lA classic gunsmithing book reprinted in a new hardcover series format Roy F Dunlap s classic book on making and repairing guns is reprinted here as part of Stackpole s Classic Gun Book series Dunlap shows the skilled gunsmith how to produce professional quality work in every phase of gunwork included are instructions on working with metals, chamber and barrel work, and designing and crafting gunstocks Dunlap s detailed instructions are illustrated with diagrams, drawings, and photographs of a variety of firearms....
|Title||:||Gunsmithing (Stackpole Classic Gun Books)|
|Publisher||:||Stackpole Books 2 edition April 12, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||752 pages|
|File Size||:||968 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Gunsmithing (Stackpole Classic Gun Books) Reviews
"Gunsmithing" is a very detailed work that should have a place on any gunsmith's workbench. While this does not cover any of the more modern firearms, the sections on tools, general machining and metalworking techniques, and working on older firearms are quite useful to me. We own a small gun shop that deals in used firearms, most requiring at least deep cleaning and some minor adjustments before we can confidently offer them customers.
I ordered this book for my Kindle, and it seems good; the only thing I didn't like is not being able to jump through chapters, and cartridge information is randomly tossed in throughout chapters, which is annoying. The information is somewhat dated, though most of it is still pertinent. Changing barrel techniques doesn't change; removing lead fouling with mercury should be discouraged.
very good and useful information!
This is a very thorough description of how to get started in gunsmithing in the 1950s. It covers everything from the design of a workbench and purchase of tools to soldering and the making of custom stocks. The concepts are well described in a colloquial voice rare in nonfiction today but the availability of tools and chemicals is quite dated. It is pretty fun to read if you like this sort of thing and has good information for those with vintage firearms but may have limited application to the modern gun owner.
Great book, fairly easy to read. It is as good or better than some text books on Gunsmithing in some ways. Information on cutting barrel threads and making special tools for the gun smith. Anybody that wants to learn gunsmithing should get their hands on a copy of this book beginner and pro alike.
This is an old classic. A lot of the information is dated but since there's nothing like it currently published it's the best in the field.
The information in this book is MOSTLY timeless, some of the chemicals that are discussed are almost impossable to get now days but I guess in 1950 they could be bought and the prices are a little higher now days (I'd love to find the gunsmith that still charges $2 per hour) but many of the tools are still the same and many of the jobs are still the same. It is a thick book but nothing that your average reader cant handle.
This is a great resource book for a historical writer like me. I don't know anything about guns, so having this book will help me be accurate in my descriptions of them as I write my western novels.