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Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 09-27-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,557
Posted By GunDoc
Sandog - sounds like you've done a fine job on...

Sandog - sounds like you've done a fine job on accurizing. Be sure to bed the new stock to complete the work you've done.
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 08-06-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By GunDoc
Curious Tri, was the 1 inch piece a solid piece...

Curious Tri, was the 1 inch piece a solid piece or two 1/2 inch pieces stuck together? I'm wondering if like woven armor the first half inch would be penetrated and the second would stop it.
Firearms Forum: Montana Gun Forum 07-27-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By GunDoc
Hello from the Townsend area. I'm out on Canyon...

Hello from the Townsend area. I'm out on Canyon Ferry near Confederate Gulch. Hot lately, but so far not too bad today.
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 04-05-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By GunDoc
c3shooter is on the money. I don't need a...

c3shooter is on the money. I don't need a business license where my shop is and the county didn't require any special permits. The state wanted me to register as a business but that was all. So...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 03-21-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By GunDoc
I had room on my Bushmaster to mount a 512 and a...

I had room on my Bushmaster to mount a 512 and a buis by allowing the 512 to extend over the railed handguard a little. Since the buttons on mine are on the back of the model it was the only way to...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 03-20-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By GunDoc
http://www.greatwestgunsmithing.com/bushings.html...

http://www.greatwestgunsmithing.com/bushings.html will help you. Just use a 9/64" Allen wrench and break them loose one at a time. It'll make a lot of popping noise and an occasional spark may...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 03-20-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By GunDoc
Sometimes the sights you prefer won't fit the...

Sometimes the sights you prefer won't fit the dovetail of the slide. A simple dovetail file from Brownells will allow you to modify the dovetail or the sight for a good fit. I prefer to modify the...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 08-27-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By GunDoc
Do you know if he does specific gunsmithing such...

Do you know if he does specific gunsmithing such as rifles or pistols? As a gunsmith he probably has everday gunsmithing tools and a Brownells or MidwayUSA (gunsmithing supply companies) gift card...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 08-03-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,378
Posted By GunDoc
I just use my Brownell's VersaVise. The smooth...

I just use my Brownell's VersaVise. The smooth face and square edges work perfect for me by dropping the front jaw down a little. I have a lot of experience working on Minis now, but I launched a...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 07-15-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,838
Posted By GunDoc
Thank you!

Thank you!
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 06-07-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,652
Posted By GunDoc
The biggest problem with chambering is reamer...

The biggest problem with chambering is reamer chatter. We do it in the lathe because in back gear, or with a planetary pulley in the case of a Smithy, we can turn the barrel really slow with the...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 06-01-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By GunDoc
Want to learn beyond the basics? ...

Want to learn beyond the basics? http://www.greatwestgunsmithing.com/videos.htm
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 05-30-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,255
Posted By GunDoc
The tactical model suffers the same common Mini...

The tactical model suffers the same common Mini issues - poor trigger, sloppy stock fit, poor to good reliability with steel cased ammo. It can certainly hit man sized targets to 200 meters from the...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 05-13-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By GunDoc
I've installed plenty of the kits - they work...

I've installed plenty of the kits - they work well, won't change the trigger pull, and are quite durable. If you hate reassembling your Ruger, get this kit and you'll be happy.
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 04-02-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,217
Posted By GunDoc
I've changed many 870, 742, 7400, etc. safeties...

I've changed many 870, 742, 7400, etc. safeties to a lefty. It's not an incredibly hard job on the older trigger groups but I've never attemtped a conversion on a model with the ISS safety system. ...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 03-28-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By GunDoc
I get different things through my professional...

I get different things through my professional memberships and this came up. With so many folks looking for gunsmith opportunities I thought I would pass it along. Brownells also does an annual...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 03-27-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,726
Posted By GunDoc
I'm a full-time gunsmith, and opened my own shop...

I'm a full-time gunsmith, and opened my own shop 10 years ago. It was hard - jobs were few and every cent was needed for tools and keeping the lights on. My wife made a good living and supported us...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 03-27-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By GunDoc
Gunsmith Wanted

This arrived in my inbox today and thought I'd share -


Gunsmith Wanted
March 26, 2012 John M. Buol Jr.

Bass Pro Shop in Springfield, Missouri is looking to hire a gunsmith.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 03-23-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,177
Posted By GunDoc
600 grit lapping compound can help smooth it up...

600 grit lapping compound can help smooth it up but be sure not to lock the bolt and be sure to clean it thoroughly. For a few dollars Wheeler engineering offers a special "wrench" that you can use...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 03-04-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By GunDoc
Unless you work for a shop, importer or...

Unless you work for a shop, importer or manufacturer the answer to question is - you'll make what you're worth. I'm not being a smart-a**, I've been fulltime on my own for 10 years and some months I...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 02-16-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By GunDoc
I hope you threw that tap away. The majority of...

I hope you threw that tap away. The majority of components in any Mini are cast and super hard. The barrels however are not, and the stainless from the 196 series up is especially nice to work...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 02-15-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By GunDoc
Sure, it's a project you could manage at home. ...

Sure, it's a project you could manage at home. Since most flash hiders have wide ID's there's no real issue with bullet strike. In other words you don't have to be within thousandths of an inch to...
Firearms Forum: Mini-14 Forum 02-14-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By GunDoc
I have a 9/16x24TPI tap I purchased from Enco. ...

I have a 9/16x24TPI tap I purchased from Enco. With one you can anneal the base if needed and drill and tap for a lot less money. Just a thought.
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 02-13-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,800
Posted By GunDoc
I have some, email me what you need and I'll see...

I have some, email me what you need and I'll see if I have them. Thanks!

John
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 02-10-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By GunDoc
I've had one for a few years now and only had an...

I've had one for a few years now and only had an issue early on where the hammer would follow down. I found it to be a mis-adjusted trigger OT stop screw. I've since heavily modified it and it...
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