The Last Man Standing Review

The Last Man Standing Review

First Gun T-shirt Free

First Gun T-shirt Free

Light Defender Tactical Laser Can Save You By Dazzling Your Enemy

Light Defender Tactical Laser Can Save You By Dazzling Your Enemy

Calculating Target Movement and Leads

Sniper Training Targets

All the data published here re- 1 2 fleets a target moving 90 degrees to the path of your bullet, that is, moving directly right or left, which is full value. Look at the illustration at right. Should the target move oblique right or left, whether toward or away from you, use one-half the value, since in rela- Target movement will dictate full value, half value, or no compensation. dve terms he's crossing your front at half the speed. When he's heading directly toward you or away from you,...

Alkartasuna Alkar pistols

Alkartasuna Fabrica de Armas was one of the Spanish pistol manufacturers of lesser importance, but they did play a part in World War I and many specimens of their product are to be found in this country, having been brought back by returning soldiers. This firm was organized during World War I, in 1917, to manufacture under license the Ruby automatic pistol originated by Gabilondo y Urresti in 1914. Information supplied by Gabilondo y Cia. states that the Alkartasuna firm was founded by...

Winchester Model Rifle

1892 Winchester Ejector Collar Stop

The Winchester Model 1892 lever-action rifle was designed by John M. Browning. It is essentially a scaled-down and somewhat simplified version of the Winchester Model 1886 rifle, also invented by Browning. The Model 1892 was manufactured in sporting rifle, carbine, and musket styles and was chambered for the .44-40, .38-40, .32-20, and .25-20 Winchester center-fire cartridges. The takedown version was first offered in 1893. Set triggers single-set or double-set could be had on special order....

Sound suppressor kits Armorer

M10 Sako Trg

Information on how to build a Sionics sound suppressor aka silencer for the Ingram M10 and Mil appeared in PMA,Vol.2, No.l. That article featured machinist drawings so that a person with access to a lathe and other machine shop tools could turn out each suppressor part including the spiral diffusers. Information was provided on how to construct suppressor tubes out of thin aluminum sheeting since the properly dimensioned tube blanks are difficult to obtain. Commercial tubing wholesalers usually...

Improvised Firearms Philippines

Improvised weapons, most notably firearms, have gained great popularity in the rural areas of the world. The residents of such areas are generally poor, and cannot afford to buy commercially produced firearms. There is not much access to commercial firearms in these areas anyway. Presented in this book are improvised firearm designs as developed and hand-built by rural gunsmiths in the Philippines. Neighboring countries such as Bornea, Sumatra, and Malaysia have their own versions of these...

Remington Model Rifle

Bolt Assembly Bolt Action Rifles

Remington Arms Co., Inc., is among the world's foremost designers and producers of bolt-action center-fire sporting rifles. The earliest Remington rifle of this type was introduced during the late 1800s, but the first really successful one was the Model 30 which was brought on the market in 1921 and produced in several versions. In 1941, the Model 30 series rifles were superseded by the Model 720 which was short lived because of World War II. The first Remington bolt-action center-fire rifle...

Chapter Egypt United Arab Republic

Gage Bolt Action With Mag

GOVERNMENT PLANTS Facilities exist for production of rifles and submachine guns. PRINCIPAL MILITARY RIFLES Egypt was formerly equipped mainly with British .303 S.M.L.E. No. 1 rifles. Prior to the overthrow of the monarchy, Egypt purchased substantial quantities of the Model 1949 F.N. semi-automatic rifle in 7.92mm caliber. Production facilities were also set up for the production of the Swedish Model 42 Ljungman rifle in 7.92mm. Tlie Egyptian model of the Ljungman, called the Hakim ' is a very...

Buy Antique Rifling Machine

Wooden Iowa Rifling Bench

In years gone by, I was fortunate to know an obliging fellow who owned a lathe used to turn porch posts. This he allowed me to use to turn my worm blanks on. As I mulled this over in my mind, I came to realize that I needed my own lathe. For a while, all I could see was dollar signs in my head and this was not a good omen. A solution finally popped in my head one morning and has proved to be a winner. I purchased an inexpensive 140 - 170 price tag range lathe made in China. These are offered by...

303 Enfield Rifle How Safety Catch Works

Lee Enfield Mart

Lee-Enfield rifles introduced in 1888 were in use throughout the British Empire from then until 1951, when they were gradually phased out. By 1957, Great Britain had switched to the .308 or NATO caliber. In the constantly changing world of military arms, 63 years is a very long lime for one rifle to remain the number one battle rifle. As a comparison, the ubiquitous Mauser 98 was introduced in 1888, but did not come on the scene as the 98 until 1898. The secret of the Lee- nfiet lt fs staying...

Doomsday Medicine Chest Review

Doomsday Medicine Chest Review

Jumpstart Liberty Review

Jumpstart Liberty Review

Free Survival Multitool Plus Bonuses Review

Free Survival Multitool Plus Bonuses Review

Firearms And Fingerprints In The Crime

Firearms Transfer Thumbprint Card

The roles of firearms and fingerprint examiners in the crime laboratory are numerous and varied. Firearms examiners are frequently called upon to do many things that do not fall under the traditional heading of firearms identification. Examples include serial number restoration with chemical etchants, gunshot residue analysis for barium nitrate, and shooting incident reconstruction. Similarly, fingerprint examiners must be proficient in specialized methods of photography, the application of...

Lands And Grooves Ballistics

M16 Barrel Rifling Pictures

And those portions of the bore which are situated between the grooves are known as lands. Gauge or Calibre- Both types of firearms are classified by the Gauge, or Calibre, of their bores that is by the internal dimension of the barrel A different system of measuring, however, exists for large smooth-bores and rifled arms. Large smooth-bores are measured by the number of Pig. x. Cross-section of a rifled barrel showing the grooves and lands. Pig. x. Cross-section of a rifled barrel showing the...

Llama Pistol Identification

Gun Cross Section

Automatic pistols made by Gabilondo from 1914 to 1933 were based on Browning F.N. models of 1903, 1906, 1910, and 1922. In 1931 it was decided to modernize their line by undertaking the manufacture of the external hammer, recoil-operated system originally designed by Browning and used by Colt and the Fabrique Nationale. Work on a new design began in 1931 and culminated in 1932 with a Spanish patent issued on April 12th of that year. The first pistol produced was an exact copy of the Colt Mod....

