Gun Care and Repair - A Manual on Gunsmithing in Premium Leather

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Gun Care and Repair - A Manual on Gunsmithing 
Book by Charles Edward Chapel

Premium leather binding
- End leaves are 300-denier silk moiré
- Gold decorated front and rear covers
- Page edges gilded
- Spine brass die stamped in 22-karat gold
- Satin ribbon book marker
454 pages
Illustrated throughout with black and white technical drawings and photos.
Special edition reprinting of the original copyright 1943

"A general compilation in popular form, aimed at the tinkerer rather than the advanced workman." -Ray Riling

Notes from the publisher - "A must for any gun enthusiast!  Written by one of the most prolific firearms authorities of the 20th century, Gun Care and Repair is truly a book for everyone with any interest in firearms.  Chapel’s work is considered a milestone in the evolution of gunsmithing literature.

Clearly, as his work demonstrates, Chapel not only appreciated guns; he had an intimate understanding of how they functioned.  No doubt, some of that derived from the fact that he was an avid gun collector, but the material in these pages suggests he was a member of that glorious clan generally described by the catch-all term tinkerer."

A wonderful book with a wealth of information.  A book of the highest-quality made by combining the use of luxurious imported fabrics, time-defying acid-free paper, sewn signatures, gilded page edges, and distinctive “hubbed” European spines. The covers and spine are handsomely embossed in 22- karat gold.

Table of Contents:

  • Shop and Bench
  • Measuring Tools
  • General Tools and Equipment
  • Power Tools
  • Drawings and Blueprints
  • Woods for Gunstocks
  • Stock Design
  • Checkering and Carving Stocks
  • Stock Finishing
  • Stock Repairs and Alterations
  • Inletting the Action and Bedding the Barrel
  • Etching and Engraving
  • Cleaning Guns and Removing Obstructions
  • Temperatures
  • Bluing and Browning
  • Soldering and Brazing
  • Hand Forging
  • Welding
  • Metallurgy
  • Heat Treatment of Steel
  • Surface Hardening
  • Drilling, Reaming and Chambering the Barrel
  • Rifling
  • Striking and Polishing Barrels and Parts
  • Barrel Removing and Changing
  • Head Space
  • Sights
  • Trigger-pull Adjustments
  • The Springfield Rifle
  • Remodeling Military Rifles
  • The Garand Rifle
  • Thompson Submachine Gun, Caliber .45, Model 1928 A-1
  • Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 and M1911 A-1
  • The Revolver
  • Pistol and Revolver Problems
  • Shotgun Problems
  • Field Kits
  • Restoring Antique Firearms
  • General Safety Precautions
  • How to Get a Gunsmithing Job
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