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Flattop

Cylinder and using a Ruger .44 Magnum barrel. At that time, Skeeter did not mention the gunsmith in his article as they both knew what would happen and Sconce was too busy to do these conversions. Skeeter's crystal ball has been proven right as many custom gunsmiths have been kept quite busy doing .44 Special conversions on Ruger .357 Blackhawks using both the Flattop as produced from 1955 to 1962 and the Old Model from 1962 to 1972. With the arrival of the New Model Blackhawks in 1972, ,357s...

Fillet Blades

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The old .25-35 in the Model 1894 Winchester (top photo) is still a very effective deer cartridge within 200 yards, and very accurate too. This Savage Model 99A from the 1970's has a 1 10 rifling twist, so will stabilize just about any modern 25-caliber bullet. HANDLOADED AMMO PERFORMANCE .25-35 WCF (WINCHESTER 1894, 26 BARREL) HANDLOADED AMMO PERFORMANCE .25-35 WCF (WINCHESTER 1894, 26 BARREL)

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WfrCt -HtP l' jt *f mi John has been waiting pert near forever for a factory .44 Special from Ruger. Now he has two a 4-5 8 and a 5-1 2 version. Diamond Dot and I have reached the time of our lives when we no longer exchange gifts for any special holidays including Christmas. We have kids and grandkids to take care of and we can get just about anything we want anytime. However, I did get a very special Christmas present this past year although it arrived shortly after Christmas. Just before...

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Grip adapters' heyday of popularity was in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. One fan, Chic Gaylord, was the pioneering concealment holster designer and quickdraw artist of that period. He was partial to the Tyler-T product. They were once a staple accessory in gun shops, but the rise of affordable custom stocks and the massive switch to the autoloading pistol have made grip adapters hard to find these days. Numrich Gun Parts still has the Pachmayrs in stock for some models, at only 7.45 plus shipping....

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Rifle Squint

Practice shooting from the other eye as well as the other hand. In a recent article, one of our writers addressed the use of the eyes in regards to shooting with both eyes open and he advised we all should. An interested reader then inquired as to whether or not he should shoot off the weak shoulder with his strong eye or weak eyed or crossover. Having dealt with this on a regular basis, I thought to give some insight into what we find works and the whys, as in why we care, why we should train...

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_ _ _ _m t j r c- ilf universities offered degrees I in some subjects I've done advanced studies in, I figure I could easily pick up a handful of PhDs. One might be Manual Excavation in Varied Soils. I've dug fighting holes, ranger graves, cat-holes, slit trenches and supply caches in just about every kinda dirt, mud, permafrost, rocks, sand and loam imaginable. It's more than just digging, y'know. There's a lot of math and psychology involved. Did you know the speed of excavation can quadruple...

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There's something impressive about a Big .50 Sharps (above). Using readily available components, the .50-70 cartridge (below) is easy to handload and exceedingly accurate. The McNelly Sharps sports the correct, flip up rear sight with an elevator graduated to 800 yards. The McNelly Sharps sports the correct, flip up rear sight with an elevator graduated to 800 yards. heavy, single-shot Sharps whew When you hit a buffalo, he's yours. If you miss, you can reload. If you miss a man I don't want...

School

Whether you're a 20-year veteran or new recruit, American COP has something for you. Inside each issue is the best mix of new gear, humor and in-your-face features available by cops, for cops. Officer survival tips and weapon options give you L the edge when you're nose to nose with trouble. Ml Detailed reviews of the latest guns and gear help you choose the best tools to get the job done Ml in any situation. Bk A lighthearted look at the job, life and events only a cop can understand will be...

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Notes Group size the product of 5 shots at 25 yards. Chronograph screens set 6' from muzzle. Winchester Large Pistol primers used in Black Hills brass. black powder in my .45-70 Sharps 1878 Mid-Range Target Rifle. The other was a 540-grain bullet from an NEI mold, chosen for the .45-90 because the sights of my Gove Rolling Block rifle were filed in for the same weight and similar profile. Winchester Large Rifle Magnum primers were used for ignition. The Blackhorn 209 powder itself is comprised...

