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The Amateur Guncraftsman: A Practical Handbook for Those Who Like Guns by  James Virgil Howe - Hardcover - Special Edition - 2004 - from The Bookworm and Biblio.co.uk

The Amateur Guncraftsman: A Practical Handbook for Those Who Like Guns

by Howe, James Virgil

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Birmingham, Alabama: Palladium Press, 2004. Leather bound . Special Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: bonded leather, dark tan with gilt decorations; all edges gilt, ribbon place marker; raised spine bands; Fine condition. Originally published in 1938, this facsimile reprint edition was privately printed for the members of The Firearms Classic Library. New for this edition is an editor's note by Dr Jim Casada. Includes 23 illustrations (drawings). Tells how to equip an amateur shop, what tools to buy, how to use them, the right woods for gunstocks, the inletting of the metal parts into a new stock of your own make, the tempering and annealing of steel in your own shop, the remodeling of shotguns and handguns, how to put on new sights, how to make guns more safe and accurate, etc. The book is full of practical facts and usable formulas for oils, polishes, and other solutions, and gives advice on keeping a gun in prime condition. 8vo (about 8.25 inches tall) 297 pages. Index. Silk moire endpapers.


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