Gary Howes—Guns and Gunsmiths editor
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NEW ON GUNS AND GUNSMITHS THIS WEEK…
- Bob Dunlap shows us how to modify your ball pein hammers.
- Part 1 of Ken Brooks’ article on customizing Mausers.
- New Edition of Blue Book of Gun Values is here!
- and more!
AGI 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 shows us how he modifies and uses his ball pein hammers to make them specific to gunsmithing. Some of his tools are quite old, so you just know they all have special meaning to him!
by Ken Brooks, AGI Gunsmithing Instructor and
partner of Bob Dunlap at PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.
There are many reasons for “sporterizing” a military Mauser, but the belief that the result will be less costly than a new rifle at Walmart is not one of them.
A custom Mauser rifle can bring great pride of ownership. Owners appreciate, and have a passion for, the history of Mauser rifles. They also enjoy having one built to their specifications, whether for practical purposes, such as hunting, or simply to enjoy owning a beautiful rifle. I will explain the steps needed in such a project. Continue reading
Gene Kelly, President AGI and GCA.
Whether you own a gun shop, a gunsmithing business, or any other type of venture, you can learn a lot by listening to the advise and experiences of others who have been successful in their own ways. Here AGI and GCA President Gene Kelly tells us that coaches and trainers aren’t just for the sporting fields, but can also take your business to heights you thought impossible. Continue reading
If you are a firearms collector, gunsmith, appraiser, or just curious about the value of your own gun collection, the go-to source for firearms values for a long time has always been the Blue Book of Gun Values–and now the latest edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values is available. Here is some information on this latest update: Continue reading
AGI 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
Almost at the top of the list! What will be Gunny’s #1 rifle? This time he takes on the iconic M1 Garand. This rifle means so much to so many people, I’m sure you will all want to comment on his #2 choice!
Check out the “Authors” tab above to see his previous articles. Continue reading
Here at Guns and Gunsmiths, we try hard to bring you the best educational articles about guns, gunsmithing, survival tricks and products, restoration tips, as well as articles just for fun and entertainment, such as our Zombie Rifles series. We hope that you are both enjoying and learning from them. Continue reading
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Here 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