Gunsmithing is a lost art, one that if learned correctly can greatly benefit you for the rest of your life. Learning about gunsmithing does not necessarily require any specific schooling, but you will need to learn a few trade steps that are required when servicing your weapons. Servicing your custom long range rifles can be quite rewarding and it can save you quite a bit of money both by doing the maintenance yourself and by greatly extending the life of your gun. Once you learn how to properly maintain your firearm you will feel more accomplished inside and out, and you will feel much more comfortable with your firearm once you know how it operates inside and out.
There are a few specific tools that you will need for servicing custom long range rifles at home, and these are generally easy to find and purchase. The long range rifles from Gunware are some of the easiest to perform maintenance on. Once you have chosen the firearm that you want to clean, you will begin the process of learning how to do maintenance on it. The first most common tool that you will need to do maintenance on your firearm are the most common cleaning supplies. You will first want scrubbing tools, and they will need to be thin wire brushes of sorts. You want to be able to clean the bore and the all of the moving parts.
Once you have thoroughly cleaned all of the grime from the inside of the gun, you will want to dissemble all of the moving parts so that you can add lubrication to them. This adds to the guns accuracy and also prevents dangerous jams, which can cause the gun to explode and seriously injure you. You cannot just use any old household lubricant on a gun; you will have to use special firearm lubricant, which is specifically designed to be used on firearms. The next step will be to clean the clip or clips if you have more than one. You will want to have several different screw drivers available so you are always ready for what each gun will throw at you, nothing is worse than getting ready to clean a gun and you have to drive all the way back to the store for some tools.
You’ll also want to have a set of punches; these are used for re-punching holes In the firearm. They can also be used for driving pins through, and just about any other little odd job that might come up in between. Another very useful tool for doing gun maintenance at home is the vise, a simple work bench tool that makes all the difference in the world. The vise can be used to hold the gun in place for cleaning, engraving, and just about anything else that needs an extra pair of hands. Overall cleaning your firearms can seem intimidating at first, but in the long run it is very worth the effort.