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Owen Guns Bulletin May 2015 Edition 105

Understanding Firearm Cleaning & Preservation May 24, 2015

Owen Guns Gympie
Welcome to the One Hundred and Fifth Edition of the Owen Guns Bulletin. Owen Guns began in 1974 in Victoria’s Mountain Country, moving to Gympie Queensland in 1980. For 41 years Owen Guns have always tried to give the best advice and the best price for the best quality to their customers. Having three staff that have engineering qualifications, that have not only gunsmithing qualifications and experience, but have also manufactured firearms is a huge bonus for customers. Combined, they have 96 years of experience in solving customers problems and don’t mind admitting they are still learning. So will keep investigating our fascinating industry.
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The JW 15 sometimes known as the Chinese Brno, the Norinco or the Puma.
The best value .22 Rifle on the market. $195 Synthetic or Wood.

As many of you are aware, the Jain Wia Model 15, or JW 15 Norinco, or JW Puma is a copy of the old bolt action Model 1 BRNO. It has been on the market for years and has a well earned reputation as a reliable accurate work horse. Basically the rifle is simple, it has a simple but large bolt, that has diametrically opposed double locking lugs, (not just locking on the bolt handle) which has the advantage of safer lock up behind the cartridge and broader locking surfaces that resist head space wear, as a high point on a single locking lug can quickly wear and the shooter will experience cartridge rims blowing out due to the excess headspace. It has a simple 5 round magazine which is steel and a steel magazine holder, all features that are sometimes missing on firearms that cost $1000 or more. They have simple trigger system almost identical to the Brno Model 1 that we all had no problem adjusting in the 1960s. The wooden stock is not walnut, it’s just a simple stock made of some unspecified Chinese wood, which has properties similar to Walnut. Rough on the inside but these day have an attractive oil finished on the outside, blink the eye and it looks like a CZ American Classic without the price tag. The action at first is not silky smooth like a Tikka, its a little gritty, but plenty of use, or take off the sharp edges with a fine wet and dry paper and it soon smooths down into a nice action. The same goes for the trigger as it is no frills, just require a little TLC on the adjustment and it always works. Forget the safety catch, you would need to be a Russian weightlifter, a Japanese Sumo wrestler to get it on and off, but all rifles are safe if the bolt is open and deadly dangerous when closed. No safety ever should be trusted, the bolt is much more visible and can be much easily visually checked by all present.

My old JW Norinco is primarily a rabbit rifle. Countless rabbits have been sent to the happy hunting ground, and in the early 1990s I did get a AAA second in the Metallic Silhouettes Nationals and State Champions with it. In essence this is what the JW 15 is built for, it’s a hunting tool that is reliable and solidly built which can be used at the range for plinking and starting on the competition circuits. May JW is also accurate, at 100 metres using Eley Club, I can get a 5 shot group in less than an inch. I have seen it out shoot many more expensive rifles at the range. It is one of the rifles that I will never sell as it has earned my faith and trust in all of the endeavours I have asked for it, and will continue to do so for many years to come. Also at $195. they are the best value .22lr on the Australian market. So do yourself a favour and go get yourself one or two, you will be pleasantly surprised. Ron.
Marlin X7VH at $630 Tiny
Marlin X7 Heavy Barrel $630. in .223r and .308 w.  Marlin X7 Sporters in .222, .223.270, 308, 30-06, $475.
MAIL ORDER , in the Firearm industry has been getting a bad reputation of late, besides the Asia off shore internet mail order houses selling Fake Branded Rifle scopes with clear plastic instead of glass lenses, reticule adjusters that don’t work, but have a red and green illuminated cross hair, all with quality Brand names on the packaging, we have on shore internet sites that offer you pages where you put it in the shopping basket and give your card details and jobs done.
But That’s Only The Start.
Then the problems start either the goods do not arrive, you spend hours waiting on the phone, when you finally get some one the goods are out of stock and you have to wait till they come in, or the wrong goods appear and again you have to spend hours on the phone, just waiting to get through, then you pay to send it back and wait again for the next replacement, or there is an un expected large freight cost that was not made obvious to you when you put your order in the basket.
None of this occurs at Owen Guns, we do not have online shopping baskets instead we encourage our mail order customers to make prior contact, to confirm that we have, just the stock you require, and you know exactly how much the freight component will cost you. It only takes a quick call to 07 54825070 or 0754824099 in shop hours 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays and 9am to 4pm  on Saturdays, or fax to 07 54824718 with your credit card details, email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au emails and fax will be confirmed with freight component before dispatch. We want to encourage contact between our staff and customers, we want to make friends with our customers, some of who have been customers for over 40 years. If we fail, we want to know about it, so we can remedy it. Contact is the only way for lasting customer friendships to exist.
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. On our website 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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Owen Guns at Gympie  have our own Gun Shows permanently so please call in to see us. For a look at some at our other gun rooms please click on the link below. http://www.owenguns.com/gympie-shop/gun-rooms/ All the prices below are prices in the shop, or online but then you have to pay packing post, or freight. So save money and call in, all are welcome.

