Author Archives: Brian Lohman

Firearm Restoration Part 1

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Lohman Gunsmith specializes in firearm restoration. Many firearms are passed down through the generations. You grow up as a boy seeing your father and grandfather use certain firearms. You admire them and as you grow older these guns get meaning and stories associated with them. As the relitives who owned these guns pass away they […]

Lohman Gunsmith November Newsletter

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November Newsletter The air is cool and Fall is finally in the air. Here at Lohman Gunsmith we are hard at work doing restorations, repairs, coating firearms and parts, and custom builds. The frame and slide pictured below is a restoration polish job. We also have many wood stocks in for restoration jobs right now. […]

Gun Repairs – Part 3 Shotgun Repairs

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In Gun Repair – Part 2 I talked about rifle repairs, and some of the most common repairs we see. In Gun Repair – Part 3 Shotgun Repairs I will talk about all the different repairs we do with shotguns. Most of the problems can be fixed on shotguns with a good deep clean. The […]

Gun Repairs – Part 2 Rifle Repairs

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In Gun Repairs – Part 1 Hand gun Repairs I talked about all the different repairs we do with hand guns. In Part 2 I will talk about rifle repairs. Rifle repairs are fun because the older rifles have a lot of memories for the person bringing it into the shop. They have memories of […]

Gun Repairs – Part 1 Handgun repairs

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Probably the best part of being in the gunsmithing business is working on gun repairs and getting to see all the different guns that come into the shop. We had a revolver that Colt certified was in Cuba during the Spanish–American War. It possible made the charge up San Juan Hill, also known as the […]

Gun Safety Part 2

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In Gun Safety part 1 I talked about education and children. Now in Gun Safety part 2 I am going to go over some of the golden rules of gun safety. Here are a few Rules to think about: A. A gun is always loaded B. First thing you do when you pick up a […]

Gun Safety Part 1

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Gun Safety is one of those things your Dad probably talked about when you first started handeling guns. Probably the only other time you heard someone talk about it was when you took your local hunter safety training class so you could get a hunting license. Why don’t we talk more about gun safety? Probably […]

Gun Cleaning: Part 2 Shotgun Cleaners

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In Gun Cleaning Part 2 we are going to go over the actual cleaning of the shotgun. Step 1 –  take the shotgun apart Step 2 – will be to take the barrel off the shotgun. Run a bore snake or cleaning patches on the barrel with some type of solvent until all the copper […]

Gun Cleaning – Part 1 Shotgun Cleaners

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For most hunters the least exciting thing to do is clean your gun. Gun Cleaning is probably the most important thing you can do. When it comes to shotguns 80 percent of the problems can be fixed with a good cleaning. Each time you take out your shotgun you need to do a simple field […]

Lohman Gunsmith October Newsletter

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It’s October and Fall hunting season is in the full swing. This means a lot of bird hunters have been in the field. Make sure you clean your guns, and check them over good. Most people tighten there chokes to tight. You should just hand tighten it with your finger. You should have to tighten […]