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  • Australia ready to sign EF88 Austeyr rifle contract (Hardcore Bullpup)

    07/09/2015 6:57:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Jane's ^ | July 6, 2015 | Julian Kerr
    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will begin taking delivery in 2016 of about 30,000 new EF88 Austeyr 5.56 mm rifles under an AUD100 million (USD75 million) contract to be signed later this month, a Department of Defence (DoD) spokesman confirmed to IHS Jane's on 7 July. The contract, to be signed with Thales Australia, follows second pass approval announced on 6 July by Defence Minister Kevin Andrews for expenditure of AUD467 million under Project Land 125 Phase 5C.
  • Feds seize hundreds of assault rifle parts from gun-maker

    05/20/2015 1:37:47 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 5/19/15 | DAVE COLLINS
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating a Connecticut gun-maker after agents found nearly 3,000 assault rifle parts missing serial numbers, according to recently filed court documents. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents seized nearly 300 of the AR-15 parts from Stag Arms in September following routine inspections, prosecutors said. At the time, the father of Stag Arms owner Mark Malkowski told authorities that the employee who places serial numbers on parts was on vacation. The New Britain-based gun-maker gained a high profile in the state when Malkowski became a vocal critic of a stricter state gun-control...
  • Three of Utah's eight death row inmates have CHOSEN to die by firing squad

    03/24/2015 11:34:39 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 March 2015 | Kieran Corcoran For
    It is a macabre choice to make - and almost unique to some inmates on Utah's death row: would you be injected with toxic chemicals, or shot in the heart? But, amid cries of outrage against the southwestern state bringing death by firing quad back into law, almost half of those due to die that way have picked the punishment themselves. Ron Lafferty, who slit the throats of his sister-in-law and her baby daughter in 1984, is one of three who has opted to die by the bullet. Two others in Utah's eight-strong death row have made the same choice,...
  • Your Action Urgently Needed to Prevent BATFE from Banning Common Rifle Ammunition!

    02/26/2015 3:53:45 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | NRA-ILA
    Oppose BATFE's Expansion of the Federal "Armor Piercing" Ammo Ban and Tell Congress to Act President Obama insisted that if Congress would not enact his gun control agenda, he would do so on his own, through executive action. Whatever else can be said of the president’s track record, he is doing his utmost to keep that promise. Having failed to enact a federal ban on the AR-15, America’s most popular rifle, he’s now using the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to do the next best thing. BATFE is now proposing to ban a whole class of common...
  • Archaeologists find 1882 rifle leaning against Nevada desert tree

    01/16/2015 6:46:32 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/16/2015 | Dan Whitcomb
    Archaeologists conducting a survey in Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada have stumbled upon a 132-year-old Winchester rifle propped against a tree, possibly having been left there more than a century ago. The rifle, which records show was manufactured and shipped by the gun maker in 1882, had been leaning against the Juniper tree for so long that the wood of its stock was cracked and deteriorated from the desert sun, its barrel rusted. "It really is a mystery," said Nichole Andler, a public information officer for Great Basin National Park. "We know it has been out there awhile...
  • Rusted, 132-year-old Winchester rifle found against tree in Nevada national park

    01/15/2015 12:27:04 PM PST · by servo1969 · 42 replies ^ | 1-15-2015 | Fox News
    The story of how it got there may never be known, but a rusting 132-year-old Winchester rifle -- known in U.S. lore as "the gun that won the West" -- was recently found resting against a juniper tree in a Nevada national park. The gun, its stock split, gray and faded like driftwood, and its steel barrel rusted brown, blended in perfectly against the tree in a remote part of the Great Basin National Park until a National Parks Service employee spotted it. “The rifle, exposed for all those years to sun, wind, snow and rain, was found leaning against...
  • Mystery 132-year-old rifle found in national park

    01/15/2015 7:57:16 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 29 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Jan. 14, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK, Nev., -- Officials at Nevada's Great Basin National Park said they are trying to determine the origins of a 132-year-old rifle found leaning against a tree. Park officials said the rifle, identified by an engraving on its side as a Model 1873 Winchester manufactured in 1882, was found blending in with the colors of a juniper tree in the park and seems to have been there for "many years." The officials wrote on the park's Facebook page the rifle was "exposed to sun, wind, snow, and rain" and features "a cracked wood stock, weathered to grey"...
  • 132 Year-old Winchester rifle found against a tree at Great Basin National Park

