Making Rifle Barrels c. 1916-1918


Fascinating series of articles extracted from Machinery Magazine showing exactly how rifle barrels were made during the First World War. There are 26 pages on Machining the Lee-Enfield Barrel, 27 pages on Drilling, Reaming and Straightening Rifle Barrels, with the final 10 pages covering Machining Rifling Bars on the Bench Lathe and on Drilling a Long Blind Hole. Detailed and interesting information of interest to today’s gunsmith, even if the processes described, other than in the final section, are essentially industrial. Softcover.