COLD WAR PISTOLS OF CZECHOSLOVAKIAby: James D. Brown
The 1st English language work to examine the subject in detail & the 1st in any language to identify, describe, & quantify variations & production figures for the models covered. Focuses on the Czechoslovak Communist period (1948-1989), but reaches back into the 1930s. 280+ Color & B&W photos; 8×11 inches, 160 pgs.
This is the first English language work to examine the subject in detail & the first in any language to identify, describe, & quantify variations & production figures for the models covered. The book focuses on the Czechoslovak Communist period (1948-1989), but reaches back into the 1930s in order to trace the history of the 6.35 mm Duo pocket pistol, which remained in production under the name “Z” until 1974 with a total of thirteen distinct marking variations, & the 6.35 mm model 1945, which had its beginnings as the model 1936.
The 7.65 mm model 50 police pistol & its successor, the model 70, are covered in depth, documenting both marking variations & a significant number of design changes introduced during their thirty-three-year production life. The 7.62 mm model 52 Army pistol is given extensive treatment based on data drawn from over 2,000 specimens; in addition to descriptions of both standard & rare variants, significant discussion of the pistol’s mechanical characteristics & potential safety problems is presented. Also covered are the more modern commercial CZ 75 & CZ 85, the military model 82, & the commercial CZ 83, as are small caliber target pistols & signal pistols.
Publisher: SCHIFFER BOOKS
Publish Date: 07-31-2009