    01/14/2015 6:40:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 134 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Archaeologists traversing the Great Basin National Park in Nevada came across an interesting find: a 132-year-old Winchester Model 1873 repeating rifle. The Facebook page for Great Basin National Park said in a post last week that researchers found the rifle, known as “the gun that won the West,” leaning up against a tree. “The 132 year-old rifle, exposed to sun, wind, snow, and rain was found leaning against a tree in the park. The cracked wood stock, weathered to grey, and the brown rusted barrel blended into the colors of the old juniper tree in a remote rocky outcrop, keeping...
  • The mystery of the 132-year-old Winchester rifle found propped against a national park tree

    01/15/2015 6:23:25 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 68 replies
    Post ^ | 1/14/15 | Elahe Izadi
    Archaeologists conducting surveys in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park came upon a gun frozen in time: a .44-40 Winchester rifle manufactured in 1882. It was propped up against a juniper tree.
  • Wilson Lim, Daly City dentist charged in Leland Yee case, dies (shoulder fired missiles)

    08/30/2014 12:52:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 8/27/14 | Henry K. Lee, Hamed Aleaziz
    **SNIP** The investigation extended to Yee after an undercover FBI agent who had infiltrated Chow's group was introduced to the senator and allegedly persuaded him to trade political favors for campaign contributions. Lim became enmeshed in the case due to his political backing of Yee. According to a 137-page FBI affidavit, Yee introduced Lim to the undercover agent as a man who could secure guns. The agent, the FBI said, had asked Yee to facilitate an arms deal in exchange for more campaign money. The accusations prompted the Philippines government to open a probe into whether Lim had links to...
  • MI: Detroit Open Carry, Hip and Cool

    12/05/2014 11:42:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An open carry group in Michigan has done a remarkable thing.  True, they built on the accomplishments of a great many before them.   They have made the open carry of long guns in Detroit cool and hip on an MSNBC video. Here is a link to the video: The video is done by Ronan Farrow, featuring 22 year-old activist James Baker.  He is well spoken, photogenic, and persuasive.  He and a couple of other people formed the group, Hell's Saints, in July of 2014.  He comes across as cool and hip.  He narrates much of the video.   He reminds...
  • The agency that brought you the Internet has created a self-guided bullet

    07/14/2014 10:37:12 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 14 replies
    COMPUTERWORLD ^ | July 11, 2014 03:23 PM ET | Lucas Mearian
    The U.S. government says it has developed the first ever self-guided bullets that can lock onto a target more than a mile away and maneuver midflight in order to hit its mark. The .50 caliber target tracking bullets, dubbed Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO), are designed for military snipers, who must deal with changes in wind, light and ambient heat as they fire on a target. The EXACTO technology is being developed by Teledyne Scientific and Imaging with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which researches new military technologies and is known as a key developer of...
  • Vermont gun importer lays off 41, blames rules ( World War II-era M1 Garand rifles )

    06/06/2014 10:38:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    ap ^ | 6/6/2014 | WILSON RING
    A Vermont gun importer is blaming the White House for its laying off of 41 workers because the government blocked its plan to bring nearly $30 million worth of antique, American-made military rifles home from South Korea... Century International Arms to re-import the World War II-era M1 Garand rifles .. This importation was denied despite our explaining that the denial would harm the company and pointing out that there is no rational, gun-control reason to block the importation of these historic, 70-year-old firearms ... the South Korean government had been given preliminary approval for the deal last year and the...
  • ATF quietly laying groundwork to expand multiple rifle sales reporting

    05/12/2014 7:58:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 May, 2014 | David Codrea
    A little noticed and virtually unreported April 15 notice posted in the Federal Register suggests the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives intends expanding the multiple rifle sale requirement currently imposed on four border states (Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas) to all states. Titled “Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Certain Rifles,” and assigned OMB Number 1140–0100, the 60-day notice abstract declares “The purpose of this information collection is to require Federal Firearms Licensees to report multiple sales or other dispositions whenever the licensee sells or otherwise disposes...
  • 13 assault rifles stolen from Chicago rail yard

