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Articles

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....

Chapter Advanced Rifle Marksmanship Phase Iv of Basic Rifle Marksmanship

Alternate Prone Firing 7-2. Kneeling Supported Firing 7-3. Kneeling Unsupported Firing 7-4. Standing Firing 7-5. Modified Supported Firing 7-6. Urban Operations Firing 7-7. Modified Automatic and Burst Fire Section II. Combat Fire 7-8. Rapid Semiautomatic 7-9. Automatic or Burst 7-10. Suppressive 7-11. Quick Section III. Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical 7-12. MOPP Equipment Fire 7-13. NBC Dry-Fire and Live-Fire Section IV. Night Fire 7-14. Unassisted Night Fire...

Operating And Cleaning Instructions

Aperture Sight Alignment

The CRICKETT Rifle is chambered for .22 caliber short, long or long riile cartridges. It is a single shot bolt action rifle. Before attempting to operate, disassemble or clean your rifle, read the following instructions. Removing the Bolt - Lift the bolt handle up and pull to the rear. This will open the action. Pull the trigger to the rear and at the same time slide the bolt to the rear, removing it from the receiver. Replacing the Bolt - Place the bolt into the receiver, at the same time...

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...

Weatherby Mark V Bolt Disassembly

Weatherby Mark Trigger Drift Pins

The Weatherby Mark V bolt-action center-fire rifle was introduced in 1958. Action of this rifle is of basic turn-bolt type with locking lugs on the forepart of the bolt engaging locking recesses within the receiver ring. There are 9 locking lugs in 3 series approximately 120 opposed. Bolt lift required to unlock the action is only 54 as against 90 for the ordinary dual-lug turn-bolt action. Lug portion of the bolt head is the same diameter as the body, which eliminates the necessity for locking...

How To Check Smokeless Powder For Deterioration

Although modern smokeless powders contain stabilizers and are basically free from deterioration under proper storage conditions, safe practices require a recognition of the signs of deterioration and its possible effects. Deteriorating smokeless powders produce and acidic odor and may produce a reddish brown fume. Don't confuse this with common solvent odors such as alcohol, ether and acetone. Powder deterioration can be checked by opening the cap on the container and smelling the contents....

Firearms And Fingerprints In The Crime

Forensic Breech Face Marks

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...

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,...

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...

Entrance Versus Exit Wounds Entrance Wounds

Wound 9mm Palm

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...

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...

How To Drill Out A Blank Gun Barrel

Barrel Lead Taper Burnishing

A is plan and detail views of oil tubing used on barrel drills. B is plan and end view of barrel drill while C is underside view of same. into the tool post slot in the rest. This tongue is just thick enough to extend a short distance down in the tool post slot and the block is held down by two cap-screws passing down through it and into a bar of steel in the wide groove at the bottom of the slot. This block is drilled and reamed, out beyond the tool post slot, on the...

Drop change instructions see table page

Using Benelli Shims

The shotgun comes with the original drop given at the factory for the various markets. If the desired level of comfort for handling and aiming is not obtained and the drop requires adjustment, use the special kit provided. The kit, which permits two additional drops to suit all markets, consists of metal stock locking plate set plus plastic drop change shim see fig. 13 . Each unit is marked with the corresponding letter. Before attempting any work on your Be-nelli make sure that the chamber and...

Falling Block Rifle Plans

For many years a dream of mine was to design and build a non-bolt action single shot rifle I could call all my own. That dream was slow in being fulfilled and 1 kept telling myself I had good reasons for putting it off. Anyway, my dream action had to be different from all others and it had to be of simple design and construction, but most of all it had to be one I could make in my modestly equipped home workshop. It was the late John Amber, who edited my book Single Shot Rifles and Actions, who...

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...

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...

Cal .22 Mechanism Rifle

Mossberg 46b Firing Pin

.22 long rifle, smallbore target rifle was introduced in 1954 by O. F. Moss-berg amp Sons, Inc. Weighing only 8 lbs., it is for those who prefer a medium-weight, moderate price target rifle. The turnbolt action of this rifle is basically similar to that of the Mossberg Model 44-US which was a training rifle used by the Army in World War II. Cocking occurs as the bolt is rotated open when the action is cocked, an indicator projects from the rear of the bolt. Dual extractors are provided, and the...

