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The John1911 Podcast

EP-258: Stonewall Jackson Had Asperger’s

Episode 258 of the John1911 Podcast:   The boys are back! Monkey Pox Vaccine. Why every DP-51 is dirty. Stevens Multi-Caliber. I'm not seeing a...
Ishapore 2a1 Enfield

POTD – Ishapore 2A1 Enfield

Had the Ishapore 2a1 out for a bit last week. —Marky #john1911 #ishapore2a1 #enfield #762 #milsurp     Sincerely,  Marky “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

Vickers’ 1911 Guide

Two Colts made the same year. 1914. Civilian model in book. Military model in our reference collection. These second edition 1911 books are incredible....
FRF2 Magazine

FRF2 Rusty Magazines

As I have shown on video, the two magazines that came with our FRF2 sniper rifle had some light rust issues. Obviously the goal...
Bent Bayonet Repair

1891 Carcano Bayonet Repair

Follow up on a video we did a few weeks ago. Putting together a correct 1891 Carcano rifle, so a bayonet was in order.  However…the...
ZB-26 Semi-auto build.

ZB-26 Update

The ZB-26 project is almost complete. We just need a small tweak to the recoil system.    Sincerely,  Marky “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”
SIG 550 Aftermarket Trigger

SIG 551 Aftermarket Trigger Up-Close

By viewer request, here are up close images of the SIG 551 aftermarket trigger. No, it’s not a drop-in cartridge like some of the...
Bayonet Markings

Weird Bayonet Markings

This bayonet was spotted at our local FFL and I thought the conversation was worth sharing here.  Notice the notches in the handle? Interesting. Does...
Gas Adjustment Tool

Rusted FAL Tool

I am posting this as kind of a reality check. Sometimes I wonder how the reader viewers things around here.  “Those fancy people with all...
Carcano rifle

1891 Carcano Rifle

Cleaning up some old business. In addition to the Vetterli rifle, we also picked up another 6.5 Carcano chambered rifle: The 1891 Carcano.  What makes...
Steyr M12 Barrel

New Production Steyr-Hahn Barrels

This recently popped up in our comment section and I thought it was deserving of it’s own post. There appears to be a company...
Browning M2 Machine Gun

Didn’t Buy Browning M2

Took these photos a while back at CFM. Never published them since the glare from the display cases played havoc on the image quality....
SHS-68 Romanian Tokarev

SHS-68: Romanian TT-33 Tokarev

With the pandemic and subsequent ammunition shortage, I have noticed a greater interest in “non-standard” military surplus firearms. The TT-33 Tokarev is one such...
Red Jacket Firearms

SHS-67: Red Jacket AK-47

What we have here is a rifle out of a shop I have never handled before. An AK-47 gone over by Red Jacket Firearms...
SIG P210 Target 9mm Reproduction.

SIG P210 Target

The SigUSA P210 Target. It’s amazing they re-popped these. If you have ever wanted a P210 but couldn’t justify the price? You have to...