Update: August 8, 2013
The new expanded edition features 412 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.
Allied Rifle Contracts wins prestigious 2012 HBSA President's Cup
Derek Stimpson, Chairman of
Council of the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association, (left) presents
the golden medals to Luke Mercaldo in London in January 2013. The President's
cup is awarded to the best published work of study or research which contributes
to the expansion of knowledge and understanding of breech-loading
arms. Luke Mercaldo and co-authors Adam Firestone and Anthony
Vanderlinden received gold medals for their work on Allied Rifle
Update: January 2, 2013
Our address is still on
Friendly Avenue in Greensboro, NC.
Update: March 3, 2012
The new book VIS RADOM - A Study and Photographic
Album of Poland's Finest Pistol - is available and shipping daily.
Allied Rifle Contracts in America is now available. Luke Mercaldo has spent a couple of days signing books and we now have autographed copies. Books are now shipping daily!
Who we are and what we believe in...
Update: July 22, 2010
The new book is now available, customers ordering from us directly will receive autographed copies. The new book, Browning Auto-5 Shotguns, The Belgian FN Production, is a revised edition with additions. Click here for more information…
Update: May 4, 2011
We now carry the excellent book Kongsberg Colten ( Norwegian Colt 1912 and 1914 ) by Karl Hanevik. We have a small quantity of autographed copies available. We recently were forced to increase our retail price due to the weak dollar and excange rate.
We are processing another batch of goods from these collections. These items are part of two large collections of original factory Browning as well as FN literature, together with several rare out-of-print books. These are large collections and well be posted over a period of months as we receive them gradually. Click here to see the collection…
King Albert's Pistol on the cover of the Blue Book of Gun Values
Steve Fjestad, the author and publisher of the Blue Book of Gun Values was kind enough to let us share the story of King Albert I of Belgium and his FN Browning 1900 pistol. See our cover photograph for the 26th edition and cover story, the Blue Book is available directly from the publisher at https://store.bluebookinc.com/Home/default.aspx
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