Construction of Automatic Weapons

From our friend Hrachya, we have a very cool book for you today. Titled Construction of Automatic Weapons, it was printed in Russia in 1933, and consists of line drawings of all the major machine gun variants in use at that time. There are 140 pages of drawings, mostly cutaway and interior views, and lots of exploded parts drawings – it’s a very neat piece to page through. A few examples of the  more unusual specimens include:

Lewis light semiauto rifle line drawing
Lewis light semiauto rifle
Belt-fed Madsen gun line drawing
Belt-fed Madsen gun

Want to see more? You can download the whole book (78MB) in PDF format, right here:

Construction of Automatic Weapons (Russia, 1933)
Construction of Automatic Weapons (Russia, 1933)