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GUNSMITH TOOL BIBLE DELUX
When I first interested in how barrels were made, I was a full time gunsmith in Bucklin, Kansas. I was doing a lot of barrel work,such as chambering and fitting actions.I started to research the subject in all the different books that I could find. One thing that I found out very fast was that there was notany information on the process of button rifling.This was in 1956, and all the available information was on cut, or broach rifling. I started to experiment and about 1-1/2 years later,I was able to come up with a fairly decent barrel.I had been manufacturing all types of barrels for a few years, and had been keeping notes on all the different processes andinformation that I used. I kept thinking that if this information is not passed along to others, it might soon be lost.In 1962 I gathered all my notes and started putting together a manual on barrel making. I included every process that I used in theshop. At the time, I had a very good business making barrels in Bucklin, Kansas.My main idea in writing this book is to give the readers an idea how gun barrels are made. This book may seem to be a little vagueat time, but once the reader starts making the barrel, etc. it all falls in place.If the reader follows the instructions, a first class barrel can be made that will compete with the best. I have many readers tell me itsounded to simple. Well making barrels is a simple process, much simpler than other barrel makers would like it to be known.
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