Antitank and Modern Heavy Rifles

The first anti-tank AT rifle, the Mauser Tank-Gewehr M1918, was developed towards the end of the First World War in parallel with the MG TuF machine gun which used the same 13 x 92SR ammunition. It was rushed into service to provide infantry with some protection against the Allied tanks until the TuF could be introduced. The M1918 was conceptually very simple a bolt-action weapon just like a scaled-up infantry rifle but 1.68m long and weighing 17.7kg. The steel-cored projectile was claimed to...

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...

Identification of Calibre from the Bullet Entry Hole Introduction

Bullet Identification Markings

In skin and fabrics, it is, unless a wadcutter-type bullet is used, all but impossible to determine the calibre of a missile from its entry or exit hole. Wadcutter bullets, as discussed earlier, are intended for target practice. As such, they are designed to cut a clean hole through the target to facilitate the determination of the shooter' s accuracy. When round-nosed or even hollow-point bullets are used, the hole produced by the bullet is very much smaller than its calibre. In skin, this is...

Tool To Disassemble Browning 1910 380 Handgun

Ortgies Firing Pin

Text by LUDWIG OLSON, Semi-automatic pistols designed by the U. S. small arms genius, John M. Browning, and produced in Belgium by Fabrique Nationale F.N. have an enviable reputation for simplicity, strength, and reliability. Millions of Browning pistols were produced through the years, and F. N. still manufactures them in various models and calibers. Among the most popular Browning pistols was the Model 1910 offered in cals. .32 ACP and .380 ACP. Of simple...

Shell Lifter Height Adjustment

Mec Reloading Chart

It is necessary for the shell lifter to be level with the track in which the shells ride around the machine. To adjust shell lifter height 1. Make sure the reloader is at the top of its stroke. 2. Loosen the wad guide mounting screw slightly enough so you may turn it on the wad guide rod . 3. Using a 1 z inch open-end wrench, loosen the lock nut, Figure 52. 4. Put a straight edge in the track above the shell lifter, Figure 53. 5. Raise or lower the shell lifter as required by turning the wad...

Suggested Loads For The Tc Triumph Muzzleloader

Bore Muzzleloading

The following charts show recommended charges using Black Powder or a Pyrodex equivalent as the propellant for Thompson Center Triumph muzzleloading rifles. Charges are listed by caliber, powder charge and type of projectile. Note that in each instance a series of charges are listed. More than one charge is shown in each category to clearly illustrate the appropriate powder charge range for that particular caliber, gun model and projectile. A WARNING MAXIMUM LOADS ARE NOT TO BE EXCEEDED NOR IS...

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...

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...

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...

Firearms Examination Equipment

Forensic Science Compression Tool Marks

The specialized equipment used by firearms examiners includes microscopes, measuring tools, testing tools, and balances. These tools enable the examiner to carry out the various aspects of firearms examination and comparison. The need for proficiency with microscopes emphasizes the importance of examiners having an academic background in science. Other equipment, such as measuring and weighing devices, are also familiar items to anyone who has a science background. The firearms or tool marks...

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...

Detail of Breech Trigger Mechanism

Trigger Mechanism For Omega Cal

Assembly amp Disassembly Of The T C Omega Muzzleloader This T C Omega Muzzleloader has two 2 basic parts groups 1. The Barrel and Action Assembly. This assembly is held in the stock by two stock screws one is located about 1 in front of the trigger guard, and the other is approximately 4 ahead of the first. 2. The Stock Assembly - molded composite material or wood. Note The barrel and action assembly can be broken down further by removal of the trigger action assembly. This is recommended for a...

Browning Twelvette Manual

Browning Double Automatic

Richards remained as active head of his firm until 1855 when he was succeeded by his son. Westley Richards. Harold L. Peterson. The Browning 12-ga. Double Automatic shotgun, introduced early in 1955, was designed by Val M. Browning, son of firearms inventor John M. Browning. Manufactured by Fabrique Nationale in Belgium, this gun is designated Double Automatic because it will hold only 2 shells and is self-loading semi-automatic . Unlocking of the breech is accomplished by an inertia block...

