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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

$59.95
End Date: Monday Feb-4-2019 11:49:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $59.95
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Upper Vise block gunsmithing gunsmith tools use with barrel nut wrench

$14.99
End Date: Wednesday Jan-30-2019 10:06:49 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Universal Firearm Durable Bench Block Gunsmith Handgun Gunsmithing Tools Pistols

$17.29
End Date: Saturday Jan-19-2019 12:16:10 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17.29
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Brass 7 pc Precision Roll Drift Pin Gunsmithing Tool Punch set Made in USA

$19.95
End Date: Saturday Jan-19-2019 20:06:09 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.95
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1911 Auto .45 ACP Barrel Bushing Wrench Gunsmithing Tools Aluminum B

$7.99
End Date: Wednesday Jan-30-2019 21:48:51 PST
Buy It Now for only: $7.99
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Brownells Bolt Body Heat Sink Gunsmithing Tools

$12.37 (2 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jan-20-2019 12:47:59 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Brass Muzzle Lap 5/16"- Gunsmith Tools - Rifle - Pistol Crowning - Lapping Crown

$7.95
End Date: Sunday Jan-27-2019 6:37:53 PST
Buy It Now for only: $7.95
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Gunsmith Tools - 4 Brass Muzzle Laps - Rifle Or Pistol Crowning - Lapping Crown

$21.95
End Date: Saturday Jan-26-2019 15:02:32 PST
Buy It Now for only: $21.95
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Universal Firearm Durable Bench Block Gunsmith Handgun Gunsmithing Tools Pistols

$17.33
End Date: Sunday Jan-27-2019 8:50:23 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17.33
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$19.95
End Date: Wednesday Jan-30-2019 5:22:06 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$8.99
End Date: Saturday Jan-26-2019 20:15:49 PST
Buy It Now for only: $8.99
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gunsmith tools MGW REVOLVER FRAME WRENCH +1 INSERT FOR COLT DA E

$160.00
End Date: Thursday Feb-14-2019 9:40:27 PST
Buy It Now for only: $160.00
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Gunsmith Tools 5 Brass Muzzle Laps-Rifle Or Pistol Crowning Kit - Lapping Crown

$33.95
End Date: Tuesday Jan-29-2019 10:41:33 PST
Buy It Now for only: $33.95
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RC | Gunsmith File Set Tools 18pc Gunsmith Tools – Rasp Round File Diamond Files

$37.99
End Date: Friday Jan-18-2019 11:47:27 PST
Buy It Now for only: $37.99
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Gunsmithing Tools

$80.00
End Date: Thursday Jan-24-2019 13:19:05 PST
Buy It Now for only: $80.00
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Pin Punch Set Gunsmith Tools Pilot Brass Steel Rifle Shotgun Watch Repair Kit

$29.99
End Date: Sunday Feb-3-2019 15:32:24 PST
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
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Brass Muzzle Lap 5/16" Gunsmith Tools - Rifle Lap - Pistol Lap - Lapping Crown

$7.90
End Date: Monday Feb-11-2019 11:49:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $7.90
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$20.95
End Date: Thursday Jan-24-2019 10:40:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $20.95
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 Feb-9-2019 16:22:06 PST
Buy It Now for only: $24.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmith Hammer Multi Tool With Hammer Gunsmithing Tools Woodworking Watch New

$24.17
End Date: Friday Jan-18-2019 7:28:55 PST
Buy It Now for only: $24.17
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 Craftsman Vise Pipe Vice Old Tool Gunsmith Anvil Steampunk Machinist

$189.00
End Date: Tuesday Feb-12-2019 12:23:42 PST
Buy It Now for only: $189.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Craftsman Vise Pipe Vice Old Tool Gunsmith Anvil Steampunk Machinist

$179.00
End Date: Tuesday Jan-29-2019 20:09:20 PST
Buy It Now for only: $179.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage 566? Vise Anvil Gunsmith Jeweler Machinist 9lbs.+ large

$59.99
End Date: Tuesday Feb-12-2019 6:25:40 PST
Buy It Now for only: $59.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Versa-Vise Will-Burt Co. Gunsmithing Vise Orrville Ohio

