Here are a few more interesting firearms stories found on the web this week, including one from AGI’s own Lenee Landis, editor of Hot Brass magazine.
by Fred Zeglin
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Like all gunsmiths P.O. Ackley developed strong opinions about what cartridges had value during his fifty plus years building guns. Unlike most gunsmiths, Ackley based his opinions more on experimentation and empirical evidence rather than on feelings or judgments based on unverified information. Few gunsmiths have the broad experience that Ackley brought to the table, he was a barrel maker, reamer maker, cartridge designer, experimenter, tool maker, reloading expert, understood engineering principals, was knowledgeable about metallurgy, and was a gunsmith. Continue reading
with AGI Instructor and Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap.
In this video Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap answers questions from Gun Club of America members. Trigger jobs is the theme this time, and Bob has some important things to say about keeping your firearms safe and functional. Continue reading
We are very proud to announce this new book about a great gunsmith by our own G&G contributor and AGI Instructor, Fred Zeglin. Make sure to order yours today! Fred has written a number of excellent and educational articles here on Guns and Gunsmiths–look under the “authors” tab above to see them all. Continue reading
Some more interesting firearms stories found on the web this week…
- NSSF calls for boycott of Tito’s vodka brand
- I’m your Huckleberry: Doc Holliday’s gun returning to the town he died in
- MEET THE TEAM CHASING DOWN CHICAGO’S ILLEGAL GUN RUNNERS
- Two Dozen People Accused of Bringing 200 Guns to New York
- 2 Thumbs Down For The Dayton (Fake) Daily News
with Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager
In this full-length workshop demonstration, AGI’s Jack Landis goes though the complete process of replacing and shaping a recoil pad. Doing it wrong can ruin the appearance and value of a rifle, so it is important to understand the correct process as shown here. If you missed Part 1 of this lesson, CLICK HERE. Continue reading
with John Bush
AGI Instructor John Bush is a real “nut” when it comes to military firearms, and probably has forgotten more about historic military weapons and paraphernalia than most of us ever knew. His interest in this area includes weapons, accessories, ammo. literature — just about it all.
In this video John was through the steps used to machine a 10 pound casting into a finished FAL receiver, the old fashioned way before CNC machines existed. If you are a fan of machining gun parts, or simply interested in how things are made you will not only enjoy this video, you may pick up a few tips for your own machine shop along the way as well. Continue reading
Those of you who are GCA Silver members already know and appreciate how great the “Ask The Pros” forum is on the Gun Club of America website. It is the most popular places on the site, and one member recently stated on the GCA Facebook page “Ken and few others have helped me out on the forum more times than I can count. The search feature alone is worth the price of the entire membership cost. Don’t tell Gene, but it’s actually priced cheap for what you get in return.”