Old manuals for sale by Colin MacGregor Stevens. Books are listed on another page.
These manuals are originals, unless specified otherwise. Postage from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada is extra.
The manuals are grouped below as:
Canadian and British manuals
1. MANUALS – CANADIAN & BRITISH
Note that Canada often reprinted British manuals as they fought alongside each other and the training was the same for many years.
>>> CANADIAN <<<
$10 “The Training and Qualification of DRIVERS and DRIVER MECHANICS” Canadian Army 1942. 5-1/2” x 7-3/4” 13 pp. NO illus. Issue marked to 59th Battery RCA. Original manual
$20 The Canadian Navy List July 1955. 532 pp. 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” Lists EVERY officer in the RCN, the ships and which officers are on them, shore establishments, seniority list, retired list, University Naval Training Division Cadets, etc. Great for researching medals, uniforms, ships, veterans etc.
$20 Listing of Officers on the General and Special Lists RCN and RCN® as of 1 December 1959. 6” x 8-1/2”x ½” Lists officers, with seniority, Regular and Reserve. Also Commonwealth and Foreign Officers serving with RCN
$20 The Canadian Navy List Oct. 1965. 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” Lists EVERY officer in the RCN, the ships and which officers are on them, shore establishments, regular and reserve seniority list, retired list, etc. Great for researching medals, uniforms, ships, veterans etc. Great for researching medals, uniforms, ships, veterans etc.
$10 Auxiliary Police Manual -Civilian Protection Air Raid Precautions Vancouver BC Canada. WWII 112 pp. Names of officers inside. 4-1/4” x 6-1/2”
$5 The Standard Syllabus for BASIC TRAINING 1942 (Canadian Army) 20 pp 5-1/4" x 8" x 1/16"
$10 TIRE MAINTENANCE Canadian Army 1942 illus. 16 pp. 5” x 8” Includes the tire pressures for various sizes of tires, rotation, damage. Name inside: K738682 Sgt. Geo. Sawley. Good condition. Original.
$25 Small Arms Training (SAT) Volume I Pamphlet No. 13 GRENADE 1937 (Canadian Army printing 1940) 5" x 7-1/4" 49 pp Illus. Covers No. 36 M Mk. I (WWII version of the WWI "Mills Bomb"), Grenade Launching Cup. Original.
$2 CAMT 2-3 CEREMONIAL Canadian Army 1950 including amendments 1 & 2 Reprinted from W. O. Code 8470 which superseded the 1935 manual.
$25 CAMT 5-32 Canadian Army Mines - Individual Mechanisms 1947 with Amendments 1, 2 & 3. 87 pp. Lots of illustrations.
$15 CAMT 7-5 MANUAL GRENADES (Revised) 1956 reprinted with Amendment No. 1 (156. 58 pp Illus. $15.00
Two copies available.
1. Clean $15
2. Stamped 5th (BC) Field Battery R.C.A. and named by SGT DALPE on cover.
$5 CAMT 7-10 REPRINT (modern) of manual THE MACHINE CARBINE (STEN) 1953 CAMT 7-10 15pp
$20 CAMT 7-12 (ex-CATP 11-7) RARE - ROCKET LAUNCHER 3.5 Inch M20 (1952) Korean War manual. Crew also armed with U.S. M3A1 SMG "Grease Gun" as Canada, for a brief time, was looking at adopting all American small arms. $20
$10 CAMT 7-45 Canadian Army Infantry Section Leading and Platoon Tactics 1954 132 pp MANUAL, ORIGINAL OBSOLETE. Name on front, spine tear upper 1 inch. $8
$35 CAMT 7-46 RARE manual LAUNCHER ROCKET A tk 3.2 inch, CDN (Provisional) 1956 76 pp. 5" x 7" Illus.
$15 M.T. DRIVERS' REGULATIONS 1942. ID card for Mechanical Transport Drivers inside cover and another form inside. Named for K-73682 Bombadier SAWLEY, G. Cover detached and very worn (carried is wet pocket apparently)
$5 AIDE-MEMOIRE Radio Set C-42 January 1970 (Pacific Region I Staff) Pocket booklet. $5
$5 Aide Memoire Telephone TA-43/PT Canadian 1970.
