Marlin / Glenfield & Semi-Auto .22 Rifles
With over 4 million of these inexpensive little .22's out there, this is your chance to really get ahead. These rifles were sold under several different names, and even through department stores like Sears, Western Auto, and Montgomery Wards. This course is applicable to all models. Those of us who have owned one of these neat little rifles know they are great for accuracy and reliability, but when they do go bad, it is hard to find someone who knows how to fix them. Well, here is your chance to learn what it takes to keep your gun up and running or simply ways to repair the ones you picked up cheap. Join Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap for two hours of instruction on the design and function of one of the best-selling guns of our time. As always Bob uses a custom cut-a way and shows complete disassembly of the gun, and gives tips on what repairs are common and how to fix them yourself. Not only is it fun and informative, but you will be able to take advantage of some of the best deals in the gun market today. If you want the quick course on how to get these Marlin / Glenfield rifles apart, back together, and operating as intended, then this course is for you (if you want the long course, look into our basic 108 hour Professional Gunsmith Course.)
Among the items covered are:History
- Bob discusses the Marlin Model 99 and its variations
- Early and later models of the Marlin 99 are compared
- We get to look at an earlier Marlin 99 that has a unique bolt lock and it is compared to a later model which has a bolt that locks open on an empty chamber
- Through comparisons of various models, we get a feel for the evolution of this rifle
- Other comparisons, such as: trigger guards, feed throats, and ejectors, show us that this rifles design and quality improved as it evolved
- Papoose Model
- Two piece stock (Model 49) is discussed
- A cut-a way firearm is utilized to be able to see normally hidden parts, their function, and interaction
- Trigger mechanism operation is explained and shown
- Bob explains some problems that can occur with the disconnector/trigger bar and the sear, and how to correct those problems as well
- Firing pin and hammer operation explained and demonstrated
- Bob explains how hammer follow down can occur, resulting in misfires and the possibility of the gun doubling
- Recoil buffer operation is explained
- We are shown how the recoil buffer wears and what to watch out for as it wears
- Caution is given because a cracked or broken buffer can cause the bolt to damage the back of the receiver
- Ammunition feeding is explained. The carrier and the primary and secondary cartridge stops can be seen in action and their functions are demonstrated
- Feeding problems and their repairs are explained
- Bolt operation is demonstrated and the sequence of events is explained
- Disconnector and sear operation is explained and demonstrated
- Old vs. new trigger plate assemblies; the differences can be seen and are described
- The Papoose Model is shown and its operation is explained
- Magazines front and rear lips functions are explained, along with some problems you may encounter
- Magazine and stock removal
- Trigger guard and nut are taken off of the stock
- Trigger plate and bolt removal
- Magazine tube disassembly is explained
- Bolt disassembly (roller, firing pin, and extractors)
- Right and left extractors and their functions are explained
- Trigger housing is disassembled and explained
- Fire control system is disassembled and all parts are further explained
- AGI cleaning & lubrication methods shown, along with the reasons for their use
- After cleaning, dry with air gun, or in the oven on Warm ~185-200 degrees (metal parts ONLY)
- Lubing the Bob way, and what kind he likes
- Trigger housing reassembly
- Bolt is reassembled
- Fire control reassembly
- Receiver and stock reassembly
- Operational tests and summary
If you noticed how often the terms "explanation" and "demonstration" are used, you may be getting some idea of why this course is necessary for any Marlin / Glenfield .22 rifle owner, or someone who intends to be.
How much does your Professional Course cost? The answer can be found in our intro pack. We recommend to anyone considering our Professional Course that they get the Introduction to Gunsmithing Packet as this packet includes a video with a sample gunsmithing lesson. It also includes an Enrollment Form that lists the costs of each Course level available as well as the material covered in each level.
Do I have to pay $7 s/h on each retail video? No, we discount shipping on multiple video orders. The new website calculates shipping based on weight and destination. In most cases, the actual shipping is less than listed in the catalog.
Is there a time limit to complete your course? No, our course is self-paced. As you complete sections of the course and submit your tests, we provide certification of completion for that portion of the course.
Can I become certified by taking your retail courses? Answers vary. If you are intending to purchase all the videos in our Law Enforcement Armorer's Course, for example, as long as you buy the test separately you can obtain a Certification as a Law Enforcement Armorer once you complete the testing successfully. Otherwise you would need to purchase one of our certified professional courses in order to obtain a profession Gunsmithing certificate.
What does your Professional Gunsmithing Course Introductory Lesson cover?The Introductory Lesson is one hour and includes complete information on how to get started Gunsmithing. You will also learn how to insure reliable auto-pistol feeding and how to prevent jams, checking and adjusting "range" on Smith and Wesson revolvers, how a gas system works on a Colt AR-15, AR-7 trigger repairs, timing and understanding cartridge stops of a Remington 870 and much more!
Are your Courses guaranteed? Yes! The American Gunsmithing Institute is proud to offer a 100%, "Bulletproof Guarantee." We are so sure of the quality of our Courses and products that you may return any item purchased directly from AGI for a full refund (less shipping) for up to 90 days after purchase date. Defective DVDs and videos will be replaced for up to 1 year. The only question we will ask is: "How did we fail you?"
Does AGI offer other Certified Courses aside from the Professional Gunsmithing Course? Yes. We also offer a Certified Machine Shop Course, complete with Lathe, Mill and general Machine Shop instruction. Additionally AGI offers a Certified Welding Course and a Certified Locksmithing Course.
What do the Disassembly/Reassembly Courses cover? AGI offers D/R Courses that clearly demonstrate the complete process of disassembly and reassembly step-by-step. The Courses use close-up views to provide comprehensive instruction. Each DVD Video Manual covers one specific model or family of firearms and is indexed to help the user quickly find the information that they are looking for. At the price of only $19.97 each (plus s/h), these video manuals are must have support information for anyone who owns one of these firearms.
What do the Armorer's Courses cover?AGI's Armorer's Courses teach you how to disassemble, maintain, repair and reassemble your choice of the 51 guns featured. These videos are packed with exclusive information and are equal to a complete Factory Armorer's Course! While our Disassembly/Reassembly Courses contain invaluable information, our Armorer's Courses contain so much more. Master Gunsmith and AGI Instructor Robert "Bob" Dunlap explains design and function using exclusive factory cutaway firearm models, giving you close-up details of the internal functions you would not otherwise be able to see. All AGI Armorer's Course DVDs include a FREE printable schematic!
Are your Instructors experienced in their fields? Absolutely. Master Gunsmith and AGI Senior Instructor Robert "Bob" Dunlap is a widely respected authority in the firearm industry and spent over 35 years as the senior instructor at Lassen College's internationally known Gunsmithing School. Master Gunsmith Gene Shuey is a world class custom gun builder, former world class competitive shooter and current trainer specializing in 1911 and Glock pistols, IPSC limited and open class guns, and high-end custom rifles. Darrell Holland is a well known custom rifle builder, writer and lecturer who is always inventing new performance shooting products. Ken Brooks is a graduate of the renowned Gunsmithing program at Lassen College and continues his journey by working full time for Bob Dunlap. Gene Kelly is the President of AGI and the Gun Club of America. He graduated from Lassen College's Gunsmithing program and worked as a Professional Gunsmith prior to founding AGI. T.R. Graham is a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and is a known authority, author and Gunsmith specializing in Glocks and other handguns. Master Armorer John Bush is an AGI Instructor and a consultant to manufacturers and importers of military firearms, and is certified as an Expert Witness in firearm cases.