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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfarb View Post
    We do have pdf versions but donít plan on releasing electronic versions at this time. In the future? Who knows.
    While Iíd definitely prefer a printed and bound version (hopefully from a third printing), Iíd definitely be interested in a pdf if that were offered.

    Whatís funny is that I wasnít collecting Mausers when this book was initially printed, or even when it sold out (and Iím over 50 years old). I was in a local gun shop (www.oldsteelguns.com) this week and there were two other fellows that were my age or older who were each buying their first Mauser. There are a lot of new folks getting in lot this hobby and that means a whole new crop of buyers for these books besides the folks who bought them when they first came out.

    So Iíd encourage yíall to reconsider the decision of whether or not to print more!



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    I always prefer the printed version to the digital version. However, the digital version has the advantage that you can even carry it with you on your mobile phone and take it out when youĎre at a gunshow and need a quick check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfarb View Post
    From memory we printed 1000 of the 2010 edition. Most of those went to hard core collectors who kept them, probably why you donít see as many.

    We do have pdf versions but donít plan on releasing electronic versions at this time. In the future? Who knows.


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    I would love and gladly pay for PDF version even if it was the same at the cost of the printed version. While having a hard copy is nice I'm always on my phone in bed and where i consume most knowledge. I understand that would mean someone would be a douche and give it out. It would be nice either way to at least enjoy the books in some form.

    I was probably still in high school when these books were initially released and obviously not into gun just yet. I'd really consider selling these digitally for new generations to read. I'm trying to convince the wife to save up so we can buy the VOL 1&2 set as I'm typing this.

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    Rare book with sky high prices are sort of the norm in this hobby. The result of this is that I buy a fair number of books upon release, even ones that donít 100% interest me, because buying them later will be impossible. For example: a guy on gunboards is about to reprint an updated version of his carcano book. It will be pre order only, with no extra copies. In all likelihood there will be fewer than 50 printed. When they are gone, and you want one, then what? A $100 book becomes $350, if you can find it, so it might as well not exist.

    I open my library to any of my friends that have questions, as I know my book collection has a lot of rare titles that are hard to locate. Itís just part of the hobby to me.

    I donít like that my books are valuable, and Iíd love for everyone to have their own copies, but thatís just not the nature of this hobby. So many book are privately published because no one really wants to find the startup costs.
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