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USMC Colt M45A1 Decommissioned Pistol

I ran across this pistol recently. It was the first time I have had a chance to actually fondle a “turn-in” M45. As you can see, it has seen quite a bit of use. The seller has been able to determine which unit this handgun served with and has documentation that it is not, “a school house gun”. His words …

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Booby Trapped AK-47

A friend of mine sent me this pic of a AK-47 uncovered in Raqqa, Syria. Apparently it was booby trapped by retreating ISIS fighters. See the special surprise under the recoil guide? Notice the Duracell 9V battery just behind it? Since I am not there I can’t with certainty say “what” is in the package, but the 9V is a …

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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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1941 Indian Motorcycle – US Army Model

Freeze sent these pics over to me today with the following note: “This 1941 Indian is for sale in Pennsylvania. The Craigslist ad is asking $20,000. The owner says everything works with the exception of the horn. I would take up riding again if I had this.” I have to agree. It’s a sweet, sweet bike. And the Tommy-Gun scabbard …

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Broom-Handle Mauser: 30 Mauser or 9mm Luger?

One of my regular FFL stores popped up with a Broom-handle Mauser also known as the C96. I have been casually paying attention to them for a while, so when this showed up at the shop, it caught my eye. Off the top of my head, it’s in 30 Mauser. Is refinished. And the stock / holster kit with it …

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POTD — Behind The Desk

When we do a Armory Chat Live video, inevitably we will receive a few private messages inquiring about item X or item Y on the back wall. Almost always from hardcore MILSURP collectors. Since I had to rearrange some items to make room for the RPG scope, I figured it was a good time to take a gratuitous photo.   …

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RPG-7 Project Complete

Finally have all the parts needed for the RPG-7 Project to be complete. RPG-7 Tube. RPG-7 Inert Rocket. RPG BiPod. RPG Sight System / PGO-7   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Colt Camp Perry Model

Something showed up at a local gun store that I had never seen before. A Colt Camp Perry Model. It’s chambered in 22LR. And is a single-shot pistol. Not a revolver. The entire “cylinder” is actually a flat chamber block that hinges out from the frame for single loading. Very different. Pretty neat. If I was a an avid 22 …

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Video — Purchasing Scope For RPG-7

Been in the market for a Russian style PVO-7 scope for a RPG-7. But the prices have all gone crazy in the US. So we just decided to import one direct from a former WARSAW PACT country. We saved a boat load of money.   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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The Colt MEU(SOC) Pistol

Right off the bat I need to say that the title of this post is likely incorrect. A tip of the hat to the late Dave Berryhill. What I have always called a MEU(SOC) pistol is a 1911 built up and tuned by the US Marine Corps Precision Weapons Section (PWS) at Quantico. This was built by Colt. Do they …

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POTD — French LRAC-50 Bazooka

Thought this would be an interesting photo to share. The LRAC-50 bazooka is uncommon in the United States. It fires a 73mm Anti-Tank rocket. What makes it interesting are a few things: 1. It’s a French Weapon. That in itself is pretty unique since France doesn’t participate in De-Mil, Surplus any longer. Hence why you will never seen surpluses French …

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POTD — Cleaning the RPG-7

We generally make it a habit to re-configure some of the ORD collection when it’s being cleaned. Hence…the opportunity to shoot a POTD.   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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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 …

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A Rifle We Passed on – Ross 1905 Sporterzied

Occasionally. Not Often. But occasionally I get an email or private message that goes something like this, “I wish I could find the deals you guys do”. Or…”It must be nice to have the hook-up for all these guns”. The truth is, we don’t have any “hook-ups”. And frankly, we really don’t know that many people in the firearms business. …