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Wet Dog Publications

FN Mauser Rifles Arming Belgium

Collector Books, Conservation, and Historical Information  



Wet Dog Publications was founded in 1998, our first book The Belgian Browning Pistols was published shortly afterwards.  This book was the foundation for the more expanded FN Browning Pistols - Sidearms that shaped World History that was first released in 2009 with second and third editions in 2013 and 2022. The book FN Browning Pistols is widely recognized as the ultimate reference on Browning pistols.  The much expanded third edition of FN Browning Pistols is now available.

The lack of accurate information on the Browning Auto 5 shotgun led to the collaboration of Anthony Vanderlinden and H.M. Shirley in 2003.  The result was the book Browning Auto 5 Shotguns - The Belgian FN Production.  A revised and expanded second edition of Browning Auto 5 Shotguns was published in 2007.  

Another popular topic that was plagued with poor historical information was the FN 49 rifle. We worked with author Wayne Johnson and published The FN-49  The last Elegant Old-World Military Rifle.   A second and much expanded edition is now available.


The year 2011 was a busy year with the release of VIS Radom - A Study and Photographic Album of Poland's Finest Pistol by William York and the collaboration between Luke Mercaldo, Adam Firestone and Anthony Vanderlinden produced the book Allied Rifle Contracts.  Allied Rifle Contracts was a prelude to FN Mauser Rifles - Arming Belgium and the World where Vanderlinden and Mercaldo collaborated again.


In 2019 we started the journey with author and historian Matt DiRisio to produce the ultimate Finnish Mosin Nagant book. The project soon expanded to include many small arms used in Finland.  Finnish Mosin Nagant - Three Line Rifle to Ucco Pecca is now available.

Wet Dog Publications strives to become a one-stop source for historical information on FN and its products including Browning and related collectibles. Our award winning books are often considered a must-have for serious collectors and historians. We also carry select import books and quality works published by others like Kongsberg Colten by Karl Hanevik, and the book Figments of Ocracoke by our friend Chester Lynn.


We seek to expand our business to offer conservation products geared towards collectible and antique firearms and accessories. We continue to provide conservation expertise and consulting to museums as well as individual collectors. 


FN Browning Pistols, Sidearms that Shaped World History

Expanded 2022 Third Edition, 2-Volume Set
The new, and much expanded, third edition of FN Browning Pistols is now available in a 2-volume set.   This new edition is more than twice the size of the previous, with extensive expansions in content in history, biographies, accessories, contracts, and more.  Click on the photo for more information. 


FN Browning Pistols book 3rd third edition
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Finnish Mosin - Nagant, Three Line Rifle to Ukko Pekka

Now Available!
The new Finnish Mosin Nagant book is treasure trove for both Mosin-Nagant collectors as well as Finnish collectors. Finally Mosin Nagant collectors will have a scholarly researched reference book to aid them understand the many variances and nuances of this complex subject.  Click on the photo for more information. 


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25 Years of Wet Dog Publications!

This year marks our 25th anniversary. Hard to believe that we managed to ride the publishing roller coaster for that long.  Long Live Paper! 




A new shopping cart with a new look!

We have upgraded our shopping cart and this has a new clean look with more pay features and options.   The new secure shopping cart address is 

Sadly we could not transfer over the existing customer databases so those customers who had setup an account will have to do this once over if they so chose.  Thanks! 




Our books are always 100% printed in the USA on U.S. paper with U.S. inks and cover materials.

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