Gunsmithing

Educational Zone #81 – Refinishing a British #1 Mark 3 Enfield Rifle

I got a note from my friend UH_SALT_RIFLE (Pronounced “Assault Rifle”) from AR15.com, that said: “I want to donate something to you and your wonderful Box-O-Truth and information posts. I consider it an experiment and a challenge for you. All I ask is that you do one of your cool threads with it if possible. This is FREE. A gift to you from me for all the information and fun threads you have given me [...]

Educational Zone #82 – Getting an Enfield Rifle to Shoot

Some of you may have been following the adventure of rebuilding with my friend UH_SALT_RIFLE’s (pronounced Assault Rifle) Enfield.It shot “Okay”, but I thought we could make it shoot better. Here’s what we did.I started by drifting the front sight to the right a little to get the point of impact on the bullseye. Someone asked me if we were going to “cork” the barrel to put some upward [...]

Educational Zone #84 – Glock Perfection

In the early 1980’s, Gaston Glock, who had developed several products for use by the Austrian Military, decided to enter a competition for a new pistol. He had never actually developed a firearm before, but studied the problems and came up with a pistol that met or exceeded all requirements for the Austrian Army. This pistol was his seventeenth patent, and he labeled it the Glock 17. It was in 9mm and had a frame [...]

Educational Zone #86 – The Newton Rifle

I have a good friend named Vern, who once owned a motorcycle that was worn out and in need of repair. A neighbor told him that he wanted the bike and would he be interested in trading something for it. Vern asked what he had and he said, “I have an old rifle I’ll trade you for the bike.” A deal was done. Vern basically cleaned up the rifle and did not even shoot it for many years. But he did some [...]

Educational Zone #75 – Bedding a Rifle Stock

I had a couple of friends ask me how we bedded the rifle stocks on the M44 Mosin rifles I posted about. So I took a few pictures of how it was done today as I bedded a couple of rifles I needed to do.Bedding the action on these old rifles will usually tighten-up the grouping. The original channels in the stocks were often a little sloppy when done in war time conditions. Getting a tighter fit between the action and the [...]
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