Gunsmithing - Pistols & Revolvers

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Krause Publications, Sep 12, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 384 pages
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With the guidance of top gunsmith Patrick Sweeney, beginners, as well as serious enthusiasts, are able to diagnose handgun problems--for once they're the experts, deciding whether to do their own work or leave it up to the professionals. Profusely illustrated step-by-step instructions are presented for do-it-yourself minor repairs and major upgrades, from the how-tos of diagnosing malfunctions in both revolver and semi-automatic pistols to what corrective steps can be taken to solve them. Sweeney provides a complete look at repairs and upgrades: setting up an efficient and organized workplace, what gunsmithing tools are needed to complete projects, and a thorough series of mini-projects--teaching professional tool-use techniques. Plus, there are chapters on cleaning, polishing and minor repairs, welding and metal joining, recoil reduction, and refinishing. And new to this edition, gunsmithing tips are included for polymer-framed pistols.
 

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Contents

PISTOLSMITHING FOR FUN
5
A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE
10
THE LONG AND SHORT OF REMOVING METAL
21
HOW THEY WORK AND WHAT TO LOOK FOR
54
KEEP IT CLEAN
72
POWER TOOLS FOR THE AMBITIOUS
101
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN TESTING?
112
WELDING AND METAL JOINING
115
GRIPS SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO
205
TIMING AND TUNING YOUR REVOLVER
216
BASIC PISTOLSMITHING THE BERETTA
230
BASIC PISTOLSMITHING THE GLOCK
249
BASIC PISTOLSMITHING THE 1911
262
ADVANCED PISTOLSMITHING THE 1911
311
BARREL AND CYLINDER FITTING SW REVOLVERS
339
SCOPES ON HANDGUNS
355

REFINISHING
129
MALFUNCTIONS OF THE REVOLVER
150
MALFUNCTIONS OF PISTOLS
161
MAGAZINES FOR THE AUTOLOADER
171
SIGHTS TO STEER BY
184
the SAA ARMY EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
366
GUNSMITHING MISTAKES
377
SOURCES FOR YOUR LABORS
383
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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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