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Owen Guns Bulletin Edition 46 November 2010

Bulletin October 31, 2010

Welcome to the Forty Sixth Edition of the Owen Guns Bulletin.

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Visit the website now. We also have shooting articles and important firearm information for the gun enthusiast. Take away free gun photos and free firearm images for your gun gallery collection. New firearm related material is being added every day. Any Inquiries on any products phone 07 54824099  or  07 54825070 or email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au
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Yet Again its that time of the year, already. The Staff of Owen Guns takes this opportunity to wish all our Customers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2011. Travel Safe and Happy Hunting.

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Gun Books Make Great Presents, Easy To Post and with years of use and enjoyment. We have over a 1000 Gun Books in stock.
Looking for Gun Books We now have a list of some of our many Gun and Firearm books on the website at
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For Example when I was just a youth my parents bought me a 1963 Guns Digest edited by John Amber, I still have it, I read the print off it in 1962 before the dawning of the New Year of 1963. I have many of the intervening yearly annuals, they are packed full of sound knowledge and are an item of value to keep for a lifetime. This coming year is the 65th Edition.

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This years annual is edited by Dan Shideler and has colour 600 pages

$40. plus $10 post Australia wide.

If you need any more details about the other titles we have in our list just phone 07 54825070 or 07 54 824099 or Fax 07 54824718 or email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au

Another Example is our Best Seller as it is Australian written and produced with the Australian Shooting conditions in mind. If you like the small articles included with this Bulletin, Accurate Firearm Design and Understanding Cartridge Reloading and want to read an encyclopedia on shooting by the same author buy The Range Officer Handbook.

The Range Officer Handbook

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As already purchased by members of all Shooting Organisations.Some have even bought two copies one for home and one to take to the club. See Book Reviews by Nick Harvey in Sporting Shooters and Guns Australia in our new Gun Book Category. It explains how to teach shooters to hit all types of  targets, game, steel, paper, clay consistently.

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“It’s a week since I received a copy of “Range Officers Hand Book” and since that time I am nearly at the half way mark. I’m amazed at the at the number of subjects you have covered making it one of the most informative books to be added to my collection. It must have taken you a considerable amount of time and experience to publish the book with information not available in other popular Gunsmith manuals. I would recommend the book to “Range Officers” and anyone interested in the sport of target shooting and hunting.
Regards”

Gene M Cornford P.O.Box 288, Kaeo    0448 N.Z. Firearms Gunsmith, Dip M.G.S +Member of American Gunsmithing Assoc.

The Range Officers Handbook is an encyclopedia or omnibus of firearms and ammunition and the use of them, it has:-
•  90   pages of Information for Range Officers,
•  239 pages on Coaching to Win,
•  110 pages on Air Rifle History &Training,
•  33   pages on hitting Clay Targets,
•  34   pages on Reloading Ammunition,
•    6   page of Contents,
•  18   pages of Index,
•  38   pages of Old into New, ( Chronological History of Firearms)
•  23   pages of Glossary of Terminology on Firearms and Optics
•  Over 1000 drawings and photographs.
•  Over 530 pages in a A4 stitched colour hardback.,
Some, hopefully will read it cover to cover, others will pick a heading out of the Contents pages and read a chapter or two, but no matter how much you know about shooting, reference material is always needed, as even people who rate as genius cannot retain everything. The real ability is being able to find out quickly and easily. You can check that you have the correct terminology, in the Glossary, check the Index and go straight to the right page. This book can be used as an information tool for a lifetime of shooting.

$75 Signed by the author (state who you would like it dedicated to) plus $10 postage Australia wide.

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Chrony Chronographs measure the velocity of your ammunition.

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You have now should all have the free Ballistic Calculator if you haven’t got it already there is a link further down this page. Without a Chornograph to give you a known velocity, shooting is all just guess work. There are only two known facts available to a shooter, the hole it makes in the target and its speed. (Pressure guns are not available to us mere mortals) You cannot test, your rifle and ammunition by how much noise it makes or how hard it kick’s you. Get a chronograph, they have never been any cheaper for this quality and if you don’t do it now they will be dearer when you want one next. Then you will be kicking yourself harder than a .600 Nitro Express. They fold up really compact to take to the range, open them up shoot throught the wires and the light meters will give you a print out on the little screen. They fit onto nearly every camera tripod.  One of our customers fired through the  clear screen, brought it back for warrentry, as it didn’t work. Please do not do this, as they are not supposed to be bullet proof.

