Shooters and hunters in the US are very fortunate to have a huge selection from which to choose when it comes to choosing a good, accurate bolt action rifle. Also, bolt guns have lost a little weight over the past several years, and synthetic stocks are readily available for most bolt action rifles as well, for those who prefer their stability over that of wood. Shooters these days can expect good accuracy from most bolt actions, and in the past couple of years, even the trigger pulls on most bolt action designs from several makers have improved significantly. Savage started the trend with their AccuTrigger , and other gun manufacturers have followed suit, greatly improving the trigger action on their rifles. Recently, I received in for review a new Marlin XL7 bolt action rifle. First of all, a bit about the Marlin Firearms Company. Marlin is one of the oldest and best known firearms manufacturers in the United States, dating back to the s, with their reputation built on their legendary lever action rifles.
Ballard 5 Click on any image for a larger view. Not a great deal is known about the man who designed and patented what was to become one of the finest single shot actions made in the United States. His name was Charles H. Ballard, born in in the town of Sterling, Massachusetts. Ballard’s occupation was that of a machinist.
A brief history of Ballard rifles including a model by model identification.
The AR market is on fire. As of autumn , there are almost countless AR product choices available on the market. Even still, almost daily there seem to be new product offerings, and even new manufacturers popping up in the AR market. So with such a dizzying array of options, how do you narrow down the field, and make a well informed choice? As with any gun purchase, before you pull the trigger on that new AR , spend time answering the following four very important questions: Why are you buying this AR ?
How will you use the AR ? What realistically will you be doing with your AR most of the time? What is your current and future budget? My advice is to spend a little more upfront for better quality. Nor will you spend more money fixing or replacing it later. How might your AR evolve over time, and how might your overall collection of firearms evolve over time?
I had been a loyal 94 follower and had tried most of the calibers and variations. Something struck me wrong about the closing of the plant and I was soon out of the Winchester ownership program. One day I heard about the new. Upon firing both, I found the chambers to be to rough and actually had fired rounds brass seize up in the chambers.
Both had to have the chamber polished out!
Apr 02, · Found this useful post elsewhere on the Internet and thought I’d share it with the Marlin lever gun here. By Willy Marlin Marlin Lever Action Centerfire Serial # Prefixes & Production Dating.
Purpose[ edit ] The primary purpose is to be a handy all-in-one projectile, right quantity of propellant, primer for a shot. In modern, automatic weapons, it also provides the energy to move the parts of the gun which make it fire repeatedly. Many weapons were designed to make use of a readily available cartridge, or a new one with new qualities. The cartridge case seals a firing chamber in all directions excepting the bore. A firing pin strikes the primer and ignites it.
The primer compound deflagrates , it does not detonate that is, it rapidly burns, but does not explode.
Fryxell Marlin Firearms, the very name conjures the image of a lean horseman, with a red bandana wrapped around his dusty neck and a work-worn felt hat jammed awkwardly onto his head, his chestnut mount braced at a sudden stop, and both of them are intently focused on something just out of the picture. The Marlin levergun is poised, almost at port-arms, ready to snap to the rider’s bestubbled face and deal the unseen threat a leaden blow.
It is a picture of a man, independent and free, taking care of himself. This image has captivated generations of American shooters, and undoubtedly has helped sell countless Marlin rifles over the years. After all, it is one of the central facets of how we Americans view ourselves — independent, free, and capable. The Marlin rifleman this long-standing Marlin advertising image was used as the cover art on William Brophy’s excellent history of Marlin Firearms Most American shooters know that Marlin has been around for quite a while, and that they have been making excellent leverguns for many years, but may not realize all the twists and turns in the trail that has made Marlin what it is today.
The silencer is typically a hollow metal tube manufactured from steel, aluminum, or titanium and contains expansion chambers. This device, typically cylindrical in shape, attaches to the muzzle of a pistol, submachine gun, or “can”-type silencers (so-called as they often resemble a beverage can), may be detached by the user and attached to a different firearm.
The Wadcutter OK, how many of you read the title and immediately thought, “Oh great, another re-hashing of the. And your next thought was probably either “2. That’s all well and good, but there’s a whale of a lot more to the kindly old wadcutter than bullseye loads for your pet K Masterpiece you do have a pet K Masterpiece, don’t you? There’s a lot of fertile ground here, so let’s go back and start at the beginning.
History of competitive pistol marksmanship and the role of the wadcutter Competitive marksmanship has been around ever since that second caveman learned how to throw a rock. It’s simple human nature that he take his newfound skill and challenge the first rock-throwing caveman to see who could throw their rock more accurately, or farther, or who could throw the bigger rock, or hit a moving target, or be the first to knock over yonder rotten stump you know, the pretty much same games we play today with guns.
