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Does anyone have this sight book below and your thoughts on it ?

Winchester Standard Sight Equipment (paulinemuerrle.com)

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As a “sight guy”, I do have a copy. The illustrations are not “clear & crisp” in my copy.  Personally, I prefer the Madis sight book, keeping a copy in my inventory show case for reference.  It’s small & concise, but it’s getting scarce & expensive.  The American Rifle Sight book by Tom Rule is a wonderful resource. 370 pages, high quality photo’s and scarcity ratings. It covers most factory gun sights, major aftermarket as well as smaller sight makers.  There are a few “mis-identified” sights.  The initial published price was $100… it can still be found online for $150… and money well spent.

https://www.gunshowbooks.com/american-rifle-sights

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RickC said
Does anyone have this sight book below and your thoughts on it ?

Winchester Standard Sight Equipment (paulinemuerrle.com)

It is a faithful recreation / reproduction of a factory document for sights. Everything but the cover is a copy of a factory document. 

It is nice document to have a copy of in my opinion. You know the terms used in it are factory terms used in the 1917 time period and not merely someone’s or an author’s opinion. It is by no means a book written for entertainment but a historical document of sights used on the noted models.

If you’re looking for a very descriptive book with lots of fancy photography, this is not that book.

Sincerely,

Maverick

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