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Enfield Clips & Their Markings

So Freeze was rummaging around his garage this week and found some old Enfield stripper clips. They seem pretty toasty but should function fine. Too bad they won’t work in an Ishapore 2A1 308 Enfield.   Anyway, there are two sets of separate markings one is “IV” the other is “K-B”. I assume those are maker’s marks? Anyone care to …

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Germany’s “Cabela’s”

On a recent hunting trip to Germany, I came across what can only be called the Deutschland equivalent of Cabela’s. Frankonia was stocked with everything one would expect from a European sporting goods store. Classic shooting stools, brass hunter’s horns and loden wool hats and garments were plentiful. Also plentiful were guns, including guns I really did not expect to …

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Fake Border Patrol Truck on US Side of Border

The regular media won’t publish stories about this nationally. Why? Nobody wants to discuss how out of control the organized crime problem is in Mexico. But the escape of “El Chapo” from the Mexican maximum penitentiary should be a clue. Consider something. How much money does it take to make fake US Government vehicles? And is there enough money in …

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Buy Magazines

In many ways I am a child of the 1990’s. Ok, maybe that’s a stretch since I was well into adulthood, but 1994 was a traumatic year. Some of “us” had heard about the pending AWB (Assault Weapons Ban) and restrictions, but…again being honest…most of my generation either weren’t political or didn’t think it could happen. I will never forget …

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Shrapnel Damaged 1911 from Battle of The Bulge

Some very interesting photographs have been circulating around the internet today. They purport to show a US Government issued Colt M1911 that was recovered from the, “Battle of the Bulge” area during WWII. Looking at the damage, two things immediately come to mind. The first being just how powerful large artillery really is. You can actually see the individual places …

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Backwards Primer Caught on Video

A few months ago I posted an image of a friend of mine getting some time in on steel. His first shot was a dud since the primer was loaded in backwards. Something that can happen on progressive presses. Yes, it was reloads. But I HAVE SEEN this happen with factory ammo as well. If you shoot long enough, you …

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Shooting In The Desert

The basic safety rules for shooting are: Treat every gun as if it were loaded. Always point the muzzle in a safe direction. Be sure of your target and what is beyond. Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot.   Regardless of where you shoot, these rules remain constant. But if you’re shooting in the desert …

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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 …