As new technologies appeared, these primitive competitions evolved to keep pace, and assimilated weapon systems like slings, spears, atl-atl’s, boomerangs, bolos, throwing knives and axes, short bows, long-bows, crossbows, handcannons, muskets, rifles, pistols and shotguns. It’s entertaining to recognize that skeet, IPSC, basketball, hockey and golf all share this common origin — all are manually directed competitive events with the goal of placing a projectile on a remote target.
History[ edit ] The. Colt began work on the revolver in , and submitted a sample to the U. Army in late The revolver was accepted for purchase in
The Colt cartridge, which is sometimes called Long Colt, LC, or ×33mmR, is a handgun cartridge dating to It was originally a black-powder revolver round developed for the Colt Single Action Army cartridge was adopted by the U.S. Army in and served as an official US military handgun cartridge for 14 years. While it is sometimes referred to as Long.
Originally Posted by muddly The 35 Remington it will be. The rimmed version is intriguing Of course there’s the or Anyway, I have the dies, brass etc. I’ll get a better idea on the 35’s performance this year. My Savage B will hopefully get some blood on her. Up to now, the only thing I’ve popped with the 35 was a doe. The grain Core Lokt at fps made her face from the eyeballs forward Maybe I’ll wind up with a rack of yard freezer fillers! While it would seem intuitive to use the rimmed version of the 35 Remington, formed from British brass, that’s not actually what I’m doing.
I’m turning the rim off and cutting in an extractor groove, well, technically a good friend of mine is doing that! If I was buying a custom 35 Remington barrel for an Encore, and I planned to make brass for it from British, I would likely have the chamber cut counter-bore to allow for the rim.
Found this useful post elsewhere on the Internet and thought I’d share it with the Marlin lever gun here. Blued receiver Short Actions: The old Marlin Records only reflect what was written down in the ledgers. There are many blank serial number lines that we know guns were made, but not recorded.
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I was opposed to comparison reports until it was recently pointed out to me that we buy electronics that way. These are two high-end spring-piston airguns that are similar in price, features and quality. When a buyer looks at these guns, he should not be distracted by other spring guns or even by other powerplants. He wants a good, solid underlever spring-piston air rifle, and these 2 are at the top of the list.
New buyers may be confused by these 2 rifles that appear so similar. Here are some comparative specs: It comes from the box with nearly zero vibration in the shot cycle and only a little recoil.
This page contains unmarked spoilers for the Jurassic Park film trilogy. You Have Been Warned! Life finally found a way. It is the first of a new era in the series, but it still follows the continuity set by the three previous films. Colin Trevorrow directed it, while Steven Spielberg remained on as an executive producer.
Oct 14, · Just one caveat: If his is a Garand or other gas gun, you want to stay with one of the ‘s or Varget. The slower powders can raise the gas port pressures excessively.
The client wanted to finish it himself. The lock is amazingly quick, the trigger pull soft and easy. For safe, just push the cock away from the pan. It is a functionally elegant hunting rifle. It could also serve the British re-enactor, playing Sir Whatshisname Drummond touring the West during the fur trade days.
The rifle is very accurate with 60 gr FFg and a. It is a very stout rifle, British fashion, better than a Hawken.
History[ edit ] American inventor Hiram Percy Maxim , son of Maxim gun inventor Hiram Stevens Maxim and co-founder of the ARRL , is usually credited with inventing and selling the first commercially successful silencer around , receiving a patent for it on March 30, Roosevelt at the White House. While Roosevelt finished his message, Donovan turned his back and fired ten shots into a sandbag he had brought with him, announced what he had done and handed the smoking gun to the astonished president.
In the same year, the American Silencer Association ASA was founded by US manufacturers of silencers, with the same goals of moving silencers into the mainstream.
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Daisy 25 dating information — Part 1 Posted on by B. One of them, the one about the Daisy No. They want to know which version of the gun they have. This will give me a page to which I can refer people in the future. Even though this report will not be exhaustive, it will take more than one part to complete. Believe me, this will be a lot more informative than counting the grooves on the pump handle, which is about all we knew to do 20 years ago.
When I began collecting 25s, not a lot was known about them, or at least not a lot was written about them. A man by the name John Steed set about documenting 25s and all their characteristics in the mid s, and he published a small booklet of facts so dry they will put most non-collectors to sleep. Also, you have to bear in mind that Daisy never threw away anything. After they made changes to a design, they would continue to use the old parts until they ran out.
So, we must be careful not to invent a new type of variation on the evidence of one gun. John Steed knew that, and I want you to keep it in mind, as well. Daisy began making the No.