Sunday, March 01, 2015
Text Size

NRA Gunsmithing & Knife Making: Tool Lists

 

Due to the high demand for firearms and related products, we strongly recommend ordering supplies for courses as early as possible.

Tool lists will be available as soon as they are received from instructors.

BOB MARVEL
CUSTOM 1911 PISTOL SMITHING COURSE
2015 TOOL REQUIREMENTS
(APRIL 27TH THOUGH MAY 8TH)

BASIC TOOLS
SMALL BRASS HAMMER
DIAL CALIPERS
STEEL BARREL BUSHING WRENCH
SMALL STEEL HAMMER
OUTSIDE MICROMETER (1”) OPTI-VISOR
PLASTIC/RUBBER MALLET
SCREWDRIVER SET EYE PROTECTION
CLEANING ROD/PATCHES/BRUSH
FOREDOM TOOL/DREMEL
HEARING PROTECTION
Q-TIPS AND PIPE CLEANERS
1/8” OR 5/32” ROUND FILE
CLEANING BRUSH FOR THE PISTOL
BLUE DYKEM
BLUE MAGIC MARKER

SPECIAL TOOLS/SOURCES (* OPTIONAL BUT, RECOMMENDED)

MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY (MSCDIRECT.COM - 800.645.7270)
TAPER FEELER GAGES 00150607
EXTRA NARROW PILLAR FILE #2 CUT 60207321
EXTRA NARROW PILLAR FILE #1 CUT 60207313
EXTRA NARROW PILLAR FILE #0 CUT 60207404

BROWNELL’S INC. (800.741.0015)
VERY EXTRA NARROW PILLAR FILE * 360-312-041
ROLL PIN PUNCH #1 230-100-001
FOUR WAY NYLON/BRASS PUNCH SET 080-475-100
EB BEAVERTAIL INSTALLATION JIG 087-145-886
JB COMPOUND 083-065-100
10-8 ARMORERS TOOL 100-003-708
10-8 ARMORERS BLOCK (OR CHOICE) 100-004-369
TRIGGER STIRRUP DIE 080-710-045
60 DEGREE SIGHT FILE 080-648-160
65 DEGREE SIGHT FILE 080-648-165

CDCO (CDCOTOOLS.COM 847.592.6130)
4” DRIVE PIN PUNCH SET 26004
AUTOMATIC CENTER PUNCH 51108
MICROMETER STAND 32640
GAGE BLOCKS * 35311

MARVEL (2303 COUNTY ROAD GG, CRETE, NE 68333)
RAIL MICROMETER $125.00
SLIDE MEASURING GAGE $ 85.00
PLUNGER STAKING TOOL $ 35.00
SEAR JIG $100.00
KIT $125.00*
TOTAL $470.00

*THE KIT WILL INCLUDE: STONES – DIAMOND FILES AND BURRS –SPECIAL TAKE DOWN/ASSEMBLY TOOLS –
3M WHEELS/MANDRELS - FELT WHEELS/MANDRELS – MX WHEELS –
SANDING TOOLS – PSA SANDPAPER – SECTIONS OF MY SHOP MANUAL

I WILL BRING THE TOOLS/KITS, ETC. WITH ME TO THE CLASS. IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE THE SEND THE AMOUNT DUE FOR THE MARVEL TOOLS AND KITS TO THE MY ADDRESS BEFORE THE CLASS BEGINS.

SOME OF THE STUDENTS MAY ALREADY HAVE SOME OR MOST OF THE TOOLS AND OF THE KIT IF THEY HAVE HAD THE FULL TWO WEEK COURSE IN THE PAST TWO YEARS. I WILL BRING EXTRAS OF THE EXPENDABLE ITEMS.

I WILL ALSO PROVIDE:
CHAMBER REAMERS
LEG (LUG) CUTTERS
BUFFING COMPOUND
FIXTURES
MEASURING INSTRUMENTS/TOOLS
SPECIALITY KIT FOR THE BUILD

YOU WILL BE CONTACTED ABOUT THE 1911 FRAMES/SLIDES AND PARTS BY THE SECOND WEEK IN FEBRUARY, WE WILL NEED TO KNOW WHERE TO SHIP THE FRAME/SLIDE AND PARTS TO AND ARRANGE PAYMENT.

WE WILL BE USING ONLY CUSTOM FRAMES/SLIDES/PARTS FOR THE BUILD. WE WILL NOT BE BUILDING ON AN
EXISTING PISTOL. I SUGGEST THAT YOU BRING TO THE CLASS ONE OR TWO STOCK PISTOLS OR ONE YOU HAVE WORKED ON. ALSO, BRING MAGAZINES AND ONE TO TWO HUNDRED ROUNDS TO TEST FIRE THE WEAPON.

