Books and other items relating to custom guns and gunmaking will be offered. In the future complete custom guns by past and present makers will be offered. Please check back for new items of interest. SDH books are now available on the internet directly from the author. Credit card payment via PayPal or by sending a check or MO to; S. D. Hughes, P.O. Box 545, Livingston, MT 59047. Please drop me a note when you are ready to purchase. Thanks, Steve 

 FINE GUNMAKING: DOUBLE SHOTGUNS (1998) by Steven Dodd Hughes New, out of print, hardback, and 170 pages, large format,. This book continues to be hugely popular and many consider it a classic amongst double gun books. An in-depth look at the creation of custom shotguns, lots of color and B&W photos. Special section on building custom Fox shotguns. Foreword by John Barsness. Signed and inscribed, $65 shipped Priority Mail)

 DOUBLE GUNS AND CUSTOM GUNSMITHING, by Steven Dodd Hughes New 9/07, hardcover, Large format, 160 pages, B&W with color section Details American custom Double Gun projects (Winchester M-21, Fox, L.C. Smith), evaluating used doubles, evolution of the sidelock, visiting Italian gunmakers. Gunsmithing section includes chapters on TIG welding, metal finishing, advanced metal shaping and how-to refinish gunstocks and fit gunsmithing screwdrivers. A special section on evaluating gunstock blanks. Signed and inscribed, $65 shipped Priority Mail)

CUSTOM RIFLES IN BLACK & WHITE (1999) by Steven Dodd Hughes New, Second Printing of First Edition, soft cover, 185 pages, large format. I get regular phone calls and emails from folks thanking me for this book and telling me it is indispensable in their workshops and libraries. Many consider it the Go-To book for determining specific details in custom rifle design and construction. Over 200 photos of 40 of the finest American custom rifles from 1990-2000. 20 bolt action (Fisher, Tucker, Heilmann, Hensley, Burgess/Echols, Simillion); 16 single shots (SDH, Webber, Snapp, etc.) and four lever action rifles. Many detailed views with interesting stories. Signed and inscribed,
Priority Post Paid $65

Custom Gunmakers of the 20th Century, 2005 Volume I and Volume II Collected Articles from Precision Shooting Magazine
By: Michael Petrov

Fortunately for those students in future generations, Michael Petrov, of Anchorage, Alaska has been tirelessly researching the custom rifle makers of the first half of the 20th century for many years now, gathering historical information while there is still access to a steadily decreasing number of people who actually knew, spoke with or corresponded with these old time craftsmen. A smattering of the riflesmiths in these pages...Ludwig Wundhammer, A.O. Neidner, Griffin & Howe, Hoffman Arms Co, Alvin Linden, Emil Koshollek, R.G. (Bob) Owen, R.F. Sedgley, Adolph George Minar, (Fred Adolph, Harvey Rogers and many more. Hardcover book, 168 pages.

Unfortunately, Michael Chris Petrov died February 17, 2014 of complications due to cancer... we are pleased to present these pages in Michael’s honor. )

Volume 1 and Volume 2 are now available from SDH at Amazon, or ordering here:
Check to SD Hughes, P.O. Box 545 Livingston, MT 59047

VOLUME ~ One ~
JUST A FEW LEFT $100 each post paid Priority Mail

VOLUME ~ Two ~
$65 each post paid Priority Mail

BOTH VOLUMES ~ $165 shipped Priority Mail