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LEGO Heavy Weapons: Let Jr. Build a SPAS Brick by Brick

LEGO Heavy Weapons: Build Working Replicas of Four of the World’s Most Impressive Guns by Jack Streat gives instructions on how to build 1:1 LEGO replicas of “the world’s most iconic firearms.”

Using the Henrob Dillon Type III Torch

Welding often presents a dilemma for the gunsmith. A torch that utilizes big enough tips for fairly heavy work, such as welding on bolt handles, is usually large, heavy and cumbersome. But if the unit is small and handy in size, the largest tip that it will take is usually too small for the bolt-handle type of work. I recently ran across a product that may be a good answer to this dilemma. Called the Dillon Type III, this unit is put out by Henrob Corp. The torch unit is a compact outfit built into a pistol grip that is very easy to handle.

Replace Flat Sear Springs With Coils

With apologies to Chet Atkins, a guitar string makes a fine substitute when you need a replacement spring in a hurry.

Building a Stock-Finishing Rotisserie

A shopping trip to the mall inspired this gunsmith to make a better finishing set up in his shop. Here’s how he did it.

GunReports.com Video Brief: USA Shooting Team Explains International Skeet

Do you know the difference between a high-house and a low-house target? Learn more in this video about Men's and Women's Skeet.

Gun News from Around the Web: Feb 28, 2011

GunReports.com aggregates important gun news of the week. Bookmark this page to check back often for new items added weekly, daily, or hourly, or on your Facebook page, search for 'GunReports.com' and click 'Like' to get the newsfeed pushed to your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

Gun News from Around the Web: Feb 21, 2011

GunReports.com aggregates important gun news of the week. Bookmark this page to check back often for new items added weekly, daily, or hourly, or on your Facebook page, search for 'GunReports.com' and click 'Like' to get the newsfeed pushed to your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

Working Savage Slide-Action Rifles

It takes time to get parts and time to repair, but you can turn a Savage Model 170 back into a good shooter with some knowledge and a little TLC. From American Gunsmith Library, Gunsmithing the Rifle.

Working The Rossi Gallery Rifle, from American Gunsmith’s Book of the Rifle

Americans want good looks and cheap prices, and the Rossi Gallery Rifle meets those criteria. Here's how to solve problems related to this low-cost rifle.

Working the Winchester 88

Many of us miss Winchester's Model 88. First revealed in 1955 as "a bolt action rifle with a lever," it shared few features with levered Winchesters made up to that time. It had no external hammer, no side-loading tubular magazine limited to flat-nosed rounds, and no rear breech lock-up. It had a full-length stock to dampen barrel vibrations, a removable box magazine that allowed hunters to take advantage of better ballistics pointed bullets provided, and combined lever/trigger assemblies, which eliminated the pinched fingers and snagged gloves known so well to lever gunners. The 88's biggest departure from Winchester's lever-action tradition, however, was its rotary bolt head incorporating a trio of locking lugs that was very close to Mauser's design of the late 1880s.

Working the Browning Model 81 Lever-Action Rifle

I must admit that Browning has one strong reason in its favor for not telling the company's customers how to take their BLRs apart. Disassembling and reassembling this rifle should only be done by a knowledgeable, qualified gunsmith—even for cleaning—because doing it incorrectly may cause damage to parts. So Browning chooses to avoid all references to taking the gun apart. In fact, it says in the gun's manual, "If your rifle requires service, contact your local recommended Browning Firearms Service Center." This means gun shops will be getting these rifles in for repairs and cleaning, and you need to know how to take them apart the right way, or you will find yourself telling your customer that you are sorry, but he is going to have to wait until a new part arrives. Here's what you need to know about fixing the lever-action Model 81 Brownings:

Troubleshooting the H&K MP5

American police and other law-enforcement professionals are employing the H&K MP5 with increasing frequency for potentially or obviously dangerous encounters. It has replaced the shotgun in many patrol cars, the venerable lever action in prison guard towers, and is even found in the hands of U.S. Department of Agriculture rangers for varmint and predator control. A sound-suppressed version, the SD model, is sometimes fitted with telescopic sights and used as a short-range rifle to shoot out tires on suspects vehicles prior to a raid.

Gun News, Good and Bad

Over the past three years, historic numbers of Americans legally purchased a firearm. According to Larry Keane, senior vice president and general counsel of...