G&G Reader Gun of the Week

Featured this week on Guns and Gunsmiths is an really nice AR-15 built by subscriber Brett Hale of Kayenta, AZ. Featuring a Florida Arms Manufacturing Co. lower with Bushmaster lower internals, a Bushmaster Predator 18”, 1:8 twist, fluted heavy barrel, a Bushmaster A2 buttstock and a Magpul FDE grip. Brett also added a Simmons scope.

Nice job Brett. Your weapon will be featured all this week in the header image at the top of the website.

Got a great build you would like to show off here on Guns and Gunsmiths? Send me a good photo and a description by email and we will let you know if we can use it.


American Boy Scout Rifle

DunnBy Robert Dunn 
AGI and GunTech Video Producer, 
AGI Pro Course Graduate, GCA Charter Member

Certain firearms seem like old friends and my brother’s American Boy Scout Rifle is a good old friend. I don’t remember life without this rifle. It was one of the first firearms that I fired. The gun is actually a military version of the Remington No. 4 Rolling Block Rifle. The No.4 Rolling Block Rifle was first manufactured in 1890 and was an excellent “youth gun”, as it fired .22 and .32 rimfire cartridges. Remington sold a lot of these rifles and they were very popular.BoyScout1 Continue reading


New G&G Header Image For The Week

Guns and Gunsmiths subscriber George W. Schwartz of London OH sent me a few photos of his AK-47 build. One of them is featured this week in the header at the top of the website and shown below.

George describes his firearm as “Milled receiver, Krebs safety w/hold open notch, AK HAMMR’ MAG release, Bonesteel Folding Gilil style butt stock, Hogue Overmold hand guard and pistol grip, TWS rail, SIG Sauer red dot, PWS muzzle brake/flash suppressor, BFG custom Kryptek Typhon Padded VCAS sling with RED QD rear, ULoop Front and sling sleeve.  Tapco 10 round, or 30 round magazine.”

Great looking gun George and thanks for sharing it with us. If you have a good photo of a firearm you built and would like to see it featured here, email it to me at ghowes@gunclubofamerica.com.


Fitting and Chambering a Custom Barrel—Part 2

By Joe Fischnaller, Owner
Moses Lake Custom Rifles, GCA Member

(continued from last week)

Cutting the Chamber

We are now ready to cut our chamber into the barrel. It is a good idea to use a drill bit to begin the chamber cut. You want to use a drill bit that is approximately three-quarters the diameter of the forward portion of the body of the chamber reamer you will be using, and you only want to drill to a depth about three-quarters the depth of the chamber you will be cutting. This will help make your chamber reamers last longer. Continue reading