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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

$57.95
End Date: Saturday Jan-5-2019 11:49:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $57.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Upper Vise block gunsmithing gunsmith tools use with barrel nut wrench

$14.99
End Date: Monday Dec-31-2018 10:06:49 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmith Tools - 2 Brass Muzzle Laps - Rifle Or Pistol Crowning - Lapping Crown

$14.25
End Date: Tuesday Dec-25-2018 10:21:59 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14.25
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Universal Firearm Durable Bench Block Gunsmith Handgun Gunsmithing Tools Pistols

$17.49
End Date: Thursday Dec-20-2018 12:16:10 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17.49
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$19.95
End Date: Thursday Dec-20-2018 20:06:09 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

gunsmith tools - 308 finish reamer and T-handle W/ GO & NO GO gauges

$109.95 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Dec-18-2018 12:44:34 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

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

$49.89
End Date: Thursday Dec-20-2018 16:26:24 PST
Buy It Now for only: $49.89
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Gunsmith Tools 5 Brass Muzzle Laps-Rifle Or Pistol Crowning Kit - Lapping Crown

$33.95
End Date: Sunday Dec-30-2018 10:41:33 PST
Buy It Now for only: $33.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$21.95
End Date: Thursday Dec-27-2018 15:02:32 PST
Buy It Now for only: $21.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmith Hammer Multi Tool With Hammer Gunsmithing Tools Woodworking Watch New

$24.17
End Date: Wednesday Dec-19-2018 7:28:55 PST
Buy It Now for only: $24.17
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$9.99
End Date: Monday Dec-31-2018 21:48:51 PST
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmith Tools * Spring Hook Trigger Alignment * Set * New *

$6.99
End Date: Tuesday Dec-25-2018 9:45:29 PST
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$19.95
End Date: Monday Dec-31-2018 5:22:06 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmith Tools - 3 Brass Muzzle Laps - Rifle Or Pistol Crowning - Lapping Crown

$20.95
End Date: Tuesday Dec-25-2018 10:40:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $20.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmithing Tools

$80.00
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 12:49:29 PST
Buy It Now for only: $80.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmith Tools - US Peacekeeper Armorer's Small Punch Roll 15.5" x 5.75"

$7.00
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 12:36:20 PST
Buy It Now for only: $7.00
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6 Piece Punch Kit Set Gun Firearm Gunsmith Tools Rifle Roll Pins Working

$11.63
End Date: Tuesday Dec-25-2018 13:10:15 PST
Buy It Now for only: $11.63
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Roll Pins Punch Kit Set Firearm Gun Gunsmith Tools AR15 AR Rifle Working 9 Piece

$15.56
End Date: Sunday Dec-30-2018 0:47:36 PST
Buy It Now for only: $15.56
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 LOT OF ( 20 ) FILE'S, MACHINIST,GUN SMITH, JEWELER

$5.50 (2 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 11:27:53 PST
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VINTAGE LOT OF ( 10 ) FILE'S, MACHINIST,GUN SMITH, JEWELER

$5.50 (2 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 11:35:53 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Drill Press Vise, 2" Wide Opens 2" Machinist, Gunsmith

$10.50 (9 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Dec-11-2018 9:37:35 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Engraving Tools Jewelry Gunsmith E.C. Lyons, Muller NY

$32.00 (12 Bids)
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 18:57:03 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Versa Vise Gunsmithing Collectible + Two Mounting Brackets Bench Clamps

$225.00
End Date: Tuesday Jan-8-2019 7:06:37 PST
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Master Gunsmith's Tools, Equipment, and Gerstner Chests

$3,950.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 9:57:28 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Columbian Vise & MFG. Co. Gunsmith Gyro-Vise no. 72 1/2

$149.00
End Date: Sunday Jan-6-2019 16:40:01 PST
Buy It Now for only: $149.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Armstrong Quick Action Drill Vise Vintage Machinist Jeweler Vise Gunsmith Vise

$75.00
End Date: Thursday Jan-3-2019 5:31:08 PST
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VTG GUNSMITH KNIFE MAKER SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS, VISE HAMMER FILES PUNCHES.

