gunsmithing kit


March 11, 2013, 11:11 AM
I need a decent kit. I like the set up of the weaver deluxe kit. However i have read mixed reviews. On them. Mainly issues with the hammer and punches.

If i must i can buy everything separately. But would prefer a kit.

I like to disassemble my guns as much as possible over and over again. It helps me understand the gun better, and its actually relaxing as well. Some people dont recommend it. But its what i do.

Im not using these every day or anything. But i dont want crap.

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March 11, 2013, 11:23 AM
I suggest taking a look at

In addition to stocking parts for many common firearms they also sell specialized tool for specific guns, as well as generalized tool kits.

Some years ago I purchased their 870 Armorers Toolkit and their AR Armorers Toolkit. Both kits contained everything I needed for major repairs and rebuilds.

As a start, get a set of gunsmith screwdrivers and pin punches. These, along with an assortment of needle nose pliers and some india stones will give you a great head start. There are also some excellent gunsmithing books there.

Ron in Texas

Loc n Load
March 12, 2013, 07:48 PM
I agree with post #2.....I have been a police armorer for 30 years and have been through a dozen or more factory conducted armorer's schools for various rifles, pistols, revolvers, sub machine guns, shotguns. I have maintained and repaired thousands of duty carry and training firearms. I have bought most of my tools from Brownell's.....a good complete set of screwdriver/bits, punches, good quality pliers, needle nose, etc., India stones will indeed get you started. If you get into AR's, then there are certain tools that you will want to have there. This applies to most platforms such as the Rem. 870's, Mossberg's, what have you. There is also a lot of information out there now on You tube and DVD's that I wish had been around when I started my "journey" some 30 years ago. Good luck and good shooting.

March 12, 2013, 07:55 PM
a good smith set is like a good household tool kit. its something you build up over many years.

the basics would be a good set of punches, screw drivers, roll pin punches(if you have anything that uses roll pins) a brass hammer, padded jaws for a vice and a good allen key set that will do allot of the basics.

you may or may not need files and stones (trigger jobs/parts fitting), rasp and chisels for stock making/fitting, checkering files the list goes on and on

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