In Part 1, Bob showed us different headspace gauges and what they are for. Now he demonstrates the correct way to use them. If you work on rifles, or even if you reload and are having head separation problems this is handy knowledge to have. Continue reading
If you hold a Federal Firearms License and buy, sell or repair firearms, you know that there is a responsibility to keep accurate records of all the firearms in your inventory. You also know that it is critical to make sure your paperwork is accurate and follows all legal requirements, especially when it come to completing Form 4473 for firearms sales and transfers. Any error here could result in substantial financial penalties if an audit by BATF caught any inconsistencies! Continue reading
by Paul Smeltzer,
Athens Gunsmith Service, Athens LA.
Part 3 of Paul’s Remington 11 restoration. Look for Parts 1 and 2 by selecting Paul Smeltzer in the Authors menu above.
Now that we have the forearm repaired, butt stock re-contoured, and butt plate installed it is on to re-checkering. Before sanding the wood the parts, I will re-cut the lines that form the borders on the checkered area. I then apply painters’ tape over the checkered area and do whatever sanding needs to be done avoiding as much as possible the checkered area. Even with the tape protection I want to avoid degrading the pattern any more than it already is. Continue reading
Welcome in 2017 with some more positive news stories about firearms.
In this video, Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap talks about headspace, what it means, and it’s effect when you shoot. He then discusses the various gauges used to measure headspace. Continue reading
with Ken Brooks, AGI Gunsmithing Instructor
and owner of PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.
This may seem like a fairly simple fix, but some rifle owners get stuck when they find that they have removed the bolt from their rifle, it becomes uncocked, and they can’t reinsert the bolt.
AGI Master Gunsmith and Instructor Ken Brooks gives a quick demonstration of how to safely re-cock the bolt so it can be inserted back into the action. Sometimes these little things can be frustrating—we hope this helps. Continue reading
The following is an extract from “The Convicted Gunsmiths of New South Wales–A definitive history 1788 – 1850” by R. C. Solomon Self-Published 1990.
My son gave me this book for Christmas and I thought many of you would be interested in some of the content, which I will reproduce here at various times.–Gary Howes, Guns and Gunsmiths editor,
When someone describes a person as being inventive, creative, prolific and a genius, certain historic men come to mind. Michelangelo, da Vinci, Newton, Mozart, Escher, Edison are all names of people that have the above qualities. Many of you will have already thought of these historic men based upon these attributes. I must add another man’s name to this list, John Moses Browning. Some folks that have never shot a gun or live in a cave may not know this name, but if you had just said Browning, even the uninitiated would recognize the name as much as Winchester, Colt, or Smith and Wesson. John Browning was not just an inventor or Gunsmith; he was an innovator and a genius.