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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:

Real Avid Smart Bench Block Non-Slip & Marring Universal Gunsmith Tools

$10.38
End Date: Monday Feb-10-2020 18:09:19 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.38
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Wheeler Fine Gunsmith Tools SAE/Metric/Hex/Torx P-Handle Driver Set: 1081957

$58.94
End Date: Friday Feb-7-2020 11:49:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $58.94
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Real Avid+Wheeler Universal Bench Block Non-Marring Gunsmith Tools Kit Accessory

$21.98
End Date: Monday Feb-24-2020 19:45:39 PST
Buy It Now for only: $21.98
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Lot of Gunsmithing Tools / Wrench's

$4.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Wednesday Jan-29-2020 17:11:44 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

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

$64.99
End Date: Wednesday Feb-26-2020 5:53:11 PST
Buy It Now for only: $64.99
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Real Avid+Wheeler Universal Bench Block Non-Marring Gunsmith Tools Accessory Kit

$21.50
End Date: Monday Feb-24-2020 2:39:54 PST
Buy It Now for only: $21.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Wheeler Gunsmithing Tools

$99.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Feb-1-2020 8:37:17 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

1911 gunsmithing tools

$46.00 (17 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Feb-1-2020 15:27:21 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Firing Pin protrusion gauge Gunsmithing tools 

$45.00
End Date: Saturday Feb-22-2020 13:23:30 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

CERAMIC FILE SET OF 3 , ROUND, SQUARE, TRIANGULAR BROWNELL’S GUNSMITHING TOOLS

$45.00
End Date: Friday Feb-21-2020 15:33:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
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Gunsmith Tools-4 Brass Muzzle Laps-Rifle Or Pistol Crowning Kit - Lapping Crown

$24.95
End Date: Monday Feb-17-2020 16:22:06 PST
Buy It Now for only: $24.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

chamber iron slide hammer chamber swager .22 gunsmithing tools gunsmith

$50.00
End Date: Saturday Feb-22-2020 13:14:37 PST
Buy It Now for only: $50.00
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: Tuesday Feb-11-2020 20:06:09 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.95
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Gunsmithing Tools Kit Firearm Screw Kit Gun Repair FIx Set Scopes 277 P Gunsmith

$56.90
End Date: Monday Feb-17-2020 10:54:09 PST
Buy It Now for only: $56.90
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Real Avid+Wheeler Universal Bench Block Non-Marring Gunsmith Tools Accessory Kit

$22.50
End Date: Sunday Feb-16-2020 2:52:50 PST
Buy It Now for only: $22.50
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Gunsmith Tools - 3 Brass Muzzle Laps - Rifle Or Pistol Crowning - Lapping Crown

$17.95
End Date: Saturday Feb-1-2020 10:40:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17.95
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Universal Firearm Durable Bench Block Gunsmith Handgun Gunsmithing Tools Pistols

$19.69
End Date: Monday Jan-27-2020 15:14:11 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.69
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmithing Tools Pin Punches Carrying Case Workshop Equipment Shooting Supplies

$20.61
End Date: Monday Feb-10-2020 4:18:11 PST
Buy It Now for only: $20.61
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmith Tools 8 Brass Muzzle Laps-Rifle Or Pistol Crowning Kit - Lapping Crown

$43.22
End Date: Sunday Feb-2-2020 20:36:38 PST
Buy It Now for only: $43.22
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Chapman Adapter Pack G Gunsmith Tools R(219)

$11.99
End Date: Friday Feb-21-2020 15:03:05 PST
Buy It Now for only: $11.99
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.

ANTIQUE • VINTAGE Tools Lot MACHINIST, LATHE,DRILL PRESS, GUNSMITH

$30.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Feb-5-2020 14:48:20 PST
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Vintage Versa Vise Will Burt Co. Gunsmithing Vise 4-1043-5 Base Free Shipping

$115.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-26-2020 11:54:53 PST
Buy It Now for only: $115.00
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Vintage Craftsman Vise Gunsmith Vice Saw Clamp Knife Anvil Tap Tool Old USA

$169.00
End Date: Monday Jan-27-2020 17:59:40 PST
Buy It Now for only: $169.00
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Vintage Rolls Hand Vise, Jewelers Gunsmith Watchmakers Machinist, England

$24.95
End Date: Saturday Feb-22-2020 16:24:37 PST
Buy It Now for only: $24.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE HAND HELD VISE GUNSMITH JEWELER METAL WORKER TOOL ANTIQUE

$22.00
End Date: Sunday Feb-23-2020 1:36:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $22.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

c) Vintage small cross peen gunsmith or jeweler's hammer 3 oz

$25.00
End Date: Tuesday Feb-4-2020 18:56:28 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vtg Small Spring Loaded Hand Vise Made in U.S.A. Gunsmith Carpenter Silversmith

