The close of our 7th year, more than 650 blog posts, dozens of projects. We continue our quest to save as many guns possible from the scourge of iron oxide.
- We started the year off with story of the New Haven 250C rifle
- Then followed that up with part one of the Remington 870 Wingmaster Project
- We followed that a few days later with Part Two
- On the 9th we looked into the history of the Baker Gun and Forging Company
- Then Part 3 of the Wingmaster project
- Our 7th installment of Theme Guns came on the 15th
- Part 4 of the 870 Wingmaster project
- Interesting Firearm Photos #26 hit these pages on ML King Day
- The final build post of the 870 Wingmaster Project
- Thanks to the folks at Widener's were given the chance to test some 9mm ammo
- We finish off the month with some Semi-Auto Rifle Gun Porn
- Our Firearm Factory of the Month was the Sharp's Rifle Company
- Then we examined the options for the fire, safe and full auto position indicators on your 80% AR-15 build
- Because February is a short month and I had a few small projects that were not detailed enough for individual posts, I posted a collective of small projects
- We celebrated "Buy your Girl a Gun Day" (Feb 14th) by looking at different handgun options
- Our Featured Gun this month was the Hi-Standard Pistol
- Interesting Firearm Photos #27 was posted on the 22nd
- Another Ammo Review, this one on a couple of big bore cartridges
- We celebrate the 10/22 for the 4th year in a row, begging with more 10/22 facts.
- We review the Atomic/Pike Arms 10/22 aluminum trigger housing.
- I test out another 10/22 Cheap Trick on my 10/22 Spencer Rifle Tribute Project
- We examine more upgrades for your 10/22
- We take a look at my past and future 10/22 Projects.
- There are a lot of options for starting your build with a stripped 10/22 receiver, we look at them here.
- We kickoff the Sporter Finger Groove Project.
- On the 19th we looked at the options for aftermarket bolts.
- Part Two of the Sporter Finger Groove Project
- The theme this month was aftermarket parts, this post deals with the options for trigger housings/assemblies.
- Our final installment of the Sporter Finger Groove Project.
- We take a look at more options for building or modifying a 10/22 stock.
- We finish the month with some good ol' fashioned 10/22 Gun Porn.
- A $10 gun shop purchase becomes the Savage-Stevens 325A Project.
- Another Ammo Review, this one in .22 LR
- Part Two of the 325A Post Apocalypse Project
- On the 11th we posted the 28th Interesting Firearm Photos post
- Tax Day aka National Buy a Gun Day!
- Part Three of the 325 Post Apocalypse build
- In our April edition of Firearm Factory of the Month we look at the history of Canadian gun maker H.W. Cooey.
- Another installment of Theme Guns hits the blog on the 24th
- We end April with our Featured Gun and start of another project, the Winchester model 77
- May kicks off with another new project, this one a New Haven 250C.
- Another Ammo Review, this time we test three types of .45 ACP ammo
- The New Haven 250C Project Part Two.
- The focus of May's Firearm Factory of the Month is Thompson/Center Arms.
- On the 12th we posted the third post on the New Haven 250C Project
- The Featured Gun for May is the venerable Ruger Mini-14
- The final post on the New Haven 250C Project
- The 29th episode of Interesting Firearm Photos hit the blog on the 23rd
- Some unique Gun Porn, we show off the work of Patriot Gun Polishing in Florida
- We kicked off June with part one of another S&W model 19 refinishing project
- Our Firearm Factory of the Month told the story of New England Westinghouse
- Part Two of the S&W model 19 project was posted on the 9th
- The Featured Gun this month is the Ruger P-85 pistol
- Interesting Firearm Photos number 30
- One of our local forum members authored a guest post on the unwrapping of a NOS M1D Sniper Rifle.
- I made another test of chemicals that might remove bluing.
- Our final post for June was some old fashioned gun porn.
- We opened the month of July with a Featured Gun post on the Stevens model 73
- We celebrated Independence Day with some Patriotic Themed Guns.
- Then we moved onto part one of the Stevens model 73 Project.
- Our Firearm Factory of the Month told the story of Harrington & Richardson.
- On the 15th I posted part two of the Stevens model 73 Project
- We hit the 31 mark on our series of Interesting Firearm Photos
- The third and final post on the Stevens model 73 project.
- We close out another month with another round of Gun Porn.
- August opens with a Featured Gun post on the S&W model 2214
- A simple refinish and trigger install on a Remington 700
- On the 9th we posted Interesting Firearm Photos # 32
- We finish up the Remington 700 project.
- Our Firearm Factory of the Month focuses on The Hamilton Rifle Company.
- Instead of Themed Guns, we look at Themed Magazines.
