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Old 12-17-2011, 10:14 PM   #1
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Newbie tuition, reading material etc?

I wonder if anyone could shed a few pearls of wisdom to a new kid on the block.

I have a decent workshop, loads of tools and machinery, but sadly no real experience of pistol smithing. I have a decent underpinning knowledge of metal work and engineering, but I would greatly benefit from some written tuition Iím sure.

I would like to eventually build up my own IPSC pistol, but for now I would be satisfied with tricking up my Tanfoglio, ie lightening the trigger, accurizing if possible etc....

What would be a few good books to buy to put me on the right track?

Thanks ....
 
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:54 PM   #2
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Some of the best gunsmithing books are the Jerry Kuhnhausen shop manuals.
Kuhnhausen was a master gunsmith who also trained gunsmiths for the industry and companies.
He wrote these shop manuals as training aids for new gunsmiths.

For that reason, he taught how to restore guns using the same techniques the gun companies used.
For this reason you won't find any information on heating and bending parts, making parts, sliver soldering or any of the no longer valid old "get it to work SOMEHOW" methods you see in the old gunsmithing books.

Each shop manual covers a specific type and brand of gun in total detail with pictures. In some cases there are videos available as accessories to the books.
These are the best, and all the info is new. There's no reprinting of old GI ordnance manuals.
Manuals on the military guns have detailed blueprints for each part of the gun as does Volume Two of the .45 Automatic.

The techniques shown translate over to other types of guns.

While expensive, the AGI video courses on specific guns are okay. They will NOT prepare you to be a licensed gunsmith working on customer guns, but they can serve as a starter if you have the money. They have a Tanfoglio video, but I'm not sure how much it actually covers.

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Old 12-19-2011, 12:38 PM   #3
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Yes, and grab Pat Sweeney's book on Pistolsmithing. Great gun to work on. It's solid start, and as you better it, the sweetness only gets sweeter. There is a video I just got, I believe from AGI on the CZ-75 and it's clones. Quite a bit there about the Witness/Tanfoglio guns. I def. recommend that, too
 
 
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Yigemen, this drivel that you posted above has no place on this forum. I just read the other 2 similarly inane and nonsensical posts you authored. Do not post crap like this again ! ! ! I am going to notify the administrator, and hopefully have you banned.......

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Old 03-27-2012, 07:49 PM   #5
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I hit the red/white triangle in the lower left corner and reported Yigemen.
 
Old 03-27-2012, 09:13 PM   #6
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I did too, Dave.
 
Old 03-28-2012, 07:19 PM   #7
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Only mentioned it because it seems most members aren't aware of it.
 
Old 03-28-2012, 10:41 PM   #8
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I agree. I wasn't aware of it , Dave. I just happened to stumble upon it. I don't think we got much bang for our buck, however. The posts are still there.......
 
Old 03-29-2012, 10:58 PM   #9
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I expect Lash did something because there aren't anymore, Joe. I think most spambots keep posting at intervals until blocked somehow.

Fortunately we don't see this sort of thing often.
 
Old 03-30-2012, 03:19 AM   #10
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Aaaaaah, thanks Dave. Does that mean that his 3 current posts will remain ? ? ?

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