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The 8 simple tools you need to start gunsmithing at home

Image Via: Lowell Strauss

Firearms fixers

Working on your own rifles and shotguns is easier than you think. Here’s how

SCREWDRIVERS

Lowell Strauss
Lowell Strauss

When it comes to working on firearms, regular tapered-end screwdrivers won’t do. Gunsmithing screwdrivers are hollow-ground—the tip of the bit is squared—to increase torque and reduce the chance of slippage. A variety of tips are available, configured as ¼-inch hex-drive bits and sold in sets with a handle. A standard set with 11 bits will cover most firearm screws, while more deluxe sets include specialty bits for sights and choke tubes.

Lowell Strauss

Saskatchewan’s Lowell Strauss often writes about hunting dogs for Outdoor Canada. He's our top dog guy!

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