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Basic Gunsmithing

Maybe you’ve bought a nice used gun and are trying hard to ignore the elephant in the room — a squished and otherwise bunged-up screw head.
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Don't Be a Gun...

"Ever see a fine gun in a rack and then discover that every screw head is marred? Ever see a rifle or handgun with scratches and gouges that were the result...
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Ejection-Rejection

There’re two components involved in getting a spent case out of an AR15: the extractor and ejector. After firing, when the bolt moves back and rotates,...
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DIY Fixes:...

If your AR-15 stops working, or works sporadically, it’s likely to be one of three root causes: it’s dirty, it’s beat, it’s got a leak. Details are...
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Extraction Is...

Common AR function problems are failures to feed the next round and failures to extract the fired case. Aside from something like a trigger malfunction,...
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Spare Parts

AR-15’s aren’t what I’d call high-maintenance, but if you’re a hard user there’s bound to be a need for a few parts replacements and function...
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Roll Pins

I usually talk about some of the more “nuts and bolts” topics involving AR-15’s, but they’re really more about “pins and clips.” This one here...
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Hammer Strut Support

Politically speaking, there is a deep division in this country which shows no signs of ever improving. Among shooters there is also a deep division which...
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Gunsmithing By...

As anyone who reads this column regularly knows, I am much in favor of do-it-yourself gun work for all kinds of reasons. There is much your gunsmith does...
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Secrets Of The...

Revolver shooters are always looking for ways to improve visibility and contrast of sights. One way, popularized by Smith & Wesson, is to install a colored...
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Sometimes It's...

Gunsmiths are much like farmers. They have to know a little about everything. Every good gunsmith and every good farmer is a Jack of all trades.
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The Crowning Act

Some years ago, the shop had completed a nice little Old Model Ruger revolver caliber conversion with dedicated .44 Russian chambers. If ever a gun should...
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This DIY GUNS Special Edition is for all gun enthusiasts who want to tackle
taking care of their own guns but thought it was beyond their reach.

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