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John Neslen



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PostSubject: Gunsmith screwdrivers?   September 14th 2017, 1:46 pm

I am tired of using mismatched screwdrivers, a 40 year old Lyman set that fits very few gun screws, and a set of Forester Precision screwdrivers with no tips ground to 90 degrees and crooked as a dogs hind leg! (pure junk)

Any recommendations on a set that will work from the large screw on a T/C to the small screw on an 1858?

I do not need other tips etc, only flat tipped screwdrivers.

John
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PostSubject: Re: Gunsmith screwdrivers?   September 18th 2017, 12:32 pm

Wow, am I looking for a set of screwdrivers that do not exist? Or does everyone else use mismatched drivers like me or if you have a set and like them, what brand?

Living out here in the boonies I do not have the luxury of personally looking over driver sets and I get little info over the net.
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PostSubject: Re: Gunsmith screwdrivers?   September 18th 2017, 1:39 pm

About a year or two ago I was also looking for some "Firearm Screwdrivers" so I went online to Brownell's.  I figured if they sold them they must work for firearms.  I bought a set of Grace USA screwdrivers.  MISTAKE!  DO NOT BUY these if you want firearm screwdrivers.  Everyone of the blades are too fat for a firearm screw.  You keep downsizing until you get to the smallest one and then it's not sized properly for the screw head and does not have the beef to turn the screw.  I end up filing the blades to get them thin enough.  My filing by hand isn't always the straightest so I still have junk drivers.

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PostSubject: Re: Gunsmith screwdrivers?   September 18th 2017, 7:20 pm

I bought a set of "gunsmith" screwdrivers years ago and the beefier ones worked fine bit the skinny-shanked little ones both broke at the tips. They had red plastic handles and were hollow ground. For the most part I was pleased but I never have found adequate drivers for small screws.

I probably bought them at Midway.

Addendum: I just remembered, the name of the screwdriver set was Bonanza.

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PostSubject: Re: Gunsmith screwdrivers?   September 18th 2017, 7:25 pm

Wheeler makes a really good screw driver kit. I bought a kit for something like $20 and its been very good to me over the years.
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PostSubject: Re: Gunsmith screwdrivers?   September 19th 2017, 9:05 am

Thank you gentlemen for your input, greatly appreciated.

I will order a set from Wheeler.

John
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