$10.99
End Date: Monday Feb-17-2020 7:37:25 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.99
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VTG GUNSMITH SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS, VISE, ANVIL, HAMMER, PLIERS SCREWDRIVERS

$65.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-12-2020 17:31:28 PST
Buy It Now for only: $65.00
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Vintage WALKER TURNER Co. THE DRIVER LINE Jewelers Gunsmith Vise Table Clamp

$39.99
End Date: Monday Feb-17-2020 13:35:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
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Vintage Hand Held Jeweler's Gunsmith Watchmaker Vise Tool 1 3/8" Jaws Germany

$20.00
End Date: Saturday Feb-22-2020 17:57:40 PST
Buy It Now for only: $20.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Chapman Adapter Pack G Gunsmith Tools R(219)

$11.99
End Date: Friday Feb-21-2020 15:03:05 PST
Buy It Now for only: $11.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$80.00
End Date: Monday Feb-24-2020 7:41:50 PST
Buy It Now for only: $80.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$62.99
End Date: Monday Feb-17-2020 18:17:05 PST
Buy It Now for only: $62.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

c) Vintage Vise Gunsmith Metal Machinist Jewelry Hand Held Vise

$45.00
End Date: Monday Feb-10-2020 18:31:51 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
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Antique 1885 Vise, Vintage Watchmakers Jewelers Gunsmiths SMALL VISE 2 1/2" Jaws

$74.99
End Date: Saturday Feb-8-2020 14:15:45 PST
Buy It Now for only: $74.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Watchmaker, Jewelers, Gunsmith, Anvil

$39.95
End Date: Wednesday Feb-12-2020 15:28:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

50 vintage blacksmith gunsmith jeweler farrier machinist file lot repurpose F2

$49.99
End Date: Tuesday Feb-11-2020 11:58:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Gunsmith Jeweler Watchmaker Machinist Hobbyist Small Bench Table Vise

$30.00
End Date: Sunday Feb-23-2020 13:15:28 PST
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
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: Sunday Feb-16-2020 13:04:39 PST
Buy It Now for only: $60.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Gunsmithing Machinist Machine Tools, Reamers - Machine Shop Tooling

$95.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-19-2020 1:20:51 PST
Buy It Now for only: $95.00
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50 vintage blacksmith gunsmith jeweler farrier machinist file lot repurpose F3

$69.99
End Date: Friday Feb-14-2020 11:38:59 PST
Buy It Now for only: $69.99
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Craftsman Vintage 3.5 Bench/Pipe Grip Vise #5499 Anvil Swivel Base Gunsmith USA

$49.99
End Date: Monday Jan-27-2020 15:22:25 PST
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Jewelers/gunsmith Vice

$23.00
End Date: Saturday Feb-8-2020 5:52:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $23.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

~~REDUCED~~ GUNSMITHS TOOLS TURN SCREW SCREWDRIVER VINTAGE FROM ENG.

$16.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Feb-1-2020 10:40:53 PST
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VINTAGE ANVIL / Gunsmith, Lock Smith , Bench Top BLACKSMITH L@@K 5 Lbs 2 Ounce

$35.00
End Date: Saturday Feb-22-2020 8:40:11 PST
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
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Vintage Versa-Vise Will-Burt Co. Gunsmithing Vise 4-1043-5 - No Base

$74.95
End Date: Monday Feb-3-2020 12:50:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $74.95
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.

USED Rifle Shotgun Stock Checkering tool 16 lines per inch cutter for Gunsmith

$22.00
End Date: Tuesday Feb-25-2020 18:47:49 PST
Buy It Now for only: $22.00
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RCBS Trigger Pull Gauge 09450 Ohaus Gunsmith Tool Vintage Scale

$18.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Jan-28-2020 18:39:43 PST
Buy It Now for only: $24.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Dem-Bart Co. Gunsmith Checkering Tool Wood Handle

$29.99
End Date: Tuesday Feb-25-2020 12:50:42 PST
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1/2 x 28 tpi Barrel Muzzle thread & Repair die tool & Handle Pro Gunsmith

$58.00
End Date: Thursday Feb-20-2020 14:45:26 PST
Buy It Now for only: $58.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Lot of Gunsmithing Tools / Wrench's

$4.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Wednesday Jan-29-2020 17:11:44 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Gunsmithing Rifle Handgun Muzzle Cylinder Facing Chamfering Tools

$199.95
End Date: Thursday Feb-20-2020 10:49:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $199.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Wheeler Gunsmithing Tools

$99.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Feb-1-2020 8:37:17 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Craftsman Bench Vise Gunsmith SteamPunk Wrench Clamp Old Knife Anvil Chain Tool

