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Do-It-Yourself Gun Repair: Gunsmithing at Home
Do-It-Yourself Gun Repair is an authoritative guide to maintaining, repairing, and improving rifles, shotguns, and handguns. Expert gunsmith Edward Matunas provides detailed instructions for accomplishing the most common gun repair and maintenance procedures, including diagnosing problems with your firearms, replacing worn parts, and improving the accuracy of your guns. The book also included a section devoted to the disassembly, repair, and reassembly of seven of the most popular firearms. This special section contains detailed exploded views and parts lists.
Selecting the right tools for outfitting your workshop
Replacing firing pins, extractor, and ejectors
Analyzing and correcting accuracy problems
Installation of scopes, mounts, sights, and recoil pads
Repairing splits and cracks in stocks
Learn how to diagnose and repair a broad selection of popular hunting firearms including rifles, shotguns, and handguns in the convenience of the home, safely and inexpensively. Also included is a special section covering disassembly, repair, and reassembly of seven of the most popular firearms: 700, Remington 1100, Remington 870, Winchester 94, Savage 110, Marlin 336, and Marlin 70. The instructions are fully illustrated with photos and drawings as well as exploded views and parts lists, and much of this information can be applied to other guns with similar actions.
Diagnose and repair a broad selection of popular hunting firearms with this authoritative guide to maintaining, repairing, and improving rifles, shotguns, and handguns.
Diagnose and repair a broad selection of popular hunting firearms, including rifles, shotguns, and handguns. 473 photographs and illustrations.
About the Author
Edward A. Matunas was a practicing gunsmith for 12 years, a director of a ballistics laboratory, a designer of reloading tools, and a national sales manager for Winchester-Western. He lives in Clinton, Connecticut.
Table of Contents
Do-It-Yourself Gun Repair–Gunsmithing At Home
Table of Contents
Part I An Approach to Gunsmithing in the Home Workshop 1. Does That Firearm Need Work? 3 2. Can I Fix It? 9 3. Hand Tools 13 4. Power Tools 27 5. Work Area & Special Tool Requirements 31 6. Parts & Supplies 41 7. Thinking Like a Gunsmith 47
Part II Basic Maintenance & Repair 8. Basic Firearms Maintenance 53 9. Accuracy–How to Find Problems and Correct Them 65 10. Crowning a Barrel 73 11. Ten Easy Gunsmithing Projects 77 12. Bedding an Action or Barrel 97 13. Scope Installation 103
Part III Disassembly, Repair, and Reassembly of Popular Firearms 14. Remington 700 Bolt-Action Rifle 113 15. Remington 1100 Semiautomatic Shotgun 121 16. Remington 870 Pump Shotgun 137 17. Winchester 94 Lever-Action Rifle 147 18. Savage 110 Bolt-Action Rifle 155 19. Marlin 336 Lever-Action Rifle 161 20. Marlin 70 Semiautomatic Rimfire Rifle 171
Part IV Advanced Techniques 21. Installing Interchangeable Choke Tubes 179 22. Repairing Stock Breaks and Splits 187 23. Drilling and Tapping for Sight Installation 193 24. Fitting a Recoil Pad 201
Part V The Final Steps 25. Ammunition and the Gunsmith 209 26. Testing the Repair 221 27. Sensible Gunsmithing Alternatives 225
Directory of Sources 229