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1920-1938:

Small Arms Training, Volume I

1924, United Kingdom

This the first volume to be produced for the British Army. It includes the theory behind weapons training and small arms fire, as well full training information for the rifle and bayonet, the Lewis gun, and the Hotchkiss gun.

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Small Arms Training, Volume II

1924, United Kingdom

The British Army‘s second volume on small arms training. Includes Annual Courses, Range and Battle Practices, Grenade Training, Webley Revolver Training and the Lewis and Hotchkiss Light Machine Guns.

Low-resolution PDF download: 19.9 MB

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The Recruits’ and Trained Soldiers’ Record Book – Territorial Army

1928, United Kingdom

To record their progress, members of the Territorial Army had this record book for their rifle and light automatic (Lewis or Hotchkiss) training and tests.

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Small Arms Training, Volume I

1931, United Kingdom

The British Army‘s basic small arms training manual covering the use of the rifle, bayonet and revolver, as well as the theory of small arms fire and the general instructions for weapons training in the 1930s.

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Small Arms Training, Volume II

1931, United Kingdom

This is the British Army‘s manual on Lewis automatic (light machine gun) training, the grenade and small arms anti-aircraft fire. It covers the full training programmes for the different weapons in wider use in the infantry rifle company of the 1930s.

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Small Arms Training, Volume III

1931, United Kingdom

This full manual of the Vickers machine gun covers all aspects of the gun’s use in the machine gun company of a British Army infantry battalion in the 1930s.

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Small Arms Training, Volume V

1931, United Kingdom

This extensive manual includes how the British Army managed their small arms ranges during the 1930s. It covers all of the different weapons and the ranges they could be used upon as well as the different types of targets and training equipment.

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Manual do Furriel

1937, Portugal

A full and very detailed manual on the small arms used by the Portuguese immediately prior to the Second World War. Their light machine guns included the Vickers Berthier and they used the Vickers machine gun as well.

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1939-1975:

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 1 – Weapon Training

1937, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 1 – Weapon Training

1937 (Reprinted with Amendments (Nos. 1 & 2), 1939)

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 1 – Weapon Training

1937 (Reprinted with Amendments (Nos. 1, 2 and 3), 1940), United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 1 – Weapon Training

1942, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 1 – Weapon Training

1942 (Reprinted with Amendments (No. 1), 1942), United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 2,152 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 2 – Application of Fire

1937, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 2 – Application of Fire

1937 (Reprinted with Amendments (No. 1), 1939), United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,228 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 2 – Application of Fire

1942, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 2 – Application of Fire

1945, Australia

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,256 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 3 – Rifle

1937, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,871 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 3 – Rifle

1937 (Reprinted with Amendments (No. 1), 1940), United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,858 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 3 – Rifle

1942, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,512 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 3 – Rifle

1943, Australia

Low-resolution PDF download: 2,190 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 3 – Rifle

1943 (Amendment No. 1, 1945), Australia

Low-resolution PDF download: 384 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 4 – Light Machine Gun

1939, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 2,018 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 4 – Light Machine Gun

1939 (Reprinted with Extracts from A.C.Is), Australia

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,980 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 4 – Light Machine Gun

1942, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,605 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 4 – Bren L.M.G.

1943, Australia

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 4 – Bren L.M.G.

1943 (Amendment No. 1, 1943), Australia

Low-resolution PDF download: 310 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 4 – Bren L.M.G.

1943 (Addendum No. 1, 1944), Australia

Low-resolution PDF download: 306 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 4 – Bren L.M.G.

1943 (Amendment No. 2, 1945), Australia

Low-resolution PDF download: 435 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 5 – Anti-Tank Rifle

1937, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 5 – Anti-Tank Rifle

1937 (Reprinted with Amendments (No. 1), 1939), United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 5 – Anti-Tank Rifle

1942, Canada

Low-resolution PDF download: 582 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 6 – Anti-Aircraft

1937, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 6 – Anti-Aircraft

1937 (Reprinted with Amendments (Nos. 1 & 2), 1939), United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 6 – Anti-Aircraft (Including Aircraft Recognition)

1937, Supplement No. 1, 1941, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 6 – Anti-Aircraft

1942, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 2,082 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 6, Anti-Aircraft, The Anti-Aircraft Cartwheel Sight (Eye Shooting)

Supplement No. 1, 1943, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7 – .303-inch Machine Gun – Supplement (The Clinometer and Bar Foresight)

1939, Supplement, 1940, United Kingdom

A supplement to the 1939 series of manuals to allow for the units that had not been issued with the dial sights yet, and still used the clinometer and bar foresight for indirect fire work with the Vickers.

