A German made Erma-Werke Model EG 712 .22 rimfire lever action rifle made its way to my shop in the hands of a happy return customer. I had never seen or heard of an Erma-Werke but this gun looked familiar. After some research, I realized it is the same design (predecessor) as the Henry .22 caliber Lever Action Rifle.
In this complete gunsmithing project, AGI Technical Services Manager Jack Landis shows how to repair damage to a multi-colored laminated stock using simple tools and supplies that anyone can easily follow along. This is a real money-saver for those of you facing a similar problem, and maybe even a money-maker for the professional gunsmith. 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.
AGI is running a special FREEDOM SALE, including their annual Scratch and Dent offer! With firearms videos and even some gunsmithing videos possible being eliminated from YouTube in the near future, it is important for you to have the courses you need on your own DVDs, rather than relying on them being available on the internet. Continue reading
Some time ago, I wrote an article about gunsmithing the Raven MP-25, the granddaddy of all of the cheap little “Ring of Fire” pistols from the 1970s and 80s. At one time, these guns were the best-selling guns in the USA. They went out of production decades ago but there are thousands of them still out there. Most gunsmiths never get to see one because they cost so little it just isn’t economical to have a gunsmith repair one of them. Continue reading
In this video extract from the Gun Club of America‘s Guntech Magazine, AGI Instructor Gene Shuey shows how to fit a Cominolli Manual Safety Kit to your Glock.
The GCA Guntech magazine is just one of the many benefits that membership brings. If you really want to become a gun expert consider joining. More info and a trial membership can be seen HERE.
with Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager
We all like to shoot, otherwise you wouldn’t be here. But where you shoot is different for most of us. If you are a gunsmith, you may be lucky enough to live close to a range where you can test fire guns, or even better, have a small range on your own property. If you are a hunter you will sometimes want to check your sights before you hit the hills. If you carry a firearm for self defense you should train to be able to draw and shoot quickly and accurately, or maybe you just like to target shoot for the sheer fun of it. Continue reading
By Paul Smeltzer
Owner/Operator Athens Gunsmithing
Welcome back to The Business of a Gunsmithing. We have discussed what for some may have been basic information. Perhaps, but neglect of the basics are the very reasons why new businesses fail at such a high rate. What I hope to do with this series is be honest and clear about what it takes to have the best chance of not being a negative new business statistic. With that said let us explore the start up process. Let me begin by providing you with a checklist of sorts. Continue reading