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Owen Guns Bulletin Gun Law Alert Edition 59 September 2011

Blog September 18, 2011

Owen Guns Gympie
Welcome to the Fifty Ninth Edition of the Owen Guns Bulletin.

This edition will have none of the usual ‘Thoughts for the Week, or Technical articles as first priority has to be given to opposing the Queensland parliaments Weapons Amendments Bill of 2011. Which will be before the house on October 11th 2011. Thought for the Week , Understanding Reloading Ammunition and Accurate Firearm Design will continue when this emergency is over. We are including a kit, so that all can be informed and to assist firearm owners in making urgent submissions to the local members of parliament. If you do not reside in Queensland police forward this email to any contacts in Queensland as you could be next in line for this horrendous legislation.  DO NOT THINK THAT THIS IS JUST THE LABOUR PARTY. THIS WILL BE SUPPORTED BY THE L/NP UNLESS YOU HELP CHANGE THEIR MINDS. REMIND THEM, DO THEY WANT TO WIN OR LOSE THE NEXT ELECTION. THIS WILL DECIDE.
OVER  155,000 LICENSED FIREARM OWNERS WILL DECIDE THE NEXT ELECTION. The tens of thousands of un licensed firearm owners will not hand their rifles in, so they will not care.

Find Out about this legislation HERE

If we do nothing, Queensland will make law in Mid October 2011 banning centre fire rifles which have a built in magazine capacity of over 10 shots, pump actions, lever actions anything that can take 11 shots,  will have to be handed in for NO compensation. That means Model 1866 (Henry) Winchester, Model 1873 Winchesters, Model 1892 Winchester’s 1873, likewise Browning, Marlin, Remington, Rossi, Puma, Colt Lighting, Chiappa, Uberti, Henry, Timberwolf, and  Remington Pumps, one in the chamber puts the rifles built in magazine capacity at 11and if you have done the right thing and registered that rifle you will have to hand it in for no compensation. There are many more sad, idiotic, sections of legislation in the Weapons Amendment Bill of 2011  WeaponsAmB11 which enpowers the government to misuse its power, by stealing lawfully owned property from law abiding citizens.

Weapons Amendment Bill of 2011

Letter to David Gibson my local member of parlaiment use any material or idea’s in your submissions, letters, emails or hand outs. Like wise with link below which explains the  changes in the Amendments.

Betrayal or Ignorance.When will our representatives, begin to govern instead of spending our money and their time solely in manufacturing legislation, making chains for our backs? Governance is leadership, example, inspiration, ideas, not just control.

Rifles like this 1892 Winchester will be banned, anything with over 10 shot capacity

Rifles like this 1892 Winchester will be banned, anything with over 10 shot capacity

This link  will take you to a complete list of all Queensland politicians.
It includes emails, phone numbers. Also nearly all of the them are on Facebook.


Post, email, hand in, phone, text, get it to your local reprepesentiive. Ask your friends to send one, better get them to sign it and make sure it get to your State M.Ps office. Make an appointment with him or her and tell them what you think.


Name ………………………………….


………………………………….P/c…………… Telephone Num……………..

To my State Representative


It is my submission that you do not vote or support the Weapons Amendment Bill of 2011.

It does not serve justice on individual wrong doers and collectively punishes the innocent by removing their rights to own property that they lawfully are entitled to do. It gives no compensation for this property.

Please pass my submission to the Police Minister, as I do not wish him to support this Bill and will never vote for anyone that votes or supports this Bill.


Sign ……………………………………. Date…………………………………….

If you need a sign for your Range or local Gun shop  a print out is available from here.  CLICK  here.

They are paid to represent your wishes to parliament make sure, they do the job your paying them for.
 If you need any more ammunition for your letter or phone calls go to
The Shadow Minister of Police  Langbroekin his speech on this proposed bill on the 8th September 2011  HANSARD 2011_09_08 Scroll down to Weapons Amendment Act, read for yourself,  he says’,
 which we will not be opposing.”    and this is supposed to be an opposition LNP government, our friends, well with friends like these who needs enemies. The Lib/NATs have betrayed the Firearms Owners is 1997 , 2003 and now are set to do it again 2011. They have to be told why they are still in opposition and why they are going to stay there after  the next election, if they do not change their policy on firearms. 
He also states that 2500 submissions from Firearm Owners objecting to the last draft bill prevented it going further. That obviosly was not quite enough so we need more than that to go to parliament via your local member before 11th of October 2011 to stop this one. Remember it has to be there well before the 11-10-11.
Act Now. Do not put it off, you could forget and feel very bad handing your firearm over for no compensation.
Do not forget to put your submission on your local politicans facebook page so that it goes to all his/her other friendsas well.
Come on, we have to do our bit, others sacrificed a lot for our freedoms, now its our turn to do just a little bit more. It won’t cost you , your life just a little time and maybe a stamp. We were handed our freedoms, others paid the supreme price for ours, we have try and save what we can for the next generation.

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Mossberg Model 802 Plinkster, 10 Shot Bolt Action Repeater $250.