Its Bargain Time.
Howa $599. Tiny

Howa Model 1500 only 25 rifles at this current special price  17, .223 r, 9, .243 w and 6,.308s $599. Including Nikko 3-9x 40 Scope, Weaver Bases, Weaver Style Rings, Hogue Stocks. First in with the dollars will be the beneficiaries. Phone 0754825070 with your credit card details.
The Howa’s are in  Stock, as of the 24th of MAy 15 we can only hold prices while  these  are in stock. I believe that the Hogue Stocks put them in a class above the other Brand X that has its metal work made in the same factory as Howa.
Mossberg Maverick $355
These Rifles are now in Stock as May 24th.
Mossberg Maverick Rifles, made in the USA, only in .270 and 30-06 great Deer rifles, Weaver Scope bases included, Scopes and rings of your choice at the extra dollars. Only 11 of these rifles are left to sell hopefully this will be in this first shipment and the deal will be repeated. First in with the dollars will be the beneficiaries. Phone 0754825070 with your credit card details. We can only hold this deal until this batch of 11 rifles is sold.

3-9x42 Zeiss (Copy)

Zeiss 3-9 x 42 Plex $493.

Bushnell illuminated (Copy)
Bushnell Banner 3-9 x 40 Illuminated Reticule $85.00
Terra_4-12x42 (Copy)
Zeiss 4-12 x 42 Plex $553.
Nikko 6x40 (Copy)
Nikko Stirling 6 x 40 Silver Crown 4 plex  $44.00

Bushnell Trophy XLT 3 - 9 x 40 $149.90 (Copy)
Bushnell Trophy XLT 3 – 9 x 40 $149.90
Nikko Stirling 4-12 x 50 Mount Master half Mil Dot  with rings   $79
Nikko Stirling 4-12 x 50 Mount Master half Mil Dot  with rings   $79.20
Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot sight $163.65 (Copy)
Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot sight $163.65
Nikko Stirling 3-9 x 40 Silver Crown 4 plex  $46.20. (Copy)
Nikko Stirling 3-9 x 40 Silver Crown 4 plex  $46.20.
To Order Goods From This Site phone 07 54824099 or 07 54825070 or email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au Everything in Stock at the time of publication, we can only hold prices while stocks last.

Browning A Bolt $760. Tiny
Browning A Bolts .223 to 308 w in stock, Doubt if we will ever see Browning Rifles at this price again.
To Order Goods From This Site phone 07 54824099 or 07 54825070 or email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au Everything in Stock at the time of publication, we can only hold prices while stocks last.

Thoughts For The Week.

Queensland Police Job Creation Office, Waiting for a Call from Yes, Minister.

Queensland Police Job Creation Office, Waiting for a Call from Yes, Minister.