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part I. – Mechanical Subjects

1939, United Kingdom

The first of the revised Small Arms Training series for the Vickers machine gun that was issued immediately prior to the Second World War. This covers the mechanical subjects, such as disassembly, stoppages, mechanism and cleaning. It also has the training plan for the full series.

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part I. – Mechanical Subjects

1939 (Reprinted with Amendments (Nos. 1 & 2), 1941), United Kingdom

An amended version of the 1939 Vickers machine gun manual that incorporates the amendments up to 1941. These includes a minor word change in the characteristics section and nothing otherwise immediately obvious.

Low-resolution PDF download: 2,150 KB

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7 (India), .303-inch Machine Gun, Part I. – Mechanical Subjects

1940, India

The British Indian Army variant of the Vickers machine gun mechanical subjects manual. Whilst the content of the lessons is similar, the organisation of the Indian Army was different; therefore, this manual doesn’t reference machine gun battalions and the training system in the way the British Army version does. There is a slight different in the spare parts carried as well. Many of the accessories are earlier variants than in use with the British Army, such as the Mark I aiming post, when the British had moved to the Mark III. The dial sight is not included but the clinometer and bar foresight are.

Low-resolution PDF download: 2,492 KB

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7 (India), .303-inch Machine Gun, Part I.- Mechanical Subjects

1940, India (ROMAN URDU)

This is a direct translation of the 1940 mechanical subjects manual for the British Indian Army; however, it is printed in phonetic Urdu for British Indian Army officers (who were English-speaking) to use with Urdu-speaking troops.

Low-resolution PDF download: 3,728 KB

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7 (India), .303-inch Machine Gun, Part I.- Mechanical Subjects

1940 (Reprinted January 1941), India

This appears to a direct reprint with a few minor changes in layout from the first printing.

The British Indian Army variant of the Vickers machine gun mechanical subjects manual. Whilst the content of the lessons is similar, the organisation of the Indian Army was different; therefore, this manual doesn’t reference machine gun battalions and the training system in the way the British Army version does. There is a slight different in the spare parts carried as well. Many of the accessories are earlier variants than in use with the British Army, such as the Mark I aiming post, when the British had moved to the Mark III. The dial sight is not included but the clinometer and bar foresight are.

Low-resolution PDF download: 3,751 KB

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7 (India), .303-inch Machine Gun, Part I.- Mechanical Subjects

1940 (Reprinted December 1941), India

This appears to a direct reprint with a few minor changes in layout from the January 1941 edition.

The British Indian Army variant of the Vickers machine gun mechanical subjects manual. Whilst the content of the lessons is similar, the organisation of the Indian Army was different; therefore, this manual doesn’t reference machine gun battalions and the training system in the way the British Army version does. There is a slight different in the spare parts carried as well. Many of the accessories are earlier variants than in use with the British Army, such as the Mark I aiming post, when the British had moved to the Mark III. The dial sight is not included but the clinometer and bar foresight are.

Low-resolution PDF download: 3,840 KB

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, Part I.- Mechanical Subjects – Supplement (The Clinometer and Bar Foresight)

1940 (Reprinted for Australia), Australia

This Supplement is written very differently to the British edition. The supplement is written as amendments to the regular training to allow for the lack of dial sights across the Australian forces at this point. It also uses the Angle of Sight Instrument rather than the Director. It also includes training on the different slide rule in use.

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,185 KB

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part I.- Mechanical Subjects

1939 (Reprinted with Amendments, 1941), Australia

This appears identical to the British 1939 print; however, it incorporates minor amendments issued in May 1939, February 1941 and an Australian Army Order from November 1940.

