Man To

Born Dec. 28. 1768 Died June 11. 184 3 Born in Bclhclvic Parish, Aberdeenshire. Scotland, the son of a minister, Alexander Forsyth also studied for the ministry and eventually succeeded his father at Bel-hclvic when the elder Forsyth died in 1790. Yet whenever the duties of his parish permitted, Alexander Forsyth devoted himself to the 3 enthusiasms he had had since boyhood chemistry, mechanics, and shooting. It was the fortunate combination of these 3 interests that led Forsyth to the...

Butt Plate And Screws Not Shown

Extractor Spring Enfield Bolthead

1 To disassemble, lift bolt handle and -L pull bolt rearward to bolt stop. Push safety (29) fully forward (past fire position) and remove bolt from receiver. 4 Back off housing lock screw (21) one complete turn. Drive out housing pin (20) and remove entire housing assembly from receiver (28). Lift sear and remove trigger spring (47) from housing (19). Push safety pivot pin retaining washer (31) from end of safety pivot pin and remove pin. Carefully unscrew and remove safety retaining screw (34)...

J K L M N

Ar7 Rifle Extractor

7 Hold hammer (B), pull trigger (J), and ease hammer forward. Force rear end of mainspring (D) forward and insert small pin through hole in end of mainspring rod (C) to hold mainspring forward on rod. Drive out hammer bushing (A). Remove hammer with mainspring rod and mainspring attached. Pull out small pin and remove mainspring from mainspring rod. Drive out hammer pin (E) to disassemble hammer from mainspring rod. Remove carrier (F), trigger spring case (G), and trigger spring (H). Drive out...

Info

Abn Machine Gun Repeating Weapons

Push link forward and remove barrel from front of slide Q With hammer cocked, rotate safety lock almost to On position. It can now be pulled to left and away from receiver Remove slide stop 7 Pu r*ceiv r 9r uP .,to reor w and oft slide. Recoil spring guide can now be lifted out desirable in a target weapon. Thus. Colt in 1933 introduced their National Match .45, which is the same basic pistol machined to closer tolerances, with specially selected barrel and optional adjustable rear sight, and...

Parts Legend

Trigger plate pin detent spring, front 36. Locking bar retaining screw 60. Trigger plate pin bushing, rear 61. Trigger plate pin detent spring, rear 3 To remove bolt (50) from barrel, lift action bar (46) lug away from bolt and slide bolt from barrel 5 To remove extractors (52 & 53), drift out extractor pin (54) with fine punch. Extractors and extractor spring (55) can then be lifted away from bolt 6 To reassemble extractors, insert right extractor (52)...

RUGER Magnum Carbine

Ruger Handguns Parts Replacement Barrels

1 Disassembly of trigger mechanism parts from housing (73) is not recommended and should only be undertaken at factory or by a qualified gunsmith when repair or replacement of parts is needed 2 To reassemble slide and magazine assembly to barrel and receiver assembly. turn barrel and receiver assembly upside down and replace bolt in its forward (locked) position. Replace ejector (7) and ejector screw (8). Replace piston (9) in cylinder block with small end to rear. Replace magazine tube (29) in...

Winchester Model Rifle

The Winchester Model 88 hammer-less lever-action rifle was introduced in 1955. In design, it represented a radical departure from that of previous Winchester lever-action rifles. The high pressure levels of modern sporting cartridges dictated a secure breeching system which was provided in the Model 88 by a rotating bolt with triple locking lugs engaging the receiver close to the cartridge head. Other significant design features are its enclosed receiver, detachable box-magazine, one-piece...

Winchester Model

Turn the bolt handle (10) upward and, holding the trigger (24) back, withdraw the bolt to the rear. Remove the magazine (37) and unscrew the barrel band screw (4) from the fore-end. After removing the stock stud screw (8), the barrel (1) and receiver assembly can be removed from the stock (40). For all normal cleaning purposes, this is sufficient disassembly. To'take down the bolt, gently drift out the breech bolt sleeve pin (12) taking care not to allow, the breech bolt plug (14) and firing...

Famous Firearms

Famous Guns

ACreedmoor rille is a single-shot long-range target rifle designed to be fired from a prone or supine position without artificial support. The name derives from the famous rifle range at Creed-moor, Long Island, designed and built under the auspices of the newly formed National Rifle Association in 1872. The Creedmoor range was the first facility for long-range shooting in the United States. A year after it was finished a challenge arrived from an Irish rifle team which had just won the...

V

One of the widely used and almost as widely misunderstood popular names given to a group of firearms is Committee of Safety Musket. As it has come to be used in many circles today, it might mean any American-made musket of the Revolutionary War period. This is far from accurate usage. Many muskets were made in the Colonies at that time which had absolutely no connection with any of the various committees or councils of safety. On the other hand, many of the muskets purchased and issued by the...

Mauser

The 1890's can rightly be called the beginning of the automatic pistol era. During these years, gun designers such as Borchardt, Mannlicher, Schwarzlosc. Browning, and Mauser focused their mechanical ingenuity on self-loading pistols. Probably the most remarkable of these early designs was Paul Mauser's Model 1896 Military Pistol. Few handguns can match its remarkable success and world-wide distribution. This unique design contains no pins and only one screw, the grip screw. All internal parts...

By Pete Dickey

The AR-15 is the semi-automatic sometimes called Civilian version of the U.S. military M16 rifle of the same caliber. It differs from the M16 in that it is manufactured without provision for a full-automatic sear and with a two position selector (fire and safe), rather than the M16 three-position selector (safe, semi and auto). The later M16A1 U.S. Service rifle is equipped with a forward assist plunger on the right side of the receiver, but this is lacking in the M16 and the AR-15. The AR-15,...

Pistol Magazines

Guns Assembly

Most of the Swedish Model 07 FN Browning pistols in this country were imported after World War II. Although only an enlarged version of the Browning pocket pistol, it fires the fairly powerful 9 mm. Long Browning cartridge. The gun is unusual in that the hold-open lock is on the right side and has no thumb lever to unlock it. When the magazine is released and the slide pulled back, the lock drops free. Though these guns were in the Swedish service for about 50 years, they are generally in...

