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I’m inquiring if anyone has a copy at a reasonable price that they are willing to sell? I am surprised this book is out of print after only a few years.  I fully understand that the asking price on out of print copies are relatively high.  But are they actually selling at that price?

I do not own a Winchester 1895 at this time, nor have I ever owned one.  If one with condition came along at the right price, I would certainly buy it.

But I only have a casual interest in this model.  The original sale price of $79 certainly wouldn’t have broken the bank.  But I never got around to ordering a copy since I didn’t actually expect it to go out of print for awhile.

I maintain a decent library relative to firearms, many related to makes and models I’ll never own, just so I remain well versed.  However, there’s a difference between ponying up for a good book that relates to makes and models I own vs those I only have a casual interest in.  Please let me know if you have one for sale at a “reasonable” price.

I thank you in advance.

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Good luck, I don’t know what’s involved in a second printing but I suppose it could happen. I don’t believe the authors are benefitting from the prices we’re seeing on the secondary market and that’s an issue for me. 1895’s are not currently a focus of my collecting activities but the book is an important part of my growing reference library. I’ve had a few interesting 1895’s, bought a very nice shooter in Cody last year but I probably won’t pay the price of a nice original. They’re nice rifles and Kassab & Dunbar have raised interest with their excellent book. The photos are simply awesome, for me worth the original price of the book. The chapters written by other collectors are a nice bonus with valuable insight in those areas. With the state of the 1895 market today if I was interested in collecting the best examples extant I’d swallow hard and pay the asking price on the secondary market. With the asking prices of the nicer 1895’s and my limited knowledge of the model it would be a worthwhile investment in my case.

 

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“I don’t believe the authors are benefitting from the prices we’re seeing on the secondary market and that’s an issue for me.”

Rest easy Mike. Looks like Rob has it covered.

https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/parts-ammo-accessories/books-and-magazines/winchester-model-1895-last-of-the-classic-lever-actions-book.cfm?gun_id=102081002&cdn_bp=1

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I’m inquiring if anyone has a copy at a reasonable price that they are willing to sell? I am surprised this book is out of print after only a few years.  I fully understand that the asking price on out of print copies are relatively high.  But are they actually selling at that price?

I do not own a Winchester 1895 at this time, nor have I ever owned one.  If one with condition came along at the right price, I would certainly buy it.

But I only have a casual interest in this model.  The original sale price of $79 certainly wouldn’t have broken the bank.  But I never got around to ordering a copy since I didn’t actually expect it to go out of print for awhile.

I maintain a decent library relative to firearms, many related to makes and models I’ll never own, just so I remain well versed.  However, there’s a difference between ponying up for a good book that relates to makes and models I own vs those I only have a casual interest in.  Please let me know if you have one for sale at a “reasonable” price.

I thank you in advance.

  

I have one still in shipping carton $135 SOLD To antler1

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Why did this book go out of print so quickly? 3 years or so isn’t long.  Or, why isn’t a second edition forthcoming?

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mrcvs said

I’m inquiring if anyone has a copy at a reasonable price that they are willing to sell? I am surprised this book is out of print after only a few years.  I fully understand that the asking price on out of print copies are relatively high.  But are they actually selling at that price?

I do not own a Winchester 1895 at this time, nor have I ever owned one.  If one with condition came along at the right price, I would certainly buy it.

But I only have a casual interest in this model.  The original sale price of $79 certainly wouldn’t have broken the bank.  But I never got around to ordering a copy since I didn’t actually expect it to go out of print for awhile.

I maintain a decent library relative to firearms, many related to makes and models I’ll never own, just so I remain well versed.  However, there’s a difference between ponying up for a good book that relates to makes and models I own vs those I only have a casual interest in.  Please let me know if you have one for sale at a “reasonable” price.

I thank you in advance.

  

I have one still in shipping carton $135

  

I will purchase if still available

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antler1 said

cj57 said

mrcvs said

I’m inquiring if anyone has a copy at a reasonable price that they are willing to sell? I am surprised this book is out of print after only a few years.  I fully understand that the asking price on out of print copies are relatively high.  But are they actually selling at that price?

I do not own a Winchester 1895 at this time, nor have I ever owned one.  If one with condition came along at the right price, I would certainly buy it.

But I only have a casual interest in this model.  The original sale price of $79 certainly wouldn’t have broken the bank.  But I never got around to ordering a copy since I didn’t actually expect it to go out of print for awhile.

