Tips From The Workbench — Pistol Grip Safety Relief Cut

Shueyby Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

AGI Instructor Gene Shuey gives a very clear demonstration on the technique for cutting the ambidextrous safety tang relief in a 1911 grip panel. His method is simple and easy to follow, so if you are installing new wood grips on a pistol of your own or a customers that does not have the relief for the safety, watch this and learn, Grasshopper. Continue reading


Gunsmithing Project–Bedding a Rifle Part 2

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

In Part 2 of this video project Jack Landis completes a simple, straightforward way to bed a rifle that will help improve accuracy in your own hunting or target gun.

Jack walks you through the entire process so you have the complete “Recipe for Success.”

If you missed Part 1, you can see it by CLICKING HERE.

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How to Make a Mauser Bolt Turning Fixture

Hooverby Ryan Hoover
RH Custom Guns, Fredericksburg, TX

In most gunsmithing shops thrift is key. We all know our tools (at least the good ones) are expensive and our profession doesn’t always provide the means to purchase the myriad specialty tools we need. Sometimes it feels that you need a specialty tool for almost every model of gun that comes through the shop! There is a constant balancing act between new tools needed and whether or not they will pay for themselves. With that attitude in mind, I approached a specific need in my shop for a certain fixture. Continue reading


Gunsmithing Project–Bedding a Rifle Part 1

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

In this two-part video Jack Landis shows a simple, straightforward way to bed a rifle that will help improve accuracy in your own hunting or target gun.

Jack walks you through the entire process so you have the complete “Recipe for Success.”

This video will be shown in two parts because of its length. Look for Part 2 next week! Continue reading


Tip From The Workbench#84–Extractor Cuts

kenBrooksby Ken Brooks
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

In this video AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks answers a question from a Gun Club of America member about extractor cuts in barrels. Ken shows you a messed up extractor cut and then takes you through the procedure to clean it up and restore it one step at a time. Before it’s over you will gain more insight into these cuts and know the tools and techniques you can use to restore them. Continue reading


Ask the Gunsmith with Bob Dunlap

Dunlap by Bob Dunlap
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

This time Bob answers two more questions from Gun Club of America members. The first one involves a Remington 870 with an action that is feeling a “Hang up” syndrome with its extended mag tube. The second question is regarding a Remington 1100 with a feeding problem. In both cases Bob pinpoints the possible causes quickly and makes his recommendations and as usual we gain a bit more insight into how his mind works as he makes his analysis. Continue reading