$198. plus post.


P 4 EDI-T Head Hunter Shooting Torch, $79.plus post.

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Mount is $47.00  and Trophy 4×32 scope is $49.00 plus post.


Thompson TC Venture, Guaranteed 1 minute of angle, Bolt Action Rifles.

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ACCURACY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
Thompson/Center introduces the New T/C Venture, the most value-packed bolt action rifle available on the market today. Designed to deliver top end quality and accuracy at an entry level price, the Thompson/Center Venture offers a  5 R  rifled match grade barrel and match grade crown, adjustable precision trigger and a classic style composite stock that puts it in a class all its own. A rugged, reliable tool for the outdoorsman, the T/C Venture features T/C’s renowned innovation, craftsmanship and cutting edge barrel technology. Guaranteed to deliver Minute of angle accuracy… 1 inch groups at 100 yards.
T/C Venture features a classic sporter style stock in rugged composite material with traction grip panels, the T/C Venture has a sophisticated appearance with the durability and accuracy to back it up. Thompson/Center’s Venture… made in the USA and backed by the famous Thompson/Center Lifetime Warranty… It delivers the finest in accuracy, reliability and quality craftsmanship in an attractive, affordable package..223, .243, .270 win .308win, 30-06 Sprg up to 300 win mag,

$950. plus freight.


Bushnell Compact Spotting Scope  12–36 x 50

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$205 plus post.


Armed Under & Over 12 gauge $775.

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Armed 12 g Under & Over shotgun, single trigger, ejectors, five interchangable choke tubes the best value in a, new over and under on the market today. Truely a Turkish gun made with from Italian designs, a Turkish Delight with Italian good taste. Silver Receiver Model $795.

$775.


Norinco Model 213 ‘Tokargypt’ 9 shot Semi Auto

The Model 213 original basis was designed by John Moses Browning, the world famous firearm designer. In the late 1920s the Colt /Browning mechanism was redesigned by Russian, Feoder Tokerev, simplified for mass production and chambered in the powerful 7.62×25. It used the Mod 1911 swinging link, short recoil system.
To enable easy maintenance the hammer and lock mechanism can be removed as a single assemble. To improve the Browning feed system the ammunition feed lips are machined into the frame rather than relying on pressed tin. Which on a battlefield where magazines lips do not get the best attention is a great advantage in reliability and makes the magazines cheaper to produce. It was an extremely tough, reliable and powerful pistol and was later modified by Hungary for export to Egypt this was known as the Tokagypt. The pistol differs from the Tokarev in being chambered for the 9mm Parabellum, and a fitted safety catch (WHICH SHOULD NEVER BE RELIED UPON) as well as the half cock safety.
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As can be seen by the inset photo the barrels and chambers are all chrome plated.It has a plastic wrap around grip stock, instead of the Tokerev ‘bakelite’ and a finger piece type floor plate on the magazine, which improves your chances of quickly getting it out and getting another one in after someone has rammed one in covered in mud. The M 213 Chinese version of this also has a chrome plated barrel shown in the above photograph. These are brand new unfired but have the usual scratch marks and rough corners as shown in the photographs. As standard the barrels are a millimetre short for club licences so are fitted with a slightly longer barrel. The steel is excellent and once a few surfaces, such as slides, are polished they are a slick an easy pointing pistol. Eight rounds in the magazine.

$295 each.

plus registered post and appropriate licences.


Accurate Firearm Design

The Williams Carbine short-stroke gas piston design.
About 1939 the design section of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company developed a semi-automatic rifle action based on an extremely short throw of gas piston system designed by ex-convict, reformed boot legger, David Williams.  The extremely short but vigorous throw of the piston gives impetus to the operating rod which completes the unlocking and retraction of the bolt. Shortly thereafter the Military services of the United States Army expressed a wish for a light, semi-automatic carbine which would weigh only about five pounds, would shoot a light and small caliber .30 cal cartridge with a 100 grain bullet at M.V. 2,000 f.s., effective to 300 yards. It was the specifications for a light weight assault rifle, which was years before its time. It was proposed to arm all men not equipped with the Infantry rifle (Garand) with this carbine, and to almost obsolete the pistol for military service. The Winchester design was selected by competition among many inventors, and because the Winchester gas cylinder design combined with a breech mechanism similar in design (although not in size) to that of the Garand proved to be the best, at that time it became known as the U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1. They say that 6 million were made before the end of World War Two and commercial manufactures made millions after the War for the commercial sporting market. Ironically, they were made in Germany and Japan after the war.

