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The Newton Rifle Handbook, a Collector’s Guide for the Newton Rifle  and Related Items is a new publication covering Newton rifles created as  a smaller size, quick reference guide that can be carried to gun shows  in a vehicle, briefcase or backpack. It can also sit alongside a  computer or easy chair and be available as a data source for the various  models of Newton rifles. My hope is that the guide will enable the  Newton collector to make educated purchases of Newton rifles and other  related items.

   In this book, the production variations of each  model are presented in a concise format for easy reference with color  pictures to help clarify the details discussed. Each major subject for a  model is highlighted in red, italicized and underlined to make it  easier to find the specific design variation which the reader may want  to research. The book has 111 pages with numerous color pictures of  rifles and their design variations.

   A chapter is included  discussing purchasing an altered, non-original Newton rifle if that  possibility arises. Newton rifles are difficult to find and acquiring a  rare rifle that has had some alterations may prove to be a wise  investment. Ammunition, including factory boxes, individual cartridges  and bullets are pictured and discussed. The Newton Reloading Tool is  detailed and pictured. Newton printed many variations of catalogs to  promote his rifles and accessories. These catalogs are listed according  to their year of printing and the most important ones are pictured and  described.

   Newton rifles are not often encountered and for  this reason it may not be easy to recall specific facts about their  production details. With four major models based on the year of  introduction and variations in design within the models, specifically  and accurately identifying a particular rifle without the correct  information available may be very difficult. Not only is it important to  identify the rifle, it is also important to be able to recognize any  rare feature of that particular rifle. Another aspect of the research  for a rifle is to be able to ascertain if the features on the rifle are  factory original to that particular firearm. All this information is  necessary to decide if the rifle is desirable for purchase and is priced  according to its model and features.

   Each book will be  accompanied with a binder clip to use as a page mark or keep the books  pages from getting damaged if the book is carried in a briefcase etc.  Each book will be enclosed in an envelope for added protection. The  books are not numbered although each will be signed by the author and  dated.

   Collectors, regardless of their interests, value  references as sources of information before they make any major  purchases. Many times, I have heard experienced buyers state they will  not purchase an item or introduce themselves into a new field of  collecting without “reading the book first.”

   The Newton Rifle Handbook is an 6" x 9" printed softcover book with 111 pages.