1913150681

Lock, Stock and Barrel: Antique Gun Repair by R. H. McCrory

Softcover, 122 pages with 175 illustrations.
Lock, Stock and Barrel: Antique Gun Repair by R. H. McCrory
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Practically every repair or restoration problem encountered with the muzzleloading gun is addressed.

A partial list of topics include: Stock repair shows several typical damages, breaks, gouges, missing wood, illustrated and repaired. Wood finishing, cleaning, refinishing, spot finishing after local repairs. General information on metals, basics about metals used in old guns, iron, brass, hardening, tempering, and annealing. Lock repairs, typical lock faults and how to repair them. Barrel work, unloading, cleaning, removing breech plugs, lugs and sight. What to work on and what to leave alone.

Softcover, 5” x 8", 122 pages with 175 illustrations.

The Table of Contents includes the following:

  • Introduction
  • Stock Work
    • Major Breaks
    • Missing Wood
    • Inlay Repairs
    • Split Forend
    • Lengthen Forestock
    • Dent Removal
  • Wood Finishing
    • Cleaning
    • Refinishing
    • Bumps and Warpage
    • Staining
    • Spot Refinishing
    • Sealing
  • Metals-General
    • Steel
    • Annealing
    • Hardening
    • Tempering-Heat Treating
    • Brass
    • Annealing-Hardening
    • Castings
  • Welding and Soldering
    • Soldering
    • Welding
    • Silver Soldering
  • Screws
    • Figuring Out Threads
    • Making Screws
    • Worn Threads
    • Use of Taps and Dies
    • Removing Broken Taps
    • Screw Removal
  • Lock Repairs
    • Broken Sear
    • Tumbler Notches
    • Tumbler Shaft
    • Refacing Frizzens
    • Spring Replacement
    • Loose Hammer
  • The Missing Lock
    • Replacing a Flintlock
    • Replacing a Percussion Lock
    • Fitting Drum and Nipple
  • Reconversion to Flintlock
    • Lockplates
    • Pans
    • Frizzen
    • Frizzen Spring
    • Hammer Fitting
    • Top Jaw Fitting
    • Closing Drum Hole
    • Vent Hole
  • Barrel Work
    • Unloading
    • Removing Breechplug
    • Bore Cleaning
    • Barrel Relining
    • Crown Muzzle
    • Lugs and Sights
    • Ramrod Ribs and Pipes
    • Dent Removal
  • Metal Finishing
    • Rust Removal
    • Wire Brushing
    • Disc Sanding
    • Draw Filing
    • Brass-Cleaning and Polishing
    • Buffing
    • Spot Refinishing
    • Browning
  • Disassembly Notes and Miscellaneous Repairs
    • Pins-Keys
    • Barrel Band
    • Barrel Removal
    • Lock Removal
    • Spring Removal
    • Nipple Removal
    • Making a Hammer
    • Ramrod Pipes
    • Brass Triggerguard Repairs
    • Ramrods
    • Set Triggers
  • Proof Testing and Safety
    • Making Fuse
  • Fake Detection
  • Ethics
    • NRA Code for Gun Collectors
  • Note to Readers
Publisher:
Pioneer Press
Year Published:
1966
Format:
Softcover, 122 pages with 175 illustrations.
Dimensions:
8.1 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
Author:
R.H. McCrory
ISBN:
1913150681