Category Archives: POF

Two Great Videos Explaining How Roller Delayed Blow Back Actions Work

I’m a fan of the Roller Delayed Blow Back firearms for a while and have had opportunities to own and shoot ones from HK, POF, and PTR. I knew the rollers were locking the bolt head in place but never really understood the details of the action. I’ve tracked down two great videos to help show you what is going on.

This is a PTR PDWR in .308 – basically a cut down HK-91 style pistol with a SB Tactical SOB Brace and a Vortex Optic.

Forgotten Weapons

In this short video, Ian @ Forgotten Weapons does a great job explaining just how this system works.

MouseGunner

This is one of MouseGunner’s cool x-ray renderings where he shows the MP5’s action at work. He’s done this for other weapons as well and watching the weapon operate really helps.


I hope this helps you out. Be sure to subscribe to both guys’ channels – Forgotten Weapons and MouseGunner.


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Great Deals On Pistol Braces and Pistols With Braces At PSA

When the ATF reversed the ruling about braces and enabled folks to use them however they saw fit, the demand and supply of pistol braces went into orbit. I have carpal tunnel and a hereditary tremor so for me, using a brace is the only way I can wield a heavy pistol – such as one based on an AR, AK or MP5 type of action.

Examples of Braced Pistols

SB Tactical’s PDW brace is great on AR pistols
IWI Galil Ace in 7.62×51 with a SB Tactical SBA4 adjustable brace
PTR PDWR .308 pistol with a SB Tactical folding mechanism and SB Tactical SOB brace

Palmetto State Armory (PSA)

PSA has come a long way. I’ve used them as my go-to AR parts supplier for years and now they have great deals on parts, kits, receivers, and firearms. They also offer some great deals on braces – by themselves as parts, as part of a kit offering or even on firearms.


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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:

Listings from eBay

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

$52.85
End Date: Saturday Apr-11-2020 12:10:52 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $52.85
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Gunsmithing Tools Gunsmith Hammer & Brass Punch Gun Smithing Tool Set Kit

$31.19
End Date: Wednesday Apr-29-2020 2:30:18 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $31.19
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Gunsmithing Tools Gunsmith Hammer & Brass Punch Gun Smithing Tool Set Kit

$29.14
End Date: Monday Apr-13-2020 15:28:37 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $29.14
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Real Avid+Wheeler Universal Bench Block Non-Marring Gunsmith Tools Kit Accessory

$21.96
End Date: Friday Apr-24-2020 20:45:39 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $21.96
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Universal Firearm Durable Bench Gun Block Gunsmith Wheeler Gunsmithing Tools New

$14.15
End Date: Sunday May-3-2020 10:16:12 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $14.15
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Real Avid+Wheeler Universal Bench Block Non-Slip Gunsmith Tools Gun Accessory

$21.58
End Date: Saturday Apr-11-2020 22:29:37 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $21.58
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Gunsmithing Tools Kit Firearm Screw Kit Gun Repair FIx Set Scopes 277 P Gunsmith

$53.48
End Date: Friday Apr-17-2020 11:54:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $53.48
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Real Avid+Wheeler Universal Bench Block Non-Marring Gunsmith Tools Kit Accessory

$21.25
End Date: Monday Apr-13-2020 1:36:18 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $21.25
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Wheeler Fine Gunsmith Tools SAE/Metric/Hex/Torx P-Handle Driver Set: 1081957

$58.94
End Date: Tuesday Apr-7-2020 12:49:44 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $58.94
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Gunsmith Tools 8 Brass Muzzle Laps-Rifle Or Pistol Crowning Kit - Lapping Crown

$43.47
End Date: Saturday May-2-2020 21:36:38 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $43.47
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Real Avid Smart Bench Block Non-Slip and Marring Universal Gunsmith Tools

$10.00
End Date: Thursday Apr-9-2020 0:16:28 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmith Gunsmithing Tools Firearm Screw Kit Hunting Gun Repair Fix Set Master

$70.99
End Date: Sunday Apr-26-2020 6:53:11 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $70.99
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Real Avid+Wheeler Universal Bench Block Non-Marring Gunsmith Tools Accessory Kit

$21.50
End Date: Friday Apr-24-2020 3:39:54 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $21.50
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Brass 7 pc Precision Roll Drift Pin Gunsmithing Tool Punch set Made in USA

$19.95
End Date: Saturday Apr-11-2020 21:06:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $19.95
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Real Avid Smart Bench Block Non-Slip & Marring Universal Gunsmith Tools

$10.38
End Date: Friday Apr-10-2020 19:09:19 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.38
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Gunsmithing tools-GUNSMITH’S BORESCOPE. USA MADE.

