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  1. I could sure use the Gun Digest Book of Exploded Gun Drawings! I have two handguns not fully reassembled because I don’t know where a few critical parts are supposed to go. I also have another gun that I need to disassemble, but I don’t dare to until I get my hands on a copy of the Gun Digest Book of Exploded Gun Drawings, so I can put it back together properly and without any parts left over!

  2. I am currently going to school to become a gunsmith through correspondence. My instructor is Steve Felgenhauer. I am taking the course because I have no knowledge of guns. I have never taken a gun apart by myself. My husband introduced me to guns six years ago. He was in the US Army AD. He knows a lot about guns. However, I just do not understand without being able to see what he is talking about.
    I believe that with this book, I will be able to excel in my studies, have a good reference book for my future gunsmithing hobbies/jobs, and be able to talk with my husband about guns easier.
    Thank you Gun Digest for this opportunity!

  3. I have had help from other shooters who have had info about guns that I own and I also have had to seek help because I could not find that info myself. It would be nice to have such a book as Gun Digest Book of Exploded Gun Drawings to be able to repay those that have helped me and also be able to offer that same help to other gun owners I meet.

  4. I’ve always kept the owner’s manuals for my guns, and they usually are good enough. But a book of this sort would certainly help with any used gun I might get that didn’t come with a manual.

  5. This volume would be immensely useful when working on my own guns and those of my friends, some of whom are the kind who like to bring me a box of “can you put this back together?” I also occasionally do some side work for local pawn shops and such. Plus I’m the kind of geek that just like schematic drawings.

  6. Would be a world of help when my friends bring me their guns wondering what’s wrong and even for disassembly/reassembly after cleaning. (I don’t know why I’m doing this, I’ve never won anything that I could actually use.)

  7. I have a number of books and diagrams, but have run into several situations when none of the ones I have are for the gun being worked on. And, I sometimes have to spend quite a bit of time looking for diagrams on the web which, in some cases, does not yield what I’m looking for. I’ve been pretty fortunate that I’ve never had to take a box of parts to a smith. But—-I have had to spend considerable time, on a few, to figure out exactly how certain things come apart and go back together. I also have several other friends/family who call me to see if I can show them how to get one back together, or what missing/broken part they need to acquire. Without good pictures/diagrams, it can sometimes be more than a bit time consuming and frustrating.

    Been planning to buy this book at some point. But, hey, if I can get you to send it for free, I’ll be quite tickled!