Gunsmithing

What is a gunsmith?

February 4, 2018 Bill Marr 0

What is a gunsmith?  If you take a look around, you’ll find a wide variety of opinions on the matter.  Some will argue there aren’t many “real” gunsmiths, while others think assembling an AR parts […]

Gunsmithing

Easy cosmoline removal

February 4, 2018 Bill Marr 0

If you are into guns, tools, or guns and tools, you’ve undoubtedly run into problems removing cosmoline.  I’ve tried dozens of methods over the years until I stumbled upon a suggestion to use Goo Gone.  […]

Gunsmithing

Remington 700 bolt handle void

December 13, 2017 Bill Marr 0

One of the downsides of machining a cast metal part is the potential for voids.   While I’ve only encountered this a few times, here is a great example on a Remington 700 bolt that […]

1911 gunsmithing

How to bobtail a 1911

December 11, 2017 Bill Marr 0

Perhaps the biggest obstacle to carrying a full sized 1911 concealed is the sharp edge at the bottom of the frame where it meets the mainspring housing.  Some smiths will round off the corner to […]

Gunsmithing

Custom Remington TAC-14 Build

November 14, 2017 Bill Marr 0

It is no secret that I am completely enamored with my Remington TAC-14 and Mossberg 590 SHOCKWAVE.  You wouldn’t think a guy who writes a blog called rifleshooter.com and devotes hundreds of hours a year […]

Gunsmithing

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 […]

Gunsmithing

Building a Custom Ruger American Rifle

November 12, 2017 Bill Marr 0

When I reviewed the Ruger American Rifle, I mentioned that it was a “mixed bag” firearm that had “good bones”.  The good bones are the 3-lug action with reasonable bolt lift in a rifle that […]

6.5 Creedmoor

Building a custom Howa 1500 in 6.5 Creedmoor

November 1, 2017 Bill Marr 0

The Howa 1500 action offers a lot of potential for the precision rifle shooter.  While appearing externally similar to the Remington 700, further inspection finds many differences including a flat bottom receiver, M16 type extractor […]