The BASC Handbook of Firearms: Care and Maintenance

Author:   Bill Harriman
Publisher:   Quiller Publishing Ltd
ISBN:  

9781846892776


Pages:   160
Publication Date:   25 July 2019
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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In this official BASC Handbook, firearms expert Bill Harriman shares his extensive knowledge of all aspects of the care and maintenance of firearms. 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 AUTHOR: Bill Harriman is a legal advisor, firearms forensic examiner and journalist. He is the firearms and militaria on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.

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Author:   Bill Harriman
Publisher:   Quiller Publishing Ltd
Imprint:   Quiller Publishing Ltd
ISBN:  

9781846892776


ISBN 10:   1846892775
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   25 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Safety First Legal Considerations Cleaning Materials Tools and Implements Cleaning Shotguns Cleaning Sporting Rifles Cleaning Air Rifles Cleaning Ex-Military Rifles Cleaning Black Powder Firearms Restoring Antique and Vintage Guns Marking and Recording Your Guns Maintenance of Ancillary Equipment

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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 *


An absolute must for anyone who owns a sporting shotgun. It is rare to find a book that covers so many important subjects so comprehensively. but this book does so in an informative, easy-to-read way.--Shooting Times, 2015


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


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Bill Harriman is a legal advisor, firearms forensic examiner and journalist and has written hundreds of articles over the last 25 years. He is the firearms and militaria on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.

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