By Tom Turpin
Behind the Scenes at David Miller Co.
This is the ebook the capturing activities has been awaiting because the first maker placed his personal customized touches to rifles.
Featuring hundreds and hundreds of full-color pictures, illustrating the method and highlighting accomplished artworks, Custom Rifles: Mastery of wooden & Metal is greater than an pleasing and informative publication approximately customized rifles and the way they're made. It additionally serves as a map to assist gun enthusiasts and makers navigate the nuances of turning wooden and steel into the sensible paintings of a superb customized rifle. This version will solution many questions and supply perception into the area of precision and customized gun craft:
- What approximately rifle stocks?
- Where does the barrel healthy into the picture?
- How does functionality dictate shape in gunmaking?
Although the publication recognizes a few customized rifle makers, it addresses the various elements of the paintings by way of concentrating on the works and methods of David Miller Co. of Tucson, Arizona. This store has been instrumental in several advances in customized rifle paintings in the course of contemporary decades.
Custom Rifles: Mastery of wooden & Metal is a tribute to all that's superlative within the making of customized bolt-action rifles. No different publication on the earth covers David Miller Co. or customized weapons within the similar means. really, this ebook presents a distinct perception into one of many best customized rifle development operations of all time.
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All blanks used in the Miller shop are scrutinized for suitability by both David Miller and Curt Crum. Dave gives this English walnut blank a close look. Right: Completed walnut stocked Marksmen rifle; and finished blanks ready for a client’s choosing. The king of the stock woods is Juglans regia, thin-shell walnut. It goes by many names, most notably English, French, Circassian, Turkish, New Zealand, Australian, Moroccan and perhaps several others. Whatever the name, it is all biologically from the same tree.
Secondly, as the outer skin comes off the blank, you can really begin to see exactly just how good, or bad, the blank really is. That outer skin can conceal a lot of figure and a lot of flaws. I really enjoy this stage in the process. It reminds me of being on a hilltop at sunrise; the more the sun rises in the east, the more of the surroundings one can see — sometimes good, sometimes not so good! In the normal course of events, either David or Curt will turn the blank down until it is about 1/8 to 1/4-inch oversize.
The commonly held thought is that trees grown under conditions where they have to struggle to survive provide the best stock wood. Conversely, trees grown in irrigated orchards for their nuts, living the life of Riley so to speak, are said to provide the poorest quality wood for stocks. On the surface, that theory makes some sense to this country boy. However, I have learned that while it seems to be generally true, it is not always so. One of the very best blanks I’ve ever put on a rifle, in terms of figure, color, strength and almost total lack of porosity, came from a California English tree grown in the middle of an irrigated orchard.
Custom Rifles - Mastery of Wood & Metal: David Miller Co by Tom Turpin