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Gunsmithing Made Easy: Projects for the Home Gunsmith Hardcover – October 6, 2010
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Bryce M. Towsley's Gunsmithing Made Easy provides home projects for gun owners who wish to learn basic firearms repair and modification skills. This information assumes a series of step-by-step gunsmithing projects which pair clear color photos with descriptions on how to fine-tune, modify and repair popular brands of firearms. From tools needed to fittings, methods and installation details, any beginner will find gunsmithing easy with this guide in hand. -- Internet Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review, July 2006
Bryce Towsley's "Gunsmithing Made Easy" One of the thinnest books in my collection with more information than a number of very thick books. I have TWO copies!! Very nicely done Mr. Towsley! Clear photos and not one wasted word. This book should be bound in fine leather with gold printing. Bravo! -- Stoegerbooks.com Customer Review, July 2007
Sports and outdoors hunters interested in guns will find these excellent, top references. Bryce M. Towsley's GUNSMITHING MADE EASY offers everything you need to know about caring for a gun - including modifications as well as maintenance and repairs. Shooters who like do-it-yourself projects will find many color photos and clear directions to maintenance of all kinds of models. -- California Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review, September 2006
This detailed guide takes gunsmithing books to the next level. After all, there's no real reason for a gun-guide to look and read like a dry technical manual. Written for those of us without the tools or experience of professional gunsmiths, Gunsmithing Made Easy is filled with color photos and accessible instructions. With this hands-on guide at your disposal, you'll be able to perform most of your own repairs and modifications without spending a fortune on tools and materials. Gunsmithing Made Easy offers step-by-step images and instructions on everything from modifying stocks to cutting barrels to recrowning muzzles, covering hunting guns, handguns and more. -- The Military Book Club --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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As a full time writer for decades, Towsley has published hundreds of articles in most of the major outdoor and gun magazines and is listed as field editor in several of the top publications.
He has published six hunting or gun related books and contributed to several others. The 14th Reinstated is his first novel.
Towsley lives in Vermont with his wife Robin in their empty nest. Their children, Erin and Nathan, are grown and doing well in the world.
Clyde (from The 14th Reinstated) is real and lives with them, although sadly he has not and never will father any puppies. His best friend and housemate is a food-loving Corgi named Gypsy Rose who inspired the dog in Chapter 38.
For more info check out: www.brycetowsley.com
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I have to admit I enjoyed reading this book from cover to cover, and I found the procedures simple to follow and understand. I have no doubt I can do any of these projects. Will I ever do any of them? Maybe one or two, but that's about it. The author seems to be more of a hunting cowboy type and an avid Cowboy Action Shooting enthusiast, and many of the projects deal with old lever guns and shotguns. Nothing wrong with that, just not my area of focus. For example, when I saw a project titled "Chamber And Bore Polishing" I thought, "Alright! I can finally fix that feeding problem I have with my [a certain model of combat handgun I own]!" Nope, wrong. The project showed how to polish the chambers on a double-barrel shotgun instead of the "normal" conotation of polishing the chamber on a semi-auto pistol or any sort of rifle. In the entire book there was only one handgun project, and in keeping with the cowboy theme, that project was to replace the trigger return spring on a Ruger single-action revolver.
Overall the project procedures were spot-on, but there is one project in particular that I have to criticize slightly: shortening a barrel. The author assumes (because it's his rifle) that a scope will be mounted on the rifle after the barrel is shortened, but what if you want open sights instead?Read more ›
If I were to take exception and pick nits - I'd say bore cleaning isn't really gunsmithing and there are too many other sources that define this task and are free of charge. The second nit is the coverage of Ruger single action trigger repair. I thought the task was too unique to be included and the equipment used was more appropriate for a commercial shop. Like I said, nits. The book is inexpensive and the balance of the material was excellent.
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Comprehensive, but no single book can cover everything. Good addition to a serious shooter's library.Published 7 days ago by KhanBuryKhan
This book covers different skills that are shown in a simple and thought out manner.Published 3 months ago by A. Jones
Perfect book for a beginner or someone looking for insight into what it takes to become a professional home gunsmith. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lauren Currie