Basic Lathe Tool List-Chris Jackson
May 11-15, 2015

QTY       Description
1             Safety Glasses
1             60 Degree Center Gauge
1             Inch Screw Pitch Gauge
1             10” or 12” Adjustable Wrench
2              ½” x ½’ High Speed Steel Tool Bit Blank
1              #4 Center Drill (High Speed Steel)
1              6” Calipers
1              0-1” Micrometer
1              6” Steel Ruler
1              8” or 10” Mill Bastard Cut File
1              Inch and Metric Hex Key Set

Materials List
Note: The material listed below is for ‘each’ student
QTY         Description
1              ½” diameter CRS x 6” long
1              ⅝” diameter CRS or aluminum x 6 ¾” long
1              ¾” diameter CRS x 2 ½” long

Gunstock Checkering----Tim Carrick      May 11-15, 2015

Optivisor 2.5 Power
Checkering Set (Gunline brand) (NO Dem-Bart tools!)  18 LPI!
Marks on Anything Pencil       347-125-000
Checkering Cradle (optional)
Scribe     #343-100-001
6” ruler
Practice Stock (Scrap Stock)
Bench Light

Possible Sources
Boyds    605-996-5011
Gun Parts    914-679-2417
Brownells     800-741-0015
Midway USA    1-800-243-3220
We Brownell    858-695-2479

If you have any questions call Tim at 1-336-859-5273

Smith & Wesson Double Action Revolver---Mark Dye
May 11-15, 2015

Required tools:
Screwdriver set (preferably already fitted to S&W screws)
Drift pin punches : 1/16, 3/32, 1/8
Cup tip pin punches: Brownell’s #6 and #3
Fine india stone: 6”x ½”x ½
Small needle file set (not diamond files)
Feeler Gauge set
6” Barrette file (available from MSC supply)
6” or 8” mill or hand file w/ safe edge
Wet/Dry sandpaper: 2 sheets each 180, 240, 320, 400, 600
Small ball peen hammer 4-6 oz.
Small soft faced hammer
Wolff 14 lb rebound spring(s)
Smith and Wesson K, L, or N frame revolvers (1-4)
Test fire ammunition for firearms used in class
Brownell’s S&W hand window file
S&W rebound spring removal tool
Gun oil
Sharpie type marker

Optional tools:
Unfitted Double Action Sear for the appropriate S&W model that student brings to class
Forcing cone gauge
Forcing cone cutters
Headspace gauges
Dremel tool with accessories (particularly fine cratex tips)
Endshake bearings, hammer and trigger shims, crane endshake bearings
S&W crane stretcher
Crane alignment gauge
Oversized Power Custom competition hand
Barrels and/or sights for installation on student’s gun (contact instructor prior to class)
Endmills, drills, reamers, taps for installation of specific sights (contact instructor prior to class)

The “action job” portion of the class usually lasts through the first 3 days. On the last two days, students may wish to tune additional revolvers or attempt more advanced projects. Students who wish to install a new front sight, install a barrel, cut a barrel to a shorter length etc. should get approval from the instructor in advance.
Please feel free to contact the instructor with questions or for recommendations about tools, accessories, or modifications that you would like to perform during the class.

Mark Dye
910-576-6222 ext. 242
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Basic Metallic Cartridge Handloading---Thomas Ciarula            May 18-20, 2015

The instructor asks that all students bring a 3-ring binder.

Ultimate Bolt Action Rifle Accuracy – James Messer
May 18-22

Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
High Quality Rifle Barrel (Barrel should not be threaded, chambered or crowned) should be tapered the way you want it to finish.
Rifle Action (preferably Remington 700 type, in that this type of action lends itself to a greater number of accuracy modifications. Other types of actions may be used, but the student should be aware that a limited number of modifications may be applied to Mauser type actions.)
Screw driver, hammer, punches, and assortment of files
Roughing Reamer, no throat (In lieu of roughing reamer, a piloted drill may be used.)
Vise Jaw Material (example rubber, plywood, aluminum, lead etc.)
Finishing Reamer with throat (MCC does have available most common caliber reamers with standard throat)
Bench Mat
Piloted center drill (This specialized toll can be purchased from Clymer Manufacturing Co., Inc., 1645 West Hamlin Road., Rochester Hills, MI 48309 ph (313) 853-5555., MCC has common calibers (MCC has a set you may borrow)
Lapping Compound, Course 240 Grit
Lapping Compound, Medium 320 Grit
Dial Caliper
60 degree Center Gauge
5/16 lathe tool bits ground for 60 degree threading and general facing and turning
Ammo for test firing

Note: Montgomery Community College will provide lathe and associated equipment. It will be the student’s responsibility to provide all other materials and equipment. Students can rent reamers from White Rock Tool and Die for a nominal fee.
White Rock Tool & Die, 6400 N. Brighton Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64119 (816) 454-0478.

