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Owen Guns Bulletin Edition 39 June 2010

Blog May 31, 2010

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


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Sabatti .223

Walnut Stock, Detachable Magazine, adjustable 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.


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CZ (BRNO) 452 American Classic $497.

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Swiss Army Tool Kit $135. plus post


RE: Victorinox Multi Tool

Thought I might give a quick review of the above multi tool as I have had one for five years now.  First thing I observed was that the locking mechanism leaves ALL the others for dead and is easily manipulated. The range of tools is well thought out and I have found uses for everything from the two knife blades (straight and serrated) as well as the screwdriver and the pliers which I have used to cut 3mm high tensile wire after watching another brand which cost twice the price of mine snap through the head of the  pliers.  Even down to the saw which whilst small is extremely efficient with its twin rows of teeth.   My tool lives on my belt and some function on it is used daily, from one of the blades to screwdrivers to bottle and can openers. When I am in the bush my tool is there and I reckon that it is more of a survival knife than any of the so called “survival” knives and I should know, as the bush to me is the edge of the Great Sandy Desert!  I have lived here now for three years and the same tool has been on my belt all that time and still looks pretty much brand new despite its daily use! Yes the leather pouch is a little weather worn but after three years out here –so am I!  I have observed SOG’s and Leatherman tools break and snap and fail to do many jobs out here but give the Swiss tool a go and it has NEVER LET ME down – Not once! In one of the harshest climates in the world this tool has been tested and not found wanting like many others. In my opinion if you want the best buy a Victorinox Multitool – Three years here is like a life time of normal use.
Andrew Norris

Editors Note. Andrew Andrew lives in Newman, at the edge of the Little Sandy Desert. He manages the Ranger and Emergency Services for the local shire Council. IT is the largest shire in the world, as it goes from the WA coast and the start of the eighty mile beach to the NT border covering over 370,000square kilometres. He regularly ventures into the Great Sandy desert to deal with Aboriginal communities there on a number of levels. He has tested his knife from Telfer, Cotton Creek, Kiwikurra, Punmu, Kunawaritji, Jigalong, and all points in between and states that it has never let him down.

Sling Shots as seen in use on the Streets of Bangkok. 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.



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 our 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&Prime 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.

• Elevation and windage adjustment dials marked in ½ MOA increments.

• Fully coated lenses transmit a bright sight picture, even in low light conditions.

Leupold Rifle Scopes 3–9×40  $295. Best Prices in Australia


Remington Genesis 1000 fps.

Idea for Dad and Son, An Adult Air Rifle. Practice Target Shooting in the Garage.


(Air Rifle Scopes have to be EXTRA shock resistant for High powered Air Rifles) . These single shot spring air rifle feature ultra Hi ergonomics in its soft, synthetic pistol style grip and sculptured cheek piece, 28 pounds of cocking force gets up to 1000 fps. Other features include aTwo stage Adjustable trigger, Ventilated rubber recoil pad, Precision rifled steel barrel, Crossblock trigger blocking mechanism, Ambidextrous safety, made in the USA.

$400 including Mounts and Scope $300 without.

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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 The Gun Digest Book Of Exploded Gun Drawings

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The Gun Digest Book Of Exploded Gun Drawings: 975 Isometric Views is a visual reference book especially for collectors, gunsmiths and hobbyists. Featuring detailed, black-and-white diagrams of the many complex pieces in a gun, which labels each piece and shows how each piece fits with the others, The Gun Digest Book Of Exploded Gun Drawings reveals at a glance how hundreds of different handguns, shotguns, and rifles are put together. Very little text is present in The Gun Digest Book Of Exploded Gun Drawings, a massive volume devoted almost entirely to the diagrams themselves, with a complete directory of firearms trade resources and a selected shooting sports bibliography. A fascinating and highly practical resource for serious firearm enthusiasts.


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If you need any more details about the other titles we have in our list just phone 07 54825070 or 07 54 824099 or Fax 07 54824718 or email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au

Another 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, Federal Police, Queensland Police Service, and most State Department of Environment. 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.


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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Accurate Firearm Design

Quick and Easy Operation.


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Snyder Breech Loading Conversion


Since the passing of the Muzzle Loader and the introduction of Breech Actions and the invention of metallic cartridges, discussion amongst shooters often arrives at which is the fastest action. Well of course the machine gun would win all the prizes, and the semi- auto would take the second prize, sadly not relevant to us in Australia as we are not allowed to have them. Additionally, they do have other negatives such as weight and in many cases problems in fitting optical sights and adjustable trigger pressures. In any review about ease of operation all of these factors are relevant.

