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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:

.223 No Go and Field Gauges Gunsmithing Tools Look, Bid and Buy!

$9.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Nov-24-2018 14:16:25 PST
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Lot of 5 Brownells 1911 Frame Pin Hole Reamers Pro Gunsmith Tools

$25.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Saturday Nov-24-2018 12:21:56 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

HJ15TAC Multi-functional Enhanced Spanner 223 Combo Wrench Gunsmith Tools

$9.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 0:04:43 PST
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$7.00
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 12:36:20 PST
Buy It Now for only: $7.00
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BROWNELL’s Screw checker gunsmithing tools with cutter

$20.50 (6 Bids)
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 9:33:55 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Set of Gunsmithing Tools for M1 .30 Carbine

$250.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 12:35:15 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Gunsmithing Tools

$80.00
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 6:30:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $80.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Grace Tools - Hook and Pick Set - 6-Piece Set - HP6- Gunsmith Tools and

$24.63
End Date: Monday Dec-10-2018 22:57:57 PST
Buy It Now for only: $24.63
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VINTAGE 1992 WILLIAMS GUNSMITHING TOOLS SHOOTING HUNTING CATALOG

$7.00
End Date: Thursday Dec-6-2018 6:31:43 PST
Buy It Now for only: $7.00
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Two multi wrench gunsmith tools Barrel Bushing O G Wrenchs 254V

$12.00
End Date: Tuesday Dec-4-2018 12:51:30 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

American Gunsmith Library Choosing and Using Gunsmithing Tools & Techniques 

$59.99
End Date: Saturday Dec-1-2018 8:18:05 PST
Buy It Now for only: $59.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Universal Firearm Durable Bench Block Gunsmith Handgun Gunsmithing Tools Pistols

$17.30
End Date: Wednesday Nov-28-2018 8:49:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17.30
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

10 Carbide Tipped and HSS Lathe Bits 5/8" Shank Machinist Gunsmith Tools

$28.00
End Date: Tuesday Nov-27-2018 7:55:17 PST
Buy It Now for only: $28.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Multi-functional Wrench Tool Enhanced Spanner Armorer Wrench Gunsmith Tools LOT

$6.78
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 19:02:31 PST
Buy It Now for only: $6.78
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage B-Square Gunsmith Tools Scope Mounts Catalog No.27

$9.99
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 9:40:46 PST
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Universal Firearm Durable Bench Block Gunsmith Handgun Gunsmithing Tools Pistols

$17.08
End Date: Tuesday Nov-20-2018 12:16:10 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17.08
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Wheeler Fine Gunsmith Tools SAE/Metric/Hex/Torx P-Handle Driver Set: 1081957

$57.95
End Date: Thursday Dec-6-2018 11:49:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $57.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

% Gunsmithing Tools ... and there uses by John E. Traister

$17.99
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 11:03:52 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17.99
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.

Vintage LEHIGH VISE / Clamp Bench Vise Jeweler Gunsmith Tool

$19.95 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Nov-24-2018 17:57:25 PST
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Vintage plastic wood aluminum gunsmith, tinsmith, jeweler hammer tool

$9.99
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 14:13:38 PST
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$17.01
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 7:47:46 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17.01
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

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

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

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

Vtg Small Iron BENCH VISE W/Anvil~1 3/4" Jaws Jewelers/Gunsmiths for bench mount

$13.99
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 17:05:23 PST
Buy It Now for only: $13.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage LEHIGH VISE / Clamp Bench Vise Jeweler Gunsmith Tool

$19.95 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Nov-26-2018 17:02:10 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Small Vintage Blacksmith/Gunsmith Bench Vise

$16.19
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 5:50:58 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.19
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Engraving Jewelry Tools Watch Maker Gunsmith Old muller others

$45.00
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 5:32:31 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

T.L. Grobet Switzerland Vintage Engraving Jewelry Making Tools Leather Gunsmith

$25.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 8:03:33 PST
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Antique Engraving Tools Muller Jewelry Making Gunsmith Grobet Leather Vintage

$50.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 7:50:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Vtg Miniature Bench Vise Machinist Jeweler Gunsmith Antique

