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Books about French guns

posted 26 Oct 2016, 16:49 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 26 Oct 2016, 16:50 ]
Members may be interested to note the following information on these books sent to us from Jean Huon, author and co-author. Many of you will recognise his name - I met him in France at the FESAC AGM this year.
They are not new publications just drawn to our attention again now.

Derek Stimpson


History of Mauser pistols and revolvers from 1877 to 1999.
Automatic pistols in the world at the end of XIXth century.
C 96 pistols variations and copies.
Commercial pistols.
P 38 and P 08 made in Oberndorf for the French Army.
21 cm x 29,7 cm, 176 pages, 450 pictures.

German edition : Geschichte der Mauser pistolen
Published by Verlang-Stocker-Schmidt and Motorbuch Veerlag

French edition : Histoire des pistolets Mauser
Published by Crépin-Leblond
www.crepin-leblond.fr or clmhv@graphycom.com


Les mitrailleuses françaises.
History of all machine guns designed or used in France, from the De Reffye to the MAG 58.
The main chapters are about Puteaux, Saint-Etienne and Hotchkiss machine guns, with tools and accessories.
Many pictures in fighting during WW I or other.
French edition.
21 cm x 29,7 cm, 296 pages, 1 650 pictures.


Le fusil Lebel
History of French army guns from1870 and comparison with other cpountries.
Development of the Lebel rifle, description, construction, variations, dismounting, gunsmith tools.
Pictures in fighting from 1900 to Algeria campaign.
French edition.
21 cm x 29,7 cm, 344 pages, 1 580 pictures.


Les carabines et les fusils Berthier
The Lebel was an excellent rifle but not able to be converted in a carbine, then cavalry and artillery received a short gun developed with a Lebel bolt and a Mannlicher magazine. Other rifles were also made with the same action.
Description and construction. Two chapter covers other Berthier weapons and Daudeteau rifles.
Pictures in fighting from WW I to the 1970's.
French edition.
21 cm x 29,7 cm, 320 pages, 1 280 pictures.


Les cartouches 8 mm Lebel
History of the development of Lebel cartridge and its construction.
French and foreign variations including several hundred of prototypes.
Shooting to-day with the 8 mm cartridge, result of test made with several modern components, such as European powders and new French made Model D bullet.
French edition.
21 cm x 29,7 cm, 184 pages, 438 pictures.

Available from the publisher Crépin-Leblond.
www.crepin-leblond.fr or clmhv@graphycom.com