I maintain a decent library relative to firearms, many related to makes and models I’ll never own, just so I remain well versed.  However, there’s a difference between ponying up for a good book that relates to makes and models I own vs those I only have a casual interest in.  Please let me know if you have one for sale at a “reasonable” price.

I thank you in advance.

  

I have one still in shipping carton $135

  

I will purchase if still available

  

A low blow.  I already contacted this individual about purchasing this book.  I created the thread, you didn’t.  Apparently there are no gentlemen left.

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Darrin Smith said
“I don’t believe the authors are benefitting from the prices we’re seeing on the secondary market and that’s an issue for me.”

Rest easy Mike. Looks like Rob has it covered.

https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/parts-ammo-accessories/books-and-magazines/winchester-model-1895-last-of-the-classic-lever-actions-book.cfm?gun_id=102081002&cdn_bp=1

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And that’s a RIPOFF price!

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Ian, 

You were smart for jumping on that $135 offer!  Great price (in my opinion) for an outstanding book. 1895’s are not my focus either, but had to have a copy, especially since it covers the model 94/95 hybrid carbines.  I have 3 of the 4 variations of those and one of mine happens to be pictured in the book.

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mrcvs said

antler1 said

cj57 said

mrcvs said

I’m inquiring if anyone has a copy at a reasonable price that they are willing to sell? I am surprised this book is out of print after only a few years.  I fully understand that the asking price on out of print copies are relatively high.  But are they actually selling at that price?

I do not own a Winchester 1895 at this time, nor have I ever owned one.  If one with condition came along at the right price, I would certainly buy it.

But I only have a casual interest in this model.  The original sale price of $79 certainly wouldn’t have broken the bank.  But I never got around to ordering a copy since I didn’t actually expect it to go out of print for awhile.

I maintain a decent library relative to firearms, many related to makes and models I’ll never own, just so I remain well versed.  However, there’s a difference between ponying up for a good book that relates to makes and models I own vs those I only have a casual interest in.  Please let me know if you have one for sale at a “reasonable” price.

I thank you in advance.

  

I have one still in shipping carton $135

  

I will purchase if still available

  

A low blow.  I already contacted this individual about purchasing this book.  I created the thread, you didn’t.  Apparently there are no gentlemen left.

  

Sellers said initial contact tried to lowball so he let me have book. Pretty simple and fair to my thinking

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Ian, 

You were smart for jumping on that $135 offer!  Great price (in my opinion) for an outstanding book. 1895’s are not my focus either, but had to have a copy, especially since it covers the model 94/95 hybrid carbines.  I have 3 of the 4 variations of those and one of mine happens to be pictured in the book.

Don

  

I didn’t get it for $135.  That other jackass jump d into MY thread and snagged it before I got a chance.  I offered $110 to see what happens and was prepared to offer $135 if need be.

A LOW BLOW!!!  If he wanted it so badly he should have created his own thread.  What an a*****e!

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An unfortunate set of circumstances here for all parties involved and I will stay out of the dog-fight.  To prevent this from happening, it’s my best practice to respond via a PM to the member that is interested (whether buying or selling) than post offers or availability on the open forum.  We are all collectors (and hoarders ?) persuing the same treasure hunt.  Perhaps another member will jump in with an “extra” copy they would be willing to part with.  Best of luck…

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antler1 said

mrcvs said

antler1 said

cj57 said

mrcvs said

I’m inquiring if anyone has a copy at a reasonable price that they are willing to sell? I am surprised this book is out of print after only a few years.  I fully understand that the asking price on out of print copies are relatively high.  But are they actually selling at that price?

I do not own a Winchester 1895 at this time, nor have I ever owned one.  If one with condition came along at the right price, I would certainly buy it.

But I only have a casual interest in this model.  The original sale price of $79 certainly wouldn’t have broken the bank.  But I never got around to ordering a copy since I didn’t actually expect it to go out of print for awhile.

I maintain a decent library relative to firearms, many related to makes and models I’ll never own, just so I remain well versed.  However, there’s a difference between ponying up for a good book that relates to makes and models I own vs those I only have a casual interest in.  Please let me know if you have one for sale at a “reasonable” price.

I thank you in advance.

  

I have one still in shipping carton $135

  

I will purchase if still available

  

A low blow.  I already contacted this individual about purchasing this book.  I created the thread, you didn’t.  Apparently there are no gentlemen left.