The Japanese miscellany

Japanese aircraft armament was characterised by a wide variety of different types most of which used their own unique ammunition. This is partly explained by the fact that the air forces were divided between the army and navy, although a similar situation did not prevent a high degree of commonality in US aircraft guns. Certainly the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy IJA and UN respectively followed wilfully different procurement policies and seemed unconcerned about the benefits of...

Engagement Skills Trainer

Engagement Skills Trainer

Unlike Weaponeer or MACS, the Engagement Skills Trainer EST can accommodate the simultaneous firing of up to 12 soldiers. Thus, it can provide both individual rifle marksmanship training and some squad-level collective training. The EST uses a combination of analog and digital video, synchronized image projection, laser hit detection, and microcomputer technology to display a variety of target arrays and courses of fire on an 8 ft high x 30 ft wide screen.38 Like the Weaponeer, the EST is...

Natural Line of Drift

Africa Natural Line Drift

I must thank my SOG Recon Company commander, Capt. Willie Merkerson, for teaching me about natural line of drift over a beer one night in the NCO club. It was the closest thing to a classroom we had. My first step during mission planning was to take a grease pencil and guesstimate trail locations on my map, then decide which ones to avoid, which to approach only cautiously, and which to consider for ambushes. Applying what Captain Merkerson taught me, I was able to anticipate nine out of 10...

Priming Compounds and Primers Introduction

A priming compound is a highly sensitive explosive chemical which, when struck by the firing pin or hammer of a weapon, will explode with great violence, causing a flame to ignite the propellant. This explosive chemical is often mixed with other chemicals which provide oxygen to assist in the production of the flame, a fuel to increase the length and temperature of the flame and ground glass as an abrasive to assist in the initial ignition of the explosive. In the realms of forensic science,...

Remington Model Gamemaster

John Pedersen Firearms

Round tubular magazine was offered in three center-fire calibers .30 Remington, .32 Remington, and .35 Remington. It is an improved version of the Remington Model 14 rifle which was designed by John D. Pedersen and produced from 1912 to 1935. In addition to its trim, attractive lines and favorable handling qualities, the Model 141 features a solid breech with Illustrations by FRANK G. HART. Text by LUDWIG OLSON Many hunters accustomed to slide-action shotguns preferred the Remington Model 141...

Model Commission Rifle

Millimeter German Rifle

German Commission Model 1888 rifle, cal. 8 mm. Mauser. Commission Model 1888 carbine, cal. 7 mm. Mauser, produced in 1907 by C. G. Haenel, Suhl, Germany. Tn 1886 France established a prece-X dent among the military powers by being the first to adopt a smokeless-powder magazine rille. This rifle was 8 mm., the smallest calibcr in military use at that time. The innovations prompted other nations to strive for improved armament, and Germany adopted a 7.9 mm. magazine rifle and carbine in 1888....

Spec Ops Shooting Review

Spec Ops Shooting Review

The Strikelight Tactical Flashlight Review

The Strikelight Tactical Flashlight Review

Defensive Handgun Training Drills Book Review

Defensive Handgun Training Drills Book Review

High Standard pistols

The presently named High Standard Manufacturing Corporation, of Hamden, Conn., started out in 1926 as the High Standard Manufacturing Company, in New Haven, Conn., when C.G. Swebilius and three other men began the manufacture of gun barrel drills. At that time the firm had three employees. In 1932 the firm acquired the Hartford Arms and Equipment Co., of Hartford, Conn. This firm had developed and produced a single-shot pistol, a repeating pistol, and an automatic pistol. Although this firm was...

Rifle sight adjustments

Mossberg 535 Rear Sight

Elevation may be adjusted by loosening the side screw on the rear sight leaf base. This will allow the sight leaf base to be raised or lowered by sliding the base up or down the rear sight ramp. Tighten screw after adjustment. Windage may be adjusted by loosening the top screw and sliding the sight leaf left or right in the sight leaf base. Tighten screw after adjustment. Remember Move the rear sight in the same direction you would like the shot to move. For example, if the point of impact is...

Headstamp Markings on Ammunition Introduction

Union Metallic Headstamp

A cartridge headstamp is a mark, or series of marks impressed, or sometimes embossed, on the head of the cartridge case during its manufacture. The mark can consist of numbers, letters, trademarks, figures or any combination of these. Systems of headstamp markings are used worldwide. They can be in any language, numbering system or can relate to any calendar. From these impressions, one can, depending on the type of ammunition and its origin, determine the manufacturer, calibre, type, date of...

Parts Of Rifle Cal 5.56mm M16a1

Rifle barrel assembly is air-cooled, contains flash suppressor and front sight assembly, and holds the two hand guards and the sling swivel. Upper receiver cont ns rear sight, ejection port, ejection port cover, and a housing for the bolt carrier and bolt assembly. A forward assist assembly is used on the M16A1 weapon. LOWER RECEIVER AND EXTENSION ASSEMBLY. Lower receiver contains the trigger assembly, sear, hammer assembly, selector lever, rifle grip, bolt...

Characteristics Of Fire

Grazing Fire Plunging Fire

The gunner's knowledge of his machine gun is not complete until he learns something of the action and effect of the projectiles when fired. This section discusses various characteristics of machine gun fire, including trajectory, cone of fire, and the beaten zone. a. Trajectory. The trajectory is the curved path of the projectile in its flight from the muzzle of the weapon to its impact. The major factors that influence the trajectory are the velocity of the round, gravity, rotation of the...

Assembly Disassembly Of The System

Trigger Guard Assembly

This System 1 has three 3 basic parts groups This System 1 has three 3 basic parts groups 1. The Barrel Assembly - This assembly includes the barrel, breech plug with nipple, ramrod, thimbles and sights. It is held to the receiver by a takedown bolt which anchors the barrel lug to the receiver lug. 3. The Receiver Striker Trigger Assembly - This assembly is held in the stock by two screws one located at the rear of the trigger guard and the other is the front trigger guard screw on those models...

Nontoxic and frangible bullets

Lead contamination of firing ranges, both indoor and outdoor, has been a continuing and serious problem. The US National Bureau of Standards claims that 80 of airborne lead on firing ranges comes from the projectile, whilst the remaining 20 comes from the combustion of the lead styphnate primer mixture. In the early 1980s, a concerted move was made towards eliminating this health hazard, especially at training facilities and indoor ranges. The first step in this process was to eliminate the...

