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Owen Guns Bulletin Edition 65

Blog May 8, 2012

Welcome to the Sixty Fifth Edition of the Owen Guns Bulletin.

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64 Previous Editions of this Bulletin are available on this site http://www.owenguns.com/magazine/ To Order Goods From This Site. Everything in Stock at the time of publication, we can only hold prices while stocks last. Phone 07 54825070 or 0754824099 in shop hours 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays and 9 to 12 on Saturdays, or fax to 07 54824718 with your credit card details. Details should include Name of card, ie Visa or Mastercard. Name on Card. Number on Card, Expiry Date of Card, 3 secret numbers on the rear of the card.Your home phone or mobile number. How you want it sent to you, ie mail or road freight. The address you want it sent to. Describe which item you want to purchase. Visit this 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
I have began a new facebook page to assist in my campaign to re-enter our Local Council, it would be of great assistance if readers or friends of readers could go to this address http://www.facebook.com/GympieCandidateRonOwen and Click on the “LIKE” button at the top centre of the page. Councillor’s are at the trenches end of politic’s, the bottom of the ladder but it is achiveable and it gives a little more energy to our voice. We also need a new Shooting Range Complex in the Gympie Region for all disciplines.

Owen Gun Instructional Wall Charts

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The Owen Gun, the best sub-machine carbine of World War II. Invented, designed and manufactured in Australia. Australia, that was at that time under threat of invasion by the Japanese. As used, by Lysaghts to train staff in assemble-diss-assembly at the Springhill Works, Port Kembla and Lysaghts Newcastle. These Instructional Wall Chart Posters were also used by the Australian Forces from 1942 to 1967 for training purposes.These Owen Gun Wall Charts are printed on a banner vinyl, so do not need framing or laminating. Great for Returned Service Club, Rifle Clubs, Behind the bar, in the reloading room. Complete with the inventors Evelyn Owen signature. Two vinyl sizes
730mm x 480mm
$40. plus $12 for tube and postage.
1080mm x 720mm
$55. plus $15 for tube and postage.
If you want to order by mail Phone 07 54825070 have your card detail handy .

All over the state of Queensland the LNP candidates are hard at work with smoke and mirrors to disguise the fact that they voted with the Labour Party on the 15th November 2011 to support the latest additions to the Weapons Amendment Bill of 2011. PLEASE REMIND THEM, WRITE TO YOUR LOCAL PAPER AND TELL EVERYONE.
Page 3615 of Hansard,
AYES, 78—
 Attwood, Bates, Bleijie, Bligh, Boyle, Choi, Crandon, Cripps, Croft, Darling, Davis, Dempsey, Dick, Dickson, Douglas, Dowling, Elmes, Emerson, Farmer, Finn, Flegg, Fraser, Gibson, Grace, Hinchliffe, Hobbs, Hoolihan, Hopper, Horan, Jarratt, Johnson, Johnstone, Jones, Kiernan, Kilburn, Langbroek, Lawlor, Lucas, McArdle, Menkens, Miller, Moorhead, Mulherin, Nicholls, Nolan, O’Neill, Palaszczuk, Pitt, Powell, Reeves, Rickuss, Roberts, Robertson, Robinson, Ryan, Schwarten, Scott, Seeney, Shine, Simpson, Smith, Sorensen, Spence, Springborg, Stevens, Struthers, Stuckey, Sullivan, van Litsenburg, Wallace, Watt,Wellington, Wells, Wendt, Wettenhall, Wilson. T: Keech, Male
 NOES, 6—
Cunningham, Knuth, McLindon, Pratt. Messenger, Foley
I cannot fail to notice my own local MP David Gibson is included, and yet on the  23/02/12 Gympie Times  he stated, “Member for Gympie David Gibson Shadow Minister for Local Government and the Shadow Minister for Sport. has fired back at jibes aimed at him by Bob Katter in Gympie on Wednesday.
 ”I would challenge Bob and anyone else to read my speech that I voted against those clauses within the bill that were unreasonable,” Member for Gympie David Gibson said in response to comments made by Bob Katter .”I did vote to make it illegal to point a laser at a pilot’s eyes when making a landing.”
He made a speech, but instead of voting ‘Against’ with the Independents and KAP, he with the rest of the LNP voted with Labour. Even that ‘smoke and mirror’, clutch at credibility about the Lasers, is not true. As I had informed him, and other LNP Candidates, prior to the vote that there was already legislation tied into the Criminal Code to make that illegal. Com.AIRPORTS ACT 1996 – SECT 182 Controlled activities
(1)  For the purposes of this Division, the following activities are controlled activities in relation to a prescribed airspace:
(d)  operating a source of artificial light, where:  (ii)  the light is capable of blinding or confusing pilots of aircraft operating in the prescribed airspace;
SECT 183 Penalty:  250 penalty units. 
He knew it was already illegal, but the Weapons Act Amendments does away with the need for the perpetrators to be caught and punished. As usual the LNP votes for legislation that does not serve justice on individual wrong doers, but collectively punishes the innocent by removing their rights to own property that they lawfully are entitled to do. Is it moral and just to collectively punish all the owners of property, lasers knives firearms, who have done no wrong, whilst ignoring the individuals who have caused the problem and by home manufacture could still cause the problem.
Banning the legally owned property of thousands of people who use Laser’s in their work for surveying, mining, TV Arial installation ( we have sold many to vehicle operators who set them up to ensure that they cut a straight drive underground) licensed pest eradication and many more legitimate uses that lasers are applied to. Allowing the Police to ignore the actually crime of the individuals who misuse the instruments, using the legislation currently in place. That is the modern policing, punish the innocent and ignore the criminals, that LNP and Labour obviously support. Why would the 15,000 law abiding shooters in our region vote for the LNP or Labour when they vote together? They might as well amalgamate.
Make sure, that the Greens, Labour and LNP are nowhere near your vote on March the 26th 2012.

