, 7 Pages $3.50

56.) Ordnance Packaging Instructions for Bayonets, M1 and Essential Spare Parts. 27 May 1943 , How to pack bayonets and build a proper crate in one easy lesson. For the real trivia collector! 7 Pages $3.50

57.) War Department Technical Bulletin TB ORD 272 Bayonets and Knives: Repointing. 26 Mar. 1945, Proper sharpening and allowable lengths after sharpening. 2 Pages $3.00

58.) Ordnance Supply Catalog ORD 7 SNL B-8 Organizational Spare Parts and Equipment for Bayonets. 19 Jan 45. Standard Nomenclature List. Short catalog of spare parts 6 Pgs $3.00

59.) Ordnance Supply Catalog ORD 8 SNL B-8 Higher Echelon Spare Parts and Equipment for Bayonets. 4 Jan 45. Standard Nomenclature List for spare parts. Part of the large Ordnance catalog set. 6 Pages $3.00

60.) Ordnance Supply Catalog ORD 9 SNL B-8 List of Parts Bayonet, M1905, M1917 and M1; Bayo-Knife, M4. 16 Feb 45. Standard Nomenclature List for spare parts. Part of the large Ordnance catalog set. 10 Pages $4.00

61.) Ordnance Supply Catalog ORD 9 SNL B-8 List of Parts Bayonet, M1917 and M1; Bayonet-Knife, M4. 19 Feb 46. Standard Nomenclature List for spare parts. Part of the large Ordnance catalog set. 3 Pages $3.00

62.) The above four (4) Ordnance Bayonet Catalogs # 58,59,60, 61 combined in one booklet. Standard Nomenclature List for spare parts. Part of the large Ordnance catalog set. 25 Pages $10.00

63.) Reprint article from "Journal of the Military Service Institution" Nov. 1896 "The Hunting Knife and Individual Rifle Pit." A feature article in this hard to find book or magazine of the times. Features constructing a fox hole or rifle pit as they called them on the great plains. 7 Pages. $3.50

64.) Circular for the Information of the U.S. Troops Armed with Rice’s Trowel Bayonet. 1875, Reprint of a handout used to instruct the troops on how to use the trowel bayonet. Hard to find item. 7 pages $3.50

65.) Organizational DS, GS and Depot Maintenance Repair Parts List for M4, M5, M5A1, M6 and M7 w/ M8A1. 6/67 A standard parts listing for the above bayonets. Ordnance catalog. 12 pages $4.50

66.) Organizational and Direct Support Maintenance Manual for Bayonet-Knife M6 and M7 with Scabbard M10. 1986, Detailed catalog of parts and repair procedures for the above named bayonets. 58 Pages. $14.00

67.) Organizational and Direct Support Maintenance Manual for Bayonet-Knife M6, M7 and M9 with scabbards. 1993, Detailed catalog of parts and repair procedures for the above named bayonets. 93 Pages. $21.00

68.) New manual of Bayonet Training and Practical Bayonet Fighting From the Official Regulations in Force in the New Allied Armies. (Illustrated). 1917 National Military Publishing Co. Now how is that for a title! This book outlines steps to be taken by officers and instructors in bayonet training. Information is taken from the Official Regulations in force in the new Allied Armies. This is illustrated with both drawings and photographs. A very hard manual to find. 77 pages. $19.00

69.) Bayonet Training Manual. Prepared at the School of Arms Fort Sill, Ok. Army War College. Feb 26, 1918, War Department Document # 754. This is the bayonet training manual put into effect early in 1918 by John Biddle, Major General, Acting Chief of Staff. The photos are a bit grainy as this came from a reprint. 41 pages $12.00

70.) War Department Basic Field Manual, Volume III, Basic Weapons. Part One, Rifle company. Chapter 4 Instruction with the Bayonet. A section of the Basic Field Manual dealing with bayonet fighting from 1932 compare the techniques with those of the above volumes. 37 pages $10.25

71.) War Department Training Regulations TR 25-10. Officers Instruction with the Saber. June 24, 1925 training manual excerpt for saber training. Again the pictures are a little grainy in this one. A very rare manual to find today this is when saber fighting was an art form. Includes update dated Feb. 25, 1926 - Jan. 3, 1927 - Jan. 2, 1929 - Jan. 2, 1930. 27 pages. $7.75

72.) War Department Training Regulations TR 50 - 25. The Soldier, Instruction and Qualification with the Bayonet. Dec. 20, 1923 training manual excerpt for bayonet fighting. Filled with first rate illustrations on bayonet training, setting up a qualification course and footwork. Includes changes dated Jan. 2, 1926, Jan. 3, 1928, Jan. 2, 1929. 52 pages $14.00

73.) War Department Training Regulations TR 50-70. The Soldier. Saber Exercise. Extremely hard to find manual for enlisted man saber training. Contains changes dated Jan. 3, 1927, Jan. 2, 1929, Jan. 2, 1931. Illustrations on mounted saber techniques. 21 pages 6.25

74.) War Department Technical Regulations TR1300-E Infantry and Aircraft Armament. Section of manual on Sabers, Swords, Bolos & Trench Knives. The cutlery section of the much larger manual. Often quoted in bibliographies this is the most often encountered manual. 16 pages $5.00

75.) Contrast. A photo essay from the U.S. Army Infantry School newsletter the Mailing List. Volume XXVI Chapter 11 (July 1943) edition. This is a comparison between McClellan's Manual of the Bayonet Exercise dated 1852 and Field Manual 23-25 dated 1943. Illustrated. 7 pages $3.50

76.) War Department "Intelligence Bulletin" Volume II Number 5, Section 1 Jan. 1944 Edition. Enemy Bayonet Techniques Part Two Japan. Japanese regulations and illustrations on bayonet fighting. If we understood how they fought we could counter it better. Just the bayonet fighting section. 11 pages $3.75

77.) War Department Training Regulations TR 320-10 Weapons. United States Rifle Caliber .30, Model of 1903, Dated Mar. 12, 1924. Accessories and Appendages. Although this is on the Springfield M1903 it holds one of the best, if not the best, description on the M1905 bayonet I have ever read. Great drawings and a great description. 26 pages $7.50 for the whole booklet. I will copy just the bayonet pages for $3.00 if you only want them. Printed two pages to the single sheet of paper.

78.) War Department Technical Manual TM 9-215. Thompson Submachine Gun, Cal. .45, M1. Oct. 10, 1942. Nothing at all on knives, bayonets (they did make one model of the Thompson that mounted a bayonet but this ain’t it) or any other cutlery. It is just a great weapon and a neat catalog. 28 pages copied two pages to a sheet. $8.00

79.) Project Supporting Paper Relating to Pistol Automatic, Cal. .45 1911A1 from 1917 to Aug. 1945. Compiled by Annie J. Gregg. Small Arms Division, Industrial Service, Ordnance Department. Follows the 1911A1 through development, standardization and production. The Big Book on the 1911A1 as written by the Ordnance Department at the close of WW II. 35 pages with charts and production figures. Nothing on Cutlery but a great read. Copy of a copy so a little grainy. $10.00

80.) Notes on Bayonet Training Compiled From Foreign Reports. War Department Document No. 578, Army War College booklet printed in March 1917 by the GPO describes the training in use through out Europe. 34 pages printed two pages to a single sheet of paper. Several period photographs of bayonet training, pits, dummies etc. then in use. $8.50

81.) War Department Basic Field Manual, FM 23-25, Bayonet, 7 September 1943. THE bayonet manual used to train American Forces during World War Two. Covers everything you ever wanted to know about bayonet fighting and training. Large easy to read print and outstanding drawings show how it is done. 71 pages. Printed two pages to the sheet of paper to keep costs down. $10.00

82.) Landing Force Manual, United States Navy, Chapter 10, Ceremonies; and Manual of the Color, Sword and Guidon. This is a reprint dated 1941 which includes all changes. This manual shows proper presentation of the sword in marching, saluting and other ceremonies. Only 6 pages printed two pages to a sheet. $3.00

83.) Landing Force Manual, United States Navy, Chapter 2, Individual Instruction Without Arms and With Arms (Rifle, Automatic Rifle, Submachine Gun, Pistol and Bayonet.) This is a reprint dated 1941 which includes all changes. We have only copied the bayonet Section No. 9 of this chapter. 10 pages of how the Navy taught bayonet drill during WW II to their Landing Force Personal. $3.00

84.) Mills Woven Military Equipments catalog. Undated but known to be post 1921 reprint of a great Mills catalog. Shows many different types of belts and all sorts of other gear. Has scabbards in it so we included it here. 24 pages printed two pages to the sheet. $4.00

85.) War Department Form # 1718, Description of the Infantry Equipment Model of 1910. March 11, 1912, revised July 2, 1914 as printed by the GPO. Includes 18 plates showing equipment in various views. An extremely detailed catalog of the 1910 equipment. Includes Arms Chests to Wire Cutters. 50 pages printed two pages to a sheet. $9.00

86.) War Department Form # 1965, Instructions for the Care and Repair of Small Arms and Ordnance Equipment. Dated July 12, 1915 and printed in 1918 by the GPO. Includes 10 plates showing various equipment and procedures. Covers care and repairs on cloth, leather, metal, wood etc. Great catalog to identify period repairs on items. 52 pages printed two pages to a single sheet of paper. $9.00

87.) Directions for Fitting Infantry Equipments, U.S. Army. Printed at the National Armory 1872. Instructions by Watervliet Arsenal. 8 pages with text and drawings showing proper wearing and fitting of Infantry Equipment. Printed two pages to a sheet of paper. $3.00

88.) War Department Circular No. 379 dated November 5, 1920. Ordnance Price List - Group "B" Material: Revolvers, Pistols, Shotguns, Arms Chests, etc. Here is where the crying begins. A detailed price list of Ordnance material for sale to other government branches or individuals. Model 1917 Trench Knife $0.80 each. Colt Model 1917 Revolver $14.50, Model 1911 Pistol $23.60, or a Winchester Model 1897 Trench Gun with Bayonet adaptor for $26.67! Detailed, to the smallest part prices, on various Ordnance items. 15 pages printed two pages to the sheet of paper. $3.00

89.) Department of the Army Technical Manual, TM 9-1005-206-14P/2. Operator, Organizational and Field Maintenance Repair Parts and Equipment for Commercial Shotguns. Dated Nov. 1962. Lots of detailed info on shot guns and trench guns including info on the M1917 bayonet for them and the Model 1917 leather scabbard still in use at the time. 32 pages. $9.00

90.) Military Specification, Survival Kit, Individual. Covers two types of survival kits, Type 1 and Type 4. They are better known as the Woodman’s Pal and associated parts. This is more information then you ever wanted to know about those survival axes and saws. Dated 24 Oct. 1994, 61 pgs. $15.00

91.) Technical Report No. 68-10 "Trail Cutting Machete" Final Report. A June 1968 final wrap up of the testing of a new machete. Possibly the rarest machete from the Vietnam war yet virtually unheard of even amongst the most advanced collectors. U.S. Army Limited War Lab. Test. 23 pgs. $7.00

92.) The Bayonet - Spirit Weapon. An article reprint from the Infantry School Quarterly Vol. XXXVII, No. 2 Oct. 1950 Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga. Two pages written by Major Schiller F. Shore, Infantry in 1950. Only two pages but an often overlooked item, missing from most collections. $0.50

93.) Department of the Army Field Manual, FM 23-25, Bayonet, June 1953. This is the manual that supersedes FM 23-25 dated 7 September 1943 (Item # 81 above.) Covers everything you ever wanted to know about bayonet fighting and training. Large easy to read print and outstanding photos and drawings show how it is done. 76 pages. Printed two pages to the sheet of paper to keep costs down. $10.00

94.) War Department Field Manual, FM 23-25, Bayonet, dated January, 1940. Bayonet training manual used at the start of World War Two. This manual precedes Item # 81 above. 39 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper to keep costs down. $6.25

95.) War Department Booklet No. 1920 Description and Rules for the Management of the U.S. Magazine Rifle Model of 1898 and Magazine Carbine Model of 1899 dated 1917. An outstanding technical booklet on the Krag rifle and Carbine with outstanding drawings and information on the bayonets they used. 74 pgs. Copied two pages per sheet of paper to keep costs down. $10.00

96.) The Flaming Bayonet: Designing Tactical Surprise. By Dr. James W. Williams Historian U.S. Army Chemical School 19 March 1987. A 10 page Journal article written on the little known topic of the Flaming Bayonet. Great research article. Contains three pictures and blueprint drawing of one of the prototypes. The only known photo of the Flaming Bayonet actually working in a demonstration. $3.50

97.) Flaming Bayonets by H.W. Asire Partial Report Number 3 on Investigation # 40 dated 1918. This one seems to be the earliest report on the Flaming Bayonet. 37 pages of trials and tests on various systems and types of fuel. Top Secret at the time this is a virtually unknown weapon and report. $10.00

98.) War Department Chemical Warfare Service Chemical Warfare Monograph Volume 43 Incendiaries Part III by Arthur B. Ray May, 1919. The final report on the flaming bayonet with several blueprint drawings. 26 pages of previously unreleased information on the Flaming Bayonet. $7.50

99.) Army Ordnance Book No. 2032 History of Trench Warfare Material 1917 - 1919. Just the section on the Flaming bayonet comprising slightly less then two pages. This is a general overview of the Flaming Bayonet types tested but never standardized. $1.00

100.) Description and Rules for the Management of the United States Rifle Caliber .30, Model of 1917. Dated October 8, 1917 and revised January 16, 1918, Document N0. 1917 printed in Washington by the Government Printing Office. A great description of the M1917 bayonet and scabbard. 62 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $7.50

101.) Infantry Drill Regulations United States Army 1911 with War Department Changes to 1918. Appendix C. Manual of the Bayonet. Bayonet section only of the 1911 regulation manual. 29 pages printed two per page. $5.00

102.) Manual for the Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of The Army of the United States. 1917. Manual of the Bayonet section printed two pages per sheet of paper. 27 pages. $5.00

103.) Union Fork and Home Newsletter "On the Beam" dated August 1943. Headline proclaims "Bayonet Production High, Nearly 3/4 million Produced to Date." Nice little newsletter about the company. Will trade copy of this one for copies of other issues. 8 pages with photos. $5.00

104.) USMC Guidebook for Marines. Bayonet section only dated 1966 with instruction on building pugil sticks also. 9 pages $3.00

105.) Operators Manual Multi Purpose Bayonet System (MPBS) M9 (1005-01-227-1739) FSCM 75081. Commercial operators manual for the first M9 bayonets. Undated early Phrobis manual 11 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $3.00

106.) War Department Technical Manual TM 9-867 Maintenance and Care of Hand Tools. 19 April 1945. Not much on knives but a great book on period hand tools of all type used by the US military. 116 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper. $14.50

107.) Trench Warfare: A Manual for Officers and Men. By J.S. Smith Second Lieutenant with the British Expeditionary Force. 144 pages of trench warfare instructions written in 1917 for teaching the soon to be US Forces in the ways of war. 144 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper. $18.00

108.) Elements of Trench Warfare / Bayonet Training. Published in 1917. Written by Lt. Col. William Henry Waldron of the 29th US Infantry. 231 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper. Everything you need to know about trench warfare and bayonet fighting. $28.00

109.) War Department Technical Manual TM 5 - 225 Rigging and Engineer Hand Tools 12 December 1942 A great manual on all types of tools and kits. The best tool manual available. 219 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper. $25.00

110.) War Department Technical Manual TM 10 - 590 Hand, Measuring and Power Tools. 26 May 1941. Another tool manual this one cover power tools and hand measuring items such as rulers to calipers. 121 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper. $15.00

111.) Trench Fighting by Capt. F. Haws Elliott, British Expeditionary Force. Another 1917 manual written by the more experienced British to teach the American Army. Covers training, raids, gas, grenades and a list of other items. 181 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper. $22.00

112.) War Department Technical Regulations No. 1195 - 50. Equipment, Intrenching Tools, Nomenclature and Care. Includes Infantry and Cavalry Intrenching hand tools. This also includes the Collins 1005 Engineers machete.23 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper. $3.00

113.) Springfield Armory Development & Production of Small Arms 1946 - 1953. The Armory after WW II and during the Korea buildup. An internal Ordnance paper prepared by the reference center. 30 pages of text only. Great for in depth research. $7.50

114.) Manual of Bayonet Exercise Prepared for the use of the Army of the United States by George Brinton McClellan, Commander - in - Chief U.S. Army. This is the super hard to find and very expensive when you do, 1862 edition of the McClellan bayonet manual. 142 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper. Includes 24 plate drawings. $20.00

115.) The Militiaman’s Manual and Sword-Play without a Master. Rapier and Broad-Sword Exercises. Small Arm Light Infantry Drill of the United States Army; Infantry Manual of the Percussion Musket; Company Drill of the United States Cavalry by Capt Matthew W. Berriman. Printed 1864. 107 pages with 12 plate drawings. copied two pages to the sheet of paper. Some of the words on the inside near the binding may be dark. I didn’t want to break the back of the book to copy them. $13.50.

