A day to say thanks to Bill and Jim....

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by hrf, May 10, 2014.

  1. hrf

    hrf Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2008
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  2. 45Auto

    45Auto Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    The H&R Book which our two departed brothers in arms collecting worked on so hard to prepare is now available. I placed an order today and I look forward to reading it.

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  3. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    I noted earlier in the General forum, my copy is on order and I consider it a tribute to Bill and Jim.
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  4. 45Auto

    45Auto Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    My copy arrived today. As expected it is well written in Bill's usual style. There is considerable data to be found in this book which cannot be found in any other publication. Unfortunately, alot of data did not make it into this addition because of the untimely death of Bill and then Jim. For exameple, the thread on The American Double Action revolver previously posted in this forum has alot more in depth information on this model which never made it into the book. The publisher encountered a great deal of trouble getting the book into print and should be congratulated on the effort. With increased interest in H&R revolvers I'm sure we will see revised editions with more info to come.
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  5. knight0334

    knight0334 Active Member

    Dec 2, 2012
    Brookville, PA

    Hopefully either Bill or Jim has an heir interested in following through with their work.

    I'm not sure Jim's children were all that interested in his H&R/Charter Arms/Iver Johnson work. I don't know if Bill had any offspring to carry on his work.

    BTW - I'm still saving up for a copy of this new book. I'm working from notes I took from Jim's postings and our private conversations. I know there is more to be had with this book.
  6. Twaits

    Twaits Member

    Jul 13, 2009
    Awesome. I will order mine today as well.
  7. Twaits

    Twaits Member

    Jul 13, 2009
    Got my copy in the mail today. What a great book! I was surprised at how big it is. Roughly 3 times the size of the Iver Johnson book.
    But H&R made a LOT of rifles and shotguns as well. I see why the book is $90. The cost to make this book must have been 30 or 4o bucks.
  8. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    NorthWest Florida
  9. fishhead

    fishhead Member

    Nov 25, 2013
    Kodiak, AK
    I say thanks every time I open that book!
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