$45.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 13:23:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE BLACKSMITH GUNSMITH IRON ANVIL VINTAGE TOOL PROFESSIONAL 10.93 Pound

$56.00
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 20:40:51 PST
Buy It Now for only: $56.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Will-Burt Versa Vise Gunsmith Woodworking - USA Orville

$100.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Nov-23-2018 14:10:27 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

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

$44.99
End Date: Thursday Dec-13-2018 12:38:41 PST
Buy It Now for only: $44.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$25.00
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 18:22:09 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

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

Vintage small ball peen hammer gunsmith machinist jewelers tool 3 oz

$7.50 (5 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 17:27:50 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Solid Brass Hammer Hand Made Machinist Gunsmith Small 6.5”. 19oz.

$19.99
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 17:07:56 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Will-Burt Versa Vise gunsmith woodworking cabinetry  made in USA

$120.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 10:30:53 PST
Buy It Now for only: $190.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Norton Hard Translucent Arkansas Small Stone Lot gunsmith machinist

$119.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 8:43:09 PST
Buy It Now for only: $119.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Hand Vise - Machinist Gunsmith Jeweler - Old Tools

$9.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 7:36:57 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vtg gunsmith jeweler tinsmith hardy steel round ball head anvil 11"x2.5" 48.36oz

$35.00
End Date: Tuesday Dec-11-2018 21:23:51 PST
Buy It Now for only: $35.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Speedex Spring Maker Wire Winder HPC Clock Watch Tool Maker Gunsmith

$59.99
End Date: Tuesday Dec-11-2018 17:12:22 PST
Buy It Now for only: $59.99
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.

.223 No Go and Field Gauges Gunsmithing Tools Look, Bid and Buy!

$9.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Nov-24-2018 14:16:25 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Lot of 5 Brownells 1911 Frame Pin Hole Reamers Pro Gunsmith Tools

$25.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Saturday Nov-24-2018 12:21:56 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Lot Of 24 EC Muller + Other Tools Jeweler Watchmaker Gunsmith Engraver

$49.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Nov-24-2018 17:30:18 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Lot of Gunsmith Armorers Tools

$10.50 (2 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Nov-24-2018 10:48:39 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

vise base Will-Burt Versa Columbian  Parrot Gyro Vise Vice Gunsmith

$29.99
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 11:19:45 PST
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

$17.01
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 7:47:46 PST
Buy It Now for only: $17.01
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmith Rifle Shotgun Antique Hand Forged Tools

$9.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 16:34:45 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

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

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

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

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

Vtg Small Iron BENCH VISE W/Anvil~1 3/4" Jaws Jewelers/Gunsmiths for bench mount

$13.99
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 17:05:23 PST
Buy It Now for only: $13.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

RAMELSON Wood Carving Hand Chisel Gouge Set 6pc Gunsmith Woodworkers Tools NICE

$48.00
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 9:58:26 PST
Buy It Now for only: $48.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Engraving Jewelry Tools Watch Maker Gunsmith Old muller others

$45.00
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 5:32:31 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Engraving Tools Muller Jewelry Making Gunsmith Grobet Leather Vintage

$50.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 7:50:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Dillon Precision Dillon's Gunsmith Screwdriver Kit w/ Case

$19.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 17:13:22 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

E. C. Muller Engraving Graver Tool lot Jeweler Watchmaker Gunsmith Engraver

$50.00
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 14:12:11 PST
Buy It Now for only: $50.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vtg Miniature Bench Vise Machinist Jeweler Gunsmith Antique

$45.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 13:23:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

UNIMAT SL 1000 MADE IN AUSTRIA JEWELER GUNSMITHING LATHE Loaded

$850.00
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 11:53:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $850.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vtg Craftsman 4066 Tap Wrench Sliding T Handle 1/8 - 1/4 Shank Gunsmith USA

$22.50
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 21:50:04 PST
Buy It Now for only: $22.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmith Stuck Choke Tube Extractors 12 & 20 Gauge Pro Tools

$10.52 (2 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 8:05:47 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Machinists Tinsmith Gunsmith Lot of Tools Polishing Stones Pins Bits FREE US S

$29.95
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 7:36:35 PST
Buy It Now for only: $29.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Small Arbor Press Jewelry Gunsmith

$50.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Nov-20-2018 15:00:20 PST
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Will-Burt Versa Vise Gunsmith Woodworking - USA Orville

$100.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Nov-23-2018 14:10:27 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 Surface Hardening Compund for Steel Pro Gunsmith

$7.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Saturday Nov-24-2018 11:15:48 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Brownells Gunsmith Shop Apron

$7.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Nov-24-2018 10:46:06 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Bob Brownells Gunsmith Kinks

$20.49
End Date: Tuesday Nov-27-2018 22:06:23 PST
Buy It Now for only: $20.49
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 Nov-18-2018 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.