$95.00
End Date: Thursday Jan-3-2019 18:00:48 PST
Buy It Now for only: $95.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE! HAND-HELD VISE FOR JEWELERS, GUNSMITHS, WATCH-REPAIR. 1

$27.00
End Date: Monday Dec-31-2018 6:11:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $27.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Lot of 9 Wooden Screwdrivers Tools Gunsmith Style

$0.01 (1 Bid)
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 12:59:52 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

VTG GUNSMITH KNIFE MAKER SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS. VISE, HAMMER, FILES, SAW Etc

$115.00
End Date: Sunday Jan-6-2019 17:38:09 PST
Buy It Now for only: $115.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Hand Vise Wood Handle 1 1/4" Jaws Gunsmiths Jewelers Watchmaker V Groove

$19.99
End Date: Wednesday Jan-2-2019 10:51:28 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Hand Held Vise Just 4" Long with 1" Jaws Jewelers Gunsmiths

$24.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 18:23:04 PST
Buy It Now for only: $24.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vtg PREMIER SMALL IRON BENCH VISE 1 1/2" Jaws Bench Mount Jewelers Gunsmiths

$14.99
End Date: Tuesday Jan-1-2019 11:25:45 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Pair Of Small Gunsmith Jewelers Machinists Bench Mount Vises

$19.95
End Date: Tuesday Jan-1-2019 18:46:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage WALTHER DBP a 2,3-4 Wood Handle Gunsmith Tool - Old USA Tools - VGC

$39.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 13:59:59 PST
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Small Bench Clamp on Vise 1" Jaws Jewelers Gunsmiths Craft

$22.95
End Date: Friday Dec-21-2018 3:44:54 PST
Buy It Now for only: $22.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Dunlap 3" jaw vise USA swivel base machinists jewelers gunsmith tool

$24.99
End Date: Tuesday Jan-1-2019 9:31:10 PST
Buy It Now for only: $24.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$75.00
End Date: Tuesday Dec-25-2018 13:06:50 PST
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage 2" precision table vise old craftsman gunsmith hobby tool

$39.99
End Date: Saturday Dec-22-2018 9:59:13 PST
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Lot of 12 Machinist Gunsmith Metal Work Tools Taps Gears FREE S

$24.95
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 18:03:59 PST
Buy It Now for only: $24.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VTG GUNSMITH KNIFE MAKER SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS. VISE, HAMMER, FILES, SAW Etc

$95.00
End Date: Thursday Jan-3-2019 18:13:03 PST
Buy It Now for only: $95.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2 Antique Vintage 1.5” table vise old Jewelers gunsmith hobby tool Marshall

$149.99
End Date: Wednesday Dec-26-2018 14:54:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $149.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Clamp On VISE - Gunsmiths Machinists Mechanic - Unmarked.

$9.99
End Date: Monday Jan-7-2019 21:48:11 PST
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE HAMMER FOR JEWELERS/SILVERSMITHS/GUNSMITHS/ENGRAVERS

$9.99 (2 Bids)
End Date: Monday Dec-10-2018 16:49:25 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Lot of 2 Vintage/Antique Gunsmith/Jeweler Vises LQQK!

$45.00
End Date: Thursday Dec-27-2018 19:33:17 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
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.

LM gunsmithing lapping tools

$40.00
End Date: Saturday Dec-29-2018 5:41:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

gunsmith tools - 308 finish reamer and T-handle W/ GO & NO GO gauges

$109.95 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Dec-18-2018 12:44:34 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Master Gunsmith's Tools, Equipment, and Gerstner Chests

$3,950.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 9:57:28 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

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

$279.95
End Date: Saturday Dec-22-2018 16:32:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $279.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

13 IRON STEEL BENCH BLOCKS 25 15 10 5 3 1 BLS BLACKSMITH JEWELER ANVIL GUNSMITH

$192.00
End Date: Tuesday Jan-1-2019 5:41:27 PST
Buy It Now for only: $192.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage WALTHER DBP a 2,3-4 Wood Handle Gunsmith Tool - Old USA Tools - VGC

$39.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 13:59:59 PST
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Two multi wrench gunsmith tools Barrel Bushing O G Wrenchs 254V

$12.00
End Date: Thursday Jan-3-2019 18:19:11 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

GUNSMITH TOOLING JIGS 7Z3

$29.99
End Date: Wednesday Dec-19-2018 5:29:32 PST
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Drill Press Vise, 2" Wide Opens 2" Machinist, Gunsmith

$10.50 (9 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Dec-11-2018 9:37:35 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Engraving Tools Jewelry Gunsmith E.C. Lyons, Muller NY

$32.00 (12 Bids)
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 18:57:03 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE LOT OF ( 20 ) FILE'S, MACHINIST,GUN SMITH, JEWELER

