Engraving Historic Firearms,
by John Schippers
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The most authoritative book on hand engraving to come out in recent years, John C. Schippers' "Engraving Historic Firearms" contains all the information you need to learn how to engrave metal by hand. With over 50 years of experience as a gunbuilder and engraver, Mr. Schippers is an expert in all aspects of the craft. Now he shares his knowledge in this impressive book.

Soft cover, the 456 pages are spiral bound allowing the book to easily lay flat. Richly illustrated with quality color photos antique and reproduction firearms and illustrations of engraving techniques and designs.

Chapters include:

  • Tools and Equipment
  • The Square Graver
  • Hammers
  • Vision Aids
  • Holding Your Work<
  • Cutting Lines with the Square Engraver
  • Ending Your Cut
  • Ball End Cutting
  • Plunge Cuts
  • Blunt-End Plunge Cuts
  • Bright Cut
  • Cutting Shading Lines
  • Lozenge Engraving Cutters
  • Sharpening the Push Engraver
  • Cutting Nick and Dot Borders
  • Cutting Wavy-Line Nick and Dot Borders
  • Cutting Standard Borders
    • Plunge-Cut Border
    • Curving Line Border
    • Arrown Border
    • Running Leaf Border
    • Split Leaf Border
    • Rope Border
    • Pine Tree Border
    • Half Leaf Border
    • Double Half Leaf Border
    • Double Leaf Border
    • Octagon Border
    • Wiggle-Line Border
  • Getting the Metal Surface Ready for Engraving
  • Scrolls
  • Tendrils
  • Cross-Hatching
  • Leaves
  • Designing Your Engraving
  • Cutting the Design
  • Tranfering Designs
  • Engraving the Number-on Practice Design
  • Other Tranfer Methods
  • Example Guns 1 to 31
  • Cutting Out Inlays
  • Example Guns 14 to 19
  • Cutaway Backgrounds
  • Understanding Line Engraver Numbers
  • Example Guns 20 to 45
  • Matting Backgrounds
  • Example Guns 46 to 52
  • Border Samples
  • Power Engraving Systems/Tools
  • Example Guns 53 to 56
  • A Little More Food for Thought
  • Example Guns 57 & 58
  • Recommendations
  • Example Guns 59 to 64
  • Places to Obtain Tools, Supplies, and Service
  • Photography
  • More on the Author
  • Metal Processing Temperatures
  • Hardening, Tempering, and Temper and Heat Colors

The 456 pages contain over 2,000 color photos of antique and original engraved firearms as well as illustrations showing engraving techniques and hundreds of engraving designs. A must-have book for anyone interested in engraving or on fine engraved firearms.

Soft cover, 8-1/2" x 11" format, spiral bound, 456 pages, ISBN# 978-0-9770736-2-7.

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