45-70 govt

Anybody know where I can buy a soft bound book on the 45-70 Govt. cartridge at a reasonable price? Also am looking for a book on the 30-40 Krag cartridge also at a reasonable price. Thanks. Tom from MN

Tom- I don’t know of any softbound books on those, but I think you might do better investing in Hackley, Woodin & Scranton, History of Modern U.S. Military Small Arms Ammunition. Both topics are covered in detail in Volume 1, which is still somewhat available, but prices are climbing as dealer inventory is sold off. That volume covers 1880-1939, pretty much the full period for those cartridges.

Note that this book only covers military cartridges in those calibers, so if you are looking for something that gets into sporting and commercial loads it may not be a good match for your needs.

Anyone needing copies of HWS should get them now, as prices are climbing through the roof for Volume 1 (1880-1939) and Volume 2 (1940-1945) but Mel still has Volume 3 (1946-1977) available for an incredibly reasonable price, so grab some before they are gone too.