Do-It-Yourself Gun Repair: Gunsmithing at Home [NOOK Book]

Overview

Diagnose and repair a broad selection of popular hunting firearms in the convenience of your home workshop and save money, too. Do-It-Yourself Gun Repair is an authoritative guide to maintaining, repairing, and improving rifles, shotguns, and handguns. Many of the repairs professional gunsmiths make involve replacing broken or worn parts, and you’ll learn to identify and correct these common problems quickly, safely, and easily by following the...
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Do-It-Yourself Gun Repair: Gunsmithing at Home

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Overview

Diagnose and repair a broad selection of popular hunting firearms in the convenience of your home workshop and save money, too. Do-It-Yourself Gun Repair is an authoritative guide to maintaining, repairing, and improving rifles, shotguns, and handguns. Many of the repairs professional gunsmiths make involve replacing broken or worn parts, and you’ll learn to identify and correct these common problems quickly, safely, and easily by following the detailed instructions and illustrations of gunsmithing expert Edward A. Matunas.

Matunas teaches the home gunsmith a wide variety of repairs with easy-to-understand directions and solid, step-by-step advice based on his many years of professional gunsmithing. Topics include:
• Hand and power tool suggestions for home gunsmithing
• Replacing firing pins, extractors, and ejectors
• Analyzing and correcting accuracy problems
• Top-notch information about bedding the barrel and bore
• Easy installation of scopes, mounts, sights, and recoil pads
• Repair of splits and cracks in stocks
• Avoiding common mistakes and time-consuming double work

A unique feature of this book is a section covering disassembly, repair, and reassembly of seven of the most popular firearms: Remington 700, Remington 1100, Remington 870, Winchester 94, Savage 110, Marlin 336, and Marlin 70. The instructions are fully illustrated with photos and drawings as well as exploded views and parts lists, and much of this information can be applied to other guns with similar actions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781626363694
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 428,099
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Edward A. Matunas has been shooting, hunting, and involved with guns since he was a young boy. He was a practicing gunsmith for twelve years, a director of a ballistics laboratory, a designer of reloading tools, and a national sales manager for Winchester-Western. He is currently a freelance writer, having penned hundreds of articles and four books.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 An Approach to Gunsmithing in the Home Workshop
1. Does That Firearm Need Work? 3
2. Can I Fix It? 9
3. Hand Tools 13
4. Power Tools 27
5. Work Area & Special Tool Requirements 31
6. Parts & Supplies 41
7. Thinking Like a Gunsmith 47
Part 2 Basic Maintenance and Repair
8. Basic Firearms Maintenance 53
9. Accuracy-How to Find Problems and Correct Them 65
10. Crowning a Barrel 73
11. Ten Easy Gunsmithing Projects 77
12. Bedding an Action or Barrel 97
13. Scope Installation 103
Part 3 Disassembly, Repair, and Reassembly of Popular Firearms
14. Remington 700 Bolt-Action Rifle 113
15. Remington 1100 Semiautomatic Shotgun 121
16. Remington 870 Pump Shotgun 137
17. Winchester 94 Lever-Action Rifle 147
18. Savage 110 Bolt-Action Rifle 155
19. Marlin 336 Lever-Action Rifle 161
20. Marlin 70 Semiautomatic Rimfire Rifle 171
Part 4 Advanced Techniques
21. Installing Interchangeable Choke Tubes 179
22. Repairing Stock Breaks and Splits 187
23. Drilling and Tapping for Sight Installation 193
24. Fitting a Recoil Pad 201
Part 5 The Final Steps
25. Ammunition and the Gunsmith 209
26. Testing the Repair 221
27. Sensible Gunsmithing Alternatives 225
Appendix 227
Directory of Sources 229
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  • Posted March 14, 2010

    A very good instructional repair book.

    Our family enjoys hunting together. We enjoy hunting because it is tradition, being together, enjoying the out of doors, supporting and learning about wildlife, and sometimes puts good healthy food on the table.
    We use our ancestors firearms, which allows us a great connection with our history.
    The firearms are mechanical, and with time, parts wear out. Having a bit of mechanical ability, and some knowledge about firearms, this book allows me to repair and maintain our firearms safely.
    This book is a good value in that it has helped me save money on repairs, helped me learn more about the firearms I own, and helps our family hold onto an important part of our heritage.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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