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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

$62.91
End Date: Wednesday Aug-7-2019 12:49:44 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $62.91
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Universal Firearm Durable Bench Block Gunsmith Handgun Gunsmithing Tools Pistols

$17.39
End Date: Thursday Jul-18-2019 13:16:10 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $17.39
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

RC | Gunsmith File Set Tools 18pc Gunsmith Tools – Rasp Round File Diamond Files

$39.99
End Date: Wednesday Jul-17-2019 12:47:27 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
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Gunsmith Gunsmithing Tools Firearm Screw Kit Hunting Gun Repair Fix Set Master

$50.99
End Date: Friday Jul-26-2019 6:53:11 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $50.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmithing tools, Lots of stuff, NEW

$199.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Monday Jul-22-2019 10:01:17 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Brass 7 pc Precision Roll Drift Pin Gunsmithing Tool Punch set Made in USA

$19.95
End Date: Thursday Jul-18-2019 21:06:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $19.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$19.95
End Date: Monday Jul-29-2019 6:22:06 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $19.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Non-Marring Hand Guard Removal Tool Free-Floating Rifle Gunsmithing Tools

$9.95
End Date: Saturday Aug-3-2019 13:00:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $9.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmith Hammer Multi Tool With Hammer Gunsmithing Tools Woodworking Watch New

$19.97
End Date: Tuesday Aug-6-2019 21:45:36 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $19.97
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Shotgun Stuck Choke Tube Remover - 12 Gauge - Gunsmith Tools - 834

$19.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Jul-17-2019 21:00:22 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Starrett Tools - 2 Radius Gauge Sets #279 & 272-A Gunsmith Tools - 850

$19.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Wednesday Jul-17-2019 21:25:56 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Upper Vise block gunsmithing gunsmith tools use with barrel nut wrench

$14.99
End Date: Monday Jul-29-2019 11:06:49 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Browning A-5 & Remingotn 11 Stock Bolt Taps - Gunsmith Tools - 833

$19.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Jul-17-2019 20:59:32 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Gunsmithing tools-GUNSMITH’S BORESCOPE. USA MADE.

$46.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Jul-17-2019 9:21:30 PDT
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HANDY GUNSMITH TOOLS PUNCHES HAMMER TWEEZER PLIERS !!

$27.50
End Date: Tuesday Jul-23-2019 10:32:53 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $27.50
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Gunsmith Gunsmithing Tools Firearm Screw Kit Hunting Gun Repair Fix Set Master

$46.97
End Date: Saturday Aug-10-2019 5:01:31 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $46.97
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmithing Tools

$76.00
End Date: Thursday Jul-25-2019 9:07:38 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $76.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmith Tools-4 Brass Muzzle Laps-Rifle Or Pistol Crowning Kit - Lapping Crown

$24.95
End Date: Saturday Aug-17-2019 17:22:06 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $24.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Universal Bench Block Firearm Assembly M1911 10/22s Gunsmith Gunsmithing Tools

$10.69
End Date: Tuesday Aug-13-2019 20:33:44 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.69
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmith Tools 5 Brass Muzzle Laps-Rifle Or Pistol Crowning Kit - Lapping Crown

$33.95
End Date: Sunday Jul-28-2019 11:41:33 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $33.95
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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.

Vintage BRASS-BRONZE HAMMER - Gunsmith, Machinist Tool

$19.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Friday Jul-19-2019 19:45:51 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

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

$73.00
End Date: Monday Jul-22-2019 8:41:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $73.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$56.09
End Date: Saturday Aug-3-2019 20:22:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $56.09
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Jeweler, Gunsmith, Hobbyist Tools. Pliers, Files, Vise, Quality Lot.

$39.95
End Date: Wednesday Jul-24-2019 14:19:24 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Small Unmarked Gunsmith's Machinist's Bench Block Tool

$6.95 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Jul-21-2019 19:11:01 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

VTG GUNSMITH SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS, FILES VISE CALIPERS PLIERS OILER ETC.

