Howdah to High Power -- A Century of British Breechloading Service Pistols (1867-1967) -- by Robert J. Maze is a comprehensive examination of breechloading cartridge pistols and revolvers used by the British services.
The book covers early service revolvers, the Enfields, Webley revolvers and self-loaders, private purchases, foreign pistols in the British service, the No. 2 Enfield, the Mark IV Webley, and the High Power pistols.
o Non-interchangeables and Interchangeables (1867 - 1880)
o Standardization - The First Enfield Era
o Pistols for Prince and Pauper - The Webley Era Revolvers and Self-loaders
o Private Purchases - Mark II (1880 - 1914)
o "Not English Make" - Foreign Pistols in the British Service
o The Webley That Never Was - Britain's Last Service Revolvers - The .380 No. 2 Enfield and the Mark IV Webley
o The High-Power Pistols
The senior curator of the British Royal Armouries, Martin Pegler, has said the book is "essential reading; comes very highly recommended."
Howdah to High Power, ISBN 1-880677-17-2, is a 132-page, 8-1/2 x 11-inch, four color laminated softcover, with 180 photographs, 8 illustrations, and 3 charts.
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Book Description Excalibur Publications, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111880677172