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Engraved Krinkov

Here is an engraved Krinkov pattern AK for sale in the Khyber Pass region of Pakistan. This is my first post to the website. I have access to many guns. If you want to see more, please let John1911.com know.      Umar www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Remington New Police

Remington New Police revolver in .36 caliber percussion and 38 caliber short; rimfire factory conversions. There have been approximately 25,000 of these made and to date no reproductions. So, the example you see in the ending scene of Clint Eastwood’s “Pale Rider”. When he pulls out the shorty and takes a head shot. That pistol is actually the real deal.  …

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Rhodesian Kommando

—Editor’s note: These photos are courtesy of a reader. Per instructions they wish to remain anonymous. So please accept this opportunity to thank you in absentia. —Marky My particular one was made by Armscor Rhodesia in the late 70s. Probably around 1978-79.  These Armscor ones were by far the most common. They are the most distinctive by the two metal …

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Buckets of Brass

While cleaning out the old armory, we have worked our way back to the reloading section. Here you will see buckets and buckets of brass. Mostly pistol brass on these shelves. 40. 9mm/380. 45ACP.  Since we have no plans to bulk-load pistol ammo, we will be getting rid of all of this. Doc has already taken the 40.    Sincerely,  …

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M17 Pistol & Camera Test

Doc and I were out at the range getting some things done.  Nothing serious. Just for fun.  Lite range maintenance. Pistol practice. Shooting his new US Army M17 (P320). Testing a new camera.  These are some video outtakes from that testing.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Springfield 1911A1

We had someone ask us what is the best model of 1911 for under $1000?  Frankly, I wouldn’t know. That’s hard to pull off. I have heard some decent things about the Springfield line. In particular they make a good base gun to grow into.  Also…it is neat that one can now get a new manufacture GI 1911 copy. So …

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Army Service Pistols

So I got a chance to handle Doc’s M17 today. Trigger is heavier than I like. But I suspect it will smooth-in. The thumb-safety is much easier to disengage than re-engage. On this example anyway.  But what I found most interesting is it is functionally the same footprint as the 5” M1911. Seen here next to my 5” EDC X9L …

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Derringers Are Coming

Estate: “Hey, can you evaluate a couple derringers for us?” Freeze: “Sure. Send them over. How many you got?” Estate texts image of guns in question. Freeze: “Holy crap!”      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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The Guns of Covid

During the initial COVID-19 shutdown, we noticed that the competition for collectable guns, at least at auction, has decreased.  So while we didn’t get any smoking deals, we were able to acquire some harder-to-buy-right guns over a very short period of time.  Also, we have tossed in a few modern guns that also have come into our possession during the, …

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POTD – Doc Buys a M17

Doc bought a M17 today. Don’t tell his daughters, but he broke quarantine to sneak off to the gun store! Hahahahaha. —Editor     

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Boker – Sheepsfoot Blade

A little thank you from a unnamed-family for sorting through all the “barn-find” guns of their late grandfather. Figuring out makes, models and estimated value.  The gift: a Boker – Kalashnikov Sheepsfoot Auto-Knife.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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HK P9S Police Surplus

Centerfire Systems was blowing out some foreign police surplus pistols. The HK P9S.  Don’t know much about these, but the price was too good to pass up. We would NEVER pay HK market prices for discontinued P9S rack-grade guns. Glad to see it worked. Now we’ll need to figure out how to take it down and clean it for long-term …

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AP Rounds & Steel Targets

Editor’s note: Sometimes Officer Mike rolls onto the range like a stray cat who has been out all night. I don’t know where he’s been or what he’s been up to. And am usually left with more questions than answers. This is one of those times.  Officer Mike: “Hey. Do you want an old steel target?” Marky: “Sure!” OM: “It’ll …

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POTD – Mauser HSc

While at The Cody Firearms Museum, I took this picture of a Mauser HSc.  I can only assume this was a WWII German gun that ended up in the Winchester Reference Collection. I also believe Mauser made these after the war as well.  Not something we would realistically pick up for the reference collection since nobody ever really runs into …