Why 3D-Printed Guns Are Dangerous To Users

3D-printed guns have already become a disturbing reality, which allows criminals to make untraceable weapons at home, and eventually pose a threat to society. However, another threat may come from the home of the person trying to make a firearm with such a printer, and try to use them. It s been reported that it only takes a few shots before the 3D-printed firearm can explode in your hand even firing a single bullet can pose a danger to the person handling it. Defects may be to blame for such a...

Bev Fitchetts Gun Magazine Firearms Assembly

Winchester Micro Motion Trigger

During the 1919 National Matches at Caldwell, N. J., Winchester Repeating Arms Co. introduced prototypes of a new cal. .22 bolt-action smallbore target rifle which bore the factory code number G52R. Winchester employee Thomas C. Johnson had been issued patents on both the rifle and the curved 5-shot box-magazine to which it was adapted. Designated Model 52, first commercial Droduction was in 1920. In 1924 an improved model was introduced which incorporated a better stock design, but with no...

My Experience with Shipping Container Home Made Easy

My Experience with Shipping Container Home Made Easy

Relining Rifle Barrel

Rifle Barrel Relining Tool

A shows steps in boring oat old barrel, the relining tube and the assembly of same. B is gas burners and barrel rest necessary for soldering liner in barrel. C is the two types of tinning tools for coating inside of old barrel and D is spring clamp After the liner is cut off flush with each end of the barrel and fitted to the action, the extractor cut is made, the liner is then chambered for the cartridge and the muzzle end is finished with a countersink...

Preparation Of Fighting Positions

Constructing Hasty Fighting Positions

The enemy must not learn the true location of the Dragon. Clearing away loose debris behind the launcher, wetting down the backblast area, and covering the ground with shelter halves reduces the Dragon's launch signature backblast . To prevent detection, soldiers move only in and around the position. As long it can see the target clearly, the unit can use indirect fires HE, smoke, and WP and small-arms weapons to distract the enemy. Other deception measures include preparing partly visible...

The plastic cartridge case

Cased Telescoped Cartridges

Cartridge case design has so far changed much less than projectiles. Despite the practical advantages of the cartridge case it has always been regarded as something of a nuisance by weapon designers. It adds greatly to the weight of ammunition and complicates weapon design because of the need for mechanisms to extract and eject the fired case from the gun. Other types of cartridge case have occasionally been tried, many of them making use of modern plastics. Attempts to produce entirely plastic...

To Uncock Decock The Revolver

Revolver Eject Cartridges

If your revolver is cocked, and you wish to let the hammer down to its forward position against the frame , proceed as follows USE EXTREME CARE WHEN ATTEMPTING TO DECOCK THE REVOLVER, AS THE THUMB SLIPPING DURING THIS PROCESS CAN RESULT IN AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE IF THE TRIGGER IS HELD TO THE REAR. 1. Make certain that the revolver is pointing in a safe direction See Rule 2, Page 39 . 2. Make certain both hands are dry and not impeded in any way - gloves, bandages, cold, etc. 3. Grasp the...

Assembly Disassembly Of Your TC Scout Muzzleloader

Thompson Center Scout Muzzleloader

Both the T C Scout Carbine and Pistol have five 5 basic parts groups 1. The Frame - identical on both the Carbine and Pistol except for the location of the rear sight. 2. The Barrel Assembly - except for the length of the barrels, the barrel assembly on both the T C Scout Carbine and Pistol are both held rigidly to the frame and trigger group assembly by a 3 16 hex screw. 3. The Forend - the carbine forend is held to the barrel by a barrel band the pistol forend is held to the barrel by a...

Buckhunter Pro Inline Rifle

Hawken Rifle

A powerful rifle of modern design for big game. This rifle features a double lock safety system fully adjustable rear sight, bead front sight and drilled and taped for scope mounts and fully adjustable single trigger. A special tool is included with each rifle for easy disassembly and cleaning. Stock available in Beech wood or composite. Potente ri e de dise o moderno, ideal para caza mayor. Incorporan doble seguro, alza gra-duahle con preinstalaci n para mira telesc pica. Se desmonta f...

Supermatic Trophy Pistol

Standard Magazine Spring Replacement

IN late summer of 1958 High Standard Manufacturing Corp. of Hamden, Conn., introduced 4 ten-shot detachable-clip cal. .22 semi-automatic pistols featuring detachable barrels and an improved lockwork to provide crisp and uniform sear disengagement. These guns were designated Supermatic Trophy, Supermatic Citation, Olympic Citation, and Supermatic Tournament. The first 3 guns are regularly available with 10, 8, and 6barrels. The fully-adjustable rear sight is mounted on the slide of the 63A...

Marksmanship Fundamentals

Picture Military M16 Front Sight

The soldier must understand the four key fundamentals before he approaches the firing line. He must be able to establish a steady position that allows observation of the target. He must aim the rifle at the target by aligning the sight system, and he must fire the rifle without disturbing this alignment by improper breathing or during trigger squeeze. The skills needed to accomplish these are known as rifle marksmanship fundamentals. These simple procedures aid the firer in achieving target...

Figure A Riddle sighting device

Riddle Sighting Device

The M16 sighting device Figure A-3, page A-4 is made of metal with a tinted square of glass placed at an angle. a When the device is attached to the rear of the M16A1 carrying handle, an observer can look through the sight to see what the firer sees. The M16 sighting device can be mounted on the M16A2 rifle. The charging handle must be pulled to the rear first. Then, the M16 sighting device is mounted on the rear of the carrying handle, and the charging handle is...

M2 Oil Buffer Old Style Disassembly

Thread Gage Depth Notch

Ensure cocking lever is in the rearward position. 2. Check firing pin protrusion through face of fully assembled bolt assembly 1 by using firing pin protrusion gage 2 . Release sear and allow firing pin 3 to extend through bolt face hole. Check that firing pin protrusion is within 0.080 inch 0.203 cm maximum and 0.073 in. 0.185 cm minimum from bolt assembly face. 1. Remove bolt assembly components from bolt 1 TM 9-1005-213-10 . 2. Check firing pin hole 2 in bolt using plug gage 3 . Hole...