    05/11/2014 4:52:33 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | May 10, 2014
    13 assault rifles stolen from Chicago rail yard Posted: May 09, 2014 4:16 PM CST Updated: May 10, 2014 3:09 AM CST CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Authorities are investigating the theft of 13 semi-automatic assault rifles from a freight train container at a South Side rail yard, the Sun-Times is reporting. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was notified about the theft of Smith & Wesson AR-15 Sport rifles in the early morning hours of May 4th, said ATF Special Agent Thomas Ahern on Friday. Thieves had broken into a freight train car operated by Norfolk...
  • An Old Man's Long Gun Addiction (another one becomes a Mosin addict)

    03/05/2014 7:08:51 PM PST · by dynachrome · 33 replies ^ | 3-5-14 | OTD
    . Then, I came across the Russian Mosin Nagant 91/30– a bolt action surplus rifle. I was intrigued as it was only $125, had lots of history, the ammo was cheap, and I thought I could sneak this by the wife. I bought a 1938 Mosin Nagant 91/30 manufactured at the Tula Armory from my local gun shop. That was the start of my love with Russian designed firearms. When you purchase a Mosin Nagant, it comes coated in a bunch of cosmoline and needs lots of cleaning before you should try firing it or for that matter even touching...
  • Considering a New Rifle: Mini14 or SR556? (VANITY)

    02/21/2014 1:18:26 PM PST · by Chuckster · 69 replies
    Vanity | 2-21-2013 | chuckster
    Seeking advice from experienced shooters. I am considering a New Rifle. I am in Alaska and the gun will spend a lot of time on a boat. I want something compact, light and semi-auto. I am trying to decide between an AR pattern or a Garand style action. I would prefer a .308 but the wife will likely be using it as much or more than me and her vote is for the Mini14. I think that is too light a caliber, and .223/5.56 ammo is hard to come by locally. Any way, the Mini14 is half the price of...
  • Norinco T97 Bullpup Returns to Canada

    11/27/2013 4:20:19 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 16 replies
    TFB ^ | 11/24/2013 | Edward O
    Despite a previous ban, the Norinco T97 is quickly becoming one of the most popular black rifles in Canada. It is a .223 bullpup with a 19” barrel that uses a short stroke gas piston and a rotating bolt, along with a reciprocating charging handle. At its core, the Type 97 is a civilian version of the Chinese QBZ-95 rifle; standard issue to the Peoples Liberation Army. This is the latest version, imported by North Sylva as the T97NSR, manufactured by EMI (aka Norinco) in the People’s Republic of China. Rather than the proprietary 5.8x42mm cartridge, the Type 97 has...
  • ***[YOU MUST SEE THIS PHOTO]*** Suspect in Northern Calif. standoff surrenders

    10/28/2013 8:59:38 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 288 replies
    KNOX ^ | Oct 26, 2013
  • New Rifle Mimics Machine Gun's Rapid Fire -- and It's Legal

    09/12/2013 5:48:01 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 35 replies
    CNN Money ^ | Septermber 12, 2013 | Aaron Smith
    NEW YORK -- Machine guns are illegal in the U.S. for most people, but one small company has found a way around that. Slide Fire, based in Moran, Texas, plans to sell a semiautomatic rifle that mimics the rapid fire of a machine gun and is also fed bullets from a belt, which provides a huge capacity for ammunition -- potentially thousands of rounds.
  • Minor league team raffling rifles ("2nd Amendment Night")

    06/29/2013 4:42:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 6/29/13
    **SNIP** "One of the hot-button issues right now is the Second Amendment that everybody's running from," he said. "We're not touching base on First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, abortion or any of that type of stuff. A lot of stuff makes people uncomfortable. "Maybe it's time Americans basically said, 'Hey, what's going on? What's wrong with this?' Day in and day out, people's rights are being taken away. The government is spying. We've got phone companies selling our information — the whole nine yards." If you are an NRA member, you are in luck as your membership card gets you free...
  • IRS Training with Semi-automatic Rifles

    06/13/2013 11:09:43 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 31 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013,06,13 | USBC News Wire
    US Congressman Jeff Duncan says that he saw IRS “special agents” using semi-automatic rifles during a visit to a federal law enforcement facility at the end of May. He noted that the agents seemed to be using AR-15 rifles. Rep. Duncan stated that he will begin pressing the agency for answers as to why the nation’s taxing agency is training with semi-automatic weapons, and added that he could not “fathom a reason they would need that.”...

