by AGI Gunsmithing Instructor Ken Brooks,
owner of PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.
This time Ken Brooks demonstrates his techniques for the correct use of wire wheels for gunsmithing. What’s more important, he also tells you what NOT to do! Continue reading
with Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith
The Series 80 safety system in later model 1911 pistols (introduced by Colt in 1983 if am not mistaken) can benefit from some smoothing to reduce the friction between the lever parts. But doing that requires knowledge of how the parts interact, and understanding just how much metal can be removed during that operation. Continue reading
with Bob Dunlap
Master Gunsmith and AGI Instructor
In this extract from the Gun Club of America’s Guntech video magazine issue 37, AGI Instructor Bob Dunlap answers a couple of questions that may also benefit many of you. The first is about heat treatment of the rivet holes when building an AK from parts.
In this interview with AGI President Gene Kelly, Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap tells us what he considers the essential tools needed to get started in gunsmithing.
You’ll be amazed at how few he says you really need, and that the total cost can be as little as $300! So there’s no excuse for not getting started right now, is there?
Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap
with AGI Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap.
In this video excerpt from the Gun Club of America’s Guntech video magazine, Bob answers some gunsmithing questions that will be of interest to all gunsmiths and gun “tinkerers”. He also explains how the AGI method of training, which is to understand the design and function of each gun part so you know how to repair them, is essential when dealing with guns for which there is little information or parts. Continue reading
with Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager
In this video, AGI Technical Services Manager and Instructor Jack Landis demonstrates how to add a tang-mounted peep sight to a Marlin rifle. This is a common project for many gunsmiths and using Jack’s tips, can be done easily and quickly. Another money-maker for your business. Continue reading
by Kyle Barnthouse
Every gunsmith needs a strong workbench, but not everyone has the woodworking skills to build one just the way you want. In this article, Guns and Gunsmiths contributor Kyle Barnthouse shows us how to build your own workbench using Simpson Strong-Tie connectors for all the joints. So simple even I could build one–so I did (see at bottom). Continue reading
by Ken Brooks
AGI Instructor and Owner of Pisco Gunsmithing
In this Tip From The Workbench, AGI Instructor Ken Brooks talks about the needle files that he uses in his own gunsmithing business. Do you always need to buy the most expensive ones? Not necessarily as Ken explains. Continue reading