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Owen Guns Bulletin Edition 33 Janaury 2010

Blog January 25, 2010

Welcome to the Thirty Third Edition of the Owen Guns Bulletin.


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



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,


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Marlin Mod 917V in 17 HMR Bolt action rifles.

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Here’s fast company for small game hunters. The Marlin Model 917V V for Varminter was the blued steel launching platform for the 17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire. Firing a high-performance V-MAX boat-tail jacketed bullet, it generates at least 25% more muzzle velocity than the 22 Win. Mag. The Model 917V features a Heavy Barrel 22″ 17 caliber, 4-shot magazine, and a rugged walnut finished hardwood Monte Carlo stock with sling swivel studs.
All Marlin bolt action rimfire rifles feature the new T-900 Fire Control Trigger System.


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Allen Clay Master Clay Target Thrower


Shoot Clay Target on your own property.This relatively compact, durable skeet thrower has a solid steel frame for longevity and is secured via a stake or tire mount. It is capable of launching single or double targets, has adjustable arm tension for altering throwing speed and comes with a cushioned pad that helps prevent clay target breakage during the launch. Technical InformationNotes:
Steel frame,Stake mount or tire mount option,Throws singles or doubles,Cushioned pad prevents target breakage in throwing arm
Adjustable tension throwing arm spring.



Tasco 6x 40 World Class Riflescopes

Tasco is a leading name in the optical industry for decades, 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 rights sized for target or hunting.  They were selling there for $125. Now for one month Only

Special $85.00

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Sabatti S.P.A.

One of Italy’s oldest manufactures , used to be partners with Tangfoglio, made in the Gardone Valley Brescia, they have Beretta and Franchi for neighbours. This part of the world has been famous for firearm manufacture for five hundred years.
Sabatti in .223.


The Sabattis come with open sights, and sling swivels (not shown), they are drilled and tapped to suit Weaver bases and rings (not included). They have a solid steel forged action with front double locking lugs and the .223 has a detachable magazine. They look like the Sako’s of the 1950s before they went to wood to metal fitting with a tenth of an inch gap. For the quality of the wood and finish on the steel work they are a steal at.


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Barska 3–12x 50 Rifle Scopes


Barska 3–12x 50 Rifle Scopes $275. plus postage

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 www.owenguns.com/gympie-shop/gun-book-list
and  http://www.owenguns.com/gun-book/

One 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
The Range Officers Handbook pay by Pay Pal see Bulletin Special Announcement Page

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.

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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 for a Certified Numbered Book Signed by the author (state who you would like it dedicated to) plus $10 postage Australia wide.
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Another good example is ‘Mauser Military Rifles of the World by Robert W.D. Ball.


Thirty years ago John Olsens Mauser Book was the reference book that all Mauser collectors had to have, now this book fairly wears the Crown, It has over a 1000 pages of information, mostly all colour photos of the rifles and markings. This latest Edition has 200 more colour photos than the last edition.Every Mauser story for 1871 to 1945. Mauser’s from 200 different Countries. Ideal for Firearm collector who need to know everything about Mauser’s. Hard Backed, A4 Full format, with semi gloss pages.

$70 plus, postage if required $10 Australia wide.

The Marlin Model 925 5 shot Bolt Action Rifle.


The Marlin Model 925. Is a Magazine loading .22 Bolt action rifle which represents the classic American .22 rifle and is still at a reasonable price for great value. It features an all buisness hardwood stock with QD studs for swivels, 22 inch Micro Grooved Barrel and a 7 shot magazine.
All Marlin bolt action rimfire rifles feature the new T-900 Fire Control Trigger System.


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There is always a lot of talk around the campfire as to the attributes of different breech loading actions especially with respect to their method of employing force to insert and extract cartridges. The lever actions employ a lever of the first class in which the fulcrum is placed at the bottom of the receiver between the acting (finger lever) and resisting (head of breech block) forces. If the end of the effort arm of this class of lever be placed at the same distance from the fulcrum as the end of the resisting arm, then any pressure or force on the effort end of the lever will result in an equal pressure transmitted to the resisting arm. As the length of the effort arm is increased with respect to the resisting arm, the force transmitted to the effort arm is increased in proportion. In existing lever actions the effort arm is never more than twice as long as the resisting arm, therefore the force is never more than doubled. In other words a down or up pressure of 25 pounds on the finger lever is never translated to more than 50 pounds extraction or insertion pressure on the head of the breech block or cartridge. Mostly less due to friction and that they are never more than twice as long.

