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How To: Clean a Ruger M77 bolt-action rifle

In this official video tutorial from Ruger Firearms, we learn how to clean a Ruger M77 Hawkeye bolt-action rifle. For more information, including a complete demonstration, and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started cleaning your own M77 Hawkeye, watch this gun owner's guide.

How To: Install a front sight on a rifle

Larry Potterfield of MidwayUSA takes this Winchester Model 67 and prepares to shorten the barrel by installing a new front sight. With a few files and the Wheeler Engineering dovetail cutting fixture, you can do this gunsmithing project at home.

How To: Bump fire a semiautomatic AR-15 from the hip

In most states getting a legal fully automatic rifle is impossible, but semiautomatic AR-15's and other rifles are much more readily available. If you're rocking a semi auto AR-15 your best bet for really fast firing is to bump fire it. Bump firing uses the recoil of the gun to pull the trigger, allowing you to shoot at full auto speeds with a legal gun. This video will show you how to do it from the shoulder.

How To: Clean the Springfield Armory XDM 40 handgun

Springfield Armory's XDM 40 is a great handgun, and you're going to learn how to clean it and properly maintain it. In the first video tutorial, see what comes in the box with the Springfield Armory XDM 40 handgun, then learn how to field strip the pistol. The second video goes through the steps of the proper cleaning of the firearm and the third covers reassembling it after cleaning.

How To: Disassemble your Ruger Mark III Rimfire pistol

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: Modify a BB gun into a blowdart gun

With millions of things you could be doing right now, like homework, chores, playing with friends, you'd rather be modding things, like your airsoft rifle. Okay then, grab that airsoft BB gun, and watch this video to see how you can mod it from a lousy BB gun to a havocking blowdart gun. With just a few mods, you can be shooting blowdarts instead of BB's. Just be careful, blowdarts are a wee bit more dangerous than BB's.

How To: Clean a 12 gauge shotgun

Take the patch and put the shotgun tip through the slot nearest the center and put the patch saver on the tip, then slide it on. Then pinch the large side of the patch and put it through the patch saver and pull to tie a knot. Put the other end of the shotgun tip over the rod (it's internally threaded) and screw it on. Next, put on the obstruction remover. Then, put the cleaner in from breech to muzzle. To pull the patch through the barrel you may need to put the shotgun on the ground to have...

How To: Polish the bolt on a bolt action rifle

Polishing the bolt on a bolt action rifle can really dress up the appearance of the firearm. In this video the Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA, Larry Potterfield, polishes the bolt on a Remington 514 to demonstrate the process. He starts by using some abrasive paper backed with a needle file to polish the flat areas. Once they have been brightened up, he polishes the bolt body lengthwise using an art eraser as a backer. Switching to the next highest grit he cross polishes using a shoeshine motio...

How To: Properly clean barrels on a shotgun

This video covers the process for properly cleaning the barrels on a shotgun. Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, demonstrates this process using a Browning Superposed shotgun and Tipton brand cleaning supplies. This technique can be applied to numerous side-by-side, over and under, and single barrel shotguns, delaying the effects of long term wear and use. With the right equipment and a little know how, this process is not only quick and easy, but also effective.

How To: Field strip and reassemble a Remington 870 shotgun

This video tutorial demonstrates how to field strip and reassemble a Remington 870 shotgun. This is a basic field strip and reassembly of the Remington 870, which is one of the best-selling firearms in the country. The takedown of this shotgun is rather easy, so don't panic. Field strip and reassemble a Remington 870 shotgun.

How To: Reassemble your Ruger No. 1 Single Shot 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: Jewel a rifle bolt for a custom look

Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, demonstrates the step by step process for jeweling, or engine turning, a rifle bolt. This process is quick and easy, requiring only a drill press, some simple hand tools, and a Wheeler Engineering Bolt Jeweling Kit. The average time to complete the entire process is under one hour. Jeweling a rifle bolt will not only improve the look of the bolt, but also allow it to better hold lubricants, preventing or delaying wear.

How To: Clean & disassemble a Benelli 12-gauge M1 shotgun

In this video series, our expert Jason Boatwright will teach you how to properly care for and clean your firarms. Jason will show you all the supplies you'll need to clean your Benelli 12g 28" Shotgun. He'll show you how to remove the barrel, the lower receiver, the slide, the forearm, the cap, the stock, the guide rod, trigger assembly, the bolt, and bolt face.

How To: Remove dents from shotgun barrels

Dents in shotgun barrels are fairly common but are easy to remove if you have the right tools. This video covers the process of raising dents in a shotgun barrel from start to finish. Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, guides you through the process using a Baker dent raising tool and a light hammer. The dent is primarily raised by inserting the tool into the bore and lining up the anvil under the dent. Turning the handle on the tool will raise the anvil which pushes out the den...

How To: Install a spring kit in a revolver

Sometimes all that's needed to improve the performance of a revolver is upgrading the springs. This video outlines the process for installing a Wolff spring kit in a Smith and Wesson revolver to smoothen and lighten the trigger pull. Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, swaps out the springs in a Smith and Wesson model 67, K frame revolver. The topics covered include basic disassembly and the replacement of the mainspring and rebound slide spring.

How To: Fix excessive cylinder endshake on a revolver

When the cylinder of a revolvers has a lot of front to back play or movement, it's called endshake. It's a problem that is easily corrected if you have the right parts. In this video Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, demonstrates the process for correcting gross cylinder. After measuring for the exact amount of endshake using a feeler gage, he begins by removing the yoke retaining screw, the yoke, and the cylinder. Using a padded vise and some snap caps to protect the extractor...

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: 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: Make a pvc pipe gun

Learn to make a pvc pipe gun, great for airsoft wars. Fun and easy to make. The materials you will need: pvc pipe,pipe cutters,electric tape, duct tape, a regular balloon.

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: Disassemble 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, sand, and refinish the stock on a rifle

If you collect old guns then you probably know the pain that looking at a worn-out dirty gun can send through the heart. If you've got an old rifle that could use some TLC, watch this video for a complete guide to refinishing the stock on a rifle. It covers cleaning the stock, removing the old finishing, sanding, removing dents, applying the new finish, and finally how to oil and buff the new finish down to the look that you want.

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: Make poison ammo

This tutorial is a Shooting Eggs production showing you how to make poison ammo. For this you will need: a rifle, .22/5MM hollow point ammo, superglue, aluminum foil, potassium chloride and a hole puncher. Potassium chloride is easily bought online. However, what you might not know, it is 1 of the 3 chemicals used in the lethal injections used in capital punishment around the world. Once introduced into the bloodstream, it stops the heart from beating.

How To: Disassemble a Lee Enfield No1 MkIII

Check out this instructional weapon video that shows how to disassemble a Lee Enfield No1 MkIII rifle. Using a 1941 Lithgow No1 MkIII, this tutorial provides general guidance to beginners and gun enthusiasts who need help with stripping and dismantling of the No1 MkIII rifle and replacing the four stock.