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160 crisp pp & almost a kilo packed for posting. Traces the development of the pistol, describes and evaluates specific models, and shows a variety of working mechanisms. This profusely illustrated book is the story of guns that made history, some as assasin's weapons, some in soldier's hands, it tells of the inventors & engineers with visions and/or crazy ideas. Illustrations are photos, engineering drawings, illustrative artwork & a varied mix of colour & bw. A very handy reference book. Batchelor is the respected author of over 30 distinct works with a military or weapons theme.