Death from Above-The German FG42 Paratroop Rifle
by Thomas B Dugelby and R Blake Stevens
New Expanded Edition, 2007
228 pages, 278 illustrations
The First Edition of this ground-breaking study of the Fallschirmjägergewehr 42 (FG42) was published in 1990. Now long out of print, it contained 160 pages and 156 illustrations.
When a re-issue was first contemplated, the intention was to simply reprint the book as it had originally appeared. Luckily, however, a great deal of important new information has recently come to light. Hence this New Expanded Edition, which includes everything from before plus an Addendum containing 68 more pages and 122 new illustrations.
This book depicts and describes seven basic models of the FG42, from the earliest prototype (the Type `A') through the first or `early' production series (the Type `E') with its distinctively swept-back handgrip and intricately machined receiver, then the initial Rheinmetall redesign utilising a stamped receiver (the Type `F'), followed by the ultimate if extremely short-lived final series-production model, the Type `G'. Amazingly, virtually none of the Type `G' components will interchange with their lookalike Type `F' counterparts. This includes magazines.
The 2007 Addendum challenges everything previously known or assumed
about the timetable of FG42 development, thus solving some long-standing
dilemmas but introducing even more new questions about these fascinating
arms. It also includes a comprehensive, up-to-date listing of the serial
numbers of every FG42 known to exist all over the world.
Sniper Variations of the German K98k Rifle
by Richard D. Law
Volume II of Backbone of the Wehrmacht
Deluxe First Edition, 1996
240 pages, 291 illustrations
Sniper Variations completes this important author's in-depth study
of the German K98k rifle by concentrating on the telescope-sighted K98k,
the specialist rifle of choice for most German snipers during World
War II. Three different types of telescopes were mounted, on specially
selected K98ks, first by designated Army Ordnance Supply Offices of
the Heereszeugamter (H Za) and then by selected private contractors,
using a variety of mounts. All are fully discussed and clearly depicted.
As in Volume I of Backbone of the Wehrmacht, Sniper Variations
is enriched by many rare, previously unpublished official documents
and original photographs.
Inglis Diamond - The Canadian High Power Pistol
by Clive M Law
Deluxe First Edition, 2001
312 pages, 379 illustrations
During World War II the Ordnance Division of the John Inglis Company of Toronto, Ontario became one of the largest ordnance factories in the British Empire, occupying a floor area of nearly one million square feet.
Among its many highly specialised products, critically important to the Allied war effort, were approximately 150,000 examples of the excellent 9mm Inglis Browning High Power pistol, contracted initially for the Nationalist Chinese.
From the collector's standpoint, the Inglis Browning High Power is an ideal subject for study. It was Canada's first (and indeed only) mass-produced handgun, in production for a very brief span of time and consequently made in relatively few numbers. Nevertheless, Inglis pistols exist in four basic model/marks, within which can be found a complex and often bewildering variety of markings, some of which have never been satisfactorily explained to this day.
This well-researched new title, designed as a companion volume to R Blake Stevens' classic The Browning High Power Pistol, sheds more light than ever before on the robust, reliable Inglis Browning, which has provided over half a century of sterling service in numerous armies and still remains the officially adopted sidearm of the Canadian Forces.
The Browning High Power Automatic Pistol
Deluxe Limited Edition, 2014
An in-depth chronicle covering over ninety years of High Power history, beginning with John M. Browning's original 16 shot prototypes of 1922. Profusely illustrated with rare original photos and drawings from the FN Archive to describe virtually every sporting and military version of the High Power. The numerous modifications made over the years to the basic design are accurately arranged in chronological order, to aid in dating any FN High Power to within a few years of its production. Includes a full chapter on the WWII Canadian made Inglis Browning High Power.
The First Edition of this popular book appeared in 1984, and over the years it has been reprinted numerous times. The expanded 1990 edition contained 30 new pages on the interesting Argentine selective fire “PB a Ráfaga”, the FN ’K3' and BDA9 pistols, plus FN's revolutionary P90 5.7x28mm Personal Defence Weapon, an Index, and more.
This 2014 Limited Edition reprint includes everything from previous printings plus a further brand new, full colour 12 page section covering events such as the 1973 establishment of the FN Viana sporting arms assembly facility in Portugal, and High Power models introduced in more recent years, such as the FN .40 calibre HP, the apparently unauthorised Indian MK IA “clone” of the Inglis No. 2 Mk. I* pistol produced by RFI (Rifle Factory Ishapore), and the Bulgarian ARCUS 9mm High Power copy.
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