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September 30, 2021
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Good evening all, the newest items I’ve added are two books by Herbert Houze, The Winchester Model 52 ( softcover) and Single Shot Rifles and a Winchester Model 52. The 52 is a pre-A, made in late 1934 I think. When I figure out how to post a picture I’ll show it.

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October 3, 2021
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Welcome to the forum! You will find many knowledgeable, helpful people here. For example I keep this note card nearby.

1) Take good, focused, well lit photos

2) Send to e-mail

3) Right click on photo and save as…..name attachment

4) Open topic you wish to post pictures

5) Click on +add files

6) Select pictures

7) Submit

Works for me.

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October 4, 2021
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Thanks Darrin!

So here’s a picture of the Model 52, it’s a Pre A.  Next picture is the 52 with my Model 69, I believe it’s a 1936 or 1937 manufacture. Last picture is those two with my 1960 Model 70 Featherweight .270, I’ve only had it for a few months so it’s new to me too.

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October 5, 2021
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Welcome! Good call on the books, a good reference library is an essential part of a good collection, IMHO.

 

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October 5, 2021
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TXGunNut said
Welcome! Good call on the books, a good reference library is an essential part of a good collection, IMHO. 

I hope you don’t mean we shouldn’t expect to get it for free on the internet!   Buying books–SO archaic!

October 6, 2021
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AlleghenyMountain said
Good evening all, the newest items I’ve added are two books by Herbert Houze, The Winchester Model 52 ( softcover) and Single Shot Rifles and a Winchester Model 52. The 52 is a pre-A, made in late 1934 I think. When I figure out how to post a picture I’ll show it.  

Herbert Houze publications are well respected. The Madis publications fall far short when it comes to the correct production numbers & configurations. Some good Winchester info but don’t invest in his numbers.

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October 8, 2021
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clarence said

TXGunNut said
Welcome! Good call on the books, a good reference library is an essential part of a good collection, IMHO. 

I hope you don’t mean we shouldn’t expect to get it for free on the internet!   Buying books–SO archaic!  

Maybe so, but this old guy (did I really say that?!?) got pretty excited recently when another member shipped him some Model 12 books. Bert made my day (trip?) at Cody with Williamson’s Winchester book. Still reading it, Bert. Awesome case study of Winchester from a business/economics POV. Very tedious at times but has helped me understand a flaw in my employer’s business plan. Good reference books are often out of print and can be expensive. More than one has saved me from an expensive mistake or helped me recognize an overlooked treasure. On top of that they’re cheap entertainment. Worth every penny I’ve invested in them!

Books are quite possibly obsolete, Clarence. Over 20 (30?) years ago I went back to college. One day I ventured into the university library to do a bit of research. I noticed lots of students sitting around, waiting. It seems the computer system was down. I didn’t know how to find a book on the computer system but I was apparently the only one who could find one using the card files. Today I suspect the card files are gone. Dewey who?

I utilize the internet daily for work-related research but IMHO when you collect old stuff you need old books. 

 

Mike

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October 8, 2021
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Pretty much stuck to the 600 and 900 sections.

October 9, 2021
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I work on the fringes of 600 and my investments in that area are doing well. 900 is where I spend my down time.

 

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