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Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 06-24-2014, 01:02 PM
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It all depends on what kind of learner you are. I...

It all depends on what kind of learner you are. I happen to be able to read and then do. Some people really need demonstration and practical training. The key is to practice on your own guns first.
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 06-23-2014, 02:46 PM
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I am mostly self-taught. I was an armorer in the...

I am mostly self-taught. I was an armorer in the military. After that, I got a part-time job working in the gunsmith shop at a gun shop. My job was cleaning and testing any used guns the shop bought...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 05-14-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
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Yeah, that would be nice. Even when Stoeger was...

Yeah, that would be nice. Even when Stoeger was doing their ugly "defense" coach gun they just painted the wood black.

You can prevent most cracking on your stock by bedding the head of the stock...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 05-14-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 669
Maybe we can help you find that stock for your...

Maybe we can help you find that stock for your Stoeger. What model is it? Wood or synthetic?
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 05-06-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
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Just as important as using the right screwdriver...

Just as important as using the right screwdriver is the size of punch you use. Not just the diameter of the punch but the length and style. There are many out there and you can make a lot of your own...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 05-02-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,315
FYI- There are semi-soft plastic snap caps for...

FYI- There are semi-soft plastic snap caps for rimfire guns. They will wear out eventually but they keep the firing pin from hitting the rim seat on the chamber.
Technically, a .22 firing pin should...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 05-02-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
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My shop charges $50.00 to install and adjust. It...

My shop charges $50.00 to install and adjust. It is a simple job but you need to have your head on straight to check that everything was done correctly. Oh, and I warranty my work so I'll readjust it...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 02-27-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
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orangello - I checked there, too. They haven't...

orangello - I checked there, too. They haven't made this revolver for decades and they don't have any parts or info available. Thanks for the help searching.
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 02-27-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
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orangello - Yeah, I've seen that one; that's the...

orangello - Yeah, I've seen that one; that's the grainy picture I mentioned. I've tried to zoom but the resolution just isn't there.
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 02-27-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Miroku Liberty Chief Pictures

I have a Miroku Liberty Chief in my shop that is missing the hand/pawl spring. I could make one if I could figure out what it looks like. I can only find one grainy picture of the internals of this...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 09-23-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
I have learned a lot from this experience....

I have learned a lot from this experience. Misalignment from the cylinder to the bore is the most difficult problem to fix on a revolver. In the end, this is usually caused by a mis-machined frame...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 08-26-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Good idea, I'll try that next.

Good idea, I'll try that next.
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 08-26-2010, 02:41 PM
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I don't really know how long this problem has...

I don't really know how long this problem has been going on. According to the serial number this is an older gun. There are people, however, who own these guns for a year or more before even firing...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 08-26-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Ok, so far I have tried everything I know,...

Ok, so far I have tried everything I know, something I made up and spent at least 5-6 hours working on this thing. It is only partially fixed now.

When I put the range rod down the bore it goes...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 08-24-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
I also replaced the cylinder which was...

I also replaced the cylinder which was unnecessary because it has the exact same dimensions as the original. I thought the bolt stop notches might be machined incorrectly. The throats on the cylinder...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 08-23-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Aprrox. .005" endshake

Aprrox. .005" endshake
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 08-23-2010, 10:18 PM
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Views: 1,239
Yeah, I've shortened the hand to facilitate the...

Yeah, I've shortened the hand to facilitate the revolvernot traveling as far clockwise but this just creates a lot of cylinder wobble when the gun is cocked. I' also tried fitting 2 new bolts...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 08-23-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
SAA Clone Won't Range

I have a Uberti Colt SAA in my shop that will not range, i.e. the cylinder is not lining up with the bore properly. I make my living working on these things but this one seriously has me stumped. I...
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