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SHS 30 – Walther PPK 32ACP

What we have here is a German made, pre-1968 GCA import, Walther PPK chambered in 32ACP. This pistol is in immaculate condition. Has original box, papers, second magazine and brass cleaning rod. The PPK was classified as non-importable with the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968. Specifically as having no sporting purpose, AKA a, “Saturday Night Special”.  Obviously …

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SHS 29: Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless (Type 3)

What we have here is something usual. Not because of what it is. But because of it’s condition. The dealer is not representing the pistol as unfired. But the average gun owner would have to look damn hard to see wear on this example.  Specs: Maker – Colt Mode – 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol. Variation – Type 3. Mfg Date …

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SHS 28 – Springfield 1903 MK1

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase we have a 1903 Springfield rifle. But not just any 1903. A MK1. What is that you ask? With a little hyperbole it is as follows… Imagine The United States War Department’s super secret weapon that was so effective and revolutionary, that by the summer of 1919, allied forces were going to …

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Pedersen Device 1903 Rifle

So today I ran across something at my favorite FFL that I have never, ever, ever seen before. A 1903 Springfield that has been specifically built, and cut, to accept a Pedersen Device. The US Army called this model of rifle the 1903 MKI.  What is the Pedersen Device you ask? It was a top secret program by the US …

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POTD – Colt 1903 Pistol

The only reason I didn’t buy this pistol is because of the caliber: 32acp. That is not a caliber I support. Simple as that.  But..this gorgeous 1903 is currently sitting in my FFL’s used gun case. It’s beautiful.       Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Fake Nazi Guns

Many years ago when I first meet Freeze, he and I were discussing our individual firearms tastes and collections: Old. New. Milsurp. American. Soviet. European. Black Powder. You name it.  But he said one thing that really piqued my interest. Something I had never heard before. It went like this,  “I only pay repro prices for Nazi stuff.  That way …

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POTD — Beretta 92D Police Trade-In 

Take delivery of a Beretta 92D. The DAO version of the venerable M9 pistol. And the question is asked, “Are we sure it’s a police trade-in?” As I open the box and look inside the flap, it becomes painfully clear the answer is yes. Do you see the Police Evidence Markings inside the box? That is what law enforcement calls …

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Armory Chat 44: Khyber Pass Rifle & War Rug

We have this new, but faked to look old, Khyber Pass Martini Henry Rifle. You can barely call it a gun as I’m sure it would grenade on any user who might attempt to fire it. Recently we ran across a unique Afghan War Rug that is the perfect size to pair with this rifle: 1’x3’. So…we have put them …

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POTD – Deuce 1/2

I have been remiss in keeping our readers up to date on the rifle range construction. For that I apologize. It has been a very busy 2 months. Multiple vendors each trying to get their assigned tasks done, while working with other customers, weather and logistics.  I will try to post some pics and video I have taken during the …

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POTD – Re-Organizing Rifle Racks

So…we are expanding some rifle racks on another part of the armory. So this self needs to double up while this is happening.        Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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WWII 1911 Training Standards

With all the high speed, low drag training facilities and “Operator /Experts” out there. It’s good to take a step back in time and see where it all started.   Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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The Bernardelli is Roached

Ok. I’ve been holding these pics back for a few days. I wasn’t sure how best to present them. After some thought, I just figured a gonzo album of the madness is best. Why beat around the bush? This Bernardelli P.One Pistol is in rough, rough shape.  What we know. It was sold to Israel as a police handgun. Eventually …

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GSG MP40

I have been eyeing these from afar for a while and I finally ran across one in a retail establishment. My main interest is not in using it as a pistol, but instead SBR’ing it. But I had some reservations.  Street price? Quality? Ease of SBR’ing.  I don’t have any definitive  answers yet. But I will say that my initial …

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Bernardelli P.ONE – P018 Takedown

How to Takedown and reassemble a Bernardelli P.One Pistol. And from what I can tell, a P018 pistol as well.  Points of interest. The slide-stop is the initial part that needs to be removed. Once you have the pin in the correct location to push it, it is still retained with some force. Much more than what American shooters are …

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POTD – Walther P1

I haven’t touched a Walther P-38 / P-1 in 10 to 15 years. But thanks to AIM surplus, we now have a nice reference example for the Armory. 82 Production. 6 mags. Leather holster.   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”