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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.
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!
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.
Gunsmithing Made Easy by Bryce M. Towsley
A fully illustrated, how-to handbook for the art of gunsmithing.
Gunsmithing Modern Firearms by Bryce M. Towsley
One of America's foremost experts on gunsmithing, Bryce Towsley is back again to provide even more projects for anyone interested in building, customizing, or maintaining firearms. He offers detailed explanations and includes color illustrations for just about every aspect of gun modification and repair. Featured tutorials include: stock modifications, accuracy enhancement, weather preparation, a total rifle makeover, and much more. Beginning with shop design and maintenance, Towsley builds on the knowledge he provides until ending with directions on rifle building from scratch. For anyone interested in fixing or building guns, Towsley’s new book is the best guide to getting the most out of a rifle through personal modifications. “My experience working with Skyhorse is always a positive collaboration. The editors are first-rate professionals, and my books receive top-shelf treatment. I truly appreciate our working relationship and hope it continues for years to come.” –David Fischer, author
Early American Gunsmiths 1650 1850 by Henry J. Kauffman
Alphabetical list of gunsmiths, with brief data on each.
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.
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.
Practical Gunsmithing by Edward Matunas
Covers home workshops, power and hand tools, maintenance, repairs, disassembly, kits, sights, recoil pads, and ammunition