Star Firearms places each model in a historical context, emphasizes the most important mechanical features, and details how and why the guns were changed over the course of their production. The tables illustrating proof marks and codes supplement extraordinary spreadsheets that cover specific serial numbers and provide annual summaries. Prototypes, production guns, and presentation pieces have been painstakingly photographed with inserts of the more interesting features and markings. Complementing this well detailed text are numerous color compositions emphasizing engraved and gold damascened pistols. over 1100 approx. 600pp.