Название: The Parabellum Story
Автор: Jan Stevenson
Издательство: Gun Facts
The Luger Pistole Parabellum is one of the most iconic handguns ever designed, and has been enchanting shooters and collectors for many decades. This was no different in the late 1960s, during the golden age of firearms importation into the US. A number of major importers went to Europe looking for a manufacturer willing to make new production Luger pistols, and Interarms managed to make Mauser an offer they couldn’t refuse.
Interarms offered a contract to buy 100,000 Luger pistols – and only that sort of quantity could make the deal appealing to any factory. The Luger is an extremely complex and expensive design to manufacture (the original German plants used on the order of 750 machine tools in the Luger production lines).
Jan Stevenson was a writer for Gun Facts Magazine right when all this was happening, and traveled to Europe to get the whole story straight from Mauser’s production floor. The result was a 5-piece article (33 pages total) that provides an excellent history of Luger development and a fascinating view of the obstacles to reproducing an antique like the Parabellum.