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The Gun Digest Book of Firearms Assembly/Disassembly Part I - Automatic Pistols (Gun Digest Book of Firearms Assembly/Disassembly: Part 1 Automatic Pistols) (Pt. 1) Paperback – 1999

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Product Details

  • Series: Gun Digest Book of Firearms Assembly/Disassembly: Part 1 Automatic Pistols
  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publ; Second Edition edition (1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873417836
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873417839
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,258,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Dan S. on February 14, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is an excellent guide for disassembly. It is worthless as a guide for reassembly. There are no step-by-step instructions for reassembling a firearm. At best, the book assumes that reassembly is the reversal of the steps involved in disassembly. This is not necessarily so. I would not recommend this book to a hobbyist.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By OAKSHAMAN VINE VOICE on November 8, 2002
Format: Paperback
If you cannot field strip a weapon you really have no business owning it. I bought the volume on automatic pistols and I was not disappointed. For most of my life I was a revolver man and I stayed away from automatics because I didn't understand them- and I was convinved that they were unreliable. When I bought my first Model 1911 (which has NEVER jammed on me) it didn't have a field manual, so I bought this book. It didn't take long before I was field stripping and reassembling blind-folded. I feel confident that I could do the same with any automatic even loosely based on John Browning's designs. I might have trouble with German designs like the Luger or Broom handle Mauser, but after studying this book I feel sure that I could eventually master them too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Terry B. Carr on December 2, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Someone has already pointed out that reassembly is a little short. Sometimes, reassembly requires a little more, but that's not my complaint. The book is great, but I keep waiting on his second edition of each Part, as not all guns are covered and I need information on some of the ones that are not. Such as the S&W 39 series.

As far as Amazon and other sellers go, they need to publish the index page so you know what guns are covered in a particular Part. No fun to buy the book only to find out the gun you need to know about is not included.
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If you would like to do more than just field strip you favorite auto pistol this could be just what you are looking for. The instructions are easy for the non-gunsmith to understand and follow. The photos give a good view of the pricidure being discussed. The only down side of the book, and the reason I gave it 4 insted of 5 stars is that it has a lot of obscure pistol most of us will never see. This was space that could have been used for more up to date and common pistols.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andrew G. Davis on September 17, 2008
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I have a small collection and was asked by my neighbor, to clean his Colt 1903 32cal automatic. Well, it's take down is not like more recent weapons and the the step by step illustrations were a great help in getting that puppy cleaned and rearing to go.

Andy Davis
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By Larry Evans on June 5, 2013
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OK, so I was looking for the .45 complete owners manual and thought this would do it plus a lot of others. It gets real close but there are better, easier to understand books out there for my feeble brain. Good Luck!
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By Michael A. Leahey on April 28, 2014
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I own multiple semi-autos from different makers, this book is invaluable and a must have for any handgun owner. My previous book got damaged from a flood and I needed to replace it...great illustrations.
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