Legend

Firearms Guns Pin Model

This Mauser pistol was extremely popular in the United States in the '20's, having been brought back by returning World War I doughboys. They were also imported in quantity and sold for less than contemporary American automatic pistols. The first model of the 1910 pistol was made in .25 ACP caliber. While larger than the average .25 caliber pistol. its excellent design and workmanship, and large magazine capacity made it an immediate success. The early model had hard rubber grips and a rather...

Man To Remember

Conn., Dec. 11, 1880 Of all the famous manufacturers connected with the American arms industry, probably none personally knew less about guns than Oliver Winchester. As a youth he worked on farms, learned the carpenter's and joiner's trade, and clerked in stores. Entering the dry goods and clothing business in Baltimore, he soon became a jobber and importer in New York City. There he and his partner invented a new process for shirt manufacture which Winchester patented in 1848...

Rifling Machine

How Rifling Machine Working

5 To remove extractor (14), place a small screwdriver beneath extractor claw and spring the extractor outward until its lug is free of retaining hole in bolt. Then pry extractor forward out of bolt. Reassemble in reverse. In doing so, screw on firing pin nut as far as it will go, and then back off slightly to engage one of its notches with firing pin nut retainer.

C M Spencer

M60 Machine Gun Magazine

Invented popular Civil War repeating rifle Born Manchester, Conn., J tine 20, 1833 Died Hartford, Conn., Jan. 14, 1922 Christopher M. Spencer contributed important inventions to many fields. From earlv youth he was associated with manufacturing. He quit school at the age of 14 and entered the shop of the Cheney silk mills in Manchester. In 1853 he went to Rochester and worked in a tool-building and locomotive shop to broaden his experience then to the Colt armor ' at Hartford, and finally back...

A E Burnside

M1903 Springfield Parts Diagram

I., Sept. 13, 1881 A mbrose Everett Burnside was graduated from the U. S. Military Academy in 1847. He resigned his commission in 1853 and in 1855 organized the Bristol Fire Arms Co., of Bristol, R. I. In 1856 he patented a breech-loading rifle with a movable chamber loaded from the front with a cone-shaped cartridge with a metallic case. The rear of the case had a small hole covered by a thin material through which the powder was ignited by flame from a percussion cap. In 1860...

William Henry

William Henry was a man of many talents and interests. He was both a riflemaker and a student of natural philosophy who contributed to the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. He experimented widely, particularly with steam, and was the first man in the United States to experiment with a steam-driven boat. His experiment was unsuccessful, but it enabled him to impart considerable knowledge to Robert Fulton, who visited him frequently. He invented an apparatus utilizing the...

Pistol Hammer Mechanism

Shotgun Choke Identification

2A single pin 3 retains firing pin in slide and acts as extractor hinge pin. Hold slide in padded vise as shown and drive pin out. Remove firing pin 7 , firing pin spring 6 , extractor 4 and extractor spring 5 . 3 Only difficult piece to reassemble is hammer spring 16 . A slave pin is employed to retain the hammer spring 16 and plunger 15 . This slave pin is a short wire or nail that holds assemblies in place until proper pin is inserted. Correct pin 24 is driven through frame and knocks out...

Remington

Remington Pump Rifle

The Remington Model 14 and Model 14' were among the first successful high powered pump-action rifles. Introduced in 1912, the guns were hammerless and featured a takedown design. Both models were offered in a carbine version, designated by Remington by the suffix R. The Model 14 and its carbine counterpart were produced in .25. .30. .32, and .35 Rem. calibers, while the 14' versions came in .38-40 and .44-40. The rifle was offered with a half-pistol grip while the carbine had a simple straight...

Disassembly And Assembly Procedure

Glock Reassembly Spring Seating

Remove crane lock screw 22 and crane lock 21 . Swing out cylinder and remove cylinder and crane assembly by pushing to the front. Disassembly of the cylinder and cranc assembly should be undertaken only by a competent gunsmith. Remove stock screw 39 and stocks 40 . Remove sideplate screws 24 . Do not attempt to pry out the sideplate 23 but tap the frame and sideplate with the wooden handle'of a tool until the plate loosens and can be lifted out. Remove the latch 25 and latch spring and guide 26...

James Henry Burton

Code Sear Engagement Screw

Born Shenondale Springs, Va., Aug. 17, 1823 Died Winchester, Va Oct. 18, 1894 James Burton devoted almost all of his active life to the supervision of armories. In this he was an expert. Educated at the Westchester Academy in Pennsylvania, he gave up formal schooling at the age of 16 and entered a Baltimore machine shop to learn the trade. His studies there lasted 4 years, and then he moved to Harpers Ferry where he obtained a job in the rifle works. His rise was rapid. The next year, 1845, he...

Springfield

Thumpiece Asssembly

ITo remove bolt assembly cock rifle and then turn safety lock 20 until thumb-piece is vertical. Rotate cut-off 41 to center notch position and pull bolt assembly to rear and out of receiver 2 To remove firing pin mechanism from bolt depress bolt sleeve lock 22 with thumbnail and unscrew bolt sleeve 19 with firing pin mechanism from bolt 13 3 To disassemble firing pin mechanism rotate safety lock 20 to Ready position. Then place cocking knob of firing pin rod 24 against bench top and pull...

Model A Rifle

Firearms Assembly

ITo adjust the trigger pull, turn the trigger spring adjusting screw 25 in or clockwise for a heavier pull and out or countcrclockwise for a lighter pull 3 Move breechbolt handle and cocking sleeve H to rear to expose firing pin stop pin G as shown. Drift out pin G and drop firing pin F out bottom of breechbolt and to rear as shown. Breechbolt handle and cocking sleeve H can be removed to rear. Extractors B amp C and springs D can be removed from breechbolt by drifting out pins E . Reassemble...

