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September 21, 2023 - 2:16 pm
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FYI, I purchased THE WINCHESTER BOOK 1of 1000 in 1985 and recently purchased THE WINCHESTER BOOK 1961 edition 8th printing 1969. The quality of the printing in the 1st edition is striking. The later edition , although more comprehensive, is nowhere close to the 1961 edition. I paid $35 for the 1961 edition and am glad I got it. Don

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I had the 1st ed. (no more) & found it far more pleasant to read & handle than the huge later eds, which should have been printed in 2 vols.

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Warts and all, Madis’ 1985 edition is probably one of the most important books in my little reference library. Madis obviously examined many thousands of Winchesters, including some truly exceptional examples. We have since learned that some of his sources were not accurate and a wealth of information has surfaced since he wrote his book some 50+ years ago. Madis added fuel and fanned the flames in this fledgling collector and I’ll always be in awe of his eye for detail. I’m glad his family has opted to reprint his book, I hope it brings many more collectors into the affliction I’ve enjoyed since I first read his book.

 

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TXGunNut said
 I’m glad his family has opted to reprint his book,

Mike

Where did you hear that they are going to Reprint the Winchester Book?

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Maverick said

TXGunNut said

 I’m glad his family has opted to reprint his book,

Mike

Where did you hear that they are going to Reprint the Winchester Book?

Sincerely,

Maverick

  

I believe I have seen some offered for sale in last several months. Quality seemed to be a bit disappointing and the associated addresses led me to believe family was involved.

 

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