Detailed photos show step-by-step disassembly of more than 60 revolvers and 130 variants Reassembly tips Guns, especially handguns, have always been a part of J.B. Wood's life; he began working as a gunsmith over 50 years ago. Fortunately, Wood has been able to combine his mechanical talents with writing about them - which he's been doing since 1962, having more than 1,000 articles published in Gun Digest, Guns Illustrated and in most of the monthly gun magazines. In 1977-1978 he authored a two-book series for DBI Books, Troubleshooting Your Handgun and Troubleshooting Your Rifle and Shotgun. From 1979 to 1981, Wood wrote and photographed the original six-part Firearms Assembly/Disassembly series, a monumental task that turned out to be the best reference on the subject ever printed. Because he is so well briefed on firearms in general, Wood is considered an international authority and highly regarded firearms consultant, having done mechanical design and redesign work for domestic and foreign arms makers. Currently he is a writer and firearms consultant and lives in rural Kentucky.