Recreating the American Longrifle
by William Buchele, George Shumway, Peter Alexander
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The late William Buchele was recognized as a true master longrifle maker. But his greatest contribution to muzzle loading must be this book. He shares the step by step details of his craft. His work has been enhanced by the editors. This book does not assume that the reader is an expert stock maker, but begins with illustrated explanations of the basic concepts. Buchele shows several alternate approaches to most tasks. Newly revised fifth edition.

Full scale plans include a carved longrifle and fullstock pistol. Over 250 photos and drawings within the 176 pages, 8-1/2 x 11" format, soft cover.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Chapter 1 Some Thoughts on Building a Rifle
  • Chapter 2 Designing the Rifle
  • Chapter 3 Assembling Parts and Raw Materials
  • Chapter 4 Tools and a Place to Work
  • Chapter 5 Order of Procedure
  • Chapter 6 Laying Out the Rifle on the Stock Blank
  • Chapter 7 Installing the Breech Plug in the Barrel
  • Chapter 8 Cutting the Barrel Channel
  • Chapter 9 Making the Ramrod Groove and Hole
  • Chapter 10 Installing the Lock
  • Chapter 11 Shaping and Inletting the Barrel Tang
  • Chapter 12 Installing the Buttplate
  • Chapter 13 Planning and Initial Shaping of the Lock Region and Wrist
  • Chapter 14 Shaping the Buttstock
  • Chapter 15 Triggers
  • Chapter 16 Inletting the Trigger and Triggerguard
  • Chapter 17 Barrel Loops
  • Chapter 18 Barrel Loop Keys
  • Chapter 19 Making and Installing Ramrod Pipes
  • Chapter 20 Forestock and Muzzlecap
  • Chapter 21 Sideplate
  • Chapter 22 Lower Butt Molding
  • Chapter 23 Sliding Wood Patchbox Lid and Cavity
  • Chapter 24 Metal Patchbox
  • Chapter 25 Installing the Patchbox and Release Mechanism
  • Chapter 26 Toeplates
  • Chapter 27 Inlays
  • Chapter 28 Engraving
  • Chapter 29 Carving
  • Chapter 30 Metal Ribbon Inlay
  • Chapter 31 Wood Finishing
  • Chapter 32 Sights
  • Chapter 33 Touch-hole
  • Chapter 34 Bluing or Browning the Barrel
  • Chapter 35 Ramrods
  • Chapter 36 Lock Notes
  • Chapter 37 Sling Swivels and Sling
  • Chapter 38 Pistol Making Notes
  • Reference Books for the Rifle Maker
  • Books About Antique American Muzzle-Loading Arms
  • Source for Parts, Tools, and Supplies for Making Muzzle-Loading Arms
  • Books & Tapes on Muzzle-Loader Gunsmithing
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