Cycles Of Functioning

Rifle Hammer Line Drawing

The soldier must understand the rifle components and the mechanical sequence of events during the firing cycle. The eight cycles of functioning feeding, chambering, locking, firing, unlocking, extracting, ejecting, and cocking begin after the loaded magazine has been inserted in the weapon. a. Feeding Figure 4-3, page 4-4 . As the bolt carrier group moves rearward, it engages the buffer assembly and compresses the action spring into the lower receiver extension. When the bolt carrier group...

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....

Pistol Automatic Cal 6.35 Spain

Cal Automatic Pistol Spain

Ill tjiiulllllll 1 l7f IK t iii M If i Itlll iTlllllillMlttfifilri No. 72 6.35 mm. Astra Mod. 1924 Esperanza y Unceta Guernica, Spain No. 270689 No. 72 6.35 mm. Astra Mod. 1924 Esperanza y Unceta Guernica, Spain No. 270689 m j n 111 i lt 111 i n lt i i. t gt m n i n m m ' n 11 n 111 i ij i .i 'j' 111' n ' m i ij 11' i' i' 111 gt i' n 11 n i 1., , 1,, m 1. nT T.TTUThm 1 n,. I f Unceta y Cia. Name changed in 1926 . Guernica, Spain No. 65280 r r tft 1111 h i tfl n I 111 fTJ 11 ii m i i i I i i iTH...

Glossary Of Sniping And Marksmanship Terms

ALTERNATE POSITION A backup position selected by a sniper to which he can displace and still shoot into his original sector of fire. A sniper should have several alternate positions. See Primary Position and Supplementary Position. AVENUE OF APPROACH AA A road, path, or open area across which the enemy could advance toward you, depending on whether he's mounted or dismounted. Snipers should cover dismounted avenues of approach. BACK AZIMUTH DETECTION TECHNIQUE A technique to identify an enemy...

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...

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...

Grenade Launching

Fal Grenade Sight Plug

The Light Auto Rifle L.A.R. is equipped with a new combined device, serving as both flash-hider and grenade launcher with this fitment, anti-tank and anti-personnel grenades can be launched with great accuracy. This device consists of a tube, fitted to the muzzle of the barrel, on which the grenade is positioned. A spring retainer holds the grenade in place. Four lines of oblique holes are drilled towards the fore-end of the tube, in a setting designed to eliminate flash fig. 27 . The fore-end...

Colt Automatic Pistol

Colt Automatic Calibre Disassembly

Text by LUDWIG OLSON Colt's of Hartford. Conn., is among the world's leading suppliers of .25 ACP pocket automatic pistols. Their first pistol of this type was developed by John M. Browning, the famous U.S. arms designer, and introduced in 1908. Approximately 500,000 of this excellent blowback-operated arm were produced. This pistol was discontinued in 1946. and Colt's did not re-enter the .25 ACP pocket pistol field until 1958 when they introduced the Junior...

Shooting Through Glass

Bebe Gun Shooting Through Window

The medium through which a sniper most often could be required to shoot is glass. Unlike other barriers, you can actually observe and verify a target through glass, and this would seem a reasonable shot to attempt. But placing an effective, neutralizing shot through glass is no simple matter, for it's more complex than it appears. Consider the glass itself. It can be 1 8-inch, soda-ash glass in an old urban house, so brittle a BB gun would penetrate, or a multilayered, half-inch, laminated door...

Remington 521-t Magazine

Remington 513t Sling Swivels

The Remington Model 521T smallbore target rifle, chambered for the cal. .22 long rifle cartridge, was first offered by Remington Arms Co., in 1947. Designed for young target shooters, this moderately-priced rifle filled the gap below the more expensive and heavier Remington Model 513T and Model 40X target rifles. Thomas E. Wessel of Whippany, N. J., is a technical illustrator long interested in firearms. The turnbolt action features dual locking lugs and extractors and is of cock-on-opening...

