Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Adieu Gunsmith

Saturday was the last day for the gunsmith at my local gun shop.  I'm sure they will hire a replacement, but this one is going.  Where?  Well there is this place in Accoceek Maryland.   He's going to work at the big Beretta gun making place thingy.  He'll start with small pistols and move around where they need him.

Yes I am a bit jealous.

But I did learn something.  I thought Accoceek was near Aberdeen.  Nope.  One is Southwest of DC, the other is NE of Baltimore.  How long have I lived in this state?  So embarrassed.  (and what IS it with states like Conn, Mass, MD, and NY getting all the big gun factories?  They HATE guns...)

Anyway, I threw a tiny bit of work his way on his last day.  I got my ambi safety bobbed.  I'm not using the side on the side where a right hander's thumb would go.  Might as well grind it down to old school dimensions. 

He used this neat little prying tool.  I have no idea what it's called and couldn't find in on Brownells.  It's made out of a non marring plastic.  Nylon, maybe?  Anyway it's great for compressing the plunger on the safety to get that sucker back on.  I guess a popsicle stick would do that job too.  Anyone know what that is?


Daniel E. Watters said...

Pachmayr used to sell such a tool; they dubbed it the Widget.

Daniel E. Watters said...

What do you know? They still sell it.


New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

You da Man, Dan.

Vinosaur said...

10-8 performance tool will do that. Available in 3 colors. Also at Brownells.

David said...

I use a "universal cleaning stick" from County Comm: http://countycomm.com/ucs.html

Angus McThag said...

I dunno, this whole thing seems sinister somehow.