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Tips on Finding Decent Gunsmithing Tools on eBay

One of the challenges when starting out working on guns is building your tool collection.  It’s hard to find cost effective tools so you wind up making do with stuff, creating tools ad hoc, etc.  Interestingly enough, this is where eBay just might help.  While I’m not happy with their anti-gun position, there are a lot of tools that pop up there – ranging from low-end Chinese stuff all the way to some beautiful vintage tools.

So, I want to show some example searches with 20 live feeds from each section:

Gunsmith and Gunsmithing Tools

The trick is in the searching.  For example, here are the top 20 matches for gunsmith tools or gunsmithing tools and you will probably see a mix:

Wheeler Fine Gunsmith Tools SAE/Metric/Hex/Torx P-Handle Driver Set: 1081957

$58.94
End Date: Monday Oct-7-2019 12:49:44 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $58.94
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Real Avid+Wheeler Universal Bench Block Non-Marring Gunsmith Tools Accessory Kit

$23.50
End Date: Wednesday Oct-16-2019 3:52:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $23.50
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Upper Vise block gunsmithing gunsmith tools use with barrel nut wrench

$14.99
End Date: Tuesday Sep-24-2019 11:06:49 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1911 Auto .45 ACP Barrel Bushing Wrench Gunsmithing Tools Aluminum B

$8.99
End Date: Sunday Oct-20-2019 22:48:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $8.99
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RC | Gunsmith File Set Tools 18pc Gunsmith Tools – Rasp Round File Diamond Files

$39.99
End Date: Saturday Oct-19-2019 12:47:27 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
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Brass 7 pc Precision Roll Drift Pin Gunsmithing Tool Punch set Made in USA

$20.95
End Date: Friday Oct-11-2019 21:06:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $20.95
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Barrel wrench inserts, machine tools, vintage gunsmith tools springs cutters

$250.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Sep-21-2019 18:00:48 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $400.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

308 .308 Upper Vise Block & Barrel Removal System Gunsmith Tools

$19.95
End Date: Friday Sep-27-2019 6:22:06 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $19.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Wheeler Fine Gunsmith Tools SAE/Metric/Hex/Torx P-Handle Driver Set: 1081957

$60.99
End Date: Friday Oct-18-2019 3:06:56 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $60.99
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Gunsmith Tools - US Peacekeeper Armorer's Small Punch Roll 15.5" x 5.75"

$3.00
End Date: Sunday Oct-6-2019 2:50:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $3.00
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Non-Marring Hand Guard Removal Tool Free-Floating Rifle Gunsmithing Tools

$9.95
End Date: Thursday Oct-3-2019 13:00:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $9.95
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VINTAGE CHAPMAN GUN SCREW DRIVER SET KIT 9600 GUNSMITH TOOLS

$16.50 (3 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-22-2019 16:25:05 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

gunsmith tools used Clymer finishing reamer 7mm rem br

$50.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Sep-24-2019 21:25:13 PDT
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Gunsmithing Tools Kit Firearm Screw Kit Gun Repair FIx Set Scopes 277 P Gunsmith

$59.90
End Date: Sunday Oct-6-2019 19:15:14 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $59.90
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Gunsmith Tools 8 Brass Muzzle Laps-Rifle Or Pistol Crowning Kit - Lapping Crown

$43.22
End Date: Wednesday Oct-2-2019 21:36:38 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $43.22
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Gunsmith Gunsmithing Tools Firearm Screw Kit Hunting Gun Repair Fix Set Master

$60.99
End Date: Thursday Sep-26-2019 6:53:11 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $60.99
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Stuck Choke Tube Removal Tool - 12 GAUGE by Bad@$$ Gunsmith Tools

$69.95
End Date: Friday Oct-18-2019 7:07:26 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $69.95
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Starrett Machinist Gunsmith Tools Feeler Stock Assortment No. 667-1 Made in USA

$26.95
End Date: Thursday Oct-3-2019 5:19:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $26.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

USA Upper and Lower Vise Block + Barrel Nut Pad Gunsmithing Tools

$24.95
End Date: Friday Sep-27-2019 6:29:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $24.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmithing Tools

$76.00
End Date: Thursday Sep-26-2019 9:07:38 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $76.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Of course there are brands I will steer away from such as NCStar and others that I will look closer at such as Brownells, Lyman, Tipton, Weaver, etc.  I also read the ratings of the seller.  If a seller has a good rating and more than 30 sales, that’s a good sign.  Less than that and you are taking a gamble.

