Gunsmithing Modern Firearms

A Gun Guy's Guide to Making Good Guns Even Better

About The Book

One of America's foremost experts on gunsmithing, Bryce Towsley is back again to provide even more projects for anyone interested in building, customizing, or maintaining firearms. He offers detailed explanations and includes color illustrations for just about every aspect of gun modification and repair. Featured tutorials include: stock modifications, accuracy enhancement, weather preparation, a total rifle makeover, and much more.
Beginning with shop design and maintenance, Towsley builds on the knowledge he provides until ending with directions on rifle building from scratch. For anyone interested in fixing or building guns, Towsley’s new book is the best guide to getting the most out of a rifle through personal modifications.

“My experience working with Skyhorse is always a positive collaboration. The editors are first-rate professionals, and my books receive top-shelf treatment. I truly appreciate our working relationship and hope it continues for years to come.”

–David Fischer, author

About The Author

Bryce M. Towsley is an award-winning writer and photographer whose work covers a wide variety of subjects, but he mostly specializes in the fields of hunting and firearms. He has published six books on guns, gunsmithing, and hunting. Towsley is a field editor for the NRA’s American Rifleman, American Hunter, and Shooting Illustrated magazines. He is also a columnist for Gun Digest. Towsley appears regularly on American Rifleman Television.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Skyhorse (May 2019)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510718814

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Raves and Reviews

Bryce Towsley is an icon in the industry and one of the most knowledgeable gun people of modern times. You will really enjoy reading his new book, Gunsmithing Modern Firearms, not only for the valuable information and his great stories but for the sense of personal connection he makes with gunsmithing.” —Pete Brownell
“This book is a treasure trove of information and has something for every gun enthusiast, from the raw novice to the grizzled shooter who picks lottery ticket numbers based on his favorite ballistic coefficients.” —Roy Hill, public relations, Brownells.
“When we’re looking for an expert to write an article on gun modifications for the 675,000 NRA members who get Shooting Illustrated each month, there’s one scribe we turn to: Bryce M. Towsley. This book is further evidence that Towsley is the go-to man for clear, concise, and entertaining instructions for anyone looking to work on their firearms at home.” —Ed Friedman, editor-in-chief, Shooting Illustrated
“Bryce Towsley’s knowledge of the historical development of small arms for American shooters and hunters is exhaustive. When I have a question about what makes a cartridge or a rifle tick, I know I can rely on him to provide an authoritative answer. When I need a thorough feature story on cartridge development, reloading, gunsmithing or shooting, I know he can deliver the goods.” —J. Scott Olmsted, editor-in-chief, American Hunter

Bryce Towsley has forgotten more about guns and gunsmithing than most people could hope to learn in a lifetime. Through his writing he is keeping the art of gunsmithing alive, sharing knowledge not often shared willingly and leaving a guide for the generations to come.” —Jim Majoros, owner, Viktor’s Legacy Custom Gunsmithing
“The new go-to DIY reference for the novice or a seasoned gun nut! Informative, precise—let’s cut some threads. Well done!” —Mark Bansner, Bansner & Co. LLC Riflemakers

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