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Shot show 2017: our technical editor's editorial from Las Vegas. Editorial Apr 1, 2017 371
Genesis of the Henry rifle: how a little S&W pistol grew up to be "that-damn-yankee-rifle-they-load-on-sunday-'n-shoot-all-week" and more. Feb 1, 2017 1784
Savage/Stevens Model 350: a retrospect on guns for home defense. Jan 1, 2017 1781
SIG SAUER P320: one more in a decades-long series aiming to terminate the dreaded "box-n-bag" disease. Sep 1, 2016 2145
Trigger jobs on modern guns. Mar 1, 2016 1711
Detail cleaning shortcut: an old gunsmith's secret for detail cleaning any firearm quick. Jan 1, 2016 1861
Ruger Scout Rifle. Dec 1, 2015 1386
Lauer custom DuraBlue. Nov 1, 2015 2237
SIG Sauer P290: disassembly and reassembly of the first pistol SIG Sauer designed for CCW holders. Oct 1, 2015 2154
Savage B-Mag maintenance: it might not be the first but it won't be the last made to chamber the Winchester Super Magnum rimfire. Jun 1, 2015 2159
Revisiting the witness pistol: despite changes, the good news remains: a witness is still a witness. Mar 1, 2015 2753
MEXSAR Semi-Auto Rifle: disassembly of the rifle no longer called a PUMA. Feb 1, 2015 1796
A gunsmith's education: some notes from our barrel fitting series reveals the route taken by some world famous gunsmiths to master their craft. Jan 1, 2015 1013
Precision barrel fitting, part eight: part eight is the last to appear in this series, but are you certain you've finished the job? Nov 1, 2014 1227
Precision barrel fitting, part seven: in this part well dive deeper into possible problems faced in chambering and how to avoid them. Oct 1, 2014 1589
Precision barrel fitting, part six: more details of thread turning and headspacing are introduced as the barrel and receiver get closer to becoming a complete rifle. Sep 1, 2014 1574
Precision barrel fitting, part five: a look into barrel crowning and extractor cuts. Aug 1, 2014 1951
Precision barrel fitting, part four. Jul 1, 2014 1766
Precision barrel fitting, part three: why squaring the receiver face is mandatory before joining it to a barrel. Jun 1, 2014 918
Precision barrel fitting, part two: the second in our series on precision chambering and the fitting of rifle barrels. May 1, 2014 1821
Shot 2014: a commentary on this year's show. May 1, 2014 1366
Precision barrel fitting, part one: the first in a series to guide gunsmiths with some machine tool experience for chambering and fitting a rifle barrel safely. Apr 1, 2014 1895
The Savage Arms Axis: the battle for supremacy among lightweight hunting rifles gets hotter with a new entry from an accuracy leader. Jan 1, 2014 2837
The AMT BackUp returns ... on steroids: with some improvements already made and more to come, its newest in a long line of makers is no stranger to maintaining quality. Aug 1, 2013 1467
Working a Mare's Leg: Henry Repeating Arms brings back a favorite from the days of black and white TV. Jul 1, 2013 1979
Century Arms rimfire enigma: so new that the owner's manual is still being written. Who makes it and what makes it tick? Jun 1, 2013 1800
How I spent my time at SHOT: our technical editor's overview of the 2013 SHOT Show in LAS Vegas. May 1, 2013 1480
The Winchester Model 1887: the first successful repeating shotgun pays a return visit, courtesy of the PW87 from Century Arms. Mar 1, 2013 2089
Close encounter with the Taurus Raging Bull: I wouldn't consider this hand cannon for concealed carry but, for versatility, it's tough to beat. Feb 1, 2013 2161
Savage Rascal: when choosing a youth rifle, sometimes what seems to be simple isn't as simple as it seems, but you can get lucky. Product/service evaluation Jan 1, 2013 2049
Century arms TP-9: a not-so-light once over with the new TP-9. If you've done much pistol work there are no real mysteries here, just some red flags. Dec 1, 2012 2452
The Ruger Model 77/357: a bolt action created to compete with the proven leaders in hunting rifles adds a new chambering in response to a large number of requests from the game-seeking public. Nov 1, 2012 2556
X-ring: making better shooters of customers is good business. We found a new tool and share some proven principles for increased profit. Oct 1, 2012 1677
Taking down a Remington Army model 1858: it took a while before this large frame revolver found a home with the military and became a popular sidearm in the American west. Aug 1, 2012 1925
