Pistols an illustrated history of their impact

Автор: David Westwood

Издательство: ABC Clio

Серия: Weapons and warfare

Год: 2004

Формат: PDF (Read online)

Страниц: 410 - 98 Mb

Язык: English

The concept of the pistol dates at least to da Vinci, whose manuscripts include illustrations of firearm mechanisms. In the centuries since that concept became reality, the pistol has left its mark not only as a weapon, but as a status symbol, an art object, and a consumer product, with dramatic changes in manufacturing and trade practices.


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