A

Homemade Pocket Hole Machine

3 Twist recoil spring clockwise, and pull recoil spring and ring assembly 51 forward off magazine tube. Pull operating handle 49 outward to disassemble from breechbolt 9 . Move breechbolt with attached slide 60 , locking block 43 , and links 40 41 forward out of receiver. Replace magazine cap on magazine tube for safe retention of magazine spring 47 . 6 Reassemble in reverse. To reassemble shell latch, locate it in channel in left of receiver. Align hole in shell latch flush with front trigger...

Q

Black Powder Cannon Diagram

L and remove bolt handle N to rear of bolt. Extractors B, C can be removed by drifting out extractor pins D. E from bottom to top. After reassembling bolt handle and sleeve to bolt, insert mainspring and plunger into firing pin. Press mainspring into firing pin with blade of small screwdriver or similar tool and replace bolt sleeve pin over mainspring. With bolt cocked, replace safety cam and pin in rear of firing pin 39. Magazine lock plunger spring 41. Magazine lock bracket screws 2 45. Rear...

Eliphalet Remington

Abn Machine Gun Repeating Weapons

Born Oct. 27, 1793 Died Aug. 21, 1861 Although born at Sufficld, Conn., . most of Remington's life was spent in central New York State, where his parents moved when he was about 6 years old. Here he grew up, helping his father with both the farming and the general blacksm thing and mcchanical work which he performed for the community. Like most boys. Remington wanted a rifle of his own, and when he was 16 he dccided to test the skill he had acquired as a blacksmith by forging a gun barrel out...

Benjamin Tyler Henry

H., Mar. 22, 1821 Died New Haven, Conn., June 8. 1898 B Tyler Henry left school at the age of 16 to begin his career as a machinist. Almost immediately he became involved with firearms. His apprenticeship was served with J. B. Ripley amp Co., gunsmiths of Claremont and patentees of a waterproof rifle which had been developed in 1839. This gun has been described as an intermediate step between the Hall breech-loading flintlock and the Spencer cartridge repeater. It was never...

By John Doughty

Winchester-Western replaced the field grade Model 12 with a lower cost slide-action repeater. the Model 1200. The Model 1200 is made in 12-, 16-and 20-ga. for field use, 12- and 20-ga. for skeet, and 12-ga. for trap shooting. There is also a 12-ga. 3 magnum field version, and a deer version designed to fire slug loads. While this gun is generally similar to the Model 12 in appearance and operation. it differs considerably in mechanical design. Among several striking features of the...

Diagram Of Jc Higgins Model

A Recoil spring stop B Recoil spring C Recoil spring guide D Extractor E Extractor plunger F Extractor spring G Recoil spring stop pin J Assembly lock screw K Firing pin spring I Firing pin M Rear sight N Assembly lock plunger O Assembly lock P Firing pin retaining screw Q Mainspring guide R Mainspring S Slide stop T Slide stop plunger U Slide stop spring V Takedown latch W Sear pin X Hammer pin Y Hammer strut pin Z Hammer AA Hammer strut BB Sear plunger CC Sear spring DD Frame EE Magazine FF...

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How Rifling Machine Working

Surprisingly enough, many prescnt-dav shooters prefer the original long trigger and old-style flat mainspring housing and will invariably 'demodem-ize' a new gun by substituting old-style parts for the new Target shooting with the 'as issued' Service pistol can be disappointing if the various moving parts are not precisely fitted and adjusted. In racetrack terminology, the .45 Colt pistol is a 'mudder' designed to function reliably witn a good deal of foreign matter in its mechanism. The...

Target Rifle

Exploded View Rifle Scope

ITo adjust tho trigger pull, remove the barrel and receiver assembly from the stock. Turn the trigger spring adjusting screw 35 in or clockwise for a heavier pull and out or counterclockwise for a lighter pull 2 The correct relative position of the breech bolt 9 and breech bolt handle and cocking sleeve 10 to allow removal of the firing

Buttstock Not Shown

Lever Action

Rear firing pin retaining pin long 18. 5a. Front firing pin retaining pin short 19. 13. Mainspring adjusting plate 27. Ejector and ejector spring Loading spring Loading spring screw 32. Trigger safety block spring 36. Finger lever plunger spring The proper relationship of all parts within the receiver with the action closed, cocked, and properly locked The finger lever has been opened slightly and the action is no longer locked. Note that when the locking bolt...

Disassembly Procedure

The .36 caliber Colt Navy pattern belt pistols, frequently called the Model of 1851, present mechanical features more or less typical of the complete series of percussion ignition open-top Colt revolvers regardless of caliber. Disassembly and assembly procedures are similar regardless of vintage. When working with antique revolvers such as these, it is imperative that care be taken from the start to prevent damage to old and often hard to replace parts. Marring of original finish must be...

Thompson Center Hammer Sear Trigger

Cylinder Gun Stoper

Trigger and front guard pins 2 A Remove trigger guord 5 , cylinder stop 8 , and stop spring 9 , sear 7 , sear spring 6 , center pin plunger spring 10 , plunger 11 , from mainframe. Drive out trigger pin 12 and remove trigger assembly trigger 13 , trigger spring 17 , lifter 14 , lifter pin 15 , lever and spring assembly 16 . Diagram shows relative position of these parts assembled. Remove hammer screw 23 and gently drive out hammer screw stud 24 using care not to damage stud threads. Remove...

Feinwerkbau

Senapan Feinwerkbau Pompa

Firing pin spring guide and ejector 5 Reassemble in reverse. In replacing . the toggle link and breechblock assembly of the older-version pistol, depress tip of sear with a punch. ITo field strip the Erma pistol, remove . the magazine 20 and clear the chamber. Cock the pistol by pulling the rear toggle link 14 up and to the rear. Push the barrel and receiver assembly forward with the thumb as shown, and remove the locking bolt 38 to the left. 2 Release thumb pressure on rear tog-. gle link,...

