AR-15 Chamber Selection, Part One

Accuracy, longevity, safety and function all hinge on chamber selection.

by Joe Carlos
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Refinishing Or Restoration?

by Wendell Dwight Deaner

Figuring out how best to improve a customer’s firearm will help you serve their needs best.
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Renovating Sporterized M98 Mausers

Don’t automatically pass on one of those old sporterized military rifles just because the bore isn’t shiny and new. You may be surprised in the value and accuracy they can deliver.

by Paul Mazan
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Swift Blackburn

From William D. Hober, President, Swift Blackburn Gun Metal

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Predicting Barrel Wear, Part Two

More indicators to help assess and prevent barrel wear.

by Joe Carlos

We’ll start with pitting and cleaning rod damage. In the decade plus that I was the armorer for the Army Reserve Shooting Team I replaced about as many barrels that were damaged by rough or improper cleaning or pitted due to neglect on the part of the shooter as barrels that were genuinely worn out. I replaced a lot of pitted barrels. Some folks are under the impression that they can “bullet proof” themselves from pitting by substituting stainless barrels in place of chrome molly barrels. Granted, stainless is more corrosion resistant than carbon steel but stainless is not corrosion proof. I have seen many stainless barrels ruined by pitting.
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