Gunsmithing Project. Stock Repair–Part 1

Dunlapby Bob Dunlap
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

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

Tips from the Workbench–Metal Polishing

Shueywith Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

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

Ken’s Tip–Sulfur Casting a Chamber

Ken Brooks, PISCO Gunsmithing

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.

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Tip From The Workbench–Punches

kenBrooksAGI Gunsmithing Instructor Ken Brooks
 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