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How it Works – The Caliber .50 M2 Browning Machine Gun

This new book contains a short history of the Ma Deuce by Fred Zeglin.

In addition there are reprints of two WW II training manuals for the M2 50 BMG. If you have ever wanted to learn more about this John M. Browning design this is a great way to learn about it. These are the same manuals used to teach armorers and gunners in WW II.

The print edition is 176 pages in a paper back, 8.5×11 format. Nothing has been edited out, all the images and drawings from the original manuals are included. Suggested retail $18.95. ISBN# 978-1-955611-99-2

There is also an Ebook edition of the book which sell for less. ISBN # 978-0-9831598-8-9

Both the print and Ebook editions give you access to the fold out (poster) in PDF format. This was in the full size manual and can be printed for your man cave or so you can study the parts with the exploded view.

Both original manuals and the exploded view of the Ma Deuce with the complete parts list.
Original manuals and the exploded view/parts list for the M2 .50 Browning Machine Gun.

The original manuals were created for the Ordnance Department by AC Spark Plug Division and Frigidaire Division of General Motors Corporation.

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back… This book is just a whole lot of fun for anyone who wants to know “How it Works”.

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