Gunsmithing

From the proper method of cleaning your gun to the right way to mount a scope, Gun Digest’s gunsmithing section has you covered. We provide you with authoritative how-to articles and indispensable references to make your DIY gunsmithing project a snap. Gun Assembly/DisassemblyExploded Gun DrawingsAR-15 Maintenance GuideAR-15 Cleaning Download

Which direction, and how far, are clues. Track them with a new rifle, and if they ever change, you know something is up.

The AR-15: Getting Things Apart

Learn how to field-strip and completely disassemble your AR-15 – and get it all back together again - for routine and advanced cleaning, maintenance and repair.

Get diagrams for more than 1,000 guns in "Exploded Gun Drawings"

Diagrams Answer 4 Burning Questions for DIY Gunsmiths (& Did You Win the Book?)

"Gun Digest Book of Exploded Gun Drawings" has the answers to some of the most common questions from do-it-yourself gunsmiths, with detailed diagrams for more than 1,000 models of handguns, rifles and shotguns, along with a complete directory of firearms trade resources and contact information for buying gun parts and supplies.

Gun Digest Book of Exploded Gun Drawings

Giveaway: Gun Digest Book of Exploded Gun Drawings

Sometimes a simple drawing showing the parts of a gun can be incredibly informative, indicating the placement and direction of insertion of parts with simple lines on paper. That's what you get with the "Gun Digest Book of Exploded Gun Drawings," the prize in this week's book giveaway.

Gun in parts? This book can help.

Gun in Parts? How to Put it Back Together

Whether you have a Colt 1911 or Walther P22 - or anything in between - if you like to clean and maintain your semi auto pistols yourself, this newly-revised edition of "Gun Digest Book of Automatic Pistols Assembly/Disassembly" makes it simple.

Custom-rifle

Classic Guns: Collecting Custom Rifles

  Editor’s Note: Click here for instant firearms values and gun prices. Tom Turpin’s new book, “Custom Rifles: Mastery of Wood and Metal” will be hitting the bookstores this month.  It’s a handsome hardcover and heavy with photos printed on glossy paper. Turpin takes the reader inside the workshop of one of the best...

A lathe for maching custom rifle barrels

Explained: The Three Types of Custom Rifle Barrels

  The vast majority of custom rifle makers do not manufacture their own barrels. It is simply too costly to perform this function in-house due to the cost of the equipment necessary and the relatively few barrels that the maker will require. This is, simply put, another area that required years of expertise to...

Free Gun Safety DVD - National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF Offers Free Gun Safety DVDs

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is offering schools the opportunity to receive–free of charge–educational videos about firearm safety and wildlife conservation. The firearm safety videos help teach students how to react when encountering a firearm in an unsupervised situation. In addition, the conservation titles educate students on how wildlife and wild lands are...

Gunsmithing tools from Rimfire Assembly/Disassembly

Gunsmithing: Avoid Making These Common Mistakes

Countless firearms, old and new, bear the marks, burrs and gouges that are the result of using the wrong tools for taking them apart. In the interest of preventing this sort of thing, Kevin Muramatsu shares a few gunsmithing basics, from the most recent edition of the "Gun Digest Book of Rimfire Rifles Assembly/Disassembly."