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

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. .270 win up to 300 win mag, $950. plus freight. If you want to order by mail Phone 07 54825070 have your card detail handy .


Tasco has been a leading name in the optical industry for eons, Tasco’s World Class Scope has been an industry standard since the 1980s it is the scope that many others are judged against and found lacking. The World Class due to its World Class forever Guarantee is rarely used we have sold thousands of them and I have been dealing with Tasco since 1975. The vision is quality, the adjustments are precision and the cross hairs are the right sized for target or hunting. They were selling there for $150. Now Only $95.00 plus postage. If you want to order by mail Phone 07 54825070 have your card detail handy.

The prone target stock is so short and straight, with so little drop at heel and comb, that it is not very satisfactory in most men’s hands for snap or rapid shooting in the standing position, but it is ideal for prone shooting. There bulk and thickness give stiffness to a good gun platform which makes for the finest accuracy. Think of an artillery gun which has solid steel chassis attached to the ground which allows the barrel to be suspended without contacting any other support. This is because like the musical tuning fork, every time it is struck or fired the barrel, or fork will vibrate, it will make a sound, if another object applies pressure to that barrel of fork, it will change the vibrations and the sound will be different. As the projectile will leave the barrel at a different point of its vibrations the point of impact will be in a different spot losing that most important aim of the firearm designer, “Consistency”.
When I commenced target shooting in the 1960s the top riflemen who top scored in the Queens Prize at Bisley UK. Unaware of the above and struggling to compete with the No 4 Lee Enfield which had a complicated two piece stock, secured the forearm to the barrel with a barrel band which was then made adjustable for tension, and the barrel and receiver, instead of being in close contact with the wood, contact a number of small synthetic rubber, asbestos, cork, washers which are located at critical contact points in the, nosecap, barrel and receiver grooves in the stock, the washers being seated in circular depressions in the wood, and their surface only very slightly above the wood surface. The barrel and receiver are drawn down to tight contact with these washers by the guard screws and the forearm band. The barrel and receiver are thus bedded tightly on rubber washers instead of on wood. A type of synthetic neoprene rubber was used that did not deteriorate in the presence of grease and oil.  Bedding is a subject of great importance with target or sniper rifles or any rifle that you need to shoot accurately. Obviously the interesting rifles. The No 4 Lee Enfield was particularly problematic as the forearm recoiled in the opposite direction to the butt, as it was ancillary and not directly behind the action, like a rifle scope with loose rings during recoil it moves forwards, the bedding point is the resistance to this at the nosecap. Marvellous, work was done on this, millions of hours of human resourcefulness paid off with exceptional results. This bedding technique was also copied into M17, P14 military rifles and Winchester Model 52, Mossberg, Stevens, Savage rifle 22 target rifles, the only rifle. At first this type of bedding which had been around for 70 years was reproduced and used on Mauser style rifles, until it was found that it was best to discard the nosecap, barrel bands, compression adjustment screws and use the two King screws to attach the receiver to a one piece butt and free float the barrel completely along its entire length. Results from this were awesome, and it changed entirely the way target rifles were designed forever.
The modern rifles of those enlightened days then made there forearms un attached to the barrel in anyway, the barrel groove in the forearm being merely a snug fit on the barrels as it was the fashion of the day to have a good wood to metal fit, it was a sign of a gunmakers art. As soon as they were purchased the owners would completely free float the barrel from the woodwork. Edition 66 More on Bedding.