In Europe the early breech single shots, Sniders, Wanzel were made obsolete when in 1848 the Dreyse needle gun was adopted by Prussia. This was the first bolt-action breechloading principle combined with its own ignition system ( A cartridge) which gave the rifle a military potential, allowing a much faster rate of fire. The new firearm was gradually introduced into the Prussian service, then later into the military forces of many other German States, save for Austria. The employment of the needle-gun drastically changed military tactics in the 19th Century.
The rifle saw its heaviest use in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866. Because the breech-loader made it possible for a Prussian soldier to fire five (or more) shots, even while lying on the ground, in the time that it took his Austrian muzzle-loading counterpart to reload while standing, it was seen as allowing the Prussians to sweep the field. One observer proclaimed, “the needle-gun is the king.”

Considering the Americans had taken a backwards step from their advantage of adopting the breech loading Hall Rifle in the 1840s succeeding it to fight the U.S. Civil War mainly with muzzle loaders, they slowly caught up by the begining of the new 20th Century with the 03 Springfield. In America the lever action repeater superseded the single shot, and the revolver superseded the single shot pistol. Then came the pump or slide action, which while it did not supplant the lever action, the pump was faster in its initial operation cycle. Then the automatic action, the fastest of all, rapidly grabbed the cycle speed records and popularity, although it will probably never do so completely, that is unless game hunting and expert target shooting become sports of the past. In America the bolt action has always been viewed as an intruder in this list of actions. They say it is slower in operation even than the lever action, although not more difficult to operate. Its popularity as a sporting arm has been due to its accuracy and its adaptability to cartridges of higher power and flatter trajectory than other types, and its ability to mount optical sights to the gun platform, the receiver. For Military purposes other mechanisms such as leavers and pumps raised the profile of the prone shooter which increased the likely hood of the operator collecting a head wound.
In the hands of a skilled operator the lever action can be fired unbelievably fast. In recent years its rapidity has been slightly increased by the adoption of modern stocks which make for less disturbance of the rifle in recoil, by the adoption of a pistol grip, and by slightly shortening the lever throw. The pump action is even faster than the lever, the fastest of all manually operated actions. Its rapidity has also been increased by modernization of stocks and by larger and longer sliding forearms. As a matter of fact both actions can be operated faster than the shooter can recover his equilibrium after recoil, and properly aim and squeeze succeeding shots. However, neither of these actions is faster than a good bolt action when firing in the prone position, which is a position not well adapted to the lever or pump, and will always favour the bolt action rifle properly equipped with a shooting sling.

The magazine being filled with five cartridges, and an additional one loaded into the chamber, a skilled marksman has frequently fired six shots in twelve seconds and scored six hits on a man sized prone silhouette at 200 yards with the bolt action rifle. The fast operation of Mauser type actions increased when the Mauser 1896 Swedish Mauser placed a rib on the bolt which prevents it being twisted slightly sideways when moving back and forth, and partly jamming in the well of the receiver, and also by properly locating the bolt handle. Every Mauser after that retained the bolt rib. For quick operation the bolt handle should be on a plane with the trigger, and should be bent down as seen on the Lee-Enfield, Springfield M17 Enfield actions. The Mannlicher-Schoenauer bolt action with its flat bolt handle located further forward is a very slow action to operate in comparison, but it is so smooth.

Certain types of bolt actions, notably the Lee-Enfield No 1 Mark 3 star, No 4, P14 Enfield Model 1914, and the Model 1917 Enfield” are designed so that the mainspring is compressed when the bolt is pushed forward, instead of being compressed by the first upturn of the bolt handle as in actions of the Mauser 1898 design. In operating these actions it is thus necessary to exert some force when pressing the bolt forward, while less force is exerted when first lifting the bolt handle to open the bolt. On the other hand, with the Mauser Model 1898 type the greater effort occurs when the bolt is first lifted, and much less effort is required to push the bolt forward after it has been completely opened.