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

Remington Model 1148

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...

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...

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...

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...

Chemical tests for range of firing estimations

In cases where a SEM is not available, the tests described below can still be used. Great caution should be used with the interpretation of any results obtained from these tests as none of them is specific. At best, the results could be presumptive and at worst, only indicative. Sodium rhodizonate test. The most valuable of the available spot tests is the sodium rhodizonate test for lead. This test is a rapid and very cheap method for determining, in those cases where a microscopic examination...

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....

Sniper Mission Insertion Equipment

Sniper Gear And Equipment

H HARNESS AND QUICK RELEASES SNIPER EQUIPMENT FULLY DONNED, FRONT VIEW SNIPER EQUIPMENT FULLY DONNED, FRONT VIEW SNIPER EQUIPMENT FULLY DONNED, SIDE VIEW SNIPER EQUIPMENT FULLY DONNED, SIDE VIEW SNIPER OBSERVER WITH HAHO EQUIPMENT DONNED, FRONT VIEW SNIPER OBSERVER WITH HAHO EQUIPMENT DONNED, FRONT VIEW EQUIPMENT TO BE PREPPED FOR WATERBORNE INSERTION. NOTE THAT THE SCOPE HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE RIFLE AND WATERPROOFED TORQUE WRENCH REQUIRED TO REMOUNT IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN ZERO. SCOUT...

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...

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...

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...

Improvised Gun Barrels

Tube sizes for improvised firearm barrels from .22 rimfire to 12 gauge shotgun. Seamless Mechanical Tube SMT and Seamless Hydraulic Tube SHT . All the tube sizes listed here offer an excellent 'Bullet to Bore' fit. All will require chambering with the appropriate calibre of chamber reamer.

Cartridge Case And Bullet Dies

202 Bullet Cases

As special cartridge cases are usually made by necking-down an existing case of larger caliber, a full-length die to neck the case down is required. This can be made in two different ways, the first of which is to turn up a reamer blank in the lathe to the form desired for the special cartridge. This reamer blank, instead of being fluted as a regular chambering reamer is made, is usually cut away between the pilot and the shank, to one-half its diameter. This is done either in the milling...

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...

Bernardelli Model Pistol

Indicator Assembly

Illustrations By DENNIS RIORDAN Text By LUDWIG OLSON Produced by the well-known firm of Vincenzo Bernardelli in Gardone V.T., Italy, the Bernardelli Model 60 semi-automatic pistol is designed for informal target shooting and self defense. This modern blowback-operated arm was introduced in 1959. It is made in .22 long rifle and .32 ACP calibers and was also formerly offered in cal. .380 ACP. The Model 60 is handsome and of simple construction. It has a V i barrel attached rigidly to a...

The Terrorizing Sound of Silencers

Homemade Science Models

Clammy moisture formed on the upper lip of the security chief and his stomach felt queasy. Only a few more minutes, he thought, and the damn OPEC people will board their jetliner and become someone else's problem. Primal fear lifted the hair at the nape of his neck just before the first round snapped within a foot of his head and thudded heavily into the Libyan oil minister. Another bullet cracked and hit the Algerian representative. In a frenzy, the security chief whirled around searching for...

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...

Urban Movement Techniques

How Detect Snipers Urban Area

Whether you're a police or military sniper, avoid moving toward danger along open, predictable routes. If you must move quickJv, at least use less expected approaches such as backyards, alleys, and rooftops. When you absolutely must advance along a street, do so on the left side so you can quickly duck into a doorway or behind a building comer and rerum fire with your rifle on your right shoulder. When time isn't so pressing, you should actually A rubbled urban environment, whether Stalingrad...

Penetration By Cal Ap Rounds

Caliber Suppressor

ALUMINUM 3.5 inches RUBBLE asphalt, soil, cement 20 inches TAMPED SNOW 77 inches 19.9-24.9 Ibs. cu. ft. An efficient muzzle brake reduces recoil but boosts the visual signature, especially on dusty, sandy soil. impossible to find him, but your previous surveillance and range card data will enable you to engage his concealed positions for some time. Due to their weight and bulk, .50-caliber rifles are not suited for direct assaults or classic sniper stalking. Indeed, U.S. Marine Corps and Army...

