Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

How the US Army Marksmanship Unit buildsĀ  Squad Designated Marksman Rifles

by John M. Buol Jr.

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Classic Gunsmithing Books

The classic texts for the gunsmith were written in an age when today’s plethora of aftermarket parts and options didn’t exist. Gunsmiths were challenged to hand build anything that didn’t come standard from the factory and still serve as a foundation to gun work today.

by Steven R. Kern

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Building a Custom Mauser, Part Two

Surplus Mausers are still great for customization. In this second issue of the series we’ll take care of the bolt handle, bolt lugs and drill and tap for scope mounting.

by Wendell Deaner

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A Hard Look At The 1911 Magazines

Magazines are a critical link to reliability in any firearm. Here’s what to look for in the 1911.

by RK Campbell

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Replacing The Extractor On A Ruger MKII Government Model

Ruger MKII Government Model are highly reliable, normally requiring few repairs and a little maintenance. Here’s how working on one created a new customer for me.

by Wendell Deaner

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