View Full Version : Looking for a good pistolsmith book
February 26, 2002, 16:05
Whilw Im waiting on my C&R to arrive I thought I would get a good pistolsmithing book. My first purchase will be a Balarina Molester (thats Jeeter'ese for Ballester Molina). Any suggestions would be great. TIA
February 26, 2002, 16:39
Since you're getting a Ballarina Molester you really need to understand how Star pistols work,since the BM is basically a Star with a Colt compatible upper assembly. One of the few books I can think of off hand that gives a little detail of these kinds of pistols is "Pistolsmithing" (catchy title huh?) by the late George Nonte. Don't take everything as gospel, Nonte was reknown bullshit artist, but most of it is quite good. Might want the Kuhnharsen (sp?) 45 book, vol. one. Then you'll know all about how the upper works, locks up and is supposed to fit.
February 27, 2002, 00:28
Try and find a copy of Pistolsmithing by George Nonte. Excellent general coverage. Deals with case hardening, annealing, tool making and Pistolsmithing in general. Lots of good illustrations. If you are interested in the 1911 .45acp, get the Hallock book.
February 27, 2002, 11:07
All the above is good advice. I have the one by George Nonte and it a good general purpose one as it deals with revolvers also.
I have not read Kunhousens (spelling) but since it deals with .45's I would think that would be worth while. I picked one up at a gun show just to brief thru it and it had quite a bit of detail info (mesurements,clearances etc. There are Boards on the net that are very useful when you get to the pistolsmith'n stage. Lota good help out there
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