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The editors of Practical Gunsmithing are aeknowledged experts in their f ields and are represented here in a collection of selected articles from the American Gunsmith journal, a monthly technical publication devoted to the repair and maintenance of firearms.
The American Gunsmith, since its inception in 1985, has become the standard-bearer for the craft of gunsmithing. The professional gunsmiths who contribute to each issue provide both hobbyist and professional alike with information on the procedures, tips and tricks-of-the-trade for successfully diagnosing and repairing classic firearms as well as the latest production models.
In 1996, the American Gunsmith assumed the role of the official publication for the American Gunsmithing Association, an organization for gunsmiths who ply their trade from coast to coast. Dedicated to promoting the craft of gunsmithing, the American Gunsmithing Association encourages quality in workmanship; integrity in business practices; and a greater respect, knowledge and appreciation of firearms. Through a variety of media it provides information and education for the hobbyist and sets standards for the accredited professional while acting as a voice for the community of gunsmiths who share an appreciation for this important craft.