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."