DIY Gunsmithing Tools (home made tools)

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    DIY Gunsmithing Tools (home made tools)

    I am replacing some parts on my Remington rifle and one part in particular requires the use of a special tool.

    To replace the riveted extractor on an older Remington rifle you need what is called an extractor rivet anvil.

    The extractor is shaped like a split ring and uses a rivet to hold it together once inserted into the bolt face. The rivet has to be peened down in place. This tool is what is held against the rivet head, inside the bolt recess, and allows you to peen away at the rivet while it stays in place. This tool is clamped into your bench vise to hold it steady.

    Brownell's and MidwayUSA sell these. No problem. The cost, $85.00 plus shipping, is a problem.

    I am not paying that much for something I might use two or three times in my lifetime. So I decided to make my own.

    Some 3/16" wall by 1" square tubing and some 3/16" by 1" wide flat bar should do it. A little cutting and some Tig welding and here is what I have now. Maybe $2.00 in cost and about half hour in time.
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    Excellent!
    I make a lot of tools myself. Great job!
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    Good job.
    Nice welding also. I also make some of my own jigs and fixtures for many of my (sometimes) lame brained projects.

    Also keep in mind that many a gunsmithing tool in the Brownells Catalogue was originally made/designed/perfected by a guy like you (or Hotguns) and is now being SOLD for $85.00 or MORE.
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    Good job! DR

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    Looks nice - I'd like to see pics of how it fits w/ the rifle - just curious. I like a good visual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    I've always been a little jealous of those with good welding skills. I keep meaning to take a class at the local tech school.
    I had no training whatsoever. I saved up $500 and purchased a 1978 model Airco Bumblebee welder (old 240v stick machine) and added a scratch startTig setup using a gas through dinse connector and a good Tig torch. I sat night after night for hours and practiced on scrap steel and watched all of Jody Colliers videos on youTube ( Welding Tips and Tricks - TIG, MIG, Stick and a pantload of other info ) until I could run a decent bead. Once I figured it out it was like throwing a light switch. I have since, in the year past, built many things for a Jeep I just sold and am now using it to make tools and firearms repairs.



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    Looks nice - I'd like to see pics of how it fits w/ the rifle - just curious. I like a good visual.

    I can accommodate that! I had to wait for the paint to dry.
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    Here are pics of the tool "in action" so to speak.
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    I probably would have taken a big hammer & a small hacksaw to it & fixed it up with duct tape. Slap some nice paint on it & it's good as new. Did I mention that I'm not mechanical? However I can change a watch battery (if I can find my reading glasses) lol.

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    tool

    thanks for the pics, good to learn "how to" someday I may need to do the same thing.

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