The Gunsmith's Manual

The Gunsmith's Manual

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Originally published in 1883, The Gunsmitha€™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 manuala€™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 authorsa€™ 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 Gunsmitha€™s Manual is highly relevant for todaya€™s firearms owners and tinkerers. The authorsa€™ 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 Gunsmitha€™s Manual is an invaluable learning tool.GUNS NOW IN USE. Guns Defined.a€”Excepting the pistol, and the mortar, perhaps, all firearms nowin use areclassed under the name ofguns. The cannonor artillery ordnance inall its sizesand forms, issimply alarge gun. Itisvariously dividedoffanbsp;...

Title:The Gunsmith's Manual
Author: J. P. Stelle, William B. Harrison
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. - 2013-06-04

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