THE P.38 PISTOL: VOLUME THREE INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION POST 1945, ADDENDUM TO VOLUMES 1 AND 2
Warren H. BuxtonLos Alamos: Ucross Books, 1990. 270pp. Index. Bibliography. Numerous photographs. Redish brown cloth with gold embossed lettering. First edition. Fine copy (no dust jacket issued). This volume is the third on three books on the Model P.38 pistol and covers those weapons produced in the post World War II era. The author discusses the use of these pistols by armies and police forces around the world as well as its impact on the design of future automatic sidearms. He examines identification characteristics, markings, serial numbers, new models, and postwar distribution broken down by countries. The addendum corrects errors in the first two volumes as well providing newly discovered information on the P.38s produced in those periods. This revised material is correlated by page numbers to the earlier volumes. Consequently, this is an essential book to owners of the Volumes I and II. The extensive photographs facilitate the understanding of the points discussed.