Lock Stock and Barrel

Practically every repair or restoration problem encountered with the muzzleloading gun is addressed. A partial list of topics include: Stock repair shows several typical damages, breaks, gouges, missing wood, illustrated and repaired. Wood finishing, cleaning, refinishing, spot finishing after local repairs. General information on metals, basics about metals used in old guns, iron, brass, hardening, […]

Simplified V Springs A Guncraftsmanship Manual

Another excellent gun craftsmanship manual by Kit Ravenshear! Explains all you need to know about making V-springs. It begins with the basics: choosing the right steel, which types of steel work the best and who uses what and why. Part. 2: “The Shaping” discusses how to shape mainsprings, box-lock springs, frizzen springs, and sear springs. […]

American Primitive Knives 1170-1870

Over 60 outstanding specimens of American primitive knives. Each photo is accompanied by a fully descriptive text, with dimensions, pertinent structural details and notes on dating and provenance where appropriate. This is by far the largest, best illustrated and best described group of these fascinating implements ever assembled. Another section of the book is devoted […]

Embroidered Textiles

Hardback.  The art of embroidery has been practiced for thousands of years. In the West, traditions have been at the mercy of trade and fashion, but in other regions embroidery continues to be rooted in ancient beliefs and superstitions. This beautifully illustrated book examines in detail the fascinating symbolism of the motifs and patterns that give […]

Revolutionary Medicine 1700-1800

A rare and stimulating look at the beginnings of American medicine, during the Revolutionary War. Chapters include, the quality of care, the hospital, epidemics, routine camp ailments, the army apothecary, surgery and many more. Here are the struggles, their odd treatments and their theories. Soft bound 8-1/2 x 11″ format, 80 pages.