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Allied Machine & Engineering AccuThread T3

Dover, OH – Allied Machine & Engineering, a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems, adds the AccuThread T3 to their existing thread mill line. The new AccuThread T3 is built for machining hardened or hard-to-machine materials such as stainless steel, tool steel, and high-temp alloys. It is designed to machine only three threads at a time, reducing tool pressure and dramatically increasing the chances of tool survival. The T3 will provide a longer tool life, less tool breakage and higher quality threads for machinists.

Offered in both inch-shank and metric-shank options, the AccuThread T3 is made for deeper-than-standard threads, available in 2xD and 3xD. Additional diameters are available on request. Allied offers this thread mill for UN thread forms with pitches from #1-64 to 9/16”-12 as well as ISO thread forms with pitches from M2x.4 to M12x1.75. In addition, Allied Machine & Engineering provides their premium AM210® coating to these thread mills to protect from excess wear and improve tool life.

For more information on the AccuThread™ T3 and other threading tools, please email or visit


About Allied Machine & Engineering:

Allied Machine & Engineering is a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems. Allied devotes its advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities to create the widest selection of value-added tooling available to metal-cutting industries around the world. Our tooling solutions deliver the lowest cost-per-hole in a wide range of drilling, reaming, threading, boring, and burnishing applications.

Located in Dover, Ohio, Allied’s precision holemaking technologies provide end users worldwide with the highest level of drill performance. Precision engineering and expert application support make Allied the first and best choice for solving complex metal-cutting challenges.

JROTC Ceremonial Rifles Fundraiser

Reader Levi McClure is running a fundraiser to restore ceremonial M1903A3 for a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Help out if you can!

My mission is to ensure the young ladies and gentlemen of the Baumholder middle/high school have ceremonial M1903A3 rifles worthy of their professionalism. Please visit my GoFundMe link to help out.

I have taken on the daunting task of restoring the ceremonial M1903A3 (de-mil) rifles for my local high school JROTC. These rifles that are used at military ceremonies and sporting events have fallen into a state of disrepair over the years. The state of these rifles have become so distressed that many of them are almost completely broken in half. I am a certified gunsmith committed to ensuring these young ladies and gentlemen can be proud to look their best during these ceremonies.

With budgeting cuts by the government, programs such as JROTC do not get the much-needed support they deserve. I have resolved to contribute the necessary hours to refurbish the rifles to something these cadets deserve. Wood restoration, metal fabrication, and parts replacement will ensure I achieve my goal for the future leaders of our military. Your contributions will provide new stocks that will be brought to a high ceremonial mirror finish, replacement parts for what I cannot repair or fabricate myself, chrome dip finish for that extra pizzaz, and period correct white leather slings. I thank you in advance for your contribution in ensuring these young cadets can match their professional appearance with their already outstanding professional demeanor.
– Levi McClure

Held Gun Policy?

Question from a Reader:

I opened my shop a few years ago. Recently, I had a customer who has not picked up their completed firearm for months. What is the general recommendation on how to handle this?

– James Vessels
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Please submit your comments below. Thanks!

Shooter’s Bible, 109th Edition

Published annually for more than eighty years, the Shooter’s Bible is the most comprehensive and sought-after reference guide for new firearms and their specifications, as well as for thousands of guns that have been in production and are currently on the market. Nearly every firearms manufacturer in the world is included in this renowned compendium. The 109th edition also contains new and existing product sections on ammunition, optics, and accessories, plus updated handgun and rifle ballistic tables along with extensive charts of currently available bullets and projectiles for handloading.

With a timely feature on the newest products on the market, and complete with color and black-and-white photographs featuring various makes and models of firearms and equipment, the Shooter’s Bible is an essential authority for any beginner or experienced hunter, firearm collector, or gun enthusiast.

Turnbull Offers Free Holiday Personalization of Turnbull Ruger Mark IV

Turnbull Restoration has announced that all Turnbull Ruger Mark IV pistols ordered before November 30 will be eligible for personalization of up to 20 characters. The engraving – a $50 value – will be on the case hardened barrel of the popular pistol.

The engraving adds to the gift value of the popular Turnbull Ruger Mark IV Pistol. Customers can choose between wood or synthetic grips as well as a threaded or regular barrel. The engraving will be free regardless of the option set chosen.

“One of the most frequent engraving requests we get are for personalizing firearms and a lot of them are gifts,” commented CEO and Founder Doug Turnbull. “We decided to offer the free engraving on the Turnbull Ruger Mark IV pistols given their popularity and place in firearms history. This is a gun you want your name on. Better yet, it’s a gift you will be proud to park under the tree.”

The Turnbull Ruger Mark IV features Turnbull’s polish and unique case coloring on the receiver and barrel. The finish is applied using Turnbull’s traditional methods for finish quality and durability. The wood grips are target quality that wrap around the front strap and have finger grooves for shooting stability. The threaded barrel has the industry standard ½”-28 threads for suppressor applications.

Aside from the free personalization, serial numbers and other stampings will be consistent with the style used on the originals with the addition of the Turnbull “Turning Bull” mark on the barrel. The free engraving will be in the same classic style.

The name will be engraved on one side of the 5.5 inch barrel that is available with or without threading for a suppressor. The barrel is case color finished using Turnbull’s traditional bone and charcoal method for the best and most durable finish.

“The story of the Ruger Mark Series is the story of a legendary American arms maker,” added Turnbull of the Ruger target pistols. “You’re going to want to order two. One with your name and the one you meant to give as a gift originally.”

Each Turnbull Mark IV will be in .22 LR and come with 2 magazines. The trigger and other controls are factory blued. The new Turnbull Mark IV Pistols all incorporate the new easier take down that Ruger has engineered.

The Turnbull Ruger Mark IV is available from Turnbull Restoration. MSRP on the base Turnbull Mark IV featuring signature case color finish is $595. The grips can be added for $50 and the threaded barrel adds $150 to the price. Customers should visit for more information and to order.

“All of us here love classic firearms and most of the staff has at least one personalized firearm,” said Turnbull. “We really wanted to share the pride of ownership that comes with a personalized classic pistol.”

Turnbull is known globally for the ability to take even the most damaged collectible gun and return it to its original look, feel and function. They offer a line of new production firearms that incorporate the same quality look and feel as the collectibles they are famous for restoring. Also available are authentic vintage firearms of many iconic brands from private collections that Turnbull has purchased and inspected, cleaned and restored where needed.

Now in their 3rd decade, Turnbull Restoration Co., Inc. has maintained a strong commitment to building firearms the way they used to be built. Founder and CEO Doug Turnbull is best known for his mottled color case hardening which stands out as the most striking and unique. Turnbull offers other reproductions as well as a full array of the finest and most respected restoration services in the shooting trade. Please visit us at for more information.

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