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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

HAMMERS

Lowell Strauss
Lowell Strauss

Hammers give your punch the extra encouragement needed to drive pins and move sights. Use an eight-ounce ball-peen hammer, but keep a 12-ounce ball-peen on hand for stubborn pins (anything heavier than 12 ounces can cause more harm than good). For added protection or when trying to move stuck parts, use a rubber, nylon or brass hammer to avoid marring the firearm.

Lowell Strauss

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

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