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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: Saturday Dec-7-2019 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

$22.00
End Date: Sunday Nov-24-2019 19:45:39 PST
Buy It Now for only: $22.00
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Gunsmith Tools Lot W/ Dental Cleaning Tools Gun Smithing

$15.49 (2 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Nov-19-2019 18:31:35 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Real Avid+Wheeler Universal Bench Block Non-Marring Gunsmith Tools Accessory Kit

$22.99
End Date: Monday Dec-16-2019 2:52:50 PST
Buy It Now for only: $22.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Upper Vise block gunsmithing gunsmith tools use with barrel nut wrench

$14.99
End Date: Sunday Nov-24-2019 10:06:49 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$19.95
End Date: Wednesday Nov-27-2019 5:22:06 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

UNUSED VINTAGE Gunsmith tools lot hollow ground screwdrivers

$27.25 (3 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Nov-20-2019 15:21:48 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

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

$8.99
End Date: Wednesday Nov-20-2019 21:48:51 PST
Buy It Now for only: $8.99
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From USA_HUNTMAN UNIVERSAL BRASS Gunsmith Tools

$25.00
End Date: Monday Nov-25-2019 14:16:33 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$43.22
End Date: Monday Dec-2-2019 20:36:38 PST
Buy It Now for only: $43.22
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Universal Firearm Durable Bench Gun Block Gunsmith Wheeler Gunsmithing Tools

$15.41
End Date: Sunday Nov-24-2019 23:01:49 PST
Buy It Now for only: $15.41
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmith Hammer Multi Tool With Hammer Gunsmithing Tools Woodworking Watch New

$25.61
End Date: Saturday Nov-30-2019 7:28:55 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25.61
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: Wednesday Dec-11-2019 20:06:09 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.95
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Starrett Carpenter Hobby Machinist Gunsmith Tools Combination Square Protractor

$19.95
End Date: Sunday Dec-15-2019 6:45:35 PST
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: Tuesday Dec-3-2019 12:00:25 PST
Buy It Now for only: $9.95
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Gunsmith Gunsmithing Tools Firearm Screw Kit Hunting Gun Repair Fix Set Master

$55.99
End Date: Tuesday Nov-26-2019 5:53:11 PST
Buy It Now for only: $55.99
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Universal Firearm Durable Bench Block Gunsmith Handgun Gunsmithing Tools Pistols

$16.16
End Date: Saturday Dec-7-2019 22:01:42 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.16
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HANDY GUNSMITH TOOLS PUNCHES HAMMER TWEEZER PLIERS !!

$27.50
End Date: Saturday Dec-14-2019 9:32:53 PST
Buy It Now for only: $27.50
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Machinist Millwright Gunsmith Tools North American 3/8-24 NF HS Long Tap USA

$14.95
End Date: Sunday Nov-24-2019 13:30:27 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14.95
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GUNSMITHING TOOLS AND CLEANING SUPPLIES HOPPE'S

$22.00
End Date: Friday Dec-6-2019 19:14:46 PST
Buy It Now for only: $22.00
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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.

UNUSED VINTAGE Gunsmith tools lot hollow ground screwdrivers

$27.25 (3 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Nov-20-2019 15:21:48 PST
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VTG GUNSMITH SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS, FILES CALIPERS HAMMER TURNSCREWS SNIPS.

$45.00
End Date: Thursday Dec-19-2019 10:02:08 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
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VTG GUNSMITH SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS, VISE, ANVIL, HAMMER, PLIERS SCREWDRIVERS

$75.00
End Date: Sunday Dec-15-2019 7:23:26 PST
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VTG GUNSMITH SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS FILES CALIPERS HAMMER TURNSCREWS VISE ETC

$60.00
End Date: Thursday Dec-19-2019 10:06:43 PST
Buy It Now for only: $60.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Versa-Vise Will-Burt Co. Gunsmithing 3 1/2" Jaws Vise 4-1043-5 w/Base

$95.00
End Date: Monday Dec-16-2019 17:52:37 PST
Buy It Now for only: $95.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Lot 2 Hand Held Vise • VINTAGE Clamping Jewelers Gunsmith Clamp Vise Tools USA

$21.50
End Date: Monday Dec-16-2019 16:55:17 PST
Buy It Now for only: $21.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VTG GUNSMITH SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS, FILES VISE CALIPERS ANVIL HAMMER ETC.

$65.00
End Date: Thursday Nov-28-2019 11:02:43 PST
Buy It Now for only: $65.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VTG GUNSMITH SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS, VISE, HAMMER, PLIERS SCREWDRIVERS, AWLS.

