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Old August 25, 2018, 15:00   #51
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I am interested in a copy of the 2nd edition too. Let me know when it is available.
As I mentioned earlier in this thread, I will PM everyone that has posted in this thread when the book is available but the BEST way to be notified is to visit my publisher's web site at the below web page, scroll down and click on a red banner, which launches an email - put "FN-49 book" as the title, and say "put me on the list" as the message. My publisher will then contact everyone when he is ready to accept orders. This process is not a commitment to buy - you're just on the notification list.

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Old September 03, 2018, 18:27   #52
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Just to keep this thread going. AL in 30/06.



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Old September 03, 2018, 18:33   #53
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Just a disclosure - while the Luxembourg contract chapter in the 2nd edition has about 4,600 words and 29 images, spread across 14 pages, there are no videos...
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Old September 05, 2018, 07:44   #54
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Just a disclosure - while the Luxembourg contract chapter in the 2nd edition has about 4,600 words and 29 images, spread across 14 pages, there are no videos...
Oh, great! So you're telling me I have to read? Ugh!

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Old September 05, 2018, 12:12   #55
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Oh, great! So you're telling me I have to read? Ugh!

Joking!

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Well, there will be 600 or more "pictures" you can look at...but if you want to get the full value of the book you'll have to read at least some of the 100,000 or so words...
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Old October 29, 2018, 19:15   #57
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Hi Goose, I too would like a Signed copy, when the book comes out, please add me to the PM list. I understand the best would be to visit the publisher's page, but for reasons that, if you are interested, I can explain you in PM, I prefer not to follow this way. However I strongly wish this second edition, because I could not get the first one at the time. Thanks.
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I definitely want one. Sent message to publisher too.
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Old November 06, 2018, 13:56   #59
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Hi, Goose.

Already contacted (you?) the website about ordering. Will try to get a couple other non-web guys to order, also. (Although, they usually assume friends just get to borrow mine.)

Will it be as heavy as Ars Mechanica? I had to add a post to the bookshelf for that one!



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Hi, Goose.

Already contacted (you?) the website about ordering. Will try to get a couple other non-web guys to order, also. (Although, they usually assume friends just get to borrow mine.)

Will it be as heavy as Ars Mechanica? I had to add a post to the bookshelf for that one!

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The website belongs to my publisher - if you clicked that red banner and sent an email to him - then he will notify you when he is ready to accept orders. Publication won't be until next year as we are working on trying to get some more info.

It won't be as heavy as Ars M. ! However, the second edition will be somewhere between 300 and 400 pages and over 600 illustrations - considerably expanded from the 1st edition.

Thanks for the interest in the book.
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Goose: I requested an email via website as mentioned, but thought I would also post a message on this thread as a backup plan!
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Old November 16, 2018, 08:36   #62
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Goose: I requested an email via website as mentioned, but thought I would also post a message on this thread as a backup plan!
That will work !

To all that read this - about 1/2 of the book (by page count) has completed layout. Other chapters are complete and waiting for layout by the publisher. BUT, I am holding some chapters back as I am still waiting to get some neat stuff from sources in Europe.

Was on the phone with the publisher the other day and we agreed that we will not set any artificial deadlines to complete the book and will wait until we think we have exhausted all of our information sources...

It WILL happen...

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Hummm..... I thought I had posted in this thread, but it must of been one of the others.

I am happy to share picked up a Lux today (my second) for $550!
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Old January 26, 2019, 07:34   #64
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First - congrats on the Lux !

Second - thanks for the interest - things are coming along nicely and I can just barely see the light at the end of the tunnel - but there is still LOTS more stuff to do. A big milestone is that the monster 62 page, 140 illustration, 28,000 word Parts Breakdown chapter has completed layout with the publisher. A total of 206 pages have completed layout - out of what will likely be ~ 350 pages or so (compared to 200 pages in the 1st edition).

Most of the contracts chapters are complete and 7 of those 10 chapters have completed layout.

As far as input from owners of the 1st edition of the book, or from rifle owners, about the only feedback that I can receive at this point is from anyone with original sniper rifles and OIP or Meopta scopes. The Sniper Rifle chapter will be one of the last chapters to be completed so I can still receive input on that stuff.

It WILL happen...

...AND it WILL be worth the wait...
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Old January 27, 2019, 10:23   #65
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Old April 10, 2019, 11:42   #66
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Update: April 10, 2019:

The original purpose of this thread was to solicit feedback of the first edition, and to receive any new, interesting information about the FN-49 from the board members. Well, the comment period is closed !

All chapters are now complete in regards to the writing/editing phase. Only a few (tough) chapters are waiting for layout with the publisher. After layout is complete, there are still a number of post-layout tasks to be performed - page numbering, figure numbering, cross-linking, index generation, final proof-reading, etc. The publisher has begun early coordination with the printer to determine tentative print run dates.

The first edition of the book was 200 pages and 300 illustrations. Counts are not final for the second edition but right now it is over 400 pages and over 1,000 illustrations in an all-color format.

The latest forecast for publication is now "Summer 2019" (but keep in mind that summer goes until September 22 ).

