GSS 66.1: NON BOLT ACTION RIFLE BARREL FITTING
There are NO required textbooks for this class.
Required Tools & Supplies:
- A centerfire rifle in lever, automatic or pump action.
- Test fire ammo in the chosen caliber of the rifle.
- Safety glasses.
- Tools to machine and fit a barrel in a lathe with.
- A willingness to work with another person who has a different style of rifle than you, or bring two different types of rifles.
- A barrel in you’re chosen caliber for you’re chosen rifle or be prepared to do a barrel set back. If you brought a gas operated auto rifle, you will not need a barrel.
Student Learning Outcome:
At the conclusion of this course each passing student will be able to:
- Fit and/or set a barrel back on a safety breeched system.
- Fit and/or set a barrel back on a rifle with a barrel extension.
- Removing barrels
- determining barrel shank dimensions
- eliminating loose breech
- special fitting criteria for rimmed cartridges
- barrel extensions, their removal and installation
- fitting barrels to extensions
- adjusting headspace
- cutting dovetails
- installing forend hangers, on barrels and on receivers
- adjusting action bar locks and disconnectors
- ramps and extractor cuts
- test firing
How the class works:
In lecture, we will study the various firearms and/or systems involved. To
reinforce what we have studied, assignments will be made involving repair,
refinishing, and/or modifications to the studied firearm parts.
To simulate real life situations, there will be due dates on all assignments.
The assignments will approximate problems in the field. Many times the assignments
will force you to think, i.e. I may assign the design and fabrication of a tool or
parts. I will tell you what it must do, and the tool or part must be made to work.
Everyone starts off with an “A” and everyone is expected to get an “A” for a final grade.
This is a potentially dangerous profession, so you must do the assignments to industry
standards or better.
- Everyone must have a set of finished notes by the last day of class. If they are on paper, they must be typed or written very legibly in ink, in a binder or folder, and have line drawings of systems for clarity when needed. They can also be audio, video, or on a computer disk, but if they are, they must have an index. They must also contain most of what was covered in class. If they possess all the mentioned criteria they are “A” notes. If they are missing information, inbound, or electronic with no index, your grade maybe lowered.
- Your projects must be completed in order to be graded. They will be graded on accuracy, appearance and finish.
A note on notes:
They must be good and permanent- NO PENCIL NOTES. You can get around this note
requirement by obtaining the AGI professional series course on the subject, i.e. the
shotgun course for any of the shotgun classes etc. Remember, bad notes and your grade
Method of Evaluation:
Grading in this course will be based on the following:
Class Participation and Attendance: 10%
Classroom notes: 20%
Classroom projects: 70%
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
below 60% = F
Incompletes and etc.:
Incompletes are at the discretion of the instructor.
NO LIVE AMMUNITION IN CLASS:
NO! NO! NO! If you need ammo to test fire a firearm, you turn it in to an instructor
UPON ENTERING THE CLASSROOM. Failure to do so will result in your dismissal from the