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  1. Finishing an 80% Lower for myself at home

    Black Rifles
    Finishing an 80% lower for myself at home This post is a summary of my first experience with finishing an 80% Arms Lower Receiver. As I became more and more interested in dabling in some light gunsmithing I couldn’t help but want to try to finish an 80% lower for myself. I did a fair amount of...
  2. Customize 90's Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker (x-bolt barrel, custom wood stock)

    Gunsmithing
    Hi All, I have a .270 win Browning A-Bolt with the Boss system from the mid-90's. It is stainless steel with a synthetic stock. I looking to replace the barrel to a 24" stainless steel X-bolt barrel, with the muzzle break. Something similar to the X-Bolt Pro Barrel. Does anyone know where to...
  3. Belgium A5 Magnum 20

    Gunsmithing
    I am having a problem with the gun ejecting shells. Having one shell in the chamber and two in the magazine, the gun will not attempt to cycle. it will not cycle with one in the magazine. It will only eject a shell if there are not any shells in the magazine. Can anyone help me?
  4. fixing feed issues on Century Arms .308 converted MAS 36

    Gunsmithing
    I’ve got a mas 36 converted to .308, the ones done by Century Arms. I’m trying to make it more practical and really correct Century’s mistakes. It’s a fun gun to take to the range so I’m pretty satisfied with it but I’d like to take it hunting every now and then. I can fix most of the issues no...
  5. L Frame Sight Idea

    Handguns
    Howdy everyone, I just bought a new 686 plus with 2.5 inch barrel to replace my model 60 pro as my primary carry gun. I've had a friend lusting after my 60 for some time and I finally decided to let him buy it from me. That resulted in the search for a new gun which ended in a 686 plus. I have...
  6. Pin Insertion Tool Feedback

    Gun Cleaning
    I'd appreciate input on a pin guide/insertion tool that I've developed. edited to remove link A potential backer mentioned that it would be great for reassembling his AR-15, and could have quite a few gunsmithing applications. The mark 2 incorporates solvent resistant materials, improved...
  7. Pin Insertion Tool Feedback

    Gunsmithing
    I'd appreciate input on a pin guide/insertion tool that I've developed. Note: Edited to remove advertising link. A potential backer mentioned that it would be great for reassembling his AR-15, and could have quite a few gunsmithing applications. The mark 2 incorporates solvent resistant...
  8. Help!! Safety Switch on Bolt

    Gunsmithing
    Winchester 308 Md70 I was fieldstripping and cleaning gun. After removing bolt, safety switch was moved to fire. Safety lever will not move from fire which enable me to reinstall bolt. Unable to remove firing pin and spring. How can I FIX this!!!!
  9. S&W Model 66-2 misfire

    Handguns
    A few years ago I bought a Smith & Wesson Model 66-2, manufactured in July of 1986 as marked on the grips. I started shooting it soon after and found that it was misfiring as many as 3 of the 6 rounds, I shot the rounds that were misfiring a second time and they did fire. To see if the ammo...
  10. S&W Model 66-2 Misfire

    Gunsmithing
    A few years ago I bought a Smith & Wesson Model 66-2, manufactured in July of 1986 as marked on the grips. I started shooting it soon after and found that it was misfiring as many as 3 of the 6 rounds, I shot the rounds that were misfiring a second time and they did fire. To see if the ammo...
  11. Gunsmithing and reloading stuff for sale

    Gunsmithing
    Sorry, TxAggie00 - you need to meet the posting requirements listed in the "Stickys" at the top of the Trading Post forum prior to being qualified to post items for sale on the board. Your post has been deleted.
  12. Custom Remington 7600 Forend Wanted!

    Gunsmithing
    Is there anybody on here who could possibly machine me up an Al Alloy Forend For a Remington 7600? Any help on this would be awesome :)
  13. Gunsmith Schools Opinions/Pine Technical College Opinion?

    Gunsmithing
    Hey! First post in a long time, forgot about this good forum. I'm from Australia and trying to get into gunsmithing. Unfortunatly for us there is not an entrenched or popular outdoors culture (but this is changing) Wanting to be get involved in this shift I sought to develop my knoweldge but...
  14. Mossberg 835 safety problem

    Gunsmithing
    I have had my Mossberg 835 for about 15 years now. Love it. But I recently started having trouble with my safety. I can switch it from safe to fire, but not back on safe. When I take pin out and pull trigger mechanism out a little I can move safety freely. I took safety apart last night to...
  15. Dangerous Sandbars can be Deadly. Have you heard of this?

    Tips & Comments
    Sandbar safety, If you hunt rivers you need to be aware of this. A friend of mine went under water for half a block when the edge of a sand bar unexpectedly broke off under his weight. It threw him into current and he was lucky to touch bottom so he knew which way was up. He thought he was done...
  16. Can You Make Your Own Snap Cap?

    Gunsmithing
    Howdy, Foax! I've come into possession of a Marlin 336 lever gun in the (rimless) .35 Remington, but there don't seem to be snap-caps available for that caliber, and old as it already is, I'm not anxious to risk the health and welfare of the firearm's firing pin. Can anyone advise me as to...
  17. The 1911 project

    Gunsmithing
    So i had a thought the other day i want to build a 1911 from the bottom up in 38 super. since i have some basic gun smithing skills this is kind of a learning project for me. most of this is going to be learn as you go. but i figured i should atleast ask people who know what their doing. Im...
  18. 1911 trigger job tutorial?

    Gunsmithing
    Can any of you point me to an article or tutorial about setting up a good 1911 trigger? I've done trigger jobs on a bunch of other handguns and rifles, but this will be the first time for a 1911, and it's always nice to read about it first, although I can learn as I go if necessary. I know...
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