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3 BOOK SET: Building the American Longrifle; Recreating The American Longrifle; Art of Building the Pennsylvania Longrifles
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3 BOOK SET: Building the American Longrifle; Recreating The American Longrifle; Art of Building the Pennsylvania Longrifles by: Peter A. Alexander, Buchele Shumway Alexander, Chuck Dixon, Dick Ehrig
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Binding: Soft Cover
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 769
Size: 8.5 x 11 in.


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This is a set of three books on building American longrifles

The Gunsmith of Grenville County: Building the American Longrifle, Revised Edition by: Peter A. Alexander

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Peter Alexander takes the reader through every step in building a longrifle, from shop setup and tools to engraving, carving and finishing. Begun in 1983 as a series of articles in MUZZLELOADER magazine, they have been compiled and extensively edited with new content and many new photos and drawings added. The most detailed and best illustrated guide to building longrifles. Over 40 years of practical building experience at your fingertips. Wirebound to lay flat on your workbench.

Recreating The American Longrifle, 5th Ed by: Buchele Shumway Alexander

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Recreating the American Longrifle, 5th Edition by William Buchele, George Shumway & Peter Alexander - Produced by these 3 acknowledged experts, this is the best book ever written on building and decorating your own flintlock or percussion longrifle. It contains an abundance of vital information and extremely helpful tips found nowhere else. With over 285 line drawings and 106 photographs, the many subtle steps and procedures such as inletting, carving, engraving, and all other procedures are covered in great detail. All the information needed to build a sound and beautiful rifle or pistol is included here, along with full-size drawings of both, and an up-to-date section on sources and references. This is the 5th Edition, fully revised in 1998, with over 30,000 copies sold since the first printing.

350 photos & illustrations

The Art of Building the Pennsylvania Longrifles by: Chuck Dixon, Dick Ehrig

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This hands-on guide will help the reader build or reproduce a fine flintlock or percussion longrifle using hand tools and old techniques developed by Chuck Dixon over fifty years of creating & shooting muzzleloaders. Beginning with a history of longrifle development and issues the builder should consider before purchasing parts, it covers every step in the building process, including carving the stock from a blank, inletting, engraving, staining and finishing. Generously illustrated and includes a glossary, bibliography and a special section of notes for the revised 2002 edition.

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