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Winchester lever legacy (Hardcover) by Clyde Williamson
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March 15, 2015 - 8:53 pm
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 Winchester lever legacy (Hardcover) by Clyde Williamson

Any feedback on this book?. Sounds like its from a shooters perspective and loading data. Anyone know of availability in Canada?

 

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I believe Win 38-55 recommended that book to me awhile ago.  He also recommended I get a chronograph awhile ago too and I’m just getting around to that now!

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  I purchased my  book from Clyde years ago.Great book for any one interested in loads for the old rifles.

 They show up on e bay from time to time.

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  I purchased my  book from Clyde years ago.Great book for any one interested in loads for the old rifles.

 They show up on e bay from time to time.

I did the same back in 1988 when it came out. I enjoyed his stories and loading data! Worth getting, he seemed to be a real character!

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  Clyde was a very interesting fellow.I had a few conversations with him over the telephone.Very knowledgeable and friendly.

 He was going to publish an update  to the book, containing more information on the cartridges he felt needed more testing at the time he had his book published.To my knowledge this update was never published.Perhaps someone knows for sure.

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I have enjoyed his book over and over again. I like his down-to-earth writing style. I will put in a word of warning, however. I think a lot of his loads were pretty hot. I would cross reference his loads with other published loads.

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Clyde lived close to me, and I would go shoot with him occasionally, and I let him use two of my Winchesters that he put in his book.  I also had the pleasure of visiting with George Madis when he came down here to Clyde’s house. I think Clyde’s widow continued to sell some books after his death, but I don’t know if she still does. You can find the book using online book searches. 

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Oakridge, you are a fortunate man to have been able to spend time with Clyde Williamson and George Madis. There is a great photo on page 76 of his book, with Clyde, George Madis, and several other fellows, all holding old Winchesters. Which of your two guns made it into his book? Did you make it into his book as well? 

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Oakridge, you are a fortunate man to have been able to spend time with Clyde Williamson and George Madis. There is a great photo on page 76 of his book, with Clyde, George Madis, and several other fellows, all holding old Winchesters. Which of your two guns made it into his book? Did you make it into his book as well? 

No, I didn’t make it into the book. I shot with him a few times, and was down there one day that George Madis was there. Clyde called and told me to come out, because he knew I wanted to meet George. Clyde was a farmer and spent all his off time shooting – I mean he shot every day, unless it was storming or he was somewhere else hunting. A friend, John Laughlin, that lived down the road from Clyde, had a few Winchesters, and helped Clyde all the time. They would shoot, work up loads, and keep records at Clyde’s range, which was right outside his back door. Clyde used my Win. Mod. 64, .219 Zipper, and the other may have been an ’86. I’ll have to look in the book to refresh my memory.

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Thanks Roy  I have tried Amazon who wont ship to Canada. We also have an Amazon .ca affiliate up here that has limited stock (not this book for instance) and are about double in price , when they do. Getting shipment from US is getting more difficult all the time , and prices are skyrocketing, partly because of the spreading $ but partly  price markup and opportunity. also high shipping,  DUTY,  TAXES ,

Anything that mentions Gun or Shooting forget it. Even Brass and scopes ,  No shipping.     Ebay doesnt ship to Canada either, unless you can make a private deal with the seller

Lucky for me that in the last few years I have imported lots of products,  such as Tang sights from US when it was cheaper and easier

 

You take it for granted , but you have great prices ,  cheap shipping ,and availability ,in a large competitive Consumer market

I can still do OK when an individual and I make a deal and they send it by MAIL only , so if anyone has an extra book to sell please PM me

 

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Some of you may be interested in seeing Clyde Williamson’s headstone. Here is a link, or a photo, whichever:

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54 years old…why so young?

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mrcvs said

54 years old…why so young?

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Thanks guys. I found a good Samaritan to smuggle me up a Copy.Should be here in a month, unless he reads it first I was surprised to pay about $20 more due to the coincidental flurry of interest in the book on Amazon. Still think the $95 price must be pretty good, compared to the list price of almost double, and even used copies start at $158.

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I think you will enjoy reading through it and then referring back to it many times in the years to come. I would not want to part with mine.

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I received my copy from Amazon a couple days ago. Excellent book….LOTS of pages. But most are full size pages of targets. More research and loads for jacketed bullets than interest me as I’m a lead bullet shooter. But I found it a good read………..

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28 gauge said
  I purchased my  book from Clyde years ago.Great book for any one interested in loads for the old rifles.

 They show up on e bay from time to time.  

Glad to know your enjoying the book.

Dad passed some years back

Clyde Williamson (son)

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28 gauge said
  Clyde was a very interesting fellow.I had a few conversations with him over the telephone.Very knowledgeable and friendly.

 He was going to publish an update  to the book, containing more information on the cartridges he felt needed more testing at the time he had his book published.To my knowledge this update was never published.Perhaps someone knows for sure.  

I have the update, I may publish it in another 6 months or so. I’ve continued some of his test to completion and added more recent better rounded loads. 

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 Hello Clyde.Nice to hear you are keeping on with the work of your Dad.Your Dad left us Winchester people all too soon.Still find myself running to his book,to check on information I need or just to look over things.Please put me at the top of the list when you publish your latest work to sell.:)

 

 I still have some ammunition I purchased from your Dad, as well as a key chain made from a 25-20 case, after it was no longer useful to reload,that your Dad gave me.Never met your Dad in person,but as I said before, I spoke to him on the phone a few times.Would have liked very much to have met the man.

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