A Gunsmith’s Education

Some notes from our barrel fitting series reveals the route taken by some world famous gunsmiths to master their craft.

by Chick Blood

In initiating my recently-published series on precision barrel fitting I made a decision not to make an attempt to relate the full content of John Hinnant’s book verbatim. It was tempting to tackle but it presented a risk I was unwilling to take. I didn’t want to omit any vital data by error. Another decision was made. It was to cherry pick the book, by passing long sections of the working guide, some articles covering basic information, and others focused on more advanced topics. This greatly reduced the danger of omissions.

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