Backbone of the Wehrmacht (The German K98k rifle)
Ny ! By Richard D Law. Author's Revised Edition, 1993. 384 pages, 478 illustrations.
The most comprehensive study ever published of the 14,000,000 bolt-action K98k rifles produced in Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. Contains extensive information on the military and commercial background to the K98k; the materials and methods used in the manufacture, inspection and acceptance of the components of the K98k; a year-by-year chronology of K98k manufacturers, with illustrations of markings and data sheets on over 100 contractor/year variations, plus exhaustive data on quantities produced, manufacturing times, personnel, and costs; commercial and contract K98ks, and many 'one-offs' and experimentals. Illustrates and describes virtually every K98k accessory ever produced.
The revised edition includes 150 new images and 38 more pages of text, with four Appendices.