This was a very interesting book by Michael Petrov of gunmakers in America that pioneered many techniques still used today. I really enjoyed the background on A.O. Neidner, Griffin & Howe and Wundhammer but all mentioned were great craftsmen. The only complaint I have with the book is that it was way too short. It definitely needs to be expanded or followed with another volume. However I do recommend it for being enjoyable to read and very informative. P.S. When was this forum started? I just noticed it today. Thanks Chris!