$46.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Apr-10-2020 10:28:02 PDT
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Gunsmith Tools-4 Brass Muzzle Laps-Rifle Or Pistol Crowning Kit - Lapping Crown

$25.20
End Date: Friday Apr-17-2020 17:22:06 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $25.20
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Real Avid+Wheeler Universal Bench Block Non-Marring Gunsmith Tools Accessory Kit

$21.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-16-2020 3:52:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $21.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Real Avid Smart Bench Block Non-Slip Gunsmith Tools Universal Gun Accessory

$10.25
End Date: Saturday Apr-11-2020 22:19:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.25
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmithing Tools Gunsmith Hammer and Brass Punch Gun Tool Set with Storage Box

$29.60
End Date: Monday May-4-2020 5:56:20 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $29.60
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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.

Listings from eBay

VTG Lot of 25 Gunsmith Carving And Bedding Tools-

$25.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Apr-5-2020 19:09:24 PDT
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VTG Lot of 20 Gunsmith Carving And Bedding Tools-

$25.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Apr-5-2020 18:08:04 PDT
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LOT OF VINTAGE SMALL WOOD HANDLE SCREWDRIVERS / JEWELER-GUNSMITH

$14.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Apr-5-2020 16:01:03 PDT
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a) Vintage small cross peen gunsmith or jeweler's hammer 4 oz

$20.00
End Date: Sunday May-3-2020 17:04:28 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $20.00
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Vintage Union Abbaye Metal File Gunsmith Jeweler Swiss Made

$4.95 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Apr-7-2020 14:47:55 PDT
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VINTAGE LOT OF GUNSMITH TOOLS

$68.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-21-2020 8:34:54 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $68.00
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Vintage Gunline Tools Checkering Set - Spec C-55 Series Gunsmith Stock Making

$90.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-29-2020 12:53:49 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $90.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Jewelers Gunsmith Tools Brass Steel Head Hammers Peer K&D

$9.95 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Apr-8-2020 13:53:38 PDT
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Vintage Lot 12 Grobet Vallorbe Jeweler Riffler Files Gunsmith Tools

$24.00
End Date: Friday May-1-2020 0:15:58 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $24.00
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DEM-BART GUNSMITH TOOLS, VINTAGE; (2-16 & F-1) IN ORIGINAL BOXES

$80.00
End Date: Friday Apr-24-2020 8:41:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $80.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VTG Gunsmith tools take down barrel 12GA 16 GA wrench COLT S&W M&P lathe tools

$60.00
End Date: Thursday Apr-16-2020 14:04:39 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $60.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

vintage lot of 7 Stone Setting Engraving tools Gunsmith wood handles

$12.55
End Date: Thursday Apr-30-2020 21:33:01 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.55
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Type Gunsmith Hardwood Handle Screwdriver Gun Tool Hollow Ground Kit Set

$67.99
End Date: Sunday May-3-2020 20:22:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $67.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Gunsmithing Machinist Machine Tools, Reamers - Machine Shop Tooling

$85.50
End Date: Sunday Apr-19-2020 2:20:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $85.50
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c) Vintage Vise Gunsmith Metal Machinist Jewelry Hand Held Vise

$40.00
End Date: Saturday Apr-11-2020 15:20:34 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
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Vintage Mini Gunsmith Jewelers Craft Vise 2 1/8" Jaws 1" Clamp-On

$35.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-7-2020 15:41:31 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
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Vintage Hand Held Jeweler's Gunsmith Watchmaker Vise Tool 1 3/8" Jaws Germany

$20.00
End Date: Thursday Apr-16-2020 14:42:29 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $20.00
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GUNSMITHS TOOLS TURN SCREW SCREWDRIVER VINTAGE, FROM THE UK 5.SHEFFIELD STEEL

$24.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-15-2020 17:00:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $24.00
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Vintage Wood Handle Hand Held Jewelers Gunsmith Machinist Vise 6-1/2" LONG

$21.25
End Date: Saturday Apr-11-2020 10:13:21 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $21.25
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GUNSMITHS TOOLS TURN SCREW SCREWDRIVER VINTAGE, FLAT SIDED HANDLE, UK

$22.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-23-2020 18:13:40 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $22.99
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Antique 1885 Vise, Vintage Watchmakers Jewelers Gunsmiths SMALL VISE 2 1/2" Jaws

$33.99
End Date: Wednesday Apr-8-2020 15:15:45 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $33.99
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VINTAGE 7125 WINCHESTER 11-1/4 Flat SCREWDRIVER BLACK WOOD HANDLE GUN SMITH TOOL

$16.99
End Date: Friday May-1-2020 20:03:45 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
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Vintage Hand Vises Lot of 3 Jeweler Machinist Gunsmith Hobby USA Japan and ?

