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Thread: How do you value older manuals ?

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    It could well be. Isn't there a date of publication inside the front cover or on the first couple of pages? According to "Cartridges of the World" the .40 S&W came on the scene late 1989 or early 1990.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Gebirgsjager View Post
    It could well be. Isn't there a date of publication inside the front cover or on the first couple of pages? According to "Cartridges of the World" the .40 S&W came on the scene late 1989 or early 1990.

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    No dates of publication , the only thing showing is a copyright date of (c)1973 in the lower corner of the first page .
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    Give Lyman a phone call-- they'll be able to tell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger View Post
    No dates of publication , the only thing showing is a copyright date of (c)1973 in the lower corner of the first page .
    Second Edition. Only been four editions that I am aware of . 1st in 1958 , 2nd in the early 70's , 3rd sometime in the 80's I believe and the 4th in 2010 . Is yours spiral bound or paperback ? Never owned a Lyman or Ideal manual with a printing date , just a copyright date .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Southgate View Post
    Second Edition. Only been four editions that I am aware of . 1st in 1958 , 2nd in the early 70's , 3rd sometime in the 80's I believe and the 4th in 2010 . Is yours spiral bound or paperback ? Never owned a Lyman or Ideal manual with a printing date , just a copyright date .
    One piece plastic bound rings ....
    finally got a pic of it here ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Southgate View Post
    Second Edition. Only been four editions that I am aware of . 1st in 1958 , 2nd in the early 70's , 3rd sometime in the 80's I believe and the 4th in 2010 . Is yours spiral bound or paperback ? Never owned a Lyman or Ideal manual with a printing date , just a copyright date .
    Yes , it is a second edition as I was going thru some of the other threads about manuals and saw some pics and references for reprinting .
    With this one , I have the 2,3 and 4th editions ... some very good information , so valuable to us caster/reloaders .
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    i have a 1937 edition of philip sharpe's guide to reloading hardcover that has significant collector value. paper-back manuals are only good if you use them. i see these go for 2 bux a box at gun auctions.

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    If a poster has multiple firearms and calibers, especially the pre 1900 developed calibers ... ya can never have enough manuals. Have 3 cabinet shelves maxed out but have a Lymanís # 3 on the way. The other condition to have many manuals is if one has many molds
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