Gun Craft

Vic Venters

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ISBN: 9780892729074

PUBLICATION DATE: March 2, 2011

CATEGORY: Airguns, Shotguns & Rifles, Gifts and History, Shooting Books

BINDING: Hardback

EXTENT: 269

The early 21st Century marks a transitional period in artisanal gunmaking. New computer-controlled manufacturing technology is supplanting the traditional craft skills once required to make fine shotguns and rifles. Noted gun authority Vic Venters knows well the time-honoured methods and many of the craftsmen who still employ them — and wants to preserve that knowledge for generations to come.

In Gun Craft, Venters draws on extensive research and in-depth interviews as he examines today's artisanal guns, providing insight into the craftsmanship behind 'handmade' firearms in both Europe and the United States. Fully aware of the often-arcane nature of this industry, he seeks to simplify the techniques and jargon in order to make it accessible to all those with an interest in shooting, owning and collecting fine guns.

Obligatory reading for anyone with an appreciation for shotguns and the skill that goes into making them.