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Best gunsmithing rifles book?

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Unread 08-27-2008, 11:55 AM
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Best gunsmithing rifles book?


I'm a decade and half vetern tool/die machinist, but only a shade tree 'smith:

What is the best technical/advanced riflesmithing book out there?

What is the same for auto pistols?

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    Unread 10-19-2008, 02:45 PM
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    Re: Best gunsmithing rifles book?

    Anybody have a favourate book?
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    Unread 10-20-2008, 12:08 AM
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    Re: Best gunsmithing rifles book?

    Machinery Handbook and a MasterCam reference manual.
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    Unread 10-24-2008, 01:42 PM
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    Re: Best gunsmithing rifles book?

    Gunsmith/Machinist by Steve Acker

    Advanced Rebarreling of the Sporting Rifle by Willis Fowlers

    Bolt Action Rifles by Frank DeHass

    John Hinnants The complete Illustrated Guide to Precision Rifle Barrel Fitting

    There are many books written from 1900 through 1956 that can be bought used off the internet.

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