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Twenty-two caliber varmint rifles Hardcover – 1947

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 531 pages
  • Publisher: Small arms technical pub. co (1947)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0007EOZSC
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #922,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a reference book and source of data on an obscure class of precision firearms. "Gun guys" of a certain age need no review of Landis' famous (and in my mind best) work, but may have never acquired their own copy so this new Kindle version is a must for such enthusiasts and researchers. The electronic version is easily searched for topics of interest and tables containing cartridge dimensions can be expanded to readable size. I have found few technical problems with the transcription from print to the electronic form, and none serious enough to cause frustration or concern.

Younger riflemen can learn of the history of their sport. This book contains the lore and data of the '30s and '40s on a class of rifles of interest to precision riflemen. It was written before the invention of the .222 and the ubiquitous .223; before the availability of today’s high-quality projectiles and other components. It was written by a contemporary of Donaldson, Pope, CC Johnson, Gebby, Mann and others, and their contributions to the field is duly noted.

It is also a look into a window in time. The great schuetzen matches were within living memory, and the lessons learned therein were being applied to high intensity smallbore cartridges. Precision handloading was in its infancy. We had yet to learn the place in our world for birds of prey, and some anecdotes will be troubling to today’s sportsmen. Some of the physics is flawed as has been learned in the intervening nearly 7 decades. It is amazing to find this bit of history – warts and all – again available and in electronic form.
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There is a great wealth of fine historical and technical information in this book. I bought it specifically because it mentioned, and in fact has a section on, Jerry Gebby, a gunsmith who first developed the .22-250 cartridge under the patent ".22 Varminter" in the late 1930s. The author seems (pretty clearly!) to not like Mr. Gebby, yet carefully states his advancements to the genre.

Here is the thing: This is a detailed history of varmint rifles UP TO THE MID 1940s! It was written in 1946!

The book was quite expensive and, frankly, I really wanted more up to date information on Mr. Gebby's rifles, as I own one and am having trouble getting a clear appraisal.. Anyway, I am keeping the book as part of my collection as it, too, is an antique!
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I bought this book because I came across some unknown brass for sale on line. I enjoy a good mystery. Yes, the cartridge was covered. This book covers all 22( and some 17's) varmint cartridges, commercial and wildcat, developed up to 1947. A must have if you like early 22 varmint cartridge development.
Covers Lovell, Kilbourn, Lindahl, Ackley, Gibby, Donaldson, Nieder, and others.
Also covers actions, barrels, and chamber reamers.
Out of all the cartridges in the book, I didn't count them, but there are a lot, only a handful are loaded today.
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