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Inventory of the Winchester Firearms Reference Collection
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Would anyone know much about this book ? I’m told only 500 were made but this one isn’t numbered as shown. I would like some info on it if possible.

I dont know how to post pics so if someone can post that would be great Thank you !

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Would anyone know much about this book ? I’m told only 500 were made but this one isn’t numbered as shown. I would like some info on it if possible.

I dont know how to post pics so if someone can post that would be great Thank you !

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My copy of it is numbered #20.

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 I have 3 copies and all do not have anything written on the blank line.

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 I have 3 copies and all do not have anything written on the blank line.

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Mine is the same nothing marked. Is it a very desirable book ?

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It has a lot of interesting guns and side notes with them and if you have a gun that is in there its priceless. I have inventory #274.

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There are three of them on ebay right now from $100 to $300 Buy it Now.

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 I have 3 copies and all do not have anything written on the blank line.

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Well mine too. Although I’m contemplating mine might be number 1 momentarily!Wink

I thoroughly enjoy my copy, well used and marked up with notes. Its somewhat a shame in my mind that not all the pieces are still in one collection.

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Maverick said Well mine too. Although I’m contemplating mine might be number 1 momentarily!Wink

Who can prove it isn’t?  Printing “extra” un-numbered copies of “limited ed” books & prints is common practice in the publishing industry.  Publishers sold them (discretely) to dealers. 

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There are three of them on ebay right now from $100 to $300 Buy it Now.

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Bob, is this book worth buying?  I bid on one last year but didn’t get it.  I don’t remember the hammer price?

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Yes it is. Real interesting stuff they have in it. I have come across guns with the metal inventory tags on them that match to the book. The one for $100 sold this morning which was a no brainer price. There are the two at $250 and $300 left. If I sell the gun the book would go with it so I bought extra copies to keep. Here is my gun with the tag.

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I paid  300  for  my  copy,    blank space  of 500..

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