Vintage Gunsmith Tools

“Vintage” seems to be a popular term for “used”.  You tend to find a lot of unique stuff that was made by a gunsmith to fit a special need as well as high-quality tools that were made with care vs. mass produced.  Be careful though.  I’ll zoom into the photos as much as I can plus look at the seller’s description and the rating of the seller to try and decide if the tools are in good shape or beat to death.

VINTAGE CHAPMAN GUN SCREW DRIVER SET KIT 9600 GUNSMITH TOOLS

$16.50 (3 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-22-2019 16:25:05 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Barrel wrench inserts, machine tools, vintage gunsmith tools springs cutters

$250.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Sep-21-2019 18:00:48 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $400.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE Hand Held Vise • VINTAGE Wood Handle Clamping Jewelers Gunsmith Vise

$25.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-19-2019 12:28:27 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
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Vintage Cast Iron Jewelers Gunsmith Vice For Work Bench 3 1/2" Artist Bench Vise

$9.99
End Date: Sunday Oct-20-2019 7:35:55 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Anvil 8 lbs Jewelers Gunsmith Bench Antique Tool Columbian Vice Antique

$36.99
End Date: Monday Oct-21-2019 14:30:20 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $36.99
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Vintage Gunline E-Z Checkit Checkering Tool Gunsmithing Tool Instructions, Box

$44.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-15-2019 12:08:53 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $44.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2 DEM-BART GUNSMITH TOOLS, VINTAGE; (2-16 & F-1) IN ORIGINAL BOXES

$77.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-24-2019 8:41:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $77.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Gunsmith/Watchmakers Multi-Tool

$12.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-22-2019 8:49:49 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage ROLLS Aluminum Hand Vise Gunsmith Silversmith Jeweler Tool ENGLAND

$12.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-22-2019 19:00:19 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $16.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

f) Vintage Hand Vise Gunsmith Metal Machinist Jewelry

$40.00
End Date: Friday Oct-11-2019 17:01:11 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Straight Peen Hammer Head Massive 22 Pounds Blacksmith Tinsmith Gunsmith

$30.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-29-2019 14:28:45 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Dem-Bart Checkering Tool S-1 Gunsmith Carving tool

$50.00
End Date: Monday Sep-30-2019 18:54:44 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $50.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Miniature Anvil Vise,1-7/8" Bench Cap,9.9oz,Gunsmith,Jeweler,Silversmith

$79.99
End Date: Thursday Oct-17-2019 18:15:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $79.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Graver Set Gunsmith/Watchmakers Multi-Tool Engraver

$13.49 (2 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-22-2019 8:45:33 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage MILLERS FALLS Co.(Millers Falls, Mass.) Gunsmith Jeweler Hand Held Vise

$75.00
End Date: Thursday Oct-3-2019 16:12:17 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Gunsmith Vise

$30.00
End Date: Sunday Sep-29-2019 7:19:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage WILL BURT VERSA VISE Bench Gunsmithing Adjustable Vice parts

$45.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Sep-28-2019 8:26:32 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Pana Vise Cast Bench Mount Collectible Woodworking Gunsmithing USA

$25.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-8-2019 14:22:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Vintage small bench vise Jeweler Blacksmith Gunsmith FREE FAST SHIPPING!

$39.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-22-2019 14:49:10 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $64.99
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

50 vintage blacksmith gunsmith jeweler farrier machinist file lot repurpose F2

$69.99
End Date: Monday Oct-14-2019 5:25:24 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $69.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Gunsmith Vise

$35.00
End Date: Sunday Sep-29-2019 7:19:41 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Used Gunsmith Tools

“Used” is still a popular term and is worth checking also.  Bear in mind the cautions I gave under vintage.

