Cleaning Old Military Rifles–Tips and Tricks

Shueywith Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

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


Gunsmithing for Fun!

DunnBy Robert Dunn
AGI/GCA Video Producer,
AGI Pro Course Graduate, GCA Charter Member

Old School Gunsmithing #2

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


Odd Ramblings of a Gunsmith

HawkinsBy Clint Hawkins
Owner Hawkins Arms LLC,
AGI Pro Course Graduate, GCA Member

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


Are You Getting The Most Out Of Guns and Gunsmiths?

Howes2by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths editor

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