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Inventor David Williams showing the short piston design he designed.

The four outstanding automatic pistol actions that have been developed are the Browning/ Colt Model 1911, the Walther HP (P-38), the German Luger, and the German Military 1896 Mauser. Another type of pistol action, at present adapted only to the .22 caliber rim fire cartridge, examples of which are the Colt Woodsman and the Hi-Standard, Ruger Mk1, Browning Buck Mark has been very successful, and will probably have a long life for civilian target use.
The above, are  just a few of the really famous outstanding semi-automatics.
Next edition, How Semi Auto’s work?


Marlin Model 925 Synthetic, 7shot .22 Long Rifle

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$345.  Includes Trophy 4x 32 scope and Mounts, 

$295 without scope and mounts and then we will fit your combination of your choice.


Tasco Pro Point Plus, Red Dot Scope

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Include Weaver style scope mount base, ideal for pistols, shotguns and rifles.


Thoughts for the Week

A little Victory for Free Speech
On the 18th Oct 2010 Justice Douglas of the Supreme Court handed down his decision on my appeal against the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal decision, which had ordered me to pay $12,500 plus cost to a Lesbian Group who had made a complaint against me in 2005. Justice Douglas found for me and set aside the decision of the Tribunal and referred the constitutional questions via QCAT to the Court of Appeal.  see
http://archive.sclqld.org.au/qjudgment/2010/QSC10-387.pdf for a copy of the judgement.
It was good news. (Years of Work) Now at last for a short time we may be free to state an opinion, such as “that Sodomist’s (as defined in Criminal Code) are not happy, they have a reduced life expectancy and their health issues are a huge burden on the community. They should not be allowed to annoy people in Public toilets, Bus stops, Council swimming pools, or other Council facilities, or adopt children”. That’s what started it, and so I have just said it again. Let’s see what happens.  We either have the right to political free speech or we don’t.

Queensland Gun Laws
Apparently, there were 1200 submissions received disagreeing with the draft Weapons Act and Regulations, the Police Minister has asked the police to supply them all to his office instead of just supplying a precis of them and he has set up another panel to vet the Draft legislation in view of those submissions. So those of you who are part of the 200,000 shooters in Queensland, who did nothing,  need to thank the 1200 that made an effort to suggest modifications. It is not too late to phone up your local Member of Parliament and let him know or his staff that you will not vote for him, if he votes for any further inhibitions to your shooting. Don’t worry that you might not vote for him any way as that is why we have a secret vote.

War Is HELL
The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defence. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.” – John Steinbeck
My Grandad spent 35 years in the British Army 1890 to 1925, he had been to wars in the Soudan, South Africa, Afghanistan, four years in France, Russia and Ireland. He sometimes said, ‘We need a good war, sort out this younger generation’. When I was about 13year young, I asked him what the difference was between a good War and a bad War. Quick as a flash, he said, A good war is one you have in someone else’s country.

In February 1920, the Australian Chief of General Staff  General Chauvel had echoed the views of my granddad, when he wrote:
“The advantages, moral and material, of fighting in the enemy’s country are so enormous that it is folly to await the enemy’s attack on our own soil … The AIF had an opportunity to fight abroad and defend Australia so effectively that Australia hardly realised that it was defence and not offence, her troops had undertaken … The community must, therefore make up its mind, however unwillingly, that all preparations for the defence of Australia, thorough and complete as they may be, may break down absolutely, if, at a final and decisive moment, the weapon of defence cannot be transferred beyond our territorial waters.”

