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Posted: 10/22/2013 7:45:55 PM EST

I'm trying to move out of my comfort zone for gun work. I'm happy and comfortable with Beretta 92s, Glocks, ARs and a little bit of Sig rifle stuff. I've got a project Norinco 1911, but I'm wondering if there's a seminal reference for revolvers. I can do vidjas on YouTube, but I do like to have a dead tree book to at least read while I'm in bed or on the couch.

Any recommendations?
Link Posted: 10/22/2013 8:50:15 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/23/2013 8:38:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/23/2013 8:39:11 AM EST by aardvark_ratnick]
"The Custom Revolver" by Hamilton Bowen. Only available for Kindle or Kindle for Apple devices on Amazon. You can find copies of the printed book but they are generally one to two thousand dollars depending on condition.
Link Posted: 10/23/2013 9:37:43 AM EST
This depends on what you want.
Are you wanting information on gunsmithing revolvers, shooting revolvers, or just general info on what's available?
Link Posted: 10/23/2013 5:42:58 PM EST
Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (3rd Edition), Supica & Nahas.

It is the S&W bible.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 7:47:54 PM EST
Cunningham's book is rather basic, but that sounds like that's exactly what you're looking for.

I was going to suggest Taffins' "Big Bore Sixguns" until I noticed it's going for over $100 on Amazon!! (Apparently I better put my copy of it and of Bowen's book on my non-lending shelf!)

Taffin does have some interesting (and free) reading at his website: http://sixguns.com/
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 7:53:12 PM EST
This is the one I always wanted to buy at the book store.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 8:10:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By zercool:
Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (3rd Edition), Supica & Nahas.

It is the S&W bible.
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Very good book. While I look more for Colts, I bought one due to some of the older S&Ws I ran across that interested me.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 9:57:28 PM EST
Can't believe I forgot this one... "Sixguns", by Elmer Keith.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:36:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dfariswheel:
This depends on what you want.
Are you wanting information on gunsmithing revolvers, shooting revolvers, or just general info on what's available?
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Shooting and working on are the main interests.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 5:44:23 PM EST
Ended up with:

The Snubby Revolver by Lovette
Book of the Revolver and Defensive Revolver Fundamentals by Cunningham.

Thanks everyone!
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