Note Right Hand Grip Is Not Shown

Pedersen Rifle Clip

En bloc clip Type of clip used with Ml Garand and other rifles. The clip and cartridges are inserted into magazine en bloc together , and the magazine will not work without it. This type of clip was introduced in the 1880's with the Austro-Hungarian M nnlicher straight-pull rifles. It was first used in this country during the 1920's in the Pedersen semiautomatic rifle, and later in Garand semi-automatic rifles. Back position Shooting position in which shooter lies on his back and supports front...

Edward Maynard

Invented the tape primer and a breech-loading rifle Born Madison, N. Y., Apr. 26, 1813 Died Washington, D. C., May 4, 1891 Edward Maynard was a brilliant dental theorist who wanted to be a soldier. Born on a farm in upstate New York, he managed to obtain an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Frail health, however, forced him to resign during his first year and turn to dentistry instead. As a dentist, Maynard achieved an eminent reputation. After completing his training, he...

Remington Nylon 76 Parts

Remington Nylon Lever Action Rifle

IMake sure rifle is unloaded before starting disassembly. When action is open, colored magazine follower should be visible through ejection port. Push safety 49 to the rear on safe position, and work lever 35 to cock rifle. Unscrew and remove the two cover screws 13 , and lift receiver cover assembly 48 from stock 59 . Like the Nylon 66, the Nylon 76 features a one-piece stock, receiver, and fore-end produced from high-strength Du Pont structural Nylon. Due to this unusual construction,...

Horace Smith

Uberti 1873 Short Rifle Images

Born Cheshire, Mass., Oct. 28, 1808 Died Springfield, Mass., an. 15, 1893 Horace Smith was associated with the manufacture of firearms almost from his birth. His father, who was a carpenter by trade, worked at the Springfield Armory. When young Horace completed his public school education at the age of 16, he too obtained employment there as a gunsmith's apprentice, and he continued to work in the Armory for the next 18 years. After leaving Springfield he worked briefly in a number of other gun...

Hugh

Filled one of the earliest musket contracts in America Born Loch winnoch, Scotland, Jan. 2, 1715 Died Bridgewater, Mass Dec. 6, 1798 Hugh Orr was a fine mechanic with a naturally inventive turn of mind. By the time he came to America in 1740 he was already a gunsmith, lockmakcr. and an accomplished forger of edged tools. A year after his arrival, lie moved to East Bridgewater. Mass., and went to work for a manufacturer of scythes. When his employer retired a few years later, Orr becamc owner of...

Directions For Assembly

Sako Tri Ace Extractor

To assemble slide Insert extractor into slide with its flat side parallel to recess wall and push inward until notch near rear of extractor is opposite notch in right side of recess wall. ' Place firing pin spring on firing pin and insert assembly into firing pin hole in slide. Depress firing pin with fingertip and at same time insert firing pin stop with its rounded edge up and notch to left. Push upward on firing pin stop until it engages shoulder at rear of firing pin, thus holding firing...

German

Rifle Upper 100 Magazine

1 Press magazine catch 40 forward and remove magazine 39 . In replacing magazine, insert upper front portion all the way into opening in stock, and then swing rear upward until latched. Pull bolt carrier 24 to rear as far as it will go and press inward on right side of bolt carrier latch 20 to engage latch with shoulder on bolt housing 26 . Rotate safety 28 all the way right to engaged position. Press forward on rear recoil spring guide 17 with thumb as shown, simultaneously lift rear of bolt...

Nambu Type 14 Pivot

Bernardelli Shotgun Disassembly

ITo disassemble, first lift the latch 4 , pivot the barrel 3 down, and remove any cartridges from the cylinder 8 . Then, while holding latch up, unscrew the cylinder counterclockwise. 2 Push forward slightly on the rear of the trigger guard 32 to unlatch it, and then pivot the trigger guard down. This unlocks the sideplate so it may be opened. 3 Grasp the lower front of the side-plate 31 where it is knurled, and pivot it rearward to expose the lock mechanism. Lift off the left grip 30 and...

Whf

Passed by any other military handgun. It is admittedly a difficult weapon to shoot accurately and during the early 1920's several minor changes were made in an attempt to better its handling, qualities. These changes included an arched mainspring housing, shorter hammer spur, Patridge-type sights, short trigger, and longer grip safety horn. These changes eliminated 'pinching' of the thumb web, and men with short fingers or small hands welcomed the shorter trigger. The better sights also...

Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney Interchangeable Parts Musket

Applied the principle of interchangeable parts to the firearms industry Born Westboro, Mass., Dec. 8, 176S I Died New Haven, I Conn., Jan. 8, 1825 An interest in mechanics and an ability to simplify manufacturing processes characterized Eli Whitney from an early age. His prosperous farmer father wanted his son to go to college, but Eli was more interested in puttering around his father's workshop. At the age of 15 he began the manufacture of nails there and soon had to hire a helper. When the...

New

Revolver 1890

Co., Hartford, Conn., offered their first swing-out cylinder revolver. It was chambered for the Colt cal. .38 long and short cartridges. Almost simultaneously this revolver was adopted by the Navy Dept. The Army at the time was equipped with cal. .45 Colt and Smith amp Wesson single-action revolvers. The War Dept. soon evidenced interest in this new arm. On Apr. 15, 1889, a Board appointed by Brig. Gen. S. V. Benet, Chief of Ordnance, convened at Springfield...

William W Richards

William Richards

Made Fine Guns and Experimented with the Percussion Ignition System Born Birmingham. England. William Westley Richards was born of a family of silver-smiths and merchants, ancl learned early how to organize production and to merchandise his wares. In 1812, at the age of 24, lie opened his first shop at 82 High St. in the city of Birmingham, a thriving gunsmitning community. At that time such guns as were proved in Birmingham were tested irregularly in private establishments. Richards opposed...