4" Tall Metal Vintage Antique Small Thumb Pump Oil Can Oiler Gunsmith

$5.95
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 13:56:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $5.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Gunsmith Rifle Shotgun Antique Hand Forged Tools

$9.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 16:34:45 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Antique Gunsmith Screwdriver Turn Screw for Cased Pistol Shotgun

$14.95 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 18:30:25 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Vautier Engraving Tools Antique Jewelry Gunsmith Leather Making Engrave

$25.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 8:28:47 PST
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Antique Engraving Tools Muller Jewelry Making Gunsmith Grobet Leather Vintage

$50.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 7:50:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $75.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Vtg Miniature Bench Vise Machinist Jeweler Gunsmith Antique

$45.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 13:23:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE BLACKSMITH GUNSMITH IRON ANVIL VINTAGE TOOL PROFESSIONAL 10.93 Pound

$56.00
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 20:40:51 PST
Buy It Now for only: $56.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Vintage Style Colt Firearms Gunsmith Bore Gage Key chain

$13.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 12:58:03 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Antique Adjustable Thread Plate Die Stock Blacksmith Gunsmith Display Collect

$18.95
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 8:46:15 PST
Buy It Now for only: $18.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Hand Forged Iron Tonges blacksmith gunsmith tools Multi Functional Tool

$49.00
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 5:42:56 PST
Buy It Now for only: $49.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Old Antique Small Square Head Iron Anvil Blacksmith Silversmith Gunsmith Tool

$45.00
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 5:42:56 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Old Antique Small Iron Anvil Blacksmith Silversmith Gunsmith Tool Collectible

$45.00
End Date: Thursday Dec-13-2018 20:34:56 PST
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

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

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

Antique (Rare William Fredericks) handheld gunsmith vise

$14.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Nov-20-2018 10:19:56 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

GUNSMITH TOOL LOT! ANTIQUE & VINTAGE SCREW DRIVERS, FILES, PUNCHES, ETC.

$164.00
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 17:53:06 PST
Buy It Now for only: $164.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Excellent Antique Gunsmith Float

$59.50
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 19:15:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $59.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Antique Small Hardy Clamp On Jewelers Machinist Gunsmith Anvil Vise 2 1/2" Jaws

$19.99
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 14:20:17 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE 18LB STEEL WHEEL BENCH BLOCK BLACKSMITH GUNSMITH METAL WORK JEWELER Wow!

$50.00
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 9:55:40 PST
Buy It Now for only: $50.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ANTIQUE 31 LB CAST IRON STEEL BENCH BLOCK BLACKSMITH GUNSMITH METAL WORK JEWELER

$50.00
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 9:55:11 PST
Buy It Now for only: $50.00
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.


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Romanian leather Soviet BAKELITE 7.62 Bayonet Scabbard ak strap 5.45 russian

$50.00
End Date: Friday Nov-23-2018 17:54:59 PST
Buy It Now for only: $50.00
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RussIan ( izhmash )Tula Soviet BAKELITE 7.62 Bayonet Scabbard ak strap 5.45

$120.00
End Date: Friday Nov-23-2018 17:39:31 PST
Buy It Now for only: $120.00
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Soviet Army afganka unloading system for Ak-74 and granades Afgan War

$32.11
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 2:16:23 PST
Buy It Now for only: $32.11
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Soviet AK-74 Strap Carrying Scabbard USSR bayonet canvas belt loop Russia

$8.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 19:17:09 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14.20
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Decor pouch for four AK machine gun stores. For R.P.K. 5.45 mm. Army of the USSR

