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Old 10-13-2016, 04:51 PM   #1
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I"ve made a million people aware of

how easy it is to make high-grade silencers, especially for the .22 and how easy it is to thread barrels, without the services of a machineshop. That has earned me the undying enmity of a lot of silencer makers and a lot of guys who want to sell you the cans that they paid 3-4x too much for! :-)
 
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:18 PM   #2
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I thought yours came out in the early or mid 90's; don't some of the guys from before you get some of the credit?
 
Old 10-13-2016, 05:24 PM   #3
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I just checked amazon. They list your .22 book, your .45 book and your mini-14 book as 1994, 1995, and 1997 respectively; as do the interior pages of the books themselves. (You can preview the first few pages.)

I've read your books and probably still have them packed away somewhere; they're interesting enough, but the mid-90's isn't exactly 'pioneer' times in terms of suppressors, even home-built ones.
 
 
Old 10-14-2016, 08:36 AM   #4
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Melvin, You are truly a legend in your own mind! If you actually wrote those books why is your name not on them?
 
Old 10-14-2016, 11:30 AM   #5
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Was there a publisher that paid for these books, or was it a Vanity press deal?
 
Old 10-14-2016, 12:41 PM   #6
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Paladin. I don't know how their publishing structure or royalty (if any) structure works.
 
Old 10-14-2016, 02:37 PM   #7
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why isn't Melvin's name attached then?
 
Old 10-14-2016, 03:24 PM   #8
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A big percentage of the more 'fringe' Paladin books are under pseudonyms; whether for privacy or to feed some fantasy, I can't say.

I've read the .22 and the mini-14 books, and have pretty much no doubt he wrote them.
 
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Robert K. Brown, of Soldier of Fortune magazine fame, was one of the founders of Paladin press, and yes it was a Vanity press deal. They would refer you to a printer and then advertise your book at a cost of printing plus a percentage of any book that was sold. The writer paid the freight whether a book sold or not.
 
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