Black Powder Guns

Black Powder Rifle Bolt Disassembly

To disassemble bolt, remove bolt assembly from receiver. With bolt cocked, carefully drift out safety cam pin M and remove safety cam Q from rear of firing pin K . Cover rear end of firing pin to prevent forcible ejection of mainspring and drift out bolt sleeve pin H . Remove mainspring P and mainspring plunger O from firing pin. Remove firing pin from bolt A . Remove bolt sleeve J . Remove firing pin cam pin

Weatherby Mark V Bolt Disassembly

Assembly For Shoulder Screws

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...

Model

The Navy Arms Model 66 Yellowboy was made as a replica of one of the most significant firearms in American history the Winchester 66. Chambered in .22 long rifle, the Model 66 Yellowboy was made for Navy Arms by Uberti of Italy, and was first produced in 1966. the centennial of the original Winchester. This lever action rimfire featured a 19 blued barrel set in a polished brass frame, and was available in three styles ol engraving. The gun was later made in .38 Spl. and .44 40 as well as the...

Not Shown Utt Stock

And eyes from gas or particles resulting from a punctured primer or split case. A convenient feature of the Model 760 is its detachable 4-cartridge-capacity box magazine which must be removed from the rifle for loading. With the empty magazine in place, the chamber can also be loaded by dropping a cartridge into the ejection port and then closing the action. If the magazine is missing, the rifle should be inverted prior to inserting the cartridge. The safety mechanism is of cross-bolt type and...

Ezekiel Baker

Much of Ezckiel Baker's early life remains a mystery today. As yet it has even been impossible on this side of the Atlantic to find a record of his birth. It is known, however. that he served his apprenticeship under the celebrated gunsmith Henry Nock and that he opened his own shop at 24 Whitechapcl Rd., London, in 1775. Here he produced under contract a number of muskets, rifles, carbincs. and pistols for the British government and for the British East India Company. He also did much custom...

How Many Rounds Does A Erma Luger 22 Hold

Luger Pistols Mechanisms

- Luger pistol is extremely popular JL with both collectors and shooters. For many years, there was a demand for a cal. .22 rimfire version of this pistol. and between the World Wars the Erma-Werkc in Germany introduced a .22 caliber Luger conversion unit. In 1964, Erma brought out a .22 pistol which has the same general appearance and size as the German Model 1908 9 mm. Luger. However, these pistols differ from each other mechanically and in several other respects. Chambered for the .22 long...

Remington Model

Introduced in 1963. the Remington Model 1100 semi-automatic shotgun proved an outstanding success from the start. This gas-operated gun with tubular magazine is offered in field, trap, and skeet versions, and various grades. There is also a deer gun version designed for firing rifled-slug loads. 1100 was offered in 12-ga. 2X and 12-ga. three-inch Magnum only. Later, it also became available in 16-, 20-. and 28-ga. 20-ga. three-inch Magnum, and .410 bore V i and three-inch. Interchangeable...

The Bolt Or Breechblock Safety Diagram

Astra 900 Gun

Trigger spring case Trigger spring Trigger pin Trigger Safety plunger pin Safety spring Safety plunger Safety 0. Timing lever pin P. Timing lever Q. Timing lever spring 9 Pull out loading door pin NN from front of action bar assembly, and remove loading door 00 . Remove the two loading door plungers PP and springs QQ . Unscrew carrier dog screw RR and remove spring SS and dog TT . Drive out cartridge dog pin UU . Remove cartridge dog W and cartridge dog spring WW . Assemble in reverse order.

Remington 721 Trigger Assembly

Enfield Bolt Stop Screw

5 Drive out bolt stop pin 5 , and remove bolt stop and bolt stop spring 7 . Drive out sear pin 40 , and remove trigger housing assembly unit, sear safety cam 39 , and sear spring 41 . Weight of trigger pull is adjustable by turning trigger adjusting screw 46 clockwise for a heavier pull, and counterclockwise for a lighter one. Overtravel can be reduced by turning trigger stop screw 53 clockwise until firing pin will not release when trigger is pulled. While keeping pressure on trigger, trigger...

Seth Pomeroy

Benelli Raffaello Crio Gun Parts

A soldier and a patriot of a unmaking fatnily Born Northampton, Mass., May 20, 1706 Died Peekskill, N. Y., Feb. 19, 1777 family famous for its gunmakcrs for over 200 years, from 1630 to 1850. Little is known of Pomcroy's youth except that lie grew up in Northampton and learned the black-smithing and gunsmithing trades from his father and grandfather there, married on Dec. 14, 1732, and became the father of 9 children. In 1743 he became an ensign of the local militia, and his distinguished...

Single Shot Pistol

Simple 22lr Single Shot Pistol

Pull back magazine latch 10 and remove magazine 13 from butt. Draw slide 17 back and check chamber to be sure pistol is unloaded. Replace empty magazine and pull trigger to uncock action. Remove magazine. Draw slide to rear until forward nose of safety 8 can be pressed up into front notch of slide, holding slide to rear. Turn barrel 21 J 6-turn clockwise, push down on safety, and release slide from receiver to front. Remove recoil spring assembly 25 from receiver. Turn barrel 16-turn...

Samuel Colt

1862 Revolving Machine Gun

Produced the first practical revolver Born July 19. 1814. in Hartford. Conn., the son of Christopher Colt. manufacturer of cottons and woolens. Samuel Colt's boyhood was characterized by financial struggle and familv insccuritv. When lie was 7 years old. his mother died, and his father's business failed. Being thus deprived of a settled home life, he spent the next few years in a number of places and occupations. He was apprenticed at 10 to a blcachcr and dyer. He worked as a farm laborer, and...

Japanese Type Revolver

Revolver Assemble

During the 26th year of Emperor Meiji's reign Christian year 1893 , the Japanese Army adopted the Type 26 9 mm. revolver. Designed and produced in Japan, this weapon was the standard Japanese Army handgun until replaced about 1914 by the Nambu automatic pistol. It remained in service as substitute standard after the Nambu was adopted, and was used to some extent during World War II. The top-break system of the Type 26 is similar to that of several older Smith amp Wesson revolvers. To open for...

