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 […]

Gunsmithing

AR15 Barrel Threading

December 26, 2012 Bill Marr 0

We recently decided to add a muzzle device to our factory cut and crowned Colt 16 5/8″ barrel.  As always, the following is presented to document our projects and is for information purposes only. We […]

Competition

3-Gun Rifle Build

November 24, 2012 Bill Marr 0

3-Gun AR15 Rifle Build If you haven’t shot a 3-Gun match, you haven’t lived.  This demanding sport requires shooters to deliver fast, accurate shots, from close to distant targets. The rifle is perhaps the easiest […]

Gunsmithing

Marlin 336 Straight Stock Conversion

November 18, 2012 Bill Marr 0

336 Straight Stock Conversion We recently scored a Marlin 336 in 35 Remington from a friend.  Always on the prowl for a short, handy, woods gun; we decided this Marlin was in need of a […]

Gunsmithing

Marlin 1895 45-70 Brush Gun Build Part 1

November 5, 2012 Bill Marr 0

1895 Brush Gun Build Who doesn’t love a Marlin 1895 in 45-70?  This classic, hard hitting lever gun is a staple of American firearms and commonly encountered in the hands of outdoorsman everywhere. With a stock barrel […]

Gunsmithing

Cerakote Firearm Refinishing

November 3, 2012 Bill Marr 0

We’ve been using different sprayed on heat cured finishes here for a while.  Our favorite is Cerakote, a two-part heat cured ceramic based epoxy. Cerakote provides a durable protective finish that we have come to […]