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

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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.

Video: Midsouth Shooters Supply – Case Cleaning Supplies

In this online video, see the basic case cleaning supplies offered by Midsouth Shooters Supply. Case cleaning may not be the most interesting aspect of reloading, but it is one of the most important. These tools will get your cases clean.

Pinning Down Firing-Pin Types

It would seem that the mechanism that makes your gun go bang should be simple to understand and evaluate. But the various types of firing pins cause a lot of confusion among gun buyers. Here’s what you need to know before you buy.