The message is loud and clear, you have to do your fighting in some one else’s country Wars are messy and the laws of War, the law of Chivalry is all a fantasy, a Don Quixote dream. Its kill or be killed. Kill enough of them to keep them in check until we have to come back again and kill some more, to keep them from storming all over our back yards. The Romans did it, Pax Roma was peace after they had killed everyone in the country they invaded. They crossed the Rhine on an annual basis to kill the latest crop of Germans, they only left bones behind them. The Zulu’s did the same.  At Magdeburg, in Germany, during the 30 Year War, the Catholic forces laid siege, it lasted from November 1630 until 20 May 1631.
On the latter date, Imperial Field Marshal Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, and Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly, attacked Magdeburg for its rich stores of goods. After the city fell the Imperial soldiers went out of control and started to massacre the inhabitants and set fire to the city. Of the 30,000 citizens, only 5,000 survived. For fourteen days, charred bodies were carried to the Elbe River to be dumped in to prevent disease.
He called it Divine Justice.
In a letter, Pappenheim wrote of the Sack:
“I consider it cost the city more than 20,000 souls, and most certainly no greater horrors and divine justice have been seen since the Destruction of Jerusalem. All our soldiers have become rich men.”
At the time of the Peace of Westphalia ending the war in 1648, the city’s population had further dropped so that only 450 people were still living in the city.
The devastation was so great that “magdeburgization” became an oft-used term signifying total destruction, rape and pillaging for decades. The terms “Magdeburg justice”, “Magdeburg mercy” and “Magdeburg quarter” also arose as a result of the Sack, used originally by Protestants when executing Catholics who begged for quarter. It became a familiar cry like, Remember the Alamo, or Remember Pearl Harbour.

Where ever you have Soldiers Killing Soldiers, Civilians Die at the Rate of  Five To One.
In WW2 when Germany invaded Russia civilian deaths were 19 million, When Japan invaded China civilian deaths were 9 million, when Germany invaded Yugoslavia a small country of 17 million people 1.3 million civilians were killed, when Germany was invaded it had 2 million civilians killed.  60 million civilians died in World War Two in 50 countries. (Australia had over 300 civilians killed from Japanese Air and submarine shelling)
Estimates of between 19,890 and French civilians were killed during and after the D-Day landings, in just a few day. In the Nato bombing of  Belgrade in 1999  5000 civilians died, in the war on Irak 109,032 civilians have died. War is Hell.
When you have enemies that are quite capable of bringing the war to your backyard, who are raising money, buying arms, cutting off aid workers heads with a pocket knife and filming the process, it does not matter if they fly a few civilian planes into building, blow up London buses, or an occasional night club in Bali. The few thousand deaths by those methods are tragic but in comparison with having warring armies on your territory, tiny.  The name of the game is the same as the Romans, take the war to there back yard and fight them there. All this stupidity about making them into democratic countries is rubbish, they don’t want it, they want to be Muslim countries with Sharia Laws. They want to go to Allah with 72 virgins.
We pay our soldiers, they are all volunteers, to help send the bad guys to Allah before they can travel to Australia to bring Hell here. If we do not fight them in their own countries they will be sending our families and friends and even worse, ourselves to our deaths. We would be fortunate if any one buries us, as more than likely we would not win and Australians could not depend on any mercy from those who are so handy with a pocket knife . It could be your head they are cutting off and showing it on the six o clock news. We in Australia have a large coastline and are for many reasons un- defence able.

Three Australian Soldiers charged with Manslaughter.
Now three Australian soldiers are facing serious charges in relation to a late-night raid on a compound in Afghanistan that Uruzgan province that was believed to harbor Taliban insurgents. Six Afghans were killed five of them children. (are they the under 18s and over 10s who wield AKM 74 and grenades) Instead of giving our soldiers a raise or a fortnights holiday at Cronella Beach they have charged three soldiers with manslaughter, and dangerous  conduct. Maybe our idiots don’t realise that you train your soldiers to slaughter, that is what they are paid for and war is dangerous conduct. You put your men on the ground in their backyard the enemy will try to kill them. Your soldiers will try to kill the enemy before they get killed themselves. If anyone in the world wants to put someone on trial as the precedents have shown, it should be our fearless leaders who send them to that country to do, soldiers work. They put on trial at the Hague, the Serbian politicians or the African Tyrants, they hanged about 20 Germans at Nuernberg after World War Two and hanged a few Japanese leaders, for the deaths of 60 million civilians. They did not put on trial the officers who piloted the Lancasters and Flying fortress and burnt 60,000 in Dresden in one night . Neither did they charge Paul Tibbets  the pilot who on the 6th  August 1945  flew the Enola Gay to drop an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, that one act killed 70,000 and another 70,000 died later of radiation burns. As it and its sequel finished the war in the Pacific they were handed medals.
The Morals
As Shakespeare put it in Henry V on the night before Agincourt,
WILLIAMS, “ But if the cause be not good, the king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make, when all those legs and arms and heads, chopped off in battle, shall join together at the latter day and cry all ‘We died at such a place;’ some swearing, some crying for a surgeon, some upon their wives left poor behind them, some upon the debts they owe, some upon their children rawly left. I am afeard there are few die well that die in a battle; for how can they charitably dispose of any thing, when blood is their argument? Now, if these men do not die well, it will be a black matter for the king that led them to it; whom to disobey were against all proportion of subjection.”
Aye that is the rub, Who led them to it? Not that women  Brigadier Lyn McDade calling her a soldier is an insult to the profession, of any side, at any time in history. No, the only blame is on those who employ women to do a mans job and who select a country to send soldiers to. As we call ourselves a democracy the blame is on all of us. I don’t hate Muslims or any particular nation, as an ex soldier I know its just a job;
Wars are inevitable as night and day,
there is no spring without winter,

