Gunsmithing

Basic Gunsmithing Tools – Make your own guns and be prepared no matter what! – Video and gunsmithing tool list

Gunsmithing

Gunsmithing

Tool List – General – For Gunsmithing

Note: You will need many more tools and supplies than are listed here,
but these are the “general” tools you need to obtain before you start Gunsmithing.
Be sure that a gun grab has less effect when many of us can make guns and ammunition. Get off the grid, starve the system and fight back by abandoning it.

 

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Tool Box, Large 27”x9”

Notebook and pen

Dial Caliper, 0-6”, .100 face or digital

Feeler gauges, leaf type

6” steel ruler

60 degree center gauge

Number 3 center drill

Files:

  • 10” mill
  • 10” smooth cut
  • Three corner
  • 3/16 chain saw
  • 5/16 chain saw
  • 1 set needle

File card

10” adjustable wrench

Safety glasses

Ear protection

Protractor, adjustable, rectangular head

Small calculator

Allen wrench set to 3/8”:

  • Metric set optional

Stones 1/2 x 1/2 x 6”

  • Coarse
  • Medium
  • Fine
  • Extra fine

Shop rags

Paint brush, 2”, cheap

Dial Indicator, 0-1”, magnetic base

Shop apron or short sleeve coat

Cleaning rods:

  • rifle
  • pistol

Bore brushes

Jags

Cleaning patches

Cleaning bore solvent

Ball peen hammers:

  • 2-4oz, 1ea
  • 12-14oz, 1ea

Pin punches

Regular screwdrivers, not the replaceable tip kind, 6ea

Padlock, 2ea

Depth micrometer, 0-1”

Pliers (cheap):

  • Needle nose
  • Locking
  • Smooth jaw (not cheap)

Sandpaper 5ea:

  • 150
  • 220
  • 320
  • 400

Steel wool, 0000

Denatured alcohol or mineral spirits

“Simple Green”, spray bottle

“Breakfree” gun oil

Bench block

Tooth picks

Q-tips

“44-40” cold blue (Brownells)

“Loctite”, blue

Single blade razor blades

Pipe cleaners

Dust masks

“Dremel” or “Foredom” tool

Bits for above tool

Masking tape, 1”, roll

Metal:

  • Round stock, 3 feet:
    • 1/4
    • 3/8
    • 1/2
    • 3/4
    • 11/4×10’
  • Flat stock:
    • 1x2x24”
    • 1/2x2x3”
    • 3/4×11/2×3’
  • Aluminum:
    • 11/2×5”
    • 11/4x3x7”

Welding helmet, #10 lens

Thin leather welding gloves

Wire brush, stainless steel

1/16 2% Thoriated Tungsten rod, 1 pkg

Shirt, heavy(not insulated), long sleeve

Drill indexes (USA): Numbered, Fractional and Lettered

Endmills, center cutting HSS:

  • 1/4
  • 3/8
  • 1/2

Lathe bits, China or India HSS:

  • 5/16, 3ea

Edge finder, mechanical

Taps: Similar to Brownells #2

Tap fluid

Tap handle(see Brownells #2)

Hacksaw: Good quality blades, 20-24 TPI

Propane torch and torch lighter

Tooth brushes, 2 ea

Baking pans, small

C clamps:

  • 3” 2ea
  • 5” 2ea

Tape measure

Machinest square, 4”

Level, cross test

“Dykem” marking fluid

“Sharpie” pens

Mallets:

  • 10-12oz
  • Non marring

Scissors

“True Oil”

Scribe, carbide

Penlight, AA