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Old 10-12-2017, 12:55 PM
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More got here today.

Have very few available.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:43 PM
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Got my copies out to re-read this evening. If you don't have these already, you may regret not getting them while you still can.
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Old 10-15-2017, 09:35 AM
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Most of the incoming batch is "spoken for".
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:28 PM
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Two left.

May try to get more Monday, but not much chance of that.
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:46 PM
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I have followed along in this thread. Jim, your patient and gracious replies are admirable.
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:20 AM
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I have followed along in this thread. Jim, your patient and gracious replies are admirable.
Thanks.

They're practical histories. Maybe that means persistent.
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:51 PM
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The supply I had is gone. Paladin is out. Operations cease at the end of November.

I am having conversations with a new publisher about a much-improved version, and even re-publishing my old Machine Gun book in a new, upgraded version.

Stand by!!

I ain't quite dead yet.

Not quite.

One other detail: The new publisher will probably be inclined to do a full color e-book version, much upgraded. Probably not the print version (costs go WAY up!!), but for an E-book it's much easier.

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Old 11-29-2017, 12:16 PM
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Well, it looks as if all three books will re-enter the arena, soon, with a real New York publisher. Paladin officially ceases to exist before Monday next, and none of the major suppliers have the M1 volumes.

Ostensibly, the M1 books will be re-combined into a single volume, one which could be entitled "THE PRACTICAL M1 GARAND--an examination of the real historical rifles and their histories in the real world". That just might eliminate all the muddy waters and confusion of my missives with the industrial histories, which is what I set out to do in 1994 or so when these were first circulating to publishers.

A re-edit with new photography of the MACHINE GUN book would probably be called the PRACTICAL, TACTICAL AND PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE MACHINE GUN, and it'd be along later because that 1989 volume and revisions required a lot of re-doing, which is finally done.

Also: The e-books, which were done without input from me, and which seem to have paid even less, and the overseas editions of both, from which I likewise never saw any income, will be re-done and included in the contract. What little I saw of the M1 versions was so garbled, I couldn't even follow.

Interestingly, some of the caption garbles, I noticed, were FINALLY tweaked in the last printed version of the missives I saw.

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Old 12-15-2017, 01:05 PM
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Done deal. New information/recycled information that "dropped out" when the original was "split" will be in the new version, apparently, and some new information from Italy.

Much more potential, but they want to "recombine", and must confess, I have mixed feelings about that.
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:19 AM
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Well, the re-write at Skyhorse is done. Many improved renditions of the photos, and apparently it'll be done on higher quality paper to better hold some of the definition of the original work.

Got some additional info from Jarno Antonelli, official Beretta historian. Mainly confirms what collectors and ordnance have been telling me for years, albeit it turns out Beretta manufactured M1's longer than we'd thought, and made a lot fewer than most U.S.-based "pundits" had speculated.

Among other details, finally ascertained for sure that the 1,000 "BM62" rifles imported here were NEVER military (which everyone knew), but were in fact sold here for the private market and actually done at GVT. Many thought they were set up/assembled by importers. The title "BM62" was just for this market. NO military rifle was ever so marked or used. NONE of them ever saw service, they are exclusively U.S. and ONLY civilian.

My books, again, are NOT industrial histories. They're very different from those.

They continue to be extensive manuals and guides, and PRACTICAL histories. They touch upon industial history, and they utilize that sort of compendium, but they are NOT INTENDED to be that sort of missive. Nor were they ever.

Apparently there will be considerable internal color.

The incorporation of both into a single volume required expunging redundancies.

The form continues to be the "inverted pyramid" in general.

Could be as early as this fall, more likely early 2019. Working title: THE ESSENTIAL M1 GARAND.

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