Shot Gun Parts Photo

Recoil Spring Inside Pistol

2 Pull slide to rear until smaller recess in lower edge of slide is even with end of slide stop. Press end of slide stop that projects from right side of frame and pull it free from left side. Ease slide and barrel forward off frame. Turn conversion unit upside down. Insert recoil spring guide in conversion unit recoil spring and place assembly in position on barrel. Slide conversion unit on frame. Install slide stop from the conversion unit and bushing of center-fire barrel. Place plug over...

Bsa Trigger Assembly Mk 111

Breechblock

Factory assembled to insure precision accuracy. Do not disassemble. JOne each functions as axis for breechblock, cocking lever, and ejector. The BSA Martini-International Mk III match rifle was first made available for general sale in May 1960. Chambered for the cal. .22 long rifle cartridge, the Mk III rifle is the latest of a long series of Martini-action precision target rifles made by the English firm of BSA Guns Ltd. The Mk III rifle replaced the BSA Mk II model introduced after World War...

Forearm

Single Shot Rifle Forearm Designs

The Winchester lever-action single-shot rifle was manufactured from 1885 until 1920, and at one time or another during this period was available in 3 sizes of frame and in 6 barrel weights. It was chambered for a great many rimmed cartridges, ranging in caliber from the .22 short rimfire through and including the .50 Eley center-fire. There was limited production in rimless calibers, including 7 mm. Mauser, 7.65 mm. Mauser, and .30-'06. This drop-ping-block action was also used for a 20-ga....

Hoffschmidt

Webley Self Loading Mark

Enfield Revolver No. 2 Mk 1 and Mk 1 A controversy has raged for many years which is the better military handgun, the automatic autoloading pistol or the revolver This argument will not be rehashed here, but it is sufficient to say that the British army in the past has sworn by the revolver. In spite of the fact that every other major world power uses an automatic pistol, the British stick by their No. 2 Mk 1 and Mk 1 Mark'One Star . Enfield No. 2 revolvers were adopted to replace the heavv...

Unlocked

To take down barrel and receiver group from tang and stock group, unscrew takedown screw 26 as shown in Fig. 1. Pull receiver 1 from tang 25 in a straight line. Remove both forearm tip screws 15 and forearm tip 14 containing operating sleeve 9 and spring 12 toward muzzle. Hold operating sleeve spring to avoid its forcible ejection during this operation. Operating sleeve tip 11 can be removed by drifting out pin 10 . Forearm tip tenon 5 can be driven out of its dovetail in underside of barrel...

Butt Stock

Winchester Takedown 1897

Magazine locking pin spring 15. Action slide sleeve screw cap 21. Action slide lock release plunger pin spring 22. Action slide lock release plunger pin 29. Cartridge stop screw, right 35. Extractor plunger spring, right 54. Barrel chamber ring retaining screw 2 61. Cartridge guide friction spring 63. Action slide lock release plunger 72. Action slide lock joint pin stop screw 73. Action slide lock joint pin 74. Action slide lock spring screw 1 Since...

Crosman

Grips Crosman

The Crosman Series 150 pistol, produced by Crosman Arms Co., Inc., Fairport, N. Y., uses carbon dioxide CO gas as a propellant, and shoots lightweight, skirted lead pellets from a rifled barrel. Commonly called a CO Pellgun, this pistol is of single-shot type, and was introduced in 1954. It is produced in cals. .177 Model 157 and .22 Model 150 . Unlike pneumatic and spring-type air guns, this pistol has no lever or pump. Liquid COs is contained in a steel cylinder called a Powerlet which is...

Trigger Assembly

Push Rods And Followers

Trigger N. Trigger spring O. Sear P. Sear spring Q. Trigger pin ITo disassemble bolt, press in extractor spring plunger E with small screwdriver blade or similar tool and push extractor C up out of bolt A from bottom, taking care to prevent forcible ejection of compressed spring D . Ejector and spring G amp F and firing pin B are easily removed. Reassemble in reverse 2 Before removing front band 4 , front band lock spring 4A must be depressed as shown using...

How To Assemble A Hatsan 125 Trigger

Hatsan Trigger

Disconnector spring retainer Do not remove the recoil spring 10 and bolt guide rod 9 from the buffer assembly unless it is necessary. If removed, reassemble by first inserting the recoil spring and bolt guide rod in the bolt 17 . Clamp a rectangular piece of steel in a vise and push back on the recoil spring and bolt guide rod. Insert the buffers with steel washers 7 on the outside. Ease the recoil spring and bolt guide rod up to the washers. Be sure the bolt guide rod is up against the...

Pistol

Sako Tri Ace Target Pistol

The Browning Medalist cal. .22 long rifle semi-automatic pistol was introduced in 1962. Made in Belgium, and sold in the United States by the Browning Arms Co., St. Louis, Mo., the Medalist pistol was designed for precision target shooting. It is regularly furnished with a hand-filling thumb-rest target grip and a set of 3 accessory barrel weights. The sight rib carrying both front and rear sights is permanently attached to the barrel. The rear sight is fully adjustable by means of coin-slotted...

Simonov Mm Carbine

Carbine Cleaning Rods

The Russians have used several models of semi-automatic rifles and carbines. They adopted the Simonov rifle in 1936 and the Tokarev rifle in 1938. The Tokarev was used extensively during World War II, but did not prove entirely satisfactory. Shortly after the war, the Simonov carbine was adopted. The Simonov carbine also called SKS, standing for Self-Loading Carbine Simonov is one of 3 Russian weapons using the 7.62 mm. Ml943 short rimless cartridge. Gas-operated, it has a fixed 10-round box...

Histandard Model Hb

Standard Pistols Model

For years, High Standard has manufactured the widest range of .22 caliber autoloading pistols of any handgun producer. Not only has High Standard produced a wide variety of guns, they have kept pace with the times and demands of shooters and handgun lovers. High Standard started production of their first automatic during the depression. This gun, the Model B. looked a great deal like the dcfunct Hartford pistol produced between 1929 and 1930. But it was well made and priced a good deal below...