$129.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Jan-18-2019 17:18:04 PST
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2 Antique Vintage 1.5” table vise old Jewelers gunsmith hobby tool Marshall

$149.99
End Date: Tuesday Jan-29-2019 6:08:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $149.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Small Clamp on Vise, Jewelry, Gunsmithing, Crafts, w/Anvil

$14.97 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jan-20-2019 8:13:59 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Gunsmith Vise

$30.00
End Date: Friday Jan-25-2019 10:56:40 PST
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Gunsmith or jewelers clamp-on 2 1/2" bench vise

$44.99
End Date: Tuesday Feb-12-2019 13:21:38 PST
Buy It Now for only: $44.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Small Clamp-on Vise Jewelry Making Crafts Gun Smith Hobbies

$14.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Jan-19-2019 18:09:56 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

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

$75.00
End Date: Thursday Jan-24-2019 13:06:50 PST
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage HAND HELD VISE Gunsmith Jeweler Tool 1 " Wide Jaws

$24.45
End Date: Tuesday Feb-5-2019 11:48:15 PST
Buy It Now for only: $24.45
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage 2" precision table vise old craftsman gunsmith hobby tool

$39.99
End Date: Monday Jan-21-2019 9:59:13 PST
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE CRAFTSMAN CLAMP VISE 3" JAWS NO. 5246-2 MADE IN THE USA GUN SMITH WOOD

$29.95
End Date: Monday Feb-11-2019 12:49:33 PST
Buy It Now for only: $29.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Die filer cast iron table jeweler machinist gunsmith tool collectible

$349.99
End Date: Wednesday Feb-13-2019 4:23:45 PST
Buy It Now for only: $349.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Peugeot Freres Hand Vise 1'' Jaws Jeweler Watchmaker Gunsmith France

$74.99
End Date: Thursday Jan-31-2019 15:03:55 PST
Buy It Now for only: $74.99
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Vtg 5" Small Table Jeweler Hobby Watchmaker Gunsmith Anvil Vise 1 3/4" Jaws Nice

$29.99
End Date: Saturday Jan-19-2019 14:45:24 PST
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

MAKE OFFER! Vintage Rotating Double Jaw Vise Clamp Jeweler Watchmaker Gunsmith

$100.00
End Date: Saturday Feb-2-2019 13:33:03 PST
Buy It Now for only: $100.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Gunsmith Vise

$35.00
End Date: Friday Jan-25-2019 10:56:40 PST
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vtg COLUMBIAN No-44 Vise Pipe Anvil Steampunk Machinist Knife Tool Gunsmith 4"

$61.50
End Date: Tuesday Jan-22-2019 14:33:14 PST
Buy It Now for only: $61.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vtg V60 Jeweler's Vise Bench Mount Gunsmith Hobby Clock Watch 1 1/2" Jaws

$17.99
End Date: Monday Jan-28-2019 16:38:06 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Small Bench Vise 1-1/2" No Mark Rubber Jaws Jewelers Gunsmiths

$29.99
End Date: Sunday Feb-3-2019 20:07:15 PST
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE JEWELERS / GUNSMITH'S CLAMP ON BENCH VISE 1 & 1/2 IN JAWS MADE IN JAPAN

$19.99
End Date: Saturday Feb-9-2019 18:00:36 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
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Vintage Small Bench Vise Swivel Base, Jewelers, Gunsmith, General Use / Cast 3”

$32.00
End Date: Thursday Jan-24-2019 4:03:53 PST
Buy It Now for only: $32.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Used Gunsmith Tools

“Used” is still a popular term and is worth checking also.  Bear in mind the cautions I gave under vintage.

gunsmith tools MGW REVOLVER FRAME WRENCH +1 INSERT FOR COLT DA E

$160.00
End Date: Thursday Feb-14-2019 9:40:27 PST
Buy It Now for only: $160.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