$75.00
End Date: Sunday Dec-15-2019 8:03:26 PST
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
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Vintage COLUMBIAN BENCH VISE No. D53-1/2 PENNYPINCHER USA Gunsmith Machinist

$50.00
End Date: Saturday Dec-7-2019 11:47:45 PST
Buy It Now for only: $50.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Gunsmith Gun Screwdriver, Old Tool

$3.95 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-24-2019 15:27:07 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

VTG GUNSMITH SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS, VISE, SCREWDRIVERS, CALIPERS, NIPPERS.

$75.00
End Date: Sunday Dec-15-2019 8:33:26 PST
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Supreme micrometer machinist tool Gunsmith tool? in case

$3.00 (2 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Nov-19-2019 17:12:56 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage German Turnus Hand Vise Wood Handle 1 1/16" Jaws 5/8" Gunsmith Jeweler

$28.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-1-2019 13:55:46 PST
Buy It Now for only: $28.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Scarce Antique Winchester Tools Gunsmith Punch Pin Vintage Gun Rifle Parts

$60.00
End Date: Tuesday Dec-17-2019 16:36:22 PST
Buy It Now for only: $60.00
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Vintage Wilton Tilting Machinists Gunsmiths, Knife Vise 4” Wide 180 Tilt, 1210

$49.00
End Date: Wednesday Dec-11-2019 6:37:17 PST
Buy It Now for only: $49.00
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VINTAGE HAND HELD VISE GUNSMITH JEWELER METAL WORKER TOOL ANTIQUE

$9.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-24-2019 16:17:43 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Small Bench Vise with Anvil Jewelers Machinists gunsmith Tool

$12.45
End Date: Monday Dec-16-2019 18:10:09 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.45
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage gunsmith blacksmith tinsmith hardy Cone handmade Iron anvil 29 oz

$29.00
End Date: Wednesday Dec-11-2019 23:15:46 PST
Buy It Now for only: $29.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Miller's Falls Hand Vise Tool No.3 Made in USA Machinist gunsmith

$35.00
End Date: Sunday Dec-15-2019 14:18:33 PST
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$67.99
End Date: Tuesday Dec-3-2019 19:22:51 PST
Buy It Now for only: $67.99
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.

UNUSED VINTAGE Gunsmith tools lot hollow ground screwdrivers

$27.25 (3 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Nov-20-2019 15:21:48 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Gunsmith Tools Lot W/ Dental Cleaning Tools Gun Smithing

$15.49 (2 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Nov-19-2019 18:31:35 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Wheeler The Fat Wrench Firearm Torque Wrench Tool Gunsmithing Optics Scope Mount

$35.00
End Date: Tuesday Dec-17-2019 10:47:25 PST
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

The Gunsmiths Book of Chamber Prints Gunsmithing Tool

$42.50
End Date: Tuesday Dec-17-2019 8:14:25 PST
Buy It Now for only: $42.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Lower Vise Block Gunsmithing Tool use with barrel nut armorers wrench

$10.95
End Date: Friday Nov-29-2019 9:27:16 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VTG GUNSMITH SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS FILES CALIPERS HAMMER TURNSCREWS VISE ETC

$60.00
End Date: Thursday Dec-19-2019 10:06:43 PST
Buy It Now for only: $60.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VTG GUNSMITH SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS, FILES CALIPERS HAMMER TURNSCREWS SNIPS.

$45.00
End Date: Thursday Dec-19-2019 10:02:08 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Lot 2 Hand Held Vise • VINTAGE Clamping Jewelers Gunsmith Clamp Vi

$21.50
End Date: Monday Dec-16-2019 16:55:17 PST
Buy It Now for only: $21.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Handgun Sight pusher tool Universal "Gunsmith Kit" comes with 10 Blocks

$39.00
End Date: Monday Dec-9-2019 17:16:23 PST
Buy It Now for only: $39.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Upper Vise block gunsmithing gunsmith tools use with barrel nut wrench

$14.99
End Date: Sunday Nov-24-2019 10:06:49 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

MACHINISTS , GUNSMITHS VISE ,1-3/4" JAWS

$39.99
End Date: Thursday Dec-12-2019 16:11:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$75.00
End Date: Sunday Dec-15-2019 7:23:26 PST
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Gunsmith Checkering Tool

$19.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Nov-23-2019 13:49:53 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Shotgun Gunsmith Books Double Big Lot Gunsmithing Tool

$72.50 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-24-2019 11:36:43 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Hagen Engineering Gun Engraving Hand Tool Gunsmithing Gun Blades Incomplete

$49.99
End Date: Monday Dec-9-2019 11:33:04 PST
Buy It Now for only: $49.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Manson 223 WSSM Finish Reamer Gunsmith Tool

$74.50 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-24-2019 15:10:12 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

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

$75.00
End Date: Sunday Nov-24-2019 7:41:50 PST
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VTG GUNSMITH SILVERSMITH JEWELER TOOLS, FILES VISE CALIPERS ANVIL HAMMER ETC.

