Series of gunbooks

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  1. winfried

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    Hi all, I am busy writing/publishing a series on fire arms. No, do not send any money yet. but would you tell me if you are interested please?

    Thanks winfried
     

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    Most of the subject matter appears to be a bit too technical for my use and interest.
     
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    Practica 4 should be Shotguns and Rifles. Inside of the rifles category you can then differentiate the different types such as semi auto, select fire, bolt action, and lever action.

    "Assault rifle" as you have it is either a made-up political term (as is "assault weapon") or should be specific to select-fire rifles.

    Likewise, "sniper rifle" is a military term for the way a rifle is used, not how it functions. A sniper may use a bolt-action (M40A1) or semi-auto (M25) rifle. A deer hunter or hobbyist may use something that looks almost identical, but it's not a sniper rifle.
     
  4. Owen

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    That is an audacious undertaking.
     
  5. ATLDave

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    Please consider working with a good editor. Great content easily can be obscured by imperfect language.
     
  6. rcmodel

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    I was kinda wondering where you got all that firearms knowledge to be writing authoritative books on that many firearms & ballistics subjects.

    I've been a student of the gun for more then 50 years.
    And I could not do justice to any one of the 17 subjects you picked to write 17 books about!

    rc
     
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    The first assault rifle was the StG44 which stands for Sturmgewehr thus StG literally translated into assault rifle. The garand was also selective fire so was the 30M2 but neither was an assault rifle.

    Sniper rifles may have features that are not allowed in competition rifles and hunting/bolt action rifles may lack desirable features.

    Regards
    WAH
     
  8. winfried

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    Dave thanks but no. I have published technical things with imperfect language, but my first 500 page book became a collectors item and sold for 15 times the new price.
    An editor could make outright dangerous changes, which if not spotted by me could result in a gun blowing up, and then what? My fault or his?
    What I will do is give the drafts to knowledgeable people for proofreading and suggestion.

    Regards

    WAH
     
  9. winfried

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    @rcmodel, I have a authoritative book by Sellier about gunshot wounds. In it are more than 1200 references to other peoples research. In my first 500 page book I have three references about simple issues which were too simple for me to do myself, all other material is my own.

    Admittedly, there is one thing I am not sure of, and that is the early date of 608 BC for the use of fire arms. There appears to have been a massive breech block in a museum in Darmstadt. It is gone, whether the Nazis melted it down or the Allies took it, i do not know, but a written record with translation of the inscription I found published in 1886

    Regards

    WAH
     
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    Owen, not really, I have most of the material already. WQhat I am more concerned about is how I can contact every single police department and ever gunsmith and every member of shooting clubs. If you like PM me and I put you on the list of proof readers.

    Regards

    WAH
     
  11. max popenker

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    since I did some research on the subject, may I offer some insight here?

    StG-44 was the first mass-produced automatic carbine to be specifically named "Assault rifle" (for pure propaganda purposes; technically speaking it was still a MaschinenKarabiner like its MkB.42 predecessors), but it was far from being the first of the same concept ("automatic carbine firing reduced power rifle ammunition")

    First prototype automatic carbines firing specially designed reduced power rifle cartridges were built as early as 1918, and by mid-1920s similar experiments were conducted in several countries such as France, Italy, USA and Switzerland

    Also, mixing up "assault rifles" in one volume with shotguns, while omitting semi-automatic rifles and automatic rifles firing standard ("full-power") rifle ammunition sounds strange to me.
     
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    I am very happy to see the possibility of there being more books about guns on the market. 17 books might prove to be a little much, but if you can do it more power to you. Let me know if you need another proof reader, as I have taken several college level English classes.
     
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    Actually it's literally translated to "Storm Rifle". From what I've read "Assault Rifle" is a term that was used later on.
     
  14. RON in PA

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    Re: post #7, the M1 Garand is not a selective fire weapon and for you to make such a statement makes me wonder about your knowledge base. The M 14, the post WW2 derivative of the M1 was originally selective fire, but later changed to semi-auto.
     
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    I smell a scam or a troll. No offense.
     
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    Thank you very much for your kind offer. I will gladly take your offer and of course you get an honorable mention in the publications.
    I will pm you with my email address and will give you access to my incomplete website so that you can have an idea and maybe defend me when some people here accuse me of attempting a scam which highly offends me..

    Winfried
     
  17. winfried

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    How can I not take offense if I am accused of running a scam?
     
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    Nop Sir, Sturm has two meanings, one is a high wind derived from this is stuermen = attacking = assaulting. So Sturmgewehr still means nothing else but assault rifle.

    Regards Winfried
     
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    No matter what you say, Garands of whatever origin were sold here, whether modified or malfunctioning, I have seen at least one firing full auto, but I did not pay particular attention to this rifle, but I might be able to still trace that Garand. Is is like saying all H&K G3 were selective, no 1000's were semi-auto only.
     
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    I am aware of all that, but you got a few things wrong. Journalist often refer to assault rifles as machine guns. However, the definition of a machine gun or sub machine guns is they fire from an open bolt wheres assault rifles fire from a closed bolt. There are two exceptions tot hat. one was the FG42 (Fallschirmjaeger Gewehr) which fired from open bolt on auto and closed bolt on semi. The othe is the MP5 which fires froma closed bolt and thus should be called an assault pistol really, but I am not going to push this issue.

    These books are not so much about models and minor changes, but operating principles and the practical use and ballistics.

    Regards

    Winfried
     
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    If you saw a Garand firing full auto, you saw a malfunctioning Garand.
     
  22. hartcreek

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    I too am smelling scam. As a published author myself I would not be bragging about selling 6000 books as that is quite a tiny number.
     
  23. mnrivrat

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    I think many of us are interested in firearm books that expand our knowlege, and enjoyment of the shooting sports . Self defense use is also a primary field and what you are taking on seems to be a massive undertaking. I wish you much success for your efforts.

    You asked a simple question regarding interest. I hope you continue to get answers that reflect your question rather than retoric with attempts to destroy your credability over a single technical issue. Proof reading can be done at a more appropriate time, and scam claims can be addressed when, and if, you seek financial backing.

    Is what may have rang the skeptic bell . If you are seaking financial assistence from folks here ,your product will likely die on the vine.
     
  24. max popenker

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    Okay, and what's the source of these definitions?
    Because, you know, I happen to write and publish books on exactly these subjects (Assault rifles, Machine guns, and Submachine guns), and I must tell that your definitions are wrong

    1st, German 7.92x33mm MKb.42 rifles were open bolt weapons. Are you implying that these were SMGs or MGs but not "assault rifles"?

    2nd, there are more than few machine guns and subguns that fire from closed bolt, i.e. Maxim, Browning M1917 and M1919, Browning M2HB, as well as HK MP5, HK UMP, PP-19 Vityaz (and there's much more "exceptions" like tehse to your "definition", believe me)

    Judging by your definitions and attempts to group "assault rifles" with shotguns in one volume instead of grouping them with other rifles (semi- and full-automatic) makes me wondering about usefulness of your works.

    so, can you please share a sample chapter (or at least several pages) of your existing works? It would be much easier to evaluate them that way.

    Maybe I'm all wrong and you indeed did a great explanations of "operating principles and the practical use and ballistics"?
     
  25. winfried

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    some example

    This is not complete, just a draft of an excerpt
     

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