    05/09/2013 11:41:06 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 32 replies
    ME | MAY 09.2013 | swampsniper
    Back in the days when we had an economy and the living was almost easy, when I was hunting and shooting and building rifles, and still had some color in my beard, I would not have considered not having a Dixie Gun Works catalog around.Almost 700 pages, everything from tomahawks and gunlocks to snake oil. There are tools, gun flints and chunks of wood for fancy knife handles.Well, the other day I ordered myself another one.5 bucks, and for another 2 bucks they ship it UPS!You can read a Dixie catalog for hours, even if you don't need any gun...
  • Why Do The Philadelphia Police Have 1,356 Full-Auto M-16s?

    04/18/2013 7:51:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Apr 18, 2013 | Robert Farago
    Why Do The Philadelphia Police Have 1,356 Full-Auto M-16s? Posted on April 18, 2013 by Robert Farago “An automatic M-16 rifle is missing from one of the Philadelphia Police Department’s main gun-storage units and Commissioner Charles Ramsey has called in federal authorities to investigate,” reports. ”Obviously, this is very, very serious,” Ramsey said. “And believe me, we will get to the bottom of it, one way or another, I guarantee that.” Cops lose gun. Cops go crazy trying to find it before it turns into another Fast and Furious Brian Terry deal. Another day, another example of why cops...
  • Fontana School Board OKs High-Powered Rifles

    02/28/2013 9:20:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    KTLA ^ | 2/28/13 | Kellan Connor
    FONTANA, Calif. (KTLA) — Controversy is heating up in over 14 high-powered, semi-automatic rifles purchased by school police in Fontana. The $19,000 worth of weaponry was purchased a few months ago by the Fontana Unified School District Police Chief Billy Green. The rifles were ordered back in October — before the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn. — but officials say they hope they’ll prevent any future tragedies. Some school board members objected to the move at the time, but on Wednesday night, the board voted unanimously in favor of dispatching the rifles.
  • Disabled Marine rifles at inauguration signal shift in administration policy (Photos)

    02/09/2013 8:43:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    examiner ^ | 2/9/13 | David Codrea
    “Didn't know the Marines had to take the bolts out of their rifles for the Inaugural,” an email forwarded to Gun Rights Examiner from a United States Marine Corps source observed. “Wonder if someone can explain why [they] would be marching in the inaugural parade with no bolts in their rifles!” The email linked to a YouTube video of the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade, embedded in this column, featuring Bravo Company Marines from the Marine Barracks Washington. Sure enough, the observation in the email is confirmed by watching the video, with screen shots provided in the photo and slide show...
  • Disabled Marine rifles at inauguration signal shift in administration policy

    02/09/2013 7:05:31 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 88 replies
    EXAMINER ^ | February 9, 2013 | EXAMINER
    “Didn't know the Marines had to take the bolts out of their rifles for the Inaugural,” an email forwarded to Gun Rights Examiner from a United States Marine Corps source observed. “Wonder if someone can explain why [they] would be marching in the inaugural parade with no bolts in their rifles!” The email linked to a YouTube video of the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade, embedded in this column, featuring Bravo Company Marines from the Marine Barracks Washington. Sure enough, the observation in the email is confirmed by watching the video, with screen shots provided in the photo and slide show...
  • Citizens armed with “assault rifles,” brings PEACE to a town in Mexico.

    01/12/2013 1:23:52 PM PST · by virgil283 · 9 replies
    iowntheworld ^ | January 12, 2013 - 07:00 | BigFurHat
    "Mexican drug gangs face civiv self defense. Citizens armed bring peace to a town in Mexico. Learn proggies. The government is not only not the answer, they can be your defacto enemy by their inaction. Thus, another reason for the 2nd amendment..[ Two minute video ]
  • Obama’s energy chairman paints rifles a ‘terrorist threat’ for Bloomberg group

