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Video — My Broken Firing Pin Face

Drive 4 hours to confirm dope out to 1000 yards and firing pin breaks on first shot. That look on my face when I know I’m done for the day. Still laughing about it! Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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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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Curing Hammer Bite Circa 1985

Back in the mid 80’s I was a young, broke guy who wanted to get into shooting competition. I had a friend who introduced me to the world of IPSC. Back then the sport was in its fledgling years; but I had the opportunity to meet a lot of guys that today are considered household names. I’m not one of …

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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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Vang Comp Safety on Mossberg 500

So, the other day I’m in the armory discussing business with Marky and, “checking out” my Russian sniper rifle. While I’m gathering up things, Marky goes over to the work bench area and grabs a Mossberg for-end and spanner wrench that he borrowed who knows how long ago. While he was digging them out he pulled out a Vang Comp …

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SCAR Aftermarket Trigger: 1500 Rounds Later

A while back I did a quick post about a friends SCAR-17 rifle. In particular I discussed a aftermarket trigger he installed that wasn’t Geissele. That is of note since it seems like Geissele has become the, “Gold Standard” for high quality precision triggers. In the tactical world anyway. And..they command, “made of solid gold” prices to go with that …

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Parker Brothers Shotgun

About a year ago, I happened to come across a old Parker Brothers Shotgun. It was dirty and had years of crud on it, but was in pretty good shape. Now, I’m not an expert on Parker Bros. shotguns. And I know there is a huge following, with some examples going for big bucks. Let’s just say the price was …

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SPAS-12 Detail Strip Photos

Old business here. Earlier I had posted some videos showing the installation and assembly of the SPAS-12 after the buffer replacement. But..I have had multiple requests for detailed photos of the broken down shotgun. One was so a SPAS-12 owner could compare my parts to his parts. Why I am not sure. The second request simply said my videos were …

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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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Blaming Your Rifle Barrel

If you buy a Ruger RPR rifle and decide to put a new barrel in it without shooting out the original, you need to be punched in the mouth. Seriously. WTF is wrong with you people? The whole point of the RPR is to have an affordable, quality, precision rifle that is ready to go out of the box. The …

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Interesting Shotgun Kaboom

Well…it may not be interesting for you, but it is for me. I have seen just about every kind of weapon come apart. Just. One thing I have never personally witnessed or experienced is a shotgun kaboom. The reports are this was NOT a 12/20 syndrome. But rather the use of old ammunition. Perhaps very, very, very old ammunition that …

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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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Blaser Tactical 2 Barrel Installed

Blaser tactical 2 556 barrel is ready to go. Scope installed. Eye relieve set. Having a 223 caliber precision rifle is always very handy for inexpensive position practice. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Suppressor Alignment

Through its S.I.D. kiosks, Silencer Shop has made buying a suppressor as easy as ordering a hamburger at a fast food restaurant. Once you have your suppressor, one thing you want to make sure of when you mount it is that it’s properly aligned.  If not, you can have a bullet/baffle strike. Fortunately, checking alignment is simple. Remove the bolt …

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Killing Time Installing Front Sights

Been stuck in the armory all day waiting for a delivery. I’m killing time but I can’t get too deep into something that I can’t drop last minute to run up to the loading dock. Cleaned a bunch of guns. Now I’m installing front sights on the Glock 34 & 35. Guess I’ll be shooting Glock this week to finish …