$5 ELEMENTARY DRILL MANUAL - University of Toronto COTC Canadian Officers Training Corps 1942
Good for WWII re-enactors. $5
$20 REGULATIONS FOR DRIVERS OF M.T. VEHICLES AND UNIVERSAL CARRIERS AND MOTORCYCLISTS 1944 (not applicable to Armoured Fighting Vehicles_ Small, to fit in with pay book. Form filled out for GALWAY W. (?) S. , Canadian Armoured Corps 1944
$2 DRILL MANUAL Royal Canadian Air Cadets 2002. 80 pp.
$2 DRILL MANUAL Royal Canadian Air Cadets pre-2000 94 pp
$3 Booklet - Customs and Traditions of Rifle Regiments Published by the Royal Winnipeg Rifles sometime after 1980 12 pp
$3 CAMT 2-38 Princples and Methods of Instruction 1963 Name on cover Lt. Col. Stevens (RCAMC) 141 pp.
$10 British Army Training Memorandum (ATM) No. 37 1940 27 pp Marked on cover for "C.S.A.T.C. Long Branch D J H Turner" Reprinted in Canada 1941.
$10 CATM Special Supplement to C.A.T.M. No. 28 cancels Appendix VII to CATM No. 4 Aug 1941 20 pp
$10 CATM No. 29 August 1943 42 pp
$10 CATM No. 30 September 1943 47 pp
$10 CATM No. 31 Oct 1943 55pp
$10 CATM No. 33 DEC 1944 52 pp
$10 CATM No. 34 January 1944 48 pp
$10 CATM No. 35 February 1944 48 pp Introducing Japanese 6.5 (.256-in) "Type 96" (1936) Model (Bren Type) LMG; Japanese tactics, Japanese booby traps.
$10 CATM No. 36 March 1944 48 pp Japanese 81mm Small Mortar Type 99; training courses; camouflage; jungle training
$10 CATM No. 37 April 1944 56 pp Japanese NAMBU 6.5 mm LMG Model 11 (1922) ; D. Mk. V Telephone; camouflage - personal concealment
$10 CATM No. 38 May 1944 48 pp MG34; Elephants; Jungle Warfare; concealment of infantry positions
$25 CATM No. 40 July 1944 48 pp Cover THE ARMOURED CORPS Article on"Paratroopers"; Fighting in Italy
>>> BRITISH <<<
$25 Pilot’s Notes LYSANDER III and IIIA Aeroplanes Mercury XX Engine. 5” x 7-1/2” x 1/8” Illus with photos. WWII. Type of aircraft used for artillery spotting and later for taking secret agents in and out of France. Air Publication 1582 C MUSEUM QUALITY REPRINT.
$15 Driver's Handbook for EXCELSIOR 98 cc "WELBIKE" Book No. 100/EMI 33 pp 5-7/8" x 8-1/4" 1995 REPRINT. Sold new for $29.95. Very good condition.
$20 WO Code No. 8683 1951 ANTI-AIRCRAFT LMG Infantry Training Vol. 1 Infantry Platoon Weapons Pamphlet No. 6 The Light Machine Gun [Bren Gun] Supplement No. 1. Korean War. 11 pp. 4-3/4” x 7” NO illus. Amendment pages No. 1 and No. 2 included (loose). Canadian issue marked. Scarce original manual.
$15 Manual "Interservice Instructions for Ground/Air Recognition and Identification 1943 58 pp Canadian 1944 printing
$2 Manual, British "Good Instructions Part 1 for Officers and NCO Instructors" Feb 1947 WO 8162. 98 pp $1 (2 copies available)
>>>>> SOLD <<<<< B.R. 282 D.E.M.S. POCKET BOOK 1942 - Very rare manual for the Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships. Inscribed with seaman's name Leading Seaman 226 pages, Cover detached. Insert paper "Index to numbered keys. Robert C, Smith, ship SS Crystal Park etc. Action Stations Standing Orders (3 pages, legal sized 8-1/2 x 14" Covers BL Guns, QF Guns (12 Pr & 3 Pr..); Oerlikon Gun (20-MM); Hispano Gun (20-MM); Lewis LMG; Savage Lewis Gun; Hotchkiss Gun, Marlin Gun, Holman Projector; Rocket Projectors (various); Depth Charges; Smoke Floats; Does NOT cover the ASLG (Automatic Ship's Lewis Gun) which came out by the Summer of 1944. $100
$3 HOW TO STUDY AND WRITE EXAMS 1966 by BC District I Staff, Victoria, BC. Some yellow highlighting. 37 pages. $3
$5 INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE AND CARE of ARMY VEHICLES (Wheeled) 11 Nov. 1940 Small pocket manual. Top corner of cover cut away, presumably to remove soldier's name. $5
$10 INFANTRY TRAINING Vol. 1 TRAINING 1926 H.M.S.O. Little red hard cover manual. Covers drill formations, saluting, rifle exercises, drills for all levels of command up to division; feu-de-joie, funerals etc. Over 300 pp. Lots of diagrams for drill. Some amendments added. Loose advertisement page at beginning.
