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An Excellent Book
on 12 September 2007
Whether you are someone who shoots regularly, or just someone with an interest in the workings of shotguns and everything that goes with owning a gun, this is the book to buy. Much of the work of the gunsmith is never really seen by the owner as it is the internal components of the gun that are usually adjusted or replaced. However, anyone with any interest at all in their shotgun will either know or want to know how to strip their gun, both for cleaning maintenance and also if they have a minor malfunction while out shooting.
This volume goes into full detail about the gunsmith's art. Who has not admired the beautiful finish on many of the shotgun's in your local gun shop, even if they are far out of your price range. The barrel[s] finish, be it a blacked, blued or brown finish and on some of the top notch weapons, the beautiful engraving and tooling of both the metal and the stock. How these and other things are achieved is covered in the book. The different types of gun are also covered in some detail. Side by side barrels, over and under, the different types of ejector mechanism etc.
Also very importantly the book goes into detail about gun proofing and the law. All in all the book covers virtually everything that you need or would like to know. It shows both the complexity of the shotgun and the skill of the gunsmith.