Conduct Of Dryfire Training

A skilled instructor trainer should supervise soldiers on dry-fire training. Once an explanation and demonstration are provided, soldiers should be allowed to work at their own pace, receiving assistance as needed. The peer coach-and-pupil technique can be effectively used during dry-fire training with the coach observing performance and offering suggestions. Several training aids are available to correctly conduct initial dry-fire training of the four fundamentals Appendix C . A supported...

M4 Lower Receiver Assembly

M4a1 Disassembly

Upper Receiver and Barrel Assembly M16A2 9349050, and M4 and M4A1 12972680. TM9-1005-319-23LP 3 4 5 DESCRIPTION AND USABLE ON CODE UOC GROUP 03 UPPER RECEIVER AND BARREL ASSEMBLY M16A2 9349050, M4 AND M4A1 12972680 FIG. C-6. UPPER RECEIVER AND BARREL ASSEMBLY RECEIVER ASSEMBLY RECEIVER ASSY M4 AND HANDGUARD ASSEMBLY GUARD,HAND,GUN M4 AND TUBE,BENT,METALLIC TUBE,BENT,METALLIC M4 AND M4A1 BARREL ASSEMBLY BARREL AND FRONT SI SIGHT ASSEMBLY, REPLACEMENT M4 AND SHIM PIN,SPRING ,GAS...

Postwar developments in Western nations

After the Second World War there was a lull in the previously rapid development of new weapons while the Allies absorbed the progress made by German weapon designers, debated the role of aircraft guns in the light of the prospect of guided missiles and in the case of all except the USA struggled to recover from the disastrous financial consequences of six years of war. The post-war period can therefore be divided into phases. Until the mid-1950s, weapons based on the wartime guns remained in...

Weapons of other nations

Lancaster Quad Gun Turret

The Italian Air Force was unusual in changing very early from RCMGs to HMGs, but rather threw away the lead this might have given them at the start of the war by typically fitting very few of W il A PONS FOll AIR F I ti II TIIV lt i them. As already stated, the Italians adopted the 12.7 x 81SR Vickers cartridge and produced two of their own weapons in this calibre, the Breda-SAFAT and the Scotti, the former being far more important and numerous. They also produced prototypes of two 20mm guns,...

Ricochet Analysis Introduction

Projectile Ricochet

When a bullet strikes any surface, there is a critical angle at which the bullet will bounce off or ricochet from the surface rather than penetrate. After ricocheting from the surface, the missile will lose a considerable amount of its velocity anything up to 35 in test firings and, invariably, lose its stability. This is contrary to the popular belief that a ricocheting bullet will carry further than one fired at the elevation for maximum range. The actual degree at which a bullet will...

Intermediate Range Wounds

Tattooing Entrance Wound

An intermediate-range gunshot wound is one in which the muzzle of the weapon is held away from the body at the time of discharge yet is sufficiently close so that powder grains expelled from the muzzle along with the bullet produce powder tattooing of the skin Figure 4.7 . These markings are the sine qua non of intermediate-range gunshot wounds. Just as there is a gradual transition from loose-contact to near-contact wounds, there is also a gradual transition from near-contact to intermediate...

Recovery methods for fired bullets

If a weapon has been recovered, it will be necessary to compare fired ammunition from this weapon with fired ammunition recovered from the scene. Obtaining a series of test cartridge cases from a self-loading pistol presents little difficulty as they merely have to be picked up. Obtaining fired bullets in a near pristine condition is, however, a little more difficult. In the past, cotton waste or wadding has been used, but this material can be quite abrasive to soft-lead bullets especially...

U S Model Rifle Enfield

Enfield Reassembly Bolt

Rifle, Cal. .30, Model of 1917, is of basic Mauser turn-bolt type with dual front locking lugs, one-piece bolt, and staggered column box magazine. Developed during World War I, it was a modification of the British Pattern 1914 Service Rifle. In 1913 British Ordnance developed an experimental Mauser-type bolt-action rifle chambered for a cal. .276 rimless cartridge loaded with a 165-gr. pointed bullet at 2800 feet per second f.p.s. . The intent of these experiments was to develop a...

Gunshot Wounds of the Brain

Gunshot Injuries Mechanism

Gunshot wounds of the brain constitute approximately one-third of all fatal gunshot wounds. Wounds of the brain from centerfire rifles and shotguns are extremely devastating. Such injuries are described in Chapters 7 and 8. This section will deal with gunshot wounds of the brain caused by low-velocity weapons handguns and .22 rimfire rifles. When a bullet strikes the head, it punchesout acircular to oval woundof entrance in the skull, driving fragmentsof boneintothebrain. Thebone chips...

Penetration potential

The penetration of various materials can be of great assistance in the investigation of shooting incidents. It is also of considerable general interest if for no other reason than to show how often the movie makers and novel writers make appalling blunders. In the past, one of the standard tests performed to assess bullet and cartridge performance was the penetration of pine boards of various thicknesses. This, as with any other type of penetration test, is plagued with inaccuracies. Many...

Measurement of bore and groove diameters

In a barrel having an even number of lands and grooves the bore diameter is the distance between the tops of opposite lands. In a barrel having an odd number of lands and grooves the bore diameter is the diameter of a circle which would touch the tops of all of the lands. The groove diameter for a barrel having an even number of grooves is the distance from the bottom of a groove to the bottom of the opposite groove. The groove diameter for a barrel having an odd number of grooves may be...

Home Made Rifling Machine

Spiral Grooved Barrel

The cutter is raised to rifling position by placing very thin shims beneath it in the slot. These shims should be only .0002 to .0005 in thickness, preferably the thinner one. After the cutter makes a cut in each groove, another shim is placed beneath the cutter, another cut made in each groove and this process continued until all grooves are cut to the proper depth. A small hole is drilled through the rifling head in the bottom of the cutter slot so that a small pin-punch can be inserted...

Staged Crime Scene Is Uncovered By Investigators

Staged Crime Scene Photos

In this case the careful inspection of the victim and the crime scene by the firearms examiner and the latent print examiner revealed that the crime scene had been staged. Such observations are the product of training, experience, and individual skills of perception. Training and experience can be had by anyone perceptive skills are another matter. Analogous to athletic ability, either you have it or you do not. Basic innate abilities can be honed and developed, but that can only go so far....

