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 we released in 2009. The book FN Browning Pistols is widely recognized as the ultimate reference on Browning pistols. A much expanded second edition of FN Browning Pistols was published in 2013.
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.
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Another popular topic that was plagued with poor historical information was the FN 49 rifle. We worked with the author Wayne Johnson and published The FN-49 The last Elegant Old-World Military Rifle. A second and much expanded edition is now available (2019).
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.
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, the new Colt Python book called Colt's Python King of the Seven Serpents by Gurney Brown, 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.
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Expanded 2019 Second Edition
September 13, 2019: We are happy to announce that the much expanded, and all-color, second edition of Wayne Johnson's favorite FN-49 book is now available and shipping daily.
New book by Rob Kassab and Brad Dunbar
Wet Dog Publications has reached an agreement with the authors Rob Kassab and Brad Dunbar with Buffalo Cove Publishing, LLC to be their exclusive international distributor for the new book Winchester Model 1895, Last of the Classic Lever Actions . Both U.S. retail as well as international sales are now in effect. Click on the cover for more details...
The new book FN MAUSER RIFLES, ARMING BELGIUM AND THE WORLD, is now available. It is the only detailed reference book on the Belgian and FN Mauser production. Retail customers who buy from us directly receive an author autographed book. Click on the cover for more details...
Taking the 2nd Amendment to China?
Did you know that we are one of the last collectible publishers in the U.S. not to outsource our printing, binding, or paper purchasing to Canada, China, or Asia! Our books are 100% U.S. made as are our promotional materials. Our printers and binders are located in Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. We have always prioritized principle before profit. For us, manufacturing in the USA is a matter of quality and pride, never compromise.