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|Cover||Title||Year||Country of Origin||File Size|
Armourer’s Documents & Parts Lists:
|Instructions for Armourers (UK, 1916)||1912 (Reprinted with Amendments 1916)||United Kingdom||6,874 KB|
|D.D.(E). 871 – Instructions to guide local adjustment and repair of Mountings, Tripod, .303-inch M.G., Mk. IV – from Instructions for Armourers||1927||United Kingdom||1,306 KB|
|D.D.(E). 1000 – Mounting, Tripod, .303-in. Mk. G. Mk. IV., Wheel, Elevating, B. – Instructions for the Modification of Wheels, Elevating, A. to B. Pattern – from Instructions for Armourers||1928||United Kingdom||964 KB|
|Instructions for Armourers 1931|
|1938||United Kingdom||13,852 KB|
|This is the book of Instructions for Armourers that contains details on all the weapons in service at the time, and bicycles. Includes the rifle, revolver, sword, bayonet, Lewis light machine gun and, of course, the Vickers MG. It has been updated to 1938 with pasted in amendments.|
|Vocabulary of Army Ordnance Stores, Section C1, Machine Guns, Mountings and Appurtenances for Ground Service Use|
|1949||United Kingdom||5.99 MB|
|A full list of all machine gun equipment in service in 1949, including the Vickers, Bren, Lewis, Besa and other ground service guns and their accessories.|
|Armourers’ Wing Precis – Volume II|
|1950s||United Kingdom (British Army of the Rhine)||15.2 MB|
|A comprehensive armourers’ training manual for the REME Technical Training School in the British Army of the Rhine, Germany, from the late 1940s or early 1950s.
It includes the Vickers GO as well the Lee-Enfield rifles, Sten machine carbines and various pistols.
|Gun, Machine, .303-inch, Vickers, Mark I||1954||United Kingdom||4427 KB|
|Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Combined Maintenance Scale and Provision Schedule||1958||Australia||6,129 KB|
|Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Instructions||1963||Australia||6593 KB|
|Identification List For Gun, Machine, Vickers, .303-in., Mark 1 On Mounting, Tripod, .303-in., M.G., Mark 4B||1975||Iraq||9629 KB|
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