- On the 25th I posted some small projects, too small for their own posts.
- We finish up August with a look at Guns that have been lost to History.
- Labor Day 2019 we start another project, this one a Hi-Standard H-D Military.
- Our Firearm Factory of the Month details the story of Samuel Colt's first gun manufactory.
- Part Two of the H-D Military Project.
- Our 9th installment of Theme Guns hits the blog on Friday the 13th....
- Part Three of the H-D Military project
- The AR-7 Explorer II pistol is the focus of September's Featured Gun post.
- We close out the 9th month with another episode of Interesting Firearm Photos.
- October opens with another project, this one a Dan Wesson model 15 revolver
- Our Firearm Factory of the Month actually includes the story of two factories: L.C Smith & Hunter Arms.
- On the 9th we posted part two of the Dan Wesson model 15 project.
- Midway through the month we post another Interesting Firearm Photos post
- On the 17th we published the final post on the Dan Wesson model 15 project.
- On the 22nd we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first Rugers to be shipped out by telling the story of the Ruger Standard pistol.
- With Halloween around the corner we publish our 5th Zombie Gun post.
- and of course we had to cover more Halloween related gun stuff
- November 1st we introduce another project, a Mossberg model 380 with a serious case of cancer by including it as our Featured Gun.
- We again nominate the imbeciles of the world for the Golden Poop Awards.
- We get the Mossberg model 380 project underway.
- Our Firearm Factory of the Month is Noble Manufacturing
- On the 18th we publish Part Two of the Mossberg 380 Project.
- November Gun Porn arrived at the blog on the 22nd.
- We put a bow on the Mossberg model 380 project.
- Our Interesting Firearm Photos hit the 35 mark
- Somewhat of a tradition at the blog: Gift Ideas for the Gun Nut.
- For the second December in a row we refinish a Remington model 512, part one was posted on Pearl Harbor Day.
- Our Featured Gun for December is the infamous Charter Arms 38 Undercover.
- Our Firearm Factory this month is Hopkins and Allen.
- Just in time for Christmas we wrap up the Remington 512 rifle project.
- The last Interesting Firearm Photos post of 2019 is #36
- You are here...…New Years Eve
Mauser 98 Sporter: An inherited project, Mauser 98 action, re-barreled in 270 Winchester, a Richard's Micro-fit stock and a box of parts
Ruger Standard Pistol: a 1966 vintage Ruger Standard will get restored
Winchester model 97: My FIL inherited this 1926 vintage shotgun from his Brother, it was rusty and pitted, I give it a complete overhaul
Remington 512 Sportmaster: Yes another one, this will be #3
Remington 511 Scoremaster: Another inherited gun that sat unloved for too long
Remington 513 Matchmaster: Yet another inherited gun, this one from my uncle. It has been stripped and is in pieces....just my kind of fun
Stevens model 73: Another model 73, this one belongs to my adopted grandfather. It needs rebluing and some extraction issues fixed
S&W model 27: A beautiful revolver with some graffiti gets refinished
S&W model 19: Yet another model 19, my 4th one
Winchester model 77: A $50 "wallhanger" gets the full treatment
J.C. Higgins model 36: A $10 LGS buy gets some redemption
Springfield model 83: I hope to move this one from the project list to the finished list
Marlin model 60 "Super Deluxe Edition": I build what Marlin could have (or should have) built.
Savage 325A: The Post Apocalyptic gun, gets a second make-over
Hi-Standard Model B: A 1935 vintage gets refinished
Ruger Standard: a 4" barrel 1953 vintage "Red Barn" pistol gets cleaned up
Hawes Western Six Shooter: A .22 Mag single action in need of love
Winchester model 47: Purchased as just a barreled action with a cracked stock, I will rebuild this single shot rifle
Ruger 10/22 Projects:
- Finger Groove Sporter Tribute: I take a painted and modified walnut stock and turn it into something beautiful
- The Continental: An International stock, high polished steel receiver and barrel and a new aluminum trigger assembly make for one beautiful rifle
- The Deluxe Sporter: I purchased a checkered Deluxe Sporter Stock, now I need to out fit it
- The Zombie: I finally get to do some Lichtenburg wood burning and stock carving
- The Hawken: fitting brass muzzle loader parts to a factory 10/22 stock
- The Pirate Charger: I attempt to make a pirate pistol from an old beech wood factory stock
- The Liquid Lava: I customize a factory wood stock and give it a unique paint job.
- The Sniper: A threaded bull barrel, parkerized steel receiver, 50mm scope and a Hogue thumbhole stock make for a unique project
- The SR-22 Project: A chance gun show find results in a Ruger SR-22 being added to my collection