Midland, Texas: Randall Gibson, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. 1/1500 unnumbered. Quarto. 280pp. Light blue faux leather with embossed silver emblem and lettering on cover, embossed silver lettering and ruling on spine. Light blue endpapers. Frontispiece photograph. "The Krieghoff Luger has always been a rare and highly prized collection piece ever since Krieghoff was acknowledged as one of the eight manufacturers of German Lugers. Despite the desire and need for documented information regarding this particular Luger, until now virtually no published material has been available to the gun collector."
Considered to be the best publication on the Krieghoff Luger the author describes the Luger and its mechanical characteristics and comparisons, serialization, markings, sequence of production, the Kü controversy and provides a catalog of military production, commercial production, Kü weapons, and a catalog of merchandise weapons and reworks. Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs of technical details and Luger models and nine pages of color photographs. Contains index and bibliography at rear. Binding with light wear along edges. Binding and interior in overall very good+ condition. vg+. Item #44584