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Food for Thought – Electromagnetic Pulse and Firearms

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Well, as I’m watching what’s going on with North Korea’s nuclear weapons development (what a nut job that guy is), and listening to the audio book “One Second After” my thoughts turned to how am I positioned as far as … Continue reading

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Mauser Bolt Disassembly & Reassembly

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The Mauser Bolt Disassembly Prior to removing the bolt from the firearm, orientate the safety lever so that it is pointing straight upward as shown.  Once done, remove the bolt from the firearm. Depress the retaining pin on the bolt … Continue reading

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Steyr M95 Bolt Disassembly & Reassembly

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  The Steyr M95 Rifle Bolt Disassembly To disassemble, remove the bolt from the firearm.  If the bolt remains cocked when the bolt is removed, decock the bolt by tapping on the bolt head. Pull the cocking piece to the … Continue reading

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Mosin Nagant Bolt Disassembly & Reassembly

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The Mosin Nagant Rifle Bolt Disassembly To disassemble, grip the bolt assembly as shown above.  While pushing forward on the bolt handle and pulling rearward on the cocking piece, rotate the cocking piece counter-clockwise 90 degrees. Pull the bolt head … Continue reading

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From Lead to Gold – Bullet Casting Basics Pt 1

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Lead, a bullet caster’s gold.  If you’re like me you view lead as a valuable resource for bullet casting.  Without it, the cost of reloading would almost be prohibitive due to the ever-increasing price of ammunition; but with cast bullets … Continue reading

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Self-Defense 9×18 Makarov in a Surplus Pistol

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One of the best priced handguns available on the surplus market is the Polish P64.  Despite its heavy double action trigger pull and six round magazine the P64 can serve as a nice compact conceal carry weapon, or a back-up … Continue reading

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Size Does Matter! – Slugging a Surplus Rifle Barrel

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If you have any experience with surplus military firearms you know that it is often times a crap shoot as to the condition of the firearm when you get it, particularly, firearms purchased through online resources.  Many surplus firearms have … Continue reading

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Stuck Case in Sizing Die – Bingham LTD Case Removal Tool

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As reloader, it is almost inevitable that at some time or another you’ll end up with a piece of brass stuck in your sizing die.  Without the proper tool it can be a very frustrating experience.  One simple tool you … Continue reading

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Mosin Nagant Shoots High – Front Sight Quick Fix

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So ya’ got a Mosin Nagant rifle and it’s shooting high, or maybe you’re eyes aren’t what they used to be and the front sight blade is hard to see – well, here’s a quick, cheap fix for both problems. … Continue reading

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Rossi Matched Pair Shotgun/Rifle Review

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Is it a youth shotgun, or is it a varmint rifle, or is it a compact, easy to carry and concealable bug-out firearm?  Yes, its all the above.  The Rossi Matched Pair is a firearm with interchangeable rifle & shotgun … Continue reading

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