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     Does anyone know where I can get the George Madis book…The Sight Book?  I cannot find it anywhere.  Is it out of print?  There is one on ebay for 1000.00.  Ill buy another gun for that instead of a book.  I checked on isdabooks to no avail.  Thanks for any info.

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There’s one on eBay right now with 1 bid for $19.95

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Winchester nut said 
    There is one on ebay for 1000.00. 

Ask the seller if he’d give you $100 for another copy in like-new cond., which you have to sell fast to settle an estate; then you’ll find out what it’s really worth.

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Yes’sir I found the one on ebay and currently bidding on it.  Thanks for the response.

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I just bought this book from ebay seller kickapoocreekcountycompany.  The book arrived in new condition.  Quick shipping with tracking.  I just used the BIN feature instead of trying to get a “deal”.  Paid $40 in total.  It’s worth it if you are into sights and a very good complement to Stroeel’s book.

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That’s a good price. I bought mine on Amazon for $50 a couple years ago.

They were being sold by WACA for $20 a while back. They must be out now.   

The book has many errors, but it is a good reference. Strobels book is better, but much heavier. Big Larry

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Stroebel’s has more information than Madis’ but the ideal situation is to use the two in conjunction with one another.

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Big Larry said 

The book has many errors, but it is a good reference. Strobels book is better, but much heavier. Big Larry  

More errors than Stroebel! 

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I have found that the best source of information in regards to what was standard and optional for each model, are the original (or reproduction) Winchester catalogs. There are numerous errors in both the Madis and Stroebel books.

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