Training Devices And Exercises

Several marksmanship training devices are available to aid in sustainment training when used with the appropriate training strategies. They are beneficial when ammunition is limited for training or practice exercises. Some training devices are complex, costly, and in limited supply, while others are relatively simple, cheap, and in large supply. Devices and aids can be used alone or in combinations. Individuals or squads can sustain or practice basic marksmanship skills and fundamentals with...

Browning Superposed Shotgun

Main Spring Hammer Percussion Lock

The Superposed was the last product of the world-famous small-arms designer John M. Browning, and its manufacture was just beginning at the time of Browning's death in 1926. It has proved to be one of the most successful guns of its kind. Unique, original design features of the Superposed are the single under-bolt, the fore-end which remains attached to the barrels when the gun is taken down, and the trigger. The gun was originally made with the conventional 2 triggers. These were replaced by a...

Entrance Versus Exit Wounds Entrance Wounds

Bullet Entry And Exit Wounds

Most entrance wounds, no matter the range, are surrounded by a reddish, reddish-brown zone of abraded skin the abrasion ring Figure 4.16 . This is a rim of flattened, abraded epidermis, surrounding the entrance hole. Fresh entrance wounds have an abrasion ring with a moist, fleshy appearance. As the abrasion ring dries out, however, it assumes the more familiar appearance. Figure 4.16 A The bullet indents the skin, punching a hole through it and abrading the margins of the entrance wound in the...

How To Replace The Fireing Pin On Wichester

Extractor Lever Pin Franchi

Stevens amp Co., later J. Stevens Arms amp Tool Co., made single-shot, break-open shotguns with exposed hammers. In 1920 the firm was purchased by the Savage Arms Co., who continued the use of the Stevens name on many of their products. Savage-Stevens used other brand names as well, including Springfield. Around 1929 the first shotgun to be called the Model 94 was merchandised as a Springfield. It had many desirable features such as two way top snap, rebounding exposed...

Sharps Action Sear Lever Trigger

Diamond Dust Lapping Compound

The lock-time of the Sharps Borchardt action is fairly fast as it was made originally, due to the short firing-pin travel but it may be speeded-up still more, as is done with bolt-actions, by lightening the firing-pin, from the rear, to remove weight but, due to the sear notch in the pin, this hole cannot be made very large, although drilling the hole off-center enables you to make a larger hole than if the pin is centrally drilled. Some weight may also be removed from the heavy head of this...

Markings on the cartridge

Cartridges, especially those fired in automatic or repeating firearms, often show repetitive marks which are useful in the identification of the type and sometimes the make of weapon used and of the individual arm when test cartridges fired in it are compared with an evidence cartridge. Impressions that are made by file marks, tool marks, or other inequalities on the surface of the breechblock when a shell sets back against it under high pressure are likely to be more reproducible than marks...

Pd Fuze Functioning Superquick

Ammo 105mm

UNO serial number ---------------- 0257 UNO proper shipping name-----Fuzes, detonating Timed Action ------------------------ Detonator Detonator M50, Relay M7 and Detonator M49. Premature functioning downrange may occur if fuze is fired in rainfall. To avoid accidental functioning of PD element, do not drop, roll, or strike fuzes under any circumstances, packaged, unpackaged, or assembled to projectiles and do not strike fuzed round against breech of weapon. SC 1340 98-IL TM 9-2350-311-10 TM...

Mondial Gaspar Arizaga Eibar 6.35

Beretta A300 Disassembly

Mondial Gaspar Arizaga Eibar, Spain No. 3204 No. 182 6.35 mm. Mondial Gaspar Arizaga Eibar, Spain No. 3204 111 j i, 11111111111 m n 111' u 111i i rrjjii in 1 gt 111 g lt t i i.n m i i 'J' i11 i111 i' I' i y gt i' h i ' i' i' ry' n i IIIH Ml lit ruf 111 r 11 m Im uuImTin rtfuMltnrlmTlittilriTiTn ' Im hm i mlf ir i 'f'Tlii liiTTiin'hitlliiiiiimliiiilMiTlfii No. 183 6.35 mm. Monobloc J. Jacquemart Herstal, Belgium No. 4141 No. 183 6.35 mm. Monobloc J. Jacquemart Herstal, Belgium...

Uttplate Screws Are Hot Shown

Disassemble The Sig556 Stock Pin

The Savage Model 29A hammerless slide-action cal. .22 rimfire rifle was introduced in 1933. Receiver of this takedown rifle was grooved subsequently for use with tip-off scope mounts and the designation was then changed to Model 29B. The catalog designation 29G was at one time used to indicate the grooved receiver version which was actually stamped 29B. The tubular magazines' of the Models 29A and 29B rifles will hold 14 long rifle, 16 long, or 20 short cal. .22 rimfire cartridges. Bead front...

Identification Number

Weaponeer -Remedial Rifle Marksmanship Trainer Supply Item see TM Local TASC Expendable Item M16 Sighting Device A1 or A2 Left DVC-T 7-84 and Right Rifle Rest for target-box exercise TAD-0034 locally TAD-12 locally TAD-12 locally TAD-26 locally TAD-0026A Rotating Panel Chalkboard Holder for

Chicopee Action Specifications

Chicopee Rifle Plans

Rear, side and top views of rotary lock release lever. Also see Figs. 4-1, 4-2 and 4-4. Side and end views of rotary lock. Also see Figs. 4-1, 4-2 and 4-4. Side and end views of the rotary lock spring, plus a view showing the starting step in forming the spring. Also see Figs. 4-1 and 4-2. This is a mid-section drawing of the slock used on our CH1COPKE R.F. rifle. The dotted lines show the areas to be routed or sawed out when making laminated stocks as explained in the text. Instructions and...

Postwar developments in the Soviet Union

The post-war Soviet designers agreed with the British and French that the priority was the ability to shoot down nuclear-armed heavy bombers and thus chose to develop large-calibre cannon. The NS-23 Nudelman-Suranov , which first appeared in 1944, was a logical replacement for the 20mm ShVAK and the B-20 it was effectively an NS-37 scaled-down to use a new 23 x 115 cartridge. This short-recoil gun was very light at 37kg, but could fire at only 550 rpm. It saw initial use in propeller-driven...

