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
by John A. Anderson
Maybe it’s traditional — having a beautifully jeweled bolt on your favorite hunting rifle! Jeweling (engine turning) has been around for a very long time. The engine turning process creates a repetitive pattern of shiny, overlapping “swirls” on the surface of the metal. 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.
with AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap
In this video from a past issue of the Gun Club of America’s Guntech magazine, AGI Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap answers questions from other gunsmiths in his own style. He always emphasizes the need to fully understand the function of each part of a gun and how they interact to be able to diagnose and repair a firearm properly. Continue reading
by Ken Brooks and Bob Dunlap
AGI Instructors and Master Gunsmiths
Spring has sprung here at Guns and Gunsmiths, and with a gunsmith’s fancy turning to warmer weather, it is time to get back in the workshop and repair some guns. But to do that properly, we need to know about springs.
In this short video, AGI Instructor and Guns and Gunsmiths contributor Fred Zeglin shows some well made bolt handle replacements.
These provide a great custom look to your sporting rifles, or can be used to convert your bent-handle military bolts to a more contemporary straight handle. All it takes is a little fitting, welding and finishing and you will have a very happy customer at your gunsmithing business. Continue reading
with AGI Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap
Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap answers more gunsmithing questions. The first concerns a Remington 742 whose bolt seems to lock up. He then moves on to several other questions, and provides the answers in his own inimitable style. Whether you agree with him or not, I’m sure you’ll find his answers entertaining and educational.
Members of the Gun Club of America see great videos and other helpful gunsmithing material every month. If you are a serious gunsmith or gun owner interested in learning more from the best experts, consider joining.