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Firing the 1891 Rolling Block Pistol

It’s unusual to be able to actually shoot some antique firearms, but being that this is a rolling block pistol in 22 RF; and had a super solid frame and receiver, I decided to play around. Using CCI CB 22 short, sub-sonic, low velocity ammo. Although I’m sure more regular off the shelf 22 ammo would be fine, I didn’t …

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B-29 Bomber Flyover

So…a B-29 flew over the John1911 armory Sunday. I asked Doc if I should be worried since I was shooting a German rifle? He said B-29’s only targeted Jap guns, so I should be safe.      —Marky

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Remington Rolling Block Pistol.

This is a Model 1891 Target Pistol. Although they were made in several calibers, these particular examples are chambered in .22 RF. It has a 10.5 inch, octagon barrel.  The production run on the .22 target model was very low at around 100. And these are pretty rare today. They were not a very popular pistol in the days of …

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Walther P38

Per viewer request, we have pulled the Walther P38 out of The Armory and put some rounds through it.  This is a post WWII example, with 6 mags, and a holster. We paid very little for it since it’s not something the typical P38 collector considers desirable.  If you are interested in shooting firearms from WWII, consider purchasing something that …

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POTD – PPS-43C

I have been eyeing these PPS “pistols” since they started coming back into the country. AFAIK, there are two caliber variants: 9×19 and 7.62×25. So imagine my excitement as I walked into Shooter’s Supply Shop (Loveland, OH); and I see this PPS-43C sitting on the counter. It had had just come in and they didn’t even have a price on …

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P08 Luger – German Bubba?

So here’s the story with this video. We have a German P08 Luger in the reference collection. It’s a shooter grade, non-matching example. And we paid a shooter grade, non-matching price for it.  No big deal.  However…we have recently learned that the WWII German Army used a “42” code on replacement Luger parts. But it just so happens that code …

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Browning Hi-Power in Pakistan

Make: Browning  Model: Hi-Power. Variant: MK I* Caliber: 9mm (9×19) Location: Khyber Pass, Pakistan     Umar www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Remington Smoot New Model Revolver

The Remington Smoot New Model line started in 1875 with the model 1 and finally ended in 1888 with the model 4. The model 1 was chambered in .30RF and only had a two year production run.  The Model 2 had a similar fate.  The Model 3 and 4 became the most popular iterations and were produced until 1888. The …

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More Remingtons

The estate I have been working with is sending over more guns to look at. Just a preview.    Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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French MAB Model D Pistol

A French manufactured MAB Modele D pistol chambered in 7.65. Currently located in Pakistan. Umar www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Remington Iroquois revolver

The Remington Iroquois revolver is the smallest in the Remington line. It’s a little 7 shot 22 rimfire, and was introduced to compete with Colt’s pocket 22 caliber revolver.  Production numbers very but they are on the rare side these days. If you are a fan of 22 rimfire handguns, this is one defiantly worth looking for.   Freeze www.John1911.com …

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Pak Made Beretta 92

Here is a Pakistani made copy of the Beretta 92. Notice the markings.    Umar  www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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14 Shot Tokarev

This is a Khyber Pass copy of the Tokarev. Except it is holds 14 shots. Also fully engraved. The Khyber Pass gun market is the largest illegal [gun] market in the world.    Umar www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Weapon Rack Test

We have installed a small corner of the weapon rack system for the new armory. It’s slow going. Missing parts. This section was supposed to hand 50 rifles.  We can rack 12. Needless to say this is disappointing and inconvenient. Having long guns strewn all over the place makes it hard to work in here.  But we’ll get there eventually.  …