“What’s that rifle?” – a Canadian Custom

Delesoyby Dana Delesoy
Guns and Gunsmiths Contributor

“What’s that??”

That’s the question I hear so many ask me when at the shooting range. I smile (and sometimes chuckle) and answer them as my shooting partner has to some that have asked him (while I was busy shooting): ” inside all of this is a Remington 700 in .308 caliber”. The next question: What is all this (platform) that the action lives in? The answer: a Cadex Defense Dual Strike 30 chassis system. Let me digress with a bit of history on this…

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Gunsmith Marketing — Pick a card, any card

gunstoreYou’ve spent a lot of time training to be a gunsmith, and now you need to build your business so you can recoup that investment, generate some real income doing what you love, keep the lights on, and have some money left over for continuing your education, buying more tools and enjoying the rewards that come from operating a successful business.
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AGI Offer Ends This Week! Law Enforcement Armorer’s Course

Here is the next special offer for Guns and Gunsmiths readers from our sponsor, the American Gunsmithing Institute–the very popular Law Enforcement Armorer’s Course!

This offer will be available for two weeks only and then will be replaced by a new one, so I encourage you to order early and not miss out on these very generous offers and opportunities to build your own gunsmithing skills and business opportunities. Continue reading

Restoring the Winchester Model 57–Part 1 of 4

By David E. Fey
AGI Graduate, GCA Member

My story starts like many a good gun story: a bag o’ parts and the dream of greatness from ruin. The ruin in question was a rusty rifle; the greatness turned out to be a beautiful .22 rifle and a profound appreciation for an old school technique, hand polishing. I believe this is a lost art for one profound reason, it’s a lot of work! Way, way more effort than mechanical means, and for that, I thank Da Vinci, Fulton and their engineering and materials predecessors for making our modern lives easier. Continue reading

Tips for the Woodsman–Swivel Placement

Hollandby Darrell Holland
AGI Instructor and Master Riflesmith

In this excerpt from Guntech, the monthly video magazine for Gun Club of America members, Darrell Holland discusses the best placement and solutions for the placement of a rifles rear swivel mount so that it doesn’t interfere with a range bag or sandbag when trying to get that perfect shot.

Good advice for your own rifles, or those of your customers asking to have swivels added to their own guns.

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Building a Custom 1911–Part 1


by Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

Building a custom 1911 pistol can be a very worthwhile experience. It can help a shooter maximize his abilities, produce a working pistol exactly matching his needs, create pride of ownership, or perhaps a $5,000 functional work of art. However, it can also be a time-consuming, money-draining misadventure if not done properly. I will explain the different factors that the gunsmith needs to address when planning such a project. Continue reading