Anschutz model 64 B: no matter how poorly you speak German, spell it Anschutz. Here's a profile on Die Meister Macher and how they make a sporting rifle. Jul 1, 2012 1659
Century arms StingRay: introduced at the 2012 SHOT Show, the 9mm StingRay is a new entry from Century Arms into the CCW marketplace. Jun 1, 2012 2609
Favorite brands shouldn't vanish after they get acquired: once a product has made a name for itself it's better business to keep a good name alive and build on it. May 1, 2012 679
Ruger Speed Strip: how to field strip Ruger pistols. Fast. A use handgun modification to the that made Sturm-Ruger happen. Apr 1, 2012 1615
Savage/Stevens Model 512 insights: Savage overlooks nobody with its line of O/U shotguns. There's one to suit any size scattergunner. Mar 1, 2012 2202
The Ruger LC9: 2011 was the fourth year in a row Sturm-Ruger walked off with either the rifle or handgun of the year award. What will they do for an encore? Feb 1, 2012 4426
Three Steyr pistols: going "the full monty" with the new Steyr pistol series, once you get to know one the rest have nothing to hide. Jan 1, 2012 2094
Ruger Single-Ten Single-Action: the genesis of the Single-Six and how it has grown. Here's your guide to working this popular revolver's newest offspring: The Single-Ten. Dec 1, 2011 2689
SR-22: a belated, in-depth exam of the 10/22: after all these years we finally address America's most popular rimfire rifle, now available from the factory in a new, dressed-up form. Oct 1, 2011 2969
Getting to know the Savage TRR-SR: out of the box it only begins to look like a tactical rifle but it doesn't take much to complete the illusion for economic considerations. Sep 1, 2011 2487
Aftermarket trigger overview: options abound in the replacement trigger market Here's the scoop on installing exactly what your customers want and need. Jul 1, 2011 2580
Meet the century arms centurion model 39 sporter: don't think of this purely yankee-made rifle as yet another run-of-the-mill AK-47. despite its kalashnikov roots, the century arms centurion is a great example of the modern sporting rifles. Jun 1, 2011 2167
The fractured history of the "Buntline Special": it was never the favorite of Wyatt Earp and was named by a writer of tall tales. Still, one can get handed to you anyway. May 1, 2011 2217
Getting familiar with the Mosin-Nagant rifle: technical advice applicable to the Mosin-Nagant models 1891, 91/30, 27, 38, 39 and 44. Their actions are essentially the same. Apr 1, 2011 1445
Disassembly/reassembly of the Steyr AUG bullpup, part 2: a look at Austria's famed military rifle. Getting further into and maintaining the trigger mechanism group of this Austrian-built, military bullpup-style rifle. Mar 1, 2011 1286
Disassembly/reassembly of the Steyr AUG Bullpup, part I: a look at Austria's famed military rifle. Part II will be dedicated to the trigger mechanism which requires further coverage. Feb 1, 2011 2717
Getting familiar with the P238: a new entry from SIG SAUER joins the growing parade of CCW pistols. We think you'll be seeing more of these than those of lesser quality. Jan 1, 2011 1916
Disassembly/reassembly of the Taurus 709 Slim: once you know your way around this handgun you can tackle anything in the Taurus 700-series lineup. Dec 1, 2010 2699
Working with Talon air rifles: these AirForce airguns are available in three calibers, barrel lengths and models that are triplets with velocities up to 1450 feet per second. Nov 1, 2010 2908
Disassembly, reassembly of the Savage Model 220: new to the firm's line up of economical and accurate sporting guns, this one isn't complicated but could be hiding a very large, problematical bear with an attitude. Oct 1, 2010 2389
More than you thought you needed to know about the model 1885: there were high wall and low wall models but both were mechanically identical to this fine Uberti reproduction. Sep 1, 2010 1802
Disassembly/reassembly of the EMP 9C1 pistol: importer EMF turns up a brand new, American-made polymer 9mm handgun that carries a strong message. Aug 1, 2010 1823
Shop work: hammers and triggers and sears, oh my! It's great to have machines but most of the top pros depend on hand tools in performing their precision custom work. Jul 1, 2010 1470
Disassembly and/reassembly of the EZ9/EZ40 pistols: identical except in caliber, repair or replacement of two assemblies in these new Serbian pistols must be left to Serbians. Jun 1, 2010 2126
