Chambering for Ackley Cartridge (booklet)

Cover of Chambering for Ackley Cartridges

Gunsmithing Student Handbook Series #1

This booklet is the first of many planned works that provide instruction in the correct and safe methods of gunsmithing. Specifically, this essay discusses Ackley Improved cartridges.  In it, we will not teach you how to install and chamber a barrel, we handle that information in another title, “Chambering Rifle Barrels for Accuracy”.  In this book we will in detail help you to understand the special details related to chambering for Ackley Improved designs, specifically we explain headspace for Ackley designs.

If you are not familiar with how headspace applies to firearms and ammunition you may want to consider another title we offer, “Understanding Headspace for Firearms”.

Fred Zeglin along with other well-known Gunsmiths has begun the task of creating a series of instructional manuals.  Each book will focus on one narrow subject in Gunsmithing.  Written with an audience in mind who want to know every detail of the how and why of gunsmithing.

Each book in the series will provide a highly detailed and Technical explanation of the subject at hand in a way that any gun lover will be able to understand, whether professional or hobbyist.

44 pages, soft bound.  Printed in the U.S.A.

Back of Chambering for Ackley Cartridges

Back Cover of Chambering for Ackley Cartridges.

“The material and information inside will last you a lifetime. This is a PRACTICAL handbook.”  Gary Howes,


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