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Lyman Handloading Handbook 45th Edition

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Billy Jack, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Billy Jack

    Billy Jack Well-Known Member

    Handloader Magazine just mentioned in an article that the 45th Ed of Lymans handloading book is a classic worth several hundred dollars.
    I went to Google and found that Amazon had a new one for $850 and several used from $123 - 450.
    Then I looked further and found some on ebay and elsewhere for $5-15.
    I have one in great condition and seldom use it. Could certainly use $200-300 dollars though.
    What is the real deal on this....anyone know?
  2. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    I have one and I don't really think it's worth a lot of money. Those you saw on Amazon asking for $850 are just that, asking for but not selling!
  3. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    Put it on ebay for $200 and see what happens. Markets change like fashions, and nobody saw the 70s coming.
  4. steveno

    steveno Well-Known Member

    I have Lyman # 41 , 42 , 43 & 44 and I have $5 in each one of them. what is supposed to be the difference for # 45?

    LUCKYDAWG13 Well-Known Member

    dang it i just got #41 & 43 & speer #5 :banghead:
  6. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

    I've got the Lyman #49, which is 4 better. I'm only asking $150 for mine. I'll let you fight amongst yourselves for who gets it.
  7. biogenic

    biogenic Well-Known Member

    I've seen them on ebay for about $15.00 plus shipping... I was able to get one at my local library for FREE ;)
  8. Billy Jack

    Billy Jack Well-Known Member

    That is about the same opinion I arrived at.
    Maybe the writer bought a bunch of used manuals, wrote the article, put his manuals on Amazon, and hoped to make enough money to buy himself a new reloading press?????The whole deal sounds really fishy.
  9. Float Pilot

    Float Pilot Well-Known Member

    MINE IS FALLING APART......Plus I have a couple old Speer manuals from the same period..
  10. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    My new one is falling apart.

    My old #45 & #47 are still holding together just fine.

    I'm gluing pages back in at the seam on my 4 year old #49 with Elmer's glue all the time!!

  11. steveno

    steveno Well-Known Member

    but what is so special about #45?
  12. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    I bought Lyman #49 in Hard Cover when it was on sale. It seems to be holding up very well with no pages falling out. (yet)
  13. James2

    James2 Well-Known Member

    My gosh, anything on eBay now pertaining to reloading is way overpriced. I guess if you have something and don't need it, now is a good time to list it. Presses that were going for $15- 20 are now over $120.

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