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Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - Parkerizing With Black-It Or Cold Blue
Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - Parkerizing With Black-It Or Cold Blue

After several failed experiments trying to reproduce the look of Parkerizing on my M1 Garand, which has a new commercial barrel, I tried a product call Blacken-It used to color model locomotive and freight car parts.

Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - Review Of The Tulsa Gun Show
Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - Review Of The Tulsa Gun Show

Just got back from the Tulsa Show. Supremely cool show, mighty big, everybody was real nice. There were people from all over the country there showing or shopping.

Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - Modifying Mauser Bolt Handles Without Cutting'em Off The Bolt
Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - Modifying Mauser Bolt Handles Without Cutting'em Off The Bolt

When sporterizing military Mauser bolt handles, I found that the job is much quicker and easier if I do not cut the original bolt handle completely off.

Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - Harrington & Richardson - Revolver Models Trigger Return Spring
Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - Harrington & Richardson - Revolver Models Trigger Return Spring

During my tenure in Gunsmithing, there has been more than one occasion where a trigger return spring has been broken.

Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - Gun Stock Finishing Without Touching The Stock - July 2013
Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - Gun Stock Finishing Without Touching The Stock - July 2013

The key to hands-free stock finishing is a rotating carousel tray about 12” in diameter, often called a "Lazy Susan," that you find in the housewares section of a department store.

Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - Inletting A Tapered Octagon Barrel
Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - Inletting A Tapered Octagon Barrel

I have done gunsmithing for years and have more recently added furniture making to my list of hobbies.

Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - Don’T Pull So Hard
Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - Don’T Pull So Hard

Recently, a customer came in with a Mossberg 500 and said it was awfully hard to pump the action after firing.

Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - January 2013
Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - January 2013

Here's a real handy little tool that I made to help solder front sight ramps on rifles.

Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - Kink For Interarms/Norinco .22 Semi-Auto Rifle
Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - Kink For Interarms/Norinco .22 Semi-Auto Rifle

The Interarms .22 ATD (made by Norinco) is virtually an exact copy of the Browning .22

Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - February 2013
Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - February 2013

The Stevens Tip-ups were first introduced in the 1870’s and discontinued in 1895. Parts are virtually non-existent for these.

Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - February 2009
Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - February 2009

Below is a picture of a 2" x ¼" dia. drill press device for cutting screw holes in recoil pads from the back to be used on pads that require a knife cut on the outside to insert a mounting screw.

Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - March 2012
Brownells Gunsmith Kinks® - March 2012

Early in my career as a gunsmith for our local armoured car companies, I discovered an innovative way to protect a barrel's bore from the etching effects of Parkerizing.