Firearm Maintenance

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.

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."

Hopefully, your gun now looks like this again.

Is Your Ruger Pistol in Pieces?

The resident gunsmith here at GD tells me that a lot of people show up with their Ruger Standard Auto pistol in pieces, in a box. If that describes the current condition of your Ruger pistol, we're here to help.

Gun Digest Book of the Revolver

Book Giveaway: Feed Your Revolver Obsession

The new "Gun Digest Book of the Revolver" by Grant Cunningham is in, and whether you use your revolver for sport, hunting, competition or self-defense, there's something in it for you.

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.