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Becoming An American Gunsmith by Gene Kelly
Art of Gunsmithing
Practical Gunsmithing by American Gunsmith
An essential reference for everyone interested in guns, this complete reference shows how to repair, improve, customize, and alter firearms. Complete troubleshooting information about problems such as misfiring and feeding and extraction failures is provided, along with tips for mounting a scope, fitting grips, and more.
Armed America by Clayton E. Cramer
"For many Americans, guns seem to be a fundamental part of the American experience?and always have been." Grand in scope, rigorous in research, and elegant in presenting the formative years of our country, Armed America traces the winding historical trail of United States citizens' passion for firearms. Author and historial Clayton E. Cramer goes back to the source, unearthing first-hand accounts from the colonial times, through the Revolutionary War period, and into the early years of the American Republic. In Armed America, Cramer depicts a budding nation dependent on its firearms not only for food and protection, but also for recreation and enjoyment. Through newspaper clippings, official documents, and personal diaries, he shows that recent grandiose theories claiming that guns were scarce in early America are shaky at best, and downright false at worst. Above all, Cramer allows readers a priceless glimpse of a country literally fighting for its identity. For those who think that our citizens' attraction to firearms is a recent phenomenon, it's time to think again. Armed America proves that the right to bear arms is as American as apple pie.
American Gunsmiths by Frank M. Sellers
Over 20,000 listings of individual manufacturers, trademarks, gunsmiths, and other trade names. Addresses, patents, gunsmith specialties, and pertinent dates, including birth and death are included on most listings. Alphabetized by last name and also includes hundreds of initials referring to many listings. When possible, a title has been provided at the end, allowing for additional research/information. No other single publication gives you this type and amount of information, regardless of price. Simply a must for every gun dealer, collector, or anyone else interested in the history and provenance on thousands of gunsmiths who were almost forgotten about. Also available online good information never sleeps!
Early American Gunsmiths 1650 1850 by Henry J. Kauffman
Alphabetical list of gunsmiths, with brief data on each.
Advanced Gunsmithing by W. F. Vickery
A historical landmark title on the practice of gunsmithing. • Readers say it best: "This is the real deal. If you want to be a master gunsmith you need to understand how they did it in the past." • Vickery’s clear and precise instruction covers gunsmithing essentials and techniques for both the amateur and professional smith. It is a valuable collector’s item for any firearm enthusiast. • Classic and practical, Advanced Gunsmithing is a noteworthy companion to the gunsmither’s workbench. • Rated 5.0 stars by customers in interested in Hobby books.
The Gunsmith S Manual by J. P. Stelle
Originally published in 1883, The Gunsmith’s Manual is generally considered to be the first substantive work dealing with gunsmithing exclusively and in detail. A comprehensive introductory chapter, one of the manual’s best qualities, provides the reader with an extensive history of the gun, including the invention of gun powder, the first rifle, and much more. Once acquainted with firearms, readers can then move on to learn how guns were made and used in the nineteenth century, as well as terms used in gunsmithing. The real meat of the book, however, is the authors’ detailed instruction on gun care and maintenance. Specifics are offered on tools, workbench materials and setup, metalworking, working with wooden stocks, common repairs, and the process of browning, among many other topics. You can even improve your marksmanship with these expert shooting tips for a variety of firearms. Although first published in the nineteenth century, The Gunsmith’s Manual is highly relevant for today’s firearms owners and tinkerers. The authors’ recommended procedure for removing a rusted-in screw, for example, is still widely used over 100 years later. You can learn to care for your rifle or shotgun as traditional gunsmiths would have. For both the historian and the firearms enthusiast, The Gunsmith’s Manual is an invaluable learning tool.
The Gunning Of America by Pamela Haag
Americans have always loved guns. This special bond was forged during the American Revolution and sanctified by the Second Amendment. It is because of this exceptional relationship that American civilians are more heavily armed than the citizens of any other nation. Or so we’re told. In The Gunning of America, historian Pamela Haag overturns this conventional wisdom. American gun culture, she argues, developed not because the gun was exceptional, but precisely because it was not: guns proliferated in America because throughout most of the nation’s history, they were perceived as an unexceptional commodity, no different than buttons or typewriters. Focusing on the history of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, one of the most iconic arms manufacturers in America, Haag challenges many basic assumptions of how and when America became a gun culture. Under the leadership of Oliver Winchester and his heirs, the company used aggressive, sometimes ingenious sales and marketing techniques to create new markets for their product. Guns have never “sold themselves”; rather, through advertising and innovative distribution campaigns, the gun industry did. Through the meticulous examination of gun industry archives, Haag challenges the myth of a primal bond between Americans and their firearms. Over the course of its 150 year history, the Winchester Repeating Arms Company sold over 8 million guns. But Oliver Winchester—a shirtmaker in his previous career—had no apparent qualms about a life spent arming America. His daughter-in-law Sarah Winchester was a different story. Legend holds that Sarah was haunted by what she considered a vast blood fortune, and became convinced that the ghosts of rifle victims were haunting her. She channeled much of her inheritance, and her conflicted conscience, into a monstrous estate now known as the Winchester Mystery House, where she sought refuge from this ever-expanding army of phantoms. In this provocative and deeply-researched work of narrative history, Haag fundamentally revises the history of arms in America, and in so doing explodes the clichés that have created and sustained our lethal gun culture.
The Complete Guide To Gunsmithing by Charles Edward Chapel
The Most Comprehensive Gunsmithing Guide of All Time. Written by one of the most prolific firearms experts of all time, The Complete Guide to Gunsmithing is a highly detailed and essential reference for the gun enthusiast and gunsmith alike. At nearly 500 pages, Chapel covers everything from the use of proper tools to how to get a gunsmithing job, and everything in between. In more than forty chapters of exceptionally clear prose, the book answers every question a collector, soldier, or home defender could have on topics such as: • Drawings and Blueprints • Stock Design • Checkering and Carving • Stock Repairs and Alterations • Etching and Engraving • And many more Not only is the book an incredible resource for gun owners and gunsmiths, it’s also a wonderful look at the world of firearms in the first half the twentieth century. Published just over seventy years ago, the book--and revised by the author two decades later—The Complete Guide to Gunsmithing is fascinating look at how the nature of firearms has changed. With a thoughtful introductory note by renowned outdoorsman Dr. Jim Casada and eighty-five meticulous illustrations, this is the definitive edition of an enduring and authoritative classic. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Practical Gunsmithing by Edward Matunas
Covers home workshops, power and hand tools, maintenance, repairs, disassembly, kits, sights, recoil pads, and ammunition