$95.00
End Date: Thursday Jul-25-2019 17:11:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $95.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Master Gunsmith's Tools, Equipment, and Gerstner Chests

$1,259.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jul-21-2019 19:30:14 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

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

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

antique vintage small tool watcmaker gunsmith brass lathe

$149.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jul-21-2019 18:00:39 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage DEM-BART Wood Shank Handle Checkering Tool w/box Gunsmith Euc

$35.00
End Date: Sunday Jul-21-2019 20:23:58 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vntg 6-3/8" Wood Handle Hand Vise,1-1/4" Jaws,3/4" Cap.,Gunsmith,Fly Tying,Japan

$14.99
End Date: Sunday Aug-4-2019 18:20:53 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Stanley H1207 clamp-on vise; gunsmith/jeweler/hobby - Made in USA

$19.99
End Date: Thursday Aug-8-2019 12:08:40 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE WEST GERMANY SMALL CAST IRON VISE JEWELERS GUNSMITH 1 5/6" JAWS

$11.00
End Date: Saturday Aug-3-2019 16:30:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $11.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE ALL METAL BALL PEEN HAMMER GUNSMITH MACHINIST JEWELER'S TOOL KNURLED

$20.00
End Date: Tuesday Jul-30-2019 17:00:43 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $20.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VTG CHAMPION DEARMENT 4 OZ BALL PEEN MACHINIST GUNSMITH HAMMER USA CHANNELLOCK

$24.00
End Date: Monday Jul-22-2019 8:17:49 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $24.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vtg Old Craftsman Vise Large Pipe Anvil Steampunk Machinist Knife Tool Gunsmith

$47.50
End Date: Tuesday Jul-23-2019 14:06:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $47.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Hand Vise, Jewelers Gunsmith Watchmakers Machinist, Germany

$34.95
End Date: Monday Jul-22-2019 14:37:56 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $34.95
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.

Vintage BRASS-BRONZE HAMMER - Gunsmith, Machinist Tool

$19.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Friday Jul-19-2019 19:45:51 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Brownells Gunsmithing Barrel Extension Torque Tool

$20.00
End Date: Thursday Aug-15-2019 12:37:46 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $20.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmithing tools, Lots of stuff, NEW

$199.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Monday Jul-22-2019 10:01:17 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Lower Vise Block Gunsmithing Tool use with barrel nut armorers wrench

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

Starrett Tools - 2 Radius Gauge Sets #279 & 272-A Gunsmith Tools - 850

$19.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Wednesday Jul-17-2019 21:25:56 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Miniature Hand Vise Jeweler Gunsmith Watchmakers Fly Fishing Post Pin Blacksmith

$45.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Jul-20-2019 13:05:15 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $99.95
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

GUNSMITHING LOT TOOL BENCH BLOCK-Pistol-Rifles-STARRETT-BROWNELLS-MAKE AN OFFER!

$169.99
End Date: Thursday Aug-1-2019 14:27:30 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $169.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Shotgun Stuck Choke Tube Remover - 12 Gauge - Gunsmith Tools - 834

$19.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Jul-17-2019 21:00:22 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Williams Front Sight Pusher-Gunsmith Handgun Site Tool

$29.01 (2 Bids)
End Date: Friday Jul-19-2019 9:30:59 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

GUNSMITHING 40+TOOL LOT! Custom-Starrett&Brownells-BENCH BLOCK-Make An Offer!!!!

$179.99
End Date: Thursday Aug-1-2019 13:35:08 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $179.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmithing tools-GUNSMITH’S FORGE

$3,800.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Jul-17-2019 9:20:48 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Small Unmarked Gunsmith's Machinist's Bench Block Tool

$6.95 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Jul-21-2019 19:11:01 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

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

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

Old Used Tools,All Steel Ball Peen Hammer 3.7oz.,Jeweler,Gunsmith,Excellent

$19.99
End Date: Tuesday Jul-16-2019 18:16:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

GUNSMITH TOOLING JIGS 7Z3

$29.99
End Date: Monday Aug-5-2019 14:50:59 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Perazzi Stock Tool Gunsmithing Tool

$40.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Wednesday Jul-17-2019 13:09:17 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage DEM-BART Wood Shank Handle Checkering Tool w/box Gunsmith Euc

$35.00
End Date: Sunday Jul-21-2019 20:23:58 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Clymer Reamer 270 Cal Finisher Gunsmith Tool

