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Old 02-01-2015, 11:58 AM   #1
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What Tools Do You Use on Your Guns?

I was looking through posts on another forum recently & discovered a neat 1911 tool that we decided we needed to have, but hadn't ever heard of before: 1911 Bushing Bit Driver Bit

That made me think that there are likely other tools out there we surely need to have on hand, but don't know about yet.

What tools could you not live without in your gun tool kit?

Here's the newest additions to our gun tool family:
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:16 PM   #2
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3/32 allen key, three punches (extra small, small, medium), standard screw driver, rubber/plastic hammer, wide rubber band, six inch 2x4 block, bench vise, rubber padded clamp.

Need to get long, curved tweezers and maybe a set of brass punches.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:23 PM   #3
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I have a brass punch set, #10 screwdriver for my grips, 8" small hammer, allen key set, loctite, padded vice grip and a rubber mallet to hit myself in the head when I screw up another set of grip bushings...

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Old 02-01-2015, 12:25 PM   #4
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Brass punches, steel punches, brass hammer, plastic/rubber hammer, allen wrench, bushing removal tool, paper clip, screwdriver, needle nose pliers. That's just my .45 stuff.

Get these- it will cover most anything. Wheeler Engineering 28-Piece Space-Saver Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set
You can also get this one:Wheeler Engineering 89-Piece Professional-Plus Gunsmithing Screwdriver
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:50 PM   #5
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Everything that everyone else has already posted plus a small assortment to dental picks and various shaped needle files. When it comes to screw drivers make sure you're using hollow ground blades that fully fit the screw heads.
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Everything the guys have plus a head mounted magnifying rig. Old eyes need help sometimes.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:16 PM   #7
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I have one tool that I use for gunsmithing work:
BIG BOO!!!
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Hammer and a chisel. The chisel doubles as a screwdriver. The hammer takes care of everything else!!
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Hammer and a chisel. The chisel doubles as a screwdriver. The hammer takes care of everything else!!
You forgot the flaming wrench. Aka, blow torch! If you can't pound it out heat it until it turns cherry red then beat the bejesus out of it.
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What is the Blue thingy Chickadee? My Latest tool was the 1911 45 Series 80 Recoil Guide Spring Disassembly tool. It was less than $10.00 from a Ebay seller.
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