Mirror Polished Kits

440C Stainless Steel Minor Polithed Blades. Kit includes Made, brass rivets, brass tubing, guard, dyrnondwood handle matenal. 8 7 T overall, blade 4 1 4 x I 3 8. 5 32 thick. SS783 Blade Only 23.95 SS783K Navajo Skinner Kit 32.95 7 1 2- overall, blade 3 x I 3*. 5 32 thick SS782 Blade Only 26.95 SS782K Kaw Skinner Kil 35.95

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Alliance

Private Brendan Bottalico, manning the F89 machine gun provides cover as members of his platoon move out to check ruins suspected of containing insurgent weapons caches, during Operation Tura Ghar in the Baluchi Valley, southern Afghanistan. An Afghan camel train Ibelow) passes an Australian patrol during an operation searching for insurgent weapons caches in the Baluchi Valley, Oruzgan Province. Photos ADoD. ' y** r- 'TT ' M flLWi r-ft* v 5 ' y** r- 'TT ' M flLWi r-ft* v 5 Aussie Austin an...

Iisfsa Production Division

Only a small percentage of shooting enthusiasts ever try competitive shooting. Should you try it Competition is fun, it can teach several valuable shooting lessons, and it doesn't have to be expensive. I've been a life member of the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) for many years. USPSA is the USA's representative of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC), both great organizations. When I shot my first IPSC match about 1980, practical shooting competition...

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FT'S MORE THAN A NEW SET OF FEATURES, IT'S ABOUT RAISING YOUR EXPECTATIONS OF WHAT A POLYMER PISTOL SHOULD BE. rrs ABOUT CREATING A NEW STANDARD OF VALUE. EVERY XEXMT COMES WITH ALL OF THE XD(M) GEAR* INCLUDED IN THE M ULTI- USE CARRYING CASE. TWO MAGAZINES, BELT HOLSTER, MAG LOADER, DOUBLEMAG POUCH, AND ALL THREE SIZE BACKSTRAPS. Cimarron's Model 1859 .50-70 Texas Rangers classic. Imagine yourself as the Chief of Ordnance at the end of the Civil War. You know the muzzleloader is obsolete. The...

Two New Monopods From Stoney Point

Stoney Point's tradition for innovative shooting rest designs continues with these two new monopods- the new 4-in-1 P Wfl Monopod 4 and BigFoot m I H 11 Monopod. Both H I H II are designed I I 11 to bring more stability and I I H Bfl versatility for I mm hunters, hikers H ft fl H outdoor H Stoney Point has H H H the H H monopods with H a new generation H H f shaft made H BJH of lightweight I HUfl aluminum alloy IHEM tubes. New H S HG ergonomic, dual- density handle and graphics give the...

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MIKE DUKE VENTURINO PHOTOS YVONNE VENTURINO Rock solid bench, heat, ammo and a target (above). What more does a shooting hobbyist need Note all the shelves in the background. Duke's shooting house (below) has an anenometer on the roof for reading wind speed and a chronograph mounting stand in front. Of late a few readers have written asking about my shooting house seen in a few issues. Despite often being in a less than tidy state, it is one of my favorite places on this Earth to be, and along...

Miniature Corbys

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The Wolverine design features a shrouded external hammer rather than a striker. Olympic Arms' safety blocks the sear and disconnects the trigger from the Bring mechanism. The Wolverine design features a shrouded external hammer rather than a striker. Olympic Arms' safety blocks the sear and disconnects the trigger from the Bring mechanism. like a ventilated rib and better safety mechanism. Depending on whether it is wearing plastic or wood grip panels, the weight of the new model empty is only...

Gemmer Spencer For Sale

BOX 535025, GRAND PRAIRIE, TX 75053 (800) 722-8462, WWW.PACT.COM Anew era was born at the close of the American Civil War. For the first time in history, the American gunsmith, long accustomed to building rifles from scratch using few store-bought parts, was presented with a huge cornucopia of widely different arms using technologies forged for war he could shape into arms more suitable for harvesting game as well as defense. The sporterized military rifle was born. Unlike previous wars,...

Jmj Supply

HKA equipment. Icathcrciafl. yJM k engraving and more. Everything von need for your bobby needs. nww.koifeimtkiag.cum ADD 9.95 FOR SHIPPING Mike Duke Venturino Photos Yvonne Venturino Modern 9mm pistols I could give a flip about. But, in the last 18 months I've bought six guns chambered for 9mm Luger. All are historical ones. A great many people think of the 9mm Luger as being a modern phenomenon. It is not. The cartridge is over 100-years old. We Americans love...

