Free Gunsmithing Lesson

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

 

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.

S&W Super 12

S&W Super 12

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Make It Shoot!

ZeglinBy Fred Zeglin,
4D Reamer Rentals

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


Tip From The Workbench–Extractor Cuts

kenBrooksby Ken Brooks
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

In this video AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks answers a question from a Gun Club of America member about extractor cuts in barrels. Ken shows you a messed up extractor cut and then takes you through the procedure to clean it up and restore it one step at a time. Before it’s over you will gain more insight into these cuts and know the tools and techniques you can use to restore them. Continue reading


In The Classroom with Bob–Metallurgy for Gunsmiths

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by Bob Dunlap
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

In this video, Bob takes us to the classroom to discuss metallurgy, in particular, the types of steel used in firearms manufacture. He talks about the procedure you use to determine the type of steel you are working with as well as proper hardening techniques for each type of metal. He also discusses the difference between carbon steels and stainless steels and the benefits and drawbacks of each when they are used in guns. Continue reading


Tips for the Woodsman–Rifle Cleaning Part 2

HollandBy Darrell Holland
AGI Senior Instructor/Master Gunsmith

If you are a hunter or long-range rifle shooter, you know how important it is to have your rifle as clean as you can get it, and lubricated properly. But there is a good chance you may not be doing that correctly. In this 2nd video (CLICK HERE if you missed Part 1) Darrell Holland shows us how to finish off your rifle cleaning with correct lubrication techniques. Continue reading


Tips for the Woodsman–Rifle Cleaning Part 1

HollandBy Darrell Holland
AGI Senior Instructor/Master Gunsmith

If you are a hunter or long-range rifle shooter, you know how important it is to have your rifle as clean as you can get it, and lubricated properly. But there is a good chance you may not be doing that correctly. In this video (Part 1 of 2) Darrell Holland shows his best method of getting your barrel as clean as possible and completely free of fouling. Part 2 will follow next week, so watch for it. Continue reading


Two Glock Projects

by GCA Member Thomas Brooks

As a fan of Glocks I wanted to take my G22 and do a little upgrading with factory original parts.

I started with a trigger job that greatly improved the function of the gun. I had previously installed a Cominolli safety (yea, I know, not original) so I kept it in. This may change as I really don’t care much for the safety kit; more than likely I will go back to the factory trigger housing and patch the safety cut. Continue reading