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Shotgun News Gunsmithing Projects Book

The best of decade s worth of SGN Gunsmithing stories are in this convenient 446-page package. You ll learn about the tools and techniques you need to improve your gun or even build one entirely from scratch. Reid Coffield, Steven Matthews and other SGN writers show you the tricks of the trade that will help you complete one-of-a-kind projects that will amaze your friends. There is something for every one here, from projects you can do in an afternoon to builds that take hundreds of hours. You ll learn about hand and machine tools, steels, finishes, woodworking many of the skills you ll need to take on projects that range from simple to challenging.

Paperback: 446 pages

Publisher: Shotgun News (April 25, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1934622540

ISBN-13: 978-1934622544

Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 0.9 x 12 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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First off, this book is exactly what it says, a reprint of past articles. It includes information that ranges from beginner to expert machinist. Maintenence, repair, sporterizing, building from parts kits, it's all here. articles on materials, manufacturing processes (in a home shop setting) parkerizing, blueing, installing a barrel liner.What it DOESN'T have : full auto conversions ( Why waste ink on a FELONY ) and making a rifled barrel from scratch ( Foxfire #5 and Bill Holmes' first book cover this )The articles appear to be the same general size as they appeared when originally published, The ONLY way that I would consider them to be inferior to the originals is that _some_ of them were originally published in color on slick paper and this book is entirely black & white non slick but decent paper.MOST but not all of the articles included : "restore that military rifle", "cutting and crowning a rifle barrel", "just park it yourself", "Can you blue it yourself? Yep!", "upgrading AK furniture", "Gunsmithing Tools: Make your own!"(2 parts), "Machining for beginners" (4 parts), "Reclaiming a Rent-a-Cop revolver"(2 parts), "The basic black rifle", "An accurate AR for less than a Grand", "Budget building the model 1911", "Build your own AK? Yes You Can!", "Resurrecting a Citori" (5 parts) "Kathmandu to Columbia: Reviving a nepalese Martini"(2 parts), "Gunsmithing the Russian Nagant revolver" (2 parts), "the .22 caliber Lee-Enfield" (3 parts), "Building the Sten MK 2.

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