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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
Buy It 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

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
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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
Bid now | Add to watch list

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
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

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
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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
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$9.95
End Date: Monday Sep-23-2019 17:32:05 PDT
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$14.95
End Date: Monday Sep-23-2019 17:32:05 PDT
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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
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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
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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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How to Remove Old Cosmoline and Grease or Even Free Up Rusty Parts The Easy Way

We’ve all had parts come in with really dried out preservative on it such as grease or cosmoline.  I bought some 100 year old khukuri blades that were coated in dried out grease and realized this was a great time to take some photos.  There’s a way to get all this crud off very easily – most will practically wipe off!

I learned the following trick years ago after a friend was worried I would blow myself up using gas, brake cleaner, etc.  In hindsight I must admit it was risky but I rationalized it because I needed to get the parts clean – this is not only effective but also way safer.

Take a 5 gallon pail with a sealable lid on it.  In the photos you see a basic Ace Hardware plastic bucket with it’s lid that has a waterproof gasket.

I first learned about this years ago for firearms and it is a cleaner known as Ed’s Red and I’ve used it ever since.  The formula was developed and shared by a gentleman named “Ed Harris” and it works great for dissolving grease, cosmoline and even penetrating rusty parts.

The basic formula is:

  • 1 part Dexron III or better
  • 1 part deodorized kerosene
  • 1 part mineral spirits
  • 1 part acetone

I use it over and over, which is why I recommended the lid.  I’ve been using this bucket for probably 3-5 years now.  If it gets really gross or seems to stop working then I will change it but it’s fine so far.

So, I set the blades in the ATF and liberally coated the sides and let it sit.  I periodically would reverse the blades so they could be immersed.  If they were smaller parts, I’d drop them in there and let them sit for a few days.

What I wold so each time when I turned them was to rub the blades down and try and get the softened/dissolved grease off.  A lot of it would wipe right off with no scrubbing.

So here they are a couple of days later simply wiped down.  I left a thin film of ATF on them to reduce the odds of rust but all the old dried grease is gone.

When I am done, I put the lid back on and move the pail out of the way.  I do keep wet parts out of the cleaner as I don’t want to contaminate it with water but other than that, I’ve soaked all kinds of greasy, oily, rusty, dirty parts in this.  The crud settles to the bottom of the pail over time.  I’ve learned that if I stir it up there is a lot of debris.  If it gets too bad, it will be time for a new batch.

I mentioned it in passing but this is also great for penetrating rusty parts so you can take them apart.  I can’t begin to guess what all I have soaked in this bucket over the years but it sure includes gun parts, blades, rusty car parts, etc.  It’s a huge time saver and I hope it helps you out as well.

P.S.  If you want to read more on Ed’s formula, click here for his original article that is in the public domain.


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Yes, 922r Does Apply to Short Barreled Rifles (SBRs)

Please note that I am not an attorney and this does not constitute legal advice.

The topic of 922r compliance and parts counts came up the other day as whether it applies to Short Barreled Rifles (SBR). In reading the conflicting ATF documentation, the last guidance given in technical branch letters from 2009 and 2010, the ATF does say it applies.  I put it this was as you should look at the trend over time which does seem to point towards 922r being applicable.

I am a very conservative guy and always try to stay on the safe side of legal issues so I would recommend ensuring your SBR is compliant with the 922r parts count requirements.  If you do this then you do not need to worry about it and I am sure there are folks who would disagree with me.

Here is the 2009 letter:

Here is the three page 2010 letter:

Again, please let me stress that I am not an attorney.  If you have any questions on this, I would recommend doing your own research and/or retaining legal counsel.

 


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Video: Forgotten Weapons: British Submachine Gun Overview: Lanchester, Sten, Sterling, and More!

I have lately become very interested in sub machine gun class weapons, or SMGs.  I’ve built a number of 9mm ARs over the years and while they are interesting and fun to shoot, there’s not much history to dig into.  So, I have been researching British Stens for a while now and the history that led up to them and the thinking behind “good enough” to get the job done vs. perfection is fascinating.  It’s really intriguing when you see what folks can create when expediency is the name of the game.

To launch the series, I am posting this awesome video from Ian over at Forgotten Weapons.  He always does an excellent job researching what he is going to cover and then walking the viewer through what he is presenting.  In this video he provides an overview about the British Lanchester, Sten and Sterling.