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SIG 551A1 Reconfigure

SIG 551A1 Reconfigure As promised on video, I will be running the SIG 551A1 rifle for the rest of the summer. As such, it needs a few upgrades and changes: Primarily a red dot and better safety selector.  For those wondering, the drum rear is hot garbage. In my opinion anyway. Others will differ. Yes, it works. Yes, I can …

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POTD – llama Model IV

POTD – llama Model IV They said, “Why would someone want a 9mm 1911?”. “9mm 1911’s are just wrong.” “1911’s were designs for nothing was 45ACP”. Well….1931 is calling on line 1 with a response.  😉     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SIG 551-A1 First Shots

SIG 551-A1 First Shots Decided to finally pull the SIG 551-A1 out of The Armory reference collection and actually shoot the darn thing.  First Impressions: Seems like a cool gun.  Actually runs.  I like the folding stock.  I hate the drum sight.  Trigger sucks rocks.  For-end furniture does wobble.  It will get “heavy” when accessorized.  More to come on this. …

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POTD – SIG 551-A1

For those who guessed the magazine shown a few days ago was for a SIG 550 series of rifle, you guessed correctly! But there is a twist.  JDI / SAN has been bringing in real-deal-Swiss-cheese guns for a few years now. This is NOT one of those and sorry to disappoint. The rifle shown here is a US made, SIGUSA …

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4th of July Message

And….we bought it. Original buyer couldn’t pass the 4473. So…we even got it cheap. French BCF-66. I’m sure this is a a tip of the hat to Rochambeau this weekend (look him up). Probably the first 380 we have owned in about 25 years. Why this one? 1. It’s French. 2. It’s weird. 3. It actually fits my hand!  Now …

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POTD – Enfield No.4 MK1 T Sniper

Took these pics a few years ago at the Cody Firearms Museum. At the time, this was Enfield sniper was racked in their storage area. As such, we couldn’t get hands-on access to it.  But…it still helped us quite a bit. On that trip, we spent 6 hours photographing guns of interest, or future project guns. The pics aren’t sexy …

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POTD – French BCF-66 380 Caliber Pistol

Don’t see these everyday. A French BCF-66. 380 blowback. I would guess there is a threaded barrel option from the factory, because this just screams, “THREAD ME, BABY!!!”.  #frenchpistol #bcf66 #john1911 #380pistol #pocketrocket     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHS-75: Enfield No4 Mk1 – Long Branch

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at a WWII Enfield pattern rifle that was factory refurbished in 1949. I am not normally a big fan of Enfield rifles. I mean, they are fine. Actually great. But to my thinking, any single one is just like the next one.  Unless…you find an Enfield that looks like …

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EP-219: Ft. Apache, The Bronx

Episode 219 of the John1911 Podcast is now live: McCloskeys plead guilty. Portland Riot Squad resigns. Hakim & Rasheed crazy prices. Semi-auto STG-44. The Call Her Daddy buyout. Stuck fetish is a thing.   Danny, Marky & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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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 a known change?  Or..perhaps this is a factory blem / parts gun that was assembled by Remington during a bankruptcy period?  Is this revolver a one off?  Is it more valuable because of the variation?  Or…are …

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MILSURP Donkey Update

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

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POTD – Remington 1890

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

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POTD – Glock 22P (Red Glock)

After I did a video showing some training guns in the armory, some expressed an interest in seeing up close photos of the Glock 22P “pistol”.  P stands for practice. Legally this is a firearm and is transferred as such. But as it’s configured here, it CANNOT be made to fire. Looking closely at the pics will explain why.    …

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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”

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Australian Chassis Hack

So Bob from Australia reached out a while back and wanted to tell me about his custom “Blaser Tactical 2 Like” chassis. It seems he like the LRS/TAC2 ergonomics so much, he went out and simply made his own. I don’t know what I was expecting to see when I opened the images, but I can say with zero hesitation …