Tip From The Workbench–Trigger Jobs

Shueyby Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

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

Restoring the Winchester Model 57–Part 4

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

Tips from the Workbench with Ken Brooks–Adhesives

kenBrooksAGI Gunsmithing Instructor Ken Brooks
 PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.

In this video, Ken talks about the adhesives that he and Bob Dunlap use regularly in their own workshop. Of course, new and improved products are coming to the marketplace every day, so your mileage may vary. I particularly like the “Gorilla” brand products. So please use the comment section below, and tell us not only what you use in your gunsmithing work, but equally importantly what you do NOT use for any particular reason. We’re all here to learn from one another!

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