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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    

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PSA 16″ Upper

I ran across a pretty good deal on an AR15 complete parts kit. Palmetto State Arsenal was running a sale and I jumped on it. I figure that a 16″ in 5.56 wouldn’t be bad to have.   Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Remington 1858 Cartridge Conversion

Remington started converting the 1858 revolver to cartridge conversions in 1868. Due to patents held by Smith & Wesson on the bore thru cylinder; they had to make an agreement, and pay a fee to them for each gun converted.  Although private gunsmiths did convert Remington New Model Army revolvers to shoot cartridges, most were done by the Remington factory …

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Beals-Remington 1858 Army Model Revolver

The Beals-Remington Revolver was produced between 1861 and 1862. They made approximately 1900 in the Army configuration of 8 inch barrel and .44 caliber.  The large frame revolver pictured has a serial number of 166 and is in very good condition. I would say it’s an early model; but since the Beals model was only produced for about a year …

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Vortex Strike Eagle LPVO

I picked up new optics for the AR15 pistol. I was having a lot of issues with the Bushnell TRS-25 red dot; and decided that I had already invested way too much time on it. Needed something new and since I was going to replace it, I opted to go the direction of a LPVO scope. The red dots are …

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Remington Model 1875 Single Action 

Also known as the “Improved Model Army Revolver” & the “Frontier Army”.   The 1875 Remington Improved Model Army was Remington’s first cartridge handgun designated to compete with Colt’s 1873 Revolver. Although they did not manage to get a military contract, the New Model or Improved Army did gain a lot of popularity with the public. They were a rugged …

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VP9 Grip Project

Marky decided he wanted a more aggressive grip on his VP9. He ordered a spare set of grip panels so we didn’t have to use the current stippled ones. I used a liquid two part epoxy and some tumbling media. The end result is more like aggressive, permanent skateboard tape.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”