Recently I performed an annual detail strip and clean on my Mossberg 500 shotgun. The gun was purchased four years ago, shot four times and put away in the safe. I brought it out now and again over the years for its annual cleaning and to practice working the action with dummy rounds. Continue reading
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Polishing the Chamber
The equipment I use for polishing a chamber is 400 grit sandpaper, spring steel stock for the mandrel (part that the sandpaper wraps around) and a rotary tool such as a Foredom Tool, hand drill, or Dremel. Continue reading
A German made Erma-Werke Model EG 712 .22 rimfire lever action rifle made its way to my shop in the hands of a happy return customer. I had never seen or heard of an Erma-Werke but this gun looked familiar. After some research, I realized it is the same design (predecessor) as the Henry .22 caliber Lever Action Rifle.
Continued from Part 1 published last week…
After every 10-20 strokes with the file I cleaned the file with a brass bristle brush, and measured the depth of the unsupported area with calipers. If the depth measures .029″, then .002″ unsupported area has been removed. Clean the chamber with a Q-tip and check for cartridge seating using the same method as for checking chamber smoothness. Continue reading
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.