Technical Description And Service Manual

Angelfire Gun Images

Adapted to PDF format by hootbro angelfire.com 1. Technical Description -------------------------------------- 3 1.4. Design and operation of rifle ---------------------------- 6 1.5. Design and operation of sight and its component parts ---- 9 1.6. Sniper rifle accessories -------------------------------- 11 1.7. Individual SPTA set to sight ---------------------------- 12 2.2. Safety precautions -------------------------------------- 14 2.3. Preparing of sniper rifle and optical sight for...

Thk SniperS Hide T h K F F P

Snipers Hide Pic

Grass in the hide so you could turn and even move a bit without touching any foliage. Your barrel doesn't protrude from the foliage you pruned just enough leaves to allow firing without any visible muzzle blast. And you even put an 18-inch square of wee canvas below the muzzle to prevent any dust from being kicked up. So that you could shoot prone, you shoved some dirt aside or filled a sandbag. Perhaps you had to lay a flat rock beneath your bipod legs for better stability in soft soil. To...

Cold Barrel vs Warm Barrel

Recognizing that consistency equals accuracy and vice versa, a sniper constantly looks for ways to increase his shooting consistency and diagnoses any causes of inconsistency. Variations in rifle barrel temperature lead to variations in where a bullet impacts because a hot or even warm barrel will warp at least slightly. How much it warps, how quickly it warps, how differently it warps according to different kinds of ammo these add more variation and lead to still more inconsistency. The...

Exact Aiming Techniques

Sniper Training Target

My father once told me a yarn about a duck-hunting friend who fired box after box of shells but never dropped a bird because he aimed at entire flocks instead of individual ducks. His point was that no matter how hard you try, your shooting can never be more exact than your aiming. Aiming is merely another kind of concentration, another way in which a sniper's superior attention to detail yields better results than those of an average rifleman. That average rifleman is taught only to aim at his...

Methods of Analyzing Gunshot Residues

Method For Hand Swab

By the mid-1980s, there were three generally accepted methods of analyzing for gunshot residues neutron activation, flameless atomic absorption spectrometry FAAS , and scanning electron microscope-energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry SEM-EDX . All threemethods werebasedonthedetection of metallic elements principally barium, antimony, andlead originatingin primers and deposited on the back of the hand firing the weapon. Although all three compounds were found in the primers of virtually all...

Short Long and Long Rifle Cartridges

Remington Headstamp Identification

The .22 Short, Long, and Long Rifle cartridges can be fired in both handguns and rifles. The term Long Rifle as it is applied to the most powerful of these three cartridges does not indicate that the cartridge is intended exclusively for rifles. Rifles and handguns chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge will fire the Short and Long cartridges as well. In the case of semi-automatic weapons, however, the weak recoil generated by the Short and Long cartridges is generally insufficient to work...

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...

Audible Pop or Reduced Recoil

An audible pop occurs when only a portion of the propellant is ignited. It is normally identifiable by reduced recoil and is sometimes accompanied by excessive smoke escaping from the chamber area. To clear the rifle in a combat environment Place the rifle in Condition 4. Move take down pin from left to right as far as it will go to allow the lower receiver to pivot. Remove the bolt carrier group. Inspect the bore for an obstruction from the chamber end. Insert a cleaning rod into the bore from...

M203 Grenade Launcher

Grenade Instructions

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...

Chapter Manual Of Arms For The Pistol

Pistol movements are not executed in cadence, b. During the manual of arms for the rifle, personnel armed with the pistol remain at attention except when the command INSPECTION ARMS or PRESENT ARMS is given. c. When PRESENT ARMS is given, the HAND SALUTE is executed. At the command INSPECTION ARMS, execute the following movements in sequence. (These movements may be executed separately in response to the appropriate command.) . Raise Pistol At the command RAISE PISTOL, unbutton the snap...

