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FEG Hi-Power Copy

I have always been a fan of the Browning Hi-Power and over the years have owned several. Most of them were pretty beat up and were used hard. But they always were damn good handguns. Back in the 1980’s the Hi-Power was easy to come by at an affordable price; but with todays market and the collectability, they are commanding …

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Yugo Mauser Pics In The Snow

I have kind of been on Freeze about him taking more pictures of our projects and sharing them with readers. He’s always got some project, drill, or fiddle-factor thing going on. But he doesn’t generally take pictures. But…he still has the Yugo K98 checked out of the armory and, perish the thought, decided to take a few pictures! Marky www.john1911.com …

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The M7 Bayonet

I was doing some work on a few rifles and I ran across a few bayonets I like to keep around. I’m not a knife or bayonet collector, but I have a couple of examples of the US M7 bayonet. This bayonet was made for the M16 rifle but can be used on several other guns as well. The M4 …

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Ross Rifle Bayonet Fixed

Marky came across a smoking deal on a Ross Rifle Bayonet. We needed one for the Ross Rifle in the armory. And when we received it, there were a lot a good things about it, and one bad. First, I will say that it’s a Model 1905/1910 Mark I bayonet. This particular one was made in February 1910 as shown …

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POTD — Best Pic From Deer Camp 2016

Freeze sent this to me while I was in DC. I suspect on some unconscious level he was rubbing it in. And rightfully so. His SIL (Son-In-Law) took this while some hunters were admiring their lever-action rifles.     Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video — Smoker for Deer Camp

Freeze had a great idea for the 2016 hunting season. He wanted a smoker that we could let run while many of us are off in our stands. Well…thanks to Cabelas we have such a solution.   Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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German CZ k98 Mauser Rehab Update 2

Getting ready for 2016 hunting season and Freeze brought out the CZ / German Mauser he is rehabbing for our fantasy sniper project. Parts re-blued and stock repairs made. I think it looks fantastic. Freeze is very good at this kind of stuff. Here are the previous posts on the rifle: Initial rifle and condition Tear down and rehab Re-blue …

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Mossberg 500 Weaver Scope Mount

I noticed this shotgun during our dove hunt. Freeze’s SIL was running one of his 500 Mossberg’s. Obviously we don’t need scopes for wing-shooting, but a quick change of the barrel and you have a very good deer-slug gun. Anyway, my eye was drawn towards the forearm and the unusual cut. I looked at Freeze with a raised eye-brow and …

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European Deer Skull Mount

I have a large box in my garage filled with deer racks. Some are small and some would consider them large but whenever I shoot a deer I cut the rack off and toss it in the box. Sometimes I will set aside the whole head for a european mount. I usually don’t have any plans for these racks but …

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Mountain Mike Skull Master Mounting Kit

This past deer season Marky and I were hunting a friend’s private farm in Indiana. While we were both lucky enough to fill our buck tags, I happened to get a pretty nice 11 pointer. Nothing that I would actually send off to the taxidermist for a head mount but pretty nice. I usually just cut the skull cap off …

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D.I.Y. European Skull Mount: “THE POSITIONER”

With the cost of taxidermy these days, a lot of guys just can’t afford or are not willing to shell out the cash for a smaller buck mount. An easy solution for low dollars is a DIY european skull mount. I’m not going to get into the “how to” of skull mounting in this article but what I want to …

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Vepr 12 Slugs for Deer

A curious reader wanted to know more about shooting deer with the Vepr 12. This may seem odd to some, but not all states are “rifle states”. Some limit you to shotguns for deer. Here are some photos Freeze and I took last fall getting his Vepr 12 ready for deer season. At the time, the Vepr was just planned …

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POTD — Freeze’s Cleaning Table

Just after deer season finished up, I had stopped by Freeze’s home to drop off some gear. And as luck would have it, he had just finished cleaning some recently used long guns. I thought it would be interesting for some of you to see his personal guns out in the wild. Top to bottom: Vepr 12, Mosin Sniper, CZ-58, …

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Yugo K98 Mauser ReHab

A while back we picked up a Yugoslavian K98 Mauser. It’s been collecting dust in the armory for awhile. Well since the weather is clearing up and shooting season is upon us, I thought I would drag it out and clean it up.   In this article are pictures of the rifle as we received it as well as the initial …