Some of you may remember this article we posted back in February. I guess so many of you went to the Utopia Tools website and ordered the abrasive wheel sets that they ran out!
by Ken Brooks and Bob Dunlap
AGI Instructors and Master Gunsmiths
OK, so I know it is summer (and a hot one here in California!) but up in Oregon where Ken and Bob work and play it is springtime once again in Part 2 of their discussion about springs and everything you ever needed to know!
In this short video extract from AGI’s “Professional Gun Cleaning Secrets” DVD, a (somewhat younger) Gene Shuey gives us some great tips and tricks for keeping our older rifles such as the M1 Carbine or Garand clean, functional and accurate. This includes a neat little “doodad” for keeping the solvents and dirt out of the sensitive areas of the action. Continue reading
There is a lot to love about firearms. I appreciate the design and the look of certain guns, just like I have an appreciation for old muscle cars. I like to work on cars and I like to work on guns as well. It is relaxing for me and it takes my mind off worrying about bills, and being mad at the Government so much of the time. Though I make my living in the firearms industry these days, it wasn’t always my “job”. When I was a kid, my Dad and I enjoyed bluing guns, replacing broken parts, reloading ammunition and cleaning the firearms after a day at the range or shooting rats at the dump. I still love doing all of those things and much more. Continue reading
by Ken Brooks
AGI Instructor and Owner of Pisco Gunsmithing
In this video extract from an early edition of GCA’s Guntech magazine, Instructor and Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks explains the why’s, when’s and how’s of test firing a firearm after it has been worked on at his gunsmithing shop. Continue reading
I used to take a perverse pleasure in answering the question, “Do you specialize in any particular gun?” My answer for many years was, “If anything, I specialize in not working on Ruger pistols.” Words cannot begin to convey the hidden smiles, the grins, the suppressed laughter, the chortles, the outright glee when I watched Bob Dunlap struggle, successfully to be sure, with the mainspring housing of one of those #*&@% wonderful creations by Bill Ruger. But, since then, I have learned a trick or two and struggle less, but sometimes still. I cope, successfully, eventually. Continue reading
Those of us that are using computers all day, every day, sometimes forget that for some people using a computer is infrequent, difficult and sometimes even intimidating.
Finding you way around the Guns and Gunsmiths website may be no exception for a lot of you, so here are some tips that may help you get more out of your G&G experience: Continue reading
In his continuing series, Gunny moves closer to the top of his list. His choice for #7 is a classic weapon and the only one of it’s kind on his list. Read on to find out why it was included. If you own one of these rifles, tell us what you like and don’t like about it in the comments.