Gunsmithing

Mosin Nagant Bolt Handle Modification

June 28, 2020 Bill Marr 0

The Mosin Nagant rifle is a staple in the surplus rifle market. With nearly 17-million produced worldwide, the Mosin has developed a strong following in the United States. The rudimentary bolt handle is mounted perpendicular […]

Gunsmithing

Cut and crown a shotgun barrel

April 30, 2020 Bill Marr 0

Domestic shotgun barrels typically range from 18″ to 32″ in length. While the long barrels are great for target shooting or hunting, shorter barrels are often necessary for defensive use. While many pump and semi-automatic […]

Gunsmithing

Removing stuck choke tubes

March 31, 2020 Bill Marr 0

If you don’t maintain the interchangeable choke tubes, they can seize in place creating a big problem. Recently, a customer brought in a stainless steel Browning BT99 trap gun that had a stuck choke tube. […]

Precision Rifles

MDT XRS Chassis Review

February 20, 2020 Bill Marr 0

Chassis systems are now common on precision rifles. Offering ease of installation, adjustment and modularity that is often superior to traditional wood or fiberglass stocks, they offer shooters a performance upgrade for their rifle. Modular […]

1911 gunsmithing

How to stake a 1911 front sight

February 1, 2020 Bill Marr 0

While the front sights on many pistols are friction fit into a dovetail, the front sight on the original 1911 pistols is staked in place. In this post, we’ll look at how you can remove […]

Gunsmithing

Removing pinned and welded muzzle devices

December 1, 2019 Bill Marr 0

Blind pinned and welded muzzle devices are often encountered on barrels to make the non-NFA minimum 16″ length on rifles. In the shop, we’ll often encounter them on AR-15/M16 M4 barrels that have a muzzle […]