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Custom Firearm Artistry. ACGG Custom Firearm Artistry. ACGG


A listing of members of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild and the work they perform.

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Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Sisk. Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Sisk.

Second Hand, good condition, slight scuffing
Selecting and Ordering A Custom Hunting Rifle
One of the projects John and I worked on last winter was Selecting and Ordering A Custom Hunting Rifle. Texas gunmaker, Charlie Sisk, is the brains behind the book, and asked all his favorite gun writer friends to contribute their thoughts. And while buying a custom rifle seems extravagant in these hard economic times, you have to ask yourself: wouldn't it be more economical to have one rifle that fits you perfectly, that you can use forever, than to buy and sell, and buy and sell. (Industry people call it 'churning' and it's 99.9% of their profits, so you know the only one losing money is the guy trying to sell a rifle quickly so he can buy the next great hope.)
John wrote several chapters and shorts, including ones on controlled-round feed vs. push-feed, reality vs. expectations when buying a custom rifle, wildcat cartridges, walnut stocks, and scopes for custom rifles. He also takes on the big question: Should you buy custom? And I wrote the chapter on fit, good fit, for both men and women.
Sisk says, "It may look like any idiot could do what I do, but it takes years of study and watching people mount and use guns to know what to look for and turn around and fix it right."
I've listened to Charlie's philosophy of fit for years, and shot his guns. Maybe this book should have been called Zen and the Art of Rifle Guns.

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The Drilling. Klups The Drilling. Klups

An essential reference to this type of gun & looks at both older as well as contemporary Drillings & gives instructions on their use. 238 photos;
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The Drilling is a triple barreled, shoulder held firearm. The gun's name is derived from the German word for three "drei". As a "combination gun," the Drilling is comprised of various combinations of shotgun and/or rifle barrels, giving the flexibility of shooting both types of cartridges with a very wide range of caliber from one firearm. Designed for the discerning hunter or survivalist, these guns were originally designed for the German and Austria forests where there was an advantage to carrying one gun with multiple loads when hunting the dense forests filled with various types of game, from deer, to wild boar and fowl. The option of quickly choosing a specific caliber enabled the hunter to be ready for whatever came out of the woods.

Primarily made by small manufacturers, Drillings were offered in a broad range of barrel configurations, combinations, and calibers. Many of these firearms were custom made and are highly decorated through detailed engraving, stock carving and customized metal work. This book is an essential reference to this type of gun and looks at both older as well as contemporary Drillings and gives instructions on their use.

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Modern Custom Guns. Turpin. Modern Custom Guns. Turpin.


Modern Custom Guns
Walnut, Steel, and Uncommon Artistry, Second Edition
by Tom Turpin

208pp, profuse color photos, hardcover, dj.

Custom guns take many forms and exist on many levels. From an unassuming but meticulously crafted and hand-finished rifle built for the world-traveling hunter, to an ornately engraved rifle with fancy stock carving fit for a collector or king, custom rifles, handguns, and shotguns are the stuff every gun owner's dreams are made of.

Creating such finery is the purview of just a handful of artisans, and no one knows them and their artwork better than renowned author and firearms expert Tom Turpin. Having invested decades in pursuit of perfection in riflecraft, Turpin has close relationships with many of today's best stockmakers, metalsmiths, engravers, and other specialists, as well as knowledge of the gunmakers of yesterday who left indelible marks on the firearms world. With this volume he brings the work of his friends and colleagues to life in beautiful prose and exquisite photography.

Whether you are looking for an artisan to build your first custom creation, or you have a safe full of custom guns, or even if you just wish you did, this is a book to savor and cherish. As the author himself suggests, "Sit back, relax, and enjoy."

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Double Guns and Custom Gunsmithing. Dodd Hughes, Double Guns and Custom Gunsmithing. Dodd Hughes,

Steven Dodd Hughes. Hardbound. Excellent preparation for anybody, beginner and experienced collector alike, considering purchase of a high-grade double shotgun. Author shares accumulated knowledge and wisdom from 30 years of collecting, building, repairing, and customizing doubles. Covers repairs and restoration, custom projects, history and function of classic sidelock action and modern variations, profiles of two modern Italian custom makers, the art of stockmaking, restoring and preserving metal finishes, plus plenty of detailed “case studies” that’ll help you spot problems on used doubles and avoid ending up with an expensive and pretty, but unshootable, wall-hanger.

Our Price: $130.00