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The Complete Guide to Handloading
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 Posted: Tue Mar 31st, 2015 04:38 PM
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First Edition 1937 signed by author Philip B Sharpe and then signed as presented to me by Forrest G. "Jim" Tilton, author of many magazine articles and the book Lugers Unlimited.

The Sharpe book is in the USAF Library at the Research and Development Center at Eglin AFB. However their copy is missing about 30-40 pages. The engineers borrow my copy now and again when doing research.

Sharpe did a great job on the writing of this book for 1937, without computers and the ease of communication we have today. He explains in good bit of detail how black powder is made, how gun cotton and cordite is made and how smokeless powder is made. Sharpe was a contemporary of Pope and the book has picture of Sharpe and Pope together.

Of interest is the M-106 bullet is shown, as invented by a US Citizen. His patent ran out, the Swiss patented it again and we had to pay $50,000 to license the production of the M-106 from them.

This is an excellent book to have in a reloading library.
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Have a slightly later printing of that book, given to me by a friend who rescued it from a DUMPSTER when a well known local museum was THROWING IT AWAY back in the late 1960s. Still makes me angry to think of that.



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Mine is the third edition, second revision of 1953, which I believe is the last edition printed.
Lots of additional info on the latest loading data, powders, etc.
Ran across it in my late FIL's stuff years ago. He bought it new judging from the info he wrote on the fly leaf.
I still open it up often and find something of interest.:thumbs:



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Every time I see a question about an obsolete cartridge, I go and open the Sharpe book because chances are the cartridge is listed.

I also have a very old Lyman #43 manual that is half cast bullets and half  jacketed loads, it also has obsolete cartridges in it. Unfortunately the old plastic binding is deteriorating, crumbling and just falling apart. Hum, come to think of it, I have a large Vello Binding machine, might just replace the spiral in that book.



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Wife gave me a signed first edition a few years ago



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