Gunsmith Scope Mounting Tools - Wheeler Reticle Leveling System

$16.00 (8 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-29-2019 17:30:40 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Barrel wrench inserts, machine tools, vintage gunsmith tools springs cutters

$250.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Sep-21-2019 18:00:48 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $400.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE CHAPMAN GUN SCREW DRIVER SET KIT 9600 GUNSMITH TOOLS

$16.50 (3 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-22-2019 16:25:05 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

gunsmith tools used Clymer finishing reamer 7mm rem br

$50.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Sep-24-2019 21:25:13 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

BUEHLER BOLT BENDING BLOCKS GUNSMITH SMITHING TOOL

$4.14 (3 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-26-2019 17:37:01 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Upper Vise block gunsmithing gunsmith tools use with barrel nut wrench

$14.99
End Date: Tuesday Sep-24-2019 11:06:49 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Lower Vise Block Gunsmithing Tool use with barrel nut armorers wrench

$10.95
End Date: Sunday Sep-29-2019 10:27:16 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

MGW 307 Universal Sight Adjustment Tool For Sigarms Sig Sauer Gunsmith Jig USA

$133.95
End Date: Thursday Oct-17-2019 14:09:52 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $133.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

GUNSMITH MULTI TOOL

$20.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Sep-24-2019 17:26:51 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Hagen Engineering Gun Engraving Hand Tool Gunsmithing Gun Blades Incomplete

$49.99
End Date: Wednesday Oct-9-2019 12:33:04 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2 DEM-BART GUNSMITH TOOLS, VINTAGE; (2-16 & F-1) IN ORIGINAL BOXES

$77.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-24-2019 8:41:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $77.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Gunline E-Z Checkit Checkering Tool Gunsmithing Tool Instructions, Box

$44.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-15-2019 12:08:53 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $44.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Small antique Iron Jeweler's or Gunsmith's Vise

$12.50 (3 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-26-2019 16:30:35 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

40 pc. Antique Brass Machinist Gunsmith Roll Drift Pin Punch Hammer Chisel Set

$395.00
End Date: Friday Sep-27-2019 17:32:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $395.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique small antique Jeweler's or Gunsmith's Vise

$10.50 (2 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-26-2019 16:45:19 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

LOWELL Wrench Co. (Worcester, Mass.) Gunsmith - Jeweler 6” Hand Held Vise /CV To

$50.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-19-2019 9:19:02 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $50.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1983 Brownell's Gun Accessories, Reloading, Gunsmithing Tool Catalog

$50.00
End Date: Monday Oct-7-2019 16:10:38 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $50.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

H&M Tool Finish Reamer Gunsmith Tool For 30-06 Springfield

$28.00 (3 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-29-2019 11:37:15 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Stanley Bench Vise, Model 741, 1.5", anvil jeweler gunsmith

$49.00
End Date: Wednesday Oct-9-2019 12:15:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $49.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Rare Antique Fulton Machine & Vise Co Lowville NY Gunsmith Machinist Vise 6” Jaw

$649.95
End Date: Thursday Oct-17-2019 19:58:04 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $649.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Charles Parker Bench Vise No. 953, Machinist / Gunsmith Vise, 3" Wide Jaws, USA

$149.20
End Date: Monday Sep-30-2019 16:55:16 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $149.20
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Starrett Machinist Millwright Gunsmith Tools Bench Block No. 129 Made in USA

$64.95
End Date: Sunday Sep-29-2019 5:20:13 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $64.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Small Bench Vise Swivel Base, Jewelers, Gunsmith, General Use / Cast 3”

$32.00
End Date: Friday Sep-27-2019 20:25:32 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $32.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage MILLERS FALLS Co.(Millers Falls, Mass.) Gunsmith Jeweler Hand Held Vise

