Paperback: 446 pages
Publisher: Shotgun News (April 25, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 0.9 x 12 inches
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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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