USMC M40A5 Build- Part 3: Receiver Truing

June 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

USMC M40A5 Build- Part 3: Receiver Truing, is the third part of Rifleshooter.com’s series, USMC M40A5 Build.  With a goal of cloning the USMC M40A5 (M40A3) sniper rifle, USMC M40A5 Build- Part 1: Gathering the Parts, discussed the parts necessary to build a M40A3 or M40A5, …

Maynard Model 1 Breechloading Carbine

June 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was fortunate enough to meet a shooter who had his Maynard Model 1 carbine with him at the range.  Designed by Edward Maynard (a prominent dentist) in 1851, the Model 1 is a breech loading, lever action, single shot, black powder carbine chambered in .52 …

Trijicon HD Tritium Night Sight Review

June 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

“It’s all sights and triggers”.  Words of wisdom from Chief Warrant Officer Warfield.  He ran the rifle and pistol range at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in 29 Palms, CA.  While I may not have appreciated his advice at the time, I have grown …

Colt M45A1 Review: USMC Pistol Review

June 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Marine Corps and a Colt 1911 Two big things happened to me when I turned 18, I joined the Marines and I bought my first pistol (in the state I live in, you used to be able to obtain a handgun license at the age …

Remington 870 Receiver Scratch Removal

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Police trade-in shotguns will often come with a wide assortment of scratches and engravings.  All too often, a rack or badge number will be etched into in the metal with an engraving machine.  Removing these marks is fairly easy. In this case, I’ll be using …

As police departments around the country update their armories, many will sell or trade their old firearms.  These law enforcement trade-ins offer a great value, typically at a significantly lower cost than new.  Over the past few years I’ve purchased trade-in shotguns, rifles and pistols. …

With over 5 million rifles produced, the Remington 700 is one of the most commonly encountered bolt actions rifles in the country.  While most shooters are familiar with the 700, fewer are aware of its little brother, the Model Seven. I’ve worked on quite a …

Custom Remington 870 Wingmaster Build

May 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was lucky enough to find an old 870 Wingmaster receiver for sale.  Having been a Remington 870 aficionado since the mid-90s, I developed quite the collection of spare parts, and those parts needed an action. Normally, if you customize a shotgun, you start with …

USMC M40A5 Build-Part 2: Lug slotting the receiver USMC M40A5 Build- Part 1: Gathering the Parts provided an overview of the parts required to complete an M40A5 (or M40A3).  In Part 2 of this series, the receiver will be lug slotted for the M40A3/A5 Optical Platform.  I …

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