$75.00
End Date: Thursday Oct-3-2019 16:12:17 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Herter's Gunstock Gunsmith Belgian Checkering Tool #18 w/ Box, Manual

$49.99
End Date: Thursday Sep-26-2019 10:20:59 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

early gunsmith srewdriver kits

$39.95
End Date: Sunday Oct-13-2019 12:50:22 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Brownells Gunsmith Tools

Brownells has been around a long time — they were founded in 1939 and have always been known for their quality tools, parts and supplies to gunsmiths.  Because they have been around for so long, you tend to see a fair amount of Brownells stuff hit eBay by name so that is worth searching.  Still look at the photos closely and the seller’s rating to play it safe.  By the way, if you have never read their Gunsmith Kinks books – be sure to pick them up.

Brownells Gunsmith Kinks Vol 1 2 3 4 Complete set new sealed Free ship

$145.00
End Date: Wednesday Oct-9-2019 11:41:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Tools

What is “antique” really is up to the seller.  You’ll see stuff that ranges from a few years to over 50 years old.

ANTIQUE Hand Held Vise • VINTAGE Wood Handle Clamping Jewelers Gunsmith Vise

$25.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-19-2019 12:28:27 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Small antique Iron Jeweler's or Gunsmith's Vise

$12.50 (3 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-26-2019 16:30:35 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Antique Hand Vise Blacksmith Gunsmith Jeweler's

$29.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-19-2019 13:32:12 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $29.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE Hand Held Vise • VINTAGE CAST IRON Clamp Jewelers Gunsmith Vise

$18.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-19-2019 12:34:17 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $18.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Anvil 8 lbs Jewelers Gunsmith Bench Antique Tool Columbian Vice Antique

$36.99
End Date: Monday Oct-21-2019 14:30:20 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $36.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique small antique Jeweler's or Gunsmith's Vise

$10.50 (2 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-26-2019 16:45:19 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Antique J.P. Willey 1873 Jeweler Smith Gunsmith Screw Threading Tap Set

$30.00
End Date: Monday Oct-21-2019 13:56:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Small Brass Hammer. Gunsmith Jeweler's. 2.4oz Antique Hand Made. Unique

$24.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Sep-23-2019 18:14:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $37.99
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

RARE Antique J STEVENS ARMS & TOOL Divider Machinist Gunsmith Toolmaker PAT 1888

$45.99
End Date: Wednesday Oct-9-2019 4:44:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $45.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Vintage J.P. Willey 1871 Gunsmith Machinist Scribe Awl Scratch Tool

$25.00
End Date: Monday Oct-21-2019 13:58:47 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique bench vise anvil watchmakers gunsmith machinist jeweler gunsmith tool V3

$79.99
End Date: Sunday Oct-13-2019 10:24:00 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $79.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique bench vise anvil watchmakers gunsmith machinist jeweler gunsmith tool V4

$69.99
End Date: Sunday Oct-13-2019 10:24:00 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $69.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Rare Antique Fulton Machine & Vise Co Lowville NY Gunsmith Machinist Vise 6” Jaw

$649.95
End Date: Thursday Oct-17-2019 19:58:04 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $649.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Rare antique solid brass gunsmith amourer vise collectible fly tying woodcarving

$199.99
End Date: Sunday Oct-13-2019 6:24:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE ANVIL JEWELERS/GUNSMITH'S BENCH ANVIL- LOOK-14lbs.

$80.00
End Date: Wednesday Oct-9-2019 4:29:10 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $80.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Precision Vise 2-3/8” Jaws Jeweler Machinist Gunsmith Made In France ?

$149.99
End Date: Saturday Oct-5-2019 8:35:46 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $149.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique bench vise anvil watchmakers gunsmith machinist jeweler Stanley tool V2

$89.99
End Date: Sunday Oct-13-2019 10:24:00 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $89.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

I hope this helps you out!  There is a ton of stuff out there if you experiment with the search terms some.