$74.99
End Date: Sunday May-3-2020 15:51:39 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $74.99
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VINTAGE UNKNOWN BRAND GUNSMITHS CARPENTERS VISE WITHOUT BASE

$149.99
End Date: Tuesday Apr-28-2020 19:33:45 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $149.99
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Vintage Hand held gunsmiths vise.

$28.01
End Date: Wednesday Apr-15-2020 11:05:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $28.01
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.

Listings from eBay

VTG Lot of 25 Gunsmith Carving And Bedding Tools-

$25.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Apr-5-2020 19:09:24 PDT
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VTG Lot of 20 Gunsmith Carving And Bedding Tools-

$25.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Apr-5-2020 18:08:04 PDT
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Large Long Size Reamer Gunsmith Tool Lot For Gunsmithing

$53.00 (11 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Apr-5-2020 11:20:02 PDT
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John Masen Gunsmith Hammer & Brass Punch Gun Smithing Tool Set Kit

$9.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Apr-12-2020 18:41:44 PDT
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Vintage Gunline Tools Checkering Set - Spec C-55 Series Gunsmith Stock Making

$90.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-29-2020 12:53:49 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $90.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

250-3000 Reamer Gunsmith Tool Lot

$32.95
End Date: Thursday Apr-30-2020 6:35:11 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $32.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

RCBS Trigger Pull Gauge Gunsmithing Tool

$10.50 (2 Bids)
End Date: Friday Apr-10-2020 9:27:41 PDT
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USED Rifle Shotgun Stock Checkering tool 16 lines per inch cutter for Gunsmith

$22.50
End Date: Tuesday Apr-28-2020 10:16:59 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $22.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Gunsmithing Machinist Machine Tools, Reamers - Machine Shop Tooling

$85.50
End Date: Sunday Apr-19-2020 2:20:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $85.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Lot of Assorted Bits & Tools from Gunsmith Estate

$9.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-16-2020 20:43:16 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Weaver gunsmith tool set

$35.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Apr-9-2020 17:42:50 PDT
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VTG Gunsmith tools take down barrel 12GA 16 GA wrench COLT S&W M&P lathe tools

$60.00
End Date: Thursday Apr-16-2020 14:04:39 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $60.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

H.S.S. 218 Bee Finisher Reamer Gunsmith Tool

$74.99
End Date: Sunday May-3-2020 12:30:18 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $74.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$80.00
End Date: Friday Apr-24-2020 8:41:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $80.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Lot of 15 MODIFIED Gunsmithing Tools by Nicholson, Disston, Grobet Vallorbe (J)

$12.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-30-2020 13:29:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

H.S.S. 223 Remington Army Finisher Reamer Gunsmith Tool

$74.99
End Date: Sunday May-3-2020 12:25:16 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $74.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Manson 308 Winchester Finisher Reamer Gunsmith Tool

$74.99
End Date: Sunday May-3-2020 12:35:30 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $74.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$50.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-7-2020 16:10:38 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $50.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

300 H&H Reamer Gunsmith Tool Lot

$32.95
End Date: Thursday Apr-30-2020 6:35:11 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $32.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Lot 12 Grobet Vallorbe Jeweler Riffler Files Gunsmith Tools

$24.00
End Date: Friday May-1-2020 0:15:58 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $24.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Clymer 223 REM Remington Finisher Reamer Gunsmith Tool

$79.99
End Date: Sunday May-3-2020 13:48:13 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $79.99
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3.8oz Machined Steel Gunsmith Jewelers Tools Hammer Octagon Grip

$9.95 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Apr-10-2020 21:03:47 PDT
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218 Bee Finish Chamber Reamer Gunsmith Tool Barrel

$59.95
End Date: Wednesday Apr-15-2020 17:01:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $59.95
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H&M Tool H.S.S. 6mm Remington Rougher Reamer Gunsmith Tool

$74.99
End Date: Sunday May-3-2020 12:57:40 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $74.99
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40 pc. Antique Brass Machinist Gunsmith Roll Drift Pin Punch Hammer Chisel Set

$395.00
End Date: Monday Apr-27-2020 17:32:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $395.00
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M1 GARAND barrel/receiver alignment tools gunsmith

$38.00
End Date: Saturday May-2-2020 12:20:17 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $38.00
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GUNSMITH SUPPLIES 1955 Catalog Mittermeier NY Carving Tools Books Grips Furnaces

$58.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-28-2020 11:38:39 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $58.00
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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.