  

Sellers said initial contact tried to lowball so he let me have book. Pretty simple and fair to my thinking

  

No it wasn’t!  This was my thread.  You should have created your own thread.  Low blow!

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Ian, 

You were smart for jumping on that $135 offer!  Great price (in my opinion) for an outstanding book. 1895’s are not my focus either, but had to have a copy, especially since it covers the model 94/95 hybrid carbines.  I have 3 of the 4 variations of those and one of mine happens to be pictured in the book.

Don

  

I didn’t get it for $135.  That other jackass jump d into MY thread and snagged it before I got a chance.  I offered $110 to see what happens and was prepared to offer $135 if need be.

A LOW BLOW!!!  If he wanted it so badly he should have created his own thread.  What an a*****e!

  

So you offered $110.00 and I’m the jackass who didn’t give you a chance to purchase??? Seller called me after pm

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antler1 said

mrcvs said

deerhunter said

Ian, 

You were smart for jumping on that $135 offer!  Great price (in my opinion) for an outstanding book. 1895’s are not my focus either, but had to have a copy, especially since it covers the model 94/95 hybrid carbines.  I have 3 of the 4 variations of those and one of mine happens to be pictured in the book.

Don

  

I didn’t get it for $135.  That other jackass jump d into MY thread and snagged it before I got a chance.  I offered $110 to see what happens and was prepared to offer $135 if need be.

A LOW BLOW!!!  If he wanted it so badly he should have created his own thread.  What an a*****e!

  

So you offered $110.00 and I’m the jackass who didn’t give you a chance to purchase??? Seller called me after pm

  

I was negotiating.  You had NO RIGHT to butt in!!!  Create your own thread!  If I was the moderator. I’d ban you permanently from the forum for this.

Would you like it if the same was done to you!  If you have ANY moral values you will let me have it for $135.  There was very little time involved here, it’s not like I waited hours or days to negotiate.  It’s not uncommon to be offered something and offer $25 less.

You know d**n well that wasn’t right.  I hope you are happy stepping on my toes.

CREATE YOUR OWN ORIGINAL THREAD NEXT TIME!!!  Im pissed at your purely unethical move!

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 Just wondering.Does any one know just how many copies of the 1895  book were made?

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28 gauge said
 Just wondering.Does any one know just how many copies of the 1895  book were made?

2000.  It’s surprising it sold out that quickly.  That works out to selling 2 or 3 a day 7 days a week which seems like a lot.

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Avoid the toe injury. Next time wear steel toe boots when negotiating!!!Laugh

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27 minutes from when I was offered the book and this scoundrel said he would take it.  The buyer could have been a gentleman and offered it to me and didn’t.  The seller should have realized I was negotiating, especially since there was very little time involved.  He did not.  An appropriate response to antler1 is I’d I didn’t want it, then he gets first dibs on it.

it wasn’t fair nor was it right.  I hope both the buyer and seller feel good about the dastardly way I was treated.

Who else is interested in selling this book in the $125 or less range?  Not sure why there aren’t MANY copies for sale on Amazon for $79 with a 12% discount, like another firearms book currently is.

Antler1, thank you for your purely SELFISH move!  Ch57, thank you for your haste to sell this book to antler1 and not being more patient.

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27 minutes from when I was offered the book and this scoundrel said he would take it.  The buyer could have been a gentleman and offered it to me and didn’t.  The seller should have realized I was negotiating, especially since there was very little time involved.  He did not.  An appropriate response to antler1 is I’d I didn’t want it, then he gets first dibs on it.

it wasn’t fair nor was it right.  I hope both the buyer and seller feel good about the dastardly way I was treated.

Who else is interested in selling this book in the $125 or less range?  Not sure why there aren’t MANY copies for sale on Amazon for $79 with a 12% discount, like another firearms book currently is.

Antler1, thank you for your purely SELFISH move!  Ch57, thank you for your haste to sell this book to antler1 and not being more patient.

  

Sir,

You asked if anyone would sell a copy at a reasonable price, I offered it to you at $135, a very reasonable price for an as new out of print book. You didn’t take my offer and counter offered $110 and I responded No Thanks, That’s it, I wasn’t negotiating on a something. I was just being nice to offer a fellow collector and WCA member. You should have afforded me a little respect after a giving you a very good offer. antler1 didn’t do anything wrong!

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