Cut a Rifle Barrel

How To : Shorten and recrown a rifle barrel with hand tools

Most gun owners would cringe at the thought of hacking off the end of their barrel, but sometimes it's a necessary task to perform. But even then, it seems like a job for a professional. But it's not! If you have the basic hand tools, you can shorten and recrown a barrel yours ...more

How To : Repair and crown the muzzle of a rifle barrel

This video provides the information necessary for anyone to recrown the muzzle of their rifle using simple hand tools. Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, repairs and crowns the muzzle of a Winchester model 60 to demonstrate the process. Start by removing all of t ...more

How To : Change out a gas block on an AR-15 rifle barrel

Follow some expert gunsmiths at Brownells as they walk you through simple procedures for customizing, repairing, and maintaining your firearms. This weapons video tutorial will teach you how to change a gas block on an AR-15 rifle barrel. The AR-15 is one of the most adaptabl ...more

How To : Repair a damaged muzzle crown on a rifle barrel

Interested in repairing a damaged muzzle crown on your rifle? It's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this gun smithing video tutorial can present a complete overview of the process in a little over a minute. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step ...more

How To : Properly clean a standard rifle barrel

Larry Potterfield explains that copper filing inside your rifle's barrel can negatively effect the rifle's accuracy. He shows how to properly clean the barrel. The tools needed include a cleaning rod, a bore guide, cotton patches, a bronze brush, a jag, powder solvent, copper ...more

How To : Polish and prepare a rifle barrel for bluing

If you have a rifle you want to keep beautiful and rust-free, then bluing is necessary step for its survival. It's a passivation process that has many different types used, like cold bluing, hot bluing, rust bluing and fume bluing. No matter what type you're going to perform o ...more

How To : Blue and finish a rifle barrel

A beautifully blued barrel is exceptionally pleasing to the eye. This video explains the process for finishing a barrel using Art's Belgium Blue, a unique cold bluing product. This process starts by immersing the barrel in scalding hot water to heat the metal, using wooden dow ...more

How To : Set up a free floating gun barrel on a rifle

This video provides step by step instructions for free floating the barrel on a bolt action rifle. Hosted by Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, this GunTec production makes it easy for anyone to perform this simple task. Free floating refers to the process of rel ...more

How To : Press in the barrel on an AK rifle

Check out this instructional weapons video that demonstrates how to press the Barrel back into the trunnion on an AK rifle. Just follow the simple step by step instructions outlined in this rifle tutorial. Press in the barrel and build your own AK rifle.

How To : Change a barrel on an AR-15 rifle

Follow some expert gunsmiths at Brownells as they walk you through simple procedures for customizing, repairing, and maintaining your firearms. This weapons video tutorial will teach you how to change a barrel on an AR-15 rifle. The AR-15 is one of the most adaptable rifle pl ...more

How To : Properly remove a barrel from a bolt action rifle

Pulling the barrel off a bolt action rifle is nearly impossible without the right tools. In this video, Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, explains how to properly remove the barrel from a bolt action rifle using a barrel vise and action wrench. He starts by bolt ...more

How To : Reinstall the barrel pin on an AK rifle

Check out this instructional weapons video that demonstrates how to reinstall the barrel pin on an AK rifle. Just follow the simple instructions outlined in this rifle tutorial. Reinstall the barrel pin and build your own AK rifle.

How To : Replace the barrel on a Ruger 10/22 rifle

Follow some expert gunsmiths at Brownells as they walk you through simple procedures for customizing, repairing, and maintaining your firearms. This weapons video tutorial will teach you how to replace the barrel on a Ruger 10/22 semi-automatic rifle. Brownells shows you the ...more

How To : Use barrel lug cleaning stars on an AR-15 rifle

Follow some expert gunsmiths at Brownells as they walk you through simple procedures for customizing, repairing, and maintaining your firearms. This weapons video tutorial will teach you how to use barrel lug cleaning stars on an AR-15 rifle. The AR-15 is one of the most adap ...more

How To : Install a front sight on a rifle

Larry Potterfield of MidwayUSA takes this Winchester Model 67 and prepares to shorten the barrel by installing a new front sight. With a few files and the Wheeler Engineering dovetail cutting fixture, you can do this gunsmithing project at home.