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...

Try It This

Gun Linoleum Block

In endeavor to correct the loose finger lever of a Ballard rifle, I inletted in the bottom tang a small Alnico magnet of the type available commercially. This worked so well in holding up the lever without shake that now I have such magnets installed in all the single-shot rifles in my collection. Manning Distelman One of he best, cheapest, and least harmful rust removers is turpentine. Rust saturated with it can be readily removed if the rlisting has not gone too far. It will not damage a...

Nicholas N Boutet

Remington Nylon Parts

France, 1761 Died Paris, France, 1853 Nicholas Noll Bouti.t was a _ hereditary gunsmith, related to some of the finest gunsmiths in France. His father, Noel Boutct, had been arquebusier des clieveau-legers du Roi, and his father-in-law, Dcsaintcs, was acknowledged arquebusier ordinair du Roi. Both of these titles passed on to young Boutct lived during one of the most turbulent periods of French history, but his skill, not only as a gunsmith but also as a goldsmith and artist, kept...

Winchester 1893 Shotgun

The Kentucky rifle was a distinctly American gun, and in fact it is sometimes called the American rifle, especially by Europeans. Because it was developed in Pennsylvania by the German and Swiss colonists who settled there in some numbers after 1710, it has also frequently been called the Pennsylvania rifle. It received the name of Kentucky rifle, by which it is most commonly known today, because it was a very popular arm with the men who explored and settled the area that later became the...

Book Ii

Allen and Thurber Astra 357 Astra Constable Astra Models 400 and 600 Beretta Model 90 Beretta 950B Jetfire Beretta Pocket Pistol Model 1934 Bergmann Special Model Pocket Pistol 280 Bernardelli Model 60 Browning Cal. 25 Auto Browning .380 Auto Browning .380 Automatic, Post Browning Medalist Browning Browning Model 1907 Swedish Browning Model 1922 Browning Model 1935 Browning Model Browning Nomad Semi-Automatic Pistol 302 Colt .25 Automatic Colt Automatic .32 amp .380 Pocket Pistol 306 Colt .45...

Orr

Fabrique Armes Liege Forensic

The son of a gunsmith, he built his first gun from scrap iron in his father's shop at the age of 13. In 1879 he obtained his first patent for a breech-loading single-shot rifle which he sold to Winchester. Thereafter in rapid succession he designed many other firearms, including autoloading shotguns and autoloading rifles, repeating shotguns, repeating rifles, single-shot rifles, and autoloading pistols. Products of his inventiveness were, and still are. manufactured by leading...

Pistol Mechanism

Winchester 1200 Assembly

11-13 16 barrel and fires high speed and standard velocity .22 long rifle cartridges. It is equipped with a fully-adjustable rear sight, checkered walnut grips and fore-end. and the improved trigger mechanism and firing mechanism. Parts Used in Model EP and Navy Model ET Only 3 Remove toggle link and breechblock . assembly to the rear. Take the recoil spring 12 , recoil spring guide 16 , and recoil spring sleeve 3 from rear of frame 39 .

Madsen 1947 Bolt

Glisenti 1886

Cartridge guide screw bushing 23. Finger lever connecting pin 32. Hammer spring guide rod pin 61. Buttplate screws 2 Note Stock and forearm The Winchester Model 71 lever-action rifle was first announced in January 1936. Of solid-frame construction, the Model 71 was essentially a revamped version of the famous Browning-designed Model 1886 rifle. The rimmed .348 Winchester cartridge, designed especially for the Model 71, was offered in 150-, 200-, and 250-gr. loadings to give a range of power...

Auto Pistol

Ma98l Automatic Pistol Low Pressure

Browning obtained a Belgian patent for an improved version of his earlier Model 1900 semiautomatic pocket pistol. The new pistol, designated Model 1910, featured both magazine and grip safety mechanisms and was striker-fired. The recoil spring encircled the barrel, which gave the muzzle end of the gun a rather streamlined appearance. It was first produced in 1912 by the Belgian firm of Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre, but was not exported for sale in the United States until...

Remington M Shotgun

Ithaca Repeater Lifter

Text by LUDWIG OLSON Remington entered the slide-action shotgun field in 1907 with a 12-ga. repeater characterized by handsome lines and several interesting features. This takedown shotgun with five-shot tubular magazine was produced under the patents of John D. Pedersen, a well-known arms designer, and has a ham-merless action with solid breech. The receiver is closed in except for a loading and ejection port at the bottom. This not only provides safety to...

A A Chassepot

Born Mutzig, France, 1833 Died Paris, 1905 Antoine Alphonse Chassepot . was born and reared as a gun-maker. His father was an armorer at Mutzig, and the younger Chassepot early decided to follow his father's profession. At 23 he was sufficiently skilled to obtain work in -the government arms factory at Mutzig, where lie made su'ch an outstanding rccord that he was transferred to the ccntral arms plant in Paris within 2 years. There lie quickly bccame director of the factory and Controller of...

Johnson Semi Auto Rifle

Smith Top Lever Spring

Mainspring tube cap and buffer assembly 68. Trigger guard and safety assembly The Johnson rotary-magazine semiautomatic recoil-operated rifle was invented just prior to World War II by Melvin M. Johnson. The Netherlands government ordered and obtained 50,000 Johnson rifles chambered for the .30-'06 cartridge. Relatively small quantities of Johnson rifles and light machine guns were also made and issued to the U.S. Marine Corps and Army Special Service Forces. The role of Johnson rifles...

Ethan Allen

He brought pepperbox to its highest development Born Bellingham, Mass., Sept. 2. 1808 Died Jan. 7, 1871 Although he was probably no re-k lation of the famous Revolutionary War hero of the same name. Ethan Allen came from an old New England family, and all his business ventures were family affairs. His first partnership was with his brother-in-law Charles Thurber. Thomas P. Whee-lock of Allen amp Wheelock was another brother-in-law. After Wheelock's death in 1864, 2 of Allen's sons-in-law, S....

