Backbone of the Wehrmacht: The German K98k Rifle, 1934-1945 by Richard D. Law-This very clean hardcover book contains 367 pages which are very clean and unmarked. Dustcover is in good condition, with some slight folding on the edges, and a slight scuff on the binding. You can feel it, but not see the scuff on the binding edge. This is the expanded edition, dated 1993. This book provides revised and expanded data from the first edition on the military and commercial background of the K98k Rifle. Discusses the materials and methods used in the manufacture, inspection, and acceptance of the components of the K98k, a year-by-year chronology of the manufacture of the K98k, with special emphasis on the distinctive markings and features used during each contractor & year of production. With exhaustive data on K98k quantities produced, manufacturing times, personnel, costs and more.