Listings from eBay

COLT REPAIR TOOL MADE BY BROWNELLS GUNSMITH SUPPLIES, GUN PARTS

$5.95 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Apr-8-2020 19:15:01 PDT
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Brownells Gunsmith Kinks Vol I (1978 Print)

$8.25
End Date: Friday May-1-2020 4:30:10 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $8.25
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Brownells Gunsmith Kinks Vol 1 2 3 4 Complete set new sealed Free ship

$145.00
End Date: Thursday Apr-9-2020 11:41:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Brownells Gunsmith Repair Invoices(100 Pk)

$19.99
End Date: Sunday Apr-5-2020 17:39:54 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
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Bob Brownells Gunsmith Kinks

$9.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Apr-10-2020 18:05:17 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Buy It Now | Bid 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.

Listings from eBay

1 OLD ANTIQUE CRAFTOOL & 1 HAND Held Vise Iron Clamp Jeweler Gunsmith Saw Vice

$35.00
End Date: Monday Apr-27-2020 13:20:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
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Antique Vintage Style Colt Firearms Gunsmith Bore Gage Key chain

$25.00
End Date: Saturday Apr-25-2020 18:43:36 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
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Antique Henry Boker Screw Threading Die Plate for Gunsmith Blacksmith Machinist

$30.00
End Date: Monday Apr-27-2020 11:45:26 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
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VINTAGE HAND HELD VISE GUNSMITH JEWELER METAL WORKER TOOL ANTIQUE

$26.00
End Date: Monday May-4-2020 9:22:36 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $26.00
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CRAFTOOL HAND HELD VISE IRON CLAMP JEWELER GUNSMITH SAW VICE ANTIQUE

$69.99
End Date: Saturday May-2-2020 14:01:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $69.99
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antique vintage peen hammer Brades jewler silversmith gunsmith

$15.99
End Date: Monday Apr-27-2020 6:54:12 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $15.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Oak Gunsmith Tool Cabinet Chest Removable Front w/Two Sectioned Drawers

$175.00
End Date: Monday May-4-2020 9:24:18 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
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ANTIQUE TOOL BOX CHEST DOVETAILED BANDING GUNSMITH CABINETMAKER CARVER

$195.00
End Date: Monday May-4-2020 3:57:03 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $195.00
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Antique bench vise anvil watchmakers gunsmith machinist jeweler gunsmith tool V3

$49.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-30-2020 11:24:53 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Small Jewelers Or Gunsmith Vise With Anvil 1885 Patent

$25.00
End Date: Saturday Apr-25-2020 18:41:29 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE HAND VISE TOOL JEWELER GUNSMITH BLACKSMITH COLLECTIBLE

$20.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Apr-7-2020 7:29:43 PDT
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Rare antique solid brass gunsmith amourer vise collectible fly tying woodcarving

$179.99
End Date: Wednesday Apr-15-2020 10:06:20 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $179.99
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Antique Hand Vise Blacksmith Gunsmith Jeweler Cobbler Leather Worker Plier Tool

$19.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-23-2020 9:54:32 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
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Antique bench vise anvil watchmakers gunsmith machinist jeweler gunsmith tool V4

$37.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-30-2020 11:06:37 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $37.99
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Antique bench vise anvil watchmakers gunsmith machinist jeweler Stanley tool V2

$49.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-30-2020 7:14:55 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
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Antique Gunsmith 3" Tall Pocket Oiler Tin Made in USA pat'd 1895

$18.00
End Date: Thursday Apr-16-2020 16:39:03 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $18.00
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Rare Antique Fulton Machine & Vise Co Lowville NY Gunsmith Machinist Vise 6” Jaw

$649.95
End Date: Friday Apr-17-2020 19:58:04 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $649.95
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Antique Vintage small bench vise Jeweler Blacksmith Gunsmith FREE FAST SHIPPING!

$39.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Apr-7-2020 17:41:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $64.99
Buy It Now | Bid 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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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.  You can buy the brace at PSA and Brownells. By the way, Brownells has a ton of replacement parts and aftermarket parts for the MP5 reflecting it’s long-time use by law enforcement no doubt – click here to see them.

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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