Before the advent of the lathe, shaper, milling machine, and surface grinder, gunsmiths used hand tools to produce classic firearms. Such tools can still be used today to modify any design a firearms enthusiast has in his collection. With detailed information on planning a workshop and acquiring the basic tools, this practical reference is a must-have for anyone interested in repairing and improving firearms. Topics such as metals, files, abrasives, small parts, and how to blue and polish a gun for a finished look are all covered in this informative guide.
Andrew Dubino is a gunsmith, a former gun columnist for the Bangor (ME) Daily News, and an avid hunter, fly fisher, and craftsman.