$65.00
End Date: Thursday Nov-28-2019 11:02:43 PST
Buy It Now for only: $65.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$85.00
End Date: Monday Dec-16-2019 13:04:39 PST
Buy It Now for only: $85.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Manson 9.3x74r Finish Reamer Gunsmith Tool

$74.50 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-24-2019 15:07:34 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

GUNSMITHS TOOLS TURN SCREW SCREWDRIVER ANTIQUE EBONY, HANDLE EBONY, RARE

$150.00
End Date: Saturday Dec-14-2019 17:30:25 PST
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Dem- Bart Co. Gunsmith Tool

$27.70 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Nov-21-2019 12:12:39 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE HAND HELD VISE GUNSMITH JEWELER METAL WORKER TOOL ANTIQUE

$9.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-24-2019 16:17:43 PST
Bid 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: Monday Dec-9-2019 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

$12.50
End Date: Wednesday Nov-20-2019 12:01:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.50
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.

Scarce Antique Winchester Tools Gunsmith Punch Pin Vintage Gun Rifle Parts

$60.00
End Date: Tuesday Dec-17-2019 16:36:22 PST
Buy It Now for only: $60.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Wrought Antique Blacksmith Gunsmith Firearms Jeweler's Iron Hand Vise Inv#TF92

$40.00
End Date: Saturday Dec-14-2019 14:36:24 PST
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Hand Vise Blacksmith Gunsmith Jeweler's

$21.00
End Date: Tuesday Nov-19-2019 12:32:12 PST
Buy It Now for only: $21.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Vintage Style Colt Firearms Gunsmith Bore Gage Key chain

$25.00
End Date: Monday Nov-25-2019 17:43:36 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Blacksmith Gunsmith Machinist Jeweler's Iron Hand Vise Smith

$30.00
End Date: Wednesday Nov-27-2019 18:22:25 PST
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE ANVIL JEWELERS/GUNSMITH'S BENCH ANVIL- LOOK-14lbs.

$80.00
End Date: Wednesday Dec-18-2019 14:24:57 PST
Buy It Now for only: $80.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE HAND HELD VISE GUNSMITH JEWELER METAL WORKER TOOL ANTIQUE

$9.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-24-2019 16:17:43 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Antique small hand vise -1/4" jaws watchmaker, jeweler, gunsmith

$9.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Saturday Nov-23-2019 18:00:39 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

GUNSMITH LOT OF 5 ANTIQUE VINTAGE RIFLE / SHOTGUN TUMBLERS

$14.95 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-24-2019 20:00:26 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

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

$40.00
End Date: Saturday Dec-14-2019 14:45:26 PST
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage HAND HELD VISE Clamping Jewelers Crafters Gunsmith Vise Antique Tool

$25.99
End Date: Tuesday Dec-3-2019 6:53:58 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$595.00
End Date: Thursday Dec-12-2019 17:07:28 PST
Buy It Now for only: $595.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$6.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-1-2019 12:33:11 PST
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$175.00
End Date: Wednesday Dec-4-2019 8:24:18 PST
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Wrought Antique Blacksmith Gunsmith Firearms Jeweler's Iron Bench Vise Inv#TF95

$75.00
End Date: Saturday Dec-14-2019 15:14:47 PST
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
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.


If you find this post useful, please either buy something using one of the links to eBay and Amazon.  With Amazon, if you click on one of our links and then buy something else – even unrelated stuff like clothes, electronics and groceries – we get credit and it would be hugely appreciated.  Doing something like the above will help us fund continued development of the blog.


*HUGE Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR AKM AK-47 7.62 Kalashnikov MAN CAVE BUY!!

$17.97
End Date: Monday Nov-25-2019 23:25:24 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17.97
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*Soviet Russian AKM AK-47 7.62x39 Kalashnikov Color Poster 17x11" manual BUY NOW

$12.97
End Date: Tuesday Nov-26-2019 21:09:56 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.97
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Original Vintage Soviet carrying sling SKS AK NAVAL Blavk/blue clear stamp RARE

$16.90
End Date: Saturday Dec-14-2019 8:28:50 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.90
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$9.95
End Date: Saturday Nov-23-2019 16:32:05 PST
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Original Vintage Soviet carrying sling SKS AK NAVAL Blavk/blue clear stamp RARE

$19.90
End Date: Saturday Dec-14-2019 8:25:27 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.90
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AK-47 Soviet Army Kalashnikov Airsoft Assault Rifle/Gun -- metal/prop/M16 -- NEW

$39.95
End Date: Wednesday Nov-27-2019 10:44:58 PST
Buy It Now for only: $39.95
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Soviet military knife handle and strap bakelite USSR 6Х4 AK-74 lite version

$27.99
End Date: Tuesday Dec-17-2019 0:33:15 PST
Buy It Now for only: $27.99
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$18.99
End Date: Saturday Dec-7-2019 12:13:04 PST
Buy It Now for only: $18.99
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*Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR AK47 AKM 7.62x39 Kalashnikov Rifle 17x11 LQQK!

