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    Handloaders Manual(1937) by E. Naramore online PDF file/ebook

    I was doing a search & found an old book about handloading that, as far as a search here goes, only had 2 mentions in the forum per the Advanced Search function.

    It is called, Handloaders Manual, and was written by Earl Naramore in circa 1936-1937. It was illustrated with "sketches" by Lt. Col. J Hatcher.

    Here is the link to the PDF file:
    https://ia800205.us.archive.org/1/it...ramore1943.pdf


    You can read it online like an "E-book" or you can download it like I did as well. (Look for the download link in the upper right corner of the PDF page when you open it.)

    Enjoy!

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    Note: Just this morning a link I had provided in a topic a while back, was found by another member to not work anymore. I suggest that if anyone is interested in these type of books, that you take the time to download these books, as they seem, from time to time, to disappear from access without fees. While this particular link is from what I believe to be the Internet Archive, {https://archive.org/ } it should be there for some time I would hope. But, like I said, on occasion, these things do "disappear or free access is removed, & if you do not act soon, that may be the case later on. Proceed as you like. I am just letting folks know.
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    Thanks, it's in my iBooks collection.
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    Thanks, I DL'd it, and may have it printed by Office Max.
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    You are both Welcome!


    I am glad there is at least some interest in this type of thing. I was wondering when I saw there were about 70 "looks" but no one had said anything about it until you two did.


    Thanks for taking the time & telling me you downloaded it for future reading & reference. That made posting it worth the while.


    I have been reading it a bit, but I have been pretty busy the last couple days & have not got too far into it, but I am enjoying it so far anyway. Hope you folks find it enjoyable as well!
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    President Reagan tells it like it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6MwPgPK7WQ

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    Got it downloaded and will be checking it out.

    Thanks,

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    It’s downloaded into the library of my iPad. Thanks very much. Now all I have to do is make sure Dale53 knows about it too. I know he’ll want a copy as well!

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    You are both, Welcome!


    I am enjoying reading it.
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    For the Fudds > "Those who appease a tiger, do so in the hope that the tiger will eat them last." -Winston Churchill.

    President Reagan tells it like it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6MwPgPK7WQ

    Phil Robertson explains the Wall: https://youtu.be/f9d1Wof7S4o

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    Thanks for that JB. Downloaded easy. Nothing like the one you helped me out with a year ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GregLaROCHE View Post
    Thanks for that JB. Downloaded easy. Nothing like the one you helped me out with a year ago.
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    Sure Greg! You are Welcome! Glad to hear it was not a hassle for ya.


    2nd Amend./U.S. Const. - "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

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    Restore the Republic!!!

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    President Reagan tells it like it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6MwPgPK7WQ

    Phil Robertson explains the Wall: https://youtu.be/f9d1Wof7S4o

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    I got it as well... nice find JB!!!!! ... I love some of the simple illustrations and discussions..

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    Very cool read.

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    I got an e-mail from Dale53 this morning letting me know that he too has downloaded a copy of Naramore into his iPad... this is the first time in recent memory I have been able to send him a reference to a neat download like this. Usually it's the other way around.

    I had some secondary references to Col Naramore with regard to his development of the Red Head press about the same time this book came out... he made it possible to use the old small size Lyman/Ideal dies on a bench tool even before the TruLine Jr came out if I have my dates correct. He must have done a huge amount of reloading and studying of reloading starting somewhere around 1930 or so. I'm glad to see this book come back to light since his work is so neglected when discussing reloading pioneers.

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    There are several versions of this book, by the way.
    I've checked "it" out using inter-library loan. One from U of Penn. One from Wisconsin. The one from UP was mostly industrial and the later one from Wisconsin was more reloading oriented.
    Both great.

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    Very interesting. That’s pretty much the first old manual I’ve seen. Not counting Townsend Whelen’s “Why not load your own?” I’ve got that one somewhere.

    Thanks for sharing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbosman View Post
    There are several versions of this book, by the way.
    I've checked "it" out using inter-library loan. One from U of Penn. One from Wisconsin. The one from UP was mostly industrial and the later one from Wisconsin was more reloading oriented.
    Both great.
    DBosman, what is “inter-library loan”, if you don’t mind? I will definitely ask at the Library the next time I’m there, but, is this something where you’re checking books out from out of state? I’ve never heard of or done that. That opens up a whole new world if it’s commonly available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8mmFan View Post
    DBosman, what is “inter-library loan”, if you don’t mind? I will definitely ask at the Library the next time I’m there, but, is this something where you’re checking books out from out of state? I’ve never heard of or done that. That opens up a whole new world if it’s commonly available.

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    I'll presume to answer this question if I might, as I've taken advantage of the service myself. Most, if not all libraries in the country have connections with one another by which books not in the inventory of one library can be requested for checkout from others who do. Usually, I have been able to get the odd ball book I wanted within a week or less, but I may have been lucky. If you go to a local public library, I would be somewhat surprised if you didn't have a similar experience.

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    PS Did I gorget to mention, it's always been free at my library at least?
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    Thanks. Got it ownloaded for a rainy day read.

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    Thanks for sharing. I have also downloaded it to peruse later.
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    How about the case cleaning chapter? Dipping your cases in solutions of potassium or sodium cyanide? I wonder how many people wanted to go through that kind of trouble? Or how many screwed up that operation?

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    Looks like a great resource...thanks for sharing.

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    This is just a side note on the Naramore book. The dust cover on my hardback copy has a picture on the front that is a copy of the picture on the Lyman Cast Bullet Manual #1. The picture of the frontiersman and wife casting and loading. I'm not in the shop and I'm hoping my memory hasn't failed me(again).

    My copy is not a first edition, but a reprint from late 40's or early 50's. Still very interesting. All the old manuals have a lot of information. The Sharpe book and a book by Mattern fall in this category. Unlike the more recent load manuals, they don't focus so much on the safety aspect because of the lawyers. Although I would never recommend these old books to a beginning loader.

    Great that this one is available in E-book form.
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