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Writer at John1911.com. Co-Host of the John1911 Podcast. Freeze is our resident All-American hunter, shooter, gunsmith and military surplus collector. When he is not processing his own game or running the smoker, he focuses on Com-Bloc weapons and Black Powder Shooting.

French Contract Ruby

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French contract Spanish Ruby pistol. 32ACP caliber. Manufacture dates between 1914 and 1953. Made in Spain for the French military and proof marked "VB"...

1858 Gunsmith Conversion

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1858 Remington Gunsmith Conversion.
When revolvers transitioned from percussion to center-fire,  this was handled two ways: factory conversions and local gunsmith conversions.  Here are some examples of local gunsmith conversions...

Remington 1875 Factory Blem?

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Remington 1875 Factory Blem?
Long story very short. We are not 100% sure what we are looking at here. Is the variation shown in these revolvers normal or...

MILSURP Donkey Update

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Government Donkey
Crackerjack preening for the crowd. But don’t get it twisted, he’s still an asshole.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

POTD – Caught Freeze Looking

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POTD - Caught Freeze Looking
Caught Freeze admiring the features and build quality on the Wilson eXperior. He’s more of a traditionalist when it comes to 1911s. And he...

POTD – Remington 1890

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Remington 1890 Cowboy Gun
Remington revolver 1890 nickel with factory ivory grips. #44cfw #4440winchester #blackpowder #cowboygun #sixshooter #ivorygrips #raregun     Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

Remington-Beals Navy

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Remington-Beals Navy
A quick look at some more estate guns. Remington-Beals Navy revolvers. Both percussion and factory, centerfire conversions.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

Remington Beals, Beals-Navy, Navy-New Model

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Remington Beals, Remington Beals-Navy, Remington Navy-New Model
Freeze is working on some more Remington revolvers from the estate collection he is consulting on. Hope to see a video from him soon. ...

WCC Tracer Ammo

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WCC Tracer Ammo
1968 manufacture 5.56 tracer ammo. We got it for a project.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

New York State Contract Rifle

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New York State Contract Rifle
Remington made over 1 million Rolling Block rifles for domestic and foreign use in a number of calibers.  This particular rifle was contracted by the...

Model 1816 Harpers Ferry Musket.

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1816 Harpers Ferry Musket
This particular musket is a contract example made by L. Pomeroy in 1829. Pomeroy made approximately 21,000 guns for the US Military between 1818...

A.W. Spies .36 Caliber Percussion Pistol.

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A.W. Spies Pistol
A.W. Spies was a retailer from 1820 thru 1851. His name appears on firearms, swords, and even buttons.  This .36 caliber single shot pistol carries...

The Remington Rider Revolver

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Remington Rider Revolver
Full name: The Remington-Rider New Model Double Action Belt Pistol. Remington made this pistol between 1863 and 1873. In that 10 year run 3000 to...

Firing the 1891 Rolling Block Pistol

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Firing 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...

Remington Rolling Block Pistol.

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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...
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