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Announcing my Newest Book! Small Arms of WW2: Soviet Union

Preorders are open now!

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I’m very excited to announce my newest book: Small Arms of WWII – Soviet Union! This is the second volume in our Headstamp series of World War Two arms (the first was the United States). It’s approximately 500 pages of gorgeous photography and insightful history on all the small arms of the USSR during the Great Patriotic War (as it is called in Russia). Specifically, I cover all the standard small arms and lots of experimental and early-production variations. The book is divided into chapter by type of weapon – Handguns, Submachine Guns, Bolt Action Rifles, Self-Loading Rifles, Sniper Rifles, Machine Guns, and miscellaneous Others.

One of the aspects I really like about doing this book is being able to bring a good baseline of information to the English language sphere about Soviet small arms. While we have a few references here and there, the majority of Russia weapons are very poorly documented in English. By working with a bunch of Russian-langauge research and materials I was able to put together a lot of information that has been previously unknown or misunderstood by most Western collectors and enthusiasts. To be clear, this book is not a detailed reference guide (nor was the first volume on US arms) – but my goal was to include a good overview of each weapon’s development, operation, production, and use in the war.

We have preorders open and available now, and after two weeks we will send the book to our printer (knowing at that point how many copies we should print). We expect a 5-month time frame for printing and shipping, so we should have books in our warehouse and going out to you in mid-September. The price is $108 plus shipping, and we also have options for signed copies, slipcases, and signed copies with slipcases. We also have slipcases available for the US edition for those who are interested in them. We will be sending a batch of books from the printer directly to a shipping hub in France, which will reduce our shipping costs for European (and British) buyers – make sure to use the European option web site ( if that applies for you!



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