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Review of John Baum's German Manuals

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:38 pm
by drooling idiot
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Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:09 pm
by M1 Tanker
I ordered 2 MG42 manuals and his MG15 manual. Both arrived very quickly and were well packaged.

The manuals themselves are nicely made and well constructed. I have learned much more then I knew after only a few minutes of reading them in english.

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:11 am
by MCP
I've ordered several of his manuals. He charged too much on the Kar 98k manual, the cover price shows 25 pfennig, and I paid way over that LOL :mrgreen:

John has done the hard part, getting these manuals together and translating them. Since mein Deutsch ist schelcht I didn't mind ordering them from John, especially since some of those manuals get pricey. Would I want originals, yes I would but this is a great practial alternative.

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:23 am
by Reichpapers
Woot, John rocks!!!

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:04 am
by Der Stahlhelm
Just bought a pair of manuals for my MP44 project! Thanks!

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:25 pm
by resting
Got three manuals from John yesterday. All three are extremely well done. Translating tech things from German is never easy. These all read smoothly and clearly. Shipping was very fast as well. A class act.

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:44 am
by Abwehr
I have been buying John's translated Manuals since he first strated and he quality and being a very fine Gentleman has never changed.

John has given us a new world of information that most of us would never have if not for his dedicated work!

The internet is great for getting information, but when you need info fast, having a book is the best!

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:08 pm
by Bil
I ordered 8 manuals from John late Friday night-they were here early Monday morning! Excellent books,well worth the money. If you order a bunch at once he even gives you a discount, and postage is included in the price. How can you beat that?! Thank you,Jbaum. ---bil ps If you are serious about these guns,these books are a must-have item.

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:26 pm
by MGMike
John's service is great, and you get what you order.

If you are building or running these guns, you need these books.


Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:42 pm
John's books are the best deal you will ever find for first hand information that is essential for the collector to truly KNOW his collection and how to operate, repair and perform maintenance on it. John's books provide info not found anywhere else at a great price. Until John made them available in English, the only ones who had the info were the rare book and manual owners, many of which could not understand German. And, John will never let you forget that he has these fine books for sale. I fear that if we stop hearing about them, it'll be time to call the paramedics to his house.

Re: Review of John Baum's German Manuals

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:51 pm
by Barrel26
There is a huge difference between reading everyday German verses techanical German. I deal with this everyweek. John has done an extremely good job. Thank you !

Re: Review of John Baum's German Manuals

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:07 pm
by wizzegun
I've dealt with John twice now and both times could not have been better. The manuals are nice and were shipped very quickly. I received them both within a few days. Can't ask for more than that!

Re: Review of John Baum's German Manuals

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:47 pm
by noonxnoon
This is an old thread...but I just got the 241 manual and was really impressed.

Way better then I expected and the minimal manual any 42/53 owner should have.

I got the 42 tools jBaum has to offer...great shipping

Re: Review of John Baum's German Manuals

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:06 pm
by Panzercanuck
:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:John Baum

What can I say about John Baum's German Manuals.He is very easy to deal with,courteous,Answers questions very fast by email.Probably the best person that I have dealt with.Never reams my butt for shipping and handling.being a Canadian buying from the US this is a major concern to my pocketbook.

I think I bought at least 15 of his manuals.He was the one who referred me to this forum for my friends MKb42 problem.

I actually feel sorry for John, it must be a pain in the brain to properly put down in English what the German manuals reads.I have learn't many languages and know it's hard to do.Because of this. I hope he has a social life.Just last week I bought another 5 of his manuals.I still see another 10 that I want no maybe 30 or more.

John is a down to earth no BS kind of guy.I will always give him business ,that's for sure.

Panzercanuck :wnana:

Thank you John

Re: Review of John Baum's German Manuals

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:51 am
by 42rocker
John Baum's German Manuals

What more can be said than the GREAT stuff posted above this post....

I've got over 1/2 dozen of his manuals and planning to add more.... GREAT pictures and good work...

Later 42rocker

Re: Review of John Baum's German Manuals

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:38 am
by f4efxr
Great guy to deal important accessory for my MG-42 !
Thanks again......Mike :D

Re: Review of John Baum's German Manuals

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:15 am
by Sd.kfz.173
John's books are the "must have" for anyone who wants to know how thier weapons work and to keep them running :thanks: Have 4 so far...even got one from ebay! Thanks alot John :rockon:

Bill :read:

Re: Review of John Baum's German Manuals

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:24 pm
by mossie
Afternoon to the groupe.
Just rec 2 more manuals from John B.
Stick Grenade.
Well done,Now I need to find a really nice replica,
Any one know where there might be one lurking?

Handbook for U-Boat Commanders.
That's a keeper,reading it put me on the boat.
Very detailed.Time to watch "Das Boat" again.
I have a UZO Night aiming optics from U-1613.
She was a non commissioned boat,buit in summer 1943.
AS other chaps have said.."john is a squared away guy",and the forum
owes him a great deal of thanks.

Re: Review of John Baum's German Manuals

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:45 am
by CaptMax
John is the best!!! He got me manuals I couldn't find anywhere else.

Re: Review of John Baum's German Manuals

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:17 pm
by Gulfstream4
John is the best. I speak some German and John is perfect in his translations. I have purchased some of his MG42 assessories and they are exactly as advertised.

Thanks John