Compare this with the Mauser type of bolt action in which the primary extraction and insertion is performed by two cam surfaces operating together, one on the rear of the bolt, and one at the rear of the receiver well. Here we have the mechanical principle of the inclined plane or wedge with power applied by means of a lever (the bolt handle). The force arm (bolt handle) is about two to two and a half inches long with the fulcrum extremely close to the resisting arm (the cams). With a wedge or cam, to find the force required to lift a certain weight, multiply the weight by the greatest thickness of the wedge and divide by its length. The thickness of the cam on the Mauser (or Parker Hale, Brno Mk 10 or Springfield) bolt and receiver, measured from front to rear in the direction of the force, is approximately .500  inch, and its length is approximately .250 inch. Therefore any force applied to the cam is approximately doubled in moving the bolt forward or back, disregarding friction. Force is applied to this cam by the bolt handle lever, with distance from fulcrum to cam of about .350inch, and from fulcrum to bolt knob about 2 inches. Pressure on the bolt handle knob will thus be increased about six times on the cam, where it is doubled. Thus, disregarding friction, 25 pounds pressure applied on the bolt knob will be translated to about 300 pounds on the head of the bolt or case.
Very roughly speaking, therefore, with a given force applied, the Mauser bolt will multiply it about twelve times and the lever action will about double it. If, however, we include friction, which is greater with a bolt than with a lever action, we still have the bolt action at least six or seven times as powerful as the lever action in its insertion and extraction.
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This must not be taken, however, as condemning lever and pump actions, except for military purposes. These are purely sporting actions for sporting purposes, and difficulties from mud, defective cartridges, and heat will practically never occur. Reasonable care will eliminate rusting of the chamber. In practice the only difficulties that are liable to occur are from cartridge cases of very soft anneal or from oversized cartridges. Many experienced hunters have stated that it always best to operate all cartridges to be used on a hunting trip through the action, before you go, as they once found a cartridge which could not be operated, they could not force it into the chamber. In nearly all cases the hunters were discussing their lever action rifles. But before you fly off to Katmandu on the hunting trip of a lifetime, with any type of rifle, check everything, even factory ammunition, especially if you are hunting things that hurt.
The fact that over seven million Winchester Model 94  lever action rifles have been sold for sporting purposes , and that probably one million are used every years, is clearly indicative of their entire suitability for sporting purposes.
When force is applied to extract a fired case or loaded cartridge, that force is transmitted from the head of the bolt or block to the rim of the case by means of the extractor hook. This hook, biting on the rim of the case, is approximately .0625 inch wide in -22 caliber rim fire rifles, about .125 inch wide in centre fire rifles of older design, but embraces about one-fourth of the circumference of the rim of the case in the Mauser type of action. See Diagram A to G  in Edition 32.  If too much force is applied to a narrow extractor claw on a case that sticks obstinately in the chamber, the claw may break off, or it may drag or cut through the rim of the brass case. However the narrow claws of .22 rim fire, and older centre fire actions probably have ample strength and width for any force which may be applied by the mechanics of the particular action. With the Mauser type so much greater force can be applied that the broader extractor hook is clearly the most powerful in a bolt action rifle.
So far we have concerned ourselves only with the primary extraction. After the cartridge or fired case has been primarily extracted about one fourth of an inch it is practically free in the chamber, and it is only necessary to withdraw it sufficiently so that the bullet end of the cartridge or the mouth of the fired case clears the front end of the receiver opening, and then eject it from the receiver. How this is accomplished is readily seen by examining any successful breech action.
In what direction shall the fired case be ejected from the receiver? It is generally conceded that it should not be ejected straight up, for then it might fall down upon the shooter, or even fall back into the action. Most actions which have the breech opening on top of the receiver, such as the Winchester lever actions, eject up and to the right which is very satisfactory except that it precludes the use of a normally constructed telescope sight. It is also conceded that a rifle should not eject directly to the right, or to the right and slightly backward, because ejected cases might strike a soldier occupying a position on the firing line to the shooter’s right, or with a left handed shooter the ejection would be in the shooter’s face. To the right and forward is probably the best direction.