    11/24/2012 7:07:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/24/12 | David Codrea
    Rifles, even .22 caliber models many young people receive as their first gun, are “among the greatest threats to the reliability of the nation’s power system,” U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff claimed at a Tuesday Bloomberg Government Breakfast, Bloomberg News reported yesterday. Citing “inadequately protected” transformers as easy targets, Wellinghoff told the group that terrorists in "coordinated" actions committed to destroying them “could get 200 yards away with a .22 rifle and take the whole thing out.” His proposed solution, a “couple hundred bucks” of “metal sheeting to block the view of transformers” hardly seems comprehensive, realistic,...
  • 'Bomb' Doc Was Fired From Hospital After Stalking Allegation (mentions "Occupy militant element")

    11/19/2012 10:57:21 AM PST · by dead · 3 replies
    A doctor charged Saturday with possessing a large quantity of chemicals used in bomb-making spent 15 years on the staff of a Manhattan hospital until he was fired in 2006 for refusing to submit to a psychiatric evaluation when a nurse accused him of stalking her, court records show. Roberto Rivera, 60, was charged with recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury or damage after federal and local authorities found precursor chemicals used in the making of explosives in the basement of a Ridgewood house, Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said in a release Saturday afternoon. Rivera was being held...
  • The Government Is Selling A Bunch Of Classic WW2 Rifles

    09/03/2012 5:13:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies ^ | 31 August, 2012 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Guess what? You can buy WW2 rifles from the government. The "Civilian Marksmanship Program" is a private non-profit, but the government classifies it as a "government corporation hybrid." A Congressional document, leaked by Wikileaks, details how what was once a wholly, publicly owned and operated military wholesale program became this strange, incredibly rare "hybrid" company. Here's how it works: All the weapons, the M1 Carbines and M1 Garands (with that distinctive 'ping!' we've all heard in the movies), are owned by the Army, housed by the Army, guarded by the Army, and logistically transferred by the Army. This "company," serves...
  • Police At Chicago-Area High Schools Want To Bring Rifles To Campus

    08/23/2012 10:52:44 AM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-23-2012 | Abby Rogers
    Police At Chicago-Area High Schools Want To Bring Rifles To Campus Abby RogersAugust 23, 2012Magill/Flickr Despite the fact the city hasn't had any campus shootings, police in south suburban Plainfield, Ill., want to be prepared. The Plainfield Police Department wants to keep a rifle in the offices of high school police officers, NBC 5 Chicago reported Wednesday. “Unfortunately, in today’s society active shooter incidents are no longer something we see on TV," Police Chief John Konopek said. "They are reality.” Plainfield is home to four high schools. The department is specifically requesting to keep long guns such as AR15s in...
  • Thousands of StG-44s found in Syria (video)

    08/19/2012 1:12:35 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 10, 2012
    I imagine there are plenty of collectors out there who would give their eyeteeth for one of these, and chances are the rebels think they're just AK knockoffs...
  • Gun Questions - Need answers on a coupla guns...VANITY

    06/28/2012 10:59:55 AM PDT · by Chasaway · 25 replies
    6/28/2012 | Me
    Had to stop getting worked up about today's SCOTUS decision and the contempt vote/black caucus walkout, so I started working on some gun stuff. I know...I'm still just "clinging". I need some help on a few guns I'm thinking about accepting in lieu of $500 - $700 in cash as part of a truck sale I'm doing. The buyer didn't have enough real money to buy the truck, so I axed him if he's got any guns around. Three of 'em: 1. A Marlin 30 AW in 30.30 (lever action); 2. A Marlin 60S - .22 cal with what he...
  • Hard Times Rifles.

    06/11/2012 8:27:39 AM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 49 replies
    Open Source Survival site ^ | June 10, 2012 | Brother Rat
    Well the Big Brown Truck of happiness, dropped off the scope and rings I ordered a while ago. This is what I settled on for the Hard times rifle in the optics department, based on the following Philosophy of the Modern Longhunter and anticipated uses/needs. Function and Feature priority A manual action rifle, capable of engaging small game up to White Tailed Deer sized medium game at 25-500 yards. Magazine or stripper clip fed Mid range optic capable Back up Iron sights standard An easily procurable caliber with lots of reload data Under 8lb with optic and magazine Low recoil...
  • Bringing in the New Year with Idaho Style Fireworks (My sons and I)

