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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. …

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Gas Rings Seal Test

There are three gas rings as part of your AR bolt and they function a lot like the piston rings in your car’s engine. If the rings do not create a good seal, your rifle may not function properly, so it’s important to make sure they provide a good seal. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to check this. Remove the …

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Armory Chat 23 — CZ Mauser Update and Youtube Alternatives?

Been a little while since we have done a Armory Chat live. For that I apologize. It’s been very busy around here for a few weeks. Freeze has finished rehabbing the CZ Mauser and it looks GREAT! Check it out. We are excited to take it to the range. Also with all the Youtube demonetization drama, do our viewers have …