More Information Next Edition.

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, 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.

$295 each.

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Dillon Precision Reloading Scales.

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Manufactured by Ohaus for Dillon. When you find out that all those electronic scales suffer from interference from power poles, tin roof, electronic door opening devices, and as all scales varied by the air movements, such as draughts, you may be looking for the basic and in the long run the best mechanical scales.


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So far, we have not yet discussed the different sizes and types of Boxer primers generally available. To begin with we will just consider at this point the difference between rifle and pistol types. Small rifle primers will fit in the pockets of handgun caliber cases made for small pistol primers and vice-versa. The same applies to the large size. Under certain specific conditions, a switch can be made safely. There are two basic differences between rifle and pistol primers. Because of the lower chamber pressures involved and the generally lighter firing pin blows possible, pistol primers are assembled in thinner or softer cups. Autoloading pistols in particular deliver relatively light firing pin blows which simply cannot indent the thicker rifle primer cups sufficiently to produce uniform ignition. Some of the large framed revolvers such as the old Colt New Service and the M-frame Smith and Wessons have a sufficiently heavy hammer and long travel to indent even rifle primers rather well. All the same, most smaller frame revolvers and most auto-loading pistols will not produce consistent ignition with either large or small rifle primers. Their firing pins just don’t hit hard enough especially when fired double-action, during which the hammer travels through a far shorter arc than when thumb cocked. In short, poor ignition or misfires result from rifle primers in handgun ammunition.
Using pistol primers in rifle cartridges can lead to much more serious consequences. The thinner cup simply does not have the strength to withstand the pressures generated in modern high-intensity loads The result of using a large pistol primer in, say, a full-charge 7mm Remington Magnum load is quite likely to be a “blown” primer, dumping hot gas back through the bolt to the shooter’s face. That can be disastrous.
However, where chamber pressures are down in the range of handgun cartridges, pistol primers may be safely used in rifle loads. This applies primarily to black powder loads in obsolete calibers and to lead bullet loads producing velocities less than 2000 fps.
The other difference is in the amount of priming mixture contained in the primer. Large quantities of slow burning powder as found in the larger rifle calibers require considerable primer energy and heat for proper ignition. This means a relatively large amount of priming mix. The extreme of this is represented by so called “magnum” primers intended originally for the largest belted cases and their unusually large powder charges. Pistol primers on the other hand, need ignite only a very small charge of fast burning powder. Much less primer heat and energy is required, so they contain less mix than rifle primers.
Magnum primers just mentioned exist in both rifle and pistol types. Generally speaking, they produce a flame of greater intensity and longer duration and this improves ignition of the harder to ignite and slow-burning powders used ‘in high intensity cartridges. An example of this is found in comparing the .38 Special and .357 Magnum. The .38 operates at less than 15,000 psi with a small charge of easily ignited, fast-burning powder. Standard pistol primers ignite this charge very well. The .357 operates at over 30,000 psi with about three times as much of a much slower burning powder. The .38 Special and most other handgun cartridges are handled very well by the standard primer; but the mass of the large charge of the .357 absorbs much more of the heat and energy of the primer flash during ignition. It’s like the difference between lighting a piece of paper and a stick of wood. The magnum primer furnishes the additional heat and energy to properly ignite the magnum powder charge.
The same relationship exists in standard and magnum rifle primers, a good example being the .30/06 or .308 and the .300 Weatherby Magnum. In fact, the first magnum type primers were produced by Federal for the hot Weatherby calibers.
Incidentally, a standard rifle primer is not a suitable substitute for a magnum pistol primer. Both are designed for different sets of conditions.
Not all primers of magnum characteristics are identified as such. CCI tacks the Magnum label on its primers, but others don’t. Catalogues do identify them by type, so there is no need for confusion.
More in Next Edition.

