Gunsmithing Shotguns: The Complete Guide to Care and Repair

Gunsmithing Shotguns: The Complete Guide to Care and Repair

by Dave Henderson
     
 

Every hunter has that gun he wishes he could tune up, whether it's the ugly old piece that shoots straight, or the beauty which can't hit a thing. This book is, pure and simple, an attempt at expanding any hunter's knowledge of gunsmithing. It's an overview designed to provide insight, ideas and techniques that will give the amateur gunsmith the confidence and

Overview

Every hunter has that gun he wishes he could tune up, whether it's the ugly old piece that shoots straight, or the beauty which can't hit a thing. This book is, pure and simple, an attempt at expanding any hunter's knowledge of gunsmithing. It's an overview designed to provide insight, ideas and techniques that will give the amateur gunsmith the confidence and skill to work on his own guns.

In clear and accessible terms, Henderson explains everything from setting up the small gunsmithing shop to building special purpose guns.

Topics covered include:

Shotgun Types and Maintenance-General Trouble Shooting-Common Problems-More Challenging Problems-Stocks and Woodworking-Soldering and Brazing-Basic Metal Polishing-Barrel Work-Blueing and Plating-Trigger Work-Restoring-Second Skins-Scope Mounting-Recoil Reduction Tips-Building a Special Purpose Gun

No matter what you hunt, competently working on your own guns adds an intriguing dimension to shotgunning, and this book is a comprehensive introduction to the art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592280919
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Dave Henderson is a former outdoors correspondent for United Press International, and a three-term past president of the National Association of Shooting Sports Writers. A graduate of the American Gunsmithing Institute program, he writes regularly for Buckmasters Whitetail Magazine, Turkey Call and Whitetail Fanatic. He is also the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shotgunning. A lifelong hunter, he was born, raised and still resides with his wife in the rolling dairy country of southern New York.

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