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Owen Guns Bulletin Edition 35 March 2010

Blog February 14, 2010

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


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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.


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We have over a 1000 Gun Books in stock.
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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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By Dan Shideler

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It’s all here: Rifles, handguns & shotguns,Tactical gear, Engraved & custom guns, Latest Ammunition,Rifle, Hanguns, Air Rifles,Gunsmithing Supplies,Muzzleloaders,Firearms products for All.
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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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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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Tasco is 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 rights sized for target or hunting.  They were selling for $188. Now Only a very special


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Firing Pin Protrusion
Firing pin protrusion, that is the distance that the firing pin projects out beyond the face of the breech block or bolt should be from .050 inch to .075 inch, tending towards the larger amount for large primers and the smaller dimension for small primers, but this differs slightly with different arms, and according to the tolerances allowable in the arm and cartridge. If the protrusion is too small, misfires will occur, while if it is too large it is liable to puncture primers. In fact, with large primers a protrusion of over .080 inch usually tends towards pierced primers.
The firing pin hole in the face of the bolt or block should be a close but free fit for the pin, but there should be no danger whatever of the pin sticking in the hole. If the firing pin is too large the primer cup may extrude into the hole, between the hole and the firing pin,
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A very small and very important detail on most firearms is the methods by which the protrusion of the firing pin is adjusted and controlled. This is most important in the case of the larger centre fire cartridges, where excessive protrusion could cause the firing pin to pierce the primer and let gas back into the action. It is generally controlled by the shape of the shoulder of the striker, at the back of the firing pin, as shown in this Mauser photo.

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Protrusion is closely adjusted and then firing pin face carefully polished into a smooth ball shaped point  the only kind of a point used for centre fire cartridges.

Firing Pin ProtrusionAA

From diagram A you can see how the firing pin is flared at the back of the point to seal or divert any gas which may be directed through the firing pin hole if a primer bursts for any reason.
With the smaller rim-fire cartridges, protrusion is equally important; the firing pin “reach” must be controlled so that ‘it will not strike or batter down the “anvil” formed by the breech face of the barrel and thus cause faulty ignition.

Firing Pin ProtrusionBC

B and C show the methods by which this is generally attained; in B protrusion is controlled by a shoulder on the firing pin and in C by a slotted arrangement with a retaining pin through breechblock.

Firing Pin ProtrusionED

D and E show a novel arrangement where the firing pin serves the dual purpose of firing the loaded cartridge and also acting as an ejector to expel the fired case. D illustrates such action in an Ortgies. .32 automatic pistol at instant of firing, here protrusion is “controlled” by the action of the primer taking up the impact, which is possible in the case of such low-pressure cartridges. E illustrates same firing pin action as it ejects the fired case at the end of the recoil.
Continued in Edition 36.

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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Lee  Breech Lock Challenger Reloading Kit


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 freight.

Understanding Reloading Ammunition

Getting Rid of the Pocket Crimp on Military Brass
In Bulletin  Edition 34 Understanding Reloading Ammunition. We discussed once fired military brass cartridge cases and that they nearly all had a crimp surrounding the primer pocket which the military thought was extra safety insurance for firearms that had oversized headspace and sealed the primer from oil and water contamination. This has never really been proved or found necessary in civilian ammunition and it is an extra inconvenience when you want to replace the primer. As those cases cannot be reprimed until the primer crimp is removed. Brass intruding into the pocket mouth can be cut away, or it can be forced back from where it came from. Reamers are made for the first method, shaped and dimensioned so the original mouth radius will be reproduced and so that the primer pocket will not be enlarged. Lyman and CH makes an excellent hand tool of this type. It may also be cut away with a pointed, sharp knife blade, or grind a screw driver head to the correct diameter and let the edge of blade cut the excess brass off.  Care must be taken to avoid removing too much metal or the primer will be two loose. Experiment to learn how little of the crimp can be removed and still allow distortion free repriming with normal pressure.

CH PrimerPocket Reamers
Most authorities recommend swaging rather than cutting out the crimp by forcing a shaped punch into the pocket. There is a question mark on if it is necessarily any better than properly done reaming or cutting, but it can be faster and more convenient if you have the tools.  One quick thrust into the primer pocket and the crimp is forced back to duplicate the original pocket mouth.
Pocket swaging setups which hold the case by its rim are not good. The force required to seat the punch often deforms the rim. Best results are found with the type containing a rod over which the case is solidly supported. RCBS makes this type for use in a loading press.