The 802 Plinkster™ is the perfect go anywhere kind of gun, with the built in features normally found on rifles that cost far more. Whether your idea of fun is serious marksmanship practice, chasing small game or just plinking around, the 802™ model fits the bill.
Available in blued finish and synthetic stock.
Select 802 Bolt-Action models now offered with factory mounted 4x scope combo sets.
Receiver grooved to accept 3/8 th inch scope mounts.
Convenient cross bolt safety and magazine release buttons.
Detachable 10-round magazine.
18? free floating barrel.
1:16? RH twist for superior accuracy.
Fully adjustable rifle sights and a 3-9×40 Variable Scope and Mounts


Bad weather, rough handling. Heavy, repeated recoil. It’s all part of hunting, so your Leupold Rifleman is built to take it. You also get a bright, clear sight picture for precise targeting each and every time, even in low light conditions. Mount a Rifleman on your favourite rifle and hunt with confidence.
• All Leupold Golden Ring optics are covered by their Full Lifetime Guarantee
• For more information on construction or use of your Leupold Rifleman riflescope, email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au
• Incredibly rugged – the Riflemans 1? maintube aircraft-grade aluminum to withstand heavy, repeated recoil.
• 100% waterproof; filled with bone-dry nitrogen and sealed for waterproof integrity.
• The Wide Duplex reticle is designed for a variety of hunting and shooting applications.
• Ample eye relief protects your eye from heavy recoil.
• Outstanding repeatable accuracy.
• Fully coated lenses transmit a bright sight picture, even in low light conditions. $260. plus registerd post.

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Mossberg Maverick Centrefire Bolt Action Package Deal $480.


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 Mounts and a 3-9×40 Variable Scope. 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 Maverickwith 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
$480. for package deal plus post If you want to order by mail  Phone 07 54825070 have your card detail handy . Email : owenguns@spiderweb.com.au  

Lee Reloading Press Kits $165.00
All you need to begin manufacturing custom ammunition to your requirements, just a diffrent set of Dies and Shellholder for each calbre you reload. LEE RGB Die Sets from $26.50 each Shell Holders from $8.00.
Phone 07 54825070 order your  Breech Lock Kit and Dies.
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Email : owenguns@spiderweb.com.au  
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 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. 
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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. The Range Officers Handbook pay by Pay Pal see Bulletin Special Announcement Page Click Here

Free Alliant Powder Reloading Book, just email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au and it will be forwaded to you in .pdf format.
Rifle Powder $30.00 per pound for Alliant Powders, RELOADER. Sorry but we have no dispatch facilities for powder. Australia  Post will not deliver not will any common carrier. If you cannot collect, ask a passing friend who has a shooters licence to purchase for you. We are right near the corner of the Bruce Highway. This product is high quality and gives the best results and meters well through all powder measures.  $30.00. Shotgun & Pistol Powders still $25.00.

The Free External Ballistics Calculator NEW VERSION for all Components not Brand Specific.  ballisticscalculatortiny

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Sabatti Centrefire Rifles, Walnut Stocks. Set Triggers

Sabatti Rifles, Walnut Stock, Detachable Magazine, adjustable SET Trigger, large claw extractor.Sabatti have been producing firearms for hundreds of years in the Gardonne region of Italy. The company split from its pistol manufacturing operation Tanfoglio several years ago. The action is a Mauser type with dual opposed locking lugs with a claw extractor. Ideal for the traditionalist who appreciates Walnut stocks. We have most calibres in stock .223 r to 300 win mag. $850 while stocks last.
If you want to order by mail  Phone 07 54825070 have your card detail handy .

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 Instrucitonal 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.
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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  

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  3. Rifle Marksmanship –  US Marine Corps Manual.
  4. Gun Facts
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  6. Norinco Firearms Catalog
  7. Small Arms Catalog
  8. US Army Pistol Marksmanship Training Guide
  9. US Army Pistol Training Guide
  10. US Military Special OPs  Combat Training
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  12. Glock Armourers Manual Model 17, 19,20, 21, 22, 23, 17L
  13. Drawings & Specifications For the Sten
  14. Liberator Pistol-s- shot Workshop Drawings
  15. Bushmaster_M17 Ass-Diss Parts Manual
  16. Winchester Model 9422 Ass-Diss Parts Manual

  17. Charter Arms Explorer AR 7 Ass-Diss Parts Manual

  18. Cobray M 11 9mm Factory Manual

  19. Brno CZ 452 Zkm Ass Diss Parts Manual

  20. Brno CZ 527 Ass Diss Parts Manual 

  21. Fabrique Nationle FAL SLR L1A1 Ass Diss Parts Manual

  22. IMI Galil Assault Rifle Ass Diss Parts Manual

  23. Sten MK II Submachine Gun Ass Diss Parts Manual

  24. Tokarev Simonov MI936, M38, M40 & M46 Rifles,& Sniper Rifles Manual

  25. Model 98 Mauser FN Ass Diss Parts Manual

  26. Glock Manual Ass Diss Parts Manual

  27. Che Guevara,- How to lose at Guerilla Warfare

  28. M1Garand Ass Diss Parts Manual

  29. Remington Model Seven M700, M 710 Ass Diss Parts Manual

  30. Ruger Model 10 22 Ass-Diss Parts Manual

  31. Ruger Model Single Six Ass Diss Parts Manual

  32. Model 1911a1 .45 acp Colt Springfiield Ass Diss Parts Manual

  33. Swedish Mauser Model 189 Ass Diss Accessories Manual

  34. SG510 Assault Rifle of Switzerland Manual 

  35. The Art Of War, 27 principles Sun Tzu 

  36. Thompson Model 1927 Sub Machine Gun Manual

  37. Tikka Model M595, and 695 RH Manual

  38. US Marine Corp Sniper Manual

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2 Responses to “Owen Guns Bulletin Gun Law Alert Edition 59 September 2011”

  1. When writing to the pollies you might want to direct their attention to the following; http://www.police.qld.gov.au/Resources/Internet/services/reportsPublications/statisticalReview/0910/documents/Monthly%20Crime%20Trends.pdf particularly pages 22 and 33. Then ask them how they can justify further restriction on LAFOs.

  2. Thank you for that I will try to also link to it when I send out my next mail out hopefully early next week. Ron

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