Gunsmithing Q&A with Ken Brooks

kenBrooksAGI Gunsmithing Instructor and Master Gunsmith
Ken Brooks operates
 PISCO Gunsmithing in Oregon.

Members of the Gun Club of America know that Master Gunsmith Ken Brooks, one of the AGI instructors, spend hours each week answering their questions and helping them become better and more successful gunsmiths. Here are a few more of his answers to their questions.

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Tips From The Workbench

with Master Gunsmith and
AGI Instructor Ken Brooks

Recently on Guns and Gunsmiths we showed a video with John Bush talking about finding great spare gun parts in bulk. He discussed that from the retail perspective–selling off those parts to other gun owners.

In this video, Ken Brooks takes it to the next step. He discusses how a gunsmith can find and salvage old gun parts to use in his craft. You may get some ideas of what to look for next time you visit a gun show. As Ken says “Look for the rust.”

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Tips From The Workbench with Ken Brooks–Polishing Chambers

kenBrooksAGI 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


Ask the Gunsmith with Jack Landis

Jack LandisAGI Technical Services Manager, Jack Landis, answers a question
from an AGI customer that many of you will find educational.

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


Lessons Learned The Hard Way Are Often Worth Repeating!

HollandBy Darrell Holland
AGI Senior Instructor/Master Gunsmith

and Hunting Guru

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


Ask The Gunsmith with Bob Dunlap

Dunlapby Bob Dunlap
AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith

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.

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Gunsmith Project–Throating a Revolver

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

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.

This is the type of information and training that can be yours with training from AGI and their professional gunsmithing courses. CLICK HERE to get FREE information including a sample video.
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