Title ANTIQUE FIREARMS: THEIR CARE, REPAIR AND RESTORATION.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good -
Jacket Condition Very Good-
Edition First Edition
Publisher London Herbert Jenkins 1963
Seller ID 29473
220 pp, 9 1/2 " H. B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. This book discusses "the care, repair and restoration of antique firearms - offering to the collector the fascinating additional interest of maintaining and improving his specimens. By developing his skill in this way the collector, in addition to deriving pleasure from the actual work and pride of achievement, will quickly develop an almost infallible eye for quality workmanship. The book describes and illustrates methods of completely stripping down, cleaning and reassembling the early firearms most commonly met today. It deals with the various problems arising from rust, stubborn screws, damaged and missing parts involving repairs or replace-ments, and general restoration work of a more ambitious nature. Information is given about the making of tools where these are no longer commercially available. Methods of housing the collection are discussed, and a chapter is devoted to the special technique of photographing firearms for the purpose of keeping records." Bookstore label on front free endpaper, light edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, bump at top corner of rear board and at bottom of rear hinge, a few tiny dents on top edge of boards, color on top of text block is sun faded near spine and lightly scuffed near fore-edge, very small scuff/crease at top corner of approx. pages 15 to 45. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing/soiling, wrinkles in laminate on front hinge.