116.) War Department Document No. 1904 Price list of Mobile Artillery Items. Ordnance Department Revised June 26, 1917. A list of prices for sales and transfer purposes. Nothing on knives but a great little document on pricing in 1917. We could only wish! 27 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper. $4.00

117.) War Department Basic Field Manual FM 21 - 105 Engineers Soldier’s Handbook. 2 June 1943. WW II Engineers bible. This is the handbook which explained to Engineers what they had to do. A Classic. 163 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper. $21.00

118.) War Department Technical Regulations No. 1300 - 45A Infantry and Aircraft Armament, Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 and M1911A1. 3 January 1938. General data and specifications on the M1911 and M1911A1 Auto Pistol. A good little manual. 21 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper. $3.50

119.) Report of the Chief of Ordnance. The 1907 Pistol Board results. This is a very hard to find report and very expensive when you find an original. Read about the test that led to the adoption of the Colt M1911 Pistol. 43 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper on the 10 hand guns entered into the testing and 9 plates. $5.50

120.) War Department Technical Regulations No. 1400 - 30A Ordnance Maintenance, U.S. Rifles, Caliber .30, M1903, M1903A1, and M1917. 10 August 1938. General data and specifications on the above listed rifles. A List of Condition, Cause and Corrections and a list of repair tools not found in any other manuals. 22 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper. $3.50

121.) Report of the Chief of Ordnance. 1903 Report of Board for Testing Musket of New Model. This is the Board test in which the 1903 Springfield Rifle was adopted. Includes information on the Rod Bayonet not found in any other publications. 39 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper. $5.50

122.) War Department Technical Manual TM 9 - 280 U.S. Rifle, Caliber .22, M1922, M1922MI, And M2. Dated Oct. 1, 1940 this is the full technical manual on the .22 caliber training rifle. A hard to obtain rifle and an even harder to obtain manual. Has a lot of Ordnance drawings and photos. 53 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper. $7.00

123.) Ordnance Department Document No. 2050. Notes on the Selection and Use of Metals in Ordnance Designs. A rather obscure 1924 Ord. Dept. manual that instructs Ordnance designers in the use of different metals and alloys. A "What to use" manual. Rarely encountered. 57 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper. $7.75

124.) Professional Memoirs. Corps of Engineers, United States Army and Engineer Department at Large. Vol.VII, No.36 (November-December 1915) Duty, Organization, Training, and Equipment of Engineer Troops for Field Service by Major P.S. Bond. An article written on Engineer troops describing what they need to do in the field. Not a training manual but an instructional article. 28 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper. $3.75

125.) Operations of the Division of Military Engineering of the International Congress of Engineers. Held in Chicago, under the Auspices of the World’s Congress Auxiliary of the Columbian Exposition (1894). The Modern Infantry Rifle by Captain Stanhope E. Blunt. An article written for the International Congress of Engineers by a Captain in the Ordnance Department. It compares the Mannlicher, Lee - Speed and the US Model of 1892 Rifles. 33 pages copied two pages to the sheet of paper except for the drawing plates which are left full page size. $4.50

126.) Intelligence Bulletin Vol.I, No.1 (September 1942) Part Two: Ground Forces; Japan. 18 pages of the latest intelligence on fighting the Japanese during WW II. Explains their tactics and weapons. Copied two pages to the sheet of paper. $3.00

127.) The Ordnance Catalog, Standard Nomenclature List B - 21 dated May 14, 1943. This is the List of All Parts for the M1 Garand. States parts, numbers and accessories including the rifle racks to store them in. The standard M1 rifle reference. 47 pages $11.75

128.) War Department Technical Regulations No. 50 - 90. The Soldier. The Display of Equipment, Foot Troops, Dismounted and Mounted. Dated July 31, 1925. 5 pages shows how to lay out the equipment for display and inspection. $3.00

129.) War Department Technical Regulations No. 50 - 80. The Soldier. The Infantry Pack. 21 pages shows how to lay out the equipment for display, inspection and use. Has changes dated Feb. 15, 1926 and Jan. 3, 1927 included with the original. $3.50

130.) War Department Technical Regulations No. 50 - 90. The Soldier. The Display of Equipment, Cavalry. Dated May 22, 1925. 4 pages shows how to lay out the equipment for display and inspection. $3.00

131.) Now how is this for an obscure one...Agenda and Minutes for the Industrial Integration Committee .30 Caliber M1 Cartridge Clip. That’s right a Committee on the M1 Garand clip dated Dec. 3, 1942. This report contains 54 pages of minutes and agenda items that cover a host of problems and resolutions. The real value in this report is the depth it contains on how things worked during the war. The Raw Materials division information is priceless. All steel orders went through them, did you know that? $13.00

132.) Oyez! Oyez!; An Account Of The First One Hundred And Ten Years Of Landers, Frary & Clark by Barbara Ann Duggan dated 1953. An unpublished manuscript discovered in the New Britain Public Library Reference Section. All the information you could want on the company. Not much on knives but what little there is, is not detailed anywhere else. 60 pages. $15.00

133.) Marine Corps, Letter Requirement for the Multipurpose Bayonet, M9. The official letter of introduction to provide a secondary weapon to the Marine Corps. 24 page item from the MC Combat Development Command. Also includes the Army version of the project. Dated 1 Jul 1989. $6.25

134.) Marine Corps file on the Sniper Rifle. Contains various letters and correspondence on the need for and the requirements of the USMC Sniper Rifle Program. This is Original Source material from WW II and Korea on USMC Rifles. 73 pages of letters on Winchester, Springfield, Unertl, Weaver, Bausch & Lomb, etc. A few pages are hard to read. $18.25

135.) Project Supporting Paper, Rifle U.S. Caliber .30 M1917. 1917 - 1945, Small Arms Division, Industrial Service, Office, Chief of Ordnance. This is the official after action report compiled by Army historians of the M1917 rifle. 51 pages of original source material. $12.75

136.) Project Supporting Paper, Shotguns, 1917 - 1945. Small Arms Division, Industrial Service, Office, Chief of Ordnance. This is the official after action report compiled by Army historians of the Trench & Riot guns used during the wars. 24 pages $6.00

137.) The First United States Small Caliber Rifle. History of the Models of 1892, 1896, 1898 and 1899 Caliber .30 Rifles and Carbines. Extracted from the "History of the Development of Small Arms" by Major E.G. Cooper. This has been retyped to make reading it easier. Original footnotes are included in the text. 31 pages. $7.75

138.) Historical Notes Relating to Rifles, Cal. .22 1922 - 1945. Another of the historical items put together after the end of WW II by Army historians. Original source material on the M1922, M2, Stevens, Remington, Winchester, Mossberg etc. 22 caliber Training Rifles. 22 pages. $5.50

139.) United States Rifles and Machine Guns. Contains the complete manufacturing process for the U.S. Rifle Springfield M1903 along with detailed machinist drawings and measurements. Included are all the special tools used to manufacture the Springfield. 332 pages, 2337+ illus. Due to the large size this will be enclosed in a three ring binder. $85.00

140.) For those interested in only the bayonet section of the above book we have the 20 pages of the most detailed information on the M1905 bayonet ever printed. Also included are the pages and drawings on the M1915 bolo bayonet. 185 illus. of technical machinist drawings. This is perhaps the rarest M1905 information available. $7.50

141.) Ordnance Dept. Doc. No.1861, Handbook of Ordnance Data. This is the most extensive book on WWI ordnance data ever printed. Containing 43 detailed tables, hundreds of photographs, and line drawings on weapons used by most WWI armies. It covers everything from railway guns down to body armor, including the types of metal used. 523 pages copied two pages per sheet of paper. Dated Nov. 15, 1918. Due to the large size this will be enclosed in a three ring binder. $65.00

142.) Springfield Armory in the Second World War, 29 September 1939 - 31 May 1945. 8 page brochure produced by the Armory. Kind of a fluff piece on production but a hard to find item as well. $3.00

143.) Knife List No. 114. A reprint of the 1978 knife sales listing by Adrian Van Dyk. Contains hundreds of knives for sale with descriptions and many are photographed. Many rare knives for sale with prices we could only wish to see. Offered for your enjoyment only, these knives were sold long ago. 15 pages copied two pages per sheet of paper. $5.00

144.) Knife List No. 115. A reprint of the 1978 knife sales listing by Adrian Van Dyk. Contains hundreds of knives for sale with descriptions and many are photographed. Many rare knives for sale with prices we could only wish to see. A world class collection for sale. This list is noted in M.H. Coles book as a reference. Offered for your enjoyment only, these knives were sold long ago. 19 pages copied two pages per sheet of paper. $7.00

145.) War Department Supply Bulletin SB9-12. A wonderful document listing Ordnance Equipment pricing during World War Two. This is a Feb., 1944 printing that is 13 pages long of items with prices. A 75MM Pack Howitzer M1 or M1A1 was $9,690.00, M3A1 Half Track was $9,626.00 and $3.20 for an M1 bayonet. $4.00

146.) Rules for the Management and Cleaning of the Rifle Musket, Model 1863, for the use of Soldiers. A War Department booklet printed by the GPO in 1863 on the Springfield Musket. 24 pages printed two pages to a sheet of paper. $3.50

147.) War Department Document No. 1923. Description and Rules for the Management of the U.S. Magazine Rifle, Model of 1903, Caliber .30. Dated March 3, 1904 and revised April 18, 1906. This is the version showing the M1905 bayonet with the early M1905 scabbard as well. A great description of the M1903 rifle and appendages from 1906. 57 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $7.50

148.) Technical Bulletin ORD 592. Scabbards M8 and M8A1: Identifying Scabbard M8 Series. Department of the Army, Washington 25, D.C. 21 January 1955. a three page bulletin show the differences between the M8 and the M8A1 scabbards. $3.00

149.) Of Men and Bayonets. Infantry School Quarterly, Vol. 43, No.1 July 1953. An article in the 1953 Infantry School Mailing List containing one man's opinion that familiarity with the bayonet breeds confidence. Great writing. 7 pages, just the article. $3.00

150.) The Mondragon Rifle. A thesis to be presented at the Columbian Exposition written by Majors Manuel Mondragon and Luis G. Gil of the Mexican Artillery. Translated by William F. Hancock, Fifth Artillery. 35 pages containing two drawings of the rifle and accessories such as the bayonet. $8.00

151.) Technical Manual 9-2200, Small Arms Material and Associated Equipment; Department of the Army dated 14 April 1949. 99 page document containing photos and brief write-ups on every weapon used by the U.S. Army during WW II and up until 1949. Printed two pages per sheet of paper. $12.50

152.) War Department Field Manual 23-6. Basic Field Manual, U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30 M1917 (Enfield) August 3, 1942. Published for the information and guidance of all concerned by order of the Secretary of War: George C. Marshall. The mechanical and training manual for the M1917 rifle. 236 pages, printed two pages per sheet of paper. $29.50

153.) War Department Document 463. Saber Exercise 1914. This is the one written by a young 2nd Lt. named George S. Patton. This is the new exercise written for the also new Model 1913 Cavalry Saber. 40 pages of text and drawings of mounted sword play. $10.00

154.) Ordnance Catalog SNL B-8 January 19, 1937. Bayonets and their Scabbards. Six pages of text with parts and prices listed. Drawing numbers are included but the drawings themselves are not. $3.00

155.) Ordnance Catalog SNL B-8 January 19, 1937 (addendum). Bayonets and their Scabbards. Six pages of text with parts and prices listed. Drawing numbers are included but the drawings themselves are not. Just about the same as above with a few lines of text added. $3.00

156.) Ordnance Catalog SNL B-8 February 7, 1944. With changes March 20, 1944. Bayonets and their Scabbards. 18 pages of text and a few drawings. A later version of the above parts listings. $4.50

157.) A reprint of an article from the April - June 1959 issue of Infantry magazine. A Pro & Con on bayonets, The Pro is titled "Stick with the Bayonet" and the Con is title "Goodbye Bayonet." A very good idea on what the thought process was like when they were actually deciding on doing away with the bayonet. 4 pages $3.00

158.) S-Tron XM-9 Instructions for use with the bayonet wire cutter prototype. A single page instructional guide. $3.00

159.) Expanded Service Test of Machete with Sheath (LINCLOE) Final Report August 1972. A super find on possibly the rarest of machetes and tests ever done by the US Army. The text is great but the images are very dark, this came from a microfilm copy. 50 pages with all test data included. $12.50

160.) TM 9-1005-237-14P February 20, 1961. Bayonet -Knives M4, M5, M5A1, and M6 and Bayonet - Knife Scabbard M8A1. This is the first Technical Manual on bayonets to supersede the ORD 7-8-9 SNL listings. Includes 16 pages of text with drawings of the above bayonets. $4.50

161.) TM 9-1005-237-15P December 18, 1964 Bayonet -Knives M4, M5, M5A1, M6 and M7; and Bayonet - Knife Scabbard M8A1. Same as above with the addition of the then newly adopted M7 bayonet. 20 pages $5.50

162.) TM 9-1055-201-12P December 5, 1962. Just for fun we include this Technical Manual on the 3.5 inch Rocket Launcher M20A1 and the M20A1B1. I love bazooka’s too! 10 pages with text and drawings. $3.50

163.) TM 9-1005-222-12P/2 August 11, 1965. Organizational Maintenance Repair Parts and Special Tool Lists for Rifle, Caliber .30, M1, M1C (Snipers) and M1D (Snipers). Nothing on the edged weapon here but a great old parts book that is hard to come by. 22 pages of text and drawings of the rifle and the scope. $6.00

164.) Military Specifications MIL-B-1309E Bayonet - Knives. The general specification paper covering the M4, M5A1, M6, M9 and the M1917 bayonets. This spec book is dated 8 May 1975 which supersedes the 2 February 1974 version. Also included are a "Notice of Validation" dated 28 May 1987 and Amendment Number 1 dated 22 June 1992. 14 pgs. 4.50

165.) Now here is a strange one. Military Specifications MIL-P-1680D Pouch, Knife, Meatcutter’s: and Steel Holder (For Belt Attachment). 13 pages showing the specifications for creating a knife pouch for butchers. Even down to the U.S. markings. $4.50

166.) Federal Specification sheet SS-S-736-8 dated June 1, 1989 on Sharpening Stones. Just a one page sheet on two types of sharpening stones available. They seem to be kitchen type. $2.00

167.) Infantry Board Report No. 459. Special Heat Treated Bayonets. January 21, 1929. A 13 page report on the heat treating used in making bayonets. Were the early M1905 bayonets better then the latter ones? Some said so and the Army Infantry Board experimented on those allegations. Here are the results. $4.50

168.) OCM #1949 . The minutes of the Ordnance Committee Meeting on the need for a trench knife for the Army. Just two pages of the discussion prior to the building of the M3. $2.00

169) OCM # 19695, 19850, & 20210. The minutes of the Ordnance Committee Meeting on the M1905E1 bayonet plans and the adoption behind the M3A1 to the M7 nomenclature change. Fascinating reading, short and in a nutshell. 9 pages excerpted from the above listed topics. $3.50

170.) OCM #20467 The Ordnance Committee Meeting on the need for a new trench knife scabbard. This is the recommendation for Standardization of the M8 scabbard. 6 pages of the actual recommendation with all the required signatures. $3.00

171.) Infantry Board Report No. 1792 dated 2 June 1945. 30 pages, some very hard to read, on the topic of the M1942 18- inch blade machete sheath test. This is the soft plastic machete sheath selected at the canvas and leather replacement until the hard plastic scabbard was adopted. $7.50

172.) Camillus, The Story of An American Business. Part of the business life in America series of 1944. A unique story of the Camillus Cutlery business from the beginning up to 1944. The original consisted of 98 pages which we have copied two pages per sheet of paper. $12.00

173.) Final Test of Fungus Resistance. On the XM9 bayonet as produced by Eickhorn for the initial M9 bayonet trials. 14 pages on the testing and the requirements. A very rare part of the M9 history $4.50

174.) Here is an odd one for you! USMC Test of the Fulton Skyhook. Starting back in the middle 1950's ending in 1961 the tests done on the secret system of snatching downed aviators and recon information. Nothing on knives but where have you see this before? Nowhere. 73 pages but the photos don’t show very well. $18.50

175.) User Manual for the XM9 MPBS. The prototype manual for the Eickhorn XM9 test bayonet. This is the one that they had to check the spelling in before it was printed. Only 4 pages. $3.50

176.) Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army Weapons Recognition Guide. A Fleet Marine Force publication dated 15 May 1968 on determining and learning the enemies weapons. SKS, AK-47, M1 Carbine, M1944, M1891/330, French M1936 and a whole lot of other weapons used by the NV forces. Cover artillery, tanks, SAM’s Helicopters and MiG’s. Really neat booklet with info and characteristics on each weapons platform, but not a single knife. 92 pages of info and photos. $21.00

177.) Battlefield Analysis of Infantry Weapons (Korean War). Chapter 15 from the S.L.A. Marshall digest of Korean war weapons. Just 4 pages to speak of the bayonet as a weapon and suggestions for the future. A nice summation. $3.50

178.) Report of the Secretary of War, at the beginning of the second session of the forty-sixth congress, Volume III. Report of the Chief of Ordnance & Appendices A to G, Y. Washington: (1879); Includes: Introduction, Fiscal outlays, Stations and duties. Arsenals, armories, and depots. Armament of Fortifications, Militia, Small-arms, Target practice, Test of metals, Equipment board, Indian rifles, Springfield and Peabody-Martini rifles, Multiball cartridge, Clerical force. Appendix A. Purchases, B. Distribution to militia, C. Money to militia, D. Ordnance to militia, E. Ordnance to colleges, F. Ordnance to Territories, G. Ordnance to executive departments, Y. Stations of Ordnance officers, Index. 59 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $7.50

179.) Reports of the Chief of Ordnance and Board of Ordnance and Fortification. "Report of the Chief of Ordnance," Annual Reports of the War Department 1902, Volume VII.; Financial Statement. Disposition of Condemned Cannons, Gathmann Gun, Experimental Musket (Rod Bayonet M1903), Large caliber guns, Artillery, Seacoast Guns, Army - Navy Maneuvers, Isham Shells, Work at Springfield Armory, Watertown, Frankford, Rock Island, Augusta, Sandy Hook, Manila Ordnance Depot. 66 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $8.50

180.) Reports of the Chief of Ordnance and Board of Ordnance and Fortification. "Twelfth Report of the Board of Ordnance and Fortifications," Annual Reports of the War Department 1902 Volume VII.; 28 pages, including tables Includes: Changes in Personnel, Legislation, Financial Statement, Subjects Considered, General Operations, The Hundred-Gun Contract, Experimental Guns and Carriages, Shield for Coast-Defense Guns, Rapid-Fire Guns and Mounts, Test of Mortar Batteries, Field Guns and Carriages: Program of Tests for Field Artillery, Requirements, Inspection, Firing Tests-Special: Velocity, Accuracy, Rapidity, Defective Ammunition, Dust, Rust , Excessive Charges, General Tests, Supplementary Tests, Miscellaneous Material: Automatic Arms, Miscellaneous 17 different tests, from range finders to entrenching tools, Automatic Pistols. Estimates for the Coming Year, Recommendations. Table Showing Allotments and Expenditures.., Subjects considered during the Year. 28 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $4.00