Thompson Center Basics- Mike Bellm
June 8-12

Firearms to bring:
1) Complete Contender frame, barrel, forend, and buttstock or grip.
2) At least one complete Encore as above and if possible,
3) one G2 frame, though currently G2 guns are in short supply.
4) good scopes, mounts, and ammo for the barrels for actual accuracy test firing student's finished product.
(Student can bring more Contender or Encore frames to work on, time permitting)

Tune up parts and tools from www.bellmtcs.com, call Kurt Bellm 970 433 9525

Personal Hand tools and supplies:
Felt tip pen
Small hammer
Screw drivers and Allen wrenches that fit all screws in these guns
Large flat screw driver with approx. 3/8" wide blade
Bench top pad to protect table top
Bench block for driving out pins.

Ruger Single Action Revolver-June 15-19, 2015
John Gallagher

Course focus is on Ruger single action revolvers, so make sure you have some extra internal action parts to practice on. Get at least a couple of cylinder latches, pawls, gate springs, etc. An extra hammer and trigger would not hurt; I may have some take-off parts available for purchase at the class. If you wish to fit a grip frame, spring kit, sights or other custom parts, feel free to bring them. I have supplied Brownell's part numbers for several of these items (brownells.com). If ordering from Brownell's, be sure and get your orders in early as their inventory varies in availability. Items also may be purchased from Midway USA. If purchasing from another source, be sure that parts/tools are the equivalent of those found at Brownell's.

                                                      Brownell's part #

Nylon bench block                           928-100-000
Bench mat
Safety glasses
8oz. Ball peen hammer
Screw drivers #5 fixed blade (2)      080-451-005
1/16” starter punch                           587-465-062
1/16” drift punch (2)                          587-475-062
1/8” drift punch (1)                            587-475-125
6x1/2x1/2 India stone - med             657-246-146
6x1/2x1/2 India stone – fine              657-246-246
Ceramic stone 1/4x1/4x5                  824-400-003
Set of needle files                              345-475-000
8” smooth cut mill file
Medium needle nose pliers
EZ lap hone                                       290-100-002
6” Dial or digital calipers
1” Micrometer
2” Micrometer
Tweezers

If you have a Dremel tool, bring it with an assortment of Cratex polishing tips and mandrels.
I will bring micrometers, a Dremel tool, Power's sear fixture, extra hammers and triggers, etc. but it will be helpful for the students to bring their own.

An assortment of emery paper from 120 -600 grit (8x11 sheets)

If you have any questions concerning the tool list or class, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ALTERNATIVE CALIBERS AR-15 CLASS- Jacob Porter
June 22-26

AR-15 style rifle suitable for caliber conversion
Calipers
6” Steel Ruler
Depth Micrometer
Lathe Bits- Turning, Threading, Crowning
Hex Key set- Standard and Metric
File Selection
Drill Bit Set
Edge Finder
Emory Cloth- medium to fine
Apron
Dykem Layout Blue
Sharpie
60 Degree Thread Gauge (Fishtail)
Any Reamer and Headspace Gauge combination for calibers other than specified in the class description.

Contact Jacob Porter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions

Clay Target Shotguns: Stock Modifications July 6-10, 2015
Laurence Pylinski- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shop apron
#2 pencil & eraser
6" rule
6' Dial calipers
X-Acto knife
1" & 2" masking tape
LOP gage or tape measure
3/8" corded drill
Cordless screwdriver
1/8" brad point drill bit
Stocks to install recoil pads and adjustable comb on (please no synthetic stocks).

KickEEZ recoil pads, adjustable comb hardware and adjustable pad hardware will be available for sale to install.

Clay Target Shotguns: Mechanical July 13-17
Laurence Pylinski- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Small brake Cylinder hone (2 stone version) & 3/8" corded drill
Ear Muffs
Rib center drilling fixture and #45 drill bit (new)
LFC reamer (optional) and T handle to fit this reamer
Brownell's screw driver set and gunsmith punch set
6-8 oz hammer
Shop apron & Safety glasses
Small t handle tap wrench and 3-56 & 6-48 taps (new)
SAE and Metric Allen wrenches

Shotguns I will focus on:
Blaser F-3, Browning Citori line, Beretta 600 series, Kolar, Krieghoff, Perazzi, SKB.

Other guns and models may be discussed as needs arise.

Parts for the above guns will be available to purchase for repair/rebuild.

Alternative Metal Finishes
Brownells Staff (Dean Batchelder)
July 20-24, 2015

• Students are encouraged to bring up to 4 firearms or other items for spray-on refinishing.
• It is required that the students bring their own respirator equal to the 6300 respirator offered by Brownells: http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/safety-equipment/respirators-accessories/6300-respirator-prod31772.aspx

Login Form