Disassembly, reassembly of the SSG 3000 rifle: an offshore-built tactical marvel, the German-built SSG 3000 is an impressive import from SigArms. May 1, 2010 1881
Dissecting the Dan Wesson revolver: reports of the death of the Dan Wesson might be greatly exaggerated. Here's how to treat one arriving in a plastic bag. Apr 1, 2010 1422
Disassembly and reassembly of the Savage Model 12: this long range precision varminter is the first to offer the right-ejection, left-loading, custom-made feature in a production rifle. Mar 1, 2010 2185
Checking out an old classic: the Colt Model 1917: be wary of what the owner wants you to do with this classic revolver! Feb 1, 2010 1809
Disassembly and reassembly of the KBI Jericho Pistol: this new version of the Jericho 941 imported by KBI comes in three sizes, three calibers, and two frame styles. All are worked in the same manner. Jan 1, 2010 1185
Disassembly and reassembly of the Remington 887 Shotgun: designed especially for waterfowlers and new in all the right ways, the 887 surpasses the best-selling pump gun ever made (the 870) in many respects. Dec 1, 2009 1909
'Detail cleaning' the low-tech way: here's how to do a pretty thorough cleaning job on any firearm--even if you don't want to (or don't know how to) take it completely apart. Dec 1, 2009 1169
Disassembly and reassembly of the Sig Sauer P250 pistol: an elegantly simple steel receiver and interchangeable grip flames combine to make this new pistol incredibly versatile. Nov 1, 2009 2016
Disassembly and reassembly of the Rossi Tuffy shotgun: the Tuffy looks like, loads like, and handles like the old snake charmer. But underneath its skin, it's a somewhat different animal. Oct 1, 2009 2149
Take an insider's look at the savage AccuStock: this innovative polymer molding provides a rigid, one-piece assembly that keeps the action from moving in any direction, producing significant improvements in accuracy. Company overview Oct 1, 2009 1048
Disassembly and reassembly of the Kahr P-Series pistols: owners seem to love their Kahr pistols, and you'll love the fact that--big of small--they all come apart and go back together the same way. Sep 1, 2009 3357
Disassembly and reassembly of the Ruger LCR revolver: designed to handle .38 Special +P ammo, Ruger's new hammerless lightweight is expected to be popular for concealed carry or law-enforcement backup. Aug 1, 2009 2327
Disassembly and reassembly of the little sharps rifle: with this 80-percent-scale replica, Charles Daly has brought the old buffalo gun down to deer-hunter size. Jul 1, 2009 1791
Disassembly and reassembly of the charter undercover revolver: all the Charter Arms revolvers take down and go back together in the same manner. You will, however, need a special factory tool for reassembly. May 1, 2009 1447
Disassembly and reassembly of the Sig Sauer P250 pistol: the buyer has a choice of three calibers and grip-frame sizes, but you can service them all in the same manner. Apr 1, 2009 1567
Dissecting the Sig Sauer Mosquito .22 pistol: this little semi-auto forces you to know where you are, where you're going, where you've been, and how to get back to where you started. And that's only if you can get beyond the starting point. Mar 1, 2009 2077
Disassembly and reassembly of the Ruger SR9 pistol: from a company long known for simplicity in handgun design, this pistol can be considered the exception. But, following these instructions, you need not shy away from working with it. Feb 1, 2009 4032
Disassembly and reassembly of the Ruger P345 pistol: whether it's with or without the accessory rail, both versions of this pistol are taken down and put back together in exactly the same way. Jan 1, 2009 2869
Disassembly and reassembly Of the Smith & Wesson M&P pistol: after an introduction to global military and police markets, this new S&W auto is now rolling out to civilian buyers. You can expect it to be popular. Dec 1, 2008 1994
Disassembly and reassembly of the Marlin XL7 rifle: when this rifle comes your way as a plastic bag full of parts, there are some things you can do with it and some you can't. Nov 1, 2008 2345
Dates set for 2009 Gunsmith career fair: "how do I get to be a gunsmith and where can I get a job?" The answers to those questions can be found this spring in Altoona, Iowa. Nov 1, 2008 1250
