Gunsmithing

Remington 870 ejector spring replacement

April 6, 2019 Bill Marr 0

The Remington 870 is a fantastic shotgun. While it is smooth cycling and durable, the gun does suffer from the downside of having the ejector, ejector spring and shell-stops staked in place. This means a […]

Gunsmithing

Repairing a split shotgun stock

February 24, 2019 Bill Marr 0

All too often we’ll encounter wood rifle and shotgun stocks that have split due to use, misuse, or improper storage. Sometimes these stocks are victims of improper repairs, other times, they’ve lingered away, forgotten about […]

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 […]

Gunsmithing

Cut and crown a pistol barrel

February 6, 2019 Bill Marr 0

Occasionally you may encounter the need to cut and crown a pistol barrel. While this can be accomplished with certain hand tools, use of a lathe makes the process easier. In this post, let’s look […]

Gunsmithing

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.  […]