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USSR Soviet AK47 AK74 AK 3 Magazines Ammo Pouch Canvas Bag for Kalashnikov Mags

$23.63
End Date: Monday Oct-21-2019 5:07:01 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $23.63
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USSR AKS-74U Rifle Drop Case Canvas Bag AKSU Kalashnikov Krinkov Shortened AK74

$23.74
End Date: Saturday Oct-19-2019 5:27:39 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $23.74
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*HUGE Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR AKM AK-47 7.62 Kalashnikov MAN CAVE BUY!!

$17.97
End Date: Thursday Sep-26-2019 0:25:24 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $17.97
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Soviet Russian Army AK butt's Medic Package Afghanistan War

$6.95
End Date: Saturday Oct-19-2019 1:15:01 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $6.95
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AK47 Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed Men's Tee Shirt 968

$9.95
End Date: Monday Sep-23-2019 17:32:05 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $9.95
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AK47 Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed Men's Tee Shirt 968

$14.95
End Date: Monday Sep-23-2019 17:32:05 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $14.95
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USSR Russian RPK Drop Case Canvas Cover Rifle AK-74 AKM Carrying Bag 106cm/42in

$29.99
End Date: Friday Oct-18-2019 10:54:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
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Vintage Soviet AK Survival Knife - Bakelite Hilt w/ Sheath & Belt Attachment

$31.99
End Date: Sunday Sep-29-2019 19:18:47 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $31.99
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*Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR AK47 AKM 7.62x39 Kalashnikov Rifle 17x11 LQQK!

$12.97
End Date: Thursday Oct-17-2019 1:59:16 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.97
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AK-47 Soviet Army Kalashnikov Airsoft Assault Rifle/Gun -- metal/prop/M16 -- NEW

$39.95
End Date: Friday Sep-27-2019 11:44:58 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
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*Soviet Russian AKM AK-47 7.62x39 Kalashnikov Color Poster 17x11" manual BUY NOW

$12.97
End Date: Thursday Sep-26-2019 22:09:56 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.97
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Russian Soviet Army original canvas case for AK, RPK, SKS 106 cm/ 41" length

$18.00
End Date: Monday Oct-7-2019 3:27:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $18.00
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*Soviet Russian AK74 & RPK74 ORIGINAL Manual 5.45x39 1988 Kalashnikov MUST SEE!

$89.97
End Date: Monday Sep-30-2019 20:51:27 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $89.97
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Vintage Russian Soviet era AK 47 Knife

$70.00
End Date: Thursday Oct-10-2019 8:45:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $70.00
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HUGE AK74 RPK74 Kalashnikov Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR 7.62x39 Buy NOW!

$119.00
End Date: Wednesday Sep-25-2019 18:29:59 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $119.00
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AK-47 Vinyl Sticker Decal Military Soviet Kalashnikov Rifle Choose Size

$1.64
End Date: Monday Sep-23-2019 18:28:41 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $1.64
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KALASHNIKOV AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Short Sleeve T-Shirt AK47 Greatest Hits

$15.95
End Date: Friday Sep-27-2019 18:17:03 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $15.95
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Reprint Soviet Russian Krinkov AKSU, AK74U Kalashnikov Assault Rifle Manual Book

$31.95
End Date: Thursday Oct-10-2019 22:00:27 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $31.95
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KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$8.99
End Date: Tuesday Oct-8-2019 9:57:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $8.99
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Wolverines vinyl sticker decal red dawn Soviet communist war rebel school AK-47

$3.50
End Date: Thursday Oct-17-2019 13:48:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $3.50
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AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Sunday Oct-20-2019 11:20:21 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
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Russian Graphic Cotton Blend Gray T-Shirt AK-47 Kalashnikov Gun Shirt

$15.00
End Date: Friday Oct-4-2019 16:08:41 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
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AK47 Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed Men's Tee Shirt 968

$9.95
End Date: Monday Sep-23-2019 17:32:05 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $9.95
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7.62 X 39 AK47 Ammo Can T shirt Assault Rifle AK74 AKM Magazine Sling

