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Simson Lugers. Tinker, Johnson.
Simson Lugers. Tinker, Johnson.


 
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1 of 100 Deluxe Leather Edition
Embossed card on fly page with Authors Signatures.

This book is intended for an expert collector or historian who wants details about the Simson Luger, a gun manufactured predominantly between World War I and World War II in Germany. The authors are themselves collectors and they have amassed a catalog of information on this weapon; the strengths of the books are the extensive digital photos, including close-up images of gun markings, e.g., serial numbers, and the story of the Simson Company, drawn from diverse sources. Another strong point is an even-handed discussion of controversial issues, such as the origin and purpose of some Simson Luger stamps. The weakness of the book is that it is written only for fellow collectors and others familiar with the jargon. Because some important terms are undefined, the novice has to consult other sources for background material. This quibble aside, this book is the most comprehensive to date about this slice of gun history. Amateur experts and collectors often express their intention to "write-the-book" about their given specialty and here we see the results from two men who made good on that promise. 200 PAGES

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