$85.00
End Date: Friday Aug-2-2019 9:18:45 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $85.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Magnetic PIN STARTER Gunsmithing Tool

$10.00
End Date: Wednesday Jul-17-2019 21:31:40 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

antique vintage small tool watcmaker gunsmith brass lathe

$149.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jul-21-2019 18:00:39 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

CLYMER 338 WIN MAG FINISHER CHAMBER REAMER GUNSMITH GUNSMITHING TOOL BARREL

$85.00
End Date: Friday Aug-2-2019 9:20:08 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $85.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Master Gunsmith's Tools, Equipment, and Gerstner Chests

$1,259.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jul-21-2019 19:30:14 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

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

$73.00
End Date: Monday Jul-22-2019 8:41:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $73.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

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

Browning A-5 & Remingotn 11 Stock Bolt Taps - Gunsmith Tools - 833

$19.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Jul-17-2019 20:59:32 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Mini Jewelers Blacksmith Gunsmith Vise Anvil Rounding Horn Vice 1885

$34.95
End Date: Wednesday Aug-14-2019 10:44:20 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $34.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VTG GUNSMITH SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS, FILES VISE CALIPERS PLIERS OILER ETC.

$95.00
End Date: Thursday Jul-25-2019 17:11:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $95.00
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: Tuesday Jul-16-2019 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.

ORIGINAL ANTIQUE SMALL JEWELERS / GUNSMITH LATHE - LORCH SCHMIDT

$249.88 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jul-21-2019 14:12:40 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

antique vintage small tool watcmaker gunsmith brass lathe

$149.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jul-21-2019 18:00:39 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Antique Hand Vise Millers Falls? Gunsmith Machinist

$49.99
End Date: Sunday Aug-11-2019 15:29:03 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$249.99
End Date: Monday Aug-5-2019 8:35:46 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $249.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Vintage Style Colt Firearms Gunsmith Bore Gage Key chain

$15.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Jul-20-2019 18:59:58 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Antique Vintage 7" Machinist Hand Vise Clamp Jewelers Gunsmith watchmaker saw

$125.00
End Date: Saturday Aug-3-2019 16:39:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $125.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE SWINGING GUNSMITH JEWELERS VISE

$255.00
End Date: Tuesday Aug-20-2019 15:05:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $255.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$175.00
End Date: Sunday Aug-4-2019 9:24:18 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$395.00
End Date: Saturday Jul-20-2019 17:32:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $395.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Swiss Military Gunsmith Messenger Bag Backpack

$319.99
End Date: Saturday Jul-27-2019 9:07:49 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $319.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Vintage 7" Machinist Hand Vise Clamp Jewelers Gunsmith watchmaker saw

$39.99
End Date: Tuesday Jul-23-2019 12:10:48 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Rare antique solid brass gunsmith amourer vise collectible fly tying woodcarving

$229.99
End Date: Friday Jul-26-2019 13:09:53 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $229.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique bench vise anvil watchmakers gunsmith machinist jeweler A

$149.99
End Date: Tuesday Aug-6-2019 15:49:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $149.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE " AT THE GUNSMITH " BLACKSMITH SHOP METAL ARMOR CASQUE RARE OLD PRINT

$72.00
End Date: Monday Aug-12-2019 8:11:14 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $72.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Hand Drill Rare Gunsmith Cannon Tool Musket Blacksmith Woodworking Tool

$183.75
End Date: Thursday Aug-15-2019 17:50:46 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $183.75
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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Soviet Russian AK Sling

$7.00
End Date: Monday Aug-12-2019 19:55:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $7.00
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*Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR AK47 AKM 7.62x39 Kalashnikov Rifle 17x11 LQQK!

$12.97
End Date: Tuesday Jul-23-2019 3:22:13 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.97
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*HUGE Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR AKM AK-47 7.62 Kalashnikov MAN CAVE BUY!!

$17.97
End Date: Saturday Jul-20-2019 0:25:24 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $17.97
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NICE Color POSTER Of Soviet Russian AK74 Kalashnikov 5.45x39 Rifle LQQK BUY NOW!

