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Gunsmithing Modern Firearms

A Gun Guy's Guide to Making Good Guns Even Better

One of America's foremost experts on gunsmithing, Bryce Towsley is back again to provide even more projects for anyone interested in building, customizing, fixing, or maintaining firearms.

Gunsmith Towsley offers detailed explanations and includes color illustrations for just about every aspect of gun modification, builds, and repair. Featured tutorials include:

  • how to customize a GLOCK handgun
  • build a 1911 handgun or an AR-15 rifle from parts
  • how to do spray on gun coatings
  • turning a Mosin-Nagant into a tactical rifle
  • building a precision or hunting rifle from scratch
  • and much more

This extensive information is important to anybody interested in firearms care, modification, repair, or improvement. It takes the reader from easy-to-do, “kitchen table” projects through advanced techniques. There is something in these pages for anybody interested in working on firearms, and Towsley’s writing style is easy to read and understand and the humor will make you laugh while you learn.

“Gunsmithing is a great hobby. It brings satisfaction that few others can achieve. There is the pride in fixing something that is broken and in feeling the artistic achievement when you modify a firearm to make it better.”—Bryce M. Towsley

Bryce M. Towsley is an award-winning writer and photographer whose work covers a wide variety of subjects, but he mostly specializes in the fields of hunting and firearms. He has published six books on guns, gunsmithing, and hunting. Towsley is a field editor for the NRA’s American Rifleman, American Hunter, and Shooting Illustrated magazines. He is also a columnist for Gun Digest. Towsley appears regularly on American Rifleman Television.

Bryce Towsley is an icon in the industry and one of the most knowledgeable gun people of modern times. You will really enjoy reading his new book, Gunsmithing Modern Firearms, not only for the valuable information and his great stories but for the sense of personal connection he makes with gunsmithing.” —Pete Brownell
 
“This book is a treasure trove of information and has something for every gun enthusiast, from the raw novice to the grizzled shooter who picks lottery ticket numbers based on his favorite ballistic coefficients.” —Roy Hill, public relations, Brownells.

"Bryce has a number of unusual qualifications for a book like this: He loathes dull how-to writing. He is distinctly modern in his methods and what interests him. . . . The whole book is a hoot. Read it, and you can kiss whatever discretionary income you have good-bye." —David E. Petzal, Field & Stream
 
“When we’re looking for an expert to write an article on gun modifications for the 675,000 NRA members who get Shooting Illustrated each month, there’s one scribe we turn to: Bryce M. Towsley. This book is further evidence that Towsley is the go-to man for clear, concise, and entertaining instructions for anyone looking to work on their firearms at home.” —Ed Friedman, editor-in-chief, Shooting Illustrated
 
“Bryce Towsley’s knowledge of the historical development of small arms for American shooters and hunters is exhaustive. When I have a question about what makes a cartridge or a rifle tick, I know I can rely on him to provide an authoritative answer. When I need a thorough feature story on cartridge development, reloading, gunsmithing or shooting, I know he can deliver the goods.” —J. Scott Olmsted, editor-in-chief, American Hunter

Bryce Towsley has forgotten more about guns and gunsmithing than most people could hope to learn in a lifetime. Through his writing he is keeping the art of gunsmithing alive, sharing knowledge not often shared willingly and leaving a guide for the generations to come.” —Jim Majoros, owner, Viktor’s Legacy Custom Gunsmithing
 
“The new go-to DIY reference for the novice or a seasoned gun nut! Informative, precise—let’s cut some threads. Well done!” —Mark Bansner, Bansner & Co. LLC Riflemakers

"Bryce is mechanically sound—and another thing Bryce can do is write. . . . He brings gun crankery into the modern era. . . . a good read even if you never intend to rebarrel a rifle, refinish a pistol, or actually go through the trauma of cleaning all the crap out of a shotgun barrel." —Rich Grassi, Outdoor Wire

"A great gift for a hunter or shooter in your family." —Jeff Davis, Whitetails Unlimited

"A book that would be useful on any workbench. . . . I highly recommend it." —Jeff Quinn, GunBlast.com

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