Marksmanship Fundamentals

Sight Alignment

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...

Types And Characteristics

303 Rifle Bullet Tip

The characteristics of the M16 family of ammunition are described in this paragraph. Cartridge, 5.56-mm, Dummy, M199. Used in both rifles. The M199 dummy cartridge is used during dry fire and other training see 3, Figure 2-17 . This cartridge can be identified by the six grooves along the side of the case beginning about 1 2 inch from its head. It contains no propellant or primer. The primer well is open to prevent damage to the firing pin. Cartridge, 5.56-mm, Blank, M200. Used in the M16A1 or...

Weapons of other nations

Ww2 37x263

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,...

MAl Standard Sights And Zeroing

M16 Marksmanship Fundamentals

To battlesight zero the rifle, the soldier must understand sight adjustment procedures. The best possible zero is obtained by zeroing at actual range. Because facilities normally do not exist for zeroing at 250 meters, most zeroing is conducted at 25 meters. By pushing the rear sight forward so the L is exposed, the bullet crosses line of sight at 25 meters, reaches a maximum height above line of sight of about 11 inches at 225 meters, and crosses line of sight again at 375 meters Figure 3-21 ....

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

Buckhunter Pro Inline Rifle

Ardesa Line 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...

Recoil Position With Breech Open

Isi Senjata Mauser

MODEL 06-08, MAUSER AUTOMATIC PISTOL, LEFT SIDE PHANTOM VIEW SHOWING STAGGERED MAGAZINE PARTLY LOADED AND A CARTRIDGE IN THE CHAMBER READY TO BE FIRED. Note that in this design, a powerful separate barrel return spring is necessary and is mounted with its guide directly below the chamber in the forward part of the receiver ahead of the magazine. This is a striker-fired weapon, the striker and its spring being mounted within the breechblock. The firing pih return spring is at the point of the...

Disassemble and Clean the Bolt

Mauser Bolt Cocking Sleeve

The preservative grease inside the bolt will cause the rifle to fail to fire. To clean the bolt, you must become knowledgeable about its disassembly and reassembly. You may require some help here as this is somewhat difficult it requires some strength in your hands and you are dealing with a very powerful firing pin spring, so pay careful attention . a. Check the position of the safety lever. It should be in the vertical upright position. If it isn't, put the bolt back in the rifle and close...

The Ccs Express Rifle

The CCS 525 Express rifle that you have just bought is an excellent Battue gun. In addition to its specific qualities as a Battue rifle, where balance, instinctive mounting and fast accurate alignment are especially valuable, it allows you to be immediately ready for action. No other rifle better deserves the description EXPRESS. The barrels are made with tubes provided by FN. which are manufactured from the same steel as that used for large military productions in FN. such as the LAR rifle and...

Takedown Pin Diagram M16

Homemade Grenade Launcher Diagram

When used on the M16A4 rifle, the leaf sight and rail grabber assembly will be attached to slot T38 on the M5 Adapter Rail System. When used on the M4 or M4A1 carbine, the leaf sight and rail grabber assembly will be attached to slot T24 on the M4 Adapter Rail System. 25. Turn the torque knob of the assembly counterclockwise until it stops turning. Place the assembly on the upper rail and insure the recoil lug is seated in the correct slot. The torque knob should be to the left of the carbine...

No Greene Oval Bore Rifle Regulation

1863 Sharps Rifle Size

Marked Greene's Patent Nov. 17, 1857. Length about 52 inches length of barrel 36 inches calibre of bore before ovaling .53, depth of cutting each side .008, making the calibre .546 pitch 1 turn in about 50 inches. Weight without bayonet 10 pounds. The charge, in a paper packet, was 2 inches long, and contained 68 grains of powder and a Minie bullet weighing an ounce and a quarter. The wood was filled and coated writh linseed oil. The hammer was case-hardened in colors the ramrod was bright...

Nra High Power Service Rifle Loads

The purpose of this section is to provide the NRA High Power competitor with a quick reference for the most requested loading data. Although most of the data in this section is also found in other listings throughout the loading guide, some portions of this data were developed for inclusion only in this section. This section is broken down into three parts. The first is for the three service rifle cartridges the 5.56mm, the 7.62x51mm and the .30-06. In developing the 5.56 data we used...

