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Standard Catalog of Winchester Firearms Hardcover – December 31, 2007

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About the Author

Joseph Cornell is America's only certified firearms appraiser. His pricing analysis also appears in Standard Catalog of[registered] Firearms and other Krause Publications firearms references.
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Product Details

  • Series: Standard Catalog
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Gun Digest Books; 2 edition (December 31, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0896895351
  • ISBN-13: 978-0896895355
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,300,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The first book of this series that I bought was "The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson", 3rd Edition, which is a well-thought-out book full of information on each model; good detail, some unique information and a gem to the collector's library. Naturally, I thought that the editors would have husbanded subsequent books in the series to be of comparable quality.

Sadly, it didn't happen. The "Standard Catalog of Winchester Firearms" and its companion "The Standard Catalog of Colt Firearms" are just awful. I'm reasonably certain that they were rushed into print for Christmas and the product that went to the public shows it.

The illustrations are of good quality, but who cares? One normally expects that firearms books be organized chronologically, and that they actually contain information that comes from other than the company advertising brochures. The thing makes no sense to me and is a total waste of money. I'm not even going to try to resell it; I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

If you want a book on Winchester, there is only one available and always has been: The Winchester Book by George Madis. Sure, the photos are not in color but what the hey...it's CRAMMED with the information the collector needs to help make his decisions. The only way to fly.
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Format: Hardcover
Other than excellent photography, this book is not special. The generalized description of each gun, along with the incredibly low posted values of each gun show a desire to
get this book to the publisher without checking the ground swell of popularity as collectibles that these rifles have. I do give the author an A+ on his photography. I have never seen a collection of pictures as good as this book has. Pictures alone make the book worth having. There is too much wasted space putting values on the guns (which I consider low ball) that the author could have used with more in depth descriptions of the firearms and their variations. (ie.) Why was this gun better/worse, why was it different? Standard Catalog is the correct name, but it could have been much more.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is a good book, a beautiful book. I have both the hard edition and Kindle version. If your aim is to become an expert on Winchesters you must have this book but this can't be your only book. It is basic and there are some guns that aren't illustrated (never can have enough pictures). Still it covers the the more obscure guns and you will know the Winchester pretty well. There is a very handy serial guide at the end. The REAL Winchester died in 2006, if you didn't know and this book goes up to the very end of New Haven. So, if you don't have a book on Winchester, BUY THIS ONE first, just don't think your finished.
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Format: Hardcover
This is a review of the STANDARD CATALOG OF WINCHESTER FIREARMS by Joseph M. Cornell, CMA, ASA, ISA. Mine is the hardbound copy published by Gun Digest Books in 2007. It's full of beautiful photographs by Paul Goodwin and includes a useful appendix listing the dates of manufacture of most models and a handy index.

Cornell is a prominent gun collector and author. His most recent work is the STANDARD CATALOG OF BROWNING FIREARMS which just came out this year. By the way, those initials following his name are significant. They identify Cornell as a Certified Master Appraiser, member of the American Society of Appraisers and the International Society of Appraisers. He's an authority on firearms and he knows what they're worth because he's in the business determining their values. That's important information for collectors and gun buffs.

This is an attractive book as well as an interesting one especially if you have Winchester firearms. Almost everybody out west does. I think it's a law of some kind here in Montana.

Although it's not a formal company history, Cornell does a good job of including a lot of the history of this iconic American company in his CATALOG. He's also accurate and comprehensive in his descriptions of Winchester models.

I like this book and gave it five stars. If you're interested in Winchester firearms, you'll enjoy it and find it useful and informative.
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This is a great book for identifying specific Winchesters. For each model, it provides a brief description as well as a color photo (i.e. most but not all models are pictured). However, the copyright is 2007 so the price information may be a bit outdated.
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By Jan on February 22, 2012
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I bought this book for my husband, a beginner Winchester collector. He is quite pleased with it, as he turns to it to look up guns he buys and guns he sees on TV. My son seems to be enjoying it also. A good book and reasonably priced.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I found the book to be in excellent condition upon arrival. The content was as advertised, user friendly, fully of data and bright photos. This is a very helpfully resource related to the Winchester Firearm family.
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By Gunner on February 8, 2014
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Kind of a dissapointment. I was hoping for more detailed information than this provided. Nice photos anyways. Not reccomended by me.
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