Gunsmithing

Texturing a fiberglass stock

February 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Many fiberglass stocks have fairly slick surfaces.  Some have textured paint or webbing that allows positive gripping in slippery conditions.  Some, like McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, can be ordered from the factory with textured grip surfaces.  Some stocks are smooth.  In this post, I’m going to …

Installing a recoil pad on a fiberglass stock

January 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

I am a big fan of fixer-up projects.  I love taking something that is in poor condition and bringing new life to it. Recently, I purchased one of the roughest used stocks I’ve seen in my life.  The stock, an HS Precision PST012 started life …

Barrel a Remington 70o without a lathe?  With a short chambered barrel, no lathe, no problem! Pre-threaded short chambered barrels allow a gunsmith to replace the barrel of a rifle without the use of a lathe.  A vise, action wrench, depth micrometer, reamer and headspace set …

Bedding an HS Precision Stock

January 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

HS Precision stocks are well known in the bolt action rifle world.  Often encountered as OEM stocks on  rifles from various manufacturers, they are a step up from the injection molded plastic stocks found on entry level rifles. HS Precision was the first company to …

In this post I’ll be machining a golf ball pattern into the top of a 1911 slide.  This pattern will match the golf ball texture on the grip and main spring housing, giving the pistol a unique, custom look. For reference purposes, a schematic of …

Custom 1911 Project: Part 7- machining ball cuts on a 1911 slide, presented by Rifleshooter.com and Brownells This is the seventh installment of our Custom 1911 project- in this post we are going to machine ball cuts on a slide. Custom 1911 Project: Part 1- getting started …

Custom 1911 Project: Part 5- milling slide for low mount sights, presented by Rifleshooter.com and Brownells This is the fifth installment of our Custom 1911 project- in this post we are going machine the slide to install low mount sights. Custom 1911 Project: Part 1- getting …

Custom 1911 Project: Part 4- Machining a chain link front strap, presented by Rifleshooter.com and Brownells This is the fourth installment of our Custom 1911 project- in this post we are going machine a chain link pattern into the front strap of the pistol. Custom 1911 …

6 Creedmoor precision rifle on a budget? We had great results with our Remington 700 SPS Varmint chambered in 243 Winchester.  Approaching 1/3 MOA accuracy at 500 yards, this modestly priced rifle exceeded expectations.  The only downside is the cartridge, the 243 Winchester is a great …

Pillar bedding a rifle

May 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

A well bedded stock is an essential part of an accurate rifle.  Pillar bedding helps ensure accuracy as conditions change. Historically, when rifles were equipped with wood stocks, as the wood expanded and contracted with changes in humidity and temperature, the point of impact and accuracy …

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