AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith Gene Shuey shares his tip for the art and skill of performing a custom trigger job. Gene shares a tool that he finds invaluable for getting the best results possible, and he tells us how he and other gunsmiths went about doing trigger jobs before this handy tool came along. Continue reading
By David E. Fey
AGI Graduate, GCA Member
The final installment in David Fey’s excellent article. If you missed any of Parts 1 through 3, look under the Authors tab at the top of the page for his name.
The rust bluing of this hand-polished barrel was very rewarding. I kept the bolt in the white, used Brownells Dichropan IM on the barrel and receiver, and Belgian Blue on the remaining metal. The Dichropan IM resulted in a very deep and lustrous blue/black; the Belgian Blued pieces, on the other hand, came out a slate grey that contrasted well with the barrel and receiver. Continue reading
Have you built a gun for yourself or a client that you are particularly proud of? And did you remember to take some nice photos of it before you handed it over to a grateful client? Continue reading
In this video extract form the Gun Club of America’s Guntech magazine, AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith Gene Shuey demonstrates how to replace the fiber optic rod inserts in your front sights. Continue reading
by Paul Smeltzer,
Athens Gunsmith Service, Athens LA.
Doing as much work as I do with vintage military weapons, particularly M1 Garands, I am familiar with the mythical M1 “Tanker”, I have even built a couple. However when a Korean War Marine vet came into my shop and asked if I could build him an “’03 Tanker”, I was at a loss.
Here are some more of the firearms news stories found this week on the internet…