Best Weaponsmithing Books

Here you will get Best Weaponsmithing Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Anarchist Cookbook

Author: by William Powell
Powell (March 3, 2020)
164 pages

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Perhaps the most notorius How To manual on the market. This is the most asked for book that we know of.Is it any good? Well, it’s now in its 30th printing since 1971, has chapters on home preparation of weapons, electronics, drugs, and explosives.

Extensively illustrated, 8.5 x 11, 160 pp., softcover.

2. Firearms: An Illustrated History

Author: by DK

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This fascinating visual account of firearms shows everything from the earliest cannons to modern weapons of war. It also highlights how gun technology and military tactics developed in tandem over time. Centuries ago, the Chinese discovered that if they put gunpowder and a projectile into a metal tube and ignited it, they could fire the projectile with enormous force.

The first guns were born. Firearms: An Illustrated History showcases over 300 firearms including pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, machine-guns, and artillery, each with annotated close-up photographs and details of their origins, barrel, and caliber. It details the use of the firearms, not just in the military but for sport, hunting, and law enforcement.

This comprehensive volume traces the history of firearms, highlighting “turning points” such as the rifle with its parallel spiraled groves that could impart a spin to bullets making them fly straighter. It also showcases iconic firearms such as the Walther PPK self-loading pistol popularised in James Bond films.

3. Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson)

Author: by Jim Supica
Gun Digest Books
528 pages

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The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 4th Edition is the ultimate S&W gun guide! In this highly anticipated, detailed revision is a fully annotated identification and price guide to the world of Smith & Wesson revolvers, semi-autos, shotguns, rifles, military arms and other collectibles.

144 new pages for a grand total of 528 pages of pure Smith & Wesson14 new revolver models added since last editionDozens of new variations of the M&P pistolNew S&W rifles and shotguns, including many new M&P 15 riflesHundreds of detailed, full-color photosSmith & Wesson gun values and collector informationFor fans of Smith & Wesson firearms, Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 4th Edition is a must-have.

With listings organized to quickly and accurately identify firearms, and nearly 800 models of Smith & Wesson guns and variations, including many models not found in other firearm-pricing guides, this is the book for Smith & Wesson enthusiasts and collectors.

4. Gun Trader's Guide, Forty-Second Edition: A Comprehensive, Fully Illustrated Guide to Modern Collectible Firearms with Current Market Values

Author: by Robert A. Sadowski
608 pages

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If you are seeking a comprehensive reference for collectible gun values, the Gun Trader’s Guide is the only book you need. Included are extensive listings for handguns, shotguns, and rifles from some of the most popular manufacturers, including Beretta, Browning, Colt, Remington, Savage, Smith & Wesson, Winchester, and many more.

The Gun Trader’s Guide is a one-stop manual to buying collectible firearms. For more than half a century, this guide has been the standard reference for collectors, curators, dealers, shooters, and gun enthusiasts. Updated annually, it remains the definitive source for making informed decisions on used firearms purchases.

With more than two million copies sold and in its forty-second edition, this updated Gun Trader’s Guide boasts dozens of new entries and includes a complete index and a guide on how to properly and effectively use this book in order to find the market value for your collectible modern firearm.

Determine the new prices for any firearm you want to sell or trade, whether its condition is in-box, excellent, or good. With new introductory materials that every gun collector and potential buyer should read, this book is the ultimate guide to purchasing classic or discontinued firearms.

5. The Complete Bladesmith: Forging Your Way to Perfection

Author: by Jim Hrisoulas
190 pages

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Anyone who has ever searched for good custom blades knows that they are hard to find. Stop wasting time looking for that perfect blade and The Complete Bladesmith will show you how to take a bar of steel and forge it into the blade of your dreams.

This guide to smithing world-class blades is for the novice and experienced bladesmith alike. With this book you will be able to build your own forge, equip your workshop, choose your materials from the exotic to the mundane, and get to work.

You’ll jump at the chance to heat the steel, bending, twisting, folding, cutting, and stretching it. Finally, you’ll put the perfect grind on the new blade; fit the softest, hardest, or the most exotic wood to the grip; and slip your blade into your handmade sheath.

Whether you want a survival blade, commando dagger, broadsword, tanto, or just a trustworthy utility knife, it’s all here. Enter the custom-blade world with an edge!Make your own!

6. The Complete Guide to Gunsmithing: Gun Care and Repair

Author: by Charles Edward Chapel
512 pages

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The Most Comprehensive Gunsmithing Guide of All Time. Written by one of the most prolific firearms experts of all time, The Complete Guide to Gunsmithing is a highly detailed and essential reference for the gun enthusiast and gunsmith alike. At nearly 500 pages, Chapel covers everything from the use of proper tools to how to get a gunsmithing job, and everything in between.

