In 1976, I bought my first revolver; a Ruger
Security-Six 357 Magnum. I
wasn’t old enough, so my Mom had to sign the paperwork, but I
had saved up the price of $121 to buy that sixgun. It was tough
and strong, but the trigger needed to be a bit smoother, so I
found it necessary to disassemble and smooth things up a bit.
The only reference I had at the time was a small book written by
Mr. Bob Milek detailing how to properly work on revolvers.
I found that book to be very helpful in getting that 357
In the years since, while I am certainly no
gunsmith, I have found it necessary to work on a few of my
firearms, doing things such as shortening and re-crowning a
barrel, modifying triggers, and improving function on
doing such, having a good reference book with detailed
instructions and photographs has proven to be the most-valuable
tool on my bench. This new book, “Gunsmithing Modern
Firearms” by Bryce Towsley is such a tool.
Towsley details many various projects in the
book, helping the reader to avoid such pitfalls as are common
when working on a firearm. He lists the tools and techniques
needed to do the project correctly, the first time.
I have known Bryce for many years now, having
spent time with him on the firing line and around the fire. He has been a prolific writer for almost four decades, having
written for several magazines, as well as many books, both
instructional and novels.
The book contains hundreds of helpful
photographs, along with detailed text. This is not Towsley’s
first book on gunsmithing, and he has hands-on experience to
back up his instructions. He knows this stuff, and has written
it down to use as a reference tool for others. It is a book that
would be useful on any workbench where one might be modifying a
modern firearm. I highly recommend it.
order “Gunsmithing Modern Firearms” online go to www.brycetowsley.com.
Signed copies are available.
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