In Part 2 of this video lesson AGI Instructor Bob Dunlap completes his demonstration of how to repair a wooden rifle stock. Continue reading
In this video AGI Instructor Bob Dunlap demonstrates a surefire way to repair a wooden rifle stock. Of course you could always simply buy a replacement stock, but if the gun has sentimental value, is a rare military rifle, or you just don’t want to spend that much money, repair is always the best option. Continue reading
In this video AGI Instructor and Master Riflesmith Darrell Holland shows a couple of the “out-of-the-box” solutions he has come up with to hold odd ball shapes for milling. He encourages you to think the same way so that your machining operations are both stable and safe. Continue reading
In this video AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith Gene Shuey demonstrates the setup and technique he uses to put a mirror finish on a 1911 slide. As he explains, being able to do this well to create really nice mirror finishes on your firearms is a real money maker for gunsmiths that can set them apart from others. Continue reading
by Ken Brooks
AGI Instructor and Owner of Pisco Gunsmithing
Recently we showed you a video from Fred Zeglin on doing a chamber cast using Cerrosafe. CLICK HERE if you missed it.
In this video AGI Instructor Ken Brooks demonstrates an alternative method using sulfur to make a chamber casting to determine an unknown caliber. Sulfur is more readily available and cheaper that Cerrosafe, but is more fragile. However if it is only needed an rare occasions, it is a good alternative.
In this video, Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap demonstrates how to install or tighten grips on a revolver. This same technique would also apply to some pistols. Loose grips can affect accuracy, and in some cases could even be dangerous, so watch this then check your own for tightness and comfort. Continue reading
In this video Bob Dunlap shows us how he modifies and uses his ball pein hammers to make them specific to gunsmithing. Some of his tools are quite old, so you just know they all have special meaning to him!
AGI Gunsmithing Instructor Ken Brooks
owns PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.
This time, Ken shows you a selection of custom-made, special-purpose punches. These are punches that YOU modify for specific uses, whether that be for punching out a certain type of pin on many different guns or performing a specific task on just one gun.
This one little segment can have a significan impact on your gunsmithing. It will provide you with the knowledge to save money making your own custom tools, but it will also help you save time and frustration, an important consideration for all of us. Continue reading