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Thread: Taffin’s Book of the .45 is astonishingly good!

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    Cool Taffin’s Book of the .45 is astonishingly good!

    It is available from Wolf publishing, $50 and worth every penny. The photos are fantastic and the text is on target. It is divided into rifle and pistol sections. I barely got 15 pages into the pistol section before I ordered another copy for a good friend.
    As an aside, I got into the section on S&W .45 revolvers, of which I have 3, a M1917, a M1955 Target (both in .45 ACP / .45 Auto Rim) and a M25-5 .45 Colt, picked up at various times over the years. I wondered what S&W offers these days. Looked at Smith-Wesson.com. As the kids would say these days, OMG! I counted 485 products! To be fair, they were differing by small variations, such as barrel length, type of sight, safety/no safety, etcetera.
    "You will wantonly strike a hornet's nest which extends from mountains to ocean, and legions, now quiet, will swarm out and sting us to death. It is unnecessary; it puts us in the wrong; it is fatal." Robert Toombs, Democrat of Georgia, warning of the results of the imminent attack of the Confederacy upon Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, 1861

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    Thanks for the review of the book.

    I only count 17 45 caliber revolvers at the S&W site. Still a lot though.

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    I got my copy last Saturday! Excellent information.

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    They said six weeks delivery time when I ordered yesterday. Did you guys' copies take that long?
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    When I ordered mine, they said 6-8 weeks. I got it in 2. YMMV
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    That book has been out since before Christmas.
    And it is an excellent book for any .45 fans. I had one on my Christmas list,, but nobody got it. (My wife tried,, but she had issues navigating the Wolff site.) So, on Christmas day,, with her blessing & credit card,, I ordered my copy. It only took a couple of weeks.

    That book has been a long time coming,, and many of us have been patiently waiting on it. If you have any desires, likes etc for the .45's,, then it's a MUST HAVE!

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    Thanks for the feedback! My birthday is coming up, I’m going to add this to list of ideas.

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    I ordered my copy before Christmas, and was astonished to receive it in less than two weeks time! I agree with all kudos on above posts, and -- if I were much younger -- might even order and buy a 2nd copy? Why? Try and find a copy of John Taffin's Book of the .44 for anywhere less than one hundred plus dollars! As they only print "x" numbers of similar books, as years pass on -- they become quite scarce and marketable.
    Back to this one -- I ever so agree it was/is worth the money!
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    I ordered mine at the SHOT Show in January, and it arrived a couple of weeks later. I haven't had time to even take off the shrink wrap yet, but I will.

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    Just ordered it. Have to stay off this site, you guys are costing me money.

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    Gee thanks. Just cost me another $50 plus tax

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    I ordered mine on March 3 and received it today March 18.

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    I've never read or looked at that one but, another great one is, Dean A Grennell's Book of the .45. My uncle had a copy of Grennell's. He said it must have saved him hundreds of dollars over the years. I'm gonna keep my eye out for one of Taffin's.
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    his BIG BORE REVOLVERS is better. It has a pic of my 4 inch bisley vaquero 500 Linebaugh in it.
    Soldier of God, sixgun junky, Retired electrical lineman. My office was a 100 feet in the air, closer to God the better

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    Does Taffin address the new Standard Manufacturing single action in this latest edition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd Smale View Post
    his BIG BORE REVOLVERS is better. It has a pic of my 4 inch bisley vaquero 500 Linebaugh in it.
    Post a pic of it, or it didnt happen.

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    Not only is the book great it made a great backdrop for showing off the holly grips on my Lipseys 45 Colt. The book and the grips arrived the same day.

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    Only left handed guns are interesting!

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    I just received the book last week. Beautiful photography. Unfortunately my book is missing pages 177 to 207, and has the forward and a few pages from the 1st chapter duplicated at the back of the book. Now I am going to have to fight with the publisher to get a corrected copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mart View Post
    Not only is the book great it made a great backdrop for showing off the holly grips on my Lipseys 45 Colt. The book and the grips arrived the same day.

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    I have this same gun, and I've always been curious about holly grips (stocks). If you don't mind sharing, where did those come from? Thanks!
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    Ordered my copy today straight from Wolfe publishing

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