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1905 Ross Rifle Function Test

It’s New Years weekend and the armory is slow. So it’s a perfect time to get something off my to-do list. Today I am function testing the US marked 1905 Ross Rifle. Caliber 303. When we initially purchased this gun, Freeze had to tear the weapon down and repair multiple cracks inside and out. He used a very strong epoxy …

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Christmas Gifts at The Armory

Like most offices, gift giving can be a tough endeavor. Especially when you consider keeping things cost appropriate. So…this year when asked, I put the bug out that I wanted a Frank Proctor Sling with nylon loop attachments. Under $30. So maybe next year you shouldn’t work-shy and ask for gun-part accoutrements like mag bases, slings, etc. So…what did you …

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Armory Chat 35: Mail Time

It’s the holiday season and things are slow around here. So it’s time to open some mail! References to items discussed: Valmet M76 Rifle Beretta AR70   Book: Small Arms Firing Manual: 1913/17 Maj General Leonard Wood, US Army Book: Illustrated History of WWII: Miller Hi-Desert Dog SCAR Parts Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”     Contact us …

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Glock Holster Giveaway.

Urban Carry sent us some holsters to look at. And while we appreciate the sentiment, they are all Glock 19 (maybe 17) holsters. And while I understand Glock is the world’s most common handgun and every holster company makes them, they present three problems for us. We run VP9 pistols as daily carry guns. And irrespective of what the internet …

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Sunset on The Rifle Range

Unlike most people in the Shooting community I always make sure to shoot all year round.   And truth be told, when it starts getting cold; I really enjoy the quiet time. The ranges tend to be empty. The bugs are gone. And the air is crisp. What a great time to check / confirm your cold weather dope! Yes …

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American Mag Release on PTR Rifle Sucks

This has been coming for awhile but I have finally reached a turning point on the subject: The push-button mag release on the PTR-91 rifle sucks rocks. Like many American shooters it is easy to default to a mag-button setup since that is the current industry standard. But the design of the HK91 / G3 style mag well in conjunction …

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Removing the SCAR Front Sight

The video below better explains the process for removing the factory SCAR front sight. The short version? Drive out the roll-pin on the right side nut. Unscrew the T25 screw holding that nut. Take a hammer and punch and drive out the sight from the gas-block dovetail. Left to right. Special note: There are some parts that fall out when …

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Armory Chat 34: Valmet M76 Help

So…we have a Valmet M76 in the armory. Like everyone else in the Valmet game, we need mags. So if you have any to sell, we would be keen to talk to you about it. Also…this gun has some weird characteristics: it’s cherry but obviously been shot by the looks of the bolt face. It’s crazy Clean but the barrel …

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Blaser LRS2 – TAC2 Magazine Repair Update

Thanks to some research and help from our viewers, I have a quick and easy solution to solve the Blaser LRS – TAC magazine feed lip issue. It appears it is user induced. Either myself or the previous owner of the magazine depressed (read bent) a tab that is used to hold the lips in place. Luckily, the solution is …

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Bandolier of 303 Ammo

Freeze found a bandolier of 303 ammo that was long forgotten. Will come in very handy when we break out the Ross Rifle. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat 33: Mail Time RPG-26 and More…

We have finally decided to start a simple mail sent to the armory video series. Some of the stuff we get in is pretty interesting. Other things are mundane. And while even small gun parts or equipment might seem random, they give insight as to what is going on around here. And what kind of content you might eventually see …

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Armory Chat EP32 — BREN Reactivation Project Update

Ok. We approach this project with eyes wide open. The BREN display gun was picked up on the cheap. So much so, it’s worth keeping as a wall hanger. But why not crack it open and see if a semi-auto reactivation is in the cards? Doesn’t hurt to look. Every time we get deeper into the project, we find good …

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The Payoff

When setting up Infrastructure on one of the new ranges, there’s no reason why I can’t also squeeze in a little trigger-time to boot? For those asking: Blaser R8 Professional. 243 match barrel. Steiner glass. Soon, we will have some shooting benches, tables, decking and barricades to work with. The Payoff is coming… Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun” …

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Blaser LRS-2 / Tactical-2 Magazine Repair

Wanted to seek some advice from the community about a magazine issue I am having. I can’t help but wonder if there is something obvious or elegant to solve this problem that I am missing? So if you are a Blaser LRS / Tactical 2 owner and have a simple fix for this, please chime in below. Running a Tactical …

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European Rifle Burst Test

These videos were filmed quite a long time ago and have been on the internet for years. They came to my attention when I was researching the strength of the Blaser actions. Occasionally these videos will come up and the only compilation I have ever been able to find has a distracting watermark across the middle of them and terrible …