Another Gunsmithing Student Handbook by Fred Zeglin

Not long ago I reviewed the first two of a series of Gunsmithing Student Handbooks by G&G Contributor Fred Zeglin. These handbooks are full of the most essential information on the subject, that any gunsmith can benefit from.

Now Fred has added a third book to the series “Chambering Rifles for Accuracy”. Here is his Press Release with more information. Continue reading

Small Arms of the Civil War

By Robert Dunn
AGI Pro Course Graduate, GCA Charter Member

The American Civil War was a dark time for our nation. Since history tends to repeat itself, it is good to know about our history so we can avoid making the same mistakes. There is a lot to be learned from that time period. Many advances in technology and manufacturing occurred through necessity.

Though many of the small arms used during the Civil War are now considered archaic, it would be a mistake to take their firepower lightly. Keep in mind that these weapons and the folks that used them took hundreds of thousands of lives on the battlefield and crippled several times that many more. Over 620,000 lives were lost between the years of 1861-1865 (about 2% of the population). Continue reading

The Business of Gunsmithing

By Paul Smeltzer
Owner/Operator Athens Gunsmithing

So you want to start a ‘successful’ gunsmithing business?

I suspect the bulk of folks who “get into” gunsmithing do so as a hobby Gunsmith rather than as a Gunsmith business. AGI produces an excellent professional gunsmithing course that can provide you with the technical “how to” education to repair firearms. I am one of those graduates. I have been running a successful Gunsmith business for nine and a half years. Continue reading

Moving With Firearms and Ammunition

By Robert Dunn
AGI Pro Course Graduate, GCA Charter Member

Moving can be a daunting and emotional task, even if it is just down the street. If you are moving out of state or out of the country, the experience can be even more complicated. When you add firearms and ammunition into the equation, you may be surprised at how difficult and frustrating a move can be. I have moved and lived all around the country and even overseas throughout my life- time, starting at a mere four years of age. Every move I’ve made has included both firearms and ammunition. Continue reading

Tips from the Workbench–Screw Kits

kenBrookswith Ken Brooks
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

In this excerpt from GCA‘s Guntech Video Magazine, Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks looks at some of the kits of screws, roll pins and other small necessary items. While these may not be necessary for the gun “tinkerer” who works on just a couple of guns, the professional gunsmith shops find these a necessity.

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