If you buy and sell guns, appraise guns for others, collect unusual or antique guns, or are just curious about the value of the guns you already own, there is only one place to go to get the most accurate assessment of your firearms’ worth, and that is the Blue Book of Gun Values. Continue reading
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!
Jack Landis reviews two of the kits available to convert your 1911 pistol to shoot .22 rimfire. This is a great way to practice or train with these full size guns without the expense or noise of shooting .45s. Plus it is an excellent way to introduce novice shooters to this platform with scaring them off with the recoil usually felt. Continue reading
Here are some more interesting firearms news stories found on the web this week.
AGI Gunsmithing Instructor Ken Brooks
owns PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.
This time, Ken shows you a selection of custom-made, special-purpose punches. These are punches that YOU modify for specific uses, whether that be for punching out a certain type of pin on many different guns or performing a specific task on just one gun.
This one little segment can have a significan impact on your gunsmithing. It will provide you with the knowledge to save money making your own custom tools, but it will also help you save time and frustration, an important consideration for all of us. Continue reading
by John A. Anderson
Maybe it’s traditional — having a beautifully jeweled bolt on your favorite hunting rifle! Jeweling (engine turning) has been around for a very long time. The engine turning process creates a repetitive pattern of shiny, overlapping “swirls” on the surface of the metal. Continue reading
You’ve spent a lot of time training to be a gunsmith, and now you need to build your business so you can recoup that investment, generate some real income doing what you love, keep the lights on, and have some money left over for continuing your education, buying more tools and enjoying the rewards that come from operating a successful business.
with Ken Brooks and Bob Dunlap
AGI Instructors and Master Gunsmiths
In this video extract form the Gun Club of America’s Guntech magazine, Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap wants to get something off his chest. His tool chest that is! Continue reading