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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

VISE

Lowell Strauss
Lowell Strauss

Gun cradles are sufficient for light-duty tasks such as cleaning, but for a really firm grip on a firearm or gun part, a solid vise is needed. A mechanic’s vise is a suitable option for the home gunsmith, although the textured jaws can mar the firearm. To avoid this, invest in a set of soft jaws, plastic covers that go over the vise jaws and protect the objects being clamped from damage. Jaw pads can also be made from pieces of leather.

Lowell Strauss

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

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