One of the benefits of being a member of the Gun Club of America, is the “Ask The Pros” forum on the GCA website. Ken Brooks, AGI Instructor and owner of Pisco Gunsmithing visits there regularly to help gunsmiths with particular problems they are experiencing. Here are his answers to some recent questions that may help you as well. Continue reading
AGI Gunsmithing Instructor and Master Gunsmith
Ken Brooks operates PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.
Always willing to teach and share his experiences, this time Ken answers another AGI student’s question. He takes the time to show you the procedures and tools he uses to polish chambers. He demonstrates the procedure on a tight .22 cal chamber. As usual his methods are simple, straightforward and easy to execute. Continue reading
Correcting the Barrel/Cylinder Gap on Smith & Wesson Revolvers
Our customer Craig wrote to ask; “I have a S&W Model 29 revolver that has a cylinder to barrel gap of 0.010. Is there an economical way to reduce this gap to about 0.002 to 0.003?” Continue reading
The 2009 hunting season was looking pretty grim. I had just built a new .280 Remington on my Signature Series Action and wrapped it with a new adjustable comb rifle stock. I was anxious to “christen” this new rifle, but the tag draws were unkind to me and I was left in the cold with nowhere to hunt. At the urging of a friend, I managed to find some over the counter tags allowing me to hunt. Idaho elk and Wyoming antelope were now on the menu. Continue reading
Gun Club of America Silver and SilverPLUS members get complete access via web, email and phone to the AGI instructors as one of the major benefits of membership. The “Ask The Gunsmith” segment of the monthly Guntech video magazine is one of the most popular articles.
Bob answers two more questions this in this video.
In this special 32 minute video Jack Landis give a detailed and complete run though on how to properly measure and deepen the forcing cone on a revolver. During the process he also shows you how to measure the barrel/cylinder gap and true the end of the barrel. This procedure isn’t as difficult as you may think and Jack takes you through the entire process in great detail.
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The Smith & Wesson Model 1000 Semi Auto shotgun of the early 1980’s was a pretty good and very reliable shotgun, at least in my experience. The gun was built in Japan by Miroku and, like most of their guns, was of high quality and sound design. There was also a pump gun, the Model 3000, and an evolutionary version of the 1000 called the Super 12.
A while back a gentleman brought me a factory gun that was shooting poorly; groups were averaging 2.5″ for five shots. It made no difference what ammo was used. The client had tried factory ammo and reloads in different bullet weights. He tried changing loads and seating depth, even neck sizing was attempted just to see if cases fire-formed to the chamber were more accurate. Continue reading