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Gunsmithing Tips and Projects 2nd Edition (Revised and Updated)


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A collection of how-to's including such subjects as the shop, stocking, actions, tuning, triggers, barrels and chambering problem solving customizing, muzzleloaders, odd jobs and restoration. Over 500 pages of information.



Section 1: THE SHOP

Starting Your Shop

Jigs & Fixtures

Roller Bearing Steady Rest

The Slack Belt Sander

Machinery for the Home Gunshop



Section 2: STOCKS

Recoil Pad Installation

Checkering Target Stocks

Professional Approach to Stock Sanding

Professional Approach to Stock Finishing

Stocking the Ruger No. 1

From Blank to Beautiful Stock

Layout, Inletting, Fitting

Converting Impressed Checkering

Inletting a Muzzle Loader

Professional Checkering for the Amateur

Selecting Stock Finishes

The Many Uses of 'Fiberglass'

New Techniques for Fine Stock Finishing

Inletting the 'Swamped' Octagonal Barrel

Inletting the Sidelock

Installing an Action Bedding Block

Building a Barrel-Bedded Magnum

Relief Carving the Gunstock

Bedding the Browning 78

The 'Express' Oil Finish

Ruger Number 1

The Rigid Ruger

Basic Gunstocking & the Flintlock Rifle (Part 1 - Layout & Inletting)

Basic Gunstocking & the Flintlock Rifle (Part 2 - Design and Shaping)

The Properties and Curing of Gunstock Woods

Gunstock Inlays (Part One – Sheet, Composition and Cast Inlay)

Gunstock Inlays (Part Two – Silver Wire Inlay)

Using an Electric Checkering Tool

Advanced Gun-Stock Carving (Part One – Study and Tools)

Advanced Gun-Stock Carving (Part Two – Carving and Finishing)

Moisture in Stock Blanks

Bedding with Epoxy

Make a Skeleton Grip Cap

Dimensional Stability of Stock Wood

Care and Feeding of Gunstocks

Hand-Sanding Hard Maple

Stock Options of the Synthetic Kind

Installing a Recoil Pad

Free Floating a Barrel

Repairing and Replacing Buttplates

Glues and Epoxies

Installing Sling Swivels

Cracked Stocks

Stock Pitch


Section 3: TUNING

Tuning Bolt Actions

Tuning Ruger's Single Shot

Tuning the Levers

Fundamentals of Accuracy

Smoothing Bolt Actions

Tuning the New Hornet Rifles

Slicking the Savage 99

Making a Garand Shoot Accurately

Making Revolvers Shoot

Correcting the Revolver’s Critical Dimensions

Remington Models 721, 722 and 700 Extractors and Ejectors



Barrel Fitting

Barrel Rejuvenation

Boring a Rifle Chamber

The Damp-Box for Fine Rust-Browning or Blueing

Precision Barrel Fitting

Fitting and Chambering Barrels, Benchrest Style

Building an Action Sleeve

Instant Blue

Chamber Casting Alloy


Section 5: TRIGGERS

Pro Gunsmithing Trigger Tuning

Making a Steel Trigger for the Ruger Number One

Springfield Firing Mechanism



Detecting Correcting Effects of Excess Headspace

Trouble-Shooting with a Dial Indicator

Feeding Problems


Section 7: ODD JOBS

Building a Schuetzen Rifle

Making a Billinghurst Action

Modifying a Single Shot Lever

Proper Scope Mounting

Investment Casting

Another Approach to a Light Rifle

Ultra-Light Sako

Adusting and Replacing Traditional Open Sights

Fitting a Barrel Band Sling-Swivel Stud

Field Repair of a Broken “Wrist”

Scope Mounting: Beyond the Basics

Fixing Slotted Screw Heads


.22 Rimfire Magazine Tubes

Holes for Sight Mounting Screws


Basic Maintenance – Rimfires

Replacement Trigger Guards

Iron Sights and Leverguns

Stock Cross Pins and Cross Bolts



M1 Conversions

Making a Bullet Mould

Simple Scope Mounts for 'Collector' Military Rifles

Metal Finishes for the Custom Gunsmith

Making Springs to Fit the Need

The Crowning Touch

A Handy Case-Mouth Gauge



Precision Assembly of Lock Kits

The Forge-Welded Rifle Barrel (Part One – The Plain-Skelp Barrel)

The Forge-Welded Rifle Barrel (Part Two – The Damascus Barrel)



New Life for Old Rifles

Restoring Antique Firearms (Part One)

Restoring Antique Firearms (Part Two)

Restoring Antique Firearms (Conclusion)

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  1. Tips 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 19th 2017

    A lot of info here, Need to read and reread.

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