British writers have contended that the first method, that of compressing the mainspring on the forward movement of the bolt, results in a mechanism that can be operated faster and easier to the extent of the full magazine of cartridges, than with actions constructed to compress the mainspring by the first upturn of the bolt handle. They have contended that the Lee-Enfield is the fastest and easiest to operate of all bolt action rifles.
Of course most American rifle writers disagree even those who have had experience with both types of actions. It is their contention that when both types are properly adjusted, the one which compressed the mainspring with the upturn of the bolt handle is always slightly faster than the other because it requires less effort and in operation there is no tendency to move the butt plate of the rifle slightly away from the shoulder. All authenticated tests that I have examined, which involve shooting 100 round of ammunition the Lee-Enfield beats all other hand powered mechanical actions and due to the clip fed ten shot magazine, has at aimed shots, with experienced shots, beaten in time and score ratio other experienced shots using the Garand Semi Automatic rifle. Of course the harder recoil from the 30-06 is another negative to recover from, over a 100 shot string. Most Mauser 1898 rifle become tight in the action after 20 or 30 shots rapid fire. Most leaver and pump actions will also fail over a 100 round of rapid fire. Every time they have to reload from a loading gate or even change a magazine, slows the process down in comparison with the speed of the top loading clips. Magazines have to be ready loaded in 20s before they can compete for speed with the Lee Enfield. So do not ever discount them for quick and easy reliability as an action they are famous and its well deserved.

Rapidity and ease of operation also depends on good lubrication of all working parts, and on the polish of the parts. If one will take the trouble of dismounting the lock of a very high grade British shotgun he will be amazed with the fine polish of the parts. Each shines like a mirror. If the parts of American lever, pump, and bolt actions were similarly polished operation would be very much easier and faster, but of course this would considerably increase the cost of production. I have taken the trouble to do with several Brno 98 and Model 2 bolt actions with very marked improvement in ease of operation.
It must never be done to such an extent that the proper clearances and dimensions for safety are destroyed.

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Dillon Precision Powder Scales

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

Click This Link to read the Instruction Sheet.

Email : OwenGuns@spiderweb.com.au and the External Ballistics Calculator program will be sent to you in EXCELL Format free of charge.

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


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Understanding Reloading Ammuntion

Two Basic Nitrocellulose Needed For Smokeless Powder.
The two different types of Nitrocelluloses are required for smokeless powder production and they differ primarily in the degree of nitration and are known as guncotton, Or high grade, designated S1, or pyrocotton (low grade), S7. While quality is the same, high grade Sl is approximately 13.4 per cent nitrated and S7 only 12.7 per cent. The two grades are blended to produce a blend of 13.15 per cent nitrogen content for single base powders and 13.45 per cent for double base types. (Sort of like Scotland’s Whiskey houses blending the different distilleries product to produce a certain known result)
Why blend two grades to get these percentages when they could be obtained in the initial nitrating? Solubility is the main reason. (though some manufactures do produce it that way we will not confuse by relating it here) Low grade at 12.6 per cent is 99 per cent soluble in ether-alcohol solvent to be used later, while high grade 13.4 per cent is practically insoluble in this solution.
When the colloid (more on this later) we call “smokeless powder” is formed, the soluble low grade dissolves and acts as a vehicle carrying the insoluble high grade in suspension. The latter, with its , greater power, producing a large volume of gas at high pressure in your firearm, is diffused in a fibrous state throughout the low grade and acts as an igniter for the low grade. A large book the size of Encyclopaedia would be required to elaborate on that particular phase of powder making. Suffice it to say that the development of this blending of two grades, soluble and insoluble, has been found essential in producing the best powders we have today. Only this nitrating time differs in producing the two grades.
Nitrating consists of stirring the cellulose (Linters or pulp) with a mixture of nitric and sulphuric acids in the proper proportions. Agitation of the mixture and control of its temperature are also important, as is the time interval.
The acids are extremely dangerous to life, so they are handled through extensive remote controlled plumbing and all vapours are continually drawn off by vacuum lines to the recovery system.
The stainless steel kettle is charged with cellulose (handled in a fibre bucket) while the acids are being pumped in. The resulting soupy mass is called “slurry” and is constantly stirred by an agitator consisting of sets of paddles rotating in opposite directions. The slurry is stirred in this manner for fourteen to twenty two minutes with the pot covered. The four pot unit mentioned earlier allows a single operator to keep them all going, number 1 being ready to dump and recharge when he finishes charging number 4. Signal lights and other devices keep the operator on his toes and assure uniform quality and proper timing.
Normally the pots are located high enough in the building to allow the slurry to flow by gravity into a high-speed centrifugal wringer below. The wringer contains a perforated drum rotating at high speed. The nitrated fibres are held by the drum as the spent acids and some water is hurled out by centrifugal force into recovery system drains.
Wringing is a danger point in the process. The acid damp fibre can flash spontaneously upon exposure to the atmosphere. Nitrator fires occur fairly often, so every conceivably safety measure is taken. Escape routes are plentiful and strategically located, and always open. When any unit flashes, the operator calls one word, “Fire,” and all personnel drop everything and leave rapidly but in orderly fashion  no mad scramble. Emergency buttons within reach of everyone (some systems are fully automatic) allow immediate functioning of exhaust fans to clear out the smoke.
Nitrator fires burn only a few minutes and cause little interruption in the routine. Everyone gets right back to work and a clean up crew starts in on the pot that flared.
The dangerous wringing process takes only three to four minutes per charge. The charge must immediately be forced through a hole in the bottom of the wringer into a “drown” tank below. It still contains about 25 per cent acid and will flare very easily. The operator opens the wringer and uses a non sparking fork to scrape the pulp from the drum surface and force it through the bottom of the water below. From this point on, the nitrocellulose is hairy stuff to handle and must be kept wet at all times.
Washing and rinsing operations follow to remove the bulk of the remaining acids from the slurry. It is piped, mixed with water, through complex plumbing to boiling tanks in separate buildings. These were wooden tubs constructed of heavy planks, bound tightly by metal bands such as seen on old silos and water tanks. (Or the whiskey Industry) The twenty foot diameter tubs held 12,000 Ibs. of nitrated linters or 18,000 Ibs. of wood pulp.
Steam fed into the tubs from below was used to bring the slurry to a boil. A network of perforated pipes supplied the low pressure steam which bubbled up through the slurry. Boiling, for fifty hours removes the water soluble acids, carrying them away in water vapour to the acid recovery system.
Continued in Edition 40.

