For Sale: German History of Selfloading Pistols

We wound up with a duplicate book in the Reference Library: Geschichte und Technik der Selbstladepistole (History and Technology of the Self-Loading Pistol) by Werner Mootz. It’s a pretty neat book, loaded with patent drawings of obscure early selfloading and manual repeating pistols – and the text is all in German (FYI). It’s a pretty rare book to find here in the US, and the only copy on Amazon right now is over $200. We’ll let this one go for $55 shipped – if you’re interested, drop me a line at

Update – book has been sold.

Here are a few examples of the contents:

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  1. This one I’d be interested about, must be written from continental point of view. Good opportunity to brush up German language too…. sorry it did not happen.

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