Tips for the Woodsman–Rifle Cleaning Part 2

HollandBy Darrell Holland
AGI Senior Instructor/Master Gunsmith

If you are a hunter or long-range rifle shooter, you know how important it is to have your rifle as clean as you can get it, and lubricated properly. But there is a good chance you may not be doing that correctly. In this 2nd video (CLICK HERE if you missed Part 1) Darrell Holland shows us how to finish off your rifle cleaning with correct lubrication techniques. Continue reading


Restoring Grandpa’s Favorite .22

Gene Kelly head ShotBy Gene Kelly
President, AGI and GCA

Recently on a Fall day,I looked longingly at Grandpa Steven’s Favorite .22 long rifle hanging on the wall where it has spent the last 30 or 40 years of its life. Grandpa used to tell me stories about how he would walk the woods as a boy with that gun and how he had taken hundreds of rabbits and squirrels for the dinner table with it. Continue reading


Gunsmithing Q&A with Ken Brooks

kenBrooksOne of the best benefits of being a Silver Member of the Gun Club of America, is the “Ask The Pros” forum on the GCA website. Ken Brooks, AGI Instructor and co-owner of Pisco Gunsmithing visits there everyday to help gunsmiths with particular problems they are experiencing. Here is his answer to some recent questions that may help you as well.

If you think you have another solution to any of these problems, please add them to the Comments below. Continue reading


Helping Each Other!

forumsI hope that you are all visiting the Guns and Gunsmiths Forums whenever you visit the site. There are a number of posts from readers with questions or problems that have gone unanswered, especially in the Gunsmithing Forum.

Please try to help your fellow readers by answering their questions or offering advice whenever you can. And don’t forget to use the Forums yourself if ever you need help with a project, or even if you just want to start a conversation related to guns and gunsmithing. If you have participated in the Forums already, THANK YOU!


Tips for the Woodsman–Rifle Cleaning Part 1

HollandBy Darrell Holland
AGI Senior Instructor/Master Gunsmith

If you are a hunter or long-range rifle shooter, you know how important it is to have your rifle as clean as you can get it, and lubricated properly. But there is a good chance you may not be doing that correctly. In this video (Part 1 of 2) Darrell Holland shows his best method of getting your barrel as clean as possible and completely free of fouling. Part 2 will follow in the next few weeks, so watch for it. Continue reading


Free Gunsmithing Lesson

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

 

The Smith & Wesson Model 1000 Semi Auto shotgun of the early 1980′s was a pretty good and very reliable shotgun, at least in my experience. The gun was built in Japan by Miroku and, like most of their guns, was of high quality and sound design. There was also a pump gun, the Model 3000, and an evolutionary version of the 1000 called the Super 12.

S&W Super 12

S&W Super 12

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Lessons Learned–Tips and Tricks from Readers

I think it a safe assumption that most of you readers are more than just gun shooters. You are either working gunsmiths, repairing and modifying customers guns on a daily basis, or you are a “gun tinkerer” who likes to fix and maintain your own private collection of new or older firearms.

And if you are anything like us here at Guns and Gunsmiths, you have collected a bunch of handy tips and tricks over the years for various gunsmithing tasks. They could be tips to make cleaning a firearm easier, for refinishing stocks, for correcting feed and ejection problems, for modifying tools for specific tasks, products that have saved you time and money–whatever. Continue reading