$25 Notes from Theatres of War No. 16 NIORTH AFRICA November 1942 - May 1943 144 pp. Some fold out maps.
$30 Field Service Pocket Book 1932 & London UNDERGROUND map. F.S.P.B. Corrected to December, 1931 H.M.S.O. Named to a Canadian in 77th Field Battery R.C.A. who went overseas in WWII. Handy reference for officers. An aide memoire on many topics (organization, map reading, movement, accommodation, weapons, supply, medical service, veterinary, abbreviated titles, weights & measures etc. ALSO an original London Blitz period map of the Underground dated Number 3 1939. Complete map, but well used and tears along some of the folds. This was there! Great reference for writers about the Blitz.
$35 Field Service Pocket Book 1938. Named to NCO in 77th Field Artillery R.C.A. who went overseas at the beginning of WWII. Later he was with the 25th Canadian Field Regiment R.C.A. (RCA). By this time the F.S.P.B. consisted of lots of amll manuals that could be added or changed out without having to change the entire book. These were usually tied in a a shoe lace (not present on this one). Thirteen (13) separate manuals. Number/year/topic follow. Some numbers had the topic changed as the war progressed. For sale as a set only.
# 1 Defences 1940
# 1 Military Terms 1944
# 2 Demolitions & mining (including WWI type dug outs) 1940
# 3 Roads 1940
# 4 Accommodations 1940
# 6 Intelligence 1944
# 6A Military Symbols
# 7 Field Engineering 1944
# 9 Supply in the field 1939
# 10 Medical Service 1939
# 10- Gas 1943
# 12 - Tables & Data 1939
# 13 Office work, pay & Burial Parties
All of the above are loose in an original red hard cover.
2. MANUALS – AMERICAN
PRICE AND DESCRIPTION
M1917 Enfield Rifle. 80 pp. 6” x 9” x ¼” Illus. with fold out charts and detailed drawings. This is the Model of 1917 in .30/06. The information also applies generally to the Pattern 1914 rifle which was in .303 and had minor differences (mainly calibre and sights). This is an old reprint (1970s?) by The Combat Bookshelf. Cover has been laminated by a previous owner.
$200 HANDBOOK ON THE BRITISH ARMY WITH SUPPLEMENTS ON THE ROYAL AIR FORCE AND CIVILIAN DEFENCE ORGANIZATIONS SEPTEMBER 30, 1942. U.S. Manual on the British Army 1942. Explains British weapons, uniforms, equipment, rank, structure etc. RARE ORIGINAL.
Rifle Cal. .30 M1918A2 publish3ed in 1961. 244 pages. Illustrated/ ORIGINAL manual. (CMS2345)
$15 Handbook of the Thompson Sub-machine Gun Model 0f 1928 by Auto-Ordnance Corportation Edition of 1940. REPRINT BY RICK LANDERS, AUSTRALIA. Excellent condition. $15
$150 TM9-803 original manual 1/4 Ton Willys MB and Ford GPW. 22 February 1944 (1947 U.S. Government printing ) 242 pp. Illus. Very good condition. SCARCE as much in demand by military vehicle owners.
3. MANUALS – GERMAN
PRICE AND DESCRIPTION
$200 Original German manual for the M.G. 08/15 Light Machine Gun. 1931.
4. MANUALS – AUSTRALIAN
PRICE AND DESCRIPTION
$15 Sub-Machine Guns (Austen - Owen - Thompson) AUSTRALIA 1943 64 pp illus. >>> REPRINT <<< (very good facsimile)
5. MANUALS – FRANCE
PRICE AND DESCRIPTION
$10 French manual on Model 1950 Semi-automatic pistol. In French. "Guide Technique Sommaire du Pistolet Automatique de 9mm Modele 1950. Edition No 7 1970 19 pp $10