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Recreating the Double Barrel Muzzle-Loading Shotgun Paperback – March 1, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0873870894 ISBN-10: 0873870891 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: George Shumway Pub; 2nd edition (March 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873870891
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873870894
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,028,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. Shadduck on September 18, 2008
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Oh, Lord, I wouldn't want to build a muzzle loader from scratch (the point of this book), and I HAVE NOT.

But this clearly organized and elegantly illustrated book quickly answered several questions I had about a 19th century gun I have, e.g. Damascus barrels (and testing them), black powder basics, blueing barrels...

I thought it at least deserved a nod here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Walkup on December 18, 2011
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Words can't describe the loving, exacting detail with which the author sets forth his knowledge of the art and craft of re-creating the old damascus barrelled shotguns. Some of the materials involved are commonly available today, but that is in the process of changing, as "they don't make 'em anymore". If you have a serious interest in gunsmithing traditional firearms, you'll want this book in your reference library. Besides a good deal of overview and background discussion of the techniques and principles involved, he has a couple of of actual project-plans included. It may seem a little pricey, but in relation to the value, it isn't. it's a bargain of a type fast vanishing.
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By Edward Junker on August 9, 2014
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We were expecting a scholarly and technical analysis of the percussion double with an eye to what modern metallurgy might offer in terms of advancing the form. What we got was a passionate chronicling of an amateur's project. Regrettably, the author displays little or no understanding of machinist's or gunmaker's methods. To his credit, he finds hammer and tongs solutions to classic problems that are the stuff of the most basic of apprenticeship. The inexperienced reader will find this hobbyist approach intriguing and maybe inviting. It is entirely likely that a serviceable product could be the result. And for many folks, most especially the vicarious, this prospect constantly as constantly projected will be sufficient and engaging.
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This book will give you a great foundation, off of which, to build a black powder scatter gun. I found the chapter on modifying and converting a modern breech loading barrel to a muzzleloader to be specially helpful. Great Book. The only thing missing is high quality color photographs, but the sketches/illustrations are well done & easy to follow.
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By montana on March 16, 2013
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Bought this book for my husband as a gift. He REALLY wanted it, but didn't wan't to spend the money! So, I bought it for him as a gift--birthday, I think!--and he loved it. EXCELLENT book. Well worth every cent!
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