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Luger. The Story of the Worlds Most Famous Handgun. Walter.
Luger. The Story of the Worlds Most Famous Handgun. Walter.


 
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An accessible one- volume study of the development, manufacture and use of the Luger pistol he elegant but menacing silhouette of the Luger is immediately recognisable. It is the only gun of its type to have entered modern folklore. Nearly two million had been made by the end of World War I and it was still being manufactured in the dying days of the Third Reich in 1945. This is the most comprehensive one-volume guide to the world's most famous pistol: a simple history not overly complicated by technical details. This is an updated edition designed to appeal to collectors and more general military historians. This edition will include a foreword by Reinhard Kornmayer, one of the world's leading Luger historians. AUTHOR: John Walter has been writing military history books since 1968 and has published more than 50 books, translated into 11 languages. He is a regular contributor to key military journals including 'Guns Digest', 'Gun Collector's Digest', 'Shooter's Bible' and 'The Armourer'. He is one of the world's best-known authorities on guns of the twentieth century. The author had a toy Luger as a child. SELLING POINTS: Classic history of the most iconic weapon of World War II The pistol's complete 100 year history Well-illustrated guidebook intended for use by both collectors and enthusiasts Brings the Luger's manufacture up to the present day with the unveiling of the 'American Eagle' model made by Mitchell Arms 16pp mono, 80 b/w illustrations.

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