$16.99
End Date: Thursday Oct-10-2019 15:24:36 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
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AK-47 T-Shirt Out Line Logo Gun Rifle Size S,M,L,XL.2XL,3XL,4XL,5XL 100% cotton

$13.95
End Date: Saturday Oct-12-2019 9:29:54 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $13.95
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American Flag AK-47 - Gun 2nd Amendment USA Men's T-shirt

$12.95
End Date: Friday Sep-27-2019 8:44:19 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.95
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KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$8.99
End Date: Tuesday Oct-8-2019 9:57:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $8.99
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AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
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Switched to Super Lube Multi-Purpose Synthetic Grease For All of My Firearms

I’m always searching for better lubricants.  Many of the so-called specialty weapons lubes are just marketing hype with some bulk lubricant poured into their container.  In terms of greases, I’ve used quite a few over the years including wheel bearing grease and Tetra Gun Grease.  I wanted to find something effective, non-toxic and less expensive.

A name popped up when surfing – Super Lube.  To be honest, the first few times I totally dismissed the name because it sounds like some overly-hyped wonder lube that is sold in infomercials.  However, the name did keep popping up so I actually started reading up on it.

Super Lube products are made by Synco Chemical Corporation of Bohemia, NU, that was founded in 1980.  Their specialization is in the space of synthetic food grade lubricants and hold a number of patents.

There are a number of interesting characteristics about their grease that should be noted:

  1. It is designed to disperse very finely ground micron-sized PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) which is a non-stick coating and lubricant.  You probably know it by the brand name of Teflon.  The approach they developed is one of their patents.
  2. It does not contain silicone
  3. It will work in a wide range of temperatures from -45 to +450 Farenheit
  4. It’s thickness is NLGI class 2, which means it’s about the same as vaseline or peanut butter.
  5. It’s non-toxic and food safe – here is the MSDS/SDS
  6. It will not melt or separate
  7. It will not dry out or get gummy
  8. It is waterproof
  9. It does not stain and is odorless – for you folks who do concealed carry or shoot a lot in uniform, you might want to take note of that.

Their website has a ton of information on Super Lube and also on lubrication in general if you want to spend some time reading.

I bought a 14.1oz tub of the Super Lube Multi-Purpose grease off Amazon for a whopping $11.50 and Prime shipping.  Very affordable to say the least.

To apply it, I use either a chip brush that I store in a zip loc bag to keep from getting dirty (as shown in the featured photo above) or a small flux / resin brush that I also keep in a baggy.

So, for the last few months I have been testing it.  When I cleaned one of my rifles or pistols, I would replace whatever I had been using as grease with the Super Lube Multi-Purpose grease.

I go by the old saying that if it rotates, oil it.  If it slides, grease it.  That is my rule of thumb so it goes on AK rails, bolt carriers, where the trigger hook grabs the hammer, etc.

It works great!  The weapons feel well lubricated after cleaning and they function great.  When I take them apart again for cleaning, the Super Lube shows no sign of breaking down, drying out, becoming gummy, etc.

If you are looking for an excellent affordable grease, check out Super Lube.  I’m definitely very happy with it.


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Customizing and Shooting the Pakistani Ordnance Factory POF-5 Pistol

Having watched one too many TV shows and movies with H&K’s MP5 submachine gun over the years, the sub gun has been on my “I want to have one list” for years but way out of my price range.  While surfing, I read about how Pakistani Ordnance Factory (POF) licensed the design and tooling necessary from H&K Germany to make roller locked weapons including MP5 clones.  In reading about the various Mp5 clones,  it became apparent that the POF-5 units are actually well regarded.  What really tipped the scales was a great post by T. Mark Graham at Arizona Response Systems who really knows his way around MP5s saying they were good to go with details of his analysis provided.

This led me to calling up Chuck at Kelly Enterprises and talking about whether to buy a Zenith (my first choice) or a POF.  Chuck is a very straight forward guy and tells it the way it is.  The Zenith would be hard to get and he had POF-5 pistols in stock plus he gave me a great deal so I ordered one and had it sent to my friend and FFL, Scott Igert, at Modern Antique Firearms.  Chuck sent me all the tracking info and just a few days later, the POF-5 was with Scott waiting for me to pick it up.

