2017- Plans for the Coming Year

S&W M1903 .32 Hand-ejector- refinished with a custom grip adapter. Coming soon- stag grips and perhaps a barrel shortened to 2-1/2 to 3″ The old saying is, ‘Man makes plans, God Laughs.” Well, we’ll see how that works out in 2017. Thanks to politics we can look...

Gilding a Turd: Hi-Point Mods.

The Hi-Point pistols have two defining characteristics- they are cheap and they work. Mostly. The broad consensus is that they are a turd, and best used as a boat-anchor. As I stated previously I never anticipated owning one, but $75 (used) for a service-caliber...

Old Dog, New Tricks

I love old guns; I don’t think that’s much of a secret. I’m particularly fond of old Smith & Wesson top-breaks, not the least because they are still relatively inexpensive. They have other advantages though; they were the highest-quality guns of their type made in...

.22 Magnum Pistol Finished!

With my back on the fritz I’m stuck doing light-work so I decided to finish this project today. Didn’t get pictures of the process this time unfortunately. First step- the raised block at the front of the barrel has become ‘ears’ for the front-sight. I mounted the...