Gunsmithing Tips & Projects,
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A collection of the best gunsmithing articles from twenty years of Rifle magazine. This soft cover second edition has been expanded to 547 pages, filled with articles on modern and antique gunsmithing projects, suggestions for finishing wood and metal, improving accuracy, decorating stocks, selecting and improving tools for the serious gunsmithing shop.

Includes a number of excellent articles by the late John Bivins Jr. on muzzleloading building techniques. Muzzle loading kit assembly ideas, restoring antiques, and scratch building a Billinghurst underhammer action are topics of interest.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Section 1: The Shop
    • Starting Your Shop


    • Jigs & Fixtures
    • Roller Bearing Steady Rest
    • The Slack Belt Sander
    • Machinery for the Home Gunshop
    • Screwdriver
  • Section 2: Stocks
    • Recoil Pad Installation
    • Checkering Target Stocks
    • Professional Approach to Stock Sanding
    • Professional Approach to Stock Finishing
    • Stocking the Ruger No. 1
    • From Blank to Beautiful Stock
    • Layout, Inletting, Fitting
    • Converting Impressed Checkering
    • Inletting a Muzzleloader
    • Professional Checkering for the Amateur
    • Selecting Stock Finishes
    • The Many Uses of 'Fiberglass'
    • New Techniques for Fine Stock Finishing
    • Inletting the 'Swamped' Octagon Barrel
    • Inletting the Sidelock
    • Installing an Action Bedding Block
    • Building a Barrel-Bedded Magnum
    • Relief Carving the Gunstock
    • Bedding the Browning 78
    • The 'Express' Oil Finish
    • Ruger Number 1
    • The Rigid Ruger
    • Basic Gunstocking the Flintlock Rifle - Layout and Inletting
    • Basic Gunstocking the Flintlock Rifle - Design and Shaping
    • The Properties and Curing of Gunstock Woods
    • Gunstock Inlays - Sheet, Composition, and Cast Inlay
    • Gunstock Inlays - Silver Wire Inlay
    • Using an Electric Checkering Tool
    • Advanced Gun Stock Carving - Study and Tools
    • Advanced Gun Stock Carving - Carving and Finishing
    • Moisture in Stock Blanks
    • Bedding with Epoxy
    • Make a Skeleton Grip Cap
    • Dimensional Stability of Stock Wood
    • Care and Feeding of Gunstocks
    • Hand-Sanding Hard Maple
    • Stock Options of the Synthetic Kind
    • Installing a Recoil Pad
    • Free Floating a Barrel
    • Repairing and Replacing Buttplates
    • Glues and Epoxies
    • Installing Sling Swivels
    • Cracked Stocks
    • Stock Pitch
  • Section 3: Tuning
    • "Shrink" Groups with Some Home Gunsmithing
    • Tuning Bolt Actions
    • Tuning Ruger's Single Shot
    • Tuning the Levers
    • Fundamentals of Accuracy
    • Smoothing Bolt Actions
    • Slicking the Savage 99
    • Tuning the New Hornet Rifles
    • Making a Garand Shoot Accurately
    • Making Revolvers Shoot
    • Correcting the Revolver's Critical Dimensions
    • Remington Models 721, 722 and 700 Extractors and Ejectors
  • Section 4: Barrels & Chambering
    • Barrel Fitting
    • Barrel Rejuvenation
    • The Damp-Box for Rust Browning or Blueing
    • Precision Barrel Fitting
    • Fitting and Chambering Barrels, Benchrest Style
    • Building an Action Sleeve
    • Instant Blue
    • Chamber Casting Alloy
  • Section 5: Triggers
    • Pro Gunsmithing Trigger Tuning
    • Making a Steel Trigger for the Ruger No. 1
    • Springfield Firing Mechanism
  • Section 6: Problem Solving
    • Feeding Problems
    • Trouble-Shooting with a Dial Indicator
    • Detecting Correcting Effects of Excess Headspace
  • Section 7: Odd Jobs
    • Building a Schuetzen Rifle
    • Making a Billinghurst Action
    • Modifying a Single-Shot Lever
    • Proper Scope Mounting
    • Investment Casting
    • Another Approach to a Light Rifle
    • Ultra-Light Sako
    • Adjusting and Replacing Traditional Open Sights
    • Fitting a Barrel Band Sling Swivel Stud
    • Field Repair of a Broken Wrist
    • Scope Mounting: Beyond the Basics
    • Fixing Slotted Screw Heads
    • Soldering
    • .22 Rimfire Magazine Tubes
    • Holes for Sight Mounting Screws
    • Making and Replacing Metal Screws
    • Lubrication
    • Basic Maintenance - Rimfires
    • Iron Sights and Leverguns
    • Stock Cross Pins and Cross Bolts
  • Section 8: Customizing
    • M1 Conversions
    • Making a Bullet Mold
    • Simple Scope Mounts for "Collector" Military Rifles
    • Metal Finishes for the Custom Gunsmith
    • The Crowning Touch
    • Making Springs to Fit the Need
    • A Handy Case-Mouth Gauge
  • Section 9: Muzzleloaders
    • Precision Assembly of Lock Kits
    • The Forge-Welded Rifle Barrel - Part I
    • The Forge Welded Rifle Barrel - Part II
  • Section 10: Restoration
    • New Life for Old Rifles
    • Restoring Antique Firearms - Part I
    • Restoring Antique Firearms - Part II
    • Restoring Antique Firearms - Part III


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