Ebook: Gunsmith Tools, Cutters & Guages – A Primer
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We spoke with leaders in the tool making industry about the things they spend most of their time and effort educating clients about. Contributions from Clymer, Forster, Manson, JGS, PTG, SAAMI and more are all included. There are books for machinists that teach this type of information, but until now there has never been a book for gunsmiths that explains the tools of the trade and how they should be utilized. The idea is simple, answer your questions before you order any tool.
Nomenclature is important, when you talk to a reamer maker, gunsmith or client you want to know the correct terms. This indicates to those you work with that you took the time the understand the tools. It will improve your ability the sell work to customers, buy or rent the right tools for the job. You will save untold hours and dollars, don’t learn at the “School of Hard Knocks”.
When you understand tools, they work better and last much longer. This both saves money and increases profits.
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Understanding Headspace for Firearms (booklet)
This booklet is the second of many planned works that provide instruction in the correct and safe methods of gunsmithing. Specifically, this essay discusses Headspacing guns and ammunition.
A basic understanding of headspace and how it affects the proper operation of a firearm are necessary if you wish to call yourself a gunsmith. Otherwise all you will be able to do is change parts with the hope that somehow the problem will go away. This booklet contains all the information a gunsmith or reloader needs in order to understand and diagnose headspace in either the gun or the ammunition.
Fred Zeglin along with other well-known Gunsmiths has begun the task of creating this 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.
52 pages, soft bound. Printed in the U.S.A.
“Understanding Headspace for Firearms.” Articles published here on Guns and Gunsmiths in the past on this topic have been some of the most highly read and commented on, so this book will be a treasure to many of you.” wrote Gary Howes of GunsAndGunsmiths.com when reviewing this book.
In the video below the Author tell you how to be sure your gauges are correct.Add to cart
P.O. Ackley, America’s Gunsmith$54.95
“P.O. Ackley, America’s Gunsmith is so extensive and so well done,
I am at a loss to adequately describe it!” Dennis ‘Mike’ Bellm, Bellm TC’s
Book, Hard cover, 256 pages.
Parker Otto Ackley left a wealth of firearms knowledge among those he trained. The eminent gunsmith, ballistician, barrel maker, teacher and writer perhaps had more influence on modern shooting and firearms than any other single man. And now his life and works have been painstakingly detailed in P.O. Ackley: America’s Gunsmith.
Writer and gunsmith Fred Zeglin gives a never-before-seen look at the humble man whose research thrust the firearms industry forward. From improving rifle chambers for use with modern powders to developing superior barrels to designing red-hot cartridges, readers will walk away with a new appreciation for Ackley’s exploration and ideas. And his concepts on reloading, rifle accuracy, safety, cartridge choice, and wildcat use are just as relevant for today’s “gun cranks” as they were in Ackley’s heyday.
Zeglin also delivers the most complete collection of accurate dimensions, loading data and history for the lifetime of cartridges created by P.O. Ackley, the most influential gunsmith in American history. Most shooters today know him because of his “Ackley Improved” cartridge designs. But those cartridges are only the tip of the iceberg. P.O. Ackley: America’s Gunsmith is the whole story.
Bonus: Full-color photo section and an exclusive never-before-printed article by P.O. Ackley.
How this book will raise your firearms IQ:
Wildcat and standard cartridge history
Accurate technical information
Colorful Ackley quotes and entertaining Ackleyisms
Descriptions and reloading data for Ackley Improved cartridges
Now Shipping! Autographed copies.
“Any gunsmithing student, reloader, shooter will find him or herself fascinated
by this work. No library is complete without it.” Gary Yee, author of
“Sharpshooters 1750-1900” & “Sharpshooters, Marksmen Through the Ages”
About the Author
Fred Zeglin has been building custom hunting rifles for nearly thirty-five years. Zeglin has taught classes for the NRA Short Term Gunsmithing program at three separate colleges and is the Coordinator/Instructor for the Firearms Technology program at FVCC in Kalispell, MT. He has published two other books, Hawk Cartridges Manual and Wildcat Cartridges, Reloader’s Handbook of Wildcat Cartridge Design.
Fred is maintaining a web site about P.O. Ackley, this allows him to keep updating as more details come to light. https://ackleyimproved.com
Fred has signed all the books we are shipping.
Chambering Rifles for Accuracy (book)$39.95
Third of many planned works that provide instruction in the correct and safe methods of gunsmithing.
Specifically, this essay discusses several methods that can be used to accurately chamber a rifle barrel. In Part I of the book Fred Zeglin teaches you all about accurate hunting rifles and discusses the variables that must be dealt with in order to create an accurate hunting rifle. In Part II Gordy Gritters, famed benchrest gunsmith, shares every secret he has learned over the last 30 years. Gordy finishes the book with a step by step process for bench rest barrel work.
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”.
Each book in the Gunsmith Student Handbook Series will focus on one narrow subject in Gunsmithing. Written with the audience in mind these books are for shooters who want to know every detail of the how and why of gunsmithing. Whether you plan to build guns or not, 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. Professional or hobbyist will enjoy this read.
123 pages, soft bound. Printed in the U.S.A.