181.) Report of the Chief of Ordnance. Annual Reports of the War Department for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1903, Volume XIV.; Includes Fiscal reports plus Technical comments: United States Magazine rifle model of 1903, Equipments, 16-inch guns, Experimental guns, Field artillery, Mountain artillery, Siege artillery, Saluting guns, Cannon, Seacoast guns, ammunition, etc., Sub-caliber and drill practice, Seacoast carriages, Telescopic sights, Seacoast guns manufactured, Defense of insular possessions, Army and navy maneuvers, Personnel, Issues to the militia, and reports from the various arsenals on their activities during the year. 60 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $7.50

182.) Report of the Chief of Ordnance. "Report of the Board for Testing Musket of New Model," Annual Reports of the War Department 1903 Volume XIV, Appendix I.; The original test report for the Springfield M1903 Rod Bayonet rifle. 40 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $5.50

183.) Report of the Chief of Ordnance. Annual Reports of the War Department for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1906. Volume IV. Includes: Fiscal reports plus Technical comments: Small Arms, Small-Arms Ammunition, Small-Arms Target Practice, Equipments, Intrenching Tools, Service guns and mortars, Experimental guns, Mountain artillery, Pack outfits, Field Artillery, Siege material, Seacoast carriages, 10-inch emery disappearing carriage, Telescopic sights, Improvements in installed seacoast carriages, Range-finding instruments, Maintenance of the armament of fortifications, Gas check pads, Banding of projectiles, Seating of projectiles in mortar firing, Powder, Army powder factory, Artillery practice, Cloth for powder bags, Tests of type 8-inch rifle, Primers, Premature bursts, Copper deposit in the bores of guns, 3-inch saluting guns, Relining of seacoast guns, and reports from the various arsenals on their activities during the year. 71 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $9.00

184.) Report of the Chief of Ordnance. War Department, U.S.A. Annual Reports, 1907. Volume IV.; Includes: Fiscal reports plus Technical comments: Small arms, Small-arms ammunition, caliber .30, Model of 1906. Model of 1906 ball cartridge, The of 1906 guard cartridge, Gallery-Practice ammunition, Caliber .22. Bench reloading tools, Equipments, Brownsville investigation, Guns and mortars, Hand grenade, Gas-check pads, Powder, High-Explosive shell, Primers, Mountain artillery, Pack outfits for 2.95-inch Vickers-Maxim Mountain Gun and carriage, Siege material, Artillery practice, Transportation of explosives, Army powder factory, Ordnance repair shops, 2-inch and 3-inch Telescopic sights, Plotting board for mobile artillery, Self-contained, horizontal, base range finders for seacoast artillery, Battery commander's telescopes, Experimental guns, Seacoast carriages, 10-inch emery disappearing carriage, Improvements in installed seacoast carriages, Range-finding instruments, Maintenance of the armament of fortifications, and reports from the various arsenals on their activities during the year. 82 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $10.00

185.) Military Specification, Knife, Pocket, General Purpose, MIL-K-818A 12 August 1955. This is the complete specification for the handy all purpose MIL-K Knife. This is the specification the rare early knives by Camillus were made to. 12 pages complete with blueprint drawings. $3.50

186.) Military Specification, Knife, Pocket, General Purpose, MIL-K-818B, 22 May 1959. This is the original proposal for the new specification. Much more text and many large drawings in this one. 25 pages with 12 full page drawings. $6.50

187.) Military Specification, Knife, Parachutists’, Snap Blade, With Thong, MIL-K-10043B, 19 Nov. 1952. This is a short and too the point specification of the M2 parachutist knife. No drawings in this one, wish we could find one. $3.00

188.) Military Specification, Knife, Pocket, Hook Blade and Snap Blade, Type MC-1, MIL-K-25594A (USAF), 5 Jun 1957. The Orange handled MC-1 in it’s early days. Reprint # 29 above is the newest revision D this is Revision A. 12 pages with one drawing. $4.00

189.) Military Specification, Knife, Pocket, TL29, MIL-K-13419 (SigC) 5 May 1954. This is the first spec change for the TL-29 from the original spec in 1945. This is a copy of a copy so some areas are a little light. Three pages of drawings, (1 blueprint in three sections) with a total of 18 pages. $5.50

190.) Federal Specification, Knives; Hawkbill (Linoleum), Shoe, Chipping, Putty and Scraping, GGG-K-481A dated 1 Sept 1953. How about this one! Working knives Included is Amendment 1 dated 23 Apr, 1954 and Amendment 2, dated 15 Dec, 1958 and Amendment 3 dated 27 May 1960. 14 pages with a few small drawings. $4.50

191.) Federal Specification, Knives, Dental: Craftsman’s Compound, and Plaster, GG-K-508B, 27 Mar 1957. Another working knife spec. 6 pages with a few small drawings of dentist tool knives. $3.00

192.) Military Specifications, Barber Kit, M-1944, with Case, MIL-B-1771A 6 Jan 1956. The complete specifications for the Barbers kit. Specs on all the components and a drawing of the box construction. Obscure one indeed! 17 pages $5.25

193.) Military Specifications, Razors, Straight, Safety Type, MIL-R-2601, 15 Feb 1951. To go with the above spec we have the razor. 7 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper, no drawings. $3.00

194.) Military Specification, Knife, Hunting, With Sheath, MIL-K-4988 (USAF) 18 Aug 1955. Here is one I bet you didn’t know about. An Ex-Post-Facto specification actually from 1950. Very obscure Boker 155 survival knife not shown in any of today’s basic military knife books. I wrote an article on them a few years ago for Knife World Publications. 8 pages with one drawing. This is the knife before the Pilot Survival and the Jet Pilot Survival knives. $3.50

195.) Military Specification, Knife, Survival, Pilot’s (With Sheath) MIL-K-8662B 6 Aug 1959, with amendment dated 29 Jun 1960. This is the six inch Jet Pilot Survival Knife as made by Camillus and Marbles with the screw top pommel and loop back scabbard. The amendment changes the pommel to a peened in place unit. 11 pages and 3 drawings. $3.75

196.) Military Specification, Knife, Hunting, Sheathed, Survival, Pilot’s, MIL-K-8662C (WEP) 18 Aug 1961, with Amendment 1 dated 8 Feb 1963 and proposed Amendment 2 29 Sept 1965. This is the switch over to the 5 inch blade and the corresponding scabbard. Slight changes with the amendments included. Nice blueprint type drawings. 30 pages $7.50

197.) Military Specification, Knife, Combat (With Sheath), MIL-K-20277B (MC) October 1961. This is the revamped specification for the USMC Fighting / Utility Knife. This is the spec that the knives used in Vietnam were made to. Complete letter specifications and blueprint for knife and scabbard. 10 Pages $4.00 (See also items numbers 32, 33 & 34 for later specs.)

198.) Federal Specifications for Shears; Roaching, GGG-S-286. July 8, 1937. The specifications for large scissors. Short and sweet using only 3 pages. $3.00

199.) Federal Specifications for Shears and Scissors, GGG-S-278. November 27, 1956. Specifications for 12 styles of scissors and shears. All government type included. 9 pages of info and drawings. $3.75

200.) Federal Specifications Cutlery: Galley and Kitchen, GGG-C-746b. April 24, 1956. Complete specifications on the Kitchen cook set including knives, spatula, sharpening steel and cleavers. 17 pages of instructions on building the kit. $5.25

201.) Federal Specifications Cutlery: Galley and Kitchen, GGG-C-746c. May 24, 1962. Complete specifications on the Kitchen cook set including knives, spatula, sharpening steel and cleavers. 18 pages of instructions on building the kit. $5.25

202.) Federal Specifications Cutlery: Galley and Kitchen, GGG-C-746e. April 29, 1968. This is the original proposal for the specification change to "e". Complete specification with drawings. 35 pages with summary draft of changes. $9.00

203.) Military Specification MIL-C-10811A. Cutlery: Kitchen and Meat Cutting. 15 December 1955. Specifications and drawing on the military kitchen kit for meat cutters. 22 pages $5.75

204.) Military Specification MIL-K-21756 (S&A) Knife, Butchers. This specification covers one type and two sizes of butchers knives, 10 inch and 14 inch. Written specifications and drawings. 8 pages $3.00

205.) GSSO Purchase Description 7340-101A Amendment –2. 21 June 1957. General Stores Supply Office Purchase Description, Fork, Food Preparation. (Cooks fork) Specifications but lacks drawing of the large cooks fork. 8 pages $3.00

206.) Federal Standard No. 66a. Steel: Chemical Composition and Hardenability. June 18, 1956. Federal standards on the uses of steel and the requirements of composition for each type. Includes many tables on many types of steels. 38 pages $10.00

207.) DGSC Purchase Description # 140-B Consolidation Containers for Sea Shipments. 15 November 1967. Hold to build wood and cardboard boxes to ship knives overseas in Conex containers. This one is right from a knife company archives. 15 pages $4.25

208.) The Defense Materials System and Priorities book. 1961. This book is to explain why the DMS, under which priorities and allocations are administered is necessary and in addition to describe the system. The how to book of the system. 52 pages printed two pages to the sheet. $9.00

209.) Record of Army Ordnance Research and Development Volume 2, Small Arms and Small Arms Ammunition Book 1. An excerpt from Chapter 7 Bayonets. Knives and scabbards. Written by Rene Studler, Col Ordnance Corps at the finish of WW II. Great knife content. 12 pages $3.75

210.) Technical Manual TM-9-1005-211-34 plus supplemental material from TM9-1005-211-12. 22 June 1964. Direct and General Support Maintenance Manual Pistol, Caliber .45 Automatic, M1911A1. A great little manual on the M1911A1 contains 64 pages with many photos. Printed two pages to the sheet of paper. $8.25

211.) U.S. Naval Proving Grounds Test report on the Fighting Knives, Mark 2. 8 pages outlining the performance of Camillus, Union, and Robeson made Mark 2 knives. A few photos and the text of the report. We wonder what happened to the PAL? $3.50

212.) Independent Evaluation Report of the Multipurpose Bayonet System (MPBS). Headquarters U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command. 9 pages on the testing of the M9 bayonet is January 1987. It was the final test before full release. $3.50

213.) War Department, Office of the Chief of Ordnance. Summary of Small Arms Development Projects March 1944. A wonderful document describing the weapons currently in test and the status of the tests. This is not a full report on each weapon, just a summary of the current standings. Includes the Stinger . 22 pen gun, Smoothbore .45 M1911A1 for escape kits, Development of Plastic Stocks, Development of the Carbine Bayonet (M4) Carbine front bands, M1 Garands with scopes, redesign of M1 bayonet points!! And a ton more. 56 pages of great info on all Ordnance topics. One of the best documents we have found in some time. $14.00

214.) Infantry Board Report Number 440, Pyrotechnic Projector, Ground troop Signal Bayonet Tromblon Type. June 12, 1928. This is a rare one for sure. At first attracted to if from the bayonet in the title we find it is a signal firing attachment for the M1903 Rifle that mounts on to the bayonet attaching lugs. It was tested to replace the Very guns in use. 26 pages. $7.50

215.) Infantry Board Report Number 455, Cardboard Targets for Bayonet Dummies. Dec. 5, 1928. 14 pages of tests on the new bayonet dummies. This was the new covering for the standard twig type bayonet dummies. $4.50

216.) NAVSHIPS 250-880 Diving Manual (1 July 1952); 160 pages, 137 illus. Price 16.00 Hard Hat Diving Manual covering all aspects of deep diving and repair. A short section on the brass diving knife. Awesome info on the MkV diving helmet and suit. Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you cash.

217.) Machine Guns by Captain Julian S Hatcher,., 1st Lt. Glenn P.Wilhelm, and 1st Lt.Harry J. Malony.. Menasha, Wisconsin: George Banta Publishing Company (1917); 251 pages, 50+illus. Price 28.00 An awesome reprint by an authority like Hatcher on Machine Guns from WW I. Nothing on bayonets or knives but a must have for the machine gun guys. Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks.

218.) War Department, Ordnance Office. " Mounted Riflemen," Ordnance Notes.---No.169 (Washington, 2 November 1881) by Captain J.R.Lumley; 14 pages Price 3.50 A short little extract from Ordnance Notes on Mounted Riflemen. Great info although nothing on the Riflemans knife! Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks.

219.) War Department, Ordnance Office. "Wallace's Intrenching Tool," Ordnance Notes.---No.217 (Washington, 18 September 1882) by Major N.W.Wallace, 1st Battalion K.R.R.Corps. From the Journal of the Royal United Services Institution; 3 pages, 1 illus. Price 3.00 Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks.

220.) Ordnance Notes.---No.219 (Washington, 22 September 1882). A Short Narrative of the Afghan Campaign of 1879-80-81, From an Engineer's Point of View. by C. Hoskyns, Captain R.E.. From the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution; Includes: Introduction with outline of the campaign, followed by notes: The Heliograph, Military engineering, Survey and reconnaissance, Native army, Should Afghanistan be annexed?] Seems like this same question is being asked and the same territory is being fought for over 125 years now. 20 pages, plus 3 plates of illus. Price 3.75 Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks.

221.) War Department, Ordnance Office. "Magazine Rifles," Ordnance Notes.---No.220 (Washington, 25 September 1882) by Lt.General G.V.Fosbery, V.C.. From The Journal of the Royal United Service Institution; A lecture concerned with various discussions on subject of rifle magazines nothing on bayonets 24 pages, plus 1 plate of illus. Price 3.75 Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks.

222.) War Department, Ordnance Office. "Russet Leather. Report on the manufacture of Russet leather and its adaptability for the military service," Ordnance Notes.---No.172 (Washington, 9 December 1881) By Capt.D.A.Lyle, Ordnance department; 11 pages Price 3.00 A great article on making leather for the military, it’s testing and use. Fascinating information on leather. Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks.

223.) War Department, Ordnance Office. "Machine Guns: Their Status in Warfare," Ordnance Notes.---No.173 (Washington, 10 January 1882) From Collier's United Service Magazine for October 1881; 22 pages Price 3.00 Includes: The Gatling Gun, Introduction, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery,. Nothing on Knives but a great read. Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks.

224.) Ordnance Notes.---No.197 (Washington, 27 May 1882). Notes on the Manufacture of Small Arms, at the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield Lock. by Captain McClinstock, Assistant Superintendent; 8 pages, 1 illus. Includes: Description of the Martini Henry Rifle, The Stock, Butt, The Barrel: Materiel, The Smithery, Barrel machine room. The Body, Emery wheels, The Triangulary Bayonet, Hardening and tempering components, Enfield Breech loading revolver, Martini Henry carbine. A very hard to find piece. Price 3.00 Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks.

225.) Ordnance Notes.—No.275 Warfare Against Uncivilized Races; or How to Fight Greatly Superior Forces of an Uncivilized and Badly-Armed Enemy. by Lt.R.Da Costa Porter. (Washington, March 23, 1883). Bayonet charges and proper rank & file among the Zulu fighters. Great reading. 35 pages, 3 plates of illus. Price $4.50 Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks.

226.) War Department, Ordnance Office. "Headless Shell Extractor for Springfield Rifle and Carbine," Ordnance Notes.—No.311 (Washington, 3 July, 1883) National Armory Model, 1882. Devised by Lt.Col.A.R.Buffington; 2 pages, illus. Price 2.00

227.) Notes on Caliber .30 Model of 1918 Pistol. The book written on the Pederson device in the time of testing for adoption. Prepared by Small Arms Division, Ordnance Department, Machine Gun Section. A rare confidential report to find. 39 pages, 12 illus. $9.50

228.) SNL B3. Standard Nomenclature List No. B-3 U.S. Rifle, Cal. .30, M1903. Parts, Accessories and Appendages. Ordnance Department, Washington, April 14, 1923. A great list of not only the parts but a price list! This list has hand written updates for a later date but that date is not listed. So we end up with two lists in one. A star gauged M1903 especially selected for National Match is listed at $44.00, what a deal!! 23 pages of lists and illustrations. An M1905 bayonet was $3.27, a guard for the Maxim silencer configuration was $0.29 extra while that silencer itself was $5.34! Price $6.00

229.) Project Supporting Paper Miscellaneous Pistols and Revolvers. 15 August 1945. Rifle and Hand Arms Branch, Small Arms Division, Industrial Services, Ordnance Department. The follow-up report at the end of the war on all the miscellaneous pistols and revolvers used by the American Army. Awesome research to have in this very hard to find report. This is the source document used to write many books. 68 pages with several illustrations. $17.00

230.) U.S.Marine Corps. Manual for the Reising Submachine Gun. Caliber .45 Models 50, 55, 60 (1942); A very hard to find manual on an extremely rare weapon. The Reising, love it or hate it was used by the Marine Raiders and the Paramarines. 24 pages, 4 illus. Price $3.75 Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks.

231.) History of the U.S. Carbine, Cal. .30. This is the Project Supporting Paper on the Carbine. This report records the story of the Carbine, it’s evolution from idea to full scale production. This is an awesome report on the Carbine. 82 pages with several photos of test specimens of different manufacturers in the bids for the new carbine project. 82 pages, $19.00

232.) Supplement I to History of the U.S. Carbine, Cal. .30. Small Arms Division, Industrial Services, Ordnance Department. 19 July, 1945. This supplement is based on additional facts surfacing on the production of the Carbine during WW II. Great information for the Carbine collectors. 27 pages, $6.50 Buy both this and the above report for $24.00

233.) War Dept.Doc.No.845 Handbook of the Browning Automatic Rifle Model 1918 (Air Cooled)(August 1918, Revised 25 June 1918); 40 pages, plus 9 plates of illus. With a great sectional line drawing of the gun. Price 5.00 Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks.

234.) War Dept.Doc.No.801 Manual of the Automatic Pistol Caliber .45 Model of 1911 (May 1918); 32 pages, 7 plates of illus. Price 6.00, Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks.

