Gunsmithing

Building a custom sawed-off shotgun

November 22, 2020 Bill Marr 0

In this post, we are going to look at building a short barreled (sawed-off) shotgun. Obviously, taking a hacksaw to any side by side shotgun will work, but it may also land you in jail. […]

Gunsmithing

Customizing a Remington V3 Shotgun

November 21, 2020 Bill Marr 0

Remington has an excellent reputation for the 870, 1100 and 11-87 shotguns. While the “newer” Veramax and V3 shotguns, with a double gas piston system similar to the one found on the Benelli M4, haven’t […]

Gunsmithing

Recrown a Mosin Nagat rifle

October 30, 2020 Bill Marr 0

In this post we are going to take a look at how to repair the muzzle of a Mosin Nagat rifle that has been damaged. This is how the rifle showed up at the shop. […]

Gunsmithing

Type 56 SKS Paratrooper Conversion

August 16, 2020 Bill Marr 0

I believe the SKS may be one of the most under appreciated rifles of the modern era. The inexpensive and robust carbine, chambered for the ubiquitous 7.62×39 cartridge, is reliable, accurate enough, and easy to […]

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. […]

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 […]