The Definitive Mauser Resource Now with more than 1,300 full-color photos, this fourth edition of Robert W. Ball's essential reference work is the most complete and desirable book of its kind. A leading authority of Mauser military rifles, Robert W.D. Ball provides a country-by-country detailed look at the markings, insignia and design variations that make Mauser rifles so collectible. From 1871 to 1945, Mauser military rifles dominated the market, leading dozens of nations to commission more than 1,000 models of the basic rifles. Mauser Military Rifles of the World provides historical data on how and where the rifles were employed in conflicts around the world, as well as production numbers, unit markings, unit data and special identifying features for every one of these models. This color edition of Mauser Military Rifles of the World is truly the ultimate resource for gun buffs, military historians and rifle collectors worldwide.