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Firing the 1891 Rolling Block Pistol

It’s unusual to be able to actually shoot some antique firearms, but being that this is a rolling block pistol in 22 RF; and had a super solid frame and receiver, I decided to play around. Using CCI CB 22 short, sub-sonic, low velocity ammo. Although I’m sure more regular off the shelf 22 ammo would be fine, I didn’t …

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Remington Rolling Block Pistol.

This is a Model 1891 Target Pistol. Although they were made in several calibers, these particular examples are chambered in .22 RF. It has a 10.5 inch, octagon barrel.  The production run on the .22 target model was very low at around 100. And these are pretty rare today. They were not a very popular pistol in the days of …

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Walther P38

Per viewer request, we have pulled the Walther P38 out of The Armory and put some rounds through it.  This is a post WWII example, with 6 mags, and a holster. We paid very little for it since it’s not something the typical P38 collector considers desirable.  If you are interested in shooting firearms from WWII, consider purchasing something that …

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Browning Hi-Power in Pakistan

Make: Browning  Model: Hi-Power. Variant: MK I* Caliber: 9mm (9×19) Location: Khyber Pass, Pakistan     Umar www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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More Remingtons

The estate I have been working with is sending over more guns to look at. Just a preview.    Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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French MAB Model D Pistol

A French manufactured MAB Modele D pistol chambered in 7.65. Currently located in Pakistan. Umar www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Engraved Krinkov

Here is an engraved Krinkov pattern AK for sale in the Khyber Pass region of Pakistan. This is my first post to the website. I have access to many guns. If you want to see more, please let John1911.com know.      Umar www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Remington New Police

Remington New Police revolver in .36 caliber percussion and 38 caliber short; rimfire factory conversions. There have been approximately 25,000 of these made and to date no reproductions. So, the example you see in the ending scene of Clint Eastwood’s “Pale Rider”. When he pulls out the shorty and takes a head shot. That pistol is actually the real deal.  …

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Remington M-95 & Saw Handled Derringers

The Remington 2 Shot derringer commonly known as the M-95 Derringer was originally called the Remington -Elliot Derringer. It was made between 1866 and 1935. They made approximately 150,000 in .41 caliber rimfire. They are widely reproduced today.  The Remington “Vest Pocket”, or commonly referred to as the “Saw Handled”, derringer were made between 1865 and 1888. With a production …

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Benelli B76

As some of you have seen, we have finally picked up a Benelli B76 for the reference collection. Yes, it is shooter grade with no box or papers. But does have a slightly damaged finish.  Perfecto!     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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The Guns of Covid

During the initial COVID-19 shutdown, we noticed that the competition for collectable guns, at least at auction, has decreased.  So while we didn’t get any smoking deals, we were able to acquire some harder-to-buy-right guns over a very short period of time.  Also, we have tossed in a few modern guns that also have come into our possession during the, …

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HK P9S Police Surplus

Centerfire Systems was blowing out some foreign police surplus pistols. The HK P9S.  Don’t know much about these, but the price was too good to pass up. We would NEVER pay HK market prices for discontinued P9S rack-grade guns. Glad to see it worked. Now we’ll need to figure out how to take it down and clean it for long-term …

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Remington 1858 Cartridge Conversion

Remington started converting the 1858 revolver to cartridge conversions in 1868. Due to patents held by Smith & Wesson on the bore thru cylinder; they had to make an agreement, and pay a fee to them for each gun converted.  Although private gunsmiths did convert Remington New Model Army revolvers to shoot cartridges, most were done by the Remington factory …

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Browning Automatic Rifle Model D

Took these photos while visiting the Cody Firearms Museum a while back. How often does one get to eye an uncommon BAR variant? The Model D.  Bipod? Check. Weird fore-end? Check.  Pistol Grip? Check. Weirdly shaped stock? Check.  Super expensive cooling fins? Check.  Battle Rifle Caliber? Check. (8mm Mauser).  So what else is different or weird about this flavor of …