Mossberg Maverick for the best Game Getter Value for this Deer Season.

The Mossberg Maverick has everything you need, pinpoint accuracy, smooth action and big-game calibers. The rifle is offered in four widely popular calibers: .270 Win, .30-06 Sprg., .243 Win and .308 Win., and features a free-floating, 22 inch button-rifled barrel. A Black Synthetic Stock. Weaver styled scope bases. This powerful combination delivers a high level of accuracy unheard of in a value-priced centre-fire rifle. A side lever safety is utilized for convenience and safety afield, and the all-steel, machined receiver provides the Maverick with positive lock-up for consistent operation. This rifle delivers high performance without the high maintenance. For generations, Mossberg has built reliable, quality firearms at an unparalleled value. This American-made bolt action rifle is the first they have introduced in over 20 years. Blink and it’s a Savage or a Stevens and very similar to the Marlin. Just better priced at $399. plus post If you want to order by mail Phone 07 54825070 have your card detail handy.

Primer manufacture is a meticulous business at best and a great deal of attention must be paid to reducing explosion hazards. The priming mix is very sensitive and must be kept wet to reduce handling risks. Only very small quantities are mixed and delivered to the charging line as needed. The explosion of only a few ounces can be devastating. I was visiting and ammunition factory once and was told that at the Primer making plant in the USA a worker, had an accident, which resulted in thirty or forty thousand rifle primers fell to the floor. With out consulting superior advice he swept them up with a broom and shovelled them into a galvanised iron bucket, remarkable nothing went seriously wrong at that point. Then he went to carry the bucket and a static electrical charge from the iron bucket set them all off, he was the only one killed and after the explosion they did find the bucket handle but not the worker. So Primers are not to be trifled with and are far more dangerous than the smokeless propellent. That is why they are packet in a specific way. Do not take them from this packing and keep them in a tin and shake it up or else you will not be reading the next edition.
Cups and anvils are formed on automatic presses from metal strip, then pickled, washed, annealed, plated, etc., as required. Cups are placed mouth-up in a series of holes in a plate to receive the mixture.
Mixture is spread over a perforated plate, then squeezed into the precise holes, and the plate wiped clean. Each hole will accept only the amount of mix required for one primer of a particular type. The priming mix plate (charge plate) is then mated with the cup plate and placed in a press. Punches force the mix from the charge plate into the cups, compressing the individual pellets slightly in the process.
This is followed by “foiling,” where discs of paper or foil are punched from a strip directly into the cups against the pellet. A drop of waterproofing compound is then applied, the anvil is seated, and the primers are sent to drying rooms where excess moisture is evaporated from the still-wet pellet.
During primer manufacture floors in work areas are kept wet and are frequently scrubbed or flushed to remove all traces of priming mix. Any accumulation of mix that becomes dry is an explosion waiting to happen. Naturally, non-sparking tools, shoes, and electrical devices are mandatory, as are good ventilation and high humidity. Once assembled and dried, primers are quite stable and will withstand rough handling, but during manufacture, the mix is touchy.
Some primers are assembled by dry-mix methods as opposed to the wet method already described. All the same operations must be performed, but each is more hazardous because the mix is much more sensitive and it is exposed to greater pressure in seating and foiling. As much as possible of the dry-mix process is performed by remote control with operators working behind barricades for safety.
When finished, primers are packed in the small grooved plastic (formerly wood) trays we know so well, ten per groove, packed side by side. This type of package is prescribed by Federal regulation and minimizes explosion danger in case primers are exposed to fire or impact. For these reasons, primers should always be kept in their original packaging until used. Next Edition Manufacture of Shotgun Primers.

Our Best Selling Book 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 Officers Handbook pay by Pay Pal see Bulletin Special Announcement Page CLICK HERE 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 Catagory.


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.

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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.

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.$369. each $700 for two. plus registered post and appropriate licences. If you want to order by mail Phone 07 54825070 have your card detail handy . Email : owenguns@spiderweb.com.au

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.

$ 40 Plus $10. to all Australian States, If you have a friend that wants one we can get two into the same post bag.

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