Gunsmithing

Installing a bead on a shotgun barrel

February 7, 2019 Bill Marr 0

While most sporting shotguns lack the intricate sights associated with rifles, most have some sort of rib and/or bead present. Installing a bead on a plain shotgun barrel is a fairly simple task that can […]

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Installing a LimbSaver grind-to-fit recoil pad

December 9, 2018 Bill Marr 0

As guns grow old, rubber recoil pads start to degrade.  Vintage rifles and shotguns with steel plates didn’t have this problem.  Early signs of degradation include abnormal hardness, cracking or crumbling of the pad material.  […]

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Gunsmithing basics: Tapping a blind hole

June 24, 2018 Bill Marr 0

Gunsmithing basics: Tapping a blind hole If you work on guns, occasionally you’ll need to tap a blind hole (a hole that doesn’t go through the material you are working with).  Tapping blind holes can […]

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.22 barrel liner installation

April 1, 2018 Bill Marr 0

.22 barrel liner installation .22 Long Rifle (.22LR) is an important cartridge that deserves more time on this site.  Inexpensive to shoot and easily found chambered in rifles throughout the world, the .22 LR serves […]

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Howa 1500 barrel removal

November 13, 2017 Bill Marr 0

Howa 1500 barrel removal I’ve been asked by quite a few different shooters if Howa factory barrels are difficult to remove- the short answer is, no, they aren’t.  You don’t even need specialized equipment to […]

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Bedding an HS Precision Stock

January 2, 2017 Bill Marr 0

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 […]

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Chamber Reamers

April 5, 2015 Bill Marr 0

Chamber Reamers Let’s take a look at chamber reamers for metallic cartridges.  If you are new to gunsmithing, or a serious firearms enthusiast, this post will help enhance your understanding of these important tools. What […]