PrimerPocket Swager
A simpler version consists of a base and a punch which is just driven into the pocket with a hammer. It’s cheap and easy to use, and the results are fine if the punch is carefully handled.
Once the crimp is removed, such cases are just as serviceable as the un-crimped variety. Swaging does work-harden the case head slightly, but not enough to cause any problems.
More Reloading Information in Edition 36.

Swiss Army Tool Kit $135. plus post


The VICTORINOX “Swiss Army Knife” is over 100 Years Old. This useful pocket Multi-Tool was legally registered on June 12, 1897. Over 34,000 of these pocket tools with the distinctive Swiss cross leave the factory in central Switzerland each day.  Ninety per cent are for export to over 100 different countries and serve as ambassadors for Switzerland.
Karl Elsener, the company founder, wanted to create work in sparsely industrialized central Switzerland and counter the emigration spawned by unemployment. To go from hand-crafting to industrial production was at the time adventurous and required enormous determination. Today, this family business in Schwyz provides 950 jobs.
After the soldier’s knife, which every recruit receives upon entering the army, Karl Elsener developed a new, elegant and light weight pocket knife, with six practical tools. He called this new model the “Officers and Sports Knife”.
After an unparalleled success story around the world, the VICTORINOX “Swiss Army Knife” is even orbiting the earth as part of the standard equipment of the Space Shuttle Crew. The knife has also been successfully proven on expeditions: in the arctic ice of the North Pole; on the highest peak on earth, Mount Everest; in the tropical rain forests of the Amazon, and elsewhere. Time and again, it has been a life saver in situations of extreme danger and great need. The New York Museum of Modern Art and the State Museum for Applied Art in Munich have selected it for their collection of excellence in design, and, since Lyndon B. Johnson, US presidents present guests with VICTORINOX pocket knives.
Today, the “Officers’ Knife” is available in over 100 different models. Each knife must undergo seamless quality controls before being released for sale

Thoughts for the week.

James Madison, one of the founding fathers of the United States, or one of those colonist traitors who broke away from the protection of George the Third whilst he was suffering a bout of madness, said.
” I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
One would think that after the treatment suffered by those colonist/founding fathers the United States would not so quickly forget those silent encroachments of freedom. Of course we in Australia and the United Kingdom never rebelled and never knew what freedom was, we take the encroachments for granted. Still its sad in one way to see the way the media bends the truth to its purpose and encouraging that there in the USA like a candle in a dark room shines a bright message which still can penetrate. This is an article by Larry Pratt
October 6, 2005 which points to miss information and spin that is placed on good news article. I am sure he would not mind us re printing it for the Bulletin readers.
“This was the bed-wetting headline of the lead editorial in the August 14, 2005 edition of ‘The Commercial Appeal’ in Memphis.  The dead assailant certainly found the shooting to be risky, and the survivor who escaped probably believed that the victim posed too great a risk.
But the point of the editorial was, of course, designed to convince us that even though self defence saved a kidnapped man’s life, it is better to do nothing. Makes sense does it not???
No, it does not make sense.
Jacob Evans was robbed at gunpoint by a duo of armed thugs two weeks before he undertook his “risky” behaviour. It seems that ‘The Commercial Appeal’ finds nothing risky for a victim to be held at gunpoint by armed robbers. After all, if we do nothing threatening to the assailant, we will convince him that we mean him no harm, right? That way, the assailant will be nice, right?
Evans went and bought a .357 from a friend the day after the first robbery. Happily, he was not a day late AND a life short. ‘The Commercial Appeal’ complains that the gun had a stuck cylinder, resulting in a very low purchase price. While I would not look for such a deal myself, Evans had an excellent experience with the cylinder’s performance.
The punks abducted Evans at gunpoint (they must have by then decided he was their personal piggy bank). They forced themselves into his car and made him drive them to his bank where they ordered him to draw out $10,000.
Since Evans did not have a withdrawal slip, one of the duo went to get one. That was the moment that Evans chose to pull out his .357 and shoot the other bad guy who was still in the car. Evans did not just shoot him once, he emptied the gun into Leverett Dickson, hitting him with all six rounds. Good for Evans. He made sure that his kidnapper could no longer hurt him.
‘The Commercial Appeal’ was in a dither that the armed robber might have returned fire before he died. Or, that the accomplice might have returned and shot Evans had the accomplice had a gun. Or that the ensuing gunfight might have endangered an innocent bystander.
The anti-self defence crowd does not get it. For the second time in less than a month, Evans was victimized by the same pair. The kidnappers were in the process of looting his bank account. Does the editorial writer really think that Evans was going to be told to drop the kidnappers at their house and be wished a good day?
Whatever were Evans’ risks in the actions he took, they were almost certainly less than the risk he faced of being deposited in the landfill later that day.
Oh, and the now-in-custody accomplice? Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, bad guys — even when they are armed — flee when the victim starts shooting, because at that point the tables have been turned and the element of surprise is working in behalf of the victim. Which is what bad guy number two actually did. He may have even had a gun, but he did not stay around to use it.
As if reading from some gun control talking points playbook, the editorial (in ‘The Commercial Appeal’) raised the problem that a gun might get stolen and be “accidentally discharged by children.” Better that Evans be dead than run the remote risk of some kid stealing his gun. And let’s say it plainly — when the kid steals the gun, he(the kid) is a criminal and certainly does not deserve such sympathy that would paralyse responsible people from defending themselves with guns.
The kid who criminally obtains a gun must be responsible for his own subsequent actions. If the kid is big enough to steal the gun, he is certainly old enough to know that stealing is wrong.
Had ‘The Commercial Appeal’ been living in the real world, the headline should have read something like: Victim Kills Assailant: Taxpayers Saved Millions in Prosecution Costs.
Dr. Gary Kleck of Florida State University has found in his exhaustive research of crime data that one is over twice as likely to be injured when offering no resistance to an assailant as when resisting with a gun. Jacob Evans could say, ‘Works for me!’
By the way, the prosecutor, in an act of great magnanimity, agreed not to prosecute Jacob Evans. Such people give law enforcement a bad name. Rather than menace the victim with a second assault — this time in the criminal “justice” system — the authorities should have had a news conference and celebrated the effective self defence carried out by Jacob Evans. They should have made sure that the criminal element hears that in Memphis, folks have no problem seeing thugs dead in the gutter.”