On inspection you could tell the receiver paint was a bit glossier than the more satin finish of an HK but other than the action feeling dry and new (that gritty not worn in feeling), it looked good to go.

Now, I have two personality quirks.  First, I can’t hit the broad side of a barn with a pistol let alone one this big and heavy.  Second, I can’t help but customize any gun I buy and this wasn’t any different.

I did a ton of reading and decided to go with a cool S&B brace, a B&T scope mount, Dakota Tactical handguard, a B&T muzzle brake and ordered a bunch of POF MP5 magazines.  I bought my stuff from HKparts.net and everything showed up promptly.

Installing the brace was easy – like any HK, you push out the rear pin, pull off the cap and put on the brace.  I bought one all ready to go.

The handguard is a keymod unit from Dakota Tactical and they use a screw instead of a front pin to hold the unit in place.  It really locks up nice and I like the feel of it.  The rail section holding the Streamlight in the below photo is made by Monoki.

Now the scope mount is the standard B&T universal rail, the BT-21262-1.  I would caution against you buying a cheap optics mount for an HK-type weapon.  There are tons of stories of cheap ones falling off, not seating properly, etc.  The B&T unit is a mil-grade unit.  You slide it on and then work the little claws or feet into position and then secure them with the supplied screws.

Next up  was to install the Vortex Crossfire Red Dot optic.  These are the latest red dots from Vortex and come with both low and high mounting options.

Out of the box it has the high mount installed for the AR enthusiasts but includes the low plate as well.

As you can see, with the default high riser on it, the optic is way too high.  I prefer optics as low as possible where I can get a good cheek weld.

It’s real easy to change – there are just four screws that need to be removed on the bottom.  I used a bit from my Weaver driver set vs. the supplied key which would work but is slow compared to a driver.

I have the Weaver Deluxe Tool Kit and use the drivers all the time.  I use the block and hammer some but not a great deal.

Notice that Loc-Tite Blue (the medium strength formula) is used to secure the screws.

Here’s the end result.  Note, I will install a quick release mount at a later date.

One side comment – you may find it funny that the thing that puzzled me most was the B&T brake.  It installs on the tri-lobe fitting on the muzzle. There is a quick release lever that baffled me until I carefully inspected it and saw that one end is open and a cross pin is retaining it.  I then pushed the other way and lever lifted right up.  Duh!  I’d never seen one before!  It is solid and I like it.

The case you see is a 32″ Blackhawk Homeland Security Weapons Carry Case.  It comes with one internal mag carrier and I added a second pouch.  They are sized for 30 round AR mags and you can get two 30-round MP5 magazines in each pouch pocket.

Next up, I cleaned the bore and lubricated the weapon – especially the bolt head and trigger pack.  Past experience taught me to go through and make sure it was ready.

Two of my brother-in-laws and I took it to the range.  We used 124 grain S&B FMJ ammo and it functioned great and was accurate.  We had a blast at 15-25 yards shooting it despite it being a brisk day.  I really like how this combination worked out.  We didn’t use the light but the green laser was nice and bright when we tried it out.

We put probably about 200 rounds through it.  You can now feel the action has really smoothed out and I wouldn’t hesitate using this for home defense if I needed – which is why I put the light on it.

All in all, I’m very pleased and would recommend the POF-5 to anyone looking for a semi-auto MP5-type pistol.

Update 10/6/2018:  We put almost 500 rounds through this pistol this summer without one single failure to feed or eject.  We mainly shot the 124 grain FMJ S&B ammo except for one time, as a test, I shot about 20 rounds of Hornady 135gr Critical Duty ammo with no problem.  All of the magazines used (and I have 10 of them) are POF magazines.  Honestly, this thing is awesome.  I’ve only cleaned and re-lubed it once so far but it is on the to-do list.


12/12/18 Update:  I recently bought an HK SP5K and am documenting my journey with it.  Click here for the first post.


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