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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.

https://www.fnbrowning.com/book-fn49...t-military-rif
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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 September 05, 2018, 17:21   #56
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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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Old October 31, 2018, 19:49   #58
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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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Old November 06, 2018, 17:37   #60
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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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Old November 16, 2018, 00:43   #61
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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...

...AND it WILL be worth the wait...
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Old January 26, 2019, 01:42   #63
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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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Thanks for the update.

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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.

It WILL happen...

...AND it WILL be worth the wait...
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Old April 11, 2019, 07:32   #67
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Sweet. Thanks for the update.

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Old April 11, 2019, 14:21   #68
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Thanks for the update, and looking forward to the book!
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Old April 11, 2019, 16:54   #69
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Thanks for the update, and looking forward to the book!
About sums it up...

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Thanks for the patience guys !
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