Skip to comments.Australian Gun Culture Part 11: Technological Response to Gun Legislation
Posted on 08/12/2017 12:49:40 PM PDT by marktwain
Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- When the Australian government passed its restrictive gun law scheme in 1996, it did not anticipate the technological innovations that would be promoted.
Some, like the straight pull FN/Browning Maral, above, are not much different from previous rifles. The British Lee-Enfield had 10 round detachable magazines a hundred and twenty years ago.
The Canadian Ross and Swiss K31 rifles both used straight pull bolt actions with five shot magazines. The Maral has small improvements over all three previous rifles.
With all its undeniable experience in making hunting rifles, BROWNING has innovated yet again in the field of straight-pull action rifles with the new MARAL.
A real technical revolution, its « Quick Reloading System » offers shooters incomparable speed and unprecedented firing comfort.
BROWNING® combines this new technology with all the experience it possesses in barrel-making and its expertise in Safety with its 7-tenon bolt, which already equips over a million rifles throughout the world.
Efficiency can also be measured when you look at The breech, which is always contained inside the bolt-casing, this enables shooters to keep their target in their sights continuously when firing.
New in 2014 Browning launches the Maral high capacity magazine (10-shots) Available in caliber 30-06. Check out the video right here !
The WFA1 is another straight pull bolt gun with 10 shot magazines, but it is not available in New South Wales on a class B license. It is Class B compliant in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Northwest Territories. A class A and B license is the most common and easiest to obtain in Australia.
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Sure is pretty.
You might want to contact SASA over there, their cowboy action shooting organization (and they send a pretty healthy contingent over here for End of Trail the SASS world championship). For the sport you have to have 2 revolvers the same caliber, a 10 round lever action rifle, and period correct shotgun. That seems pretty much an “arsenal” by their government’s standard.
I know some SASS members who have shot there, and getting the guns in was pretty paperwork intensive.
Huh? Did the Aussie gun ban ban rifles with manual bolts that turn and move back? They were that specific to where a straight-pull bolt (like most ARs) is not under the ban?
They did not ban bolt actions, but they banned (or made extremely restrictive, almost the same thing) the licenses for semi-auto rifles.
A straight pull bolt, manually operated, is not a semi-auto, so it is not banned.
So what makes these a technological advance versus people just buying regular bolt-actions?
The claims are in the article.
They would be an enclosed bolt system that does not extend beyond the rear of the receiver, the 7-lug bolt head, and some others.
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