$5.50 (2 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 11:27:53 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE LOT OF ( 10 ) FILE'S, MACHINIST,GUN SMITH, JEWELER

$5.50 (2 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 11:35:53 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Gyro Gunsmith Vise Base

$25.00
End Date: Tuesday Jan-1-2019 15:40:26 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmithing/Woodworking Rasp Set Germany

$26.00 (2 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Dec-13-2018 8:51:49 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Lot of 9 Wooden Screwdrivers Tools Gunsmith Style

$0.01 (1 Bid)
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 12:59:52 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Assortment of 50 OLD USED MACHINIST TOOLS FILES GUNSMITH JEWELERS FILES

$49.99
End Date: Sunday Jan-6-2019 12:50:41 PST
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Old Used Tools,Stanley 309B- 12oz. Ball Peen Hammer,Jeweler,Gunsmith,Excellent

$8.99
End Date: Tuesday Dec-18-2018 18:01:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $8.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

SUPERB MILERS FALLS HAND VISE # 1 IN ORIGINAL BOX GUNSMITH JEWELERS INV T4543

$179.99
End Date: Friday Dec-28-2018 16:57:01 PST
Buy It Now for only: $179.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VTG GUNSMITH KNIFE MAKER SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS, VISE HAMMER FILES PUNCHES.

$95.00
End Date: Thursday Jan-3-2019 18:00:48 PST
Buy It Now for only: $95.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Versa Vise Gunsmithing Collectible + Two Mounting Brackets Bench Clamps

$225.00
End Date: Tuesday Jan-8-2019 7:06:37 PST
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VTG GUNSMITH KNIFE MAKER SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS. VISE, HAMMER, FILES, SAW Etc

$95.00
End Date: Thursday Jan-3-2019 18:13:03 PST
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 Dec-18-2018 10:41:25 PST
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Bob Brownells Gunsmith Kinks

$17.49
End Date: Thursday Dec-27-2018 22:06:23 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17.49
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 Gunsmith Screwdriver Turn Screw for Cased Pistol Shotgun

$7.50 (2 Bids)
End Date: Monday Dec-10-2018 18:41:17 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Excellent Antique Gunsmith Float

$49.50
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 19:15:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $49.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Gunsmith Screwdriver Turn Screw for Cased Pistol Shotgun

$20.50 (2 Bids)
End Date: Monday Dec-10-2018 18:38:30 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Antique Vintage Style Colt Firearms Gunsmith Bore Gage Key chain

$25.00
End Date: Monday Dec-24-2018 17:43:36 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Blacksmith Gunsmith 3/4" Ball Bullet Mould Mold

$30.00
End Date: Saturday Jan-5-2019 13:34:50 PST
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Vintage Style Colt Firearms Gunsmith Bore Gage Key chain

$13.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 13:17:19 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

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

$175.00
End Date: Saturday Dec-29-2018 18:53:51 PST
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

5/0 #00000 Steel Wool 10-foot Length Gunsmith & Metalsmiths Antique Restoration

$12.50
End Date: Saturday Jan-5-2019 3:10:55 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique 1900 Oak Machinist Gunsmith Fly Tying recessed panel Chest 8-Drawer Tool

$133.00
End Date: Thursday Dec-13-2018 11:28:09 PST
Buy It Now for only: $133.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE SWINGING GUNSMITH JEWELERS VISE

$255.00
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 14:05:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $255.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Gunsmith Machinists Hand Vise BILLINGS & EDMANDS Rockyhill CT NICE

$95.00
End Date: Sunday Jan-6-2019 19:14:43 PST
Buy It Now for only: $95.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$279.95
End Date: Saturday Dec-22-2018 16:32:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $279.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Lot of 2 Vintage/Antique Gunsmith/Jeweler Vises LQQK!

$45.00
End Date: Thursday Dec-27-2018 19:33:17 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Vautier Engraving Tools Antique Jewelry Gunsmith Leather Making Engrave

$20.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Dec-13-2018 19:47:58 PST
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Rare antique solid brass gunsmith amourer vise collectible fly tying woodcarving

$399.99
End Date: Monday Dec-31-2018 5:12:28 PST
Buy It Now for only: $399.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE c.1900 JAMES HOWARTH 12" CABINET MAKERS SCREWDRIVER GUNSMITH

$28.87
End Date: Monday Dec-31-2018 15:51:31 PST
Buy It Now for only: $28.87
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$73.50
End Date: Tuesday Jan-8-2019 18:33:31 PST
Buy It Now for only: $73.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique buffer grinder jewelers gunsmith machinists pattern maker collectible