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The futuristic lines of the Wolverine are as captivating today as they were 50 years ago. to manufacture interchangeable parts. With the Wolverine, Hillberg achieved what he had been striving for a modern looking sport pistol manufactured using the latest materials and processes. Its styling was radically modern, quite unlike any other handgun on the market. It fit the hand like a glove and pointed like a laser. In fact, the only design feature Hillberg admitted borrowing from an existing...

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Lyman Sight

Two-dist sei ortiy 49.95 Order Tod-ay 800 628431a M raam m psr, vvmvJjt erica n h rrtfg u n ner.ca m TRvids .hlrnl Q I've got a Winchester Model 70, made in 1946. As is the case with yours January 2008 Medley , there's two tapped and threaded holes in the fronttop of the receiver and two additional ones on the rear left side of the receiver. Lyman recommends using a newer 57WJS sight, but there's one on eBay right now that is the 48F, which is what I believe you used on your restoration. Did...

Javelin

Much of the firearms industry and the marketing thereof today leans toward the tactical application of firearms. You only need to have seen how the law enforcement and tactical side of the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show has grown over the last five years to see the tidal wave of tactical gear manufacturers and new products introduced on a daily basis. Many of us have been stunned by the dunking we've all had to take in the ocean of black tactical gear. In just the arena of lights and...

Clearing The Tangi Valley

Tangi Wardak Vally War

Coalition forces cleared one of its most troubled insurgent hotspots during a 3-day operation wrapping up last March. Hundreds of troops went deep into the Tangi, a valley of narrow roads and steep cliffs along the Logar River through the southeastern part of Wardak province opening into Logar province. The area had seen few coalition forces after a small US military team was brutally attacked and four killed there last summer. Shortly after the first few Soldiers with the 10th Mountain...

Naa Earl And Holster

North American Arms, most famous for their neat little mini revolvers, now has a belt size mini revolver affectionately named The Earl, after the NAA gunsmith who originally designed it. The Earl looks like a mid-19th century Remington cap-and-ball revolver, but the loading lever actually operates the cylinder pin to remove the cylinder for reloading. This month's little giveaway gun has two 5-shot cylinders, one in potent .22 Magnum and the other in .22 Long Rifle. Just one of you lucky...

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This 1941-vintage German MP40 9mm got Duke started with historical 9mms. To the left is a 1938 vintage German Luger or, more correctly, a German P08. talk more about lead alloy 9mm bullets later. If the 9x19mm had only served the Germans as their handgun cartridge for WWI it wouldn't be such a big deal today. Heck, if it had only served Germany as their handgun cartridge in WWI and their handgun and submachine gun cartridge in WWlI, it still wouldn't be such a big deal today. It would be more...

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This big Montana whitetail was taken on Thanksgiving Day by Eileen Clarke, using a New Ultra Light Arms Model 24.257 Roberts and a 100-grain Barnes Triple-Shock X-Bullet. to be less accurate than smaller rifle cartridges. This tendency was first publicized by the late Warren Page, longtime shooting columnist at Field amp Stream magazine. Page published an article in the 1968 Gun Digest called The Bigger The Cartridge about some interesting statistics from the production of Remington's...

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Winchester Steyr

And maybe we don't need it. But for a really tough system I think a simple scope with adjustable mounts is the way to go. In the early-mid '70s Redfield introduced its Accu-Range reticle. Two crosswires near the top of the field could be adjusted by varying the scope power to bracket an 18 object e.g. the chest span of a typical deer . The system worked, provided you had a patient 18 target and a support to keep the scope steady. I have one in a 6-18X Redfield. I don't...

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Hamilton Bowen

This little book is filled with no-nonsense information concerning carrying a handgun. You can go to the Internet and find all sorts of bravado, bragging and macho-ism concerning the carrying of handguns and using one in self defense. It's all nonsense. Mas presents the reality of carrying a firearm. Most folks believe the first rule of a gunfight is to have a gun. That is not correct Both Mas Ayoob and another of our staff writers, Clint Smith, would be the...