Steven Dodd Hughes. 166 pages. 8¾" x 11-3/8". Hardbound. Excellent preparation for anybody, beginner and experienced collector alike, considering purchase of a high-grade double shotgun. Author shares accumulated knowledge and wisdom from 30 years of collecting, building, repairing, and customizing doubles. Covers repairs and restoration, custom projects, history and function of classic sidelock action and modern variations, profiles of two modern Italian custom makers, the art of stockmaking, restoring and preserving metal finishes, plus plenty of detailed “case studies” that’ll help you spot problems on used doubles and avoid ending up with an expensive and pretty, but unshootable, wall-hanger.
Big Book Catalog, Issue:72, Page:375