there is no life without death,
there is no courage without fear,
there is no peace without war.
War is a human predicament.

East is East and West is West and the two will never twain, there are good man on all sides, says Kipling and I believe him. Remember, the civilian  casualty figures above, when it starts you have to win it, and you have to fight it, in other countries. Its just a choice of which countries. We will only be given one chance, if Australia loses once, we and all its people in it, will not exist, no one will show us any mercy. We are a white nation at the other end of the earth. No one will care about our few 20 million here. So as General Chauvel said “The community must, therefore make up its mind, however unwillingly, that all preparations for the defence of Australia, thorough and complete as they may be, may break down absolutely, if, at a final and decisive moment, the weapon of defence cannot be transferred beyond our territorial waters.” Send those poor soldier back to doing their job, give them a pay rise, we don’t pay them enough, Pay the politicians less. Never forget what my Grandad identified as a ‘good war’. ‘One in somebody else’s country’.  Ron Owen.


Electronic Ear Muffs

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Slimline Electronic Ear Muffs
Hear and Protect, Hear normally up to 85 db Electronically reduces & protects hearing 
Protects hearing above 85 db,  Able to hear normal conversations and sounds to 85 decibels
Over 200 hours of battery life , Auto-adjust headband , Solid state circuit, Rotary on-off volume knob.
HOW THE ELECTRONIC EAR MUFFS WORK
These electronic ear muffs are a high standard ear muff in design, they are made to feel light and comfortable for all day use. They can be used as standard ear muff when the electronic component is not turned on and will passively reduce noise like any normal ear muff. They have a standard noise reduction rating of 29 decibel and are a Class 5.
Once turned on the microphone, located at the top of the ear muff, will pick up and amplify ambient noise. If some one standing next to you talks, their voice will be amplified through the speakers in both ear muffs. Should there be a loud noise, such as a firearm, the electronic ear muffs will automatically cut out and block the loud noise. The electronic ear muffs are designed to attenuate noise about 85 decibels, meaning that they will block out instantly, once the noise reaches a certain level. The electronic ear muffs allow you to control the volume level of ambient noise around you. On the shooting range with constant loud reports, the electronic ear muffs will block this noise. For range instructions or to communicate with another person, you can instantly hear them speak.
At the range or anywhere ear protection is constantly required, but you also need to hear instructions from others or you wish to be more aware of the ambient sound around you, these electronic ear muffs are what you need.

$75.50 plus post.


Remington Genesis 1000 fps.

Idea for Dad and Son, For Christmas, An Adult Air Rifle. Practice Target Shooting in the Garage.

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(Air Rifle Scopes have to be EXTRA shock resistant for High powered Air Rifles) . These single shot spring air rifle feature ultra Hi ergonomics in its soft, synthetic pistol style grip and sculptured cheek piece, 28 pounds of cocking force gets up to 1000 fps. Other features include aTwo stage Adjustable trigger, Ventilated rubber recoil pad, Precision rifled steel barrel, Crossblock trigger blocking mechanism, Ambidextrous safety, made in the USA.

$400. With 3–9×40 Variable Centrepoint Air Rifle Scope and Mounts. $300 without. plus frieght.


The Norinco JW 105. in .223 Remington.

