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: Translation by Igor F. Naftul'eff. Edited by John Walter and Heikki Pohjolainen. From back cover: 'Soviet Small-Arms and Ammunition' is a foundational study on the history of military small arms of the Soviet Union, the largest producer of military small arms in modern times. This is the first book in any western language describing all official models and hundreds of experimental designs, many of those never before being revealed before. This volume contains hundreds of original pictures, many of them never published before. Most of the weapons pictured and their identification are from the two leading collections of Soviet period military firearms in the world. Yuri Nazvaladze, Aleksandr Kulinsky and Vladimir Isotov from the Military-Historical Museum of Artillery, Sapper and Communications Troops in St. Petersburg, Russia have been of assistance in making this book. Heikki and Pekka Pohjolainen from the Finnish Arms Museum, Hyvinkaa, Finland, have supplied pictures of various items that were not available from Russian sources.' Contents: Dedication, Contents, Preface, Biographical Details, Introduction, I - Handguns, II - Submachine-guns and assault rifles, III - Magazine rifles and carbines, IV - Automatic rifles and carbines, V - Machine Guns (1. Guns based on Fedorov Avtomat, 2. Light Machine-guns, 3. Rifle caliber heavy machine guns, 4. Large caliber machine guns, 5. Specialist machine guns), VI - Anti-tank rifles. Conclusion, List of Abbreviations, Soviet small arms and dates of adoption, Personal index, Index of small arms designers, the models produced by them and of the authors of the most fundamental works on automatic weaponry designing. A colorful glossy pictorial hardcover.