Low-resolution PDF download: 2,881 KB

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part I.- Mechanical Subjects

1941, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part I.- Mechanical Subjects

1941 (Reprinted in Canada, February 1942), Canada

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part I.- Mechanical Subjects

1939 (Reprinted with Amendments, 1942), Australia

Low-resolution PDF download: 2,206 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part I.- Mechanical Subjects

1942, Australia

This variation includes information on some of the older accessories that were still in use with the Australian Military Forces, such as the Angle of Sight Instrument.

Low-resolution PDF download: 5.74 MB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part II.- Training

1939, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part IIA – Training, Infantry (Limber) and Horsed Cavalry

1939, Australia

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7 (India), .303-inch Machine Gun, Part II.- Training

1940, India

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7 (India), .303-inch Machine Gun, Part II.- Training

1940 (Reprinted in January 1941 with Amendments Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 incorporated), India

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part II.- Training

1941, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part II.- Training

1941 (Reprinted in Canada (February, 1942)), Canada

Low-resolution PDF download: 5,187 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part II.- Training

1941 (Reprinted in New Zealand (May, 1942)), New Zealand

Low-resolution PDF download: 5,051 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part II.- Training – 1941, Supplement No. 1, Radial Twin Vickers A.A. Mounting

1942, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part II.- Training

1943, Australia

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part II.- Training

1944, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 4,263 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part III.- Fire Control

1939, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 4,182 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part III.- Fire Control

1939, Australia

Low-resolution PDF download: 4,374 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part III.- Fire Control

1939 (Reprinted in Canada, February 1940), Canada

A direct re-print of the UK version of the manual, covering all aspect of fire control for the Vickers MG.

Low-resolution PDF download: 5,68 MB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Vickers Machine Gun, Part III (India), Fire Control Support Platoon

1940, India

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Vickers Machine Gun, Part III (India), Fire Control Support Platoon

1940, (Included Amendment No 1 of 1941), 1941, India (ROMAN URDU)

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part III.- Fire Control

1942, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part III.- Fire Control

1942 (Reprinted in Canada, June, 1943), Canada

Low-resolution PDF download: 6,398 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 7, .303-inch Machine Gun, Part III.- Fire Control

1947, United Kingdom

The last manual issued for the Vickers MG from the Small Arms Training manual series, to be replaced by the Infantry Training series in 1951.

Low-resolution PDF download: 4.42 MB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 8, Mortar (2-inch)

1939, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 661 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 8, Mortar (2-inch)

1939, Amendment (No. 1), 1941, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 316 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 9, Mortar (3-inch)

1939, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 2,694 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 9, Mortar (3-inch)

1937 (Reprinted in Canada, October 1939), Canada

Low-resolution PDF download: 2,703 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 9, Mortar (3-inch)

1943, Amendments (No. 1), 1943, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 747 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 10, Infantry Range-finder

1937, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,884 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 10, Infantry Range-finder

1937 (Modified for Australia), Australia

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 10, 1937, Supplement No. 1, Falsification Tables

1937, Supplement, 1941, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,119 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 10, Range-finder No. 12

1942, Canada

Low-resolution PDF download: 2,609 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 11, Pistol (.38-inch)

1937, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 780 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 11, Pistol (.38-inch)

1937, Amendments (No. 1), 1938, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 275 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 11, Pistol (.455-inch)

1937, Australia

Low-resolution PDF download: 743 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 11, Pistol (.38-inch)

1941, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 757 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 11, Pistol (.38-inch)

1942, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 613 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 12, Bayonet

1937, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 12, Bayonet

1942, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 726 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 13, Grenade

1937, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,616 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 13, Grenade

1937 (Reprinted in Canada with amendment 1, November 1938), Canada

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,544 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 13, 1937, Supplement No. 1: No. 68 Anti-tank Grenade (Rifle), No. 69 Bakelite Grenade (Hand)

1941 (Reprinted in Canada (July, 1941), Canada

Low-resolution PDF download: 580 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 13, 1937, Supplement No. 2: No. 73 Anti-tank Grenade (Hand), The S.T. Grenade (Hand), The Hand Incendiary Bomb

1941, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 13, Grenade

1942, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 14, Annual Courses – Regular Army

Cavalry Regiments (Horsed) and Infantry (Rifle) Battalions

1938, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,812 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 14, Annual (1939) Range Courses (other than .303-in. Vickers M.G.), Regular Army