In more than forty chapters of exceptionally clear prose, the book answers every question a collector, soldier, or home defender could have on topics such as: Drawings and Blueprints Stock Design Checkering and Carving Stock Repairs and Alterations Etching and Engraving And many moreNot only is the book an incredible resource for gun owners and gunsmiths, it’s also a wonderful look at the world of firearms in the first half the twentieth century.

Published just over seventy years ago, the book-and revised by the author two decades laterThe Complete Guide to Gunsmithing is fascinating look at how the nature of firearms has changed. With a thoughtful introductory note by renowned outdoorsman Dr. Jim Casada and eighty-five meticulous illustrations, this is the definitive edition of an enduring and authoritative classic.

7. Chambering Rifles for Accuracy (3) (Gunsmithing Student Handbook)

Author: by Fred Zeglin
124 pages

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In these days of instant data transfer via social media, and quick DIY (Do It Yourself) videos on YouTube, that demonstrate everything from dying your poodle blue to building a Saturn V rocket, they fall short on many details of the in depth process of how to chamber a rifle barrel correctly and how to use and modify the machine tools required to do a precision job.

In this book Fred Zeglin and Gordy Gritters expose the reader to everything that is necessary to accomplish both a basic high quality hunting/varminting chamber job and a world class method of chambering involving documentable and measurable results through the entire process.

The book is split into two sections; Part 1 covers everything the gunsmith, shooter and hunter should know about installing a barrel that will produce sub MOA groups, day in day out. That is a bigger deal than most shooters will admit as they only save the good targets to show off…

You will learn that it’s not just the barrel that delivers repeatable results. Part II of the book is all about benchrest quality and techniques. No secrets are held back. The take away for the gunsmith should be that details matter and will insure results.

8. Gunsmithing Modern Firearms: A Gun Guy's Guide to Making Good Guns Even Better

Author: by Bryce M. Towsley
304 pages

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One of America’s foremost experts on gunsmithing, Bryce Towsley is back again to provide even more projects for anyone interested in building, customizing, fixing, or maintaining firearms. Gunsmith Towsley offers detailed explanations and includes color illustrations for just about every aspect of gun modification, builds, and repair.

Featured tutorials include:how to customize a GLOCK handgunbuild a 1911 handgun or an AR-15 rifle from partshow to do spray on gun coatingsturning a Mosin-Nagant into a tactical riflebuilding a precision or hunting rifle from scratchand much moreThis extensive information is important to anybody interested in firearms care, modification, repair, or improvement.

It takes the reader from easy-to-do, kitchen table projects through advanced techniques. There is something in these pages for anybody interested in working on firearms, and Towsley’s writing style is easy to read and understand and the humor will make you laugh while you learn.

Gunsmithing is a great hobby. It brings satisfaction that few others can achieve. There is the pride in fixing something that is broken and in feeling the artistic achievement when you modify a firearm to make it better.Bryce M.Towsley

9. The Art of the Japanese Sword: The Craft of Swordmaking and its Appreciation

Author: by Yoshindo Yoshihara
Tuttle Publishing
256 pages

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In The Art of the Japanese Sword, master swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara offers a detailed look at the entire process of Japanese sword making, including the finishing and appreciation of Japanese blades. Japanese sword art stands out in many ways: functionality as a weapon, sophisticated metallurgy and metalsmithing, the shape of the blade itselfall contribute to the beauty of these remarkable weapons.

The Art of the Japanese Sword conveys to the reader Japanese samurai sword history and Japanese sword care, as well as explaining how to view and appreciate a blade. With 256 full-color pages, this sword book illustrates in meticulous detail how modern craftsmen use traditional methods to prepare their steel, forge the sword and create the unique hardened edge.

By gaining a good understanding of how a sword is made, the reader will be able to appreciate the samurai sword more fully. Topics include: Appreciating the Japanese swordHistory of the Japanese swordTraditional Japanese steelmakingMaking the swordFinishing the sword

10. Bladesmithing: Beginner + Intermediate + Advanced Guide to Bladesmithing: Knife Making Compendium for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Bladesmiths

Author: by Wes Sander
240 pages

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Powerful bladesmithing techniques for beginner, intermediate and advanced knife makersDo you want to make your first knife but don’t know where to start? Does your pride in your bladesmithing skills motivate you to take them to the next level? Do you want buyers to come begging to buy your knives?

Are you constantly inspired by popular bladesmithing TV shows, and want to improve and compare to the master bladesmiths present on them? I, Wes Sander, will share the secrets of creating knives and swords that are easy to make yet strong and sharp.