For those interested, check out my publishers March 31, 2019 update on his FN-49 book web page for the latest status and periodically re-visit that page for updates as the book progresses toward publication.

The original forecast for publication was "Spring 2018" - we are going to miss that by about 15 months, but the delay made it possible to obtain more information resulting in the addition of about 100 more pages and 400 more illustrations to the second edition.

Thanks for the patience.

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Old April 11, 2019, 07:32   #67
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About sums it up...

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I wonder what the poor guy is going to do with his FN49 & the new ban law?

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When the book is published, put me on the list to buy one. It'll make a nice companion to my Egyptian SAFN 49.
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I am interested in a copy of the 2nd edition too. Let me know when it is available.
Thanks for the interest in the book. To be notified when the publisher is ready to take orders, visit the publisher's web site at the below web page, scroll down and click on a red banner, which launches an email - put "FN-49 book" as the title, and say "put me on the list" as the message. My publisher will then contact everyone when he is ready to accept orders. This process is not a commitment to buy - you're just on the notification list.

https://www.fnbrowning.com/book-fn49...t-military-rif
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Old May 28, 2019, 07:45   #74
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Just an update - looks like the final page count will be around 460, images are at 1,044.

Getting closer...
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Nice! Is it still looking like the end of summer before its available?
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Nice! Is it still looking like the end of summer before its available?
The publisher and I are hoping to wrap things up by the end of June/early July - then it would just depend on what production slot we get with the printer and binder. Too soon to forecast an "on-the-street" date but it's getting closer !
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FYI - The publisher has updated his web page with the latest info. The entire book has completed layout and it looks and reads great. We are now performing final reviews. It is nearly done...

If you visit the publisher's page, read the text at the top, then scroll down to see a few sample pages.



Thanks for your patience.

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Thanks Goose! A few weeks to go then?
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Thanks Goose! A few weeks to go then?
Well, a couple more weeks of final reviews, proofreading, etc. I have spent 45 hours so far on what we call the v2 review and should be able to finish this stage in another 5-10 hours. Then, the v3 and final review will take a bit longer...

Then, we go to pre-press and then after that it all depends on what slot we get with the printer and binder.

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What will the price range for this one?
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What will the price range for this one?
Well, first, keep in mind that the page count has gone from 200 to 460, it's in color, and the paper is going from the 70lb stock used on the 1st edition to 80lb stock, AND, it's been 15 years since the first edition. So, the price will be going up from that $46 price back in 2004.

As far as a price range - I can't answer that as Anthony (the publisher) still has to negotiate with the printer/binder. After that, he can sharpen his pencil and determine a price.

All I can say is that this book is longer than his Mauser book, and will be printed on heavier paper. The Mauser book retails for $68.95 on his web site, so...

I can't really say anything else as pricing is his decision. I'm just the guy that wrote most of the 150,000 words in the book...
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Let us know when it is available. I want a copy, maybe a signed copy if you have any.....
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The audio doesn't work for me but I know that Dr. Evil is quoting a price of ONE MILLION DOLLARS !

I can assure you that the final retail price of the book will be a bit less than that figure...
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LATEST NEWS: The publisher has set the retail price at $73.95. He will be offering a discount from that price for a limited time for pre-orders and early orders (amount and duration of discount unknown at this time).

I will post in this thread when he is ready to accept orders. Also, as mentioned earlier in this thread, I will PM the same information to everyone that has posted in this thread.

The book will be going to the printers soon...
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Accepting orders. Put mines in. Thanks for the discount! Now the wait begins.


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LATEST NEWS: The book is on the way to the printers and the publisher is now accepting pre-orders. Here are some other details:

If you were on the publisher’s notification list, you will have already received, or will receive soon, an email directly from the publisher announcing the availability of the book. (Note: If you signed up on the publisher’s notification list more than once – you will receive multiple emails from the publisher.)

Pre-Orders (orders placed between now and when the books are received by the publisher) will receive a discount (details and discount codes below).

The publisher will ship books by order date (early buyers will get their books first).

All Pre-Order books will be signed by me (via an autographed label affixed inside the book).

Here is the message from the publisher regarding the pre-order discounts:

I am glad to inform you that we have completed the new FN-49 book and that the project is currently in print production. I anticipate shipping the first books out around August 30.

We have opened up the pre-publication sale, these special offers are available for a limited time until the book becomes available. You can use these coupon codes on our website but please note that multiple book orders will ship combined once the new book is available. Go to https://www.fnbrowning.com and use the coupon codes listed below to get your discount.

$10 discount on the new FN-49 book, use code: SAFN

$20 discount on the new FN-49 book and any second book, use code: AFN2
(this promo excludes the following books: Figments of Ocracoke and Winchester Model 1895)

$30 discount on the new FN-49 book and two additional books, use code: AFN3
(this promo excludes the following books: Figments of Ocracoke and Winchester Model 1895)
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As promised several times in this thread, I will be PM'ing everyone that posted to announce that the publisher is taking pre-orders. Since I don't know who signed up on the publisher's notification list, you may get this info more than once !

Thanks to all for the interest in the second edition.

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And I ordered my copy too...

Thanks, Wayne, for the notification. I'm looking forward to it...

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