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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.

Dan Wesson 10mm Bruin 1911

A quick look at the Dan Wesson 10mm 1911 known as The Bruin.   Stainless steel slide and frame with a factory Cerakote like...

Giraffe Bone: Working Man’s Ivory

Ivory is as popular as ever, but the prices and restrictions are becoming larger and larger hurtles. There is a cheaper alternative however. —Editor       Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting...

French Contract Ruby

The French Contract Spanish Ruby.
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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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...
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