Paperback: 824 pages
Publisher: Martino Fine Books (January 18, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.6 x 9.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Decent piece of history- especially interesting if you're into technical or hands on type things and have your own shop and tools to do metal work. This being a reprint from 1950 is actually an asset in this case since book covers things and issues in more detail that modern books just don't seem to address at all. Good for historians tinkerers hands on type people or just the technical and detail oriented person as some of the concepts here and equipment can be applied to many different type projects. They don't write them like this anymore.
Great book, very informative. Gives great instructions on general systems not just specific models. You must read through the entire section though. If you just read a page you'll lose out on a lot of tips and tricks.
This book is old school Gunsmithing. It has some things to watch out for... The author presents some ideas he has not tried. Authors of this era of book are usually very good at a few of the skills for over all smithing and the rest of the skills are kinda loose in presentation so you will need lots of books to get the knowledge needed. This book is a good start, mixed with modern ideas like Youtube will make it happen.
Material on specific guns is out of date. However it is a tremendous compliation of how to work on guns and there is a significant amount of material here for anyone with firearms 40 - 150 years old
it's ok. maybe if I were more "crafty" I'd appreciate it more.
Lots of info in here you will not find in newer manuals.
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