"Pistols: History, Technology and Models from 1550 to 1913" Book by Adriano Sala
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Date of Publication: 2005
Number of Pages: 279
Summary of Material: (From the Publisher)
The history and technology of different models from 1550 to 1913 including the evolution of pistols from the very first that lit up with a wick to the drum and automatic of the modern age.
Includes pistols from the United States, United Kingdom, Albania, Italy, Germany, Spain, Austria, Belgium, France, Denmark, Switzerland, Scotland, and Japan.
Colt Army 1860, Le Page, Remington Parlor, Tedesco da tiro, Volcanic Repeating Arms 8"
Pistols covers one-shot pistols, pistols with one barrel but multi-shot, those with two or more barrels, drum and automatic pistols, and specializations for duels, target shooting, and more. Examples came from the Civic Museum in Venice, Italy; the Royal Armory in Turin, Italy; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; the Tojusmuseet Army Museum in Copenhagen; and many other museums and private collections.