    01/02/2012 9:26:38 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 48 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1 January 2012 | Jeff Head
    My sons and I went up into the foothills here in Idaho on New Year's Eve to celebrate the New Year in our own pecular way...with a Savage Firearms .308 hunting rifle (which needed its scope zeroed in) and my FAL .308 and Rueger Mini-14 .223. Lot's of fun! Click on the pic or link for the video. Bringing in the New Year with Idaho Fireworks Hope you enjoy!
  • Options for your child's first firearm

    12/08/2011 4:11:32 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 67 replies
    youtube ^ | 7 Dec 2011 | Barry & Eric
    Not 100 percent comprehensive, but should get some ideas flowing. A good .22 LR rifle is probably the most important firearms purchase you can make for your child or even for yourself.
  • ATF to Investigate Purchasers of Two or More Rifles in Five-day Period

    08/02/2011 5:15:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    The New American ^ | 1 August, 2011 | Kelly Holt
    Two weeks ago, concerned about news reports that President Obama would order the investigation of citizens buying two or more rifles at a time, a licensed Texas gun dealer contacted his local Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) official to find out if the reports were true, so he could be in compliance. The ATF official assured him that he was aware of such legislation having been considered, but added, “The law is not going to pass, and we can’t enforce something that isn’t law.” This week, however, gun dealers and pawnshop owners across the country received a...
  • The Mosin-Nagant Rifle - Why Don’t You Have One Yet?

    06/23/2011 12:52:36 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 157 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6-21-11 | Richard Johnson
    If I asked you to tell me what was the most important rifle ever used in Russia, what would it be? Many people might answer: “the AK-47.” However, it was the Mosin-Nagant rifle that drove Nazis from the Motherland. The same rifle guarded the Czars, and later deposed them. The AK may be the Cold War face of the Evil Empire, but the Mosin-Nagant was the backbone of a country when their very survival was in doubt. In a great twist of historical irony, the former Communist country is selling the rifles that guarded the revolution to the very citizens...
  • 71 Million Americans May have to Report Gun Buys to Feds

    06/02/2011 7:15:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 60 replies · 1+ views ^ | 31 May, 2011 | Chris W. Cox
    If you’re one of the nearly 71 million Americans who live in the four southwest border states, some of your gun purchases could soon be reported to the federal government. If you don’t like that—and no gun owner should—read on, because this may be our first big head-on gun control battle against the Obama administration. The fight began with a bureaucratically worded “Emergency Notice of Information Collection Under Review,” published in the Dec. 17 “Federal Register”—the daily publication where all proposed federal rules make their debut. It announced that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives plans to require...
  • .22 LR Rifle Recommendations

    02/12/2011 7:24:02 AM PST · by GRRRRR · 88 replies
    2/12/11 | GRRRRR
    Sad to say that any other pistols, long guns, slingshots and / or any other 2nd Amendment Tools that may have been lost in a tragic boating accident...there is a $500 gift cert that has been acquired and needs to be disposed of. Top choices available are to purchase / trade for the gift cert are: Ruger 10/22, Henry 16+1 with Octagonal barrel or Remington 597 in .22LR with a nice little 4 x 32 scope. Will use for range & target and upcoming Appleseed. It would be nice to still have the .22Mag Marlin to keep it company... Thoughts,...
  • [South Texas:]Border Patrol finds weapons cache near Rio Grande

    01/24/2011 3:50:35 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 24, 2011 | Lynn Brezosky
    BROWNSVILLE — A “suspicious object protruding from the brush” in Starr County led Border Patrol agents to a weapons cache that included an AK-47, three M4-style assault rifles, hand grenades, military-style uniforms and other related items, Customs and Border Protection said Monday. The seizure occurred Friday on the banks of the Rio Grande near Fronton, a small community about five miles west of Roma. Agents reported finding the four rifles, two hand grenades, a ballistic vest, two ammunition-carrying vests, three two-way radios, two uniforms, and 16 fully-loaded 30-round magazines. All weapons except the grenades were turned over to Immigration and...
  • One Way to Retire an Old Rifle

