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Gunsmithing - Rifles [Paperback]

Patrick Sweeney
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Oct. 1 1999 Rifles
Make your rifle shoot better than ever!

Gunsmithing: Rifles takes a look at all major rifle types and gives you practical information on how to make repairs, improve performance and modify your rifle to fit your needs.

In additional to practical information about keeping every rifle ready to shoot, Gunsmithing: Rifles provides specific projects to improve:

  • Mauser actions
  • AR-15s and their clones
  • The Ruger 10/22
  • The Remington Model 700
  • The Winchester model 70
  • Lever-action Rifles
Step-by-step instructions and plenty of photos guide you every step of the way.

As a practicing gunsmith for the past 20 years, Sweeney also knows enough to tell you what not to try. If an operation requires an expert, he'll tell you. He'll also tell you what questions to ask to help you make sure the person you hire is qualified.

If you're in the market for a used rifle, this book also includes tips on getting the most bang for your buck.

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About the Author

Patrick Sweeney is a certified master gunsmith, film consultant, certified armorer instructor for police departments nationwide, author of many of Gun Digest Books' best-selling titles, and Handguns Editor for America's largest general-circulation shooting magazine, Guns & Ammo.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a wealth of information at a very small price May 1 2000
By Joe D
"Gunsmithing: Rifles offers an abundance of quality, useful information in the form of specific instruction for home shop projects. I'm not suggesting the book's contents are simplistic, but rather the range of information spans from detail to conceptual, which provides a good foundation of knowledge before projects are attempted.
There are virtually no chapters that would not be of value to the average firearms enthusiast, so I didn't feel I purchased the book only for the contents of one or two good chapters. There is a section on refreshing hunting rifles. The coverage includes correcting poor accuracy, refinishing wood and metal parts, drilling and taping scope mounts and metallic sights. But the information continues on into action/bolt lapping, rechambering, changing a bolt handle, installing a new safety....
I would have purchased the book just for the coverage of trigger work. Finally, a current, inexpensive book that provides detailed coverage of trigger replacement and tuning, by rifle manufacturer, including do's and don'ts for each model. I followed the book to clean up the trigger on a Winchester M70 that's been waiting to get dropped off at the gunsmith for the past 8 months, and had excellent results.
Great book
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Average Sept. 5 2001
This book is perhaps a good introductory text for those who do not have or do not wish to invest in gunsmithing equipment. Topics covered are largely mundane and include: scope mounting, bedding, boresighting, etc. Much of this information could be had from the instructions that come with the materials listed. There are a few genuine jewels of information that probably make it worth its' modest price. It is a superb book for the neophyte, or someone who simply wishes to be an informed consumer of Gunsmithing services.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book Aug. 8 2013
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Was not exactly what I expected, but still a very useful and quality reference source.

Well worth the price, and well worth getting more if the same.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great read May 14 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Very detailed and informative Good for the beginner and advanced enthusiast as well Tjhe author indeed has excelled with this one
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Oct. 11 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
a must have, buy the paper version, never regret it
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