Gunsmithing: Shotguns: Shotguns

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Gun Digest Books, Feb 28, 2011 - Antiques & Collectibles - 328 pages
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Improve your shotgun with tips from a pro!

Gunsmithing: Shotguns gives you the information you need to make repairs, improve the performance and adjust the fit of all major shotgun styles. From replacing a missing bead to repairing a malfunctioning action, you learn everything you need with step-by-step instructions.

You'll get specific details concerning today's most popular shotguns, including:

  • Mossberg Model 500
  • Ithaca Model 37
  • Remington Models 870, 1100 and 11-87
  • Browning A-5
  • Winchester Model 1897 and more
Easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of photos guide you through every project.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
Chapter 1 History
7
Chapter 2 Black Powder to Breechloaders
12
Chapter 3 Tools A Place and Practice
19
Chapter 4 Shotgun Types and Their Maintenance
35
Chapter 5 Stocks and Woodworking
70
Chapter 6 Chokes
90
Chapter 7 Chamber Forcing Cone and Bore
108
Chapter 12 The Winchester 1897
173
Chapter 13 The Mossberg 500
189
Chapter 14 Restoring a Double
208
Chapter 15 The Remington 870
221
Chapter 16 The Remington 1100 1187
234
Chapter 17 The Browning Auto5
250
Chapter 18 Building a Turkey Gun
265
Chapter 19 Building a Deer Hunting Shotgun
276

Chapter 8 Insert Tubes and Smaller Gauges
125
Chapter 9 Sights
133
Chapter 10 Bluing
156
Chapter 11 Trigger Work
170
Chapter 20 Building a Shotgun for Practical Competition
294
Chapter 21 Recoil Reduction
308
Glossary
318
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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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