If you were one of the good people who signed the Parliamentary E- Petition requesting the Minister of Police to instruct the Queensland Police to cease imposing the Permit To Acquire as it is a Duplicate set of impositions enforced by ‘Police Policy’, during the last few weeks you should have received a late email response from the Police Minister more than likely written by one of the Queensland Police job creation staff. I can say that as the response strongly indicates that the Queensland Police want to build a Weapons licencing Police Empire even though they know it shows Zero results, does not save a life, solve a crime, but costs ever and ever increasing amounts of money. In the Hon. Jo-Ann Miller MP Minister for Police, response she admits that the PTA system is under the control of the Authorised Officer Weapons Licencing, she admits that Police Policy was altered to allow “Like for Like” they Amnesty and the exemptions for Warranty and inheriting deceased estates. Yet, defames myself and every other licenced shooter in the State of Queensland as a danger to the community to find a reason to impose the PTA. We shooters have to join together, it’s not money that’s needed, it is not legal degree’s, we do not need a new Association or even the assistance of some of the current monoliths, all we need is, is unity. A unity of purpose, instead of 2300 signing a petition 23,000 or 230,000 licensed shooters phoning up the Minister of Police on the same day. We have the numbers in Queensland, we could make or break any government if just for once we all acted together. Just a phone-in to our local representative to the parliamentary asking your representative in the Queensland parliament to ask the Police Minister on your behalf, to instruct the Queensland Police to cease the improper imposition of the Permit To Acquire system, we would need about 1000 shooters of the 8000 who receive this bulletin to owenguns@spiderweb.com.au Stating that they are willing to assist. Then this 1000 transmits the time and date phone number of their local representative and must email or Facebook to all of their own contacts arming 200 others or so, with the time, date and phone numbers. Surely there are 200,000 shooters out there and their families and friends prepared to at least make one phone call. It would be impossible for them to block all the lines into parliament and even unconstitutional to stop a constituent from contacting his local Representative. If we have enough participants, it would make the mainstream media. Please think about this and let me know if you and your friends are interested in doing something together.

Please read my ‘Application for RIGHT OF REPLY’ to Parliament. Click here

Reference Ministerial Response to Petition 2239-14 which corrects the mis-information that the Minister has provided to Parliament and supplies as evidence the

The Senate, Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee

Ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun-related violence in the


April 2015. Commonwealth of Australia 2015 ISBN 978-1-76010-187-9

Till next Month.

Ron Owen

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Queensland Big Boar Hunting Championships 2015 Gympie, $30,000. cash and goods prizes 9th to the 12th July, last weigh in and prize giving 12th July 2015. Click this to view 4 minute Video on the event. All proceeds go t the’ Wandering Warriors’ SAS Association Queensland.
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Remington Model 7600 Pump Action .308 w 22 inch barrel. $1350.  Any Inquiries on any products phone 07 54824099 or 07 54825070 or email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au.com.au

Tikka T3 Lite Feb15 TINY

Tikka T3 Lite Synthetic $875.(layby $965)  .223  22-250 .243, 6.5 x 55 .270 .308. .30-06 300 win mag &  338 win mag in stock Stainless, Walnut and Laminated are more expensive. Varmint and Super Varmint are in stock.

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Gun Show Gympie  June 13th to 14th 2015

Saturday 14th 9.00 a.m. -5.00 p.m. and  Sunday 15th 9.00 a.m- 3.00 p.m.

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Held at the Pavilion Gympie Showground, Exhibition RD Southside, Gympie. A Guns Show 3.

Entry $5 per adult, Pensioner $4, Student $2 (with ID). Children with adult- FREE. aGun Show 2

All types of Collectables, Antique, Old and Modern Firearms, Edged weapons, Militaria, Accessories, Books, General collectables & bric-a-brac. Firearm Displays. In-House Catering
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Contact Gordon Mac Rae (President)  Phone 07 54 86 52 08          Fax 07 54 86 5208

0r Geoff Lyons

Ph/Fx 07 54 83 69 58

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