GUNSMITHING TOOLS TURNSCREW SCREWDRIVER ANTIQUE EBONY HANDLE EBONY RARE UK

$220.00
End Date: Sunday Jan-27-2019 18:15:18 PST
Buy It Now for only: $220.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Lot Gunsmith Checkering Tools Leather Working

$39.99
End Date: Thursday Feb-7-2019 10:38:33 PST
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$395.00
End Date: Monday Jan-21-2019 16:32:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $395.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Master Gunsmith's Tools, Equipment, and Gerstner Chests

$2,350.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Jan-21-2019 9:59:03 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

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

$186.24
End Date: Thursday Jan-31-2019 5:58:13 PST
Buy It Now for only: $186.24
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Assortment of 50 OLD USED MACHINIST TOOLS FILES GUNSMITH JEWELERS FILES

$42.00
End Date: Monday Feb-11-2019 20:43:15 PST
Buy It Now for only: $42.00
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220 Rocket Special h.s.s. Chamber Reamer Pro Gunsmith Tools

$69.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Thursday Jan-17-2019 19:50:58 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Old Used Tools,Tiny All Steel Ball Peen Hammer 1.1oz.,Jeweler,Gunsmith,Crafts

$15.99
End Date: Thursday Jan-31-2019 18:07:25 PST
Buy It Now for only: $15.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

GUNSMITH TOOLING JIGS 7Z3

$29.99
End Date: Friday Jan-18-2019 5:35:40 PST
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Small Jewelers Hand Vise. Gunsmith VOM CLEFF & Co NEW YORK 2" VG & Co.

$37.00
End Date: Tuesday Feb-12-2019 11:34:41 PST
Buy It Now for only: $37.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Old Used Tools,Vintage All Steel Ball Peen Hammer 9.2oz.,Jeweler,Gunsmith,Crafts

$17.99
End Date: Wednesday Jan-30-2019 18:13:05 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$149.99
End Date: Tuesday Jan-29-2019 6:08:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $149.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Old Used Tools,Vintage Plumb . Ball Peen Hammer,Jeweler,Gunsmith,

$17.01
End Date: Wednesday Jan-16-2019 9:11:08 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17.01
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmithing with Simple Hand Tools (Stackpole Classic Gun Books)

$129.94
End Date: Tuesday Feb-12-2019 2:03:26 PST
Buy It Now for only: $129.94
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Craftsman Vise Pipe Vice Old Tool Gunsmith Anvil Steampunk Machinist

$189.00
End Date: Tuesday Feb-12-2019 12:23:42 PST
Buy It Now for only: $189.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Craftsman Vise Pipe Vice Old Tool Gunsmith Anvil Steampunk Machinist

$179.00
End Date: Tuesday Jan-29-2019 20:09:20 PST
Buy It Now for only: $179.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Wilton Power Arm D-12 with mounting for baby bullet vise gunsmith jewelry tool

$229.99
End Date: Thursday Feb-14-2019 16:33:50 PST
Buy It Now for only: $229.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Woodworth Zero spindle concentricty gauge AD-012 fixture machinists gunsmith

$69.99
End Date: Sunday Feb-10-2019 12:58:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $69.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Die filer cast iron table jeweler machinist gunsmith tool collectible

$349.99
End Date: Wednesday Feb-13-2019 4:23:45 PST
Buy It Now for only: $349.99
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: Thursday Jan-17-2019 10:41:25 PST
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Tools

What is “antique” really is up to the seller.  You’ll see stuff that ranges from a few years to over 50 years old.

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

$175.00
End Date: Wednesday Jan-30-2019 12:55:16 PST
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Vintage Style Colt Firearms Gunsmith Bore Gage Key chain

$25.00
End Date: Wednesday Jan-23-2019 17:43:36 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE SWINGING GUNSMITH JEWELERS VISE

$255.00
End Date: Wednesday Jan-16-2019 14:05:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $255.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1945 Antique Gun Book 'The Gunsmith's Manual"

$35.00
End Date: Friday Jan-25-2019 18:28:45 PST
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Hand Vise Gunsmith Jewelers Jewelery Machinist Antique Clock Maker

$69.99
End Date: Wednesday Feb-13-2019 22:29:32 PST
Buy It Now for only: $69.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$395.00
End Date: Monday Jan-21-2019 16:32:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $395.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique vintage small oak gunsmith's hammer. A beautiful wall hanger or tool.

