German Handguns: The Complete Book of the Pistols and Revolvers of Germany, 1869 to the Present/Ian V Hogg. Greenhill Books. Hardcover. First edition 2001. Out of print. Condition: Very good. ISBN 1853674613
For more than a century Germany has been a foremost producer of top quality, prestigious handguns, that have earned a formidable reputation throughout the world for design, precision and unmatched technical acumen.
This book examines the full range of these guns from such classics as the Luger, Mauser, and Walther PPK, to more unusual types such as the Reichsrevolver and Dreyse. It includes key data for each weapon, such as length, weight, muzzle velocity and rate of fire, its date of introduction and service record, together with its particular strengths, weaknesses and peculiarities.
Combining meticulous research with detailed analysis, and illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, diagrams and drawings, this is a unique reference book compiled by the foremost authority on the subject.