Nitre Blue Colt 1902

by Clint Hawkins
Hawkins LLC, Pro Course Graduate & GCA Charter Member

The Tragedies and Triumphs of a Gunsmith

“Best foot forward,” they always say, but you have to know the story! This is not a story about how great I am in doing Nitre Blue for you will quickly see that’s not true, or even how great the results can be if you use it on your projects. It is really about the things you need to watch out for to successfully complete the project. Gene Shuey shows all the right things to do and how to do them in his Rust and Nitre Bluing course. AGI courses do warn about what can happen “if” … but their time is too valuable to show anything except what is the right result. Continue reading


Dwell Time And Your Trigger

HollandBy Darrell Holland
AGI Senior Instructor/Master Gunsmith

If you own a Remington or Winchester rifle fitted with a Jewell trigger, you need to understand how to adjust the trigger setting correctly for greatest accuracy. Master Gunsmith and long-range shooting expert Darrell Holland explains how to adjust your trigger so your gun’s “dwell time” doesn’t hinder your ability to bag that prize buck. Continue reading