M12 Small Arms Storage Rack M4

Position Trigger Install M16

Place selector lever in AUTO position. Charge weapon and pull trigger. Hammer should fall. 11. Hold trigger to the rear, charge weapon and release trigger. Pull trigger. Hammer should not fall. AUTO sear should have released hammer while holding trigger in the squeezed position before releasing and resqueezing the trigger. 12. With hammer in forward position, attempt to place the selector lever in the SAFE position. If selector lever can be placed on SAFE, evacuate the weapon to support...

Browning Swedish Model Pistol

Husqvarna Vapenfabrik Parts

The Swedish Model 1907 semiautomatic pistol was designed by John M. Browning, the U. S. arms inventor. Chambered for the 9 mm. Browning Long cartridge, this well-made blowback-operated pistol was produced by Fabriquc Nationalc FN in Belgium and Husqvarna Vapenfabriks Aktiebolag Husqvarna Arms Factory, Inc. in Sweden. Of concealed-hammer type, the pistol is simple and compact, and has a good grip and balance. It has a detachable 7-round magazine, a manual safety, a grip safety, and a slide stop...

Piston Seal Replacement

Slavia 631 Repair

Using a screwdriver remove the piston seal by levering it out Fig. 12 . If the seal remains in the air rifle body tube, push it downwards, and to the hole in the center, screw - in a long enough rod provided with the M5 thread. Then by gradually pulling take the rod with the seal out. Press the new seal with the hand on to the piston front. To facilitate this operation the seal can be lubricated with a preserving grease or heated in oil to 50 C hot. In no case is the seal to be allowed to be...

Maraging Steel Rifle Barrels

Maraging Steel Rifle Barrel

Throughout the entire Eglin test program. Previously, the original cover cracked and required weld repair in as little as 250 rounds. Firing Pins. The original firing pins were subject to bending during the contractor test program. The contractor made new parts from a high stiffness material. Gas Pistons. Gas pistons, originally made from a nitridcd steel, crackcd in as few as 250 rounds. After being manufactured to the same geometry but from maraging steel, the pistons have performed...

Ithaca Shotgun Disassembly

Homemade Shotguns Disassembly

A number of these improvements met with little favor despite their virtues, and a few led to litigation ancl considerable controversy. Perhaps the most widely acccptcd of Manton's designs was the elevated rib for sighting double-barrel arms, and second was his patent brccch complete with drain hole, which made it possible for double-barrel guns to be constructed in a more streamlined form. Less popular were his V-shapcd priming pan and his gravitational safety...

Zehna Pistol Take Down

The Zehna pistol, of 6.35 mm. caliber, was designed by Emil Zehner in about 1919-1920 and prototype forms were made in 1920 and perhaps in early 1921. When commercially produced, in mid-1921, the pistol differed somewhat from the prototypes. It was manufactured by the Zehner Metallwarenfabrik at Suhl, Germany. While it appears to have been moderately successful its production seems to have ceased somewhere around 1928. It appears in the 1927 Genschow Catalog but is not in the 1928 edition. The...

Body A Mehtods Of Range Estimation

When available, maps are the most accurate aid in determining range. This is easily done by using the paper-strip method for measuring horizontal distance. 2. The 100 Meter Unit of Measure Method. a. Techniques. To use this method, the sniper must be able to visualize a distance of 100 meters on the ground. For ranges up to 500 meters, he determines the number of 100 meter increments between the two points. Beyond 500 meters, he selects a point midway to the targets, determine...

Parker Double Barrel Shotgun

Www Remington Modle 81woods Master

In 1832 Charles Parker of Meriden, Conn., organized the Parker Co. to make coffee mills and subsequently bench vises. In 1860 the firm was reorganized to become Parker, Snow, Brooks amp Co. On Sept. 28. 1863. the firm signed a contract with the government to make 15.000 Model 1861 rifled muskets at 19 each. This contract was fulfilled. Upon termination of the Civil War. Charles Parker became president of the Meriden Mfg. Co which position he held until 1868 when the firm of Parker Brothers was...

Effects Of Mopp Equipment On Firing

Sight Alignment M16

Firing weapons is only part of overall NBC training. Soldiers must first be familiar with NBC equipment, its use, and proper wear before they progress to learning the techniques of MOPP firing. Trainers must consider the impact of MOPP equipment hood mask, gloves, overgarments on the soldier's ability to properly apply the fundamentals of marksmanship and combat firing skills. Immediate Action. Under normal conditions a soldier should be able to clear a stoppage in three to five seconds. Under...

Figure Grouping procedures

Eotech Zeroing Target

Shot grouping is a form of practice firing with two primary objectives firing tight shot groups and consistently placing those groups in the same location. Shot grouping should be conducted between dry-fire training and zeroing. The initial live-fire training should be a grouping exercise with the purpose of practicing and refining marksmanship fundamentals. Since this is not a zeroing exercise, few sight changes are made. Grouping exercises can be conducted anywhere...

Soviet Hunting Rifles

Soviet Hunting Rifle

Soviet Caliber .22 5.6mm Match Ripe Model MTs-12. Soviet Caliber .22 TOZ-8 Single Shot Training Rifle. Top, left side view. Soviet Caliber .22 TOZ.-16 Holt Action Hunting Rifle. Soviet Caliber 22 TOZ-18 Holt Action Hunting Rifle with Scope. It is Box Magazine Fed. Soviet Caliber .22 TOZ-21 Semiautomatic Box Magazine Fed Hunting Rifle with Scope. Soviet Drilling Model MTS-30 03 this arm has two 20-gauge barrels and a 7.62mm rifle barrel. Soviet Medved 9x54R semi-automatic hunting rifle scope and...

Cartridge nomenclature

A basic understanding of this subject is essential as it is an area where the inexperienced can really show lack of knowledge. Knowing the difference between a 9 x 18 and 9 x 19 mm cartridge, for example, may seem a little insignificant, but it is an area where the unwary can easily be tripped up and made to look very foolish. Having said that, it is a vastly complicated subject, and there are very few set rules. The first identifier is whether the cartridge in question is referred to in metric...

M203 Grenade Launcher

M203 Grenade Launcher Disassembly

If you have difficulty removing the hand guard assembly, use the buddy system. See step 4. ARMY TM 9-1010-221-23 amp P AIR FORCE TO 11W3-9-4-2 MARINE CORPS TM 07700A-23 amp P 2 NAVY SW 370-AE-MMI-010 4. Stand the weapon on the buttstock 7 Grip the stock with one hand and the lower end of hand guard assembly 6 with the other hand. Have your buddy press down with both hands on the slip ring 5 . Pull hand guard assembly 6 free. ARMY TM 9-1010-221-23 amp P AIR FORCE TO 11W3-9-4-2 MARINE CORPS TM...