235.) War Department, Adopted by, Rifle Musket, Model 1863. Washington: Government Printing Office (1863); Rules for the Management and Cleaning of the Rifle Musket, Model 1863, for the Use of Soldiers, with Descriptive Plates. Springfield Armory, April 28, 1863; 25 pages, 46 illus. Price 4.00, Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks.

236.) War Department, Adopted by. Rifle Musket, Model 1855. Washington: Government Printing Office (1862); Rules for the Management and Cleaning of the Rifle Musket, Model 1855 for the Use of Soldiers, by E.S.Alllen, Master Armorer, with descriptive plates; 31 pages, 57 illus. Price 4.00 Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks

237.) Repeating or Magazine Arms, Ordnance and Gunnery (1896), Chapter IX by Capt. Lawrence Bruff,; [includes: Advantages of magazine arms - Definition - Conditions to be fulfilled by a good magazine arm, Classification of repeating mechanism - The detachable magazine - Lee magazine - Advantages and disadvantages of detachable magazines, Fixed magazine - Classification - Description of the Jarmann magazine,. Objections to tubular magazine under the barrel - Advantage,. Tubular magazine in butt - Fixed box magazines - The Mannlicher magazine, General principles of the cal..30 magazine, Description of the magazine for the cal..30,. Revolvers - Classification - Conditions to be fulfilled by a good service revolver – Remarks. 15 pages, 9 illus. Price $3.00 Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks

238.) Machine Guns," Ordnance and Gunnery (1896), Chapter X by Capt. Lawrence Bruff Includes: Definition - Object - Advantages - Disadvantages - Requirements - Kinds of machine guns,. The Gatling gun - Parts- Barrels - Cylinders - Casing,. Objections - Bruce feed - Objections,. The Gardner gun - Parts - The barrels - The casing - The bolts, The firing mechanism - Action - The extracting mechanism, The cams - The feed valve and guides,. The Maxim automatic machine gun - General principles - Action of mechanism - Advantage - Parts, - The barrel and frame - The breech mechanism, The breech block and carrier The firing mechanism - The feed, Action of the mechanism,. The Hotchkiss revolving cannon - General features - Rotating mechanism - Loading mechanism - Extracting mechanism - Action, The feed - The firing mechanism 30 pages, 32 illus. Price $4.00 Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks

239.) Small Arms," Ordnance and Gunnery (1896), Chapter XI, by Capt. Lawrence Bruff,."; Includes: Principal parts - The barrel - Calibre - Recoil,. Reduction of weight of bullet - First method - Decreasing the length, keeping the diameter constant,. Reduction of weight of bullet - Second method - Decreasing diameter, keeping length constant,. Reduction of weight of bullet - Third method - Changing length and diameter - Smokeless powder - Advantages of reduction of calibre - Flatness of trajectory,. Advantages of reduction of calibre - Decrease in weight of cartridges - Increase of accuracy of fire - Increased penetration,. Disadvantages of reducing the calibre. Rifling - Pitch - Number of grooves and lands - Width - Depth - Direction of twist,. Profile of chamber - Thickness and length of barrel,. The receiver - General features - Receiver for Springfield rifle,. Receiver for Cal. .30,. Breech mechanism - General classification - Sliding mechanism,. Rotating mechanism,. Requirements of a good breech mechanism,. Breech mechanism of Springfield rifle, Cal..45,. Breech mechanism of the cal. .30 rifle - The bolt,. Breech mechanism Cal..30 - The sleeve - The extractor,. Firing mechanism - General Principles - Conditions for good firing mechanism - Firing mechanism of Springfield rifle,. Firing mechanism of the Cal..30,. Sights - General principles - Position,. Sights for Springfield rifle - Sights for the Cal..30;. The stock and mountings 37 pages, 20 illus. Price $5.00 Printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you bucks

240.) Army Subject Schedule N. 21-28 Bayonet Training. Department of the Army, 29 August 1955. Published in support of the Army Training Programs for use in all components of the Army. This is a lesson planning outline for the instructors to set up a training plan. 5 pages all text. $3.00

241.) Army Ordnance 1917 – 1919 History of Trench Warfare Material No. 2032. This is the rarest of all WW I Trench Warfare manuals to find. Lists everything in use by the Army for trench warfare, Trench Mortars, Livens Projectors Grenades, Rifle Grenades, Gas, Smoke, Flame throwers, The Flaming Bayonets, Rockets, Flares, Lights, Very Pistols, Signal Pistols, Signal Cartridges, and quite a few things they didn’t use. This is both Book 1 and Book 2 combined consisting of over 223 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper to save you money. Sent to you in a small three ring binder for easy reference. No Knives. $35.00

242.) Ordnance Department Digest of Significant Purchase Actions. This is the Holy Grail of Ordnance publications for World War II. It is a listing of all Ordnance Purchases from all vendors which lists contract numbers and prices. Rifles, Shotguns, Pistols, Machine guns, Holsters, Knives, Bayonets, Scabbards, Bullets, Primers, links, magazines, clips, ropes, carts, delinking and linking machines, Ammo chests, oilers, cleaning brushes, barrels, covers, sights, rockets launchers, armor, clay pigeons, mounts, tripods and more. Does not list any vehicles used or procured by Ordnance. 832 pages in a three ring binder. Some pages are very light as the original from the National Archives is printed on onion skin paper which does not always transfer well. This one took me years to find. This is a must have to anyone researching WW II Ordnance. $150.00

243.) Ordnance Department Publication No. 1719. Horse Equipments and Equipments for Officers and Enlisted Men. May, 10, 1905 revised to July 3, 1908. How’s that for a strange one. Listed here as it displays the M1905 Hospital Corps knife and correctly states the nomenclature as being a Model of 1905 not the 1904 as it is popularly known as. Also includes all mounted equipment so it covers quite a bit of material. Also listed and shown in drawings are the Officers 1902 saber, the NCO sword, the Cavalry saber and the light Artillery saber. 50 pieces of paper with most being two pages per sheet. Lots of plates and drawings, some a little dark from reproduction. $12.50

244.) The T48 Rifle. A reprint of an article written in the 1955 Infantry Journal about the new weapon. Some drawings and photos but no mention of any special bayonet for it. 8 pages, $3.00

245.) Training Regulations No. 405-95 Medical Department Individual Equipment. June 4, 1932. Listing of equipment for the medical personal of the Army. Lists the Hand Axe (hatchet) as personal carry in place of the old Hospital Corps Knife. 8 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $3.00

246.) Military Specification MIL-S-6216A (USAF) Sustenance Kit, Individual, Long Range, Type E-1. 3 May 1951 with Notice 1 dated 13 October 1954. This is the listing a specification for the E1 emergency fliers kit which shows the Boker knife listed in above report No. 194 and the special designed scabbard. Lists all the components in the E1 kit and the stock numbers and inspection procedures for them. All text, no photos in this one. $6.00

247.) OSS File on the Stiletto. 14 pages from the recently declassified OSS files from WW II all on the topic of the LF&C made OSS Stiletto. Several drawings of the stiletto, scabbard, "pancake flapper" and o-ring retention part. Goes into heat treating and manufacturing specifications and design. $4.50

248.) OSS File on the Smatchet. 23 pages from the recently declassified OSS files from WW II all on the topic of the Smatchet. Even a letter to Major Fairbairn requesting assistance in putting together a manual on it’s use. Includes specifications and letters about the production, including one from Albert Baer from Ulster. $6.50

249.) OSS File on the Fairsword. 13 pages from the recently declassified OSS files from WW II all on the topic of the Fairsword. Copies of correspondence on the knife and testing of the scabbard in controlled situations. Included are copies of the Patent on the knife and the scabbard. $4.50

250.) War Department Technical Manual, The Saddler, March 27, 1942. A short 10 page TM on leather repair and the tools used by the men doing it. Printed two pages to a sheet of paper to keep costs low. $3.50

251.) War Department Technical Manual, Classification, Processing and Inspection of Leather and Leather Equipment. January 3, 1941. A nice little Tech Manual on leather and it’s uses. Shows the hides and what sections are used for what purposes. Types of tanning and grades are discussed. How to classify leather and what will not pass inspection. 42 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper to keep costs low. $5.50

252.) War Department Technical Manual, Cleaning, Preserving, Sealing and Related Materials. A June 1947 TM issued for Ordnance Materials. How Ordnance cleaning and preserved every piece of equipment they had. All the products used and how to use them. This one tells you everything you ever needed to know about cleaning and storing you gun or bayonet. This TM 9-850 is 67 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $9.00

253.) War Department Technical Bulletin, TB QM 19, Care and Preservation of Tentage and Other Duck and Webbing Equipment, 10 July 1944. A short Tech bulletin describing care of cotton duck material. 12 pages with drawings of cartoon character showing how to care for a tent and web gear. $3.50

254.) Department of the Army Technical Manual TM 10-276, Hot Weather Clothing and Equipment. August 1970 TM showing Vietnam era gear. All the hot weather gear is in here along with the machete. 48 pages with some dark photos from the copying. Printed 2 pages per sheet of paper. $6.50

255.) Department of the Army Technical Manual TM 10-275, Cold Weather Clothing and Sleeping Equipment. October, 1964 TM 10-275 showing available men and women's clothing for cool to arctic weather. 48 pages with photos and drawings of all the gear then in use. Printed 2 pages per sheet of paper. $6.50

256.) War Department Technical Manual, Heat Treating and Inspection of Metals, September 10, 1941, with addendum C1 March 10, 1942 and C2 March 10, 1943. A great little TM 1-423 showing how Ordnance and the Air Corps heat treated metals, the equipment they used and the metals they selected. Shows SAE grades and the proper heat treating of that grade. 63 pages printed two pages per sheet. $9.00

257.) M1 Rifle Research in WW II, History of the Development of Small Arms Conducted by the Rifle Branch During WW II by Major E.G. Cooper. A reprint of a paper written in 1945 showing the M1 development during the fighting. Many facts on the M1 rifle are in this one. 22 pages, no photos. $6.00

258.) M1 Rifle Overhaul at the Springfield Armory by Thaddeus J. Brunswici. A retyped report, this copy is dated 1966 we do not know where it originally appeared. 13 pages of great information on overhauling M1 Garand rifles at Springfield Armory. $4.50

259.) How about this for a strange one… War Department Technical Manual, Cutting Beef, 1 July 1943. A TM 10-407 on butchering and cutting of beef. Filled with photos, many of them dark from the copying, this is an instruction manual for the butcher showing every cut of beef and what it is used for in the Army mess. 70 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $9.00

260.) War Department Militia Bureau, Document No. 916 Notes on Messing and Mess Inspection in the Field. A 1926 manual on mess halls and mess inspections in field service. 24 pages on what soldiers ate and the sanitation of it. Printed two pages per sheet of paper. $4.00

261.) Department of the Army Technical Manual TM 10-270 General Repair of Quartermaster Items of General Equipment. A TM on general repair procedures like fixing a wooden table leg or replacing a rivet in a bayonet. Typical everyday repairs of straightening and refinishing are included. 44 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $ $6.50

262.) War Department Technical Manual, Maintenance and Care of Hand Tools, 19 April 1945. This is a big one, 116 pages on the care of every tool then in the Armies basic lot. From Awls to Wrenches this manual cover all hand tools. Numerous drawings showing the tools and how to repair them. $15.00

263.) War Department, Ordnance Field Manual, Ordnance Service in the Field, FM 9-5, July 11, 1942. A large Field Manual showing how to set up an Ordnance Department in the field and what it’s responsibilities are to the Army. Very detailed manual on the overall picture of Ordnance in all theatres. 107 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $14.00

264.) War Department, Ordnance Field Manual, Ordnance Field Maintenance, FM 9-10, April 20, 1942. An even larger Field Manual then above. Shows all the requirements and duties of every man in the Ordnance repair and maintenance organization. Very detailed on Ordnance procedures then in place even to the forms to be used. 215 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $28.00

265.) Regulations for the Uniforms and Dress Equipments, Etc. of the United States Marine Corps, from the Original Text in the Quartermasters Office. July 14, 1892. A rough copy of a document almost impossible to obtain. Printed two pages per sheet of paper this is from the original text. Also included is an addendum dated December 16, 1896 along with a letter from the Assistant Sec of the Navy in hand writing! $5.00

266.) Restricted Copy of Fighting on Guadalcanal. This text was written by interviewing the returning Marine veterans to gain knowledge of what did and what didn’t work. Today we would call it sharing best practices. This was only for selected eyes as it was printed in 1943 to help train the future soldiers and Marines for jungle battles. 69 pages printed two pages per sheet of paper. $8.50

267.) Infantry Board Report # 191, Report of Test on Long and Short Bayonets. July 26, 1921. We have looked for this test for quite a few years and finally found a copy of it. This copy is from a carbon copy so it is hard to read. The photos are actually fairly good for copies of copies. So extremely rare bayonets were tested, did any survive, can you I/D them if they did? $6.50

268.) Cavalry Board Report 455. File from the Office of the Chief of Cavalry on the Saber Carriers. All forms known from 1917 experimental to issue pieces strictly for designated troops. This file contains letters from the 1920’s and 1930’s on the merits and problems with the associated leather carriers tested by the Cavalry Board. Several photos on different types of rigs, some do not reproduce well but give you the overall shape and view. 51 pages of info. $12.00

269.) File from the Office of the Chief of Cavalry on Fencing Equipment. 32 pages of letters on all types of fencing equipment in use circa 1925. Lists of current and obsolete equipment as report by units stationed in various locations. From Gloves, face masks bayonets, muskets and single sticks. General information on the topic of fencing and fencing practice. $8.00

270.) Infantry Board Report #247, Report of Test on Fencing Bayonets. December 19, 1922. This is a test on spring plunger fencing bayonets not featured in any books on the subject. Bayonets attach to the M1903 rifle and are made from steel or aluminum. A little know test bayonet shown in photos. 12 pgs $3.50

271.) Report 204 on Test of Intrenching Tools, The Infantry School, Department of Experiment. 11/1/1921. This is an early test on the Japanese tool, the Dunn Intrenching tool and a Combination Pick, Shovel, Hoe tool. All are shown in photos and drawings along side the standard issue US Intrenching shovel then in use. 35 pgs $8.00

272.) Report 273 on Test of Entrenching Tools, The Infantry School, Department of Experiment. 2/28/1923. Several experimental Entrenching tools tested including the Biggs, Dorsey, Gerow, Heilemen and the US Model A experimental model. All fairly unknown pieces shown in photos and explained in the text on the good and bad parts. Images of some rare pieces. 28 pgs $7.50

273.) Report 543 on Test of Combination Intrenching Tool, "Pelle, P.V." The Infantry School, Department of Experiment. 4/24/1931 Yet another report on an experimental Intrenching tool. The military had been on a hunt to replace the pick mattox and shovel since 1918 but to date did not find the one they wanted. Here is yet another example of a test tool never adopted. 28 pgs $7.50

274.) Memorandum on Bayonet Handguard. 6/10/1918. A short 6 pages on a new bayonet training handguard for use at the training schools. They are trying to put a stop to the test as the item is deemed impractical. Photos of the handguard included. 6pgs. $3.00

275.) Memorandum on Bayonet Catch. 4/20/1918. Several pages on a new bayonet catch for use on the M1905 bayonet. This catch will lock in place to prevent the bayonet from coming off accidentally of hit while fighting the enemy. I guess it had happened?? Anyway the bayonet catch never was adopted and this is left to the footnotes of trivia. The exciting part of this is the photos of a different type guard purposed for the M1905 of which I had not known or seen before. 9 pgs $3.00

276.) Memorandum on Bayonet Screwdriver Attachment. 10/20/1920. 4 pages of letters on a new screwdriver attachment for the M1905 bayonet. Too bad there is not a photo of it included to see what they did not adopt! More bayonet trivia. 4 pgs $3.00

277.) Infantry Board Report 261 on Test of Short Bayonets. 1/29/1923. The full test report on the M1921 Stiletto type bayonet. This is in follow-up to the earlier test on Long & Short bayonets performed in 1921. The short bayonet was not adopted as we know but here are the reasons why. 18 pages with one photo. $4.50

278.) Inspection of Belgium Manufactured Items. A one page letter on the M1 bayonet and the M7 Scabbard made in Belgium in post war Europe. Dated May 26, 1945 this is a first clue to the unknown and so far unidentified Belgium M1 bayonets. 1 pg only $2.00

279.) Report 53 on Test of Wire Cutter Intrenching Tool. 3/19/1918. The first test on the Intrenching tool that will eventually replace the pick mattox and the shovel. This started it all on the way to a combination tool we know now. This test was originally for a wire cutter tool that doubled as a shovel for use in No Man’s Land. 11 pages $3.50

280.) Infantry Board Report 272 on Test of Experimental Bolos. 2/28/1923. A test on the following bolos then in use by the military: M1905 HCK, M1909, Engineer Machete (Collins 1005), M1910, M1917, M1915 Bolo Bayonet, Experimental Knife from Springfield Armory and a Native Filipino Bolo. Also include but not part of the test is the USMC Intrenching Machete and the USMC Hospital Corps Knife in an unknown configuration so far never seen, at least by me! A great test report on the current bolos in use with photos of each. 39 pgs. $9.00

281.) File form the Chief of Cavalry on the subject of Bolos for Cavalry Troops. This is the file kept by the Chief of Cavalry on the proposal to adopt bolos for Cavalry Troopers Various letters circa 1935 to 1938 on bolos then in use in other braches of the Army. Interesting reading on the why’s and why not’s of adopting the bolo. 36 pgs. $9.00

282.) Infantry Board file on the Bolo. This is often referred to as "The Bolo File." 98 pages on bolos including the Test Report 272 listed above by the Infantry Board. Letters from Collins and various departments around the globe on the multiple bolos then in use. A great file on the topic of bolos! 98 pages $20.00

283.) Machete 22" File. A short file on the 22 inch machete later known as the M1939. A few pages on the machete and scabbard from 1937 to 1943 including the letter that moves it to limited standard. 9 pgs. $3.00

