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The Browning High-Power Pistol|Leroy Thompson
The Browning High-Power Pistol
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This title explores the history of the accurate and reliable Browning High-Power Pistol, which was considered the world's standard for a semi-automatic combat pistol for half a century.

Making its debut in 1935, the Browning High-Power was the world's most widely used military pistol for much of the 20th century. Military and law-enforcement agencies in more than 90 countries have issued the High-Power and it has seen combat in conflicts from World War II through to the "War on Terror." After conquering Belgium, Nazi Germany produced more than 300,000 High-Powers for use by the Waffen-SS, Fallschirmj ger, and others, and after 1945 the High-Power became standard for most NATO-armed forces as well as scores of others.

Chambered for the 9 19mm Luger cartridge, John Browning's High-Power improved on the classic Colt M1911 design, especially in its use of a far simpler takedown system. The pistol's innovative 13-round magazine, designed by Dieudonn Saive, staggered the cartridges for higher capacity without unduly increasing the grip size. During its 82-year production run at Fabrique Nationale in Belgium, the design evolved slightly, but a 2017 High-Power was still easily recognizable as a descendant of the original model.

Packed with gripping material including detailed technical specifications, contemporary photographs and highly accurate artist's renditions, this title is a comprehensive and informative guide to the world's most iconic semi-automatic pistol.

This item is Non-Returnable

  • ISBN-13: 9781472838094
  • ISBN-10: 1472838092
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
  • Publish Date: April 2020
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.1 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds
  • Page Count: 80