GUN What do you all consider "the basics" to have to do work on your firearms?

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  1. blindarrow

    blindarrow New Member

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    Doing the M44 work made me realize I need some more tools.. luckily I was able to make do without them this time though.

    I know I need a hammer & punch set, some screwdrivers (all my tools are geared for car work.. so they didn't exactly fit good), some tweezers, and a new vise..

    Anything I'm potentially overlooking? I'll be refurbing alot of old milsurp rifles, plus other standard junk.. also looking at maybe building a FAL at some point, or some other types.
     
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    If you're refurbing milsurp and find you need alot of tools, you're probably bubba'ing up milsurp. Really there isn't much I've found I need with them. A screwdriver does about everything and every once in a while I need punches. I need stuff like cold blue, tung oil, cleaner, gloves, a billionty cleaning patches and other goods for cosmetic repair alot more than I've found anything mechanically wrong.
     
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    As I just mentioned, I ain't just doing milsurp.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    besides what you mentioned, some decent files of various sizes, dremel and various attachments for it. scrub brushes, tub to use for soaking parts in mineral spirits.
     
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    Ah, that I had overlooked.. I have a pretty good Dremel set around here somewhere, so I'll definitely find it and clean it up.
     
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    time, patience
     
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    Got neither.. I'll buy a big hammer instead.
     
  8. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    I got a nice little file set for like, $20 at Brownell's.
     
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    yeah, i was going to suggest a BFH
     

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