I think they should have given Evans  a medal.

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Then to top it off, and to demonstrate how we should be thinking and acting. Even if this has not been done, it shows how are arguments should be presented and  turned to the correct way of thinking.

“Vermont State Rep. Fred Maslack has read the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as Vermont ‘s own Constitution very carefully, and his strict interpretation of these documents is popping some eyeballs in New England and elsewhere.

Maslack recently proposed a bill to register “non-gun-owners” and require them to pay a $500 fee to the state. Thus Vermont would become the first state to require a permit for the luxury of going about unarmed and assess a fee of $500 for the privilege of not owning a gun. Maslack read the “militia” phrase of the Second Amendment as not only the right of the individual citizen to bear arms, but as a clear mandate to do so. He believes that universal gun ownership was advocated by the Framers of the Constitution as an antidote to a “monopoly of force” by the government as well as criminals. Vermont ‘s constitution states explicitly that “the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State” and those persons who are “conscientiously scrupulous of bearing arms” shall be required to “pay such equivalent..”
Clearly, says Maslack, Vermonters have a constitutional obligation to arm themselves, so that they are capable of responding to “any situation that may arise.”

Under the bill, adults who choose not to own a firearm would be required to register their name, address, Social Security Number, and driver’s license number with the state. “There is a legitimate government interest in knowing who is not prepared to defend the state should they be asked to do so,” Maslack says
Vermont already boasts a high rate of gun ownership along with the least restrictive laws of any state .. it’s currently the only state that allows a citizen to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. This combination of plenty of guns and few laws regulating them has resulted in a crime rate that is the third lowest in the nation.
” America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”
This makes sense! There is no reason why gun owners should have to pay taxes to support police protection for people not wanting to own guns. Let them contribute their fair share and pay their own way.”

Yes, I know that they have it so good, they don’t appreciate what they have and cannot understand what its like to have the boot on the windpipe, as we get stamped on in Australia, but its not because we are different people, or the country is different, or conditions are different, its just that they think differently so they can express freedom and we have lost it. We are so enslaved we cannot even express what we think to our friends and work mates. Some shooters in Australia, keep it a secret, how can we win anything with a mind set like that?


Bushnell Elite Rifles Scopes 3–9 x 40


These Japanese manufactured rifle scopes made for the big companies in the USA are improving there quality, constantly closing the gaps between them and their European competitors. The only thing that separates most top end scopes these days is the price.

Bushnell Elite Rifles Scopes 3–9 x 40


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Manual for Glock Pistols Models 17,17L,19,20,21,22,23,24

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