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    Old manuals

    Here are some old manuals I have. Some I bought when they were new, others I found at flea markets.Click image for larger version. 

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    I recognize some and I see others I'd like to own! Nice collection.
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    Here are some of my older reloading handbooks. I have missplaced the cover of the Lyman Cast Bullet manual and the Lyman manual on the right.
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    Nice !

    I have a few as well
    I'm looking for Lyman Truline Jr / 310 dies. PM me if you have any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quack1 View Post
    Here are some old manuals I have. Some I bought when they were new, others I found at flea markets.Click image for larger version. 

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    The Hornady manual , with the fellow wearing a cowboy hat , looking through binoculars, top right , was Hornady's first manual , printed in 1967 and only contained data for rifle cartridges !
    This was my first manual and I still have it.....it was one of the few back then that had data for the 7.5 Schmidt Rubin 1896/11 rifles that flooded the market. $29.95 got you a rifle at the Army Navy Surplus store. My first rifle, and I still have it also !
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    I want the 2 Hodgdon ones i dont have!! I am always looking at garage sales etc. for old loading manuals.

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    Those Speer Wildcat manuals are getting hard to find now. I passed several up in the past but the next one I find at a decent price is going home with me. james

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwpercle View Post
    The Hornady manual , with the fellow wearing a cowboy hat , looking through binoculars, top right , was Hornady's first manual , printed in 1967 and only contained data for rifle cartridges !
    This was my first manual and I still have it.....it was one of the few back then that had data for the 7.5 Schmidt Rubin 1896/11 rifles that flooded the market. $29.95 got you a rifle at the Army Navy Surplus store. My first rifle, and I still have it also !
    Gary
    I didn't know that Hornady manual was their first. That's one of the ones I bought new.
    I saw the Hodgdon with the pressure barrel and the Speer with the guy and kid for sale at a local gunshow yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOPHER SLAYER View Post
    Here are some of my older reloading handbooks. I have missplaced the cover of the Lyman Cast Bullet manual and the Lyman manual on the right.
    Where number one for the Parker's manuals.

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    I just ordered an old Sierre #2 manual. Looking forward to looking it over. james

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    Hi!
    Do any of these reloading manuals show loading data for the German 9.3 X 72 Rimmed? This is not the more powerful 9.3 X 74R
    Thanks!
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    Here are a few from my shelf.




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    What are these old manuals going for? I have some doubles and triples of various ones I may part with or trade off.
    Jeff

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    I think these older manuals are a great resource to have, I am constantly using them to cross reference load data from newer manuals, there are a lot of differences in some of the data, I think the newer manuals are no where near the max limits on a good portion of the loads they list. I think lawyers have edited reloading manuals for at least the last 20 years

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    Please copy these to our files to share only in our group in a off or word format.

    Old Reloading Data Manuals.

    Texan Reloader Manual with clear parts lists.

    Pacific Reloader Manuals with clear parts list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSH View Post
    What are these old manuals going for? I have some doubles and triples of various ones I may part with or trade off.
    Jeff
    Sorta like first editions in literature or authors' semi-lost first books, the first manuals by a given company tend to bring relatively fat prices.
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    I have a couple older manuals a Lyman 45th is my favorite

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    I have a couple older manuals a Lyman 45th is my favorite
    I currently have a Lyman 44th & Ruth editions


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    I have that oldest Hornady manual; autographed by JW Hornady, which I always thought was pretty cool. I regret not keeping my fathers' Speer #7 (?), as my more-modern Speer (#11 IIRC) manual had eliminated many good loads that were in the older manuals.

    I also have a pretty wild PO Ackley manual from about the same time. Some of those loadings look pretty crazy to me these days - including 'how did he fit /that much/ powder in the case' ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by quack1 View Post
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    I wanted to ask if anyone has a reloading manual that has any pictures of the Texan Loadmaster Model T - 7 hole Turret Reloading Press.
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