• 1937 Complete Guide to Handloading (by Philip B. Sharpe)

    Complete Guide to Handloading: A Treatise on Handloading for Pleasure, Economy and Utility
    Philip B. Sharpe
    Format: 468 pages
    Published 1937 by Funk & Wagnalls

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    A Treatise on Handloading for Pleasure, Economy and Utility

    Anyone interested in exploring the early days of loading and reloading firearm shells should obtain a copy of this book. Mr. Sharpe provides first hand knowledge of reloading techniques used from the turn of the century to the late forties and early fifties. Extensive reloading data is provided for many early and out-of-production firearms. A pleasure to read, even if much of the data is dated.

    Philip B. Sharpe was a genuine firearms expert and wildcatter who wrote many fine and informative books and articles from the 1930s into the early 1950s. If you have ever heard of the 7mm Sharp & Hart (sometimes called the 7x61 S&H), that was a wildcat developed by Phil Sharpe in collaboration with Richard F. Hart. This cartridge briefly achieved factory production in 1953 when Schultz and Larson chambered their rifles for the cartridge. This cartridge, by the way, could drive a 175 gr. bullet to about 2900 fps out of a 24" barrel.



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