Whether you are a trained or amateur gunsmith, you need a good set of gunsmithing tools.
Top 8 tools for gunsmithing
These are the must have gunsmithing tools you need;
Gunsmithing Vise (bench vise) that allows you to position the vice body in different ways. It should also accept special blocks that have no teeth so that you do not mar up a beautifully blued gun or the stock of a weapon. One way to make your vise not have teeth is to get a set of individual blocks that use magnets to hook onto your vise. Always remember you need to be gentle with a vise and gun, you want it tight enough to hold the gun, but you do not want to mark the weapon up in any way.
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A bench block, like the vise, is another way to hold a gun steady while you drive in or out a pin. These can come in different sizes for specific weapons so pay attention to what you are buying.
A nylon brass hammer for tapping in pins or parts that are being slightly stubborn, again you need to be cautious with this, so you do not ruin the finish of the gun.
A good set of pin punches. Every gunsmith should have pin punches in his or her tools.
Gunsmith screwdrivers, and yes, they are different than your regular hardware store screwdrivers. Save yourself a headache and added cost by spending the money on a good set of gunsmith screwdrivers.
Torx driver laid down for those guns that do not use regular screws; you will be able to finish a gun you’ve taken in to work on without waiting for these drivers to come.
A scope ring tool for mounting scopes to rifles; Leupold makes an excellent scope ring tool.
Reticle Leveling System helps with making the crosshairs of a scope seem leveler. Some people want the crosshairs level even though that does not assist them to aim better.
One other tool you should have
One other gunsmithing tool you should have is a good file cleaner. Sure you can use a card cleaner or wire brush, but in most cases, they are ineffective and add to the dulling of your case.
One method you can use is to flatten a large caliber casing and then push it against the file’s teeth, parallel to their cut. Doing that with the casing several times will shape the housing to that particular file. It will clean to the bottom of the cuts on file.
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