Lewis Potter

Art of Gunsmithing

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This volume is written about working on one of the finest sporting firearms ever invented – the shotgun. Included are types of shotgun from everyman's dream gun, the sidelock ejector, to the everyman gun, the humble economy single barrel. It covers the work a gunsmith actually encounters, much of this information has never previously been published and may help the reader appreciate the complexity and great range of skills and knowledge a gunsmith needs, something unique in the 21st century.Topics covered include:Guns and Gunsmithing; Tooling & Equipment; Stripping & Servicing and examination for faults; Minor and advanced barrel work; Rejointing barrels to actions and lockwork; Minor and major stock repairs; Blacking, bluing, browning and engraving; Gun Proof and The Law. The shotgun is one of the finest sporting firearms ever invented.Includes previously unpublished information that will help the reader appreciate the complexity and great range of skills and knowledge a gunsmith needs.Superbly illustrated. Lewis Potter is a full-time gunsmith, rifle maker and field sportsman with experience stretching over forty-five years.
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485 printed pages
Original publication
2013
Publisher
Crowood

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