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Gary Howes—editor and administrator

Gary Howes—Guns and Gunsmiths editor

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Ask the Gunsmith with Jack Landis

JLandisAGI Technical Services Manager, Jack Landis, answers a question
from an AGI customer that many of you will find educational.

Correcting the Barrel/Cylinder Gap on Smith & Wesson Revolvers

Our customer Craig wrote to ask; “I have a S&W Model 29 revolver that has a cylinder to barrel gap of 0.010. Is there an economical way to reduce this gap to about 0.002 to 0.003?” Continue reading

Ask the Gunsmith with Bob Dunlap

DunlapAGI Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap owns PISCO Gunsmithing
in Oregon along with Ken Brooks. AGI customers and
GCA members need no introduction to Bob.

In this video Bob Dunlap offers some stern and wise advise about performing trigger jobs as well as answering other questions from gunsmiths. If you are new to gunsmithing, or a seasoned professional, everyone can learn from this master of the trade. Continue reading

Collecting M1 Garands–Advice from Our G&G Expert!

Howes2by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

The M1 Garand is probably the most iconic US military rifle known. Called “the greatest battle implement ever devised” by General George S. Patton, it was the standard service issue rifle in World War II, Korea, and to a lesser extent in Vietnam. Every serious collector should have one, but finding a safe, accurate and reliable gun can be difficult.

Guns and Gunsmiths contributing author Paul Smeltzer, owner of Athens Gunsmith Service in Athens Louisiana, has been collecting, rebuilding and restoring M1s for many years. I recently had a chance to talk to him about these guns and how to go about adding one to a collection. Continue reading

Another Special Offer for G&G Readers!

PyramydAirWebWe have been working hard this month to obtain a number of special deals just for Guns and Gunsmiths readers, and here is one more!

What’s one way to beat the ammo shortage, have a lot of fun shooting and hunting, and spend quality time with your friends and family? Shooting air guns, of course. And our friends at Pyramyd Air, who have been offering a discount on their products to GCA members for some time, have generously extended their offer to all Guns and Gunsmiths readers as well! Continue reading

AGI Deal of the Month–April 2014

1022bundleHere is a fantastic deal just for Guns and Gunsmiths subscribers for this month–the Ruger® 10/22® gunsmithing bundle from the American Gunsmithing Institute. One of the most popular rifles around, the Ruger 10/22 is fun to shoot and can be made to be very accurate. This bundle of DVDs from AGI includes:

  • Building the Custom Ruger® 10/22® Rifle
  • Disassembly/Reassembly of the Ruger® 10/22®
  • Armorer’s Course Ruger® 10/22® Rifles
  • “How-To” Ruger® 10/22® Trigger Job Continue reading