    12/12/2010 8:12:54 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 56 replies
    NYT Blog ^ | December 10, 2010 | C.J. CHIVERS
    Earlier this year, as part of the tools of war series, At War published photographs of Taliban small arms from Helmand province, along with data on the types of firearms in insurgent use. The photographs included images of bolt-action rifles, including one, a Lee-Enfield rifle, that dated to 1915. In spite of their advanced age, Lee-Enfield rifles, along with Soviet Mosin-Nagant bolt-action arms, have seen continued service in Afghanistan for two reasons: they offer greater range and accuracy than the assault rifles in more common circulation, and their ammunition remains available on Afghan black markets. Many readers wrote with questions...
  • Rio de Janeiro and the Old West

    11/29/2010 1:10:59 PM PST · by juliosevero · 12 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Rio and the Old West How Rio copes with murderers. How the Old West coped with them. By Julio Severo Nevertheless the title, the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has nothing to do with the American Old West. Not because there was no violence in the Wild West. There was, but not as much as one sees in Rio in the 21st century. Injustice that has been plentiful in Rio was not plentiful in the Wild West. Just like in Rio, all the outlaws in the Old West carried weapons for their crimes. But, very differently from Rio, in...
  • Where to get a (new) Springfield 1903?

    10/26/2010 5:18:44 PM PDT · by redbaiter · 30 replies
    I've long admired the Springfield 1903, and I may have the cash to get one -- a new one, anyway -- next year. I understand that there is at least one company -- Gibbs Rifle -- manufacturing 1903s today. That's exactly what I want: a new one that just works. Are there any other companies making functional 1903 replicas? And what should I be on the lookout for?
  • US opposes Seoul’s bid to sell old rifles

    08/18/2010 8:02:27 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 85 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | 08-12-2010 | Jung Sung-ki
    The U.S. government opposed South Korea’s bid to sell hundreds of thousands of aging U.S. combat rifles to American gun collectors, a senior government official said Thursday. The ministry announced the plan last September as part of efforts to boost its defense budget, saying the export of the M1 Garand and carbine rifles would start by the end of 2009. The U.S. administration put the brakes on the plan, citing “problems” that could be caused by the importation of the rifles. The problems the U.S. government cited were somewhat ambiguous, said an official at the Ministry of National Defense on...
  • Gun Porn

    06/21/2010 2:46:21 PM PDT · by calex59 · 11 replies
    None | 6/21/2010 | Me
    I have a model 74s, semi-auto .22 long rifle caliber that I purchased from my mother when she was still alive. It was made in the 1960s, and is still incredible accurate for a .22. Has anyone ever mounted a scope on this rifle? It has a redfield(once a popular brand)peep sight at the time but I would love to mount a scope on it.
  • 2 people are in custody after trying to get onto MacDill Air Force Base

    06/14/2010 6:26:06 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 124 replies · 6,225+ views
    CNN - Twitter ^ | June 14, 2010 | Tori Blase
    Via twitter - BREAKING CNN: 2 people are in custody after trying to get onto MacDill Air Force Base, the home of U.S. Central Command: Air Force spokeswoman
  • Which new Rifle to buy? (vanity)

    05/27/2010 4:40:33 PM PDT · by 2aberro · 137 replies · 1,997+ views
    05.27.10 | Myself
    OK,, I have a pretty good selection of firearms, Ak47's, Bolt guns, .22's, 30-30's, shotguns, several good pistols and a gun safe. (ammo for all) But I don't have a AK74. Are there known reliable models out of the box?(the ammo is pretty cheap now)I've even heard of some of the cheaper models key-holing.I have been told that Century builds are hit/miss, and Saiga's have that funny trigger. For under $600 bucks,, (no I don't want an AR) what model AK74 is available?(PS,, I love AR's, but I have been told that as long as you have an Armorer, go...
  • Calderon And Daley Want Your Guns

    05/24/2010 4:56:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 780+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 24, 2010 | Investors Business Daily
    Gun Rights: Not happy with interfering in our internal affairs by savaging Arizona's new immigration law, the president of Mexico wants to shred our Second Amendment too. And the mayor of Chicago wants to help. There stood Mexican President Felipe Calderon before Congress, blaming America for the violence on his side of the border and, among other things, the guns that fuel the Mexican drug war that has claimed more than 23,000 Mexican lives since he took office in 2006. Rather than taking responsibility himself, he shoved the blame on America. It would all stop, he implied, if America would...