Art of Gunsmithing by Lewis Potter

By Lewis Potter

This quantity is written approximately engaged on one of many best carrying firearms ever invented - the shotgun. incorporated are different types of shotgun from everyman's dream gun, the sidelock ejector, to the everyman gun, the standard financial system unmarried barrel. It covers the paintings a gunsmith really encounters, a lot of this knowledge hasn't ever formerly been released and should support the reader take pleasure in the complexity and nice diversity of talents and information a gunsmith wishes, whatever targeted within the twenty first century.Topics lined include:Guns and Gunsmithing; Tooling & apparatus; Stripping & Servicing and exam for faults; Minor and complex barrel paintings; Rejointing barrels to activities and lockwork; Minor and significant inventory upkeep; Blacking, bluing, browning and engraving; Gun evidence and The legislation. The shotgun is likely one of the most interesting wearing firearms ever invented.Includes formerly unpublished details that may aid the reader delight in the complexity and nice diversity of talents and information a...

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Contents Title Page Copyright Acknowledgements Foreword by Chris Price Preface 1 Guns and Gunsmithing 2 Tooling and Equipment 3 Examination for Faults 4 Stripping and Servicing 5 General Barrel Work 6 Advanced Barrel Work 7 Rejointing Barrels to Actions 8 Lockwork 9 Minor Stock Repairs 10 Major Stock Repairs 11 Blacking, Bluing and Browning 12 Engraving 13 Gun Proof 14 The Law Useful Addresses Further Reading Glossary Index Acknowledgements I thank The Crowood Press for their help. I can happily blame my friend, George Wallace, retired firearms officer of the BASC, for volunteering me for this project – I know he was, as ever, only doing his best to help another member of the shooting community.

The advantage of this type of back-action lock is that there is no cut-out in the bar of the action for the main spring. This is why many powerful doubles have back action bar locks allied to a long top strap, which, in the case of double rifles, may be carried up and on to the comb. Hammer Gun Hammer guns are mainly either bar or back-action sidelocks, although there are cheaper hammer guns that qualify as a form of boxlock with the hammers emerging along the centre of the top strap. Those that are sidelocks are little different from the hammerless – or internal hammer – derivations, except in that the hammer is separate to the tumbler.

Next is the plain panel with oval form, and following on from that the panel that goes to a point, while the chequered panel (which serves no practical purpose) is, to many potential owners, possibly one of the less desirable forms of decoration. Side plates on an over-and-under. Fairly typical German-made drilling. A double-barrel sixteen-bore with 8 × 57 JRS (8mm rifle barrel) underneath, an example of a trigger-plate action. Sideclips – projections on either side of the breech that engage against the barrels – have been fashionable in the past and seemed more favoured on the continent, but tend to slightly depress the value of a gun.

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