$10.00
End Date: Thursday Feb-14-2019 14:11:16 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE / ANTIQUE GUNSMITH / V MACHINIST HAND VISE

$35.00
End Date: Saturday Jan-19-2019 16:18:57 PST
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Gun Vise Gunsmith Tool European Vintage Small Handheld Adjustable Vise

$69.99
End Date: Saturday Jan-26-2019 18:21:19 PST
Buy It Now for only: $69.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Vintage Blacksmith Mechanic Gunsmith Hand Vice Tool

$24.50
End Date: Thursday Jan-31-2019 11:05:03 PST
Buy It Now for only: $24.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Antique Solid Brass Jeweler Gunsmith Mallet

$14.90
End Date: Tuesday Jan-29-2019 14:52:23 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14.90
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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Original Russian Soviet SKS SKS/AK Rifle Carbine Sling Marked & Dated. From USA

$14.98
End Date: Monday Feb-4-2019 19:14:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14.98
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Soviet Russian AK Sling SVD PKM AS-VAL Vintorez VSS VDV FSB KGB MVD Army Marines

$19.99
End Date: Wednesday Feb-6-2019 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

$21.43
End Date: Thursday Feb-14-2019 4:07:01 PST
Buy It Now for only: $21.43
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USSR AKS-74U Rifle Drop Case Canvas Bag AKSU Kalashnikov Krinkov Shortened AK74

$23.23
End Date: Tuesday Feb-12-2019 4:27:39 PST
Buy It Now for only: $23.23
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Soviet AK-47 Bayonet with Scabbard

$79.95
End Date: Monday Feb-11-2019 20:00:32 PST
Buy It Now for only: $79.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Soviet Block Romainian Leather AK Sling W/ Buckles 

$8.95
End Date: Thursday Feb-14-2019 10:59:30 PST
Buy It Now for only: $8.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$15.95
End Date: Saturday Jan-26-2019 17:17:03 PST
Buy It Now for only: $15.95
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AK-47 Soviet Army Kalashnikov Airsoft Assault Rifle/Gun -- metal/prop/M16 -- NEW

$33.95
End Date: Monday Jan-21-2019 10:44:58 PST
Buy It Now for only: $33.95
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AK-47 + Soviet weapons Magazine 2015 Collectors Guide Buyers Manual

$19.95
End Date: Thursday Feb-14-2019 2:48:14 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.95
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Soviet Army afganka unloading system for Ak-74 and granades Afgan War

$32.11
End Date: Tuesday Feb-12-2019 21:05:18 PST
Buy It Now for only: $32.11
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USSR Russian RPK Drop Case Canvas Cover Rifle AK-74 AKM Carrying Bag 106cm/42in

$27.00
End Date: Wednesday Jan-23-2019 8:16:58 PST
Buy It Now for only: $27.00
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*HUGE Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR AKM AK-47 7.62 Kalashnikov CAVE BUY NOW!!

$14.38
End Date: Sunday Jan-20-2019 23:25:24 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14.38
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MATCHING #s Transitional E. German Soviet BAKELITE 7.62 Bayonet ak russian 5.45

$92.00
End Date: Tuesday Jan-22-2019 10:09:20 PST
Buy It Now for only: $92.00
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USSR Dated Original Soviet Russian AK SKS SVD Rifle Carrying SLING BELT

$12.99
End Date: Monday Feb-11-2019 14:38:40 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!

