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  1. it has always been a thing with me to learn new things and when i turned out as a gunsmith i was looking to learn more about the vast number of different guns and a.i.g. has put to gather such a large number of training videos that i have used and teach my grand kids that with out a doubt the next generation will have something to work with in the protection and safety of the fire arms industry and wealth our great nation / GOD permitting? that we get past this time of morning at what is happening today / if the people only could open their eyes and get to work / we surely need to pray for this nation and our leaders? / as Israel of old we are on the down fall if we try our let the enemy put fear into our hearts / true freedom is of the Lord and no government can nor will protect us if we turn from the Lord / it is only when we trust HIM that all nature jumps in to hold the wickedness of men at bay / guns do not kill people / people kill and no law can protect you / understanding this is the whole matter of our fore-fathers in the right of the second amendment and our right to bare arms for self protection / the lawyers make the laws to bind us into paying them to defend us when Abe Lincoln was not a case lawyer (as are these fools we have today that want to reject our constitution) but he was a real statesmen who stood when everyone else was at odds / our right to be free is GOD given not government mandated / so is our right to life until HE, GOD decides to differ / LORD bless RON

  2. Thank you for establishing this forum! I’m much looking forward to participating here.
    I imagine that AGI has covered the following before, but apparently, I’ve missed it. It’s regarding Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifles. I have the AGI DVD for these, but this issue isn’t addressed. Of these carbines that I’ve encountered, both in Series 195 and 581, they almost always dent the neck and put a “dink” in the case wall at approximately 7/8″ from the case head. It’s obvious that this is occurring upon ejection, before the case fully clears the breech, and the bolt face is driven into the resulting “obstruction”. Many times, the damaged case then is “launched” by the force as much as 10 feet to the right of the shooting position. It seems not to matter whether .223 Remington or 5.56 NATO ammo is used. Needless to say, it renders these fired casings useless for reloading. I know it’s about the timing of events in the operation cycle, but I haven’t as yet, figured out how to fix this problem. Is it an inherent design flaw of these rifles or what? How do I fix this? Please help. Thanks again, AGI.

    • Richard: I sent your question to Ken Brooks (AGI Instructor) and here is his reply.

      OK, this is common or semi auto rifles and handguns. The fired case is pivoted off of the extractor by the ejector. The case spins around and hits the op handle or the side of the receiver or the ejection port or any combination thereof. The angle of ejection can be changed by altering how the extractor fits or how the ejector fits or the tension on one or the other or both. Now to be honest as long as the fired case is out of the gun so it doesn’t interfere with the feeding of a new round we generally don’t care what it looks like. Sounds like the extractor is fitted correctly and the gun is working well. Not sure I understand why the case cannot be reloaded? The dent will be pushed out when the round fire forms to the chamber. Ken

  3. I am looking forward to reading all of the information that will be coming out, if it is anything like your training Video’s it will be GREAT thanks for it all.

    • Thanks Mike–that’s my plan. And I always welcome contributions from people like yourself, so if you feel like writing an article about gunsmithing, guns or any related subject, go ahead and send it to me!

  4. I purchased a Mauser at a yard sale several years ago and am not sure if it is a 93 or a 98. It had had a stock update but there was a broken case in the chamber. I have remover the case and it is the 7×57 caliber but missing the bolt stop. How do I find out what model I have without taking it to a gunsmith. I cannot even find out where it was made as I cannot locate the logo that is on the action on any site I have found. It says “FABRICADEARMAS” and below that “OVIEDO” below that “1931” I think it is a small ring or what ever it’s called 1893 Model and the bore is in very good shape and the new stock is very nice and I would love to get the right parts and fire this rifle. Can anyone help?

    • I did find this info online. Hope it helps…

      FABRICA de ARMAS OVIEDO,ESPANA = Manufacturer of Arms in Oviedo, Spain.

      They were a major manufacturer of mauser type rifles for the Spanish Military during the entire first half of the last century.

      You may have have either a Spanish Model 1916 Short Rifle, or a Model 1916 Carbine. Manufactured by Fabrica de Armas in Oviedo from 1916 to 1951 they are a shortened version of the Spanish Model 1893 Rifle.

      Originally chambered in 7mm Mauser (7x57mm) many were converted to 7.62 Nato (aka .308) in the late 1950’s when Spain decided to adopt that round for the Military and the Guardia Civil.

      They have a reputation for being strong, accurate and reliable shooters. The 7mm Mauser round is an excellent all-around hunting cartridge capable of taking most North American Game Animals. As a result it is fairly common to find these excellent rifles converted into hunting arms.

      If you need information on cleaning, assembling/disassembling, loading, using the sights, etc. you can find it at Surplusrifle.com. I believe the Spanish 1916 is one of the rifles featured on their home page.

      • Thank You very much. The person I bought this from was in the process of reworking this rifle and it is in very fine shape with a modern stock “walnut” but the front sight was removed and I am going to require the service of a Gun Smith and I wanted all of the information I could get on this $5.00 yard sale find. So from what you tell me I believe I have an 1893 small ring 7X57 Carbine based on the size of it. I think it is worth having fixed up and will check into the cost of changing into a .308 if to much will leave it as it is because it is for sure a 7X57. Again Thank You very Much. Rick Wells

  5. I visited the AGI booth at the SHOT Show to ask about Gunsmithing. They gave this website plus a lot of other helpful info, I think this is going the very helpful.

  6. Yes, thanks for the web-site. Keep up the great work! Thanks to all those that are willing to share their years of experience with other trying to learn the trade.

  7. I have a Sig Sauer P250 SC with, what I consider a long trigger travel. Is there a way to shorten the travel? It’s like I am waiting and waiting for it to go bang.

    Tanking you in advance, I am,
    John Hancock

    • Hi John. I would suggest you post your question in the Gunsmithing Forum (look for the tab at the top of the page). It will be seen by more people there. Thanks.

  8. Sorry if I missed it, but is there any real progress made on getting the ITAR issue corrected. I am holding off getting my FFL because I don’t want the scrutiny from the government wondering of I am a gunsmith or a firearms manufacturer

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