Backbone of the Wehrmacht (The German K98k Rifle 1934 – 1945)
Backbone of the Wehrmacht is the most comprehensive study ever published of the 14,000,000 bolt-action K98k rifles produced in Germany between 1934 and 1945. The book contains extensive information on the military and commercial background to the K98k; the methods and materials used in its 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 experimental types. This book 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.
Author: Richard D Law
Physical: Hardcover, size 290x210mm, portrait