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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.

Our Price: $60.00
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."

Our Price: $110.00