$12.97
End Date: Monday Jul-29-2019 3:48:39 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.97
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USSR Original AK 47/74 AKS AKMS AKM RPK Rifle Sling (Belt) with Shoulder Pad

$14.99
End Date: Monday Aug-5-2019 12:45:37 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
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AK47 Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed Men's Tee Shirt 968

$9.95
End Date: Monday Jul-22-2019 17:32:05 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $9.95
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Soviet Army afganka unloading system for Ak-74 and granades Afgan War

$32.11
End Date: Wednesday Aug-14-2019 12:54:40 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $32.11
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK 47 CCCP KNIFE 13.5 IN | BAYONET KALASHNIKOV USSR + VIDEO (2 DAY SHIPPING)

$49.99
End Date: Sunday Aug-4-2019 16:38:45 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
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KALASHNIKOV AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Short Sleeve T-Shirt AK47 Greatest Hits

$15.95
End Date: Thursday Jul-25-2019 18:17:03 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $15.95
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AK47 Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed Men's Tee Shirt 968

$12.95
End Date: Monday Jul-22-2019 17:32:05 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.95
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Soviet Military AK MAG Pouch Canvas Leather Olive Drab Green Purse Shoulder Bag

$10.00
End Date: Sunday Jul-21-2019 4:14:41 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.00
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Vintage Military Russian Soviet Ak Bayonet Dagger Knife Scabbard First Gen

$59.50
End Date: Saturday Jul-20-2019 8:15:15 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $59.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK-47 Soviet Army Kalashnikov Airsoft Assault Rifle/Gun -- metal/prop/M16 -- NEW

$38.95
End Date: Saturday Jul-20-2019 11:44:58 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $38.95
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Tula Shirt, Russian Soviet Izhevsk Ak Kalashnikov, Ak-47, AK-74, FREE SHIPPING!

$19.99
End Date: Sunday Aug-11-2019 8:19:24 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
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USSR Dated Original Soviet Russian AK SKS SVD Rifle Carrying SLING BELT

$12.99
End Date: Thursday Aug-15-2019 15:38:40 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
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AK47 T Shirt Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed 100% Cotton

$16.99
End Date: Friday Jul-19-2019 7:37:25 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
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AK47 Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed Men's Tee Shirt 968

$14.95
End Date: Monday Jul-22-2019 17:32:05 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $14.95
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Izhevsk Shirt, Russian Soviet Tula Ak Kalashnikov, Ak-47, AK-74, FREE SHIPPING!!

$19.99
End Date: Friday Aug-9-2019 19:04:53 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
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Wolverines vinyl sticker decal red dawn Soviet communist war rebel school AK-47

$3.95
End Date: Friday Aug-2-2019 22:34:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $3.95
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Nobody Needs An AK47 Whiny Little Funny T Shirt Guns Gun Rights Rifle Hunter Tee

$6.99
End Date: Tuesday Aug-13-2019 14:11:23 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
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Russian Graphic Cotton Blend Gray T-Shirt AK-47 Kalashnikov Gun Shirt

$15.00
End Date: Tuesday Jul-23-2019 16:08:41 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
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AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Tuesday Aug-20-2019 11:20:21 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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 Jul-27-2019 9:29:54 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $13.95
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AK47 - AR15 T-SHIRT Rifle Tee ~ GUNS ~ 2nd Amendment

$13.79
End Date: Wednesday Jul-17-2019 18:19:56 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $13.79
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Black Guns Matter - Trump Pro Gun Rifles Shirt AK47, AR15 2nd Amendment T Shirt

$7.98
End Date: Tuesday Jul-16-2019 15:40:44 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $7.98
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KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$12.99
End Date: Monday Jul-29-2019 9:57:42 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
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AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Tuesday Aug-20-2019 11:20:21 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Tuesday Aug-20-2019 11:20:21 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Tuesday Aug-20-2019 11:20:21 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Nobody Needs An AK47 Whiny Little Funny T Shirt Guns Gun Rights Rifle Hunter Tee

$11.72
End Date: Tuesday Aug-13-2019 14:11:23 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $11.72
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Tuesday Aug-20-2019 11:20:21 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Nobody Needs An AK47 Whiny Little Funny T Shirt Guns Gun Rights Rifle Hunter Tee

$13.99
End Date: Tuesday Aug-13-2019 14:11:23 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $13.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Tuesday Aug-20-2019 11:20:21 PDT
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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.