Engraving Historic Firearms by John Schippers is the culmination of a lifelong career as a master engraver. John has taught over 1500 students to engraver, including 35 years at Conner Prairie.
This how-to book has over 2130 color photographs and engravings. There are 445 color pages of highly detailed original and contemporary firearms. The spiral binding allows for ease of use on a workbench. There are instructions on how to sharpen tools.
This is an example of one of John's guns with his engraving. More images can be found here.
The book can be ordered from the NMLRA.