So for the last six months or so I have been assembling an AR-15 from parts. What it would end up looking like existed only in my imagination. Until last Friday that is…

With the new ATI free-floating hanguard installed, the only thing left is the bolt carrier group. I’m at a crossraods between a chrome-plated or nitrided BCG.

Believe me you will be seeing much more of “Tisha” in the future.

A friend of mine taught me this and I figured I would share it with you. I have done this to my 1911 grips and let me tell you it completely changes the feel of the grip in your hand.

The rest of the gun needs work still but all in good time.

A closer view.

The grips shown are from Mako and have an extended magwell.

Also it is a good way to turn cheap plastic grips into custom textured grips.

Here is a quick tutorial:

It isnt very hard to do but keep in mind that if you aren’t comfortable taking a soldering iron to your Glock, it might be best to take it to a professional. This is something that can’t be undone.

EDIT: For some reason, UMG will not allow this video to be played as an embedded video. It will play for you on YouTube after the jump. (I think because it has a Guns ‘n Roses song in it.)

Here is the first part of repairing and customizing an old beat up Marlin/Glenfield 60 I bought from a guy on NodakOutdoors.

Here are the pics from when I got it:

It doesnt look too bad from the pictures that were posted in the ad…

This gun has seen better days. 

But once I got it in my hands, it looked terrible. The finish was chipped, scratched, and rusting. There was a large hole where the front sight screw used to be. and the stock was cracked. not to mention the 25+ years of carbon that had built up inside the receiver. Not being one to pass up on an opportunity for experience I paid the man and took it home.

Once I got it open I also found out that it was missing one of the trigger guard screws and the feedthroat was broken. Whew!

After doing a quick cleaning, I ordered the parts I needed. In the mean time I filled the front sight hole with a ground down screw and cold blued it for the time being. I also started this blog. When the parts arrived, I made this video…

The fitting that I didn’t put into the video was mostly changing the angle of the top of the new part to match the existing cutout of the bolt.  And as I mentioned, removing some of the lifter. I also had to remove some of the lifter spring because it had some slack that was in the way of the new feedthroat. The next step for this gun is going to be refinishing the metal.  My dipping tank is empty right now but I just ordered some parkerizing solution…

…to be continued…

MSRP = $4800.00 but they are raffling them off at $25.00 a ticket.

You can’t see it in the picture bu the receiver is engraved with a beautiful South Dakota pheasant scene. The maker tells me that while it is functional, you wouldn’t want to shoot it as the plating covers everything. Inside and out. Any shot fired would blow out all of the gold from inside the barrel.

Beautiful craftmanship on this pistol. This picture does not do it justice.

This pistol is definitely unique. It has handcrafted grips so subtle you can hardly see them but holding it, it seems to melt into your grip. With a textured frame and slide serrations working the action is smooth as butter. I couldn’t try out the trigger but the owner tells me it breaks like glass. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it many times more but they just dont make them like they used to anymore. As before if you contact me I can put you in touch with the owner if your interested.

HK MP-5K “Breifcase Gun”

February 6, 2011

Too cool.

 

Saw this walking the tables. This is the a real deal, registered NFA, MP-5K. It will fire from  inside the breifcase by way of a transfer bar that goes from the trigger to a second trigger in the carry handle. Very cool. He isn’t advertising that its for sale but told me he would let it go at the low price of $19,000 with the briefcase and $18,000 without. Contact me if interested and I can put you in touch with him. All NFA rules would apply.

Custom engraved lever guns.

February 6, 2011

They dont make them like they used to.

This immaculate collection is owned by a man out of Mitchell, SD. They won Best in show at the 2009 Aberdeen gun show in the Long Rifle class. Each one is hand crafted  and 100% unique.

The picture says it all.

The dowel in the triggerguard is actually a dehydrated seal penis.

A closer view of the winning gun's reciever engraving.

THis is the 2011 Collectible long gun winner owned by a man from Park Rapids, MN. Aside from the immaculate bison engraving on this Winchesters receiver, also pay attention to the dowel holding it up. The owner of this gun informed me that it is actually a dehydrated seal penis otherwise known as an oo-sick. Kinda creepy, but original.

 

 

 

Winner of the 2009 Aberdeen Best in Show

Over 40 mint examples of Ruger glory.

There will be a day when my gun room looks like this. Someday….

Unnamed high capacity revolver.

I dont know anything about this gun but it caught my eye. Unfortunately the owner wasnt around to ask questions. If anybody knows more about this gun let me know and I will update this post.

My gunshow teammate requests to be refered to as "The Burrito Bandito"

Out tables at the show

More of our tables.

Hey folks. Got some cool pics from the show this weekend. Having fun, seeing some cool guns, and made a few bucks. good show so far.

More pics of the show.

The hallway.

Ill be posting more pics of some of the displays and guns that caught my eye. Ill try and get a little of the stories behind them if I can.

PS: Good luck Green Bay!

-Drefizzle