284.) .) Infantry Board Report 395 on Test of Pouch for Knife and Pliers. This is the first test on the CS 34 Signal Corps tool carrier. Dated 8/31/1926 it shows the little known canvas style and the virtually never seen leather type with stud closure prior to the "Lift The Dot" snaps. 14 pages on the topic and a few photos that are dark but you can make out the pouch. $3.50

285.) .) Infantry Board Report 484 on Test of Electrician’s Knife, Type TL-116. 8/14/1929. Here is the first test of the larger frame knife that was to take the place of the earlier small frame SCUSA knife. From outward appearances the knife looks like the TL-29 we all know except for the locking system. The knife is tested and shown in photos. I have never seen one like it, have you? 17 pgs. $4.25

286.) .) Infantry Board Report 498 on Test of Bernard Side Cutting Pliers. 12/23/1929 dated report on heavy wiring cutting pliers. If the new Intrenching tool was not to be adopted to cut barbed wire these new wire cutters would do the trick. Several photos of the heavy pocket cutters. 14 pgs. $3.50

287.) War Department File on Saber Knots. 18 pages of letters and the Report of the Chief of Cavalry on Saber Knots for the M1913 Patton Saber. Photos of the knots included with proper installation procedures. More Sword Trivia. $4.50

288.) Circular Letter on the Method of Carrying the Saber on the Modified McClellan Saddle. 6/17/1930 letter explaining the proper mounting and carry of the M1913 saber for the Cavalry. Also a correction letter by G.S. Patton on the subject. 7 pgs $3.00

289.) Cavalry Board Report on the Rush Experimental Saber. 2/21/1924. The test of a new experimental saber to replace the M1913 then in use. The Cavalry wanted a new saber but this was not to be the one. It did start a decade of testing to perfect the new saber that would be obsolete before it was adopted. 17 pages with a few photos of the new version. $4.25

290.) Cavalry Board Report of Test on Experimental Saber. 10/6/1926. The second test for a new saber to equip the Cavalry. Several drawings of the grip showing the new design. This one didn’t make it either but now you can I/D it. 10 pgs $3.50

291.) Cavalry Board Report of Test on the Saber, Cavalry, Experimental. 9/16/1930. Another test on yet another experimental saber the Cavalry was looking to adopt. This one looks much like the M1913 from a glance but it is very much different. It was labeled the T-1 but it is not part of the title like the following test will be. 24 pgs $6.50

292.) Cavalry Board Report of Test on the Saber, Cavalry, T-2. 9/15/1930. The one Cavalry saber that is somewhat known is the T-2. Here is the test of that experimental arm done is comparison to the M1913 and the above T-1. 11 pgs. $3.50

293.) Cavalry Board Report of Test on the Saber, Cavalry, Experimental. 1/28/1932. Yet another experimental saber!! This is an improved version of an earlier design tested with the improvements made that were recommended in the earlier test. 19 pgs. $4.50

294.) File from The Chief of Cavalry on the Discontinuing of Issue of the Saber. 4/18/1934. Well after 10 years of testing it was decided to just make the saber obsolete. This file contains the letter of discontinuance Many letters on the topic of whether the saber is of any use or not. Letters on disposition and stock available if the depots. 35 pgs. $8.75

295.) War Department File on the Retention of the Sabers. Several letters on the top from 1939 to 1941 on "what should we do with all the sabers and the tools and gages to make them." 19 pages of thoughts from Ordnance and Cavalry on the topic. $4.50

296.) Cavalry Board Report of Test of Saber Pads. 1/12/1924. A test of the felt lining for the hand guard known as a saber pad. Have you seen one before but not know exactly what it was? Shown in photos here. 17 pgs. $4.25

297.) Report of Cavalry Board on Test of Cavalry Weapons. 3/20/1941. A complete test on tools and weapons then available to the Cavalry with some experimental pieces thrown in. Some answers and some questions in this one, along with a photo of the test items. The Cavalry still wanted a steel weapon with losing the saber. This test shows the first appearance of the cut down M1905E1 bayonet with clip point as tested by the Cavalry right here. 29 pgs. $8.50

298.) Report of Cavalry Board on Test of Saber Scabbards. 1/12/1924. Here is a test of the scabbards for the M1913 saber and a eye towards the future scabbard. The M1913 scabbards rattled and the test was to find a way to prevent it. 9 pgs. $3.00

299.) Chief of Cavalry File on a proposed Fibre Saber Scabbard. 8/9/1924. Here are a few letters on the proposal for a fibre scabbard much as we would see in the future in the M3 bayonet scabbard. A drawing of the proposed scabbard enclosed. 6 pgs. $3.00

300.) Chief of Cavalry File on a proposed Aluminum Saber Scabbard. 10/31/1924. A few letters on the topic of an aluminum saber scabbard. Nothing in depth, just a proposal. 3pgs. $3.00

301.) Memorandum for Chief of Cavalry, Subject: Sabers. 7/8/1938. A memo to the Chief on reconsidering the previous discontinuance of the saber and readopt the weapon. Includes a three page memo from Lt. Col G.S. Patton on the subject. 6pgs $3.00

302.) TM 9-1005-249-20 Department of the Army Technical Manual on the Rifle, 5.56-MM, M16A1. W/E, Rifle 5.56-MM, M16 and Bipod, Rifle, M3 W/ Carrying Case. September 1971. The full tech manual on the M16A1 and bayonet M7. 52 pgs. $12.00

303.) TM 9-1005-211-35 Department of the Army Technical Manual, Direct Support, General Support, and Depot Maintenance Manual Including Repair Parts and Special Tools List on the Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic: M1911A1 with Holster, Hip, W/E and Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic: M1911A1 with Holster, Shoulder, W/E. April 1968. The Vietnam era tech manual on the M1911A1 pistol and holsters. 31 pgs. $7.50

304.) TM 9-1005-211-12 Department of the Army Technical Manual, Operator and Organizational Maintenance Manual including Basic Issue Items List and Repair Parts and Special Tools List on the Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic: M1911A1 with Holster, Hip, W/E and Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic: M1911A1 with Holster, Shoulder, W/E. September 1968. Including changes C1 through C5. This is the Vietnam era full repair manual on the M1911A1 with many photos of disassembly and repair. 60pgs. $13.00

305.) US Army Intelligence and Security Command, Foreign Material Intelligence Group, Aberdeen Proving Ground Md. Manual, The Soviet PKM Machine Gun. A manual that was Classified at one time on the MG the US would likely face. 62 pgs. $13.50

306.) Okinawa Surrender Document, 7 September 1945. Here is a copy of the actual surrender document signed by the US and Japanese leaders ending the Okinawa Campaign in the Ryukyus. This is a diary of the days procedure produced by the Tenth Army Headquarters Group for the men to keep as a souvenir of the day. Signed by General J W Stilwell. 13 pgs. $4.00

307.) War Department excerpt, Reports of Military Observers Attached to The Armies in Manchuria During The Russo – Japanese War. Part 1. This is a short excerpt on the uniforms & equipment of the Japanese soldier in 1906. 15 pgs $3.75

308.) Office of the Chief of Ordnance, Catalogue of Japanese Enemy Ordnance Material, Restricted. Grenades, Mines, Bangalore Torpedoes, Ammo and Shells are all included in the US manual on Japanese weapons. 45 pgs. $11.00

309.) Office of the Chief of Ordnance, Technical Manual for Rifle, US, Type 99, Japanese, Cal. .30. Restricted. Here is a rare one, a US Ordnance manual on the Japanese WW II 7.7 rifle re chambered for the US .30 caliber ammo. That’s right, a 30.06 Type 99 rifle for US Forces use. 11/1951 dated for use in the Korean War. 44 pgs. $11.00

310.) Index of USMC Equipment Board Tests. No tests with this one just a finding aid to know what test the Marines did during the equipment Board years. The Board was established in 1935 but they only started numbering the tests in 1942. This index runs from 1942 through about 1952. 38 pgs. $9.50

311.) Minutes of the Marine Corps Equipment Boards circa 1938, 39 & 40. Just a few pages of notes from the board meetings, not the entire meeting notes. Topics on edged weapons and tools naturally. 10 pgs. $3.00

312.) Test Report # 46 of the Marine Corps Equipment Board on the Plastic Bayonet USN Mk1. Only three pages on the results not the whole test. It only took a few pages to say they weren’t interested in it. $3.00

313.) Test Report # 82 of the Marine Corps Equipment Board on the Stevens semi-automatic rifle, Caliber .22 6/17/43. A short test consisting of 5 pages on adopting the .22 Stevens for USMC training use. $3.00

314.) Test Report # 83 of the Marine Corps Equipment Board on the Colt Automatic Rifles. 6/16/43. A short test consisting of 9 pages on the testing and possible adoption of the BAR for USMC use. $3.00

315.) Test Report # 118 of the Marine Corps Equipment Board on the Cutts Compensators. 11/17/43. A 2 page report on the use of the Cutts Compensators on the M1919A4 machine Gun and the M-1 Carbine. $2.00

316.) Test Report # 132 of the Marine Corps Equipment Board on the Reising Semi-Automatic Rifles, Caliber .22 Models D and E. 7/15/43. A 5-page test on the Reising for possible adoption for USMC training purposes. $3.00

317.) Test Report # 138 of the Marine Corps Equipment Board on the Stevens Rifle, Caliber .22 8/2/43. A follow up test on the 22 Stevens with improvements made that were noted in the earlier test. 5 pgs. $3.00

318.) Test Report # 141 of the Marine Corps Equipment Board on the Reising Submachine Gun Sling Snap. Just one page explaining the change in the snap for the Reising Sling. $1.00

319.) Test Report # 145 of the Marine Corps Equipment Board on the Reising Semi-Automatic Rifles, Caliber .22 Models D and E Improved 8/3/43. A follow up test on the 22 Reising with improvements made that were noted in the earlier test. 4 pgs. $2.00

320.) Test Report # 185 of the Marine Corps Equipment Board on the Improved Reising Submachine Gun, M-55, 12/15/43. A 2-page test of the improvements recommended by the USMC. $2.00

321.) Test Report # 186 of the Marine Corps Equipment Board on the Cutts Compensator for the Browning Automatic Rifle, M1918A2, 1/19/44. A 6 page report on using the Cutts Compensator on the BAR and possible adoption. $3.00

322.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Telescopic Sight, 1903 Rifle, A5, with Coated Lenses, Project # 188, 5/21/44. A side by side test on the scopes with coated lenses for use with the 1903 Service Rifle. 11 pgs. $3.50

323.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Caliber .30 Carbine Ammunition Assembled with Steel Cartridge Case, Project # 195, 4/15/44. 15 pages on the testing and possible adoption of the steel cased .30 Carbine ammo. $3.50

324.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on FlameThrower, Modification of, Project #198, Secret, 2/15/44. A test on modifying the M1A1 portable flame thrower for use in a tank. Lots of thought on this one. 10 pgs. $3.00

325.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Shells, Shotgun (00 Buckshot), Winchester and Remington, 1/29/44. A test on paper and brass shot shells to determine functioning and pattern in each. 2 pgs. $2.00

326.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Adapter for Cutts Compensator for use on the Browning Automatic Rifle, M1918, Project # 206, 3/6/44. A test to determine the feasibility to adapt the Cutts Compensator for use on the M1918. 6 pgs. $3.00

327.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Carrying Handles for Browning Automatic Rifle, Project # 243, 8/12/44. A test to determine if the handle interfered with carrying while slung, on assault fire or accuracy of the rifle. 17 pgs. $4.50

328.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on a Summary of the Development of Various Flashhiders by the MCEB 1/9/43 to 8/17/44, 11/28/44. Project # 247, A test of flash hiders developed for Machine Guns. 14 pgs. $3.50

329.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Shovel, Entrenching, M1943, Project # 251, 9/18/44. A full test on the M1943 folding shovel and a proposal to adopt the unit as used by the Army. 25 pgs. $6.25

330.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Browning Automatic Rifle, M1A2 with Bipod, Modification of Forearm, Project # 267, 9/6/44. A test comparing the new modified forearm vs. the old one for accuracy and all types of features. Contains several photos and a drawing of the proposed new forearm. 34 pgs. $8.50

331.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Sights, Carbine, D-9, D-7, for Day and Night Firing, Project # 269, 8/25/44. Test of proposed new sights for the .30 Caliber M1 Carbine. 24 pgs. $6.00

332.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Crimper, Cap, with Fuse Cutting Combination, M-2, Project # 278, 10/20/44. A test of the new demolition cap crimpers we see as common today when the were first proposed. 23 pgs. $6.00

333.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Test of Carbine, Caliber .30, T4, Project # 290, 12/11/44. The first Marine test of the fully automatic .30 Caliber Carbine that went on to become the M2. 27 pgs of data. $6.75

334.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Test of Stock, Plastic, Carbine, T7, Project # 291, 10/3/44. A test on a new two piece plastic stock for the M1 carbine that did not make the grade for adoption. 14 pgs. $3.50

335.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Test of Flashhiders, T14E1 for use with Browning M1919A4 Machine Gun and T18 for use with M1 Rifle. Project # 303 dated 29 Dec. 1944. Consists of 20 pages, full report with some additional letter. $5.00336.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Test of Blank Firing Attachment for U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1. Project # 307 dated 28 Dec 1944. 24 pages, full report with drawings. $5.50

337.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Test of Harrington & Richardson Rifle, Caliber .22, (Rifle, Caliber .22 Semi-Automatic, Model 65, (Modified)). Project # 317 dated 10 Nov 1944. 47 pages, full test no photos or drawings. $11.00

338.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Test of Magazine, Carbine, T18. Project # 386 dated 13 Mar 1945. This is a test of the magazine follower actually, the follower with the bolt hold open device. Read the test and the results. 11 pgs. $3.00

339.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Test of Reising Bipod for US Carbine, Caliber .30, M2; US Rifle, Caliber .30, M1; and Browning Automatic Rifle, M1918A2. Project # 388 dated 2 May 1945. This test is on the Reising manufactured bipod. The test refers to figures and photos but sadly none remained with the test papers. 14 pgs. $3.50

340.) Marine Corps Equipment Board Report on Test of Rifle, U.S., Caliber .30, M1C (Snipers). Project # 395 dated 2 Aug 1945. 43 pages consist of full report with many tables of shot placement, weather conditions and different test rifles. Rifles were shot by men with different experience levels as well and recorded. Quite a test with a lot of shooting. $10.50

341.) Test Report of Marine Corps Equipment Board Project No. 408. Attachment, Experimental Stock, For BMG, Caliber .30, M1919A4. Dated 18 May 1945. The purpose was to compare stocks on the M1919A4 and the M1919A6 with the new experimental one for use in the LVT’s and the effect on the number of personnel boat spaces. Photos are referred to but not included with the report. Contains 17 pages, the full report. $4.25

342.) Test Report of Marine Corps Equipment Board Project No. 413. Launcher, Grenade, T95, For U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1. Dated 3 May 1945. This test was for the purpose of accuracy compared to the M7 grenade launcher and to switch from grenades to semi auto rifle fire with launcher attached. Consists of 19 pages, no photos. $4.50

343.) Test Report of Marine Corps Equipment Board Project No. 418. Rod, Cleaning, For M1 Rifle, Test of. Dated 23 April 1945. Full report of a new cleaning rod to be adopted for the M1 Garand rifle. 21 pages with photos of the rod and tools. $5.00

344.) Test Report of Marine Corps Equipment Board Project No.329. High Standard.38 Caliber (P38) and .380 Caliber (p380) Automatic Pistols. A wonderful test of the weapons comparing them to the M1911A1 and the S&W Model 10 M&P. The weapons faired very well in the testing. Descritions are given in detail but no photos. 35 pages. $8.75

345.) Test Report of Marine Corps Equipment Board Project No. 351. Safety, Carbine, T1 and T2. Dated 4 Jan. 1945. The purpose of the test was to compare the two new experimental safety's with the standard Carbine safety then in use. Full descriptions given, no photographs of the test items. 14 pages $3.50

346.) Test Report of Marine Corps Equipment Board Project No. 354. Experimental Front Sight for Browning Automatic Rifle, Caliber .30. The purpose was the test of a new front sight for the BAR M1918A2 checking accuracy and suitability for combat 17 pages dated 31 Jan 1945, descriptions but no photos. $4.25

347.) Test Report of Marine Corps Equipment Board Project No. 363. Modified Magazine for U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M2. This was a test of the magazine modified by having retaining lugs soldered onto the body to prevent peening and hammering from full auto fire. 13 pages dated 2 Mar 1945 but no photos. $3.50

348.) Test Report of Marine Corps Equipment Board Project No. 368. Browning Light Machine Gun, Caliber .30, M1919A4, Modification of. The Marines tried to make the M1919A4 more like the M1919A6 by adding a pressed metal shoulder stock, bipod, carrying handle and a modified barrel bearing. This was a test of the concept. 23 pages dated 16 may 1945, no photos. $5.75

349.) Test Report of Marine Corps Equipment Board Project No. 379. Test of Sniper scope and Snooper Scope. USMC test of the T120 night scope mounted to the M1 Carbine. How far can you see, can you determine uniforms, durability etc. 27 pages dated 20 April 1945. Full text but no photos. $6.50.