$19.99
End Date: Monday Dec-31-2018 4:37:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Hand Vise Gunsmith Jewelers Jewelery Machinist Antique Clock Maker

$69.99
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 22:29:32 PST
Buy It Now for only: $69.99
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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Soviet Russian AK Sling SVD PKM AS-VAL Vintorez VSS VDV FSB KGB MVD Army Marines

$19.99
End Date: Monday Jan-7-2019 10:59:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
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USSR Soviet AK47 AK74 AK 3 Magazines Ammo Pouch Canvas Bag for Kalashnikov Mags

$21.18
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 4:07:01 PST
Buy It Now for only: $21.18
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Soviet Army afganka unloading system for Ak-74 and granades Afgan War

$32.11
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 2:16:23 PST
Buy It Now for only: $32.11
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Vintage Soviet Block Romainian Leather AK Sling W/ Buckles 

$8.55
End Date: Tuesday Jan-1-2019 3:08:20 PST
Buy It Now for only: $8.55
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USSR AKS-74U Rifle Drop Case Canvas Bag AKSU Kalashnikov Krinkov Shortened AK74

$22.95
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 4:27:39 PST
Buy It Now for only: $22.95
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AK47 T Shirt Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed 100% Cotton

$16.99
End Date: Friday Dec-21-2018 6:37:25 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
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*Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR AK47 AKM 7.62x39 Kalashnikov Rifle 17x11 LQQK!

$12.97
End Date: Tuesday Dec-25-2018 23:55:36 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.97
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Soviet Russian Army AK butt's medic kit Afghanistan War

$14.95
End Date: Thursday Dec-20-2018 7:54:19 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14.95
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Ultimate Soldier Soviet Bloc AK Weapons Set Series II

$25.00
End Date: Sunday Dec-30-2018 13:23:10 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
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AK-47 Soviet Army Kalashnikov Airsoft Assault Rifle/Gun -- metal/prop/M16 -- NEW

$33.95
End Date: Saturday Dec-22-2018 10:44:58 PST
Buy It Now for only: $33.95
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USSR Dated Original Soviet Russian AK SKS SVD Rifle Carrying SLING BELT

$12.99
End Date: Thursday Dec-13-2018 14:38:40 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
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Museum Grade Soviet Bakelite 6X4 AKM/AK Bayonet Izhmash Arsenal Russia

$199.00
End Date: Monday Jan-7-2019 5:54:12 PST
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
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*HUGE Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR AKM AK-47 7.62 Kalashnikov CAVE BUY NOW!!

$13.48
End Date: Friday Dec-21-2018 23:25:24 PST
Buy It Now for only: $13.48
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Pouch/Bag for AK Magazine. Soviet/USSR Military Mag pouch.

$19.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 16:02:22 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

RussIan Izzy ( Izhmash ) Soviet BAKELITE 7.62 Bayonet Scabbard ak strap 5.45

$72.00
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 6:31:26 PST
Buy It Now for only: $72.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

HUGE AK74 RPK74 Kalashnikov Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR 7.62x39 Buy NOW!

$89.25
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 17:29:59 PST
Buy It Now for only: $89.25
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

KALASHNIKOV AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Short Sleeve T-Shirt AK47 Greatest Hits

$16.95
End Date: Thursday Dec-27-2018 17:17:03 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.95
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KALASHNIKOV AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia Long Sleeve T-Shirt

$16.90
End Date: Tuesday Jan-1-2019 12:13:04 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.90
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Soviet AK-74 item

$120.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 0:16:06 PST
Buy It Now for only: $160.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Russian Graphic Cotton Blend Gray T-Shirt AK-47 Kalashnikov Gun Shirt

$15.00
End Date: Tuesday Dec-25-2018 15:08:41 PST
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
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Nobody Needs An AK47.. But Yet Here You Are - AR15, Pro Gun, AR-15 Black T-Shirt

$10.99
End Date: Monday Dec-10-2018 9:09:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$10.33
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 10:20:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$12.99
End Date: Monday Dec-31-2018 8:57:42 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
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US NEW FASHION 3D PRINT BLACK AK47 MEN/WOMEN SHORT T-SHIRT USA SHIPPING

$6.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-30-2018 23:36:45 PST
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
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Family AK47 M16 SMG USA Shirt | 2nd Amendment American Guns T Shirt

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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.