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Accidentally Bought a BREN Parts Kit

Freeze and I were looking at an auction on a machine gun when the subject of BREN’s came up. We saw this deactivated / display gun at a crazy low price. I suspect it was being ignored since it was competing with functioning weapons. So at the minimum price, we figured what the hell? I’ll take it for that. So …

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American Eagle Luger

A while back perusing some pawn shops I ran across something I didn’t know existed. New production Luger pistols. At least in this case, “New Old Stock” since I believe they have been out of production for a number of years. Best I can tell these don’t have the greatest reputation for being reliable. And since we already have a …

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That New Gun Range Smell: Colt SP1

Freeze and I are setting up some new ranges for different projects. This was a test on one of our private access roads that also happens to have natural backstops from 50-200 yards. We need to do this to keep ancillary noise down when shooting drills on video. More to come. Rifle used: Colt SP1. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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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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Zeroing 223 FAL

It was a very rainy day and I had a busy schedule. So I jumped onto the bench rest range for a quick 100 yard zero session with the SAR-4800. AKA the 223 FAL. Once I achieve a mechanical zero at 100, I generally like to shoot a rifle through some very basic position shooting. This achieves multiple goals. First …

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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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POTD — Elephant Hit By Train

This photo is from 2013 in NE India. News reports are the full grown Tusker was crossing some railroad tracks when it was stuck. Obviously. Since trains don’t go far when they veer off the tracks. Reports are the animal died instantly. Which I am glad to hear. The photograph is interesting. Especially for a westerner who isn’t intimately familiar …

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Colt SP-1 Project is Complete

So the Colt SP-1 Project is complete. A parts gun from all over the country and it matches cosmetically, functions is with crappy ammo and is super lightweight! What’s not to like. Please note, if you like seeing us get trolled by Crackerjack the Donkey, he makes an encore appearance at the end of the video. Enjoy! Marky & Freeze …

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Remington Rand M1911

I saw this pistol in my local gunshop a little while ago. And while I am an old 1911 guy from way back in the day, I am not a Colt M1911 collector. So frankly, I don’t know exactly what I am looking at here. Let me explain. I recognize it as a 1911A1 with the arched mainspring housing and …

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Ross 1905 Bolt Install

We had to make this for our own reference collection and figured many of you would also benefit from the video. How to install, or actually reinstall, the bolt on a Ross 1905 straight-pull rifle. There is a little trick to it! Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Pawn Shop Find — Old German Scope

One thing I make a habit of doing is to dive deep when presented with a new gun store or pawnshop. I will literally spend a few hours basically cataloging every item in the store. These days, this only happens when I travel. So while doing my thing in a pawnshop I ran across this old German manufactured scope. It …

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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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British Paratrooper Motorcycle

Ran across this bike a while back. A big time milsurp guy had it on display. It is what is known as a Welbike and was made by the Excelsior Bike Company from 1942 through 1945. Immediately I made an offer on it, which the owner promptly refused. Not because my number was low. Actually according to Freeze, I was …

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Jim Clark Bullseye 1911 – 38 Special

Camp Perry was a success for one incredible reason: I got to handle a personal firearm of one of the greatest pistol shooters to ever live: Jim Clark, Sr. But what is even more interesting is this talisman wasn’t hanging on a wall or under glass waiting to be fondled by a cotton-gloved, Gun-Jesus. Actually…it wasn’t even out for the …

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The Original Galil Rifle

Someone reached out and wanted to know my opinion of the newly released Galil Ace in 223 vs the original Galil? Frankly, I don’t know. I have zero time on either rifle. But the Galil Ace in 7.62 looks to me as, likely, the best AK rifle ever made. And I only say that from the improved ergonomics and manual …