Gunsmith Stocking Stuffers

Gunsmith Stocking Stuffers

Gunsmith Stocking Stuffers Although Christmas has come and gone, there is always time to gift your gunsmith. Let’s discuss some items that every smith can use. For the new smith, or for someone aspiring, there are many items that will help get them started. When I was considering going into business, my wife purchased a…

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5 Family Hunting Stories and Traditions

5 Family Hunting Stories and Traditions

5 Family Hunting Stories and Traditions Hunting is a long-standing tradition embedded in American culture. In some families, it is a way of life passed down from great-grandfather to grandfather to father to son. Due to hunting being a large part of family life for centuries, there is a wealth of different traditions and legends…

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3 Steps for a D.I.Y. Gun Range

3 Steps for a D.I.Y. Gun Range

3 Steps for a D.I.Y. Gun Range For most of us, owning a shooting range is a life goal. There’s something awesome about venturing out on the porch with the morning coffee in one hand and a suppressed .22 pistol in the other…pew…ping! Regular and instant access also makes gunsmithing work much easier, allowing verification…

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5 Common Firearm Customizations

5 Common Firearm Customizations

5 Common Firearm Customizations Whether you’re looking to broaden your skillset or make a dusty firearm into a well-loved tool, there’s no shortage of customizations available. Granted, it’s much easier to customize an AR-15 than it is to change a vintage hunting rifle, but both can be made to feel like an entirely new firearm…

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Prefab Stocks: What Are the Different Types?

Prefab Stocks: What Are the Different Types?

Prefab Stocks: What Are the Different Types? From an aesthetic point of view, the stock is the first thing you notice about a gun. It is a beautiful piece of any gun and is essential to its operation. A gun stock is essentially nothing more than a piece of wood, plastic, fiberglass, or another material…

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How to Hydro-dip Your Firearms

How to Hydro-dip Your Firearms

How to Hydro-dip Your Firearms Cerakoting, bluing, chrome-plating, and others are all great finishes, but they always don’t work with wood or plastic stocks. They also take considerable time to apply, and not a little bit of care with heat and/or chemical mixes. Hydro-dipping is a fairly recent refinishing method that permits quick and relatively…

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How to Rebarrel a Firearm

How to Rebarrel a Firearm

How to Rebarrel a Firearm This month our discussion will cover the steps, tools, machines, and measuring devices you will need to rebarrel and chamber a rifle. Hopefully, I can explain it in a way that is easily understood and as detailed as possible. For my discussion, I will be referencing the Remington 700 action.…

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Gunsmithing Horror Stories

Gunsmithing Horror Stories

Gunsmithing Horror Stories If you have been Gunsmithing for any length of time you will definitely have some stories to tell. Every once in a while, the story may be a bad one. Learning from those horror stories will make you a better, more seasoned Gunsmith. Hopefully you can look back and laugh at some…

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Education: Learn to Become a Gunsmith

Education: Learn to Become a Gunsmith

Education: Learn to Become a Gunsmith The average person might not think twice about hiring a handyman or mobile mechanic off of Craigslist, but the same can’t be said of a gunsmith. The amount of implicit trust that’s required to hand over a firearm to someone cannot be understated. But if you’re trying to cut…

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Gunsmithing Career History

Gunsmithing Career History

Gunsmithing Career History Gunsmiths have been around much longer than armorers. First gunsmiths evolved from bellmakers, later they overlapped with watchmakers — wheel locks had much in common with watch mainsprings and escapements, and with furniture makers. The same person didn’t usually work in both fields, but the skill sets overlapped considerably. Armorers, people who…

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