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The development of the pistol helped bring the age of the armored knight to an end, provided the elite with a status symbol of dangerous glamour, and inspired both artisans and industrialists to reach new heights of invention. * Provides complete technical details of exemplary pistols from the first working models to the present * In-depth coverage of the three major pistol designsa€”single-shot, revolver, and automatica€”and their production and issuance in the United States, Europe, and AsiaLuger was thus intimately familiar with the pistol and soon redesigned the Borchardt with an eye toward creating a practical military sidearm. The arms giant Deutsches Waffen und Munitions Fabriken (DWM) of Berlin approved Lugera#39;sanbsp;...

Author:Jeff Kinard
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2003


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