What Do Gunsmithing Tool Kits Contain?

What Do Gunsmithing Tool Kits Contain?

gunsmithing tool kitsGunsmith tool kits come in a variety of rates. The cheaper ones are priced at less than $20, and the more expensive kits cost at least $200. These rates change depending on at least two factors – the brand and the number of tool pieces contained in the kit. A kit from Weaver is generally less expensive than that produced by Brownells, while a professional kit from Wheeler can cost more than an 88-piece tool set from Weaver. In the end, it is the quality of these tools that helps you decide on a purchase.

These kits contain tools that are used for the main purpose of repairing a certain type of gun. As you may know, guns can have unique parts and components, so they require special devices that can accurately fiddle through them. Some of these tools may have similarity with the tools you use for your car, but most of them are especially designed.

If you take a look at gun stores and websites that sell these kits, these gunsmithing tool kits are classified into two: a special kit that services only one type of gun (or a series), and a more general type that can make repairs in most gun types.

The following is a list of the components that can be included in a gunsmith tool kit.

  • grip bushing staker
  • ball-peen hammer
  • bushing driver bit
  • pin punches
  • scribe tool
  • drift punch
  • lip gauge
  • polishing stones
  • trigger return spring tool

You can purchase these items individually, but if you want them to come in a nifty box, then buy the kit. And for the tools that are not in it, you can always buy them separately.

Gunsmith tool kits sell for a wide range of prices. The cheaper ones are priced at less than $20, and the more expensive kits cost at least $200. These rates change depending on at least two factors – the brand and the number of tool pieces contained in the kit. A kit from Weaver is generally less expensive than that produced by Brownells, while a professional kit from Wheeler can cost more than an 88-piece tool set from Weaver. In the end, it is the quality of these tools that helps you decide on a purchase.

Here are the other tools that may be present in a gunsmith’s work station. They are classified according to their functions and sometimes, according to types of guns. Below each of these classifications are some examples, which you can purchase either online or through a gun store.

1. Measuring Tools

  • headspace gauge
  • trigger pull gauge
  • weights
  • cartridge length gauge

2. Sight and Scope Installation Tools

  • sight movers
  • receiver drilling jigs
  • laser boresighters

3. Stock Work and Finishing

  • stock bedding and adhesives
  • wood carving chisels
  • hand checkering tools

4. Barrel Blanks and Tools

  • reamers
  • barrel blanks
  • barrel chamfering tools

5. Small Hardware Tools

  • metal screws
  • detent balls
  • wood screws

6. Power Tools and Accessories

  • drill bits
  • rubber abrasive tools
  • milling cutters

7. General Gunsmith Tools

  • roll pins
  • cartridge dummies
  • punches

8. Metal Prep and Coloring Tools

  • paint finishes
  • parkerizing
  • abrasives

9. Safety Equipment

  • protective gloves
  • aprons
  • respirators

10. Shotgun Tools

  • barrel facing tools
  • choke tube tools
  • bore gauges

11. Rifle Tools

  • taps and dies
  • wrenches

other gunsmithing tool kits in a gunsmith workstation12. Handgun Tools

  • alignment tools
  • slide tools
  • stuck case removers
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