$189.00
End Date: Tuesday Feb-25-2020 16:10:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $189.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Lot of Gunsmithing Woodworking Tools (A) (Swiss, Disston, Nicholson)

$14.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Jan-30-2020 10:31:19 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Starrett Machinist Gunsmith Tools Small Pin Hand Vise Vises Set Cat A, B, C, D

$39.95
End Date: Wednesday Feb-26-2020 7:07:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

5.56 .223 Rifle Gunsmith's Tools - Free Shipping

$42.00 (19 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Jan-28-2020 19:05:35 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Used Gunsmith Tool Custom Shooting Products Omaha NE Rifle Shotgun Pistol Press

$55.00
End Date: Sunday Feb-9-2020 7:45:29 PST
Buy It Now for only: $55.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Craftsman Vise Gunsmith Vice Saw Clamp Knife Anvil Tap Tool Old USA

$169.00
End Date: Monday Jan-27-2020 17:59:40 PST
Buy It Now for only: $169.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Versa Vise Will Burt Co. Gunsmithing Vise 4-1043-5 Base Free Shipping

$115.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-26-2020 11:54:53 PST
Buy It Now for only: $115.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE • VINTAGE Tools Lot MACHINIST, LATHE,DRILL PRESS, GUNSMITH

$30.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Feb-5-2020 14:48:20 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

VTG GUNSMITH SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS, VISE, ANVIL, HAMMER, PLIERS SCREWDRIVERS

$65.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-12-2020 17:31:28 PST
Buy It Now for only: $65.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Rolls Hand Vise, Jewelers Gunsmith Watchmakers Machinist, England

$24.95
End Date: Saturday Feb-22-2020 16:24:37 PST
Buy It Now for only: $24.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Chapman Adapter Pack G Gunsmith Tools R(219)

$11.99
End Date: Friday Feb-21-2020 15:03:05 PST
Buy It Now for only: $11.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Old Used Tools,9.4oz. All Steel Ball Peen Hammer,Machinist,Gunsmith,Handyman

$17.99
End Date: Wednesday Feb-26-2020 18:11:29 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$80.00
End Date: Monday Feb-24-2020 7:41:50 PST
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: Sunday Feb-16-2020 13:04:39 PST
Buy It Now for only: $60.00
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 Magna Tip 3/16" Allen Bit H5228X

$3.99
End Date: Monday Jan-27-2020 13:46:06 PST
Buy It Now for only: $3.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$145.00
End Date: Sunday Feb-9-2020 10:41:25 PST
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vtg 1983 Brownells Gunsmith Catalog No 36 Gun Parts

$10.50
End Date: Saturday Feb-1-2020 6:02:24 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.50
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 Vintage Lot of Gun Parts, Gunsmith Repair Part from Estate

$49.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Jan-28-2020 17:35:35 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

2 Antique Silversmith Jeweler Gunsmith Engraving Tool

$7.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-2-2020 15:04:54 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE HAND HELD VISE GUNSMITH JEWELER METAL WORKER TOOL ANTIQUE

$22.00
End Date: Sunday Feb-23-2020 1:36:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $22.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE • VINTAGE Tools Lot MACHINIST, LATHE,DRILL PRESS, GUNSMITH

$30.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Feb-5-2020 14:48:20 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

antique tiny HAMMER cobbler ? gunsmith ? JEWELERS

$6.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-2-2020 8:18:26 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Antique Gunsmith 3" Tall Pocket Oiler Tin Made in USA pat'd 1895

$20.00
End Date: Sunday Feb-16-2020 15:39:03 PST
Buy It Now for only: $20.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$175.00
End Date: Tuesday Feb-4-2020 8:24:18 PST
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

GUNSMITH LOT OF 5 ANTIQUE VINTAGE RIFLE / SHOTGUN TUMBLERS

$14.95 (1 Bid)
End Date: Tuesday Jan-28-2020 19:49:21 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Antique Vintage Small Jewelers Hand Vise Tool Vice Gunsmith Watchmaker Machinist

$19.99
End Date: Thursday Feb-6-2020 0:01:01 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

NOS Antique Vintage Small Bench Machinist Vise Steel Jeweler Gunsmith Tool

$10.00
End Date: Monday Feb-3-2020 12:32:39 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

74 Classic Antique Gun Repair Educational Guides CD DVD, Modern Gunsmith V19

$6.99
End Date: Saturday Feb-1-2020 12:33:11 PST
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Large Antique Gunsmith Statue White Metal with Good Patina 40+ In. Titled