350.) Test Report of Marine Corps Equipment Board Project No. 421. Test of U.S,. Rifle, Caliber .30, T20E1. The T20E1 is an early form of the future M14, it is a Garand the can fire semi auto and fully auto. This is a test of the earliest model comparing them to the M1 Garand and the BAR M1918A2. 93 pages date 28 June 1945. Test has the photo pages with captions but no photos can been seen. $21.00

351.) Test Report of Marine Corps Equipment Board Project No. 433. Test of Shovels, Intrenching. A great little test of numerous patterns of intrenching shovels and the carriers to hold them. Some we have not seen before ate tested. 47 pages with lots of photos showing the shovels and them being worn with the test carriers. Dated 13 Aug 1945, $11.50

352.) Test Report of Marine Corps Equipment Board Project No. 443. Test of the Albee Shovel. A portable folding D handle and Long handled shovel for use by the Pioneer troops in the USMC. Consists of 24 pages dated 18 Sept 1945 with photos. $6.00

353.) Test Report of Marine Corps Equipment Board Project No. 446. Handle bars and Trigger Extensions for BMG, Caliber .50, M2 and for use with Mount, Caliber .50, M3 and Tripod, Caliber .50, M3. Quite a contraption, used for converting the M2 into an anti-aircraft gun. Handlebars and remote trigger assembly. Dated 13 Sept 1945 is 17 pages with photos. $4.25

354.) History of Ordnance Drawing Numbers and Ordnance Part Numbers. Dated 8 October 1945. Prepared by Rock island Arsenal, Rock Island, Ill. 14 pages of the explanation on class numbers, division numbers and drawing numbers. A great essay for the historian of Ordnance items and a valuable research tool. $3.50

355.) Ordnance Notes No. 115. A report of the Board of Ordnance Officers dated Oct. 1, 1879 of weapons captured from hostile Indians. Contains the information and condition of the rifles captured in the Indian Wars. 24 pages, fascinating reading. $6.00

356) 1898 Spanish American War file on Machetes. Letters sent and received from the US military and Collins & Co. on the topic of machetes and their use in 1898. Types styles, prices and manufacture are covered. 52 pages on the early machetes. $12.50

357) War Department Nomenclature letters on Machetes and Scabbards purchased in 1904. These letters establish the proper terms for the new items. 4 pages $2.00

358) Infantry Board Test of a Bayonet Wire Cutting Device and letters from the Office of the Chief of Ordnance and the War Department. Wire cutting has been a subject for many years and still is today. Dated Dec 6, 1907. 13 pages, no photos of the device. $3.75

359.) Memorandum for the Secretary of War on the topic of the development of the M1905 bayonet. After the stinging letter from President Teddy Roosevelt on the Rod Bayonet the Chief of Ordnance wrote about the reason for the choice. 9 pages of very important information on the M1905 bayonet and it’s history. $3.50

360.) Specifications for Testing Bayonets, Model 1917. A one page undated letter specification for the tests administered to the M1917 bayonets for acceptance. Free via e-mail. You pay postage if you want it mailed.

361.) Manufacture and test of 1000 Chrome steel M1905 bayonets in 1919. The search for a better steel to manufacture the M1905 bayonet. 1000 were made, do you have one?? 15 pages on the type of steel, the process and testing. $3.75

362.) Order for Bayonets for Rifle Cal. .30 Model of 1903 with Silencer Attached. This is the letter ordering the 2900 silencer bayonets and the letter saying they are completed. 2 pages $2.00

363.) Bayonet Test report on the Pitet bayonet. Tests were conducted at the Army Schools in France on a newly developed bayonet by the French Capt. R. Pitet. Springfield Armory produced several of the design and tested them for possible improvement over the M1905. This is the test and letters in the file on the Pitet bayonet. Al Hardin has it listed in his book, The American Bayonet on Pg 180 as item # 151 as unknown, well now we know what t is. 9 pages of exclusive information. $3.50

364.) Springfield Armory letters on the new M1903 rifle with various rod bayonets and adapted to fit a knife bayonet, the new enlisted mans saber and scabbard. Seems the President really spooked these guys with his letter. 5 pages dated Jan 26, 1905 $2.00

365.) Springfield Armory letters on returning German Silver saber scabbards in exchange for steel scabbards. The idea was to get the new steel scabbards that were nickel plated into the field. Dated Mar. 2, 1904 . 11 pages $3.00

366.) Letters from the Springfield Armory to Chief of Ordnance requesting they stop bluing the Krag bayonets and leave the blade bright. Only 4 pages and hard to copy but the information is all there. This is why they stopped bluing the Krag bayonets. $2.00

367.) War Department letters on the installation of a whistle on the guard of all officers swords. This modification was approved and adopted by the Major General, Commanding the Army. Contains letters of how to ship your sword back and the cost to each officers for the modifications! Letters start Oct 1893. 15 pages of trivia here. $3.75

368) The Letter file. This is the letter from President Theodore Roosevelt to the Secretary of War on the M1903 Rod Bayonet rifle, the new sabre and scabbard. Also contained is the response back form all those in charge and the reasons for the selections. Great reading on the history of the rod bayonet and the changes in the military. 31 pages. $8.00

369.) File on the Intrenching Knife Bayonet. I didn’t know how to break this all up so it is the entire file on the Krag Bowie bayonet for the files of the Chief of Ordnance. Everything you wanted to know about the Intrenching knife bayonet and then some. Contains the test, feedback letters from the officers in the tests and blueprint for the bayonet. 117 pages $27.00

370.) File on the M1902 Bolo Bayonet. Here is the follow up file to the one above but on the M1902 Krag bolo bayonet. Massive file from the Office of the Chief of Ordnance on the Wise Pattern bolo bayonet. Contains the letters on it’s formation, design and production. Testing and letters from the field on the pros and cons of the design. The complete story on the Bolo bayonet. Contains 183 pages, the only thing it does not contain is a drawing of the bayonet. $45.00

371.) Intrenching Tool Opinion Survey dated July 2, 1894. The complete file from the Chief of Ordnance on adopting a standard Intrenching tool. Several items were sent to the field for testing including, the Babcock Spade hatchet, The Patterson Intrenching tool, The Kahan Intrenching tool, The Bell combination Canteen and Intrenching tool, The Luther Intrenching tool, two designs from Capt. Zalinski one of which is in the rifle stock, the knife bayonet Model of 1892 and the Service Intrenching tool. 76 pages $19.00

372.) 1898 thru 1903 E-Tool file from the Chief of Ordnance. Contains letters and exchanges on various e-tools of the time and submissions of some new ones for testing. 55 pages on e-tools of the time. $13.75

373.) 1905 Test on E-Tools at the Engineers School. Tests of more Intrenching tools and some of the older favorites from previous tests including the Bolo Bayonet all preformed by Engineers. 48 pages of great reading on the subject. $12.00

374.) 1905 thru 1906 File on E-Tools from the Chief of Ordnance Files. Still more tests, reports and letters on e-tools and the attempt to adopt one for service wide issue. A very thorough file on the subject. 94 pages $23.50

375.) Abstract of Report on the Experimental Saber with Leather Covered Wood Scabbard. Ordnance Office File No. 26791-0 from the Office of the Chief of Ordnance published Nov. 7, 1908. A great report from all the field testers on the newly proposed saber and scabbard. 64 pages of report and letters on the subject. $16.00

376.) Letters on the topic of Browning saber handles, guards and the need to do so. Contains 6 pages on browning the bronze or switching to steel guards as it was hard to brown the bronze. $3.00

377.) Letters on the Topic of Wood in Saber Scabbards to Protect the Cutting Edge. It seems someone came up with the idea of protecting the cutting edge on a saber and lining the scabbard with wood could establish this as a means to an end. It was promptly halted in 1905 but resumed in 1909 on a different scabbard. 8 pages of letters on the topic. $2.50

378.) Survey from the Chief of Ordnance Requesting Number and Status of Unserviceable Rifled Muskets in Various Armories around the Country. The plan was to move all the pieces to Springfield and make Cadet Rifles from them. An interesting survey of the arms on hand at the time. Dated Feb 28, 1893

379.) Chief of Ordnance Instructs 1500 Cadet rifles and bayonets be produced. Letter from Springfield Armory confirming it was accomplished. 2 pages $1.00

380.) Scout and Raider School Training Synopsis. This Top Secret book lays out the training curriculum used at the Joint Scout and Raider School in Fort Pierce Fla. in 1943. This training book is a day by day outline of who should attend and what they will be taught and by whom. Instructors names are included for each class. It also includes the classroom notes on rubber boat handling and a dozen other items. This item is the full layout of the school used to train Scouts and Raiders, a name used before SEALs. The Joint part is training Army personnel as well. The Rangers used this school to train their folks in beach landings using this same school. 107 pages in detail $25.00.

381.) Ordnance Committee Meeting minutes from meeting No. 22 and No. 28 on the topic of changing nomenclature from the old style "Model of" to the new M style. The two combined OCM papers contain the first draft that was not selected and the second and final version that was used. 25 pages on the subject from 1925. $6.00

382.) Sword of the U.S. Marine Corps. Historical monograph from the Historical Division USMC on the origins of the USMC officers mameluke sword and Lt Presley O’Bannon. 9 pages $3.00

383.) Proposals Made to the Navy Commissioners. A list of proposals made to the US Navy from 1814, 1815 & 1815 including Nathan Star and Simeon North. 2 pgs. $1.00

384.) References to Small Arms in Letter Books as Indicated Herein. Extracts from US Navy letter books on contracts and correspondence from 1794 to 1824 on small arms, swords, boarding pikes etc. Numbers purchased and prices paid where shown in the letters and contracts. 21 pages of extracts. $5.25

385.) Selected letters from US Navy Letter books on Naval Ordnance, Small Arms makers. Copies of letters from manufacturers selling and bidding on Naval contracts circa 1808 to 1845. All letters have been typed out for easy reading by the Naval Historian at some point in time. 44 pages of correspondence. $10.00

386.) Letters to Major James Hicks. Two letters sent from the Naval Historian to Major James Hicks when he was researching his books on Nathan Starr and US Military Weapons in 1940. Fun to read what was going on at the time. 5 pages. $2.00

387.) Selected Naval Letters and Records on Small Arms circa 1780 to 1853. Just some assorted letters on Starr and Ames on making and selling bayonets and swords for the Navy and Marine Corps. A signed letter from Anthony Gale in Philadelphia as Lieutenant of Marines and dated August 27, 1798. This date is previous to what the USMC historical section says he was commissioned, something wrong here as he was accepting swords for the Marines at the time in Phila. 29 pgs. $7.00

388.) Annual Technical Inspection of Ordnance Material at Tientsin China. Dated March 30, 1933 this is a full report of the condition of small arms in use in 1933. It also approves the use of bright plated M1905 bayonets for use by the entire Regiment. It says if they take to the field they should be darkened again. Official sanction of plated bayonets. 7 pgs. $3.50

389.) Ships Landing Forces – Recommendations Requested Regarding in Reductions In. A few letters from 1941 to 1945 on the status of small arms in ships landing forces in the US Navy. At the start of WW II the Navy was stripped of most of their small arms to provide for the land forces. This shows the level expected on capital ships and at the end of the war recommends the adoption of the M1 rifle and M1 bayonet as standard. 12 pgs. $4.00

390.) First letters on the Proposed Model of 1910 Bolo Knife and Scabbard. Letters exchanged in the Ordnance Department on the design and construction of the Model of 1910 Bolo and new Scabbard. Not in depth but and endorsement of the Infantry Board design and production thereof. 15 pages $4.00

391.) Model of 1909 Bolo Knife File. The file from the Chief of Ordnance on the design and manufacture of the Model of 1909 Bolo knife and scabbards. It jumps around a bit but this is the contents of the file the Chief of Ordnance kept on the design and manufacture of the Model of 1909. 34 pgs. $8.50

392.) Bolo Bayonet File on the 1911 Tests and Trials. Contains information on the so called, and misnamed, M1909 bolo bayonet and the first known design drawing of what was to become the M1912 and later M1915 bolo bayonet. This drawing was submitted in the test of the ill fated M1911 bolo bayonet trials along with a few other drawings of what the testers thought should make a better bolo bayonet. 72 pages, great unwritten about history, $25.00

393.) File on Experimental Wooden Machete Scabbard. This was a new one to us, we have not seen a wooden machete scabbard written up in any books on military weapons or cutlery. Too bad there are no drawings in this one as we do not know what it looks like! 40 pages on the topic and the testing in the Philippines. $10.00

394.) File on the Model of 1905 Hospital Corps Knife. And what a file it is, this is the full file on the Model of 1905 HCK as kept by the Chief of Ordnance. It explains the first design and manufacture without numbering, later reasons for numbering and variations in the scabbard in 1908. All you ever wanted to know about the M1905 HCK. 186 pages, $45.00

395.) Ordnance Department File on the M1917 CT Bolo Knife and Scabbards. Letters on appropriation for World War One of the M1917 bolo and how the manufacturers could speed the process and lower the cost dramatically if allowed to use there own methods. A fight over the nomenclature and too many bolo variations already in the system, this was to be called the Model of 1918 bolo but soundly trounced by the opposition in further confusion of supply. Spells out what the CT stands for and why it was adopted. It also shows information on the LF&C metal scabbards and why they were produced. Contains information on Bartlett Edged Tools and AA Simmons & Sons in the possible production of the bolo. Loads of information on the subject. 178 pgs $45.00

396.) Parker Rust Proof Company of America. How to use the new product and steps taken in a letter to the Ordnance Department. This is the company that lent it’s name to what we all know as a Parkerized finish. 2 pgs. $2.00

397.) Specifications for Testing Model of 1905 Bayonets. This is the specification sheet on the tests preformed on the Model of 1905 bayonet before acceptance. It also show the letters and material analysis of the 1000 chrome steel bayonets produced in 1919 for trials. 16 pgs. $4.00

398.) World War One File on the M1913 Cavalry Saber. The Ordnance Department file on the Model of 1913 saber and it’s manufacture in LF&C and attempt to have it made by Plumb of Philadelphia. Plumb was too busy with bolo work so it was sent to LF&C to make them. The first order letter and letters on removing the serial numbering requirement to speed production. Contains a complete set of the specifications and the operations involved and the machines used to make the saber. One of the best written descriptions we have ever seen on the production of a piece. Great reading on the Cavalry saber. 71 pgs. $17.00

399.) Letters on the M1907 Officers Saber during WW I. The request to stop manufacturing at Springfield to work on more urgent weapons. The letters include specifications of the Model of 1907 to send to other manufacturers for bidding on them. Ordnance agreed to stop production and seek outside firms to make the sabers. 17 pgs. $4.25

400.) Letters on the Model of 1905 Tent Peg bayonet. Just a few letters on the thoughts, manufacture and denial of adoption on the one of a kind Tent Peg hammering bayonet. 4 pages on the topic dated 1914 & 1915. $3.00

401.) Tests to Determine the Serviceability of Blades for Sabers, Swords and Bayonets Manufactured at the Springfield Armory. An undated letter of specifications for tests on blades produced at Springfield. 1 page will be e-mailed at no charge or US postal mailed for $2.00.

402.) War Department Doc. No. 541, Office of the Chief Signal Officer, Manual No.3 Technical equipment of the Signal Corps 1916. This is only Chapter 5 Aerial Line Construction not the full manual. Consists of 36 pages on telephone poles and constructing the lines. This is for the Lineman, Construction or LC. $9.00

403.) War Department Doc. No. 541, Office of the Chief Signal Officer, Manual No.3 Technical equipment of the Signal Corps 1916. This is only Chapter 8 Technical Equipment Issued by the Signal Corps not the full manual. This sections shows the tools used by the SC from the telephones to the kits. The last Inspectors Pocket Tool Kit I saw sols for over $500.00, do you know what it looks like and what it contains, hint… SC knife. 97 pages with 30 illustrations copied two pages to the sheet to save you money. $12.00

404.) Springfield Armory File 188 on the Sword from circa 1903 to 1915. This is a numbered file that SA started and then abandoned for some unknown reason. The file consist of a survey done by Ordnance contacting manufacturers to find the capacity of sword production. Also some experimentation with monel metal for rust resistance on the Model of 1913 saber along with proper mounting on the McClellan saddle. Various letters. 43 pages $10.50

405.) The Development of the Mills Woven Cartridge Belt 1877 – 1956. This is a booklet put out by the Mills Equipment Company circa 1957. The books was recorded by Albert A Lethern, OBE then Managing Director of the Mills Equipment Co Ltd . This is the Mills co located in England manufacturing with purchased rights of Anson Mills. 70 pages print 2 pgs per sheet. $9.00

406.) Army Ordnance Document No. 2030, History of District Offices, New York, GPO 1920. This is an Historical record of the achievements of the New York District Office during the war and the period subsequent to the demobilization, 1917 to 1919. This is an extremely rare manual from the Ordnance Historical aspect. 88 pgs printed 2 pgs per sheet. $11.00

407.) File on the Bolo dated 1915. File number 39417 consists of letters on the number of Model of 1915 bolo bayonets made and the method of manufacture at Rock Island Arsenal of the scabbards. Best detail on the scabbards available anywhere. Also in the file was a file on the Model of 1909 bolo and the order for more to be made in 1915 for Mountain Artillery and Band cooks! Great reading from a misc. file on bolos. 26 pages $6.50

408.) An Estimate on the Construction of Intrenching tools from 1878. This is the 4 pages we found on building the small intrenching tool in 1878. It contains the steps taken in building the tool and lays out the cost per step. Neat letters. 4pgs $3.00

409.) Master Armorer Report on the cost of Trowel Bayonets 1870. This is a file laying out the costs involved in building the trowel bayonets. Also contains the cost of building several unknown trial bayonets. The list contains the Rice Trowel Bayonet, The Rice Knife Bayonet, Lyford Knife Bayonet, Lyford – Benton Knife Bayonet, Benton Knife Bayonet, and the Parker McKee Knife Bayonet. Letter hand written by SW Porter Master Armorer at SA. OK now who has pictures of these bayonets?? 31 pages of new information never seen before that answers some questions but asks quite a few more. $7.50

410.) Description and Rules for the Management of the U.S. Magazine Rifle Model of 1903, Caliber .30. Dated 1904. This is the first edition of the manual on the 30.06 Springfield Rile with the Rod Bayonet. Pretty hard to find manual. 20 pgs with full page size illustrations for better detail. $5.00

411.) Description and Instructions for the Use and Care of the Winchester Single Shot Rifle Caliber .22 . Prepared and distributed by the Small Arms Division Ordnance Department circa 1922. This is a copy of a copy found in the National Archives. This version is printed on full size pages not the small typical manual size. 8 pages with dark photos $3.00

