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Art of Gunsmithing

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Author: Gene Kelly
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Release: 2020-05-25
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 164687031X

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"For many Americans, guns seem to be a fundamental part of the American experience?and always have been." Grand in scope, rigorous in research, and elegant in presenting the formative years of our country, Armed America traces the winding historical trail of United States citizens' passion for firearms. Author and historial Clayton E. Cramer goes back to the source, unearthing first-hand accounts from the colonial times, through the Revolutionary War period, and into the early years of the American Republic. In Armed America, Cramer depicts a budding nation dependent on its firearms not only for food and protection, but also for recreation and enjoyment. Through newspaper clippings, official documents, and personal diaries, he shows that recent grandiose theories claiming that guns were scarce in early America are shaky at best, and downright false at worst. Above all, Cramer allows readers a priceless glimpse of a country literally fighting for its identity. For those who think that our citizens' attraction to firearms is a recent phenomenon, it's time to think again. Armed America proves that the right to bear arms is as American as apple pie.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Clayton E. Cramer
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release: 2009-08-24
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781418551872

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An essential reference for everyone interested in guns, this complete reference shows how to repair, improve, customize, and alter firearms. Complete troubleshooting information about problems such as misfiring and feeding and extraction failures is provided, along with tips for mounting a scope, fitting grips, and more.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: American Gunsmith
Publisher: Dbi Books
Release: 1996-01
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 0873491874

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Over 20,000 listings of individual manufacturers, trademarks, gunsmiths, and other trade names. Addresses, patents, gunsmith specialties, and pertinent dates, including birth and death are included on most listings. Alphabetized by last name and also includes hundreds of initials referring to many listings. When possible, a title has been provided at the end, allowing for additional research/information. No other single publication gives you this type and amount of information, regardless of price. Simply a must for every gun dealer, collector, or anyone else interested in the history and provenance on thousands of gunsmiths who were almost forgotten about. Also available online good information never sleeps!

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Frank M. Sellers
Publisher:
Release: 2008-05-01
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 1886768803

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Alphabetical list of gunsmiths, with brief data on each.

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Genre: Firearms
Author: Henry J. Kauffman
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Release: 1952
File: 94 Pages
ISBN-13: PSU:000055765992

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THE ENDURING VISION’s engaging narrative integrates political, social, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Known for its focus on the environment and the land, the text is also praised for its innovative coverage of cultural history, public health and medicine, and the West--including Native American history. The eighth edition incorporates new scholarship throughout, includes a variety of new photos, and brings the discussion fully up to date with coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign. Based on the popularity of the Going to the Source feature, which was introduced in the previous edition, additional Going to the Source selections are offered online in the eighth edition. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Education
Author: Paul S. Boyer
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2013-01-29
File: 1104 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781285605845

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"This is a book that deserves a place on every shooting man's bookshelf."--Michael Yardley, author of Positive Shooting and Gunfitting

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Diggory Hadoke
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release: 2008-03-17
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 160239198X

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Americans have always loved guns. This special bond was forged during the American Revolution and sanctified by the Second Amendment. It is because of this exceptional relationship that American civilians are more heavily armed than the citizens of any other nation. Or so we’re told. In The Gunning of America, historian Pamela Haag overturns this conventional wisdom. American gun culture, she argues, developed not because the gun was exceptional, but precisely because it was not: guns proliferated in America because throughout most of the nation’s history, they were perceived as an unexceptional commodity, no different than buttons or typewriters. Focusing on the history of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, one of the most iconic arms manufacturers in America, Haag challenges many basic assumptions of how and when America became a gun culture. Under the leadership of Oliver Winchester and his heirs, the company used aggressive, sometimes ingenious sales and marketing techniques to create new markets for their product. Guns have never “sold themselves”; rather, through advertising and innovative distribution campaigns, the gun industry did. Through the meticulous examination of gun industry archives, Haag challenges the myth of a primal bond between Americans and their firearms. Over the course of its 150 year history, the Winchester Repeating Arms Company sold over 8 million guns. But Oliver Winchester—a shirtmaker in his previous career—had no apparent qualms about a life spent arming America. His daughter-in-law Sarah Winchester was a different story. Legend holds that Sarah was haunted by what she considered a vast blood fortune, and became convinced that the ghosts of rifle victims were haunting her. She channeled much of her inheritance, and her conflicted conscience, into a monstrous estate now known as the Winchester Mystery House, where she sought refuge from this ever-expanding army of phantoms. In this provocative and deeply-researched work of narrative history, Haag fundamentally revises the history of arms in America, and in so doing explodes the clichés that have created and sustained our lethal gun culture.

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Genre: History
Author: Pamela Haag
Publisher: Basic Books
Release: 2016-04-19
File: 528 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780465098569

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This invaluable resource provides a comprehensive historical and demographic overview of American Indians along with more than 100 cross-referenced entries on American Indian culture, exploring everything from arts, literature, music, and dance to food, family, housing, and spirituality. American Indian Culture: From Counting Coup to Wampum is organized by cultural form (Arts; Family, Education, and Community; Food; Language and Literature; Media and Popular Culture; Music and Dance; Spirituality; and Transportation and Housing). Examples of topics covered include icons of Native culture, such as pow wows, Indian dancing, and tipi dwellings; Native art forms such as pottery, rock art, sandpainting, silverwork, tattooing, and totem poles; foods such as corn, frybread, and wild rice; and Native Americans in popular culture. The extensive introductory section, breadth of topics, accessibly written text, and range of perspectives from the many contributors make this work a must-have resource for high school and undergraduate audiences. • Serves to document how many attributes of Native cultures derive from a rich tapestry of American Indian cultural forms, such as very well-known foods like corn, potatoes, turkey, peanuts, and chocolate • Includes numerous spotlights that highlight interesting topics such as the Indigenous Language Institute, the kiva, counting coup, buffalo hunt customs and protocols, and Dakota language in rap music • Offers further readings and additional sources with the entries to guide students or interested readers in their research

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Bruce E. Johansen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2015-09-22
File: 770 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781440828744

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This inspiring book, Lawyers, Guns, and Money by Carol X. Vinzant, recounts the heroic efforts of Tom McDermott, a lawyer and victim of the infamous Colin Ferguson rampage on the Long Island Railroad, to take on the gun industry. He is among the leaders of an innovative and promising strategy to circumvent the NRA's political power and courts constrained by interpretations of the Second Amendment. Through civil action he hits the gun companies where it hurts most: the bottom line. Making insurance difficult for manufacturers to get, he has helped reduce the number of cheap hand guns, "Saturday Night Specials," often used in crime. This is a riveting account of tragedy turned into action, and how the law can be used to defend victims rather than enrich corporations.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Carol X. Vinzant
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release: 2015-03-31
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781466892897

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