I’ve had my Grizzly 4003G Gunsmith’s lathe for approximately 2 years and love it.  Since I use the lathe primarily for barrels, my work has been with a spider or 4-jaw chuck.  I only mounted the 3-jaw a few times and something didn’t look right. …

Remington M24 Trigger

February 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

I managed to get my hands on a real Remington M24 trigger (NSN: 1005015118314)! This is the correct trigger for a M24, M40A3 or M40A5, and one of the parts needed for the upcoming M40A5 build. .  Please see USMC M40A5 Build- Part 1: Gathering the …

Anyone who has bedded a rifle knows the feeling of relief when they successfully removed their action from the stock after the epoxy has cured.  Most guys, myself included, tap the action with a hammer, and pull straight up on it hoping for the best- …

USMC M40A5 Build- Part 1: Gathering the Parts

February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Adopted by the United States Marine Corps in 2009, the M40A5 bolt action sniper rifle supersedes the M40A3 (both are still in use by active duty Marines).  The Marine Corps is unique among the services since it actually builds its own sniper rifles. Marines build …

Fluted Remington 700 Bolts

February 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

  I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback about the fluted bolts on my custom Remington 700 builds.  If you look at the action in the photo above, you’d probably be shocked to learn it is a factory Remington 700 short action. While I don’t …

Surgeon 591 Action

February 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Surgeon 591 action is a popular choice for custom gun builders.  A one piece bolt, integrated rail and recoil lug provide an excellent foundation for custom rifles. This particular action has a 308 bolt face and is going to be used in an upcoming …

Short and Loud: The 16 inch 308 Win Precision Rifle

February 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Short barreled 308 precision rifles are nothing new.  Even prior to the introduction of the DARPA XM3, 18.5″ 308s were in use with some forward thinking shooters.  GAP has marketed its popular 18.5″ 308, the Gladius, for some time.  Quite a few custom and factory …

McMillan’s stock making and gunsmithing videos

February 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

I often use McMillan fiberglass stocks in my projects.  In addition to building rifle stocks, McMillan also builds complete rifles (at least used to, they sold that part of the business) and does custom gun work. McMillan posted these videos on YouTube in 2013.  You can …

The Cobray Terminator shotgun is an odd duck.  This single shot, slam fire, folding stock shotgun was on the market for a short time… word on the street is only 18 were made (some report just shy of 100), and I believe I know the …

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