How To : Make a sniper rifle movie prop

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a sniper rifle movie prop. First, go to this website to get the blueprints: Sniper. After this, draw your gun out onto a poster board and cut it out, you will do this for around 6 of these poster boards. When you are finished, use the hot ...more

How To : Inlet an ebony forend tip using only hand tools

After gluing a piece of ebony onto the forend of a rifle stock, the next step is to trim away the excess and inlet the barrel channel. Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, demonstrates the inletting process in this video. He starts by trimming off all of the excess ...more

How To : Reassemble your Ruger 10/22 Rimfire Rifle

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so ...more

How To : Clean your Ruger 10/22 Rimfire Rifle

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so ...more

How To : Disassemble your Ruger 10/22 Rimfire Rifle

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so ...more

How To : Extract a broken shell from the chamber of a rifle

Looking for a guide on how to remove a spent cartridge case from the barrel of a rifle? It's easier than you'd think. So easy, in fact, that this gun repair video tutorial can present a complete overview of the process in a little over a minute. For more information, including ...more

How To : Make a paper gun, shotgun style

Learn how to make a paper gun, shotgun style: * Take a piece of rectangular paper and roll it up along its longest side into a tube. * Once rolled, tape it to ensure it stays rolled. * With another sheet, roll it tightly into another tube. * Tape the sides. * The second t ...more

How To : Reassemble your Ruger Mini-14 Target Rifle

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so ...more

News : Truffle Shuffle Nut Shot

Whenever we get together and hang, my friends are always talkin' me into doin' the famed truffle shuffle from the movie 'The Goonies', made famous by the character Chunk. Well, this is where I got the idea for this prank. First, you would build a very interesting domino-type ...more

How To : Clean your Ruger Mini-14 Target Rifle magazine

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so ...more

How To : Clean your Ruger Mini-14 Target Rifle

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so ...more

How To : Disassemble your Ruger Mini-14 Target Rifle

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so ...more

How To : Tie a blood fisherman's knot (barrel knot)

What's the easiest way to adjoin two fishing lines? The blood knot. And no, you're not going to cut yourself, that's not why it's called the "blood" knot. It's also referred to as the Barrel knot, and is usually used for monofilament nylon lines. Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV wil ...more

How To : Make an airsoft BB gun out of household items

In this Weapons video tutorial you will learn how to make an airsoft BB gun out of household items. You will need a bog pen and a big pencil. Remove the refill from the pen and remove the cap from the other end, so you are left with the body of the pen which is like a barrel. ...more

How To : Clean an SKS Rifle

So you went out and bought an SKS rifle...good for you. In my opinion, there are few rifles that can match the SKS as a personal weapon, whether used for hunting, recreation, or defense. Yes, some people will tell you that your SKS is a piece of outdated junk, and that their $ ...more

How To : Set up a tacticle rifle and shotgun

In this how to video, you will learn how to set up your tactical rifle and shotgun. There are many types of platforms to choose from when choosing your guns. A shotgun with a shorter barrel allows for faster transitions from target to target and to get in and out of tight situ ...more

How To : Properly clean a standard rifle

XTreme Shooting demonstrates basic rifle cleaning. First, remove the bolt. Then, put a bore guide to keep excess oils and debris from infiltrating the trigger. Next, oil a patch and push it all the way through the rifle. Repeat again, running the second patch back and forth th ...more

How To : Clean the rifle bore

This video shows how to clean the rifle bore. The tools needed to clean rifle barrel, Jag, patches, Kroil oil, Brass Core Brush, Fiber or Plastic brush, Action cleaning tube, Cleaning rod one piece, Cleaning solvent: Shooters choice ,BRS custom rifles. It is a good rule to cle ...more

How To : Remove the barrel from the trunnion

Check out this instructional weapons video that demonstrates how to remove the barrel from the trunnion of an AK rifle. Just follow the simple step by step instructions outlined in this rifle tutorial video. Press out the barrel from the trunnion and build your own AK rifle wi ...more

DIY Challenge : Potato Cannon

Here is my entry for this weeks giveaway Tuesdays. It is my home made potato cannon rev2. The next step is to spray paint it so the purple isn't showing and to fix the valve. It was originally all 1inch PVC pipe but i cut the chamber and barrel off and made it 2inch PVC for bi ...more

How To : Modify an ERTL pump action toy shotgun

In this Hobbies & Toys video tutorial you will learn how to modify an ERTL pump action toy shotgun. Unscrew the orange part of the barrel and cut it as shown in the video. Sand out the part that will be used, get a funnel piece and add electrical tape around the nozzle and glu ...more

How To : Modify a Nerf Big Bad Bow to shoot farther

In this Hobbies & Toys video tutorial you will learn how to modify a Nerf Big Bad Bow to shoot farther. Open up the front part of the shell by removing the screws. Make sure the spring on the launch piece stays together and pull out the barrel. Then dismantle the white restric ...more

How To : Press out the barrel pin

Check out this instructional rifle video that demonstrates how to press out the barrel pin. Pressing the barrel pin out is simple if you follow the instructions outlined in this tutorial video. This video also includes information on removing the rear sight leaf.

