Product Review–Bolt Handles

Zeglinwith Fred Zeglin
AGI Instructor

In this short video, AGI Instructor and Guns and Gunsmiths contributor Fred Zeglin shows some well made bolt handle replacements.

These provide a great custom look to your sporting rifles, or can be used to convert your bent-handle military bolts to a more contemporary straight handle. All it takes is a little fitting, welding and finishing and you will have a very happy customer at your gunsmithing business. Continue reading


What does a reloader do with tired old brass?

ZeglinBy Fred Zeglin
AGI Instructor, Author,
Lassen College Gunsmithing Graduate and Cartridge Designer.

Of course you could throw in the scrap pile. However, if you’re a little creative you can find another use for it…

I can’t remember who told me the story, but it fits here and explains why I was willing to give this brass sculpting a try. As the story goes Bill was building a rifle stock, took it to a friend to show off his work and to ask for advice. The friend in question ran a furniture manufacturing plant and in their high end furniture they offered hand carved panels. Continue reading


Ask the Gunsmith with Bob Dunlap

Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap

with AGI Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap

Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap answers more gunsmithing questions. The first concerns a Remington 742 whose bolt seems to lock up. He then moves on to several other questions, and provides the answers in his own inimitable style. Whether you agree with him or not, I’m sure you’ll find his answers entertaining and educational.

Members of the Gun Club of America see great videos and other helpful gunsmithing material every month. If you are a serious gunsmith or gun owner interested in learning more from the best experts, consider joining.

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Tip From The Workbench–Cerrosafe casting

ZeglinBy Fred Zeglin
AGI Instructor, Author,
Lassen College Gunsmithing Graduate and Cartridge Designer.

In this video extract from the Gun Club of America‘s Guntech magazine, AGI Instructor Fred Zeglin demonstrates the technique he uses for casting a chamber using Cerrosafe.

Crease offers several advantages over using sulfur including that the final product is more robust and can be shipped without damage. Continue reading