$95.20
End Date: Sunday Feb-10-2019 17:29:59 PST
Buy It Now for only: $95.20
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AK Interactive AK2300 Soviet Aircraft Colors 1950-1970 (Air Series) Paint Set

$34.99
End Date: Monday Jan-28-2019 14:14:12 PST
Buy It Now for only: $34.99
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KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$12.99
End Date: Wednesday Jan-30-2019 8:57:42 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK47 T Shirt Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed 100% Cotton

$16.99
End Date: Sunday Jan-20-2019 6:37:25 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
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SOVIET RUSSIAN AK 74 bayonet

$150.00
End Date: Sunday Feb-3-2019 3:17:20 PST
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
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Russian Graphic Cotton Blend Gray T-Shirt AK-47 Kalashnikov Gun Shirt

$15.00
End Date: Thursday Jan-24-2019 15:08:41 PST
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
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7.62 X 39 AK47 Ammo Can T shirt Assault Rifle AK74 AKM Magazine Sling

$16.99
End Date: Tuesday Jan-29-2019 14:24:36 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
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KALASHNIKOV AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Short Sleeve T-Shirt AK47 Greatest Hits

$15.95
End Date: Saturday Jan-26-2019 17:17:03 PST
Buy It Now for only: $15.95
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KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$12.99
End Date: Wednesday Jan-30-2019 8:57:42 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
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AK-47 T-SHIRT Gun Rights Kalishnikova 2nd Amendment AK47 Semi Assault Rifle 7.62

$13.79
End Date: Sunday Feb-3-2019 17:33:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $13.79
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STREETWISE HIGH CALIBER 2.0 T-shirt AK-47 ASSault Rifle Men L-4XL Black NWT

$28.95
End Date: Wednesday Jan-30-2019 14:05:42 PST
Buy It Now for only: $28.95
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AK47 - AR15 T-SHIRT Rifle Tee ~ GUNS ~ 2nd Amendment

$13.79
End Date: Friday Jan-18-2019 17:19:56 PST
Buy It Now for only: $13.79
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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: Friday Feb-8-2019 9:09:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.99
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AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Sunday Feb-10-2019 10:20:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
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AK-47 T-Shirt Out Line Logo Gun Rifle Size S,M,L,XL.2XL,3XL,4XL,5XL 100% cotton

$13.95
End Date: Monday Jan-28-2019 8:29:54 PST
Buy It Now for only: $13.95
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trump t shirt deplorable patriot ar15 ak47 usa military american

$15.95
End Date: Saturday Feb-9-2019 18:18:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $15.95
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MAFIOSO CLOTHING BREAKDOWN GUNS AK 47 RIFLE GUN T SHIRT

$18.39
End Date: Monday Feb-4-2019 20:03:02 PST
Buy It Now for only: $18.39
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US NEW FASHION 3D PRINT BLACK AK47 MEN/WOMEN SHORT T-SHIRT USA SHIPPING

$6.99
End Date: Tuesday Jan-29-2019 23:36:45 PST
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
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Black Rifles Matter T-Shirt Guns Rights AR-15 AK47 Gun 2nd Amendment Tee Shirt

$9.99
End Date: Monday Feb-4-2019 14:55:53 PST
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
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Bold White AK-47 - 2nd Amendment Bear Arms Guns Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Sunday Feb-3-2019 11:45:51 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
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SPRINGFIELD ARMORY Firearms Soft 100% Ringspun Cotton T-Shirt Gun Pistol AK 47

$11.95
End Date: Monday Jan-21-2019 1:24:58 PST
Buy It Now for only: $11.95
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Funny AK-47 shirt AK 47 Gun t-shirt

$9.99
End Date: Sunday Feb-10-2019 19:56:41 PST
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
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The EWK Vacuum Fluid Extractor is Darned Handy to Drain Engine Oil and ATF Through the Dipstick Tube!!

Folks who know me also know that I am always tinkering with something – cars, trucks, tractors, firearms, you name it.  A few years ago a guy showed me how he could change fluids in his car using a vacuum siphon and I was intrigued but let it slide.

I recently went through all our old Toyotas and changed the transmission fluid to Valvoline Max Life and it dawned on me that it would be real nice to have a way to more precisely get the fluid right where I wanted it in the transmissions because I had slightly overfilled one car.  Then I remembered the vacuum siphon and hopped on Amazon.

The EWK 6.5 liter (1.71 gallon) pneumatic or manual fluid extractor looked like just the tool for the job.  I always pay close attention to reviews and this unit really had good ones – 277 reviews and a score of 4.4 out of 5 stars.  That’s pretty good statistically – I like to get well past 30 reviews and the more the better.

