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Posted: 9/3/2005 7:24:48 PM EDT
OK, the other day I was in a bookstore in a small town in montana[i live in MI] and saw

a book which covered practically all forms of gunsmithing rifles. It was only rifles and all different

kinds. For some stupid reason I didn't buy it and now I cant remember the name and cant find

anything online which rings a bell. So I am looking for advice on what you think I am looking for

or something that would be sufficient. I am looking for something comphrensive with lots of details

avoiding elementery level info.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 7:30:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 7:36:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:53:07 PM EDT
Lets start:

How old was the book? Illustrations? Subject matter?

"The Modern Gunsmith," by Howe is a two volume book. Definitely NOT introductory material. First rate craftsman. That would be #1 on my list of recommendations.

There was a number of books by Stackpole publishing printed just after ww2. This book is probably one of them. Check out abebooks.com searching by Stackpole under publisher.

Alvin Linden wrote a couple about stockmaking. Very good books, havent' seen them around for a very long time.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 11:58:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 12:05:37 AM EDT by 199]
New or used? Hardback or softback?

Maybe Sweeney’s’ “Gunsmithing Rifles”:

Or McPherson’s “Accurizing the Factory Rifle”:

Link Posted: 9/4/2005 12:33:12 AM EDT
Patrick Sweeneys book, I'll bet. Its a good one.
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