S.M.G. Bilderbuch – Heavy Machinegun Picture Book. This is a 1931 dated commercially produced manual for the students of the MG08. It contains 73 illustrations, each with a caption or explanation, plus an appendix. This is an operator’s manual with lots of great pictures showing each step of operation, with a description of each picture to explain the motions shown in the picture. Originally printed at about 4″High x 6-1/2″Wide, this book has been reformatted to include two pictures on each page instead of one, and enlarged to a printed size of 8-1/2″High x 7″Wide with 80 pages. This manual has excellent pictures on disassembly, clearing stoppages, changing the barrel, and using the ruptured case extractor among others. Some of the pictures in this manual were used in Dolf Goldsmith’s fine book “The Devil’s Paintbrush – Sir Hiram Maxim’s Gun”. This is an excellent quality reproduction of a very rare manual, now in English. Please reference “MG08 Illustrated Operators Manual” on your order.