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Freeze Uses K31 on Opening Day

Editors note: Freeze is away on his annual trip to deer camp. During this time, he is functionally unreachable. But I did wake up opening day to find these three images on my phone. It appears he chose the K31 for opening day. From best I can tell, he is hunting over The Hay Bales, which means the protectional for …

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First Deer of 2017

Looks like opening day 2017 for Kentucky was successful. My son in law went out and filled both his tags the first morning. He was using a Marlin 1894 Lever action chambered in 44 Magnum. The doe was pretty small but will be great eating and the buck should be pretty tasty as well.   Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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Thompson Center Hawken

I was walking by my bar the other day and I looked up and noticed a little rust near the Lock on a T/C Hawken rifle hanging on the wall. Since I had to take it down to clean, I decided to take a few pics. Back in 2000 I was surfing some online traders and noticed a guy was …

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Bren Gun Tripod

Its pretty amazing what I find laying about in my basement or garage. I was rummaging around and came across an old WW2 dated tripod. This was intended for use with the British Bren Gun and is dates 1943. Plus it has the correct British “Broad Arrow” markings on it. I don’t recall when or where I picked it up …

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The Israeli K98k Mauser

Most everyone knows that the Israeli’s were given a hodgepodge of weaponry. They were flooded with thousands of left over K98 Mauser rifles after the war, and used them to great effect. In the 1950’s when they adapted the FN-FAL as their service rifle, they had the Mausers converted to 7.62x51mm. That made sense for several reasons. First, the 8mm …

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K31 – The Karabiner Model 1931

The Swiss made rifle commonly referred to as the K31 is a straight pulled action rifle that uses a 6 round detachable box magazine. The calibre is 7.5×55 Swiss and has pretty much the same ballistic qualities as the 7.62×51 NATO round. These rifles are very well built and are considered to be some of the most accurate Milsurp rifle …

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Freeze Replaces Scope on Hunting Shotgun

The scope I used on my Hunting shotgun finally went south on me. It was a great scope for many years of deer hunting; but like it or not, scopes do bite the dust. I found myself talking to my son-in-law about picking up a new scope and he reminded me that I gave him a scope years ago to …

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Mosin Nagant 91-30 Ex-Dragoon

Most people that are into the Mosin game know about the Mosin Nagant M91. Like most earlier milsurp rifles produced before WW1, they are long. The M91 rolled in at a whopping 51 1/2 inches overall, and had a 31 1/2 inch barrel. As time progressed and the Soviets modernized their long guns they rolled out the 91-30. It was …

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M1909 Blank 30-06

Fun find of the day: I found a stash of 30-06 blank ammo. I don’t really recall where I picked it up at; or why, but I found these to be interesting. They are head stamped, “DA 65”. DA is Dominion Arsenal- Quebec Canada. And they are not the normal 6 star crimp that you see on blanks. Originally they …

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M1905 Mk II Ross Rifle Refurb Complete

We picked up a Ross rifle for the armory. We needed something in British 303 and the Canadian Ross came our way. The rifle is in really great shape but had a few stock issues. Upon inspection, I found 3 cracks in the stock. One was structural, the second was iffy, and the third was cosmetic. The metal is in …

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Freeze Struggles with Text Messages

As most of you know, we always have multiple irons in the fire. Here Freeze and I are discussing sourcing a SP1 lower for a retro AR build. No big deal. But what is pretty funny is watching Freeze struggle with auto-correct / dictation via text message. I probably shouldn’t toss too many stones, I have had Siri absolutely butcher …

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Curing Hammer Bite Circa 1985

Back in the mid 80’s I was a young, broke guy who wanted to get into shooting competition. I had a friend who introduced me to the world of IPSC. Back then the sport was in its fledgling years; but I had the opportunity to meet a lot of guys that today are considered household names. I’m not one of …

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Vang Comp Safety on Mossberg 500

So, the other day I’m in the armory discussing business with Marky and, “checking out” my Russian sniper rifle. While I’m gathering up things, Marky goes over to the work bench area and grabs a Mossberg for-end and spanner wrench that he borrowed who knows how long ago. While he was digging them out he pulled out a Vang Comp …

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Parker Brothers Shotgun

About a year ago, I happened to come across a old Parker Brothers Shotgun. It was dirty and had years of crud on it, but was in pretty good shape. Now, I’m not an expert on Parker Bros. shotguns. And I know there is a huge following, with some examples going for big bucks. Let’s just say the price was …

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Actual Kennedy – Oswald Ammo.

Years ago I bought a box of reloading stuff. It was a mismatched batch of powder, bullets, some dies and other what nots. In the box was several plastic cases of reloaded 30-06, and one box of 6.5 Mannlicher-Carcano ammo. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but found it a bit strange that it was made by …