Engraving Historic Firearms
At last... the long
by John Schippers
The culmination of a lifelong career. This "how-to"
book was 10 years in the making.
Master engraver John Schippers has taught more than 1500 students to engrave,
including 35 years at
Conner Prairie - Arms Making
This Book is sure to be
Classic in the Hand Engraving Industry
Step-by-step instructions about
learning to engrave.
445 full color pages of highly detailed original and contemporary firearms.
Over 2130 color
photographs and illustrations.
Spiral binding lies flat for ease of
use on workbench.
From beginners to experts, for aspiring engravers, fine
metal workers and art lovers.
Firearms (445 pages)
John Schippers was born in
Michigan in 1939. At the age of twelve John learned to hunt with a
20-gauge percussion single-barrel shotgun that a relative gave him. This
started a lifetime love of hunting and muzzleloading guns.
John recalls; “They gave me
that old junk gun thinking that I would never be able to do anything with it.
I fooled them. It ended up being the best gun for me.. I got more game with
that old relic than any other gun I ever owned.” Mr. Schippers built
his first gunstock in a high school wood shop in 1954 and never stopped
building guns. He worked as a machinist and tool maker, then worked in the
museum field for over 30 years as a specialist in restoration, conservation,
and exhibition. This book is a culmination of how-to information and
large wealth of knowlege.