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Firing the 1891 Rolling Block Pistol

It’s unusual to be able to actually shoot some antique firearms, but being that this is a rolling block pistol in 22 RF; and had a super solid frame and receiver, I decided to play around. Using CCI CB 22 short, sub-sonic, low velocity ammo. Although I’m sure more regular off the shelf 22 ammo would be fine, I didn’t …

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Remington Rolling Block Pistol.

This is a Model 1891 Target Pistol. Although they were made in several calibers, these particular examples are chambered in .22 RF. It has a 10.5 inch, octagon barrel.  The production run on the .22 target model was very low at around 100. And these are pretty rare today. They were not a very popular pistol in the days of …

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Remington Smoot New Model Revolver

The Remington Smoot New Model line started in 1875 with the model 1 and finally ended in 1888 with the model 4. The model 1 was chambered in .30RF and only had a two year production run.  The Model 2 had a similar fate.  The Model 3 and 4 became the most popular iterations and were produced until 1888. The …

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More Remingtons

The estate I have been working with is sending over more guns to look at. Just a preview.    Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Not A Cool-Guy Bipod

Marky spends stupid money on Bipods. And as most of our regular readers know, I am a cheap bastard. For my uses, the cheap stuff works just fine.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Remington Iroquois revolver

The Remington Iroquois revolver is the smallest in the Remington line. It’s a little 7 shot 22 rimfire, and was introduced to compete with Colt’s pocket 22 caliber revolver.  Production numbers very but they are on the rare side these days. If you are a fan of 22 rimfire handguns, this is one defiantly worth looking for.   Freeze www.John1911.com …

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Deer Gun Ready

AR-15 build. Chambered in 7.62×39. Distance 200 yards. 2020 Deer Season gun is ready.     Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Remington New Police

Remington New Police revolver in .36 caliber percussion and 38 caliber short; rimfire factory conversions. There have been approximately 25,000 of these made and to date no reproductions. So, the example you see in the ending scene of Clint Eastwood’s “Pale Rider”. When he pulls out the shorty and takes a head shot. That pistol is actually the real deal.  …

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Uncommon Remington Derringers

This video features a few not so common derringers that Remington Arms produced in the mid to late 1800’s.  Some may be familiar with these and some may not.  It was an unusual time in history and the “gentleman” needed a way to conceal a carry firearm. One that was capable of more than a single shot.  Something that isn’t …

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Remington M-95 & Saw Handled Derringers

The Remington 2 Shot derringer commonly known as the M-95 Derringer was originally called the Remington -Elliot Derringer. It was made between 1866 and 1935. They made approximately 150,000 in .41 caliber rimfire. They are widely reproduced today.  The Remington “Vest Pocket”, or commonly referred to as the “Saw Handled”, derringer were made between 1865 and 1888. With a production …

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Schmeisser Mag

A while back I saw an article on a 60 round mag for the AR that was not the typical snail drum BS. I was interested in it for several reasons.  First off, it’s only 2 inches longer than a standard PMAG. The mag body is just slightly fatter than the standard AR receiver making it less bulky than a …

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Derringers Are Coming

Estate: “Hey, can you evaluate a couple derringers for us?” Freeze: “Sure. Send them over. How many you got?” Estate texts image of guns in question. Freeze: “Holy crap!”      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Boker – Sheepsfoot Blade

A little thank you from a unnamed-family for sorting through all the “barn-find” guns of their late grandfather. Figuring out makes, models and estimated value.  The gift: a Boker – Kalashnikov Sheepsfoot Auto-Knife.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Rock Island Armory 9mm 1911

Succumbing to the 9mm 1911 peer pressure around here; I have it on good authority that Freeze secured this Rock Island Armory 1911 today. Let’s see if it will run with the big dogs? -Admin