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The Norinco JW 105. in .223 Remington.
This is the (Jain Way) JW Model 105, Sometimes called Norinco. These rifles are made in the same factory that manufactures the now famous JW 15 .22 rifle (the Brno Mod One Copy) if you have had a JW15 or know of anyone who had one, you will know that they shoot sometimes better than the rifle they imitiated. These JW105 s are in .223 Remington calibre and have a five shot detachable magazine. They also come with Weaver style mount bases and Quick Detachable studs for QD sling swivels  If you look carefully at the close up photograph you will notice a shiny silver colour, at the breech face,the camera has picked up the chrome plating from inside the chamber. The Chinese are the only non-military manufactures that can afford the chrome process of plating the Barrels and Chambers. They have also chromed the forward section of the Bolt. Chrome plating gives the best protection against erosion and corrosion than anything else besides regualr cleaning. The JW 105 is a copy of the Geveram that was very popular in the 1950s and 1960s, they were very good quality but I believe that Gevarm had to stop making them as the were too expensive to produce.
These are the best value .223 remington centre-fire, repeating rifle on the market.

Brand New $460.


UNDERSTANDING RELOADING AMMUNITION
Powder Manufacture

DOUBLE BASE POWDER
Nitroglycerine is a major ingredient in double base powders, as mentioned earlier. Double base powders do have slightly higher energy content, which means they can be used in smaller quantities, than single base types. The major producer of double base powders for the reloader was the Hercules Powder Company which is now called Alliant Powder.
Nitrocellulose constitutes from 65 to 82 per cent of the weight of double base powders. A common military powder formula contains 75.50 per cent nitrocellulose, 20.00 per cent nitroglycerine, 1.00 per cent potassium nitrate, 1.50 per cent barium nitrate, 0.75 per cent diphenylamine, 1.00 per cent DNT (the deterrent), and 0.25 per cent graphite. This formula is nearly identical to that of the old discontinued Hercules Hi-Vel #2. Some special purpose military powders contain as much as 45 per cent nitroglycerine. The nitrocellulose used is identical to that described earlier in single base powders. Nitrocellulose may be diverted to either single or double base powder lines (both of which often are operating simultaneously at the same mill) at any point before final blending of the high and low grades. You’ll recall a 13.15 per cent blend is prepared for single base use, 13.45 per cent for double base.
The latter is insoluble in ether-alcohol solvent used in single base manufacture, but readily dissolves in the acetone-nitroglycerine double base solvent. Acetone not only serves as a solvent when mixed with nitroglycerine, but somewhat desensitizes the latter to make for safer handling.
Naturally, the process of manufacturing nitrocellulose remains the same, clear through the dehydration stage where water is displaced by alcohol and mix is compressed into a cake.
Nitroglycerine must, of course, be manufactured and supplied to the powder mill. Since nitro is especially dangerous to produce and extremely hazardous to transport, it is normally manufactured in a separate plant immediately adjacent to the powder mill. Nitro plant output is regulated to meet the needs of the powder mill to avoid storage problems.
Essentially, heated (115°-120°F) glycerine is combined with highly concentrated nitric and sulphuric acids and agitated. Eventually, the nitroglycerine and spent acids are separated, the latter being recovered for re concentration and further use.
The nitroglycerine is washed and purified to remove acid traces, then stabilized and neutralized, and stored under water. All that remains is to incorporate it in powder, before it blows up. The manufacturing process is certainly far from as simple as the foregoing might indicate. It is not, however, the purpose of this volume to be a text on nitroglycerine manufacture, and the foregoing is sufficient for an understanding of the manufacture of double base powder.
Continued in Edition 47


Lee  Breech Lock Challenger Reloading Kit

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Includes Sold Cast ‘O’ Frame Press, Scales, Powder Measure, Case Trimmers, Case Lube, Auto Primer and Powder Funnel. All you need is Dies and shell holders for your calibres.
The Breech Lock Challenger Kit, A Reloading Kit Gift at $199.

An Extra benefit includes a Lee Auto Primer all for $199. plus frieght.

Any Inquiries on any products phone 07 54824099  or  07 54825070 or email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au
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BAIT THROWERS

Sling Shots as seen in use on the Streets of Bankok. If you cannot get a firearm seems as though these are the next best thing to take on the M16 opposition. Even though they lost the battle for the streets they won points for bravery. These have an internal magazine for quick loading, Extra effective using round lead musket balls for ammo.

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