Название: The Complete Handgun: 1300 to the Present
Автор(ы): Ian V. Hogg, John Batchelor
Издательство: Exeter Books
Размер: 128 MB
The text, by Ian Hogg, covers the men as well as the weapons, for although the early handguns were made by anonymous craftsmen, the pistols of the late 19th and early 20th century have clearly traceable pedigrees. The pressures of war and the complexities of patent law shaped their designs as much as inventive genius. Handguns often became famous under the names of men who knew little or nothing about weapons but had a flair for publicity and the ability to cash in on new inventions.