Wednesday Weapons Website of the Week: LaBounty Precision Reboring

labounty_precisionWhy would we make a Wednesday Weapons Website of the Week out of a single small shop’s web page? Well, it ties in to the discussion we’ve had on rifling machines and methods, which is, incidentally, the name of Clifford LaBounty’s book: Rifling Machines and Methods. For convenience’s sake, that’s the URL of the web page, too.

As far as we know, it is the only full-length book on rifling machines that makes an attempt to describe all the major methods, and it’s even more useful because it meets LaBounty’s intent in writing it: to pass on the information that nobody ever passed on to him, when he was starting out; to tell the barrel makers of the future what he wished somebody had told him.

So if you’re really interested in that stuff, do like we did, go to LaBounty Precision Reboring, and buy the book. It’s a ≅$50 8½ x 11″ paperback of about 170 pages, but, as he discovered when he started out, there’s not a lot of books on rifling out there. There is enough information on the book on the web page for you to figure out if you want it or not.

Apart from the book, he also has several other tools that are useful for gunsmiths seeking to accurize or blueprint bolt-action rifles, and a nifty holder for letter or number stamps that lets you mark firearms (or fixtures, or anything you mark with a stamp) in a neat, legible row.

 

 

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  1. whomever

    “…a nifty holder for letter or number stamps that lets you mark firearms (or fixtures, or anything you mark with a stamp) in a neat, legible row.”

    FYI: not all – I dare say most – stamps make no claim that the image is centered relative to the stamp body. This means that even when you accurately position the stamp body, the resulting characters won’t be in a perfect line. There are stamps that do guarantee alignment, but they are pretty spendy. This isn’t to say a guide isn’t useful; just don’t expect perfection.

    I made a single place holder that clamps to the mill, so I move the mill table to get spacing.

    (thx for the post – ordered the book)

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