Chrony Chronographs measure the velocity of your ammunition.

You all should all have the free Ballistic Calculator if you haven’t got it already there is a link further on this page. Without a Chornograph to give you a known velocity, shooting is all just guess work. There are only two known facts available to a shooter, the hole it makes in the target and its speed. (Pressure guns are not available to us mere mortals) You cannot test, your rifle and ammunition by how much noise it makes or how hard it kick’s you. Get a chronograph, they have never been any cheaper for this quality and if you don’t do it now they will be dearer when you want one next. Then you will be kicking yourself harder than a .600 Nitro Express. They fold up really compact to take to the range, open them up shoot through the wires and the light meters will give you a print out on the little screen. They fit onto nearly every camera tripod.  One of our customers fired through the  clear screen, brought it back for warrentry, as it didn’t work. Please do not do this, as they are not supposed to be bullet proof.


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Thoughts For the Week

Contrary to the throwaway line from gun prohibitionists that ‘firearms are easy to legally obtain’, all Australian states require a training course, a certificate of attainment, an application fee for a shooters licence, criminal licensing checks and a four week waiting period, stretching out for weeks longer waiting for the police staff to process. This is then repeated when a Permit to Acquire is begged for a $23 application fee, to obtain a particular firearm. Another waiting period which could take 17 weeks, all that for an air rifle. When you have the bravery to ask for a air pistol licence in every state the law also dictate a six-month probationary period and it can take up to nine months to even own an air pistol or a small calibre handguns such as a .22 pistol, which can only be used at a pistol club with six minimum annual attendances required.
This week, the Australian Federal Police Commissioner announced that $15 billion is earned per year through organised crime in Australia, half of which is drug related. That’s a large industry which could be closed if we had a Police Force with the will to do so. Imagine if they ever locked them all up, there would be no longer a reason for their existence. So we have a let live situation. Also of course that sort of drop in the economy might put some public servants out of work. Some of those earners could be tax payers, some others dependent on that industry will be policemen. Yet they are the ones making decisions and enforcement’s on the responsible firearm owners who jump through all of their hoops. The general public pay through the nose for Police protection, which is an illusion , have a problem and you will find the Police only order the body bags and write the press releases. You would have a better chance at buying protection from the mob, its more competitive. Of course under our current legislation we cannot defend ourselves, so we have a situation where the Police have guns, the Crooks have guns and the public that pays for everything is defenceless. We are second class citizens in our own country.  
Gun related crime primarily results from other crime activities surrounding drug gangs and rarely do they trouble themselves with acquiring a licence as they have enough money to buy anything they want, even a policeman and his gun. Australian Crime Commission have investigated and got convictions on Police used for contract killing.
The Australian Institute of Criminology indicates that almost all crimes involving a gun are performed by an unlicensed person with an unregistered gun. Of the estimated 760,000 licensed firearms owners in Australia, about 700 firearms are stolen each year. This is a minuscule percentage (0.09%) of firearms that potentially enter the illegal market in this manner. This includes thefts from security guards, but not from the police or Defence Force personnel as they are not counted anywhere, as they are above our laws. In Queensland just three of those stolen firearms were used in a crime in a three year period.
Contrary to popular belief, the 1996 gun buyback has not had an impact on reducing gun crime or mass shootings. Those statistics were on the decline from 1990 which seem to indicate economic reasons. Amnesties only target law abiding firearm owners who have their firearms stored and registered as required. Criminals by their nature do not hand in firearms to amnesties ever. Only the second class citizens, the tax paying, un defended general public, who is prayed on from both sides hand in his firearms and complies with the law. A law with no justice.