Bullet Wounds of the Skull

Bevelling Skull Gunshot Wound

Tangential wounds of the skull have classically been called gutter wounds.19 In first-degree gutter wounds only the outer table of the skull is grooved by the bullet, with resultant carrying away of small bone fragments. In second-degree wounds pressure waves generated by the bullet fracture the inner table. In third-degree wounds the bullet perforates the skull in the center of the tangential wound Figure 4.40 . The outer table is fragmented, and there are depressed fragments of the internal...

Suicides Due to Handguns

Suicide Gunshot Imprint

The location of the self-inflicted wound varies depending on the type of the weapon, the sex of the victim, and whether the victim is right- or left-handed. In individuals who shoot themselves with handguns, the most common sites for the entrance wound are the head 81 , the chest 17 , and the abdomen 2 , in that order Table 14.1 . There is some difference by sex Table 14.1 in that a smaller percentage of women 72 shoot themselves in the head than do men 83.5 . Table 14.1 Sites of Suicidal...

Rifle Lee Enfield Mark

Lee Enfield Firing Pin Removal Tool

The cal. .303 British Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Rifle, Mark III was approved for the British Service on Jan. 26, 1907. It was an evolutionary development of the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Rifle, Mark I, which was adopted on Dec. 23, 1902. The Mark III version is dimensionally similar to the earlier Mark I but is heavier. It weighs 8 lbs. IOV2 ozs. as against 8 lbs. 2Vi ozs. for the Mark I. The weights given do not include the bayonet. The Mark III is fitted with a magazine cutoff so that...

Operation Of The Hammer

Like most lever action rifles with exposed hammers, the Lightning BLR and Lightweight '81 BLR do not have a separate manual safety. However, the Lightning BLR and Lightweight '81 BLR have the folding hammer feature Figure 2 which provides an added measure of safety when the hammer is at half-cock. The exposed hammer itself can be an excellent indicator of the safety status of the rifle. The Lightning BLR and Lightweight '81 BLR folding hammer has four basic positions the full-cock, the...

Savage Model Combination

Shotgun Locking Barrel Pin

The Stevens .22-.410 over-under combination rifle and shotgun was first offered in 1939 by the J. Stevens Arms Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Savage Arms Corp. This gun was chambered for the .22 long rifle cartridge and the 3 length of the .410 shotshell. Guns produced initially had walnut stocks and fore-ends, but stock assemblies of Tenite plastic were later made standard. During World War II the U. S. Air Force purchased 10,000 of these combination guns with Tenite stocks for issue to...

Mauser Rifle Argentine Model

Mauser 1891 Magazine Follower

The Argentine Model 1891 Mauser military rifle was adopted in that year, and the initial production contract calling for 180,000 rifles and 30,000 carbines was granted to Ludwig Loewe amp Co. of Berlin. Additional arms of this pattern were made later for Argentina by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken DWM in Berlin. DWM had taken control of Loewe in 1896. 7.65 mm. Mauser cartridge loaded originally with 212-gr. round-nose bullet to a muzzle velocity of approximately 2060 feet per second....

Methods of measuring barrel pressure

Homemade Guns And Homemade Ammo

Assuming that the weapon is in good condition and that the correct type of ammunition is being used, it is the pressure produced in the barrel which ultimately decides whether the bullet will either reach the muzzle, exit from the barrel at an acceptable velocity or destroy the weapon completely. Often weapons are received with reloaded or home- made ammunition and for safety sake, it is often necessary to determine whether the ammunition is in fact safe to fire. At other times, it is necessary...

Knife Pistols And Cane Guns

American Novelty Defender Knife Pistol

KNIFE PISTOLS and cane guns belong to our fathers' and grandfathers' days. Some, made before the little .22 rim-fire cartridge was invented, used percussion cap ignition, but it was only following the widespread production of the .22 short that these disguised weapons of surprise enjoyed a mild popularity. It seems fitting to bracket the knife pistols and cane guns in one chapter, apart from other disguised and hidden guns, and from other combination weapons. The grandfather who walked abroad...

Figure E Slow fire silhouette target

M16 Paper Qual Target

Nine rounds from a supported fighting position and nine rounds from a prone unsupported position. Placement of all 18 bullets also indicates that the firer's rifle zero may be too far to the right. With a better firing performance, sight adjustments can be made while using this target. The analysis procedures used on the zeroing target may be applied to shot groups on these silhouette targets. The shot-group center on each target indicates aiming techniques. The comparison between the targets...

M at subcaliber tracer trainer

Firing Mechanism Bolt Action

The M287 subcaliber tracer trainer Figure B-10 uses the 9-mm M939 training practice-tracer TP-T cartridge. When loaded, this trainer simulates the M136 AT4 in weight, balance, and operation. The velocity and trajectory of its ammunition match that of the M136 AT4's HEAT cartridge, but the M287 produces less noise, backblast, and overpressure. The M287 subcaliber tracer trainer is used in place of the M136 AT4 in training. Figure B-10. M287 subcaliber tracer trainer. B-24. The M287 tracer...

Postwar MM antiaircraft cannon

Oerlikon Gdf D03 Escorter

The search for high-velocity 20mm cannon with a high rate of fire led both Hispano-Suiza and their rivals Oerlikon to develop new cartridges and guns, as described in detail in Chapter 2. The new cartridges, 20 X 139 and 20 X 128 respectively, offer muzzle velocities of around 1,000 m s, while the guns fire at 1,000 rpm, both very significant improvements on the equivalent Second World War equipment. GIAT, Rheinmetall and Mauser have built rival weapons around these cartridges. The army...

Bullets without Rifling Marks

Rifling Marks

Occasionally a bullet recovered at autopsy will show no rifling on its surface. Lack of rifling indicates that the weapon is a zip-gun, a smooth-bore handgun, or rifle, or a revolver whose barrel has been removed. Zip guns have been previously discussed. Weapons intentionally manufactured with smooth-bores are almost all .22-caliber rifles made for the exclusive use of .22 shot cartridges. Rarely, weapons that are supposed to have rifled barrels, inadvertently, get out of a factory with smooth...

