John Walter is a respected authority on all aspects of weaponry and is the author of The Luger Story and Rifles of the World.
Gun Week", March 20, 2007"Written by a world authority on firearms, this 304-page hardbound volume tells the firearms story of the past 230 years. From the first sporting rifles to the latest military rifle designs, Walter covers the birth, development, and use of the rifle, and all its many trials and tribulations over the years ... this excellent tome includes 84 glossy black and white photo plates and 52 line drawings ... This is an excellent book on the subject and the illustrations are definitely an asset. The time span for the subject is so large it would be extremely difficult to cover it in more extensive detail."