Between 1996 and today, there have been no large scale mass shootings in Australia and this is sometimes stated as evidence of the success of the gun buyback. However, New Zealand has never had a buyback and semi-automatic firearms are still legal and for the same period, New Zealand has not experienced a mass shooting. Idiots have poisoned the headache pills, leaving a question as to what the victims died of the poison, or the cure.  We have had some rather large cases of Arson in Victoria which caused death tolls, much large than Port Arthur. As in the largest massacre in Queensland the Whisky a Go Go fire, a tin of petrol and a box of matches has no waiting period, no licence fee, no Criminal test, people still kill people and always will.
While watching a Crime documentary on Austar the gave some information concerning an ex -policeman in London, sewerage workers had taken other police to his house after they found human body parts in the sewers and traced them to his house. When questioned the ex policeman admitted that he had cut up 15 bodies of male teenagers, homosexual prostitutes and stored them in his house and flushed lots of body parts down the toilet after he had cooked them and stripped the meat off the bones. Police then asked him about his last residence and the ex policeman told them that he had buried another 15 young men in the garden. Subsequent enquiries could not find names for all of the victims, he was only charges and convicted for a few but police believed that he had killed 31 people. It is hard to believe that 31 people would not be missed, that the police looking for missing persons should have arrested him years before this, but London is a big city and the Police are busy, (probably checking on air pistol licences.) I left the best till last, What did he kill his victims with? A tie, yes the ex -policeman used the humble neck tie to strangle his victims. Wow.

Ties must be dangerous weapon 31 victims, I am starting a campaign to ‘Ban The TIE’, if it only saves one life it has to be worth it. Shocking things ties, silent killers, sort of thing that gets into a persons mind and makes them kill. All the politicians wear them and their decisions kills millions.

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Tasco 4 x 32


Thirty years ago we would have paid a $1000. for the same quality of vision and precision, a guaranteed leading optical manufacturer who warranties their products all over the World. They have a light gathering clarity that would have made those old dark Pecar’s appear like looking through a knot hole in fathers wooden leg. What’s more they are Waterproof. In 1970 during a storm in the Victorian mountains I can remember emptying my Pecar like a jug. It had a steel tube but it leaked like a sive.I was so disappointed I hunted Samba for years with open sites as I wanted reliability. I took the low priced option then and will always follow that example, at this price I could afford to buy a spare one.

4 x 32 Silver Antler Rifle Scope $50



Light Force RM170 Stiker 100 watt Spotlight $160.

Light Force RM170 Stiker 100 watt Spotlight.
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The Norinco JW 105. in .223 Remington.


The Norinco JW 105. in .223 Remington.

This is the (Jain Way) JW Model 105, Sometimes called Norinco. These rifles are made in the same factory that manufactures the now famous JW 15 .22 rifle (the Brno Mod One Copy) if you have had a JW15 or know of anyone who had one, you will know that they shoot sometimes better than the rifle they imitiated. These JW105 s are in .223 Remington calibre and have a five shot detachable magazine. They also come with Weaver style mount bases and Quick Detachable studs for QD sling swivels  If you look carefully at the close up photograph you will notice a shiny silver colour, at the breech face,the camera has picked up the chrome plating from inside the chamber. The Chinese are the only non-military manufactures that can afford the chrome process of plating the Barrels and Chambers. They have also chromed the forward section of the Bolt. Chrome plating gives the best protection against erosion and corrosion than anything else besides regualr cleaning. The JW 105 is a copy of the Geveram that was very popular in the 1950s and 1960s, they were very good quality but I believe that Gevarm had to stop making them as the were too expensive to produce.
These are the best value .223 remington centre-fire, repeating rifle on the market.

Brand New $460.


Operators Manual for FN Model 98 Mauser, Assemble Diss-Assemble Part numbers, Exploded Diagrams General Data,

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