My friend Scott signed up for the Yavapai school of professional gunsmithing. The first challenge was the list of required materials for the first semester, which is beyond his current resources. Part of the list is the expected tools, the other is the unexpected, varied firearms. We are trying to figure out if anyone, organizations or individuals, would be able to sponsor his education or advise on other ways of making this happen. I would appreciate any advice or assistance extended to Scott.
Machine Shop Tools
Roll away tool chest 18” Deep x 30” Wide x 34” Tall max.
115 pc. Drill Set (The cheap imports won’t work)
Center Drill Set
Tap Set (Brownell’s gunsmithing set)
60 degree thread pitch gage,
60 degree center gage
55 degree center gage
6” flexible steel rule 16R
Dial Test Indicator .0005
Magnetic indicator base (mighty mag) w/1” indicator
Indicol or equivalent
Gunsmith Screwdriver Set (Brownell’s or Midway)
Assorted 20 pc. end mill set
Three 5/16 or 3/8 High Speed Square Tool Bits
10-12” Bastard Cut File
Ball Hex Wrenches,
Pin Punch Set,
Small Ballpein Hammer (4-8oz.)
Hacksaw w/24 or 32TPI blade
12” Cresent wrench
Tapping Fluid for Steel
Tapping Fluid for Alum.
Dykem Layout Fluid, (Blue)
One padlock 1/4 dia
Browning A5 or Remington 11
Rem. 870 or 1100 series
Mossberg 500 (aluminum receiver cannot blue but OK for shotgun class)
Recoil Pad to fit your shotgun Brownells Approx. 20.00
Savage 110, 112, 116 etc.
Marlin 336 or 94 Win. (some 94’s will not hot blue)
M1 Garand or M1A type rifle
AR-15 type rifle (hard anodized cannot refinish at school)
One Mauser 98 Bolt Action Rifle the metal should be complete.
Four weapons made of steel (no stainless or
aluminum). Any number combination of rifles, shotguns or handguns.
Your rifle from the rifle list will work if it is steel & needs refinishing.
Your shotgun from shotgun class will work if it is steel & needs refinishing.
Any blued steel pistol or revolver in need of refinishing.
Heavy Rubber Gloves
Long Sleeved Shirt (Sweatshirt)
Particulate Respirator (Suitable for grinding dust & wood dust)
One bottle of slow rust bluing solution. Brownells
One gal. WD40 with spray bottle
One package each of 120, 240, 320, 600 grit wet and dry sand paper.
Note: It is not necessary to purchase all of the above guns for the above classes. They
may be borrowed from friend or family.
A personal lap top or a tablet. The facility is wireless.
3 feet of 1 ¼” mild steel round stock (hot or cold rolled)
1 foot of ¼” x 4” cold rolled flat stock
A couple, nasty old used screw drivers for regrinding.
Also plan on about $100.00 for other misc. project materials.