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Screw Cut Off Fixture
Screw Cut Off Fixture

This video will show you how to make a screw cut off fixture, and how to use the screw checker or screw gizzy to cut off screws also.

Replacement Pins
Replacement Pins

This video suggest a good use for broken drill bits as replacement pins.

Magna-Tip Magic
Magna-Tip Magic

This video shows you a quick and simple tip to get metal chips out of a hole.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith Series, Tightening Forends.
Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith Series, Tightening Forends.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith, discusses the different types of forend latches and how to tighten them on English Shotguns.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith Series, Trigger Pull. Part 2 of 3.
Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith Series, Trigger Pull. Part 2 of 3.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith, demonstrates how to measure and adjust trigger pull on English Shotguns. Part 2 of 3.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith Series, Trigger Pull. Part 3 of 3.
Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith Series, Trigger Pull. Part 3 of 3.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith, demonstrates how to measure and adjust trigger pull on English Shotguns. Part 3 of 3.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith, Trigger Pull. Part 1 of 3.
Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith, Trigger Pull. Part 1 of 3.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith, demonstrates how to measure and adjust trigger pull on English Shotguns. Part 1 of 3.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith Series, Making a Spring. Part 1 of 3.
Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith Series, Making a Spring. Part 1 of 3.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith, demonstrates how to create a spring by hand from scratch. Part 1 of 3.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith Series, Making a Spring. Part 2 of 3.
Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith Series, Making a Spring. Part 2 of 3.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith, demonstrates how to create a spring by hand from scratch. Part 2 of 3

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith Series, Making a Spring. Part 3 of 3.
Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith Series, Making a Spring. Part 3 of 3.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith, demonstrates how to create a spring by hand from scratch. Part 3 of 3.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith Series, Ejector Not Working.
Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith Series, Ejector Not Working.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith, demonstrates how to diagnose and fix an ejector not working on a side by side English Shotgun.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith Series, Forend Catches. Part 1 of 2.
Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith Series, Forend Catches. Part 1 of 2.

Jack Rowe, Master Gunsmith, demonstrates how to diagnose and fix forend catches on a side by side English Shotgun. Part 1 of 2.

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Brownells Spray-On Paint Series
Brownells Spray-On Paint Series

Using spray finishes on your firearm can provide greater protection from the elements, fulfill a specific purpose like turkey or waterfowl hunting, and/or make additional accessories better match your gun’s finish.

Fairtrimmers Finishing Guide
Fairtrimmers Finishing Guide

Basic Application Instructions for New or Stripped Clean & Dry Wood

Brownells Surface Hardening Compound
Brownells Surface Hardening Compound

Instructions for Brownells Surface Hardening Compound

Brownells Paint Curing Oven
Brownells Paint Curing Oven

Un-pack the oven and make sure the unit is not damaged. The oven requires proper anchoring to prevent tipping and there are extended brackets at the base that can be attached to any non-flammable floor or bench.

Removable Camouflage Paints
Removable Camouflage Paints

We recently added the Hunter’s Specialties Removable Camouflage paints to our growing line of gun finishing products.

The Desert 1911 - Teflon Moly Oven Cure Gun Finish
The Desert 1911 - Teflon Moly Oven Cure Gun Finish

Its funny how one little statement can get you thinking. “You know what would look cool? A desert-camo 1911. That would really look neat!”

Bluing The Traditional, Hot Salts Way
Bluing The Traditional, Hot Salts Way

My trusty Remington 870 has been through a lot here at Brownells since I purchased it. I have disassembled,bead-blasted, cold blued, reassembled, and disassembled again . . . more than any shotgun often goes through in a lifetime of use.

Cold Bluing Touch-Ups
Cold Bluing Touch-Ups

I recently purchased a Remington 870 at a local gun show. It had been well maintained, but with every gun that sees a lot of use, there were some wear marks and imperfections that detracted from its appearance.

To Blue or Not To Blue - Unique Finishes that Customize Any Gun
To Blue or Not To Blue - Unique Finishes that Customize Any Gun

When Bob Brownell started bluing guns nearly 65 years ago, there weren’t a lot of options to preserving the finish other than bluing for most folks.

Wrinkle Paint Do
Wrinkle Paint Do's And Don'ts

To get a presentable paint job on a fiberglass stock takes a few special “wrinkles”.

A Gunsmith’s Guide to Metal Prep for Baking and Bluing
A Gunsmith’s Guide to Metal Prep for Baking and Bluing

Prior to bluing or the application of a bake on coating, a steel surface must be properly prepared. In either case, at a minimum the work piece must be thoroughly and completely degreased.

Roll Around, Compact Bluing System
Roll Around, Compact Bluing System

Remove all parts from the shipping containers. Verify all parts are present before starting assembly.