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Wet dog Publications books and commercial photography, titles like Ars Mechanica, Holsters and Shoulder stocks of the world, FN Browning pistols sidearms that shaped world history, Browning Auto-5 Shotguns, FN-49 The Last Elegant Old World Military Rifle.  Written by Anthony Vanderlinden, H.M. Shirley and Wayne Johnson published by Wet Dog Publications and commercial photography Greensboro NC, new book on holsters   

Wet Dog Publications specializes in high quality collector books.  
 
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Firearms Collectors Books: 

  • New: Available Now! 
    FN Browning Pistols, Side-Arms that Shaped World History,
    Expanded Second Edition

    The new expanded edition features 416 pages with 1645 color and black & white photographs! 

    The expanded edition features a revised and expanded look on the first edition plus the addition of contracts, variants, holsters, etc. 

    FN Browning Pistols, Side-Arms that Shaped World History reflects the continued work of Anthony Vanderlinden on the topic of FN Browning Pistols.   This new book includes information found in the original edition and expands into more variants and details geared toward collector interests.   It includes detailed chapters on FN Browning Models 1899, 1900, 1903, 1905 (06) Vest-Pocket, 1910, 1922, Baby, 1935 High Power, 110, 115, 120, 125, 135 and 140, as well as the Husqvarna Model 1907 and the Belgian military Colt 1903 contract.  Factory and contract accessories like holsters, period manuals, boxes, presentation cases are shown in color and B&W photographs.  Click for more info 


 

  • New: Limited Quantities! 
    Norwegian Military Rifles Since 1867 - Norske Militaergevaerer etter 1867 

    We are now importing Karl Hanevik's book on Norwegian Military Rifles including the Remington Rolling Block, Krag Petersson, Jarmann, Krag Jorgensen...  click here for more

 



  • New: Available Now! 
    VIS Radom  
    A Study and Photographic Album of Poland's Finest Pistol by William J. York

    The new book, VIS Radom - A Study and Photographic Album of Poland's Finest Pistol, is now available...  Click for more info


  • New: Available Now  
    Allied Rifle Contracts in America - 
    Mosin-Nagant, Mauser, Enfield, Berthier, Remington, Savage, Winchester   

Allied Rifle Contracts in America is the first work to fully explore American production of foreign military rifles for the Allies during the First World War.  Featured are the histories of the Mosin-Nagant and Winchester Model 1895, which were produced for Imperial Russia, the Model 1889 Mauser, made for Belgium and the Pattern 1914 which was built for the United Kingdom.  Additionally the book provides rare insight into lesser- known contracts for Berthier and Rolling Block with France, and the Savage Model 1899 with Canada... Written by Luke Mercaldo with co-authors Adam Firestone and Anthony Vanderlinden click for more


  • Available: 
    Browning Auto-5 Shotguns, The Belgian FN Production 
    - Revised Edition - 

Browning Auto-5 Shotguns is the first book ever to cover the history, model variations (incl. Sweet 16, Light 12, Light 20, Magnum, Buck Special, ...)  accessories and production dates of the legendary Fabrique Nationale produced Browning Auto-5 (A-5, A5) shotgun.

This publication is to date the only reference book on the Browning Auto-5 ( A-5, A5 )  shotgun prepared entirely with the extensive cooperation and support of Browning and FN Herstal. Written by H.M. Shirley, Jr. and Anthony Vanderlinden ... click for more


  • Available:
    Kongsberg Colten by Karl Hanevik; the authoritative book on the Norwegian Colt 1914

We have imported a small quantity of this great book. Karl Hanevik goes into every detail of the Norwegian Colt aka the Norwegian Model 1914, from the pistols imported from Colt to the domestic production made in Norway by Kongsberg, no aspects of its use in Norway have been spared, this book has detailed chapters on all accessories like holsters, ammunition, .22 caliber conversion kits, etc.     click here for more

 




Available: Ars Mechanica - The Ultimate FN Book

More than five years have passed since this book project, a history of Fabrique Nationale (FN), begun.  Many assumed that Ars Mechanica, The Utimate FN Book was to be an update to Auguste Francotte and Claude Gaierís work,  FN 100 YearsÖ However, any resemblance to previous FN history books is at best superficial.  Ars Mechanica is by far the most detailed and comprehensive work on the subject. click here for more




Rare out-of-print Books & Original Factory Literature
Consignment Collectables

Updated 12/27/2010


       


Check out our collection consignment page with rare out-of-print books and original Browning, FN, Fabrique Nationale collectable literature click for more



  • SOLD OUT : Replaced by the 2013 expanded edition listed above 
    FN Browning Pistols, Side-Arms that Shaped World History, first edition (2009)

FN Browning Pistols, Side-Arms that Shaped World History reflects the continued work of Anthony Vanderlinden on the topic of FN Browning Pistols.   This new book includes information found in the original issue titled Belgian Browning Pistols and expands into more variants and details geared toward collector interests.   It includes detailed chapters on FN Browning Models 1899, 1900, 1903, 1905 (06) Vest-Pocket, 1910, 1922, Baby, 1935 High Power, 110, 115, 120, 125, 135 and 140, as well as the Husqvarna Model 1907.   click here for more


  • Out-of-print: The Belgian Browning Pistols, 1899 - 1949  is the first work to concentrate on the early FN Browning pistols and the many contract variations.  Included are pistol models like the 1899, 1900, 1903, 1910, 1922 and 1935 High Power ( Hi Power ), illustrated with most of the contracts for Belgium, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, Denmark, Germany, France, and many more. Also included are all the wartime variations of the 1922 pistol and Browning High Power ( Hi Power ) pistol included WaA613, WaA103 and WaA140 pistol markings.   The work is the product of years of research and collaboration between the author, collectors, European museums, and the FN ( Fabrique Nationale ) factory.

The Belgian Browning Pistols is set up in an easy reference format to assist both novice and advanced collectors. Written by Anthony Vanderlinden .... click for more


Book FN-49 The last elegant old world military rifle, Fabrique Nationale, FN, Browning, herstal, dieudonne saive, john browning, fn49 safn afn rifle fn 1949 rifle

  • Out-of-print: The FN-49  The Last Elegant Old-World Military Rifle 

The result of years of meticulous research, and written with the cooperation of FN Herstal, this is the most comprehensive book yet published about the FN Model 1949 self-loading rifle (FN49). Covering not only the production rifle, it also provides information about the rare experimental and prototype rifles that preceded the FN-49 ( FN49 ), as well as information about all of the major FN-49 ( FN49 ) production contracts. The FN-49 The Last Elegant old World Military Rifle book contains both information on the SAFN as well as the AFN rifle.  Written by Wayne Johnson... click for more



holsters and shoulderstocks of the world, holsters and shoulder stocks of the world new Book, publication holsters and shoulder-stocks of the world

  • Out-of-print: Holsters and Shoulder-Stocks of the World 

Holsters and Shoulder-Stocks of the World is a visual reference guide to help identify the many holsters and shoulder-stocks that were used through time and with various pistols.
This work covers a period from the 1890s to the modern 1960s.

Pistols are listed by make and model. The user guide references the countries which used the holsters and shoulder stocks so that collectors can instantly refer to either a pistol model or country of use. Over 30 shoulder-stocks, and over 400 holsters and variants are illustrated, with more than 1,000 photographs to assist with identification. By Anthony Vanderlinden  click for more

 

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