Gun Tools,
Their History and Identification, Vol. II
by James Shaffer and R. Stephen Dorsey
Part Number: BOOK-GT-V2
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Gun Tools Volume 2. by James Shaffer and R. Stephen Dorsey. Volume 2 offers previously undocumented and little-known tools in private and public collections in the U.S., Great Britain and Europe. Includes over 800 new photos spanning nearly 400 years of gun tools. Volume 2 addresses all of the many categories of gun tools covered in volume 1 and addresses several new categories such as loading aids, aiming and optical devices. artillery fuse setters and cleaning aids. Many Confederate pieces are also shown for the first time as well as treasures from H.M. Tower of London, Imperial War Museum and Pattern Room Collections. Volume 2 is a major and exciting expansion of our knowledge of the fascinating subject of gun tools.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Section 1
    • Preface
    • Table of Contents
    • Acknowledgments
  • Section II
    • Identification Section
    • Comments on Black Powder Shooting and Cleaning
    • U.S. Military Ramrod Dimensions
    • The British Sealed Pattern
    • Brush and Pick Sets
    • Screwdrivers
    • Wipers
    • Ball Screws
    • Combination Wipers and Ball Screws
    • Wrenches
    • Artillery Fuze Setters
    • Jags and Picks
    • Combination Tools
      • Military Contract, Pre-1910 U.S. Arsenal Manufactured & Altered
      • U.S. Commercial, Pre-1910
      • U.S., Post-1910
      • U.S. L-Shaped
      • Foreign
      • Unknown
    • Mainspring Vises
    • Punches and Rammers
    • Extractors
    • Rods and Thongs
    • Aiming and Optical Devices
    • Loading Aids
    • Cleaning Aids
    • Oilers
    • Tompions
    • Sets and Kits
    • Sight and Muzzle Covers
    • Gauges
    • Miscellaneous
  • Section III References and Bibliography
  • Section IV Volume I Errata

ISBN: 0-9631208-3-2
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