Sig PE-57 and AMT repair sections

Pete, a friend of Gun Lab, was at the last Knob Creek show and picked up a PE-57 kit and repair section. He was nice enough to send me some pictures of the repair part and I thought I would add a few pictures of my AMT rifle to give you a comparison.

The first […]

Cut Away Mauser

Rod Henrickson, a friend of gun lab, was nice enough to send me a few pictures of a cut away Mauser rifle that he made. As everyone knows I have a thing for cut away weapons and i really appreciate the work that Rod put into making his.

He really did a very nice job […]

A 22lr EM-2

A friend who has passed made this copy of an EM-2 in 22lr. It is amazing what people can come up with. Defiantly an interesting rifle.

Right and left side views of the rifle.

Look closely at the markings on the carrying handle base

Rear sight and carrying handle





Gun Building Site

I came across another gun builder here in the Phoenix area and made arrangements to meet up with him. What some of you may not know is that I happen to like all types of firearms, from match locks to modern machine guns. I also like to look at how firearms are made. So when […]

Building a semi auto MP-44 part 3

In this post we are going to look at how the badly cut up and rusted lower portion of the MP-44 receiver was repaired. You can see in the first photo the condition of the under side of the lower front portion of the receiver.

The first set was to cut out the bad section.


Building an MP-44 semi part 2

This is the second in a series of post of Pete, a friend of gun lab, building his semi-auto MP-44. From our previous post you could see the absolutely dismal condition of the cut up receiver pieces that Pete had to work with.

You can see from these pictures that there was no back […]

22 caliber boy’s rifle

I dropped by a friends house today between jobs and he had a pie of boy’s rifles that he was going through. The majority of them were single shot dropping blocks or rolling block rifles and I find those interesting, however there was one that had been gone over by someone to make what I […]

Interesting Gun Making Videos

I came across this series of videos by accident. The project is not complete yet, but it is turning into a very nice piece of art. Check it out.

Part one of the series.


Part 2 of the series.

Part 2b of the series.


Part 3 of the series


Part 3 of the Volkspistolen

In this post we will be covering some of the small parts as well as the assembly and dis-assembly and operation of the Volkspistolen.

First a series of picture of this really nice looking pistol as completed.

This first video is of assembly and dis-assembly of the slide […]

Part 2 of the Volkspistolen

In this report we will be writing about the frame and fire control part of the pistol. Again the pistol was made with out the use of an actual milling machine of lathe. It was made from hand tools, welders, and a drill press. Once again to get an idea of the final product here […]