Reloading For Old Guns Calibers

History is always popular with a large segment of people, and for those who are both firearms and history oriented it is only natural to try to understand the capabilities and limitations of the guns related to any given era. In fact, my own opinion is that in the modern firearms scene one of the areas of greatest growth is in actually using the older cartridge guns and replicas thereof in their many obsolete chamberings. One of the causes of this was the introduction and fantastic growth of...

Winchester Model Model

CAPACITY 10 ROUNDS DETACHABLE BOX TYPE OF FIRE SELECTIVE SEMI AND FULL AUTOMATIC FIRING FROM CLOSED BOLT SYSTEM REMARKS LOADING, UNLOADING, AND FIRING THE WEAPON ARE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE SAME WA YAS WITH THE ORIGINAL COMMERCIAL SEMI AUTOMATIC RIFLE. THE SAFETY SELECTOR LEVER AND ITS FUNCTION The safety selector lever has three position settings and is conveniently located where the thumb can manipulate it freely. The first setting is SAFE, the second is SEMI AUTO, and the third is FULL...

Schuetzen Rifle Cartridges

The word Schuetzen is German and in this application refers to a breech-loading, singleshot rifle using a cartridge case to contain the primer and powder charge with cast or swaged lead bullets. The bullets are usually seated with the base of the bullet at the case mouth as this method gives superior accuracy. The first Schuetzen rifles were caplock muzzle loaders that were the direct descendants of the German Jeager rifles so popular with the immigrants from that country. Shooting as a sport...

Bolt Action Rifle Plans

Fig. 5-15 TANG AND STOCK BOLT Views of the tang and stock bolt. Exact size outline drawing of the stock and forearm of the F.D.H. CH1COPEE As described in the text, this photo shows the drillpress setup to grind the radius surface on the rear of the breech block sides. This shows the drillpress set-up to grind the support shoulders. See text for further details. Instructions and Sequence of Operations for Making the F.D.H. CHICOPEE C.F. Action As you may already have noticed if you have...

Blackpowder Pyrodex And Clean Shot

WARNING Many manufacturers, including CVA, are now promoting guns which are designed to shoot heavier than standard powder charges. Some shooters have become confused by advertising for these rifles and attempt to use heavier charges and or projectiles in guns which were not designed to handle the resulting high pressures. Even some experienced shooters have made this mistake. Some have even used what is known as a duplex load, which is a mixture of blackpowder and smokeless powder. Any...

Maadigriffin Cal Rifle Plans

Maadi Cal Kit

Written, Published and Totally Owned by JNS Supply Company Under Federal Copyright Laws no portion of this publication may be copied or reproduced in any form whatsoever without written permission from JNS Supply Company. Copies of this publication are sold and distributed for information purposes only. JNS Supply Company 2812 North 34 Place Mesa, Arizona 85213-9724 Introduction Tool amp Machinery List Field Pans Trigger Bar Handle Receiver Bolt Receiver Sluoud Barrel Barrel Locking Ring amp...

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...

Hammer Design For Falling Block Rifle

The hammer of the No. 1 VAULT LOCK is readily cocked with either the thumb or forefinger. If the hammer is cocked by the thumb it is best done by starting the cocking action with the side of the thumb and once you become adept at it, it can be done in one motion without difficulty although you may want to roll your thumb so that at the end of the swing the tip of your thumb pad does the final cocking. Some shooters using this rifle prefer to use the index finger to cock the hammer. In any case...

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...

Vault Lock Rifle Action

On closing the No. 2 VAULT LOCK action, the hammer is left cocked and on SAFE as shown here and to fire the rifle the safety must first be pulled back. One of the author's FM No. 2 VAULT LOCK rifles. It has a stock and forearm made of myrtlewood, a Bushnell scope in Buehler mounts and an engraved receiver, engraving done by Neil Hartliep. Close-up of the engraved action on the rifle shown in Fig. 3-H. It is shown here opened. Wfr ' gt - Amateur gunsmith Ronald Van't Hof made this fine FM No. 2...

