Normally, this being Saturday, I'd be going into town. But I'm not really in need of anything from town, and it's not worth making that long drive just to have a hamburger and french fries at the cafe. So today I'll stay around the place. It's nice outside, cool and breezy. In a bit I'll go out to my table under the trees and smoke my pipe for a bit. Anything that needs doing, doesn't need it urgently and can be held in abeyance until Monday.
Buffalo Bullet Company says they have it for $54.00, but I have found in the past that small companies like that are sometimes less than completely honest about in stock issues. They want you to pay for the book so you will buy it from them, so they say they have it when they don't. I usually try to buy from Amazon if I can because they don't do that kind of thing. What's special about this book is that it doesn't just give information on the weapon, but it gives load data. Something people don't realize is the fact that a gun with a gas system may not operate properly with every load. You can destroy the operating rod on an M1 Garand by firing too powerful a load in it. My MAS 49 / 56 is so temperamental it will only operate on special loads or French military surplus ammo. I do have load data from regular reloading manuals for my guns, but Mike Venturino is well known in the firearms world, and I'd like to have his book. The load data is a great extra.