412.) The United States Army in World War Two, Statistics, Procurement. This is an unpublished manuscript in the green book series showing tons of procurement data. This manuscript covers the era from 1940 to 1945 with major purchases made by all the Departments and Corps within the Army Service Forces and the Army Air Forces. A previously unknown manuscript that has recently surfaced. 94 pages $23.00

413.) Order of Battle of the United States Land Forces in the World War. American Expeditionary Forces: General Headquarters Armies, Army Corps Services of Supplies Separate Forces. Volume 1. Section 17, Ordnance Department. This is the official history of the Ordnance Department from the massive 18 volume set on the history of World War One as put out by the government. Just the Ordnance Dept for us Ord buffs. 43 pages of some pretty great info. $10.50

414.) Four hand written estimates of cost for work performed at Springfield Armory. These include: Report of labor and material used in polishing and nickel plating 50 sabre scabbards 12/30/1874. Estimate cost of making Col Bentons bayonet Frog 7/26/1880. Estimate of funds for labor and material for 10,000 steel bayonet scabbards 9/3/1873. Estimate cost of manufacturing ram rod bayonets with changes necessary to be made in the rifles to adapt it to the arms. 5/11/1880. $3.00

415.) Partial files 26791 and 25301 from Ordnance Dept on fencing bayonets and muskets. Dates are centered around 1906 to 1910 models and production. Some concerns on steel and leather for the covering from Rock Island as well. 34 pages $7.50

416.) Springfield Armory file #167 on fencing bayonets. Consists of a test report date 1905 on the then current fencing bayonets and breakage. Leather coverings are also discussed in the complaints. Another test of a fencing musket with a retractable bayonet blade is also covered with the drawing of the musket enclosed. 22 pages $5.50

417.) The mother of all fencing documents. File 39389 from the War Department on fencing needs and requirements. On March 11, 1912 a letter was sent out to every commanding officer of each Cavalry Regiment serving in the Central Division. This letter from the Secretary of War requested that each officer give his views on the present equipment and the utilization of said equipment. Will eight sets of the equipment be enough for instructions and if not what is the correct number of sets. Everything is discussed here as the memo circulated for years and grew into a file of 343 pages. The topics include fencing muskets, bayonets, gloves, masks, plastrons and the use of each. Massive document on fencing circa 1912 to 1915. $75.00

418.) Ordnance and Ordnance Stores 1865 as prescribed by the General Regulations of the Army. This is a price list of Ordnance Stores and the classification of such stores dated to 1865. The full book is available but this is the bayonet sections only listed here consisting of 13 pages. $3.25

419.) Ordnance and Ordnance Stores 1891 as prescribed by the General Regulations of the Army. This is a price list of Ordnance Stores and the classification of such stores dated to 1865. The full book is available but this is the bayonet sections only listed here consisting of 25 pages. $6.00

420.) Ordnance and Ordnance Stores 1904 as prescribed by the General Regulations of the Army. This is a price list of Ordnance Stores and the classification of such stores dated to 1865. The full book is available but this is the bayonet sections only listed here consisting of 8 pages. $3.00

421.) Price List of Small Arms and Hand Arms. Personal Equipments of the Soldier Comprising Infantry, Calvary, Artillery and Band Equipments. Horse Equipments, Officers Equipments and Miscellaneous Articles for the use of Troop, Battery and Company Organizations. GPO 1908. 13 pages $3.25

422.) Price List of Small Arms and Hand Arms. Personal Equipments of the Soldier Comprising Infantry, Calvary, Artillery and Band Equipments. Horse Equipments, Officers Equipments and Miscellaneous Articles for the use of Troop, Battery and Company Organizations. GPO 1910. 13 pages $3.25

423.) Price List of Small Arms and Hand Arms. Personal Equipments of the Soldier Comprising Infantry, Calvary, Artillery and Band Equipments. Horse Equipments, Officers Equipments and Miscellaneous Articles for the use of Troop, Battery and Company Organizations. GPO 1913. 14 pages $3.25

424.) Price List of Small Arms and Hand Arms. Personal Equipments of the Soldier Comprising Infantry, Calvary, Artillery and Band Equipments. Horse Equipments, Officers Equipments and Miscellaneous Articles for the use of Troop, Battery and Company Organizations. GPO 1916. 14 pages $3.25

425.) Price List of Small Arms and Hand Arms. Personal Equipments of the Soldier Comprising Infantry, Calvary, Artillery and Band Equipments. Horse Equipments, Officers Equipments and Miscellaneous Articles for the use of Troop, Battery and Company Organizations. GPO 1917. 14 pages $3.25

426.) Report of the Chief of Ordnance, Appendix K, Manufacture of Leather. Written by First Lt. D. A. Lyle, Ordnance Department, United States Army. Benicia Arsenal, Calif. March 20, 1876. The best piece in military leather I have ever read. This covers all the materials, grades, colors, equipment and processes it takes to supply the 1876 military with leather. A wonderful document of you like military leather. 34 pages $8.50

427.) Military Standard, Army Nomenclature System. MIL-STD- 1464A (AR), 15 May 1987 SUPERSEDING MIL-STD-1464(AR) 11 September 1981. Department of Defense. This standard describes a nomenclature system, formerly known as the Ordnance Nomenclature System, for use in identifying weapons systems, sub-systems and allied support items. This explains the Army nomenclature system in pretty good detail. 20 pages, $5.00

428.) Quartermaster Equipment For Special Forces by Thomas M. Pitkin. Q.M.C. Historical Studies, No. 5, February 1944. Historical Section, General Administrative Services Division, Office of the Quartermaster General, 1944. This is a period review of uniforms and equipment tested ad designed for parachutists, mountain, jungle and arctic fighting. Several passages on machetes and knives along with just about every item used by these troopers. Massive booklet at 178 pages. $34.00

429.) Status of Clothing and Equipage Procurement Program as of February 28, 1943. And 11 page report of stocks on hand and on contract from 1940 to date. Includes common items and clothing for individual issue, organizational issue, (Machetes at $1.11 each) parachutists, mountain troops and more. Did you know that we had over 120 million tent pegs on contract at $0.02 each by February 1943? Knives listed are M1926 mess kit, M2 parachutist, Mountain, machetes and sheaths. Small report packed with good equipage information. Some items are unreadable in spots due to it being a copy of a copy. $3.00

430.) United States Munitions, The Springfield Model 1903 Service Rifle, The Bayonet. This is a reprint of an article from American Machinist magazine dated August 2, 1917. It is a detailed examination of the machining steps required to make the M1905 bayonet. 9 pages of fantastic detailed machinist drawings and step by step procedures. $3.00

431.) Federal Specification, Machetes, Rigid Handle. GGG-M-45D April 25, 1974 superseding GGG-M-45C June 5, 1970, with Amendment 1 July 14, 1978 and Notice 1 July 30, 1990. This is the most current specification for the government issue machetes in inventory. It covers the Class 1 Straight Blade 14 ˝ inch blade and the Class 2, Size 1 and 2, 18 inch and 26 inch blades. The 18 inch is formerly known as the M1942 while the 26 is formerly the USN Mk1. Drawings of all three are included with the text specification on steel, plastic, wood, rivets, etc. 17 pages $4.25

432.) Commercial Item Description Sheath, Machete (For 18 inch long 2 Ľ inch wide blade) A-A-59526 dated 21 December 1999. This is the hard plastic sheath adopted after the soft plastic one of WW II fame. This is the sheath used in Vietnam and since. It is the commercial version specification that supersedes MIL-S-2329C dated 3 December 1975 (Item 27) 3 pages $3.00

433.) Detail Specification, Sword and Scabbard – (Officer’s) with Case, MIL-DTL-28921B (MC) 16 October 1997 superseding MIL-S-28921A (MC) 30 June 1981. This specification covers the requirements for the sword and scabbard worn by Officers of the United States Marine Corps. The Mameluke sword spec. 16 Pages $4.00

434.) Federal Specifications Leather; Methods of Sampling and Testing KK-L-311a Amendment 4 Part 1 June 26, 1956 Superseding Amendment 3 November 12, 1953. This document of 18 pages spells out the government methods of testing leather quality. A very specific criteria was used in accepting leather goods, this spells it out in a short report. $4.50

435.) Federal Specifications Leather, Cattlehide, Lace and Cut Laces, KK-L-201c September 24, 1959 superseding Interim spec K-L-201c December 21, 1954 and KK-L-201b April 5, 1946. This specification covers cattlehide leather primarily intended for lace leather and cut laces and used for shoe laces, splicing, belting, etc. 10 pages on the topic. $3.50

436.) Federal Specifications Leather; Cattlehide, Vegetable-Tanned; and Soles, Leather, KK-L-165 April 24, 1956 and Amendment 1 November 20, 1959. Superseding Fed Spec. KK-L-261c June 9, 1948. This is a large specification of30 pages showing examples of good and bad leather in actual sample cuts from sole shaped pieces of leather. $7.50

437.) Military Specification, Molding Plastic, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene, Rigid, MIL-M-22544, 18 July 1960. This specification covers the requirements for plastic materials that can be processed into rigid shapes by injection molding, compression molding, extrusion and calendaring. 6 pages of technical info, $2.00

438.) Military Specification, Opener, Can, Hand, Folding, MIL-O-20582B, 28 March 1962, Superseding MIL-O-20582A 28 November 1956. This specification covers a lightweight folding hand operated can opener for opening rimmed metal cans. In other word the Vietnam era P38 can opener. 7 pages includes the Quartermaster Corps blueprint drawings. $2.50

439.) Federal Specification, Opener, Can, FF-O-601a July 29, 1957 Superseding FF-O-601 September 25, 1942. Also includes the Interim Spec Amendment 1 dated 12 February 1960. This specification covers can openers used for cutting the tops out of circular, elliptical, or rectangular cans of all sizes up to and including 10 inches in height and 7 inches in diameter or width, unless otherwise specified hereinafter. 16 pages on all type of can openers. $4.00

440.) Federal Standard, Stitches, Seams and Stitching, FED STD. No. 751, August 14, 1959, Superseding Fed Spec. DDD-S-751 March 4, 1930. This standard establishes, defines and illustrates the requirements for the types of stitches, seams and stitching formations specified in Government Specifications for the fabrication of sewn items. This is it, the fathers of all sewing standards, Lists and illustrates all types of stitches ever used in government items. Covers all WW II and Korean Years. 138 pages of info, $32.00

441.) Military Standard, Finishing of Metal and Wood Surfaces, MIL-STD-171A (ORD) 11 October 1960 Superseding MIL-STD-171 (ORD) 9 January 1955. The purpose of this standard is to establish minimum requirements for finishing and other wise treating metal and wood surfaces, and to serve as a general guide to the selection of suitable finishing materials, procedures and systems. A neat report on finishing systems and techniques used in Ordnance shops. 39 pages $9.00

442.) Military Specification, MIL-P-10420 (Ord) 8 August 1950, Superseding AXS-698 (Rev 2) 19 September 1942, AXS-815 (Rev 1) 25 January 1943. Plastic, Phenolic, Molded Parts and Molding Material (For Ordnance Use). This specification covers molding materials, sample lot molded parts and production lot molded parts made from phenol-formaldehyde resin with suitable fillers. 10 pages of Ordnance specs on plastics. $3.00

443.) Military Specification; MIL-M-14F 15 January 1960, Molding Plastics and Molded Plastic Parts, Thermosetting. This specification covers the basic properties of molding compounds, as such, and the methods suited to their satisfactory determination. Everything you wanted to know about the specs of thermosetting plastics. 35 pages. $8.00

444.) Federal Specification: L-P-406b, Amendment 1, 25 September 1952, Plastics, Organic: General Specifications, Test Methods. This specification covers the general requirements and methods of testing that are common to organic plastics covered by Federal specifications. 42 pages on testing organic plastics. $10.00

445.) Federal Specification: L-P-406b,27 September 1951, Superseding L-P-406a 24 January 1944, Plastics, Organic: General Specifications, Test Methods. This specification covers the general requirements and methods of testing that are common to organic plastics covered by Federal specifications. 116 pages of the most comprehensive test specifications available. $ 28.00

446.) Federal Specification: KK-L-271f, July 1, 1963 Superseding KK-L-00271e (Army QMC) August 17, 1962 and KK-L-271d June 17, 1954, Leather. Cattlehide, Strap, Vegetable – Tanned. The specification covers vegetable tanned cattlehide leather for making straps primarily used for handbags, post office mail bags and cases. 9 pages. $3.00

447.) Federal Specification: KK-L-271d June 17, 1954, Superseding KK-L-271c 18 July 1950. Leather. Cattlehide, Strap, Vegetable – Tanned. The specification covers vegetable tanned cattlehide leather for making straps primarily used for handbags, post office mail bags and cases. 8 pages $$2.50

448.) DRAFT for Military Specification MIL-S-8642C, Survival Tool Kits, Airman’s dated August 1962. Prepared by the Bureau of Naval Weapons Engineering Standardization Office, Naval Air Material Center. This is a draft proposal that has not been approved and is subject to modifications. Come with coversheet summary of proposed changes. 61 pages $14.00

449.) Military Specification: Survival Tool Kits, Airman’s, MIL-S-8642C 26 March 1963, superseding MIL-S-8642B (WEP) 9 November 1961. This specification is the culmination of the above draft proposal. It covers the four types of airman’s survival tool kits. Type I Survival ax and saw kit, Type II Survival ax kit with wooden handle, Type III Survival Tool Kit, Type IV Survival ax kit with guard and leather grip. 37 pages $9.00

450.) Federal Specification: Knives, Shop, Detachable blade, With Extra Blades in Handle, GGG-K-494, September 1953. This specification cover the type one box cutting knife and the Type II construction disposable blade utility knife, a rare find for a knife just about everyone has used at one time or another. 5 pages $2.50

451.) Interim Federal Specification: Knife, Craftsman’s, Multipurpose (Stencil, Etching, and Cutting, Removable Blades) GGG-K-0040a (GSA-FEE) November 22, 1963, Superseding GGG-K- 00450 (GSA-FSS) September 12, 1955. This specification covers a multipurpose knife having a chuck for holding a blade in a fixed position, i.e. an exacto knife. 7 pages $2.50

452.) Federal Specification: Knives: Craftsman’s (Hawkbill, Shoe, Chipping) Putty and scraping, GGG-K-481c July 30, 1963, superseding Int Fed Spec GG-K481b (Navy Ships) June 23, 1961 and Fed Spec GGG-K-481a September 1, 1953. This specification covers knives for use by tradesmen in cutting, chipping, splitting and insulation skinning operations. 18 pages $3.75

453.) Federal Specification: Knife, Pocket, (Heavy Duty) GGG-K-484c, July 31, 1963 Super ceding Int Fed Spec GGG-K- 484b (GSA-FSS) October 1, 1962. This specification cover heavy duty pocket knives having from one to four blades and various kinds of handle material. The knives are suitable for electricians, mechanics, carpenters, and other tradesmen. 15 pages $4.00

454.) Federal Specification: Key, Cowl, Fastener, GGG-K-266, October 25, 1954 superseding Int Fed Spec GG-K-00266 (Navy Ships) 17 June 1952. And Amendment –1 May 10, 1960. This specification covers a key for use in locking and unlocking cowl fasteners on airplanes or other equipment as required. This is a strange on, the item was made for years by Camillus Cutlery Co. and I have been looking for one for years as well, never have found one. 5 pages $2.50

455.) Federal Specification Key:, Cowl, Fastener, GGG-K-266b, April 2, 1964 superseding Int Fed Spec GG-K-00266a (GSA-FSS) Feb 11, 1963. And Amendment –2 Feb 28, 1968, superseding Amendment –1 November 13, 1967. This specification covers a key for use in locking and unlocking cowl fasteners on airplanes or other equipment as required same as above just newer. 5 Pgs $2.50

456.) Federal Specification: Knife Draw, GGG-K-471c, April 25, 1963 Superseding Fed Spec GGG-K- 471b April 18, 1956. This specification covers draw knives used by carpenters and wood workers in shaping and trimming wood. 7 pages $3.00

457.) United States Coast Guard Specification for Jackknife (with Canopener) for Merchant Vessels, Proposed specification for March 1950, Public Hearing. Subpart of 160.043. This specification proposal covers the one blade jackknife with canopener blade, shackle and lanyard. 7 pages with drawing. $3.00

458.) Federal Specification: Cutlery, Galley and Kitchen, GGG-C-746d, May 31, 1966 superseding Fed Spec GGG-C-746c May 24, 1962. Includes Interim Amendment to Fed Spec –1 20 April 1967. This spec cover kitchen and galley use cutlery of all sizes. These are the prime Vietnam era specifications for kitchen knives. 17 pages $4.25

459.) Federal Specification: Cutlery, Galley and Kitchen, GGG-C-746e, November 3, 1969 superseding Fed Spec GGG-C-746d May 31, 1966 and the older Mil Spec. MIL-S-21761A April 8, 1963. Includes Interim Amendment to Fed Spec –1 October 5, 1970. This is much larger then the previous spec at 28 pages. It covers 21 kitchen tools. $7.00

460.) American Telephone and Telegraph Company, Department of Development and Research, Specification for Chipping Knives. Specification 631E replacing drawing No. 46-M-253. This is the Bell labs spec that was used by the military in chipping and splitting knives. It covers the large and small knives with drawings included. Neat find. 6 pages. $2.50

461.) Military Specification: Knife, Pocket, TL-29, MIL-K-13419B, 12 November 1965, superseding MIL-K-13419a, 27 June 1961. This specification covers one type and size pocket knife equipped with one cutting blade, one screwdriver blade and a center lock scale and a clevis. The Vietnam era TL-29. 14 pages $3.50

462.) Military Specification: Knife, Pocket, Hook Blade and Snap Blade MC-1, MIL-K-25594B (USAF) superseding MIL-K-25594A (USAF) 5 June 1957. This specification covers the orange handled MC-1 knife. The spec is 15 pages long but I added 11 pages of blueprint drawings as well so it is 26 in total $6.50