Bullet Hole In Clothing

Powder Tattooing Gun Shot Wound

Figure 12.4 Intermediate-range gunshot wound of chest from .22 Magnum revolver. Note the absence of powder on the outside of the clothing with powder tattooing of the underlying skin. by another, different conclusions may be reached as to the range from which the individual was shot. In view of these facts, one can see why examination of the clothing is part of the autopsy. This examination should be conducted not only with the naked eye but with the dissecting microscope. The presence of one...

What is the maximum altitude that a bullet will attain

308 Bullet Flight Characteristic

As with many other subjects that one comes across in forensic firearms examinations, this has little real relevance in everyday case examinations. There was an occasion, however, when a commercial airliner which had been flying in the air space above Northern Ireland was found, on landing, to have a 7.62 mm calibre hole in one side of the tailfin. Unfortunately, the airline concerned was unwilling to have the tailfin dismantled and taken apart due to the costs involved, and it was not possible...

How To Remove The Plug In A Remington Model 11-48

Trigger Plate Assembly

1 Before disassembling the Model 11-48, engage safety 52 on safe by pushing to right, and unload magazine and barrel. Red band marking will not show when safety is on. Unscrew magazine cap 45 from end of magazine tube A . Pull fore-end assembly 29 forward and remove from gun. O Pull barrel assembly 8 forward and separate from magazine tube and receiver 50 . Friction piece 32 will remain in barrel guide ring B . 4 Barrel assembly and breechbolt may or may not be removed from gun to take out...

Scope Mounts For The Fm Vault Lock Rifle

Shortest Lever Action Rifle

The FM VAULT LOCK rifle is not well adapted for use with open sights. However, if you wish to use the rifle with open sights we suggest the use of the Williams Guide rear sight and a front sight mounted on a Williams ramp base. To use open sights the stock will require a lower comb line than we have shown in the drawings. Any target scope can be mounted on the FM VAULT LOCK rifle using appropriate target scope bases to match the contour of the barrel. The target mount bases made for the Model...

By Nra Technical Staff

Development of their first double-action semi-automatic pistol. It was not until 1970 that the first production models were shipped to the United States. These original pistols in calibers .32, .380, and .22 long rifle were all equipped with plastic grips affixed with a single screw on each side and an integral thumb shelf on the left side. Early guns also had fixed rear sights and positive firing pins. The positive firing pin meant that if the pistol, with chamber loaded, were to be carried...

Internal External and Terminal Ballistics

There are basically three types of ballistics, internal, external and terminal. Internal ballistics is the study of what happens within the barrel of a weapon from the moment the firing pin hits the primer to the time the bullets exits from the barrel. It is mainly concerned with propellant pressures, acceleration of the missile whilst it is in the bore, muzzle velocity and recoil. Esoteric considerations such as primer ignition time, primer pressure time curves and temperature also come within...

Boobs Tubes and Dollars Wallow in Politics

Dover Devil Machine Gun

In the early 1970s, an apparently feckless-seeming group of planners in the Pentagon started marching out of cadence with the normal lockstep of ordnance procurement. The accepted method was still the old boy network of cronyism, featuring active duty officers, recently retired officers just hired by ordnance sellers, plus the other dol-hred trappings of what Col. Isaac Lewis once termed The Ordnance Ring. The planners1 new idea was to consolidate, coordinate, and cut cost. In 1977, this new...

He Says Hes Number

Ppks 380 Accuracy

He advertises himself as the foremost manufacturer of suppressed firearms today . . . the standard of quality and performance the others try to match. He could be telling the truth. Whether Jonathan Arthur Ciener really is number one isn't the point. The only people who count in judging that are the military and intelligence technocrats who evaluate his designs with standard issue adoption in mind, and they're not talking. So, only history will really determine if Jonathan Arthur Ciener was the...

Disassembly Procedure

Shotgun Chokes Explained

The Winchester Model 25 hammer-less slide-action solid-frame shotgun was introduced in 1950. It was made in 12-ga. only, for the 23 4 shell, and was essentially a moderately priced version of the Winchester Model 12 takedown shotgun. The Model 25 was offered in either 26 or 28 barrel lengths with an option of full or modified choke in the 28 length, or improved cylinder boring in the 26 length. Magazine capacity is 4 shells and a wood plug was furnished to reduce the capacity to 2 shells....

Remington Nylon Rifle

Remington Nylon Apache Black Chrome

HART Text By LUDWIG OLSON Introduction of the Remington Nylon 66 cal. .22 semi-automatic rifle in 1959 heralded a new concept in firearms. Featuring a one-piece stock, receiver, and fore-end produced from structural nylon, this unusual blowback-operated rifle was designed by a team of Remington engineers headed by Wayne E. Leek. The designation Nylon 66 was taken from the name of the high-strength DuPont nylon selected for the rifle. Chambered for .22 long-rifle...

Longrecoil mechanisms

M249 Ejecting The Cycle Operation

The need for the entire barrel bolt unit to recoil a considerable distance, followed by a delay in commencing reloading while the barrel returns into the firing position, gives long-recoil mechanisms a relatively low rate of fire. As a result, weapons using this system are much less common than the short-recoil type. However, the long and relatively soft recoil push puts less strain on the mechanism and makes accuracy easier to achieve while avoiding the need for the whole gun to recoil in its...

Blackpowder Paper Cartridge

Principle owner of either company and severed his relationship with the Sharps management within two years after the initial company was formed in 1851. Richard Lawrence of the firm Robbins amp Lawrence then became the chief engineer of the Sharps action, refining it for mass production and making many mechanical improvements in the ensuing years. If you enjoy history, the Sharps story is a fascinating read. Christian Sharps first appears as an apprentice at the Federal Arsenal at Harper's...

Section Description And Operation

Sterling Trigger

I is operated by case reaction or blow back . FORESIGHT COCKING HANDLE BODY RETURN SPRING BACKSIGHT FORESIGHT COCKING HANDLE BODY RETURN SPRING BACKSIGHT 4.1 THE BACKWARD ACTION Fig. 2 . When the cartridge is fired the propellant gases exert an equal pressure against both the bullet and the cartridge case, the latter being supported by the bolt and the compression of the return spring. The gas pressure accelerates the bullet also the cartridge case and bolt in opposite...