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SCAR-16 Light Reconfigure

Been making some changes to the SCAR-16 since it is being moved up to Truck-Gun duty. I have replaced the Scout Light with a Surefire x200 we have laying around. But in order to have the switch ergonomically positioned, I had to remove the front sight and install an extended section of 1913 rail. More to come. Marky John1911.com “Shooting …

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Surefire X200 Keeps on Keeping On

I honestly don’t know how old this X200 is. All I can say for certain is that I have had it a long, long time. When changing the batteries I noticed one of he contacts has cracked. But in typical Surefire fashion, the light hasn’t missed a beat. Not going to kid you or myself. I have never liked the …

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Fascists vs Communists — American Made Mosin

Editor’s note: We recently had a reader inquire if we could authenticate a Spanish Civil War Mosin Nagant rifle. Also knowns as a “Mexicanski”. Here is Freeze’s communication, printed with permission from the owner. —editor. J.B from Indiana: Freeze, I recently acquired a Spanish Civil War Mosin Nagant, a New England Westinghouse. Upon closer inspection, it has 6 US Surcharge …

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The Truth About Valmet Magazines

Here’s the deal with 223/5.56 caliber Valmet Magazines. You have two options: factory originals. Which are good to go and function just like standard Com-Bloc AK mags. And aftermarket MCP and LIQ modified HK33 Magazines. These magazines are complete dog crap. They don’t space in correctly to the AK magwell, which can induce a slight yaw. That condition then results …

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EP83 – 30,000 Guillotines, a poop knife, and we have Bobcats

On this Episode of the John1911 Podcast   Youtube demonetizes our channel. We can’t seem to get steel targets for range. User feedback on paper target designs. Range Fire Pit is built. Hawaii missile warning. New California secession. Kimber opens in Alabama. Sherman tank guy has date from Uber hell. EX-CIA case officer arrested spying for China. Did FEMA buy …

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BCM Upper Testing

A few weeks ago we showed a photo of Officer Mike’s patrol rifle. I was so impressed with it’s lightweight and handiness, we decided to make a copy ourselves. BCM lightweight Keymod Upper. 14.5 pinned barrel. LMT lower. We’ll probably change out the stock to match his and change the safety. The one on this LMT sucks. Marky John1911.com “Shooting …

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Now That’s a Dirty Barrel

Previously we shared some testing I did with the 1905 Ross rifle. (CLICK HERE) Well, when I went to clean the barrel, this is what I saw: the bluest blue foam I have ever taken out of a barrel with GunSlick Foaming Bore Cleaner. This product goes in white. You let it sit for a time and then push it …

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Help With African Spear

This has been on my to-do list for a couple of years. A while back we came into possession of a spear head. Ok. Let me list what we think we know: African Spear Head. Seems hand made. Very thin. Almost too thin. But I don’t throw spears. We believe it is old. It is quite large. Well over 1 …

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POTD — 5 Gold Bricks AKA 223 Valmet Mags

Thought I would share something from the armory. Of all the AK’s in the US, it is generally believed that the “best” AK’s are Finnish Valmet AK’s. Personally I am not prepared to hang my hat on that assumption. I recognize they are well made. Especially when you look at them from a historical prospective. But I suspect many US …

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Ep82 – Glock 19x, James Yeager Returns, Stealing Baby Jesus

After a long hiatus for the holidays, we are back in full force. On the episode:   Glock G19x. Glock gets it right, not wrong. James Yeager opens LiberTV. 375 H&H as a prepper gun? Femin radical disrupts Vatican Christmas display. Rumor is Robinson M96 is coming back. Hi-Point 10mm Carbine. Wilson buys Chip McCormick out. A fire pit on …

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Fire Pit Teaser

Don’t let the sleeves fool ya. It was in the teens yesterday. But the fire pit was raging some major heat. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”     Music Borderline by C3NC Music – Higher Place https://artlist.io/John1911com-62311

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Iranian Protests 2018

Some comments about the current protests going on in Iran. If the police and security forces lose control of the situation, or if they cross over on the side of the protesters, that is not the beginning of the end. It is merely the end of the beginning. At that point the Iranian government will have no choice but to …

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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 …