Should I buy this or hold out for the Clawsons

Should I buy this or hold out for the Clawsons

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    Should I buy this or hold out for the Clawsons



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    That might be a fine book, Bruce.
    I'm afraid if you want the best on the 1911 family, you will have to get Clawson's books.
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    buy it then buy the clawsons also

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    I just wish I knew someone who had one I could borrow so i could read it, and see if it is worth buying. I see he offers no return policy, so onec I get it it would be mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
    buy it then buy the clawsons also
    Lot's of help there, Bud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruces45
    I just wish I knew someone who had one I could borrow so i could read it, and see if it is worth buying. I see he offers no return policy, so onec I get it it would be mine.
    As a librarian I can help you with that. Go to your local public library and ask them to get the book Interlibrary Loan for you. There are two libraries in NY that have this book. One is The New York Public Library and the other is the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. There are 34 other libraries in the US that have that edition and there are 51 that have the first edition. The BOCES, PUTNAM & NORTHERN WESTCHESTER library has the first edition. It is possible that the book does not circulate from those particular libraries, but there are others from which your local library can borrow.

    When I see books that I think I would be interested in, but which are too expensive to buy and be wrong I usually borrow via Interlibrary Loan and examine them. I recently borrowed 4 books on Smith & Wesson to try to determine exactly what the .32 revolver I inherited from my dad is. I could have spent nearly $200 to buy these just to discover that the only way I will get the info I want is to request a certificate from S&W. This only costs $30 and is official. So I will find the answer and save $170 in the process.

    I can also tell you where the Clawson books are if you can give me the information on which ones you are interested in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_cmg
    I can also tell you where the Clawson books are if you can give me the information on which ones you are interested in.



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    Doc,

    ISBN:0-9633971-3-3
    LOC:2003095935

    ISBN-13:978-0-9633971-1-9
    LOC: 20055907401
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    Bruce, the Clawson books are in fewer libraries than the one from last night, but they are out there.

    Collector's guide to Colt .45 service pistols is cataloged in 9 different libraries in the US under 3 different sets of cataloging. You local librarian should have no trouble finding them.
    1. 5 libraries 1993 ed.
    Fairbanks N. Star Borough Lib., AK
    Boise Public Library, ID
    Shaumburg Township Dist. Lib, IL
    Columbus Metro Lib., OH
    US Army Military History Inst., PA
    2. 2 libraries 1998 ed.
    Library of Congress, DC
    Library Info Network of Clackamas County, OR
    3. 2 libraries 2003 ed.
    Boise Public Library, ID
    US Naval Academy, MD

    Colt .45 Government Models is in 10 libraries under 3 catalogings.
    1. 4 libraries 1996 ed.
    Library of Congress, DC
    Allen County Public Lib, IN
    US Merchant Marine Academy, NY
    Milwaukee County Federated Lib Sys, WI
    2. 4 libraries 1993 ed.
    Library of Congress, DC
    Allen County Public Lib, IN
    US Naval Academy, MD
    Buffalo Bill Historical Center, WY
    3. 2 libraries, 1991 ed.
    Connecticut State Library, CT
    Library of Congress, DC

    The following is available at $49.95 Colt .45 Government Series at the link below.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/096...30506?n=283155
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    George,

    I have a question maybe you can answer, why would a book have two different ISBNs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD
    George,

    I have a question maybe you can answer, why would a book have two different ISBNs?
    Paperback, hardback, large print, new edition, sometimes books that are published in library versions with nonacidic paper would all have different ISBN numbers. ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number and after one is assigned any changes to the book would necessitate a new number. A book that goes through multiple printings does not receive a new number because the only difference between it and the earlier ones is when it is printed. When the book is printed is not considered a change. By each version of the book having a different ISBN you really know what you are getting because the ISBN is registered to a book and it contains a full description of that book including the number of pages, the height, type of cover, and other pertinent info.
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    Thanks Doc,

    I am aware of what ISBN is (somewhat of a bibliophile myself ), and what you stated makes sense. I have the updated second edition hardback copy of the book on Commercials, that clears up that question.
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    Thumbs up Bady's book

    These books are not interchangable. Bady is excellent and I use it often.

    Clawson is good too, and I have used it also.

    Buy both if you can, but Bady if you can afford only one IMO.
    Keep the shotgun handy!!

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