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The Luger Story (2001 Hardback)


£35.00

Good condition used Hardback
with intact Dust Jacket.

2001 Reprint Edition published
by Wren’s Park Publishing.
Author: John Walter.
ISBN: 9780905778778.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 165mm w x 25mm d.

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The Luger Story. The Standard History of the World’s Most Famous Handgun.

Condition and Description:

Good condition used Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

2001 Reprint Edition published by Wren’s Park Publishing.
Author: John Walter.
ISBN: 9780905778778.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 165mm w x 25mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition dust jacket with some creasing to edges and signs of handling. Intact spine with slight creasing to top. DJ over very good condition blue boards. 256 clean, slightly tanned pages of English text with 76 b&w photo plates and 20 b&w handgun drawings/illustrations. Some green highlighter to some pages, no inscriptions. Page ends slightly tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Luger Story:

The elegant but menacing silhouette of the Luger is immediately recognisable as the popular epitome of pre-war German militarism. A conspiracy of book illustrations, Hollywood movies and television plays has ensured that the Luger is the only gun of its type to have entered modern folklore. The creation of a multi-million-dollar industry has spawned many myths, some of which, through constant repetition, are becoming established as fact. The need for a reliable narrative such as this is as vital now as it was when the first edition of Fred Datig’s pioneering The Luger Pistol appeared in 1955. Told in a highly readable style by one of the world’s leading authorities, The Luger Story traces the rise of the Luger from the German ‘arms boom’ of the 1890s to the present day. Special features include a rarity index and a critical bibliography.

Also see our books on the German Navy.