At any rate, thanks to Amazon prime, I ordered it and the unit arrived two days later.  I must say that I was impressed.  The plastics are all well done and it worked like a charm.

In this next photo you can see the little adapter and hose extension that comes with the unit.  They say three in the ad and the first hose is attached to the cap with a strain relief.  The hose is about  .39/.31 (OD/ID) and 39.3″ long.  The other two hoses are basically extensions via a soft rubber connector.  I am using the medium extension that is .26/.21 OD/ID) and also 39.3″ long.  That diameter has worked fine for Toyota T-IV ATF, Valvoline Max Life ATF  and also 10W30 engine oil.  When I say it can suck, that is a compliment in this case 🙂

The next photo shows the pump handle and also the venturi vacuum generator.  I have that air line on my dryer system and is running 90PSI off a 60 gallon IR two stage compressor.  It really didn’t use too much air.  No vacuum generator will win awards for air use but you don’t need to run it for very long – just while you are pumping the fluid out and that will probably be about 2-3 minutes for most engines and transmissions.

The first time I used it, I did so with an air line (it can use compressed air to create a venturi vacuum) .  It actually pumped way faster than I realized and I had over a quart out of the car before I realized it.  You can definitely reduce the air flow to reduce the vacuum – it was just faster than I thought it would be, which is good news.

I was so impressed that I used the extractor to remove all the ATF from a 94 Corolla in very short order.  I let it pump until nothing else came out — no problem.

I recently needed to change the oil in my tractor – again, used the siphon and it drained it very quickly.  This is noteworthy as I used the hand pump to create the vacuum and it really was effortless.  This was also when it dawned on me I better take some photos 🙂  You can see it pulling out the 10W30 no problem at all.

In this next photo, you can see the unit with the hose cap off – it just twists off – and this is the pour spout to empty the unit also.

In summary, it’s a great unit.  I’ve not had any problems at all and recommend it.


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EWK Pneumatic Manual 6.5L Oil Extractor Pump Vacuum Fluid Evacuator Motor Engine Oil Changer (Misc.)

●Customer Service:
1. Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm (Pacific Time).
2. We will reply your message within 24~48 hours.
● Shipping:
1. Monday to Friday (orders placed before AM8:00) will be shipped within 24 hours.
2. Orders placed after Friday AM8:00 or national holiday will be shipped on the coming business day.
3. Buyers responsible for all custom and brokerage fees for shipments outside of the United States.
●30 Days Money Back Guarantee:
1. Customer MUST contact us within 30 days after the purchasing.
2. Item must be sellable condition with the original packaging. Fees may apply if item is determined as not original condition.
3. Buyer should be responsible for the return freight.
4. 20% restocking fee is NON-REFUNDABLE under any circumstances.
● Warranty:
1. Most of items which were marked “warranty” on the selling page apply to the warranty policy. Some item is not included.
2. Warranty period: 1 year
3. The warranty only covers the defects under normal use.
4. The warranty DOES NOT cover the defect was subjected to misuse, negligence or accident.
5. The warranty DOES NOT cover consumable parts.
6. EWK reserves the right of final decision.

Features: 

  • MULTIFUNCTION OIL EXTRACTOR MANUAL & PNEUMATIC MODE – Quick Extraction On Pneumatic Mode, 1.6L/Min. – Oil Changing Anywhere Without Compressor On Manual Mode.
  • WIDELY USED FOR FLUID EXTRACTION – Engine Oil, Gear Oil, Brake Oil, Coolant, Water, Etc.
  • PIPE FITTINGS FIT MOST EQUIPMENT – Connected Hoses Fits Car, Marine, Lawn Mower And Industrial Machinery.
  • EXTRACTION WITHOUT CAR LIFTED UP – Special Angle Spout Design Makes Everything Clean. Changing Oil, Your Best Partner!
  • REPLACING HOSES CAN BE PURCHASED SOLELY – The Nylon Hoses Are Consumables In The Set And Should Be Changed When They Are Worn Out Get New Ones By Searching【 EWK Extractor Hose 】You Can Also Get An Extra Brake Hose For Bleeding Use.

