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

Keep Your Bolt Running Right

When was the last time you paid any attention to the bolt on your bolt-action rifle? New tools now make routine maintenance much simpler.

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Video: Set Up Your Scope for Success

The National Shooting Sports Foundation's (NSSF) Ryan Cleckner shows you how to properly set up your rifle and scope combination so that it naturally aligns with your eye.

The stock and rail are installed and the wood is showing off its grain a bit. (Below) An image from the rear quarter shows the whole assembly, rail, stock, and dot

Gunsmithing: Can You Improve the M-1 Carbine?

There are two schools of thought on the M-1 Carbine. Neither involves lots of work on the gun. While the Carbine been denigrated for lack of stopping power, inaccuracy, and an anthropomorphic lack of small round things, it has a lot going for it and, yes, it can even be improved.