Disassembly and reassembly of the CZ70 semi-automatic pistol: although it looks remarkably like the Walther PPK of 007 fame and shares a common ancestor, there are some significant differences in the CZ70's takedown procedure. Oct 1, 2008 1435
Disassembly and reassembly of the Ruger LCP pistol: this new entry in the concealed-carry pistol market may change a few minds about Ruger pistols. Sep 1, 2008 1934
Disassembly and reassembly of the Zastava M88 pistol: this recently debuted combination of proven designs is an extremely reliable and economical personal-defense pistol. Here's the inside story. Aug 1, 2008 1340
Disassembly and reassembly of the Browning cynergy shotgun: here's what you need to know to service the shotgun Browning calls its "third generation over/under.". Jul 1, 2008 3862
Disassembly and reassembly of the Smith & Wesson i-Bolt rifle: after a few experiments with offshore production, the handgun giant is building this premium long gun right here in the U.S. Jun 1, 2008 1759
Disassembly and reassembly of the browning T-Bolt: like the 1960s version, the new T-Bolt is a straight-pull action. Unlike the older version, the new model has at least one feature that's sure to give the gunsmith migraines. May 1, 2008 1933
Solving extraction, ejection, and feeding problems on the Marlin 39A: here--by popular demand--are the most common problems with one of America's favorite .22 lever-action rifles, along with tips on how to resolve them. May 1, 2008 2285
Disassembly and reassembly of the CZ82 and CZ83: the only difference between these once-military sidearms is the caliber. But be aware that they're totally different from other CZ pistol designs. Apr 1, 2008 1656
Disassembly and reassembly of the New Ruger Alaskan Rifle: basically, the Alaskan is a version of the familiar Model 77 Mark II. But beware of the differences; there's only one way to avoid the potential trouble that lurks beneath its floorplate. Mar 1, 2008 1557
Recutting and restoring worn or damaged stock checkering: here's how to amaze your customers and sweeten your cash flow with a new skill you might have hesitated to offer before. Mar 1, 2008 1471
Disassembly/reassembly of the Remington Model 105 CTi shotgun: advertised as "the world's most advanced autoloader," this new scattergun can't be dismantled like any Other Remington gas-operated shotgun. Feb 1, 2008 2465
Scouting out the Remington SPR 18 rifle: Remington's new single-shot rifle looks like it costs a lot more than it does. Here's what you can and can't do to service it. Jan 1, 2008 1521
Disassembling and reassembling Taurus' new 'The Judge' revolver: this new Taurus wheelgun could be the best dual-purpose personal-defense/varminter ever created. It's certain to be popular with subscribers to the "bigger is better" theory. Dec 1, 2007 2030
Disassembly/reassembly of the Sabre XR rifle: chambered for a hot new round and benefiting from the high technology applied in its manufacture, the Sabre is not just another AR-15. Nov 1, 2007 2989
Upgrading the Arcus pistol: there's profit in reworking this imported Hi-Power clone, and for the most part, you can use the same techniques and aftermarket parts you'd use on the Browning original. Nov 1, 2007 1560
Servicing the Remington genesis muzzleloader: studying the procedures used to service Remington's newest blackpowder rifle will help to familiarize you with the processes used with most other inline smoke poles. Oct 1, 2007 1986
Familiarity breeds mistakes. Letter to the editor Oct 1, 2007 197
Disassembly and reassembly of the Beretta 90-Two: no, it's not exactly GI Joe's Model 92. Here's what you need to know about the differences in order to avoid problems in reassembly. Sep 1, 2007 2125
Working the new NAA guardian pistols: the guardian can still be classified as a "baby auto-loader," but, ballistically, the newer versions are in a class by themselves. Aug 1, 2007 1828
Adjusting the remington 700 trigger: although the new model 700 trigger is a complete redesign of the old, adjusting it for pull weight, travel, and sear engagement is still as simple as A, B, C. Aug 1, 2007 1064
Disassembly and reassembly of the savage Milano shotgun: before we could tell you the right way to take down this over/under we had to wait months for "The Factory Guy" to figure it out and pass the process on to us. Jul 1, 2007 2272

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