Cement Log Bunker Army

Concrete Arch Fighting Bunker Design

Two or more individuals armed with rifles or machine guns design the following two positions for use. Although these are beyond the construction capabilities of nonengineer troops, certain construction phases can be accomplished with little or no engineer assistance. For example, while engineer assistance may be necessary to build steel frames and cut timbers for the roof of a structure, the excavation, assembly, and installation are all within the capabilities of most...

Remington Model Rifle

Dissassembling Remington 510

1 Before starting to disassemble rifle, unload it. Lift bolt handle 3 , push safety lever 25 forward, pull trigger, and withdraw bolt assembly from rifle. When replacing bolt assembly, firing mechanism must be cocked. This is indicated by red band on safety indicator 24 protruding from rear of bolt sleeve 4 . If mechanism is uncocked, cock it by pushing bolt into receiver 20 as far as possible, and lifting bolt handle. With safety lever forward, hold trigger rearward, and slide bolt assembly...

Remington Nylon Rifle

Remington Nylon Cal

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...

The Ruger Selective Fire Conversion System

Ruger Exotic Weapons System

At the beginning of this project, the designer began by experimenting with possible selective-fire conversion systems starting from the original factory trigger components. Although the open-bolt conversion system, which is very simply done and requires no modification to the receiver or trigger housing, has proven to be the ideal selective-fire conversion for the 1022, coming to that conclusion was not so easy. The first several conversion attempts proved very unsatisfactory. These conversions...

Firearms And The Evidence They Provide

The Difference Between Rifle Cartridge

A firearm is a weapon that is capable of firing a projectile and using an explosive charge as a propellant. The broadest category of firearms includes two types handguns and long guns. Handguns are designed to Semiautomatic pistol Courtesy of the author Semiautomatic pistol Courtesy of the author be fired while held in the hand, and long guns are designed to be fired from the shoulder. Handguns include revolvers and pistols, examples of which appear in the accompanying photographs. Pistols are...

Rifle Lee Enfield Mark

Lee Enfield Number Mark Disassembly

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...

Where To Find Spanner Wrench For Remington Model

Exploding View Winchester 290

And bolt carrier assembly to move forward under impetus of the compressed action spring which in turn strips a cartridge from the magazine and feeds it into the chamber. When the bolt carrier is fully forward, the bolt is cammed around to lock into the barrel extension. The rifle is then ready to fire. To take down rifle, press safety 26 down and retract operating handle 12 , locking bolt carrier assembly to rear. Unscrew fore-end screw 57 and remove fore-end 56 by pulling downward and forward....

U S Springfield Model M Rifle

Springfield 1922 Magazine

M1922M2 rifle, chambered for the cal. .22 long rifle cartridge, was the last in a series of cal. .22 target rifles manufactured at Springfield Armory. It was issued for troop training and was also furnished to high schools and colleges for marksmanship training. It was also sold to NRA members through the office of the Director of Civilian Marksmanship DCM . Manufacture was discontinued during World War II, but repair functions were continued for several years. The The M1922M2...

Centerfire Rifle Wounds

Ammo Wounds

Wounds from centerfire rifles may be classified as contact, intermediate, or distant. Contact wounds of the head are the most devastating, producing a bursting rupture of the head Figure 7.7 . Large irregular tears in the scalp radiate from the entrance site. Powder soot and searing are typically present at the entrance. Rarely, virtually no soot will be present. In some contact wounds of the head, the entrance may be difficult to locate because of the massive destruction. Large pieces of the...

Mannlicher Schoenauer

Browning Acera Fullstock

Steyr Daimler Puch has developed a match version of their current high-powered boll-action rifle. The SSG has a heavy barrel, an adjustable trigger, a hooded front sight and micrometer-type rear sight. The length of the butt is adjustable and the stock, which may be had in walnut or plastic, is of much heavier design than the hunting rifles. Steyr notes that the barrel is made by the hammering process this process essentially consists of forming the rifling and outside contour of the barrel in...