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« on: October 21, 2017, 08:32:38 pm »


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I should probably have asked this question earlier, since I already ordered a copy of this book, but has anyone seen this one?  I had to swallow hard at the price, but this review was so positive that I decided to go for it.  I suspect that Sellers' book may be a better reference, but I appreciated Marcot's book on Spencer firearms enough to order this one sight-unseen.

http://www.historynet.com/book-review-sharps-firearms.htm

I'm not the Sharps expert that others here are, so my demands for detailed information are rather low, but this book looked like it might strike a balance between reference book and coffee table book.

Any thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 08:20:31 pm »

I don't know either, but I ordered one also from Track of the Wolf.  Jw
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 09:10:29 pm »

I ordered one also from Track of the Wolf.  Jw

I'll be interested to hear your opinion. As I said, I'm far from being a Sharps expert; my review will likely consist of, "Oooh. Pretty pictures!"  I managed to find an autographed copy on Abebooks.com for the same price. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 08:24:06 am »

 I've had one since they first came out. The pictures alone are worth the price, and the information in that book is well worth twice the price.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 09:55:11 am »

That's good to know.  Thanks.

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 10:01:10 am »

One of the most interesting things brought out in that book, is the popularity of the "Big 50" myth being pretty much debunked. Sharps only chambered a total of 700 74 rifles. The 45-70 was the most produced chamber, barely edging out the 44-77.
 Tons and tons of good info in there.
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2017, 09:52:53 pm »

My copy arrived today.  Wow! This looks like an excellent book! I encourage others to consider the purchase.  Pardon me while I disappear for the next six months or so...

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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 12:42:57 pm »

Well worth the price, and it is only volume 1 in a series of 4 !  Jw
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