How To: Remove pitting on a shotgun barrel

Many older shotguns have barrels that are badly pitted and need to be polished before shooting them. This video teaches the process of honing shotgun barrels to remove pitting using a Sunnen brand hone. Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, starts the process by measuring the location of the choke tape using a bore gage. He then sets a stop collar on the Sunnen hone to prevent polishing that surface. Once the stop collar is set, the bore is oiled with a honing lubricant and the hon...

How To: Field Strip, Disassemble, Reassemble, Clean & Maintain a Military-Issued M4 Carbine Rifle

At home, owning a rifle is either for sport or fanaticism.  Having an M4 Carbine, however, is illegal.  Only government agencies can own and use the Colt M4 Carbine, most notably— the U.S. Military.  And for a soldier, that rifle means life or death, so it’s the number one concern for soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan today.  For a soldier, cleaning and maintaining their issued weapon is always priority, because an unclean rifle can resort in jams, misfires, and other malfunctions.

How To: Build the worlds simpliest homemade air gun

My version of a very simple air gun. You need only 3 parts to build the gun and plus barrel. Making it is very easy after finding right parts. Parts im using might be ava... More»ilable only in Finland but this should give you an idea how to build an air gun. WARNING: This device is lethal so use caution when you use it. Dont shoot at anything that might die, like your friend or a rabbit. Just destroy useless stuff

How To: Build a compressed air tennis ball cannon

Backyard potato guns are normally fueled by aerosol cans of hairspray and deodorants. But the conventional explosive propellent can be seen as weak in comparison to the alternative—pneumatic pressure. Which would you rather build? A spud gun capable of shooting 50 feet or one that can launch potatoes 500 feet?

How To: Make an easy homemade rifle silencer

In this video, learn how to make an easy & cheap home made gun silencer. Materials you will need include: aluminum steel, screen material, a sponge/steel wool, and string or thread. Spray paint is an optional item, in case you'd like to customize it. Good luck with your project!

How To: Disassemble your Ruger single-action revolver

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger handgun, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so don't let those other firearms manufacturers fool you. Learn from the professionals, learn from Ruger in this weapons video tutorial.

How To: Make a simple homemade high-powered slingshot gun

Watch this weapons video tutorial on how to make a simple homemade high-powered slingshot gun. This is a step-by-step guide on how to make an incredibly hi-powered gun or slingshot or airsoft gun. All you need is scissors, a balloon, tape, and a everyday cardboard toilet paper roll. This slingshot weapon is strong enough to fire through cans of soda!

How To: Clean an AK-47

Hello again, faithful audience. In this article I will be showing you how to take care of an AK-47 rifle. These are, in my opinion, the finest rifles ever made, mostly because of their extremely high reliability factor. Even people who have never touched an AK are aware of its reputation as the toughest gun of all time. If you are fortunate enough to own one of these, you will need to learn how to clean it and take care of it.

News: Hybrid Revolver Shotgun Hacked Together from Spare Gun Parts

When it comes to break action shotguns, one or two rounds might not be enough for some gun enthusiasts. Even the five-cartridge capacity that most pump action shotguns feature isn't enough buckshot for diehards. So, what kind of 12 gauge shotgun can hold more than five rounds? The AA-12 auto assault shotgun holds 32 rounds, but that's probably just overkill. Where's the happy medium, then?

How To: Make a paper clip shooter gun fast

If you were never in elementary school, or went to a rather nice one where kids didn't shoot things at each other all the time, then you probably don't know how to make a rubber band paper clip shooter like the one in this video. All you need is a rubber band, two hands, and a paper clip. Using the instructions in this video, you can launch said paper clip hard and fast across surprisingly long distances.

How To: Backbore the barrels on a used shotgun

Backboring refers to a process where a shotgun barrel is reamed out to remove excessive pitting. Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, takes the viewers through this interesting process using a set of reamers, T-handle, and a set of Parker shotgun barrels. This process, while time consuming and messy, is absolutely necessary when restoring an older shotgun that has excessive pitting in the bores. The process starts by threading a reamer onto a Baker T-handle. The reamer and bore ar...

How To: Remove the barrel from the trunnion

Check out this instructional weapons video that demonstrates how to remove the barrel from the trunnion of an AK rifle. Just follow the simple step by step instructions outlined in this rifle tutorial video. Press out the barrel from the trunnion and build your own AK rifle with this how to video.

How To: Build a spud gun or pistol

Take PVC Pipe and PVC Components. Cut the PVC components to length and prime the joints. Take cement component C through G together. Make a hole in the middle of the pipe for lantern lighter and now install the lighter with its hardware. It is compact and use flint to produce a strong spark. Sharp the circumference of pipe G. This shaves the potato since the pipe will cut the excess potato. Now find a very large area to launch the gun. Load the potato and use a stick to plunge it down the bar...

