FN Browning Pistols
Side Arms that Shaped World History
- Expanded Third Edition -
Update 1/21/2021: It would be a moot point to outline all the problems businesses face due to Covid, except that working without staff or part-time help has taken its toll. Even when working 12 or more hours a day, it remains a challenge to operate a business and find time to write and do layout. Despite significant delays, I am comfortable that this book will not disappoint. The "Accessories" chapter alone was initially scheduled to take six weeks, it is now entering its third month. It has also grown to almost a book on its own, with well over 100 pages of detailed information. I am currently removing myself from this project for 60 days to work and finish the revised color edition of our book VIS Radom which is scheduled for release in May 2021. I appreciate the patience and kindly ask not to contact us for updates as these inquiries continue to take time away from production.
FN Browning Pistols, Side-Arms that Shaped World History is the quintessential reference book on FN Browning pistols and reflects the continued work of Anthony Vanderlinden on the topic.
We started work on the third edition of FN Browning Pistols late in January 2020. This will be the fourth book on FN Browning Pistols, an evolution of research that started in 1996 (Belgian Browning Pistols released 2001 + FN Browning Pistols in 2009 and 2013).
This third edition will be significantly different with major expansions in almost every chapter. It will be color throughout with most chapters being reorganized to make the entire book more user friendly.
Through the years I fielded many questions and kept notes on what needed clarification and expansion. We are now working at integrating and updating these issues.
We have completed several chapters and have been astonished how much new information was collected since the last edition. The third edition will contain the following:
1- Expanded biographies of key individuals
2- New information on John Browning and FN
3- Expanded information on FN's dealer network and agents, including biographies on those agents
4- Expanded and detailed coverage of grip variants and magazine variants as well as manufacturing details.
5- Expanded information on pistol models, variants, and contracts.
6- Expanded information on FN during World War II: the occupation and resistance activities
7- A large and new accessories chapter on holsters, presentation cases, shoulder-stocks, etc.
8- Several identification guides to help collectors identify counterfeits
9- Counterfeit warnings throughout the book: alerting collectors what has been reproduced, so they can be better informed.
10- ... and much more
We anticipate an expansion of at least 100 pages, this book will most likely reach 600 pages. We hope to have the book in production in 2021.
Collectors should be aware that older editions will be outdated and that these older editions do not merit the high asking prices on the used book market. These books will be obsolete, our goal is not to produce nice first editions, but rather to grow and expand the knowledge on FN and their products.
We are not yet accepting pre-orders, but you can email us and we can put you on our early notification list with pre-publication discount offer.
Thank you for your interest!