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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 AsiaSPAIN Spaina#39;s three main pistol manufacturers, Astra, Star, and Llama, carried on their tradition of manufacturing ... Although not equipped with a manual safety, the A-80 is a very safe pistol to handle, being fitted with a decocking lever as well anbsp;...

Author:Jeff Kinard
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2003


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