$30.00
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 20:24:06 PST
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
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Decor pouch for four AK machine gun stores. For R.P.K. 7.62 mm. Army of the USSR

$30.00
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 19:59:45 PST
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
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Decor pouch for four AK machine gun stores. For R.P.K. 7.62 mm. Army of the USSR

$25.00
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 19:33:42 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
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1985 USSR Soviet Russia Manual on small arms AK 47 Kalashnikov, pistol Makarova

$27.00
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 12:12:36 PST
Buy It Now for only: $27.00
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Soviet AK-74 bayonet scabbard Tula USSR Russia RARE With Star Mint

$199.99
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 14:55:33 PST
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
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AK47 Original Russian Spring Bayonet CCCP Great Condition 13.5 inch

$59.99
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 14:08:16 PST
Buy It Now for only: $59.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Soviet Era Romanian AK 3 Cell Magazine Ammo Pouch Pocket

$9.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Nov-20-2018 20:01:45 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

Soviet AK-74 item

$120.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Nov-23-2018 7:33:12 PST
Buy It Now for only: $160.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage soviet AK bayonet

$100.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Nov-23-2018 7:31:57 PST
Buy It Now for only: $130.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

RARE Chinese Red BAKELITE 7.62 Bayonet Knife Scabbard 5.45 russian soviet ak

$139.99
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 13:23:27 PST
Buy It Now for only: $139.99
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Soviet AK-74 bayonet scabbard Tula USSR Russia RARE Matching Numbers

$56.99
End Date: Tuesday Dec-11-2018 10:08:32 PST
Buy It Now for only: $56.99
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Soviet AK-74 bayonet scabbard Tula USSR Russia RARE Mint

$69.99
End Date: Tuesday Dec-11-2018 9:38:29 PST
Buy It Now for only: $69.99
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AK-47 + SOVIET WEAPONS iron curtain MAGS & DRUMS next gen + GEAR GUIDE no label

$5.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-9-2018 19:22:31 PST
Buy It Now for only: $5.99
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Soviet AK-74 bayonet scabbard Tula USSR Russia RARE Matching Numbers Mint

$56.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-9-2018 8:44:54 PST
Buy It Now for only: $56.99
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Polish poland Soviet BAKELITE 7.62 Bayonet Scabbard ak strap 5.45 russian

$59.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-9-2018 7:41:01 PST
Buy It Now for only: $59.99
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💥 SALE VA RVCA AK 47 ASSAULT RIFLE AUTOMATIC WEAPON T SHIRT SZ

$6.50 (2 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Nov-20-2018 17:08:22 PST
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trump t shirt deplorable patriot ar15 ak47 usa military american

$15.95
End Date: Tuesday Dec-11-2018 18:18:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $15.95
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trump t shirt deplorable patriot ar15 ak47 usa military american

$15.95
End Date: Tuesday Dec-11-2018 18:18:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $15.95
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Funny Pro Gun Panda with Guns AK-47 Rifle 100% Cotton Men T-Shirt

$19.99
End Date: Wednesday Dec-5-2018 8:24:28 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
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Funny Pro Gun Panda with Guns AK-47 Rifle 100% Cotton Men T-Shirt

$19.99
End Date: Wednesday Dec-5-2018 8:24:28 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
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AK47 Boyz King Lil G Sucios Jersey White T-Shirt

$34.00
End Date: Sunday Dec-2-2018 16:56:23 PST
Buy It Now for only: $34.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK47 Boyz King Lil G Sucios Jersey White T-Shirt

$32.00
End Date: Sunday Dec-2-2018 16:56:23 PST
Buy It Now for only: $32.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

US NEW FASHION 3D PRINT BLACK AK47 MEN/WOMEN SHORT T-SHIRT USA SHIPPING

$6.99
End Date: Friday Nov-30-2018 23:36:45 PST
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
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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 6.5 Liter Oil Changer Vacuum Fluid Extractor Pump Tank Remover (Misc.)

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Features: 

  • MULTIFUNCTION OIL CHANGER MANUAL & PNEUMATIC MODEL – 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.
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  • EXTRACTION WITHOUT CAR LIFTED UP – Special Angle Spout Design Makes Everything Clean. Changing Oil, Your Best Partner!
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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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  • 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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