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Since Mr. Murphy can strike anytime, I carry a small gunsmithing kit. Nothing fancy. Carried in a tool roll.

Small two faced brass/nylon hammer
Punches
Screwdriver handle and selected bits
Red and blue loctite
Close fitting brass squib rod

Theres a few more things that I didn't mention because I wanted us to discuss our own ideas.

Tell about your own gunsmithing kit.

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Raider said:
Since Mr. Murphy can strike anytime, I carry a small gunsmithing kit. Nothing fancy. Carried in a tool roll.

Small two faced brass/nylon hammer
Punches
Screwdriver handle and selected bits
Red and blue loctite
Close fitting brass squib rod

Theres a few more things that I didn't mention because I wanted us to discuss our own ideas.

Tell about your own gunsmithing kit.

RIKA :)
RIKA:
That is almost exactly what I have, except I have a Starrett No. 129, bench block, and Starrett's No.S565WB drive pin punches also.

The bench block, slightly over two inches in diameter, can be a god send when you need a backup block while removing pins.

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Pretty much what RIKA mentioned, except I made most of my tools (side benefit of being a tool & die maker). Made a screwdriver handle and bits. The bits are really bits of rod, threaded at the end to screw into the handle, the tips are as wide as the rod and ground flat on the sides, to fully take up the slots in various size screws, and won't slip and "bugger" the screw head. They're made of stainless (304) so they'll never rust and are soft enough not to do too much damage in the case of a "slip" and can be refiled to restore the tip. The punches are the same, have both brass and stainless punches.

I've got other stuff that really doesn't have a name, just one-off tools I've made for my own use. My cleaning kit also has tools beyond just cleaning kit.

Both the tool and cleaning kit are in small tool rolls also.
 

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Very similare set up. ONe thing I find incredibly useful: JB WELD.

I've used it to do an emergency stock repair in the field on a hunt where we had walked in two days just to set up camp.

Dropped the rifle while climbing to reach higher ground. Stock broke.
Leupold scope never lost zero though. (like them leupy's)

Had the JB weld in my kit, glued the stock together. It wasn;t pretty, but it did save the hunt.

Ended up putting a McMillan Bros stock on the rifle. (probably one of the best things I ever did to that rifle.)

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for shtf? I dont bother. No tools r needed

to replace the bolt of the AR, or swap it out for the .22 unit. I favor carrying 2 pistols, ya know, one of them a silenced .22. If much of anything serious happens to the rifle, there's going to be no fixing it. So the .22 AR unit, or the pistols, will just have to be used to TAKE a rifle from somebody else, if say, a canned .22 rifle, or sks, or Nagant isn''t cached nearby. Then THAT rifle will be used to take an AR or M16, and the necessary parts swapping will be done to return AN AR to "duty". No big deal, if one just has sense enough to stay out of open country in daylight, really. Detecting and ambushing one of the millions of ignorant, inept people in the US will be a pc of cake.

If it's NOT shtf, there's NO need of a rifle, and you SHOULD have a practice spare pistol, so there's no need of IMMEDIATE repair of the gun. Simple, when somebody with some sense looks at the "problem".
 

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Re: for shtf? I dont bother. No tools r needed

223 fan said:
... the .22 AR unit, or the pistols, will just have to be used to TAKE a rifle from somebody else ... Detecting and ambushing one of the millions of ignorant, inept people in the US will be a pc of cake.
(edited for brevity and conciseness)

Okay, so now we have the philosophy of a back-shooter and thief. Thats not the way of most of us. We carry spare parts and fix our own stuff - not kill for and steal it.

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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Ignore the problem. Don't worry about being prepared. I'll just pick one up.

Of course, it will suck royally if the person you want to take it from has other ideas, or has buddies with rifles that you weren't aware of.

Your ambush, like all ambushes, may not go as planned. You may be so focused on your quarry that you fail to see that you are being targeted.

You think that being in the woods makes you invisible.

If you can see well enough to shoot, someone else can see you well enough to shoot you. Ghillie suit and all.

Being alone, as you've stated you plan to be, you will not be able to watch your six, nor any of the other zones, especially when you are about to initiate contact.

You will be lucky to survive your first ambush.

Amazing what some people think passes for "sense"

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Here is mine... Bear in mind that this is just the stuff in my pack and not my workshop tools.

1. Hammer and punch set 1/32-3/8
2. screwdriver set (handle with various bits for it).
3. small socket set and torque wrench.
4. swiss file set.
5. dental pick set.
6. lock tite.
7. Anti sieze.
8. Kroil penetrating oil. (not used for lubrication)
9. head space gauges.

Mike
 

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Mike, what do you use the headspace guages for in a field carry kit?

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If I run across a dropped weapon that appears to be in servicable order that I need, I want to check the headspace just to be sure. I carry the gauges in .223 and .308. Also, if a problem develops in one of my firearms, I can do a quick check of the headspace just to be on the safe side.

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Good idea. Thanks

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Hard Rock said:
If I run across a dropped weapon that appears to be in servicable order that I need, I want to check the headspace just to be sure. I carry the gauges in .223 and .308. Also, if a problem develops in one of my firearms, I can do a quick check of the headspace just to be on the safe side.

Mike
I have head space guages, in those calibers, on my work bench.

It looks like extra headspace guages would have to be considered indespensable for any situation. Even just a normal hunting trip, in the caliber of the hunting firearm.

Bill
 
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