How To: Clean an SKS Rifle

So you went out and bought an SKS rifle...good for you. In my opinion, there are few rifles that can match the SKS as a personal weapon, whether used for hunting, recreation, or defense. Yes, some people will tell you that your SKS is a piece of outdated junk, and that their $2,000 rifle with all its fancy bells and whistles is much better, but just keep in mind that your SKS will still be functioning long after that fancy rifle has been thrown in the scrap heap. If properly maintained, an SK...

How To: Make a blow pen dart gun with household items

You may not know it, but common household items can be manipulated to make various gadgets and tools. But they can also be used to create dangerous weapons. In this tutorial, you will find out how to make a blow pen dart gun using common household items. Now, before attemtping to recreate this, please don't use this to hurt anyone or anything. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Fix a faulty trigger on your Airsoft gun

Oh, no! The trigger mechanism for your favorite Airsoft gun isn't working! Fortunately, in most cases, this doesn't mean you have to buy a replacement - you can usually easily and cheaply repair the trigger. You'll need a screwdriver so you can remove all the screws from the gun case (and be careful not to loose any of the screws!). And don't forget to remove the magazine before attempting to take the gun apart. Then just clear any blockage you see!

How To: Polish and prepare a rifle barrel for bluing

If you have a rifle you want to keep beautiful and rust-free, then bluing is necessary step for its survival. It's a passivation process that has many different types used, like cold bluing, hot bluing, rust bluing and fume bluing. No matter what type you're going to perform on your rifle barrel, there's one thing you need to keep in mind—polishing. Before you can fully refinish your gun metal, it's important that you polish the surface before actually bluing.

How To: Shorten and recrown a rifle barrel with hand tools

Most gun owners would cringe at the thought of hacking off the end of their barrel, but sometimes it's a necessary task to perform. But even then, it seems like a job for a professional. But it's not! If you have the basic hand tools, you can shorten and recrown a barrel yourself. MidwayUSA shows you how it's done on a Winchester Model 67 rifle.

How To: Disassemble the slide assembly on a Beretta PX4 pistol

The Beretta Px4 Storm is a semi-automatic pistol. If you own one, check out this video tutorial to see how to do a basic field strip of the handgun. After you have finished a basic field strip of the Beretta PX4 firearm, watch to see how to field strip the slide assembly. In order to disassemble the slide assembly, you will need a small punch or awl and a mallet. You will remove the extractor pin, and the firing pin, and everything else.

How To: Fit your shotgun by adjusting pitch and point of aim

In this how-to video, you will learn how to fit your shotgun. Pitch will keep you from getting beat up and point of target. Pitch refers to the angle at which the butt is shaped. A neutral stock will leave the stock parallel. If the barrel leans away, you have down pitch. If the opposite is true, you have up pitch. To change the pitch, use quarters. They do not collapse under pressure and are readily available. Place the coins under a loosened heel or toe of the butt. Check to see where the p...

How To: Disassemble and reassemble the Luger pistol

Check out this brief video tutorial on the German Luger pistol, which features disassembly and subsequent reassembly of the firearm. This is narrated in order to ensure that anyone with a Luger in front of them isn't stuck trying to freeze frame on some blurry detail. Just follow along and you'll be fine.

How To: Disassemble your Ruger M77 Mark II or Hawkeye Rifle

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together, or maybe how to add a scope to it. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so don't let those other firearms manufacturers fool you. Learn from the professionals, learn from Ruger in this weapons video tutorial.

How To: Modify a Ruger 10/22 semi-automatic rifle

Ruger 10/22 rifles are ideally suited for informal target shooting, plinking, small game hunting, and action-shooting events. Many models exist, including the standard 10/22 Carbine, the Ruger Deluxe Sporter, the Ruger All-Weather 10/22, Rifle models, a Compact model, and a Target model.

How To: Clean your Ruger 10/22 Rimfire Rifle

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so don't let those other firearms manufacturers fool you. Learn from the professionals, learn from Ruger in this weapons video tutorial.

How To: Clean your Ruger double-action revolver

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger handgun, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so don't let those other firearms manufacturers fool you. Learn from the professionals, learn from Ruger in this weapons video tutorial.

How To: Build a pneumatic potato cannon

Want to make a spud gun, but not just any old cheap and easy spud gun... check out this weapons video tutorial to see how to build a pneumatic potato cannon. These pneumatic potato cannons are capable of shooting straight through walls and windows, so be careful.

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