The Henry Survival Rifle–A Recommended Gunsmithinging Project PART 1

Delesoyby Dana Delesoy
Guns and Gunsmiths Contributor

In my early years as a firearms owner, the first two guns I owned were a shotgun and a rifle. The next gun on my wish list was a light-weight, backpackable, survival type rifle chambered in .22 Long Rifle. Being an avid shopper at Cabela’s (via the internet), I looked at their offerings and noticed a Henry US Survival Rifle that fit all of my requirements, so I purchased it. This gun has been manufactured for years as the AR 7 by several manufacturers. Overall it has proved quite reliable straight from the box. Personally, I think it’s a neat little piece and really like it for what it is.

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Ballistol: an Upcoming Favorite Amongst Gunsmiths

Delesoyby Dana Delesoy
Guns and Gunsmiths Contributor

I first heard about Ballistol while watching a back-issue of GCA’s GunTech DVD magazine (issue #108). Gene Kelly (president of the American Gunsmithing Institute) interviewed a Ballistol representative at SHOT SHOW. I was really impressed what was said about it. Something claiming to be as versatile as Ballistol and also non-toxic is a combination that gets my attention. When I finished watching the interview I immediately visited the company’s website and read absolutely everything posted about the product. Continue reading


Lakefield Mossberg Made in Canada 400G 12GA

Delesoyby Dana Delesoy
Guns and Gunsmiths Contributor

While home one Sunday during supper I heard shotgun shots nearby. Shortly after the last shot there was a knock on my door. To my surprise I saw my neighbor with a shotgun leaning at his side. He said the gun needs my gunsmithing services. The action was open so at a glance I was able to see the chamber unloaded. I immediately point this out thanking him for his safety courtesy.  Continue reading