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Old April 12, 2013, 11:26 AM   #18
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I don't know why that link is dead to you. Amazon does not sell that old out of pring book, so a review may seem vestigial to Amazon.
Or maybe they only use that link for me.

This review is from: Introduction to modern gunsmithing (Paperback)
Sporterizing Mausers?
This book is a must have.

Other things of interest:
He makes sight dovetails in the barrel with a hack saw!
The guy was a real bare foot doctor.

The table of contents:
1 Proper Methods and the right tools....15
2 How to make your own tools and parts...26
3 Diagnosis and eliminating malfunctions .. 47
4 Selecting and working different steels.. 68
5 How to pick the action for your sporter..86
6 Basic ways of improving military actions ..110
7 How to do your own shotgun work..145
8 Altering and improving the handgun ..163
9 How to achieve the best trigger pull ..181
10 How achieve the most accuracy.. 195
11 How to mount your own scopes and sights.. 218
12 Getting better than new metal finishes.. 234
13 Your military rifle an it's sporting stock.. 249
14 How to handle a hundred disassembly problems ..274
15 Commonly used data and reference tables..297
index ..316

The things I have used from this book:
1) How to do a trigger job on a Mauser with Silver solder
2) Inside radius and distance between holes in Weaver scope mounts
3) Thread length, shoulder diameter, thread major diameter, TPI, and type of thread on barrels for different actions.

This is an old writing.
The newer Weaver mounts are not there.
The newer actions, like Rem700 are not there.
The newer cartridges, like .223 are not there.
The word 'forum" does not mean "not criticizing books."
"Ad hominem fallacy" is not the same as point by point criticism of books. If you bought the book, and believe it all, it may FEEL like an ad hominem attack, but you might strive to accept other points of view may exist.
Are we a nation of competing ideas, or a nation of forced conformity of thought?
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