From the rear cover of this 256 page book: "A Hands-On Book for Hobby Gunsmiths From a Black Powder Expert and a Leading Custom Gunsmith. Tools, technigues and projects for amateurs with a widely varying skill level - from kitchen table to home workshop." And from the Preface: "This book entertains four levels of blackpowder hobby gunsmithing: Kitchen Table, Home Workshop, Hobby Plus Help, and Academic. Kitchen Table home hobby gunsmithing is so-named because this level of work can be accomplished on a kitchen table, ideally with a sturdy, portable board as a working surface. The tools required are absolutely basic: screwdriver, small hammer, pliers - tools readily found and reasonably priced. The Home Workshop level is done in a reasonably well-equipped workplace. Thousands of hobbyists own and work in home shops containing tools that range from basic to semi-sophisticated. Relatively high-level repairs, as well as embellishments, adjustments and refinements to muzzleloaders, are readily accomplished in the home workshop. Furthermore, full-blown custom muzzleloaders can be built in the well-equipped home workshop. Hobby Plus Help builds upon the Home Workshop level. Gun repair, embellishment, customizing, personalizing and all aspects of muzzleloader smithing can be successfully accomplished by the hobbyist who hires a little professional help. The hobbyist tackles all aspects of the project that he and his tools can handle. The fourth level of blackpowder gunsmithing is the Academic approach. Not all smithing can be done by the hobbyist, or even by the local pro, but this does not excuse the hobby smith from understanding the problem or adjustment. All dedicated shooters should try to learn as much as they can about firearms and gunsmithing." Dozens of photos, illustrations and charts are seen along with the descriptive text.
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