Note: This book has 3 manuscripts in 1 bookBook 1: Bladesmithing: A Definitive Guide Towards Bladesmithing MasteryBook 2: Intermediate Guide to Bladesmithing: Make Knives, Swords, and Forge DamascusBook 3: Advanced Guide to Bladesmithing: Forge Pattern Welded Damascus Swords, Japanese Blades, and Make Sword ScabbardsIf you want to learn how to make a knife and deepen your bladesmithing knowledge, then this book is for you.

In this book you will discover: The most cost-effective method to make your first knife How you can make your first sword, in just 17 steps, start to finish The 10 step method to forging a pattern welded Damascus sword 4 techniques that will ‘reveal’ the end grain texture of your Damascus knife How to forge, assemble, heat treat, and polish a Japanese sword The secret temperature to correctly temper your Japanese blade The #1 high-performance steel that you should use to make knives How to build a simple but effective forge A simple technique, used by master bladesmiths, that will prevent your blade from shattering, even if it’s your first time making a knife How to set up a good working shop, without breaking the bank with expensive machineryHere are the answers to some questions you might have about this book:Q: I have never made a knife before.

11. A Modern Guide to Knifemaking: Step-by-step instruction for forging your own knife from expert bladesmiths, including making your own handle, sheath and sharpening

Author: by Laura Zerra
Quarry Books
160 pages

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In A Modern Guide to Knifemaking, survivalist Laura Zerra, one of the stars of Naked and Afraid on the Discovery Channel, shares her essential knifemaking tips and tricks, including step-by-step instructions for both forging and stock removal. We all use a knife pretty much every day, but for Zerra, her daily life often depends on the blade she takes with her into the wild.

She’s learned about what works and what doesn’t, what steel will hold an edge, and what nuances in blade design will make or break a knife. From design to sharpening, A Modern Guide to Knifemaking covers every step in the knifemaking process.

To begin, you will consider what you want your knife to accomplish, develop a design, and make a prototype. Zerra takes you through choosing and buying steel for your knife and then teaches you to build your own forge. You will learn forging basics and then move on to forge the shape of your knife and make the blade tip.

From there, you will cut the blade profile, grind in bevels to make the edge of the knife, heat treat and temper your blade, grind and polish it, and make a handle and sheath for it. You will also learn sharpening techniques to maintain the edge of your new knife.

12. Hatcher's Notebook: A Standard Reference Book for Shooters, Gunsmiths, Ballisticians, Historians, Hunters, and Collectors

Author: by Julian S. Hatcher
498 pages

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One of the greatest books ever written. A splendid masterpiece…

15. Advanced Gunsmithing: A Manual of Instruction in the Manufacture, Alteration, and Repair of Firearms (75th Anniversary Edition)

Author: by W. F. Vickery
448 pages

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A classic on the practice of gunsmithing, covering everything from rifling tools and sights to pistols and soldering. Vickery’s clear and precise instruction covers essentials and techniques for both the amateur and professionalFirst published in 1940, W.F. Vickery’s Advanced Gunsmithing, classic is essential for gunsmiths, both for the broad range of topics it covers and the insight it offers into methods of work current seventy-five years ago.

Topics include:Barrel changingChambering, boring, and reaming toolsRifling tools and the rifling of barrels. Actions and their alterationsSights, scopes, and small parts. Rifles and shotgunsRimfiresPistols. Hand tool proceduresSoldering and brazing, heat treatment, and bluing. Making cartridge diesAnd more! A clear writer, Vickery how to move from one aspect of a given task to the next.

This is a useful addition to any gunsmith’s reference library.

16. The Illustrated History of Guns: From First Firearms to Semiautomatic Weapons

Author: by Chuck Wills
152 pages

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For the first time in paperback, a photographic history of civilization, as seen through the world’s most deadly and fascinating firearms. The Illustrated History of Guns is a comprehensive look at the tools of battle. To craft this book, more than five hundred photographs of genuine specimens were specially commissioned from the six-thousand-piece collection of the Berman Museum of World History.

The weapons featured span a period of close to four thousand years, ranging from Ancient Greece to World War II, and from the Crusades in Europe to the US Civil War. It features a wide array of diverse treasures, including the traveling pistols of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, a royal Persian scimitar with 1,295 rose-cut diamonds and rubies, and a single 11-carat emerald set in gold, first owned by Shah Abbas I of Persia and given in tribute to Catherine the Great.

The Illustrated History of Guns also offers information on weapons innovators, including Alexander Forsyth, Eliphalet Remington, Samuel Colt, Sergei Mosin, the Mauser brothers, Hiram Maxim, John Browning, Richard Gatling, John T. Thompson, John Garland, Feodor Tokarev, Oliver Winchester, and Mikhail Kalashnikov.