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Guns and Tool Making Bible_Hoffman

Guns and Tool Making Bible_Hoffman

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GUNSMITHINGANDTOOLMAKINGBIBLEGUNSMITHINGANDTOOLMAKINGBIBLE
Copyright(c)2000HaroldHoffmanWehaveputtogetheracompletelibraryofbooksongunworkandtoolmakingintoonefileonaCD.Thisisthemostcompletevolumecoveringinformationthatisnolongeravailable.H.HoffmanAllrightsreserved.Nopartsofthispublicationmaybereproducedortransmittedinanyformorbyanymeans,electronicormechanical,includingphotocopy,recording,oranyinformationstorageandretrievalsystem,withoutthewrittenconsentofthepublisher.
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GUNSMITHINGANDTOOLMAKINGBIBLE
ABOUTTHEAUTHOR
HaroldHoffmanhasthroughhis30plusyearsofexperienceasaGunsmith,ToolmakerandCustomKnifemakerhaspassedontoyouthroughhisbooksinformationthatsoonmaybelostorforgotten.Hisbooksarenotintendedforthepersonwantingtomakeacompletefirearm,butforlearningbasicshoptoolmaking.Theinformationfoundwithinhisbooksisforinstructionalpurposeonly.--ThetitlesDONOTactualcovergunrepaironfirearms,buthowtomakeneededpartsforfirearmswhichisabout40%ofallgunrepair.Withoutthisinformationyouwillbeseverelylimitedingunrepair.Hefirststartedgunrepairwhenhewas18yearsolddoingminorrepairforthefarmersandlocalhuntersintheBucklin,Kansasarea.Hismaininterestwashowtomakeriflebarrels,ashewasanavidhunter.Movingintoabiggershopheboughtalatheandproceededtolearnhowtouseit.Hewantedtofindouthowtomakeriflingbuttonstoriflebarrels,toolmaking,andlearneverythingaboutmakingbarrels.Overtheyearshebecameanexperttoolmakerandhowtobuildmosteverythingthatwasneededintheshop.Theinformationfoundinhisbookswillshowyouhowtomakemostoftheequipmentandtoolsneededinmostshops.AfteraneyeaccidenthequitGunsmithingandstartedwritingbooksoneverythingthatheknew.Hehadsomuchdifficultyfindinganyinformationthathewantedallthisinformationthathehadlearnedinover30yearstobeavailabletoeveryoneotherwiseitwouldbelost.HisbooksarenowabouttheonlybooksavailableonGunsmithing/Toolmaking,asmostpublishersdonotpublishGunorGunsmithingbooksanymore.
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GUNSMITHINGANDTOOLMAKINGBIBLE
INTRODUCTION
WhenIfirstinterestedinhowbarrelsweremade,IwasafulltimegunsmithinBucklin,Kansas.Iwasdoingalotofbarrelwork,suchaschamberingandfittingactions.IstartedtoresearchthesubjectinallthedifferentbooksthatIcouldfind.OnethingthatIfoundoutveryfastwasthattherewasnotanyinformationontheprocessofbuttonrifling.Thiswasin1956,andalltheavailableinformationwasoncut,orbroachrifling.Istartedtoexperimentandabout1-1/2yearslater,Iwasabletocomeupwithafairlydecentbarrel.Ihadbeenmanufacturingalltypesofbarrelsforafewyears,andhadbeenkeepingnotesonallthedifferentprocessesandinformationthatIused.Ikeptthinkingthatifthisinformationisnotpassedalongtoothers,itmightsoonbelost.In1962Igatheredallmynotesandstartedputtingtogetheramanualonbarrelmaking.IincludedeveryprocessthatIusedintheshop.Atthetime,IhadaverygoodbusinessmakingbarrelsinBucklin,Kansas.Mymainideainwritingthisbookistogivethereadersanideahowgunbarrelsaremade.Thisbookmayseemtobealittlevagueattime,butoncethereaderstartsmakingthebarrel,etc.itallfallsinplace.Ifthereaderfollowstheinstructions,afirstclassbarrelcanbemadethatwillcompetewiththebest.Ihavemanyreaderstellmeitsoundedtosimple.Wellmakingbarrelsisasimpleprocess,muchsimplerthanotherbarrelmakerswouldlikeittobeKnown.
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