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MAS-38 Parts Kit Analysis 

So…I have been looking for a MAS-38 for sometime. Every once in a while I think about just building one. Here is Matt and I corresponding on the numbers. —Marky Marky: I know this looks bad. But I’ve seen a semi-auto conversion done. Do-able?  Matt H.: Torch cuts are pretty rough! I’m sure I could make it work but it would take …

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Homemade Monopod Blaser Tac2 – LRS2

Someone reached out and wanted to know if I could get them a Blaser monopod or one of these reproductions? Unfortunately I don’t have any to provide. And while we are on the subject, I didn’t even make this product.  But…I don’t believe it would be all that hard to make yourself. So if you want some data on where …

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Upside Down Gas Block

I had an AR build come across the workbench. The owner bought it from the guy who built it. I’m not sure when it was built but apparently it didn’t run.  Upon first inspection I easily found that the buffer retention pin was missing. The first fix on this rifle is installing the missing pin. After installing the buffer retention …

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Restoration – Bernardelli P.One

Follow up video on a gun we first talked about in 2018. A Bernardelli P.One pistol.  This pistol originally started its life in Italy. Then went to Israel as a police gun. After which it was surplussed out and eventually made its way to the United States. That is where we come in. Initially the condition of the pistol was …

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CMMG 22 Conversion 

SHOT show is next week. And for another year, I am relieved to not be in attendance. Back in the day, I used to work the event. On the LE side. It made for a long week.  And yes it was a week. Because setup and teardown always added more days on both ends of the show.  The Kit But …

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AR Kaboom – What Happened?

This video was recently brought to my attention. I don’t know how long ago it happened or where?  I have seen many rifles ka-Boom. AR’s even. Usually what I see is a “blow-out” down the magwell and out the ejection port.  That is not what happened here. The upper completely blew apart. Up to and including separation near the rear …

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Chasing Function: Weasel Whacker

New project rolled onto the workbench. Right now its a “Jam-O-Matic”. I’m sure I can get things worked out.       Freeze. www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Eye Relief Before Ring Height

First off before we get started. This video is long. And somewhat repetitive in that it approaches the same problem from two different directions. If the subject is not something that you need to hear right now, watching this will be like watching paint dry. Just skip it.  Yes. I really said that. Why? Because it’s true. And I don’t …

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POTD – MG42 7.62 Barrel

Quick project update. And something of a lesson. Since we started publishing info on various builds and projects in the armory, the number one question we get asked in messages is, “How did you guys find that?” And without fail, nobody is ever thrilled to hear the answer: “We bought it years ago”.  But what that REALLY means is we …

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We Need 3 Plate Racks

This post is going to be a little different from our normal fare. A local PD is in need of 3 falling plate pistol racks. If you, or someone you know, is able to provide this solution, and are interested in offering a 3 rack deal, please reach out to me via the contact form here, or private messages on …

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Anonymous Benefactor Steel 

So…we’ve been getting alerts from the Post Master that we needed to stop by the loading dock for a pickup. Urgently. Frankly with the end of year nonsense, limited holiday schedules and some pressing meetings, this has kinda been ignored.  So…finally we made it down to the mail center to address the issue. And when the nice woman comes back …

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ZB-26 Parts Kit UnBoxing

A little bit out of order, but by poplar request, here is a detailed list of the ZB-26 as a parts kit. You can see the de-milling cuts, the internal parts and pins. Along with such things as the op-rod, bolt, and gas-tube.  More to come.      Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Glock 45 In Armory

So we recently had a new Glock 45 pass through the armory. This example belongs to a non-public staff member. At this point I am not sure if we will see this pistol again on the website.  But even without firing it, I am once again confident in my original opinions of the G45. I think it’s probably the best …