How To : Easily build a rain barrel

A whole is drilled into the cap of a barrel with a 3 1/4 inch bit and another one an inch or more below the top and one of 3 inches width on the next side. Spreaded adapters ends are wrapped with plumbers tape; to prevent water leaks. The ends are then screwed together and pla ...more

How To : Sight in your rifle

A lot goes into making a hunt successful, and most of it happens before you take to the field--like making sure your rifle is properly sighted in. It's not hard to do if you follow a few simple steps: first, and this is the first step when you do anything with a firearm, make ...more

How To : Make a pen pipe

This video shows you how to make an improvised smoking pipe out of a common plastic Bic-type ball-point pen. The guide shows how to remove the pen cap and ink cartridge. Next, the video shows how you can use a razor blade to cut a wedge-shaped hole near one end of the plastic ...more

Contest : Spud Gun

Well here it is, this is an older pic but it still works, the only change from this pic and the current cannon is that I have put some duct tape around the PVC bonds and am planing on spray painting it. The compression chamber is over a foot and a half long at 2" diameter PVC ...more

How To : Make a floating illusion style necklace

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a floating illusion style necklace. You will need: beading wire, crimping pliers, wire cutters, beads (your choice), crimp beads, crimp covers (3mm), and a clasp (barrel clasp). First, cut your beading wire to the length you want your nec ...more

How To : Make the best match rocket

In this video tutorial we learn how to make a match rocket. The author explains that match rockets are very easy to make and shoot very far. The first thing to do is to gather your materials. The material that you will need are two little pieces of aluminum fool, matches, two ...more

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2 : Glyph Puzzle 4

Get the answers to the 4th puzzle in Assassin's Creed 2. This is just another hidden-image puzzle. Find them in the barrel of the bazooka, on the helmet of the soldier crouching in the background, on a rifle held up just to the left of the officers, and in the hand of one of t ...more

How To : Change out a barrel in home gun smithing

From the TV show "Sighting In" watch as Jim Scoutten shows us how to change out the barrel on your gun and much more! Check out gun safety, choosing shotgun gauges and rifle calibers and tips on improving aim and accuracy are chambered into this round of shooting tips from My ...more

How To : Determine the proper scope ring height

This video provides the necessary information for choosing scope rings of the proper height. Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, explains why proper ring height is important and how to determine the height you need using a variety of scopes and scope rings. When ...more

How To : Disassemble and reassemble a Dragunov Sniper Rifle

The Jing Gong Dragunov Airsoft Sniper Rifle is a very durable and accurate gun, with a standardly installed timing hop up system in order to realize the fly distance and rise its precision in shooting. It uses extended line of sight, lenthened gun barrel, and is unique in shoo ...more

How To : Draw file an octagon gun barrel for bluing

This video teaches the proper technique for draw filing an octagon barrel to prepare it for bluing. Hosted by Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, each step of the process, from removing dents to final polishing, is covered using a Winchester Model 1890 rifle. The ...more

How To : Make a 1 sheet double barrel pocket shotgun

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make a double barrel pocket shotgun. First, you will need a ruler, a piece of paper, scissors, a pen, electrical tape, scotch tape, a rubber band, and a surface to cut on. Cut three 2" x 11" strips of paper. Next, use the pencil to r ...more

How To : Build a spud gun or pistol

Take PVC Pipe and PVC Components. Cut the PVC components to length and prime the joints. Take cement component C through G together. Make a hole in the middle of the pipe for lantern lighter and now install the lighter with its hardware. It is compact and use flint to produce ...more

How To : Build a pvc pipe potato gun

This link shows a site showing how to build a potato spud gun using PVC pipe. The used materials are 1.5” PVC pipe (2 feet barrel), 1.5” to 3” expander, 3” PVC pipe (1 foot chamber), 3” female threaded plug, 3” threaded cap, push button BBQ lighter, purple PVC primer and PVC c ...more

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