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Thoughts For the Week

The right hand which does most of this typing is all moving now, still bandaged and white gloved but the fingers can move independently over the keys. Having lost the use of it for the last three weeks, (still got a few places that the feelings has not returned, (due to dead skin) it made me respect people who have permanent loss such as only one arm or worse. Wow, this sort of disability is a huge mental impact besides the pain. Blowing your nose, tying shoe laces, putting on socks, try it for a day, it takes a lot of mental planning and a huge amount of frustration as everything takes longer with one hand. Not just whining, just think that when someone close to you has this sort of thing to put up with, you can put yourself in there shoes and help them instead of just reminding them of how stupid they were to have an accident. Which in my case was a fair cop and I’m going to get better but it was a great reminder to me to appreciate and look out for assisting others who are disabled. Character building. Thank You to the kind people who sent there ‘Best Wishes’ and remedies for burns.

The Owen Gun and The CentauTinyr

Captain Anna Bligh’s (Queenslands Premier) received the glory for finding (or finding the money for) Australian Hospital Ship Centaur and hopefully it does give some closure to the relatives of the crew, nurses and soldiers that went down with her. Captain Anna Bligh chose not to investigate the cargo holds to find out what she was carrying, which is what caused the grief in the first instance. The seventy year lie that caused the sinking and created the grief to be exposed, is that is was supposed to be a Hospital Ship, not a troop transporter carrying soldiers and guns. As I foretold they have called it a war grave and made it untouchable. As I stated in my last missive. “All the relatives will be told is that this is location, a few seconds televison clips on the six o clock news with reefs and flowers over the side. ‘Truth’ will remain buried. The question of why the Australian High Command sent a ship carrying Guns Ammunition and Soldiers, without a convoy, without an escort of an armed ship, without air cover, only on the flimsy protection of a Hospital ship markings, into waters infested with Japanese Submarines will never be answered by our benevolent or malevolent bureaucrats. The relatives will never be told why the ship was placed in harms way, why those nurses, sailors and soldiers were sent to their deaths. Why there was no convoy, no navel protection, no aircraft protection, when they knew that five previous ships had been sunk in the same area by Japanese Submarines, again I say ‘that the first casualty of war is the truth but that should not mean that the ordinary citizen has to swim with weights on their feet up to the armpits in a sea of lies’. If you would like further information about the AHS Centaur sinking please go to http://www.owenguns.com/owen-gun-book/owen-guns-go-to-sea/

This following press release came from a friend in the USA complaining that this story does not get the given the correct amount of media attention as other anti gun stories in fact this apparently only came out on only one news broadcast Fox News. Newspapers TV, Local and State ignored it.

Two illegal aliens, Ralphel Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza, 26,  probably believed they would easily overpower home-alone 11 year old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two-story home. It seems  the two crooks never learned two things: they were in Montana and Patricia had been a clay shooting champion since she was nine.
Patricia was in her upstairs room when the two men broke through the front door of the house. She quickly ran to her father’s room and grabbed his 12 gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun.
Resindez was the first to get up to the second floor only to be the first to catch a near point blank blast of buckshot from the 11-year-old’s knee crouch aim. He suffered fatal wounds to his abdomen and genitals. When Garza ran to the foot of the stairs, he took a blast to the left shoulder and staggered out into the street where he bled to death before medical help could arrive. It was found out later that Resindez was armed with a stolen 45 caliber handgun he took from another home invasion robbery. That victim, 50-year-old David O Burien, was not so lucky. He He died from stab wounds to the chest.
Ever wonder why good stories never makes the news……..an 11 year old girl, properly trained, defended her home, and herself……against two murderous, illegal immigrants……and she wins, She is still alive.
Now that is Gun Control  ! Everyone should be able to defend the Home.
Of course in Australia, Crooks and Killers have to be protected, so that young hero would be prosecuted with a huge range of charges because the world was turned upside down by John Howard in 1996, now we cannot defend ourselves and the rights of the criminals are more important than the lives of property owners.

Abe Lincoln. Rightly said,

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

……..Abraham Lincoln

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Manual IMI GALIL Assault Rifle
Operators Manual, photographs, specifications and details of all types and different Models and Ammunition.
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