Something new and fun at Gun Lab

On Saturday I get a text from a friend wanting to know if the deck gun he just say was coming to my place.

Then a few moments later I get a knock at the door and there is John U. I have something to show you and can you fix this.

Here are a […]

A thanks to a friend of Gun Lab

A while back I did a post on the Webley pistol in 32. It is an interesting pistol but I had no ammo for it. The U.S. equivalent is .32 short Colt. Try and find that the local gun shop. Chuck O. a frien of gun lab dropped by with 3 boxes of it.


Being a “hoarder” part 2

In the post I talked about the trip to the storage shed. This pile of stuff came about because I just asked. I was doing a job for a home owner and in the back yard was this pile.

The home owner said she wanted it gone. So at my house sets to kilns […]

Weekend update on the wood shop, 9-16-18

With another nice Arizona weekend where the temperature in the shade was 110 degrees I was back in the wood shop trying to get things finish so I can work on some rifle projects. I did most of the sheet rock in the wood shop extension.

Still some screws to install, but that […]

Being a “HOARDER” part 1

A good friend of Gun Lab recently mention that I am or might be a hoarder. I think of myself as someone that is very good at re-purposing material and equipment. Working on a limited budget I am always trying to make do with little or no money. In my normal job I am at […]

More work in the fab shop


With the extra cabinets from the school I started adding more cabinets in the fab shop. Storage is at a premium everywhere in the shops so these will help a great deal.

More cabinets added.

Mix and match. It works for me

Parts storage and a charging station for the battery operated drills


The loss of another great guy

I am sad to announce the passing of R. Blake Stevens.

I have known Blake for over 30 years. It was his great books that open the world to collectors the world over. He will be missed.

The never ending Library and termite project

It has been a couple of weeks with out a library update so here goes.

The stucco has been stripped off of the walls

The windows have been removed from the wood shop.

All the new framing is complete. The door to the old store room has been removed.

The damaged caused by the termites […]

New addition to the Webley collection

I just picked up a Webley patent Mark 3 revolver in .320. It was made by H. Adkin and sons in Bedford.


You can see that the firing pin is not connected to the hammer but is enclosed in the frame.

The .320 Also known as the .320 European or .320 Bulldog‘ […]

This is so true

I saw this post over at and it describes my view every Monday.