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Getting Unstuck With Traction Mats

Well, I parked our full size Ford Transit van at the end of the driveway on the grass to get it out of the way.  Of course, given the recent snow melt the ground turned out to be too muddy and soft to support the van’s weight – but I didn’t notice that because it took a while to slowly sink.  Yeah, I didn’t notice anything – my wife did we she went to use it!  Oh crud.  So she called my cell phone and was none too happy.  I didn’t really worry about it because my truck could pull it out – or so I thought.

I drove to the house, cockily pulled my trusty old 96 Landcruiser up in front of the van and got out one of my big tow straps and walked up to the van.   Should have been easy, right?  Wrong.  Nothing, nada to hook on to.  Ford, in their infinite wisdom does not put a tow hook, eye or anything up near the bumper!  Crap, crap, crap.  [Note, near the bottom of this blog post I added in what I found after researching how to recover a full size Transit.  I’m still irked at Ford.]

Did I mention my wife was standing their fuming?  Yeah, she was.  I should have known better than to park the heavy full size van on soft ground.  Point taken – I didn’t realize it was that soft.

At any rate, I went back and looked at the 5″ deep rut the driver’s side rear tire had dug for itself.  By the way, these photos are after removal.

I needed something long to fill the ruts and give traction.  Luckily, back in 2010 and then in 2014 I bought these things called “traction mats” from a company called OTW Enterprises who touted them as portable tow trucks.  In 2010 I bought the black ones after getting my truck stuck on ice with the plow blade buried in a snow mound.  In 2014. I bought an orange set to put in my wife’s car in case she got stuck.  Here they are after I hosed all the mud off.

Well, they bounced around in the trunks for a while and did bail me out a couple of times over the years but were actually leaning on the outside wall of my shop.  They don’t fold and while they fit in the trunk you have the little plastic spikes catching stuff so I tool them out at some point and leaned them against the wall of the shop.  At any rate,  I walked over and they were exactly what I needed.  Each mat measures 36″ long and 8″ wide.  Since I had four, I butted on up against the front of each tire and placed a second one in front of it to help the tire get up and out of the rut.  The sides are labeled by the way – the relative few long spikes go down and the side with many spikes goes up.

I got in and rolled the the van back a bit and then forward to get up on the mats.  I then slowly gave it more gas (not much) and the van up and forward onto the mat and got out of ditch and I kept moving forward onto the pavement.  I don’t have any action photos – things were stressful at the time and I really wasn’t thinking about a blog post 🙂

Well, I was pretty pleased with the outcome.  Wreckers charge at least $65 to come out to our house so avoiding that charge is always a good thing.  My wife was relatively happy but gave me a hard time for causing the problem in the first place.

Are these mats perfect?  No.  They will fly out from under your car if you don’t go slow and make sure you have the correct side down.  Even then they sometimes do so I would never have someone stand behind the car.  My recommendation is to go slow – avoid your spinning tires and rock the vehicle onto the mat if need be – don’t spin your tires onto them.

My wife is so impressed she wants them back in the cars.  I just wish they had a carry case but I do recommend them as another tool to keep in your bag of tricks.

I hope this helps you out.


Comment about Ford and Their Oversight on Towing

By the way, I looked up the tow/winch location up for future reference  so if you are surfing the web trying to figure out how to tow a full size 2016 Ford Transit, here is the reference link at Ford – click here.

Look just behind the tires at the frame and you’ll see the eye rings that are part of the frame.  You can’t make this stuff up — Thanks Ford.  It drives me nuts when you look at decisions made in ivory engineering towers vs. real world needs.  Sure, let’s bury it under the van, make it hard to get to and pretty much ensure damage will occur if you actually use this to pull the van for whatever reason.

Now look how their factory winch attachment point lines right up with hitting the front radiator.  If you pull this at just about any angle where the recovery vehicle is higher than the van then the cable/strap is going to cut right into the aluminum radiator at the front.   In the next photo, you can see the silver aluminum radiator just above the lip of the bumper molding.