$595.00
End Date: Wednesday Feb-12-2020 17:07:28 PST
Buy It Now for only: $595.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Wrought Antique Blacksmith Gunsmith Firearms Jeweler's Iron Hand Vise Inv#TF94

$38.00
End Date: Friday Feb-14-2020 14:54:17 PST
Buy It Now for only: $38.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Wrought Antique Blacksmith Gunsmith Firearms Jeweler's Iron Hand Vise Inv#TF93

$40.00
End Date: Friday Feb-14-2020 14:45:26 PST
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Vintage Style Colt Firearms Gunsmith Bore Gage Key chain

$15.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Feb-1-2020 19:50:46 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Rare antique solid brass gunsmith amourer vise collectible fly tying woodcarving

$179.99
End Date: Wednesday Feb-12-2020 4:10:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $179.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Hand Held Vise Jewelers Gunsmith Watchmakers Machinist

$34.95
End Date: Monday Feb-24-2020 7:21:35 PST
Buy It Now for only: $34.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique 1874 Winchester W.R.A. Co. 25-20 S.S. Bullet Reloading Tool Gunsmith

$119.99
End Date: Tuesday Feb-11-2020 22:51:31 PST
Buy It Now for only: $119.99
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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*HUGE Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR AKM AK-47 7.62 Kalashnikov MAN CAVE BUY!!

$17.97
End Date: Tuesday Feb-25-2020 23:25:24 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17.97
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$12.97
End Date: Thursday Feb-20-2020 1:26:50 PST
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End Date: Sunday Feb-16-2020 0:06:10 PST
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Authentic Vintage USSR Soviet Army Pouch Ammo Ak

$19.00
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End Date: Sunday Feb-23-2020 16:32:05 PST
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End Date: Sunday Feb-23-2020 16:32:05 PST
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$12.97
End Date: Monday Feb-17-2020 0:59:16 PST
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$12.97
End Date: Friday Feb-7-2020 1:12:11 PST
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Ak-47 CCCP Knife. The Biggest One 13.5 inch long. Shipping from US in-2-3 days.

$39.99
End Date: Saturday Feb-15-2020 1:49:22 PST
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AK-47 Soviet Army Kalashnikov Airsoft Assault Rifle/Gun -- metal/prop/M16 -- NEW

$49.95
End Date: Monday Jan-27-2020 10:44:58 PST
Buy It Now for only: $49.95
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Soviet KGB Shield, AK-47, & UZI Pin, Badge

$16.00
End Date: Wednesday Jan-29-2020 11:26:56 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.00
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KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$8.99
End Date: Saturday Feb-8-2020 8:57:42 PST
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AK47 Knife CCCP EDC Folding Pocket Stainless/wood Assisted open Camo Pouch

$16.95
End Date: Thursday Feb-6-2020 6:05:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.95
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*Soviet Russian AK74 & RPK74 ORIGINAL Manual 5.45x39 1988 Kalashnikov MUST SEE!

$89.97
End Date: Friday Jan-31-2020 19:51:27 PST
Buy It Now for only: $89.97
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AK-Interactive: SOVIET AIRCRAFT COLORS 1941-1945 SET

$30.99
End Date: Thursday Jan-30-2020 10:02:55 PST
Buy It Now for only: $30.99
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Wolverines vinyl sticker decal red dawn Soviet communist war rebel school AK-47

$3.50
End Date: Monday Feb-3-2020 2:12:11 PST
Buy It Now for only: $3.50
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AK Soviet Camo Paint Set - 6 Colors - 60561

$21.95
End Date: Tuesday Jan-28-2020 14:19:55 PST
Buy It Now for only: $21.95
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KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$12.99
End Date: Saturday Feb-8-2020 8:57:42 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
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HUGE AK74 RPK74 Kalashnikov Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR 7.62x39 Buy NOW!

$129.97
End Date: Tuesday Feb-25-2020 17:29:59 PST
Buy It Now for only: $129.97
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Knife Folding Messer Taschenmesser AK47 CCCP KALASHNIKOV Russian AK 47 Army

$11.00
End Date: Saturday Feb-15-2020 13:34:46 PST
Buy It Now for only: $11.00
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Enjoy Kalashnikov Shirt Funny AK47 Pro Gun Second Amendment Rifle Come Take It

$11.99
End Date: Saturday Feb-15-2020 21:09:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $11.99
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Enjoy Kalashnikov Shirt Funny AK47 Pro Gun Second Amendment Rifle Come Take It

$15.19
End Date: Saturday Feb-15-2020 21:09:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $15.19
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AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Thursday Feb-20-2020 10:20:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
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Wolverines Red Dawn Movie t-shirt AK-47 guerrilla WWIII partisan 80s retro

$16.99
End Date: Thursday Feb-20-2020 19:37:54 PST
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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.