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Hakim in American Rifleman

We posted a review of an Egyptian Hakim by Scott Mayer a few weeks ago. The rife was so good, I bought the company. 😉 I’ve always wanted to say that! Actually I bought the rifle. And when it arrived, inside was a photocopy of a story featuring this same gun in American Rifleman. I think it’s cool. So…POTD. Sorry …

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2015 Deer Processing

Deer Processing We’ve had some interest from readers asking about Freeze’s home-deer processing. Here are photos of his finished product. Between all his personal deer, son-in-law, his father, and mine…shot in 3 states it just made sense for him to do it all at home. I’m guessing he processes at least 6 deer a year. And one year it was …

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POTD: Old School Shackle Key

Picture of the day. Old habits die hard. I still have a handcuff key on my keyring. Frankly, I just have never taken it off. While I don’t expect to be handcuffed by wanna-be Jihadi’s anytime soon, I have learned when you need a handcuff key, you really need a handcuff key! My old leg irons use the same handcuff …

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Knee Mortar — One man’s Trash is another man’s Treasure

Working at a garbage processing facility has it’s ups and downs. If you’re a mechanic like me, then it’s mostly downs. Working there is a test of patience every day. Everything is always broken. But there are perks to working in such places! You often find items that some people believed were useless pieces of garbage, and while most times …

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2015 Hunting Season — Marky’s Stand

For the rest of the week, john1911.com will be posting pictures from our 2015 hunting season. Some will be of individual hunter’s areas. Others will be at our, “field-dressing-station”. Or commonly known around here as The Barn. 😉 Some will be of our, “processing-station”. Or known as The Old White Barn. The first pics are from my my stand and …

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The No Fly List Is a Lie

Be very careful if you support the latest feel-good proposals about using the No-Fly-List to restrict gun rights. 1. Let’s be honest. What is the No-Fly-List really supposed to be? 2. If you have an answer to 1, then why are people on the No-Fly-List walking around without being prosecuted? 3. If 1 & 2 aren’t being done, then what …

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How to Fight Jihad: AnaBaptists & The Battle of Munster

As I write this, the echoes of another radical islamists attack on the West is still ringing in my ears. Exactly, 24 hours ago, San Bernardino law Enforcement were actively looking for two radical muslims who had slaughtered 14 people at a Christmas Party. Watching the news outlets go through verbal gymnastics to keep from calling this, “Islamic Terrorism” is …

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A Love Letter To EoTech

Dear EoTech, While I have never personally dated you, I have seen you in relationships with plenty of my friends. I have seen you treat them badly. I’ve seen your temperamental side. I’ve been put out by your fits and random psycho behavior. Your inability to focus or take correction. All of it. Over time, your reputation soured. Every guy …

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The Egyptian Hakim Rifle

Egypt’s Hakim is one of those badass battle rifles you’ll occasionally see for sale online and at gun shows. It’s basically a 7.92(8mm Mauser) version of Sweden’s 6.5mm Ljungman Model 42 and uses a direct impingement gas system, much like our AR-15 rifle. In the definitive work, Small Arms of the World, Smith calls that gas system “unusual,” which it …

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A CZ Produced k98 Mauser Rifle

So…I was perusing an estate auction when I saw this rifle. It is a Yugo copy of a 98k Mauser. I’ve been in the market for a shooter-grade k98 for a while and this fit the bill. Considering it came with a bayonet, the price was too good to pass up. Besides, everyone needs a Mauser rifle to shoot up …

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A 1923 Colt Commercial

Freeze’s 1923 Commercial Colt We were out with some friends and family earlier this year. It was a casual fun-day. Some of the more experienced shooters were showing the new guys some tips and tricks of the trade. Basically a low-key, safe, show-and-tell day. The most interesting pistol that made an appearance was Freeze’s 1923 Production Colt Commercial. As I …