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...

Locking Block Action

Shotgun Choke Patterns Chart

Taining pin 44 at A from breechbolt, remove firing pin 43 , spring 45 , and locking block. NOTE Fore-end support assembly at B should slide easily to rear of action bar when fore-end is reassembled on gun. Well-designed, reliable, and possessing excellent handling qualities, the Model 1100 is the world's most popular gas-operated autoloading shotgun. 7 Action bar can be disassembled from action bar sleeve after removing action bar from receiver. Insert small tool under lip of bar at A. Pry up...

Hammer And Trigger Assembly Parts For Series Model Rioo Only

Spur Cylinder Ejector

To date the Sentinel has been offered in 2 , 3, 4, and 6 barrel lengths and in several finishes, including traditional blue as well as full nickel, turquoise, gold, and pink. Grips are of brown or white plastic, with the latter also available in smooth finish to simulate natural ivory. The 2Ys Snub-Barrel Sentinel is regularly furnished with modified hammer spur and quick-draw front sight to eliminate snagging when drawing from the pocket. To swing out cylinder 11 for loading, pull ejector rod...

Chassepot Needle

Needle Gun Cartridge

The name of Mauser has long been identified with German firearms. It started back in 1871 when the Prussian Army adopted the cal. 11 mm. Model 71 single-shot rifle. It was an immediate success since it used a brass case in lieu of the old paper-covered needle-gun cartridge. When the need arose for a magazine-fed weapon, Mauser submitted his design which combined the Model 71 bolt system and the Winchcster-type tube feed. The tube held 8 rounds if one round was placed in the chamber and another...

Remington 760 Carbine

Remington Model 141 Assemble

6 Slide the action bar 1 , and magazine tube 50 rearward in the receiver and fore-end. Unscrew the action bar cover screw 3 and remove the action bar cover 2 from the front of the receiver. Move the fore-end rearward as far as it will go. Then, slide the action bar and magazine tube completely forward. Tip the barrel 9 downward to remove the cartridge stop 25 . Pull the action bar and magazine tube from the rear of the receiver and remove the fore-end. ity of workmanship and finish is...

Real Handcannon

Big Bore British Revolver 577

The .577 .600 Froncotte revolver. Below Cylinder with .577 and .45 ACP cartridges in chambers r. The .577 .600 Froncotte revolver. Below Cylinder with .577 and .45 ACP cartridges in chambers The 'thing' was a -shot revolver hardly bigger than a 1917 Colt New Service. It tipped the scales at 43 ozs. and was of hinged frame construction. Engraved on its barrel rib was the inscription A. Francotte Li ge, and the figure .577 was stamped on the left side. Examination showed that there was...

Piston

7 After shot leaves barrel, a small amount of propellant gases is metered from barrel to piston assembly through two gas ports. Initial recoil of gun causes piston to be displaced toward muzzle due to piston inertia. This displacement restricts amount of gas metered to piston chamber. Amount of restriction is proportional to recoil and therefore to load being fired. Energy or rearward push applied to piston is thus controlled within practical limits, and the user does not have to make...

Remington Model Rifle

Plug Model Remington Shotgun

FINNEGAN Text by LUDWIG OLSON When the Remington Model 25 slide-action repeating rifle was introduced in 1923, its manufacturer stated Sportsmen, trappers and farmers will be quick to appreciate the great range of usefulness offered by this new Remington rifle. Just the rifle for real sport, and for use in extermination of pests. Just the rifle for the trap line, too. Based on the patents of arms designers John D. Pcdersen and Crawford C. Loomis. the Model 25 was...

By Edward A Tolosky

Lee Remington Exploded View

Upper Hand Guard 9. Locking Lever. Bolt Assembly 17. Sear and Magazine Catch Spring 25. Retaining Screw. Indexing Pin 27. Screw. Magazine Cutoff Spring 40. Screw. Nose Cap-Bayonet Stud 41. Front Band with Sling Swivel 43. Retaining Nut. Ram Rod. press fit into stock Rotate bolt head 60 counterclockwise and slide out from bolt see figure C . Remove bolt assembly from receiver. Remove magazine assembly by depressing magazine catch. Lift bolt handle and slide bolt rearward...

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...

John Harris Hall

Patents Bolt Action Takedown

Born Portland, Maine, Jan. 21. 1778 Died Moberly, Mo., Feb. 26, 1841 John H. Hall was born of a family prominent in Maine politics. After attending public school in Portland, he was apprenticed as a boatbuilder in nearby Yarmouth. Naturally inventive, he designed a new sloop with a flat bottom and exceptionally deep keel. A stock company was formed to finance the construction of a vessel named the Yankee to be built according .to his design. The ship never returned from its maiden voyage, and...

Mossberg 935 Bolt Assembly

Mossberg 935 Gas Piston Assembly

O Great care must be taken in disas-sembly and assembly of bolt components of rifles with bolt carrier latch, as the parts are under heavy spring pressure. Hold bolt assembly in left hand as shown with rear of bolt housing against palm of hand and left index finger looped around handle of bolt carrier. Pull bolt carrier slightly to rear and at same time depress top of bolt carrier latch with right thumb. Grip bolt carrier in right hand, and ease carrier forward to separate from bolt housing....

Assembly And Disassembly Of The Firearms Pistols

Remove Lanyard Ring Revolver

Sear spring and hammer pivot IWith point of a bullet, press up magazine plunger 9 and slide floorplate 29 forward. Remove follower 28 and spring 27 . Then cock hammer. Press up lock frame stop 20 as shown. Pull barrel extension assembly 1 off rear of receiver 23 nism frame 19 to free it from barrel extension. Remove locking block 14 . Handle lock work carefully to prevent frame stop 20 and sear 16 dropping out of place nism frame 19 to free it from barrel extension. Remove locking block 14...