Tips from the Workbench

kenBrooksAGI Gunsmithing Instructor and Master Gunsmith
Ken Brooks operates
 PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.

Ken Brooks gives us a complete demonstration of how to make a red ramp sight conversion. He takes you through every step in great detail. When he finishes, you will know exactly how to do it yourself without making any of the common mistakes. This is a great and easy many-maker for your gunsmithing business, or just to improve the functionality of your own guns.

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Reloading Tools Review

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

You know the old saying–” The man who dies with the most tools wins!”

Well Jack Landis has so many tools that he may well be the presumptive winner already. In this video, Jack takes a look at a few good reloading tools. If you are a reloader, or thinking about it, take a look at these offerings. Continue reading


Camping For Seniors Part 2–Just Hangin’ Around!

by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

You may recall an earlier article I wrote about the necessity to make changes to our camping equipment in order to allow for the lack of flexibility that occurs as we get a little longer in the tooth. Mainly, the need to be able to avoid having to get up and down from the ground all the time, and to “raise the bar” so to speak with our camp setup. Continue reading


Restoring the Ithaca Model 37–Part 2

By David Fey
AGI Practical Gunsmithing Course Graduate, GCA Member

Ithaca 2-1

Reducing Effects Of Corrosion By Polishing

The next step after de-rusting was to reduce the effects of corrosion using an 8″ fine wire wheel on a motor at 3450 RPM. I used the lightest pressure possible, especially on the sides of the receiver, against the imprinted scenes, and the top of the receiver where the metal was checkered along its centerline. My goal was to remove as little metal as possible. I carded the barrel, receiver, magazine tube, and trigger guard and polished with a muslin wheel and fine abrasive paste.

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