If you wanted to protect that radiator, you’d actually need a harness with something to push the attached cable lower to the ground – or fabricate another attachment method.   Maybe my 4″ drop hitch in my rear class IV receiver would be low enough to tie onto vs. my truck’s winch or front recovery hooks.  … Something for another day.  I didn’t buy a new van to have to worry about something people in rural areas need regularly in the winter.   They should have been in the front.


2/11/2018 Update:  The traction mats bailed me out again when I got the van stuck on ice in our yard while turning around.  I’ve come to realize the van does a fair job on the road but the tires are damn near useless on uneven icy surface,  With this van, it’s really handy to have four.  With only two handy, I could move the van forward and then get stuck, move the mats, move forward again, get stuck, etc.  I had to do the cycle about three times.  I think if I had all four handy it would have done the trick in one shot because I could have built up some forward momentum.  I now have all four stored together,  We’re nearing the end of Winter finally and I think I will keep all four in the van next year and need to find some kind of carrier bag to store them in.


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Portable Tire Traction Mats – Two Emergency Tire Grip Aids Used To Get Your Car, Truck, Van or Fleet Vehicle Unstuck In Snow, Ice, Mud, And Sand – Orange, 2 Pack

“Portable Tow Truck’s emergency traction pad provides you with the way out of messy situations. Getting stuck in mud or snow on the side of the road is a common roadside emergency. You could could call for a tow truck to pull your vehicle out, which can be expensive, or install tire chains when you’re stuck, which is messy and dangerous.

There is an alternative. The Portable Tow Truck tire traction aid provides emergency traction to your drive wheels and allows you to get back on the road. The innovative cleat design bites into your tire and allows your drive wheels to climb the mat instead of spinning in snow. No more digging and pushing and rocking back and forth. Simply wedge the Portable Tow Truck under the pulling wheel and slowly drive the vehicle to a more suitable surface . At only 2.5 pounds and 36 inches long, the Portable Tow Truck is easy to handle and consumes very little trunk space. Buy this Portable Tow Truck and a future version of yourself, stuck in the snow or mud, will be thankful you did.”


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  • Provides emergency traction for your tires in snow, ice, mud and sand. Works on all vehicles with summer, winter, or all-season tires.
  • Comes with 2 reusable polypropylene solid and virtually indestructible traction mats.
  • No installation required, making it hassle free, easier and safer to use than tire chains and snow chains.
  • Each only 2.5 pounds and 36 inches long, allowing easy storage in your trunk or under your seat.
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Review: TEKTON Gunsmithing 18-Piece Punch Set #66564 is Pretty Nice

I have a lot of fun experimenting with stuff.  I tend to need punches fairly regularly and what I had was a mishmash of sizes and models from Craftsman, Astro, Harbor Freight and who knows what else.  I was working the other day and had stuff laying everywhere and thought to myself that there must be a more organized approach plus some of my punches were looking pretty abused (I’ve bent the crap out of some of the real small ones trying to start pins) so I started digging on Amazon.  Interestingly enough, TEKTON makes an 18-piece gunsmith punch set that gets very good reviews on Amazon – 4.6 stars with 181 reviews is pretty remarkable.  So, I ordered it and was pleasantly surprised at what arrived – it was very well done.

 

The set was well packed and includes a walnut bench block that is laser etched with what punch is to go in what hole.  Now for a slob like me, that is a God-send.

The punches have a nice heft, feel good, are well finished and have worked fine so far.  TEKTON claims they are high carbon heat treated steel and seem to be holding up just fine.

The set includes the following punches:

  • (7) pin punches: 1/16, 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4 inch
  • (8) roll pin punches: 1/16, 5/64, 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4 inch
  • (2) solid punches: 1/16, 3/32 inch
  • (1) center punch: 5/16 inch

I have it sitting to the side of my bench and now I can move the whole set right to where I need it vs. digging for whatever punch I need.

So if you are shopping for punches with a stand, take a look at this set.  It is a great deal when you look at the cost relative to the quality you get.


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