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. […]

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 […]

Gunsmithing

Remington 700 sheared screw removal

December 1, 2019 Bill Marr 0

Removing a damaged or broken screw can be a difficult task. Sometimes just the head breaks off and if you’re lucky, some exposed screw shank is left behind that you can grab with pliers. Other-times, […]

Gunsmithing

Glue on recoil pad installation

November 23, 2019 Bill Marr 0

An important part of the gunsmith’s tasks is the ability to install a properly fitted recoil pad. Occasionally you may find a factory replacement pad that aligns perfectly, but more often than not, you’ll end […]

Gunsmithing

Building a 9mm Bolt Action Rifle

October 27, 2019 Bill Marr 0

I enjoy strange and unusual projects. What is more unusual than a bolt action rifle chambered for a pistol cartridge? While it has certainly been done before, for instance the 45 ACP De Lisle carbine […]