$12.97
End Date: Tuesday Dec-17-2019 0:59:16 PST
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$12.95
End Date: Saturday Nov-23-2019 16:32:05 PST
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Soviet KGB Shield, AK-47, & UZI Pin, Badge

$19.00
End Date: Friday Nov-29-2019 11:26:56 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.00
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KALASHNIKOV AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Short Sleeve T-Shirt AK47 Greatest Hits

$16.95
End Date: Wednesday Nov-27-2019 17:17:03 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.95
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AK47 T Shirt Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed 100% Cotton

$16.99
End Date: Wednesday Dec-11-2019 6:37:25 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
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Soviet military knife handle and strap USSR Russia 6Х3 AK-74

$12.00
End Date: Saturday Dec-14-2019 22:51:41 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Soviet AK-74 Strap Carrying Scabbard USSR Leather UNUSUAL RARE

$19.99
End Date: Monday Dec-16-2019 4:54:29 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
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AK Interactive Figure Series Soviet WWII Uniform Paint Set - 6 Colors - 63120

$24.95
End Date: Wednesday Dec-18-2019 8:17:59 PST
Buy It Now for only: $24.95
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Airsoft Soviet AK-47 Replica AEG Full Auto And Semi With Extra Magazine 🇷🇺

$105.00
End Date: Friday Dec-13-2019 7:39:54 PST
Buy It Now for only: $105.00
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AK47 Knife CCCP EDC Folding Pocket Stainless/wood Assisted open Camo Pouch

$16.95
End Date: Friday Dec-6-2019 6:05:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.95
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Authentic Vintage USSR Soviet Army Pouch Ammo Ak

$18.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-15-2019 11:13:41 PST
Buy It Now for only: $18.99
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*Soviet Russian AK74 & RPK74 ORIGINAL Manual 5.45x39 1988 Kalashnikov MUST SEE!

$89.97
End Date: Saturday Nov-30-2019 19:51:27 PST
Buy It Now for only: $89.97
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Enjoy Kalashnikov Shirt Funny AK47 Pro Gun Second Amendment Rifle Come Take It

$12.74
End Date: Sunday Dec-15-2019 21:09:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.74
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Nobody Needs An AK47 Whiny Little Funny T Shirt Guns Gun Rights Rifle Hunter Tee

$6.99
End Date: Friday Dec-13-2019 13:11:23 PST
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
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AK47 Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed Men's Tee Shirt 968

$9.95
End Date: Saturday Nov-23-2019 16:32:05 PST
Buy It Now for only: $9.95
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Russian Graphic Cotton Gray T-Shirt AK-47 Kalashnikov Gun Shirt

$15.00
End Date: Wednesday Dec-4-2019 15:08:41 PST
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
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KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$8.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-8-2019 8:57:42 PST
Buy It Now for only: $8.99
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AK-47 Assault Rifle Pro-gun Rights 2nd Second Amendment Freedom Mens T-shirt

$10.17
End Date: Sunday Dec-15-2019 3:48:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.17
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AK-47 T-Shirt Out Line Logo Gun Rifle Size S,M,L,XL.2XL,3XL,4XL,5XL 100% cotton

$12.95
End Date: Thursday Dec-12-2019 8:29:54 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.95
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MAFIOSO CLOTHING AMONGST THIEVES AK 47 RIFLE GUN T SHIRT

$11.49
End Date: Saturday Dec-14-2019 19:29:10 PST
Buy It Now for only: $11.49
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7.62 X 39 AK47 Ammo Can T shirt Assault Rifle AK74 AKM Magazine Sling

$16.99
End Date: Tuesday Dec-10-2019 14:24:36 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
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KALASHNIKOV AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia KGB CCCP Long Sleeve T-Shirt

$18.99
End Date: Saturday Dec-7-2019 12:13:04 PST
Buy It Now for only: $18.99
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AK-47 Fight for Freedom T Shirt USA 2nd Amendment Gun Rifle Tee

$11.90
End Date: Monday Dec-16-2019 9:49:47 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.