On Sun, 26 Oct 2003 07:32:15 -0800, "Erik Ahrens"
The trouble with gun stores is that there are few hobbies with such a
level of over-hyped bullshit about the "right" tools and finishing
Friend of mine is a black powder shooter (and knows enough about tools
that he ought to know better). he recently bought a set of "gunsmith's
turnscrews". These things are the same cheap dining table forks I had
as a student (rosebush handle and some bendy 18/8 stainless), only
ground with a straight end instead of tines. What a complete pile of
crap, and he paid a load for them too.
I work on shotguns with exactly the same tools I use for everything
else. If they're no good, they're no good for anything - you don't
need magic "gunsmithing" tools. And that's on a H&H Royal Empire.
If the screws are old, they'll have been cut with tapered slots, so
use a screwdriver with a matching taper. If they're modern, they'll be
more parallel, which usually fits a more modern screwdriver. But a
slipping round-ended or chipped screwdriver is a pain on anything, not
just $20K of pheasant popper.
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