Gunsmithing

1911 Front sight Installation

April 1, 2013 Bill Marr 0

1911 Front sight installation We decided to upgrade the sights on our Colt Series 80 Officer’s ACP.  In addition to adding a Heine Ledge rear sight, we needed to replace the factory front sight with […]

Gunsmithing

Chambering a Rifle Barrel

March 6, 2013 Bill Marr 0

Chambering a rifle barrel. In this article, we thread and chamber a barrel blank to install on the action we previously blueprinted.  We will reference an action worksheet developed by Brownells, which is available for download here.  Note: I […]

Gunsmithing

Blueprinting a Remington 700 Action

February 18, 2013 Bill Marr 0

Blueprinting, or truing a rifle action ensures the receiver face, threads, lugs, bolt lugs and bolt face are square to the center line of the receiver. In this article, we will start with a new Remington 700 short […]

Accessories

Tactical Bolt Knob Installation

February 13, 2013 Bill Marr 0

Oversized bolt handles allow shooters rapid bolt manipulation, positive control, and greater clearance from the rifle’s optic. After market bolt knobs come in two basic configurations; those that require the old knob be turned down into a […]

Gunsmithing

AK Bolton Gas Block Installation

February 9, 2013 Bill Marr 0

  Venom Tactical’s Bolton Gas Block provides the AK shooter with a quicker handling rifle by moving the front sight back to the gas block area and allows the user to remove the separate front sight assembly.  In use by […]

Gunsmithing

Lengthening a shotgun’s forcing cone

February 3, 2013 Bill Marr 0

Lengthening (Extending) a shotgun’s forcing cone The forcing cone is the tapered area just forward of the chamber that allows the shot an area in which to transition into the bore.  As the shot then […]