This high caliber reference offers readers a dynamic colorful depiction of handguns significant to days gone by. More than 20 models from the 1900s are covered - the Colt SAA, Smith a Wesson .357 Magnum, Walther P-38, Beretta 92 - reminiscent of the days of gunfighters and cowboy action heroes. Based on the series of featured 20th century handguns from Handguns magazine, each chapter will include thorough coverage of a specific model, including historical significance of the model; technical specifications; timeline of design changes, variations, finishes and material; information on derivatives and clones; collector values; and handling and operating characteristics. Full-color historical photographs offer readers a nostalgic glimpse into the past life of popular 20th century handguns.The Official 9mm Markarov Pistol Manual, translated into English by Major James Gebhardt, U.S. Army (Ret.) .... Walther Pistols: Models 1 Through P99, Factory Variations and Copies, by Dieter H. Marschall, Ucross Books, Los Alamos, NM.
|Title||:||Classic Handguns of the 20th Century|
|Publisher||:||Gun Digest Books - 2011-02-28|