463.) Military Specification: Knife, Pocket, Hook Blade and Snap Blade MC-1, MIL-K-25594C 3 April 1975 Superseding MIL-K-25594B (USAF) 27 October 1964. Includes Amendment –1 27 November 1981. The newer version of the above Vietnam era specification. 17 pages $4.25

464.) Military Specification: Knife, Pocket, Parachutists’ MIL-K-10043C(GL) 24 December 1963, superseding MIL-K-10043B 19 November 1952. This one is a bit of a mystery knife, it covers the black or orange handled parachutists’ knife that was never produced in any quantity. This is the hook blade knife with the hook end as the auto opener. 11 pages $3.50

465.) Proposed Military Specification: Knife, Pocket, General Purpose, MIL-K-818D 5 April 1985, superseding MIL-K-818C 8 June 1964. This is the draft created by the US Army Natick Research and Development Center (GL), Natick Ma, It was created for comment and review before the final was published. 18 pages with the cover letter actually mailed to the industry for comments. $4.50

466.) Military Specification: Knife, Hunting, Sheathed, Survival, Pilot’s MIL-K-8662D 15 February 1966 superseding MIL-K-8662C(WEP) 18 August 1961. Also includes the summary of changes along with the Proposed Amendment –1 3 March 1967 and the finalized Amendment –1 1 November 1967. What a great document all wrapped in one, a number of changes appeared in the period, these are all now documented. 33 pages $8.25

467.) Proposed Military Specification: Machete, 18-Inch Blade, M1942, MIL-M-2301A 20 September 1960, superseding MIL-M-2301 28 July 1950. This is the proposed spec sent to the industry for comments, this one comes with a cover letter sent to Camillus Cutlery Co. 13 pages $3.50

468.) Interim Quartermaster Corps Purchase Description for Machete, 18-Inch Blade, M1942, 18 November 1960. This is the Quartermaster version of the above proposal. This allowed purchase of the item under revision only with specific approval. 12 pgs $3.00

469.) Military Specification: Machete, 18-Inch Blade, M1942, MIL-M-2301A 19 April 1961 superseding MIL-M-2301 28 July 1950 along with Amendment –1 27 June 1962. This is the culmination of the above two proposals which yielded the machete used in Vietnam. 7 pages $2.50

470.) Military Specification: Knife Pocket, General Purpose MIL-K-818C Amendments –1, -2, & -3 only. Amendment –1 29 September 1972, Amendment –2 20 March 1975, Amendment –3 10 August 1976. The full spec is listed as item #31 above. Amendment –1 and Amendment –3 are copies of faxes so a bit blurred but all are legible 13 pages total $3.25

471.) Military Specification: Knife, Combat (with Sheath) MIL-K-20277C(MC) 14 June 1966 superseding MIL-K-20277B(MC) October 1961. This specification cover the 7 inch blade combat knife known as the k-bar or the Mark 2. This is a prime Vietnam era spec for this knife. 11 pages with blueprint drawings $3.25

472.) Military Specification: Knife, Combat (with Sheath) MIL-K-20277D 5 December 1968 superseding MIL-K-20277C(MC) 14 June 1966. This specification cover the 7 inch blade combat knife known as the k-bar or the Mark 2. This is a prime Vietnam era spec for this knife. 19 pages $4.75

473.) Military Specification: Knife, Pocket, General Purpose MIL-K-818D 30 September 1985 superseding MIL-K-818C 8 June 1964. This the finalized spec after the proposal listed as # 465 above. 18 pages $4.50

474.) Military Specification: Weapons, Small Arms, General Specifications for, MIL-W-13855(ORD) 15 December 1954 superseding Army 52-O-1 10 May 1943, along with Amendment –1 24 April 1956. This specification covers general requirements common to all small arms weapons, accessories, attachments or related small arms items of equipment. This is a general spec covering marking, testing inspecting packaging etc. 17 pages $4.25

475.) Military Standards MS 27981 Fasteners 4 pages, MS15795 Washers, Flat-Metal 3 pages, MS18212 Screw, Machine – Pan head, slotted plastic-nylon 1 page, MS51830 Insert, Screw Thread – Locked In 3 pages, MS51959 Screw Machine, Flat countersunk head, Cross recessed, 4 pages. Just a variety of several common military standards from several years.$$3.75

476.) Military Specification: Preservation, Methods of MIL-P-116H 1 December 1980 superseding MIL-P-116G 27 June 1975. This specification covers methods of preservation to protect material against corrosion, physical and mechanical damage and other forms of deterioration. 48 pages $12.00

477.) Military Specification: Coating, Oxide, Black, for Ferrous Metals MIL-C-13942C 8 June 1980 superseding MIL-C-13924B 30 March 1966. The specification covers black oxide (Parkerizing) coatings applied to all types of ferrous metals such as wrought iron, carbon and low alloy and corrosion resistant steels. 11 pages $3.00

478.) Federal Specification: Laces, Nylon V-L-61G January 11, 1979 superseding Fed Spec V-L-61F November 24, 1970. Along with Amendment –1 April 8, 1980. This specification covers spun nylon and Bulked Filament nylon laces. 19 pages $4.75

479.) Military Specification: Heat Treatment of Steels (Aerospace Practice, Process for MIL-H-6875F 17 January 1972 superseding MIL-H-006875E(USAF) 14 June 1971 and MIL-H-6875D 30 March 1967. This specification covers furnace equipment requirements, test procedures and general heat treating information. 26 pages $6.50

480.) Military Standard: Classification of Characteristics DOD-STD-2101(OS) 10 May 1979 superseding Naval Weapons Requirements WR 43A 14 June 1965 for the Naval Sea Systems Command. This stand sets forth the practices for the selection, classification and identification of the design characteristics of products developed for the Navy Sea Systems Command. 38 pgs $9.50

481.) Federal Specification: Packaging and Packing of Hand Tools PPP-P-40A September 25, 1981 superseding Fed Spec PP-P-40 November 10, 1969. This spec covers the requirements for preservation, packaging, packing, and marking of hand tools. 55 pgs $13.75

482.) Military Standard: Packaging Requirement Codes MIL-STD-726G Notice 2 18 July 1983. The purpose of this standard is to establish and define a system for coding essential and optional preservation and packaging data. 111 pages $27.00

483.) Military Standard: Marking for Shipment and Storage MIL-STD-129J 25 September 1984 superseding MIL-STD-129H 3 January 1978. This standard provides the requirements for the marking of military supplies and equipment for shipment. 154 pgs $38.00

484.) Military Standard: Standard Symbology for Marking Unit Packs, Outer Containers, and Selected Documents MIL-STD-1189 4 January 1982. This is the now standard DOD marking requirements using bar coding. 10 pages $3.00

485.) Military Standard: Marking for Shipment and Storage MIL-STD-129H 3 January 1978 superseding MIL-STD-129G 1 September 1976. This standard provides the requirements for the marking of military supplies and equipment for shipment. 91 pgs $22.50

486.) Military Standard: Marking for Shipment and Storage MIL-STD-129H Notice 1 1 November 1978 . This amendment contains just the amended pages for the Standard listed as #485. 32 pages $8.00

487.) Military Standard: Marking for Shipment and Storage MIL-STD-129H Notice 2 1 July 1980 . This amendment contains just the amended pages for the Standard listed as #485. 77 pages $19.50

488.) Military Standard: Marking for Shipment and Storage MIL-STD-129H Notice 3 4 January 1982 . This amendment contains just the amended pages for the Standard listed as #485. 23 pages $5.75

489.) Military Standard: Marking for Shipment and Storage MIL-STD-129H Notice 4 30 September 1982 . This amendment contains just the amended pages for the Standard listed as #485. 75 pages $18.75

490.) Military Standard: Configuration Control – Engineering Changes Deviations and Waivers. MIL-STD-481A superseding MIL-STD-481 30 Oct 1968. This standard prescribes the requirements for the preparation and submission of proposed engineering changes and requests for deviations and waivers. 21 pages $5.25

491.) Initial Draft of Military Standard: Knife, Combat; and Sheath, MIL-DTL-20277J May 8, 2007 Superseding MIL-K-20277H 14 September 1993. This is a current update to the popular Mk2 or better known as the k-bar. This is only a draft with a few mistakes in it jump out to me and a new twist to the markings. 27 pages $7.00

492.) Interim Federal Specification: Machete, Rigid Handle GGG-M-0045a(GSA-FSS) April 5, 1965, Superseding Int Fed Spec GGG-M-0045(GSA-FS) February 11, 1964. This specification covers machetes generally used for chopping or cutting cane, brush and small saplings when making a trail or clearing a site. It is the typical M1942 18 inch plus a 26 inch and a 14.5 inch straight blade. 6 pages $2.50

493.) Federal Specification: Leather Dressing: Mildew Preventative O-L-164b March 29, 1961 superseding Fed Spec O-L-164a March 25, 1952. This specification covers liquid compounds of oils and preservatives suitable for leather dressing. 16 pgs. $4.00

494.) Military Standard: Inspection Terms and Definitions MIL-STD-109 24 June 1955 with Change Notice –1 21 February 1956. The purpose of this standard is to designate standard names and associated terminology. 13 pgs $3.25

495.) Military Standard: Evaluation of Contractor Quality Control Systems MIL-STD-643(ORD) 13 August 1958 superseding ORD-M608-8 August 1957. This standard sets for the procedure to be used by Government personnel in evaluating the Contractors system for control of quality. 21 pages $5.25

496.) Military Specification: Tool-Set, Electricians’, Number One, (Complete-With-Tools) (For Army Installations) MIL-T-11196A 12 November 1952 superseding MIL-T-11196 (QMC) 1 June 1951. This specification covers the assembly of a set of electricians’ tools for use in the construction and maintenance of electrical apparatus. 9 pages $2.50

497.) Military Specification: Survival Kit, Parachute Pack SRU-16/P MIL-S-27447(USAF) 4 April 1961 with Amendment –3 11 December 1964. This specification covers one type of survival kit, designated as the SRU-16/P 17 pages $4.25

498.) Federal Specification: Leather; Methods of Sampling and Testing KK-L-311a January 19, 1953 superseding Fed Spec KK-L-311 March 28, 1945. This specification describes the general physical, chemical and microbiological methods of testing leather products. A large book at 117 pages $25.00

499.) Federal Specification: Steel, Bar, Carbon, Cold Finished, (Standard Quality) QQ-S-634 January 6, 1965 superceding Fed. Spec. QQ-S-633A November 6, 1957. This specification covers standard quality cold finished carbon steel bars for general fabrication purposes. 7 pages $2.50

500.) Federal Specification: Laces, Footwear, Nylon V-L-61D February 20, 1963 superceding Fed. Spec. V-L-61c October 20, 1959. This specification covers two types of nylon laces for use as closures for various types of footwear. 10 pages $3.00

501.) Federal Specification, Machetes, Rigid Handle. GGG-M-45C June 5, 1970 superceding GGG-M-45B June 27, 1967 and MIL-M-2301B November 12, 1965, with Interim Amendment 1 (Army-GL) October 23, 1970. This specification covers the rigid handled machete and it’s interim update of 1970. This is a prime Vietnam era specification with drawings. 20 pages $5.00

502.) Federal Specification: Scrapers, Ship, (Paint and Scale Removing) GGG-S-116b April 5, 1961 with Amendment –1 March 16, 1966 superceding Fed. Spec. GGG-S-116a February 15, 1952. Scraper covered by the specification are hand tools fro removing paint and scale from finished surfaces. These scrapers were bid on several times by Camillus. 11 pages $3.00

503.) Federal Specification: Shears and Scissors GGG-S-278 November 27, 1956 superceding Int Fed Spec. GGG-S-101c (GSA-FSS) March 29, 1955 and Fed Spec. GGG-S-101b August 20, 1941. Includes Interim Amendment –1 January 10, 1962. This specification covers shears and scissors which are generally used by the Federal Government for various cutting, trimming, and clipping tasks. 10 pages $3.00

504.) Military Specification: MIL-F-671A26 July 1956 with Amendment –1, 28 June 1957 superceding MIL-F-671 17 September 1948. This specification covers emergency fishing kits for use on ships’ boats and for landing craft carried at davits.. This is the large fishing kit, not the avaitor carried unit. 14 pages $4.00

505.) Military Specification: Plastic, Polyethylene, Molded and Extruded Shapes, Sheets and Tubing MIL-P-3803 5 September 1952 with Amendment –1 10 September 1953 superceding AXS-1638 14 December 1948. This specification covers items made from one type of plastic molding material. 16 pages $4.00

506.) Federal Specification: Plastic Film (Polyethylene Tin Gauge) L-P-378a August 10, 1961 with Amendment –1 January 22, 1962 superceding Int Fed Spec L-P-00378 (Army – QMC) April 18, 1960. This specification covers polyethylene film, thin gage. 14 pages $3.50

507.) Federal Specification: Stripper, Cable, Hand; And Stripper, Wire, Hand. GGG-S-665c August 20, 1963 superceding Int Fed Spec GGG-S-00665b (NAVY-Ships) January 31, 1961 and Fed Spec. GGG-S-665a January 12, 1954. This specification covers cable strippers for use on armored and unarmored cable, and wire strippers for use on solid and stranded wire. 12 pgs. $3.00

508.) Federal Specification: Plastic Molding Material, Acetal, Injection Molding and Extrusion L-P-392a January 29, 1964 superceding Int Fed Spec L-P-00392 (Army-SigC) April 17, 1962. This specification covers acetal molding (injection and extrusion) material for general-purpose use and for weather resistant applications. 10 pgs $3.00

509.) Federal Specification: Steel Sheet and Strip, Medium and High Carbon QQ-S-700D December 8, 1972 superceding Fed Spec QQ-S-700c April 26, 1967. As the title implies this spec cover sheet and strip steel of the Low and Medium carbon type. 11 pages $3.00

510.) Federal Specification: Plastic Molding Material, Cellulose Acetate L-P-397C December 16, 1977 superceding Fed Spec L-P-397B November 30, 1971. This specification covers certain general purpose plasticized cellulose acetate compounds suitable for injection molding. 12 pages $3.50

New!! 511.) Detail Specification: Knife, Combat; With Sheath, General Specification For, MIL-DTL-20277J, 20 September 2007 superceding MIL-K-20277H 14 September 1993. This is the newest specification for the Mark 2 / USMC Fighting / Utility knife. 11 pages of the detail specification but no drawings. If you want the current drawings they are in item 491. $3.00

New!! 512.) Report of The Board of Officers on Selecting a Breech System for the Muskets and Carbines of the Military Service, Together with their Report Upon the Subject of Trowel Bayonets. A June 6, 1872 report on trowel bayonets conducted while looking for a new breech loading system. 22 pages. $5.00

New!! 513.) US Army Test and Evaluation Command, Test of Conceptual Bayonet for Use on Future Developmental Rifles. US Army Infantry Board. July 1965. Contains 5 photos of a bayonet never adopted. It is a spring loaded disappearing type. One page of text explaining it. 8 pages total $3.50

New!! 514.) Marine Corps Price List of Clothing, Etc. HQ US Marine Corps, Washington DC December 9, 1918. 5 pages of a list showing clothes and gear. Very light and hard to read in some places. $3.00

New!! 515.) Ordnance Field Service Base Shop Data – U.S. Rifle, M1903A1 Rock Island Arsenal Jan. 1943. This is THE manual on the M1903A1 with Dismantling, Overhaul, Assembly, Accessory and Tool drawings, lists of Tools and lists of References to SNL, FM’s, TM’s and BSD’s. Complete with 6 January 1944 General Reference update as well. Lot’s of pages. $20.00

New!! 516.) Army Ground Forces Board No. 3 Report on Knife, Fork and Spoon Combination. Dated 5 March 1948. This the Board that was renamed in place of the Infantry Board. The purpose of this test was for a replacement of the M1926 cutlery utensils. 29 pages with several photos of the set. $7.25

New!! 517.) Infantry Board Report No. 1652 on Knife, Throwing. Dated 20 July 1944. A cool report on a little know test when the Army tried to adopt throwing knives. Includes a few photos and the blue print drawings. 26 pages $6.50

New!! 518.) Infantry Board Report No. 1368 on the 10" Trench Knife Bayonet. Dated 7-1-1942. A dynamite report on a knuckle knife bayonet, sadly it was never adopted. I have seen a sample og one of these. Several photos and a blueprint type drawing. 21 pages $6.50

New!! 519.) Military Specification Knife, Bayonet, Multipurpose, M9 with Scabbard Amendment 3 dated 18 August 2000 superceding Amendment 2 17 November 1993. 5 pages of the written changes made to the M9 bayonet over the previous 7 years, $3.00

New!! 520.) Survival Toolkit Airman’s MIL-S-8642C Monograph #148. Description, Care and use of the Survival Tool Kits, Airman’s. 15 pages printed two pages to the sheet of paper. This is the little silver book that comes with the Victor Tool. $4.00

New!! 521.) Several pages of M1905 Scabbard blueprints. Copies of the original drawings in mostly readable condition. 8 pages of differences from the M1905 to the M1905 Modified. $6.00

New!! 522.) M1917 bayonet blueprints. 3 pages of the original blueprints, mostly readable dated 1918. $6.00

New!! 523.) M1917 scabbard blueprints. 11 pages of the original blueprints from the original file, mostly readable. Follow the changes from the type 1 to the plastic M1917. $6.00

New!! 524.) M1 and M7 blueprints. This is the cut-down M1905E1 blueprints to the M1 and two M7 scabbard prints. Dates from 1943 and 1944. 6 pages $6.00

New!! 525.) Original document of the Description and Instruction for the Use and Care of the Winchester Single Shot Rifle, Caliber .22 dated March 6, 1921. This is a copy of a copy so the pictures are very dark. 8 pages $4.00

New!! 526.) Five Models of Peabody Breech-loading Firearms for Infantry and Calvary Service. Dated 1870. A reprint of the Providence Tool Co, manual. 27 pages $6.50

New!! 527.) Ordnance Memoranda No. 29 on Horse Equipments and Cavalry Accoutrements. Dated 1891 from the GPO. 24 pages of detailed information and drawings. $6.50

 

 

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