Category Archives: Gunsmithing

Marlin 1894 .357 Magnum Suppressed

This is a Wild West Guns tuned Marlin 1894.  It came in to me already tuned by them, with the blackened wood and parkerizing.  The owner had seen a Hickok45 video featuring a SBR’ed Rossi Ranch Hand and thought his 1894 needed … Continue reading

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Savage SBS Refinished

Finally got my Savage Automatic SBS refinished in satin hot blue.  It looks fantastic.  My thanks to Jerry and Jesse at Blues Brothers. The “bead sight” is a Dawson Precision tritium front sight, meant for a 1911, on a custom … Continue reading

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Glock 19 Frame Mods

This past weekend I attended an American Small Arms Academy 2 Day Intermediate Handgun Course hosted, of course, by Chuck Taylor.  As will be no surprise to any one who knows me, I used a Glock 19 exclusively for this … Continue reading

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Savage SBS

I bought a wood forearm for the Savage SBS.  The Ramline piece, while functional, is ugly. This part is from Numrich Gun Parts, and is described as a “shock absorbing forearm”. What it looks like to me is some one … Continue reading

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Whippet Good

Ever find your shotgun is too long?  30″ barrel, is this a .338 Snipe-Tac?  Nope, just a 12 gauge.  Ridiculous. Let’s take a bit of that excess off.  About 17″ should fix it. Time for a hack saw… Oops, maybe … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past; My Glock 22 Open Gun

In December of 2004, I bought a police trade in Glock 22 to turn it into a USPSA Open Division pistol. I intended to lighten the slide, port the barrel, and mill a pocket to mount a Docter Optic Sight … Continue reading

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Threaded Ruger 22s

Here are a pair of Ruger .22 Autos, a stainless MkII and a blued MkIII, both of which were 5&1/2″ bull barrels.  I cut both barrels to 4″ and then threaded them with the standard .22 rimfire thread shank of … Continue reading

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