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 Mike, That 26 pages will help you a lot. PM me your address and I’ll send you a poor copy. T/R

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Maverick said

Yearout’s monogram is out of print. On occasion copies will be sold on Ebay or at some gun auction lots. 

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I’m looking for a book to help me understand the growing number of Winchester reloading tools and bullet moulds taking up residence on my coffee table. 
Mike

RoweCurtisBK.jpgImage Enlarger Tom Rowe & Ed Curtis Reloading Tool book is a good book that covers the broad strokes of most of the manufacturers including Winchester. You can find it on Amazon, Ebay, etc.

I’m still planning on publishing and working on my book on the topic. But it is still a process.

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Thanks Maverick! I know you’re working on a book and will buy a copy at the earliest opportunity. It seems I enjoy collecting reference books as much as I enjoy collecting Winchester firearms and lately, Winchester loading tools. I’ve learned that some reference books pay for themselves by helping to guide buying decisions. I still think of Amazon as a reseller of out-of-print books. I’m trying to use Abe and other sources but have been pretty happy with Amazon. 

 

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 Mike, That 26 pages will help you a lot. PM me your address and I’ll send you a poor copy. T/R  

Thanks!

 

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I have no knowledge of this book.  I just saw it listed today.  Call Randy to get details.

Duckett’s Publications | Rdgunbooks / Duckett’s Publications

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Brady,

I thought I would add these pictures of my 1891 reloading tools and bullet molds so everyone could see them. Not sure how many pictures I can down load at one time. Here are the first three sets. 32-40, 38-55 and 38-56. I have to attend to some things for the Mrs. so it will be awhile before my next post. I hope this adds to the survey.

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Brady,

Here are the next set of pics. 40-60, 40-82 and the 45-70 set. Like I said I do not have the 45-70 500 bullet mold.

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Brady,

This is the last group of pics. They include the 45-90 and 50-110 EX. If you need any other angles from what I have shown let me know I will be happy to provide. I have also included a pic of one wall of my gun room showing how I display the reloading tools.

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I just got a wooden handled bullet mold.  There is no patent date, just Manufactured by the Winchester Rep. Arms Co…. on the block.  The handle engraving reads:

38 COLTS LIGHTNING

Is this of any interest or rare?  

 

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Yes, Thank you for contributing to my survey. It is indeed of interest to me. I wouldn’t call it “Rare” more like “Scarce”. You have what collectors call the 5th Model Mold. It should have the standard “3-Line Address” on the right side of the mold block. There is no patent date, nor should there be. I have yet to find any record in the US Patent Office of any Winchester Bullet Mold as having been patented by the Company. I have only ever found one mold with a patent date. It was on the bottom side of the sprue cutter. But I can’t determine what patent that date corresponds to, if it does at all.

Can you please post, PM, or email me pictures of the mold cavity and close ups of the Caliber marking?

Are you sure it is “.38” and not “.32”? As the caliber marking is hard to make out from the photo.

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Sure, the mold seems to measure about .368. Allowing for the lead shrinkage of a cast bullet, I’d say it’s a .357.  It definitely is a .38.  I measured it because I know the Colt Lightning revolvers used two diameters, settling later on the .357.  

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I purchased this 1880 1st issue tool at the CGCA show in Colorado Springs.  It’s a daisy!  No Winchester markings, just the caliber and patent date.  No decapper pin.

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It is a Dandy for certain. That is about as good as it gets concerning condition. Not to bad for being 140+/- years old.

It was likely made between late 1880-1882, sometime in 1883 they started putting the 3-line address on them. They also made some earlier ones that are the pre-patent date of Sept. 1880. 

At least it still has the Berdan chisel de-capper. Those are often broken or missing.

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Bill Hockett said
I purchased this 1880 1st issue tool at the CGCA show in Colorado Springs.  It’s a daisy!  No Winchester markings, just the caliber and patent date.  No decapper pin.

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Wow. Congrats.

 

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