eBooks

All titles available from the Gun Owners Of South Africa website.

Bullet Casting for Beginners

55 Pages, 21 500 words, 75 illustrations. Written by a professional bullet caster. All the “how to” detail missing from most other books. Covers equipment selection and use, alloy blending, hardness testing, casting methods, temperature control, sizing & lubricating, and much more.

Slugging Barrels is Easy

19 Pages, 3800 words, 37 illustrations. Written by a professional bullet caster and ex gunsmith. All the “how to” detail missing from most other books. Explains step by step exactly how to slug rifle, pistol and revolver barrels, with photos of every step. Includes slugging chambers.

The Four Jaw Chuck : The hidden secret of precision lathe work

52 Pages, 13500 words, 77 illustrations. Written by an ex gunsmith. Most text books on lathe work tell you that a four jaw chuck will hold rectangular work and do eccentric turning work but don’t say much more, so the full extent of its versatility is seldom explained. I have found it indispensable for serious work, and makes possible a variety and complexity of work and a degree of precision that cannot be achieved otherwise.

Rifle Scopes : selection, mounting & sighting in

82 Pages, 29 000 words, 92 illustrations.   Written by an ex gunsmith.   All the “how to” detail never before published.  Intended for the hands-on guys who like to do things themselves, and do them well.  But also useful for those who don’t fit their own scopes but who would like the info to help them choose the right scope and mounts, and to ensue that the gunsmith fits them properly.   Covers scope types, explains eye relief, magnification and lens diameter and their relationship to exit pupil, the pros and cons of various mounting systems, how to fit them, and above all, the need for lapping the rings in place on the rifle.

Also a full explanation of sighting in, the point blank principle, and special modifications to mounts to extend the range of ordinary scopes.

For more information and sample pages contact the author : boothroyd@polka.co.za