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Gunsmithing Q&A with Ken Brooks

kenBrooksAGI Instructor Ken Brooks
PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.

AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks loves to help other gunsmiths, especially those still building their experience and skills, by answering their questions. If you are a Gun Club of America member or an AGI Pro Course student, you also get access to this invaluable benefit.

Take a look at these three questions he has answered in the past. Many of you might be asking for the same information. Continue reading

Burn Guns–Part 1 of 3

Smeltzerby Paul Smeltzer,
Athens Gunsmith Service, Athens LA.

Several years ago at one of the early AGI “bashes” I had a conversation with Gene (Kelly) concerning the direction of my fledgling gunsmith business. One thing that stuck with me was his advice to focus on the thing that you are most interested/good at and run with it. I took that advice and focused on military firearms, more specifically restoration of military firearms. That road led to a general reputation for restorations of all kinds. Part of that rep was developed from a willingness to work with guns that have been in a fire. From the beginning I referred to these firearms as “Burn Guns”. It is a rarity that I don’t have a couple of burn guns in the shop. Presently, taking a look around I have 27 guns from two fires in the shop. Continue reading

Ask the Gunsmith with Bob Dunlap

Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap

with AGI Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap .

This time, AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap answers gunsmiths questions on a Remington 1148 20 gauge and a J. Stevens Model 39A in .410 gauge. You’ll find his answers educational and helpful, even if you don’t own or work on these particular guns, as his style of teaching is all about understanding the function of each and every part of a firearm.

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Bench Evaluation–Henry Repeating Rifle

with Master Gunsmith and
AGI Instructor Ken Brooks

AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks take a look at one of Henry’s lever action guns. Unlike most other firearms reviews, these bench evaluations are made from the gunsmith’s point of view, giving you valuable insights into the construction and materials used in these guns, not normally seen elsewhere.

Several years ago I was looking for such a rifle and settled on a Henry because of their motto “Made in the USA, or not made at all.” This style of rifle is an iconic firearm of the old west so I wanted a USA made rifle–not one made in Japan or elsewhere! What about you? Continue reading