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Thoughts on SIG P210

Took these shots on Halloween. Officer Mike had already test fired the pistol off camera. But while I have your attention during a “first shots” video, let me share my thinking about this gun.  The SIG P210 is considered an iconic handgun. Especially in the history of military service pistols. Some claim it’s the greatest, most accurate service pistol in …

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Model 1816 Harpers Ferry Musket.

This particular musket is a contract example made by L. Pomeroy in 1829. Pomeroy made approximately 21,000 guns for the US Military between 1818 and 1836. It is chambered in the standard .69 caliber and was used in every engagement of the early to mid 1800’s: Seminole War, Blackhawk War (Abe Lincoln saw service here), the Texas war for independence …

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Bernardelli P. One Magazines

PSA. If you are in the market for a Bernardelli pistol and you find a seller who has a pile of them for extra? Make sure to confirm they are factory made Bernardelli Mags.  You should be able to tell by the company branded logo somewhere on the mag body.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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The Remington Rider Revolver

Full name: The Remington-Rider New Model Double Action Belt Pistol. Remington made this pistol between 1863 and 1873. In that 10 year run 3000 to 5000 pistols were made. Those numbers may vary as the records are not fully available.  These guns had a 6.5 inch barrel, and were offered in .36 caliber percussion. Or they had a conversion cylinder …

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SHS-65 Trapdoor Carbine

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at quite a rare and collectible gun. The carbine version of the 1873 Springfield Trapdoor. What’s even more impressive is the condition. That finish is factory original.  Make: Springfield Armory (The real one). Model: 1873 Trapdoor. Variant: Cavalry Carbine. Date of Manufacture: Best guess – 1879.  Caliber: 45-70.  Finish: …

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SIG P210 Target

The SigUSA P210 Target. It’s amazing they re-popped these. If you have ever wanted a P210 but couldn’t justify the price? You have to buy this.  The price is a fraction of the current collector models. People smarter than me say it’s just as good. But if you snooze you lose.  No way SIG makes this forever. NO. WAY. They …

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SHS-62: Browning 1922

It’s been a while since we have done a Second Hand Showcase video. Mainly because Shooters Supply has been limited to the number of people allowed on premises due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But we were able to setup in a different area and not interface with the public. If this works out, Shooters Supply has indicated we can start …

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Webley & Scott 1908 Pistol

An original Webley & Scott 1908 pistol currently located in the Khyber-Pass Region of Pakistan.      Umar www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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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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B-29 Bomber Flyover

So…a B-29 flew over the John1911 armory Sunday. I asked Doc if I should be worried since I was shooting a German rifle? He said B-29’s only targeted Jap guns, so I should be safe.      —Marky

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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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Walther P38

Per viewer request, we have pulled the Walther P38 out of The Armory and put some rounds through it.  This is a post WWII example, with 6 mags, and a holster. We paid very little for it since it’s not something the typical P38 collector considers desirable.  If you are interested in shooting firearms from WWII, consider purchasing something that …

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POTD – PPS-43C

I have been eyeing these PPS “pistols” since they started coming back into the country. AFAIK, there are two caliber variants: 9×19 and 7.62×25. So imagine my excitement as I walked into Shooter’s Supply Shop (Loveland, OH); and I see this PPS-43C sitting on the counter. It had had just come in and they didn’t even have a price on …

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P08 Luger – German Bubba?

So here’s the story with this video. We have a German P08 Luger in the reference collection. It’s a shooter grade, non-matching example. And we paid a shooter grade, non-matching price for it.  No big deal.  However…we have recently learned that the WWII German Army used a “42” code on replacement Luger parts. But it just so happens that code …

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Browning Hi-Power in Pakistan

Make: Browning  Model: Hi-Power. Variant: MK I* Caliber: 9mm (9×19) Location: Khyber Pass, Pakistan     Umar www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”