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The BASC Handbook of Firearms

Care and Maintenance

By (author) Bill Harriman
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Quiller Publishing Ltd, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Published: 25th Jul 2019
Dimensions: w 118mm h 197mm d 3mm
Weight: 160g
ISBN-10: 1846892775
ISBN-13: 9781846892776
Barcode No: 9781846892776
Synopsis
Once again, firearms expert Bill Harriman shares his extensive knowledge in this BASC produced owner's manual. Topics covered will include: * The pros and cons for each type of shotgun and the different bores * The pros and cons for the differenct types of rifle - bolt action, straight pull, semi-auto (.22) and calibres * Law and security and safety * Cleaning and routine maintenance - stock oiling, putting into storage * Patterning a shotgun , fitting a scope and zeroing * Basic introduction to ballistics - 1" high @ 100 yards etc - ballistic charts/drop/windage etc * Charts and tables - velocities, bullet weights explained

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Cleaning a gun is an invaluable way of getting to know it, to ensure its reliability and to preserve it for future generations. Harriman's guide covers safety basics, legal considerations, cleaning materials and tools and implements... Gun cleaning is a story in itself, a part of the sporting fabric of life. Harriman's book is an essential guide for the novice and a pertinent reminder for the rest of us. -- Alexandra Henton * The Field * What an absolute gem this 100-page pocket-sized manual from Quiller Publishing is, and what better time than the start of the British game bird shooting season to release it. This well-produced, succinct manual covers the cleaning and maintenance of the main categories of firearms: shotguns, sporting rifles, air rifles, ex-military rifles and black powder firearms, as well as hints on restoring antique and vintage guns. The text and explanations are easy to follow and the clear colour photos augment the book nicely. I also like how the back few pages are reserved for personal notes - something all firearm owners and tinkers will certainly appreciate. Highly recommended for novice and more experienced firearm owners alike. -- Gary Creighton * British Country Sports * Although I have been shooting and cleaning both modern and black powder guns for many years, I learned a lot from reading this small book. There is very good advice in the 'legal considerations' chapter that would protect many a licence holder. Cleaning products and tools and comprehensively covered, but the author also talks about everything from black powder, through air rifles and shotguns, to centrefire military rifles. He also touches on recording and marking your guns - a subject most owners, I would think, don't consider. It is not a manual on how to restore a badly-damaged antique gun, but it does advise on most work and materials with which to maintain and carry out small repairs. Overall, this book is an interesting read and would help any firearms owner. -- Helen Lang (winner of the BASC social media book competition) * Shooting and Conservation *