Gary Howes—Guns and Gunsmiths editor
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NEW ON GUNS AND GUNSMITHS THIS WEEK…
- “Gunsmith of Williamsburg”. A great new article from G&G contributed Robert Dunn.
- Gunsmithing Tips from the Workbench. Ken Brooks fills you in on what hammers you need and what you don’t need for gunsmithing.
- Gun News from around the internet.
By Robert Dunn
AGI and GunTech Video Producer,
AGI Pro Course Graduate, GCA Charter Member
One of my childhood vacation spots was Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. My Parents met one another in Virginia when they were in college after WWII had ended. My Dad went to V.P.I. and my Mom was going to William and Mary College (right next to Colonial Williamsburg). Virginia is my birthplace and I enjoy visiting there. It was easy to find my Dad and I in Colonial Williamsburg, just go to the Gunsmith’s Shop! Why would you go anywhere else, you might miss something cool happening at the forge! Continue reading
AGI Gunsmithing Instructor Ken Brooks is a partner of Bob Dunlap at PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.
In this video, Ken Brooks shows you the essential hammers that he and Bob Dunlap use in their gunsmithing shop. If you are just setting up your own shop, or are simply curious what these two use every day, this is for you. If you have any tips or tricks about hammers that you have discovered, make sure you share them with us by commenting below.
By David Fey
AGI Practical Gunsmithing Course Graduate, GCA Member
Reducing Effects Of Corrosion By Polishing
The next step after de-rusting was to reduce the effects of corrosion using an 8″ fine wire wheel on a motor at 3450 RPM. I used the lightest pressure possible, especially on the sides of the receiver, against the imprinted scenes, and the top of the receiver where the metal was checkered along its centerline. My goal was to remove as little metal as possible. I carded the barrel, receiver, magazine tube, and trigger guard and polished with a muslin wheel and fine abrasive paste.
by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor
I recently had a chance to talk with Gene Kelly, President of the American Gunsmithing Institute and the Gun Club of America, about what AGI has planned for 2014. Here is what he had to say.
Here is a fantastic deal and a great opportunity just for Guns and Gunsmiths subscribers for this month–the AGI Law Enforcement Armorers Course. The firearms that are covered in this course are: the Colt 1911, the Smith &Wesson M&P, the Springfield Armory XD, the Beretta 92, the H&K USP, the SIG Pistol, the Glock Pistol, the Ruger Mini-14, the AR-15 Rifle, Ruger Double Action Revolvers, S&W Revolvers, the Remington 870 Shotgun, the Mossberg 500 Shotgun, the S&W Auto Pistols (1st,2nd and 3rd Generation), and the H&K MP5 submachine gun! After passing the tests for this course, you will become a Certified Law Enforcement Armorer and you will receive a special Law Enforcement Armorer patch! Continue reading
Check out the new header photo at the top of the page! This great looking firearm was a special project for this month’s winner, Chad Taylor of Taylors Gunsmithing in Fries, Virginia. Read on to find out why this gun is so special for him. Congratulations Chad, your Armorer’s Course is on it’s way.