Revolver Barrel Removal

Barrel Vise Mag Combo

Ful not to set the clamp up too tightly on a shotgun barrel if it is a new barrel, or a barrel you are going to use again, as you may crush it. But when setting it up on a high-power rifle barrel, oil the threads on the bolts holding the two parts of the clamp together, and pull the nuts up tightly with a long-handled socket-wrench, Removing a round barrel from bolt-action receiver, using Parmalee Removing a round barrel from bolt-action receiver, using Parmalee A shotgun barrel has a fairly...

Relining Rifle Barrel

Rifle Barrel Relining Tool

A shows steps in boring oat old barrel, the relining tube and the assembly of same. B is gas burners and barrel rest necessary for soldering liner in barrel. C is the two types of tinning tools for coating inside of old barrel and D is spring clamp After the liner is cut off flush with each end of the barrel and fitted to the action, the extractor cut is made, the liner is then chambered for the cartridge and the muzzle end is finished with a countersink...

How To Make A Shotgun Barrel Dent Raiser

Shotgun Barrel Dent Raising Tool

Various methods which may be necessary in fitting a loose forearm. A shows tightening the forearm by straightening out the curve of the spring in the vise jaws. B shows curved spring type forearm being peened out to lengthen it. C shows a sliding-type forearm catch being lengthened by peening the end with a ball pien hammer. a little too long to fit, then reharden the spring and draw it to the proper temper, then file the end until it is the proper length to fit. The sliding-type fore-end catch...

How To Drill Out A Blank Gun Barrel

Barrel Lead Taper Burnishing

A is plan and detail views of oil tubing used on barrel drills. B is plan and end view of barrel drill while C is underside view of same. into the tool post slot in the rest. This tongue is just thick enough to extend a short distance down in the tool post slot and the block is held down by two cap-screws passing down through it and into a bar of steel in the wide groove at the bottom of the slot. This block is drilled and reamed, out beyond the tool post slot, on the...

Cartridge Case And Bullet Dies

202 Bullet Cases

As special cartridge cases are usually made by necking-down an existing case of larger caliber, a full-length die to neck the case down is required. This can be made in two different ways, the first of which is to turn up a reamer blank in the lathe to the form desired for the special cartridge. This reamer blank, instead of being fluted as a regular chambering reamer is made, is usually cut away between the pilot and the shank, to one-half its diameter. This is done either in the milling...

Home Made Rifling Machine

Spiral Grooved Barrel

The cutter is raised to rifling position by placing very thin shims beneath it in the slot. These shims should be only .0002 to .0005 in thickness, preferably the thinner one. After the cutter makes a cut in each groove, another shim is placed beneath the cutter, another cut made in each groove and this process continued until all grooves are cut to the proper depth. A small hole is drilled through the rifling head in the bottom of the cutter slot so that a small pin-punch can be inserted...

Rimfire Vs Centerfire Firing Pin Imprint

Rim Firing Pin Measurement

Nose, for center-fire cartridges, should be .073 to .075. This diameter is taken just at the rear edge of the hemisphere that forms the actual point of the center-fire pin. The protrusion of the center-fire pin beyond the face of the breech, with the pin in the fired position, should be .055. These dimensions and shape of point apply to all center-fire firing-pins, whether for rifle, revolver, pistol or shotgun and, furthermore, they are highly important from a standpoint of both safety and...