Cavalry Regiments (Horsed), Infantry Battalions

1939, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 2,063 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 14, Annual (1939) Range Courses (other than .303-in. Vickers M.G.), Regular Army:

Cavalry Regiments (Horsed), Infantry Battalions

1939, Amendment (No. 1), 1938, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 275 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 14 (Australia), Small Arms Practices

1943, Australia

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 14 (Australia), Small Arms Practices

1943, Addendum No. 1, 1944, Australia

Low-resolution PDF download: 310 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 15 (India), Annual Range Courses

Medium M.G. Bns and support pls. armed with V.M.Gs., Regular Army

1942, India

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,357 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 16, Annual Range Courses, Regular Army

Other than Cavalry Regiments (Horsed and Mechanized), Infantry and M.G. Battalions and The Royal Tank Corps

1938, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 16, Annual Range Courses, Regular Army

Other than Cavalry Regiments (Horsed and Mechanized), Infantry and M.G. Battalions and The Royal Tank Corps

1938, Amendments (No. 1), 1939, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 321 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 17, Range Courses –

Territorial Army (less Cav. Armd. C. Regts., Cav. Lt. Tk. Regts. and R.T.C. Bns.) and Supplementary Reserve (less Infantry)

1939, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,001 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 18, Range Courses (War)

(For all units at home other than R.A.C., A.D.G.B., and O.C.T. Units)

1939, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,095 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 18, Range Courses (War), Supplement – Anti-Tank Rifle Course

(For all units at Home other than R.A.C., A.D.G.B., and O.C.T. Units)

1940, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 18, Range Courses (War), Supplement No. 3 – Pistol Course

(For all Units at Home)

1940, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 18, Range Courses (War), With Supplements Nos. 1 and 2

(For all units at home other than R.A.C., A.D.G.B., and O.C.T. Units)

1939 (Reprinted in Canada (January, 1941)), Canada

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 18, Range Courses (War), Supplement No. 3 – Pistol Course

(For all Units at Home)

1940 (Reprinted in Canada (November, 1941), Canada

Low-resolution PDF download: 335 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 18, Range Courses (War)

(For all units at home other than Royal Armoured Corps, Air Defence Great Britain, and Officer Cadet Training Units)

1942, United Kingdom

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Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 18, Range Courses (War), Supplement No. 1 – Individual Battle Practices

1943, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 409 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 19, Anti-Tank Gun

(25-mm. Hotchkiss, Mark I on 25-mm. Carriage, Mark I)

1939, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,813 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 20, .303-inch Lewis Machine Gun

1939, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,048 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 21, Thompson Sub-Machine-Gun

1940, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 575 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 21, The Thompson Machine Carbine

1942, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 599 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 21, The Machine Carbine

1944, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 2,032 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 22, Sten Machine Carbine

1942, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 616 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 23, The 29-mm. Spigot Mortar

1942, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 2,209 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 24, Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank (PIAT)

1943 (Provisional), United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 872 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 26, Mortar (4.2-inch)

1943, including Amendments Nos. 1 and 2, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 10,776 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume I, Pamphlet No. 27, 6-pdr., 7-cwt. Anti-Tank Gun

1944, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 4,858 KB

Weapon Training Memorandum, War, No. 1

1940, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 2,105 KB

Weapon Training Memorandum, War, No. 2

1940, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 466 KB

Weapon Training Memorandum, No. 7

1944, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 1,387 KB

Weapon Training Memorandum, No. 8

1945, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 3,217 KB

Small Arms Training, Volume V, War Supplement, Small Arms Ranges, Layout, Safety and Equipment

1945, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 2,955 KB

Royal Naval Handbook of Small Arm Courses for His Majesty’s Fleet

1939, United Kingdom

Low-resolution PDF download: 7,823 KB

Training Regulations No. 11, Annual Range Practices (Small Arms) and Allotment of Small Arms Ammunition

1944, Ireland

Part of the range regulations series for the the Irish Army during the ‘Emergency’. The information includes the range practices and the number of rounds of ammunition they used.

Low-resolution PDF download: 5.43 MB 

Manual of Musketry, Part I: Weapon Training – General

1959, Ireland

Low-resolution PDF download: 4,992 KB

Vickers MMG

c1970s, Republic of South Africa

Low-resolution PDF download: 29,642 KB

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