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A General Note on MG Tooling


Factory style/original tools are now collector’s items and seldom become available. In any event, there were few of these tools at any time—only the dealers tended to purchase and use them. Some of the tools, like the ones needed to rebuild the brake servo units (power brake boosters) were never available. The factory workshop manual contained directions on how to make them if anyone ever needed them. Hence, factory tools are only obtained by chance and, often, at significant expense.


Over the years, I have developed my own tooling to do a number of the jobs which require special tooling. Some of these tools are based on the factory designs and some are based on my own ideas.  Read More.

Tooling

For MG Restoration


Modified Sockets for MGB Flywheel Bolts

  • Modified Stanley:  $10.00 each, plus $2.00 shipping per socket
  • Modified Snap-On:  $16.00 each, plus $2.00 shipping per socket


Tooling

For Gunsmiths


.45 Auto Sear Jig
For professionals and advanced hobbyists

$65.00 Retail
Originally developed by U.S. Air Force match armorers for their target pistols. Used as the standard sear jig by New Detonics Manufacturing Company (Phoenix). Cuts both primary engagement angle and break away angle. Designed to be used with the Brownell's frame pins. Complete instructions for both carry and competition trigger jobs included.

S&W Revolver Crane Jigs
For professionals and advanced hobbyists

$60.00 Retail
Designed to be used with the Power crane lock ball kit (K/L/N frame). Allows the crane to be securely held in a milling machine or drill press while drilling crane for locking ball.

.45 Auto Magazine Catch Jig
For professionals and advanced hobbyists

$45.00 Retail
Allows the mag catch to be held while drilling and tapping for an oversize button. Also includes instructions for extending mag catch to allow easier use on carry guns.


Clark Barrel Fitting Gauge
For professionals and advanced hobbyists

$25.00 Retail
Used to measure the depth and length of cuts made in the 1911 frame when fitting the Clark ramped barrel. Saves tearing down the milling machine set up to make these measurements.