This book covers every phase of gunwork from selecting the stock blank through to metal engraving and blueing. Includes a working guide containing full data which will prove invaluable to every gunsmith.
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Sub Heading A Stackpole Classic Gun Book ISBN 9780811707282 Author Roy E Dunlap Binding Hardback Extent 210 x 140mm, 752 pages Illustrations 95 black & white photographs and 140 line drawings Ebook No
"This is a welcome reprint of a 1950 classic book which covers every aspect of the gunsmith's art including metal work, woodwork for stocks, soldering, brazing, blueing and the heat treatment of metals. Although it's a bit dated after 60 years it still remains a very useful basic manual for anyone who wants to try a spot of home gunsmithing - be sure to practice on something inexpensive rather than a Purdey! It would make a great present for anyone who is interested in the way guns work or for a Young Shot studying Design and Technology at school or college. Highly recommended". BASC Shooting and Conservation
"... it is full of sound advice and craftsmanship tips that are timeless. Although mainly aimed at gunsmiths working on sporting firearms, it is equally valuable for collectors of antique guns who enjoy conducting their own repairs and restoration work. The book's 36 chapters cover every major area of the gunsmith's craft, including workshop layout, shop practice, tools, soldering, brazing, heat treatment, metal finishing, stock work, pistol, rifle, revolver and shotgun work, fitting sights, ornamentation and testing. For all that this is a detailed treatise suitable for the most advanced of craftsman, its appeal lies in its ability to provide enough helpful information for all levels of knowledge. It is equally valuable for the novice whose projects are much less ambitious. It would make a wonderful present for any student undertaking practical design and technology work. Stackpole's policy in making these classic and long out-of-print works available to modern readers is highly laudable." Classic Arms and Militaria
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