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Charles Gadda ( I think he may be here)

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by mec, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. mec

    mec Well-Known Member

    Wrote an excellent review of the Percussion P&R book. We are very appreciative off al the reviews people here and elsewhere posted On amazon and believe they have greatly assisted the circulation. Mr. Gadda went a bit farther than most, pointing out changes and improvements that might be beneficial in a subsequent book on the subject. I hope that anybody considering buying this book will read that review as It provides an accurate picture of the product.
    Fact of the matter, another volume is well beyond the concept stages (but still way off in the future.) It will be an expansion of the revolver material in the first book covering more guns and loads. Mr. Gadda expressed hope that it might extend to some of the current innovations. While our main interest is for the historic guns and replicas, the enthusiasm for the modern developments is infectious and we hope to have a good section on gunsmithed Old armies and the products of BigIron.

    The next book will have fewer pictures but they will be larger with more readable imbedded text and hopefully more adapted to the available technology and limitations imposed by the publisher. Most of the pictures will be a full page while others will extend to at least the width of the page. The total package is limited by our willingness to spend money. These things are driven by interest and enthusiasm rather than any hope for even recouping expenses. The nature of our presentation is such that no industry publishing house is going to want to pick it up- there is too much veritas in the vino and some of the stuff we include would tend to retard sales of certain items rather than advance them. So, the people we deal with on the publishing end are more used to putting out such things as books of poetry gushing on about daffodils and suchlike. semi-techinical subjects are like sanscrit to their editors and proof readers. They fecundate them up rather badly. We are left to our on devices for these services.

    The current book has minimal mention of elements of the black powder industry and we will probably not change this. The main reason is that many factors change almost one day to the next and we don't want to end up with any more obsolescent information than necessary

    Anyway, the book has been out for one year come July 20. We have had considerable fun with it and have not gone into hock in the process.

    Last edited: Jul 13, 2006
  2. Manyirons

    Manyirons member


    CANT wait!
  3. Steve499

    Steve499 Well-Known Member

    Well mec, your bona fides as a scholar seem to be well established. I strongly suspect you are a gentleman as well. Awaiting your next work impatiently.

  4. The Sicilian

    The Sicilian member

    I'm still looking forward to reading the first edition! Can the book be found in any local big chain book stores or is it only available on Amazon? From reading the reviews it seems like this book would be a joy to read, both entertaining and packed with plenty of practical application for the BP enthusiast. I wish I had bought it four months ago, I really need to pick up a copy ASAP!

    The Sicilian.
  5. mec

    mec Well-Known Member

    put "Percussion Pistols and Revolvers in the google engine and you will find a bunch of online book sellers with it. I believe Hastings Books will order it for you and probably barnes and Noble. Its a bit esoteric to have made it to bookstores.
  6. The Sicilian

    The Sicilian member

    I've got a B&N in my area, I'll give them a try mec, thanks for the heads up. It's always nice to read about the things one likes to do and I'm sure I'll learn a lot of things that I haven't yet learned from speaking to you and others on the forum. When do you think you'll be putting out the second edition? Within the next year?

  7. mec

    mec Well-Known Member

    more toward the end of another year than the beginning I suspect.
    Here/s the isbn of the paper back version. ISBN: 0595357962
    that will make it easier for the b&n people to find it -though it shouldn't be hard for them to do in any case.
    Hope you do enjoy the book the weakest point is the pictures where are low tech black and white and smaller than I wanted. Even at that, I managed to get them to increase the size a bit at the last minute. they are actually better than some of the digest books they were putting out ten and twenty years ago and if the ink level in their presses is optimal, some of them are fairly pleasant.
  8. The Sicilian

    The Sicilian member


    Could you give me the ISBN for the hardback version. I prefer hardback books, they tend to last longer and I don't mind paying a few extra dollars for the quality.

  9. mec

    mec Well-Known Member


    ISBN: 0595672752

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