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Owen Guns Bulletin Edition 41 July 2010

Blog July 11, 2010

Welcome to the Forty First Edition of the Owen Guns Bulletin.



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P 4 EDI-T head Hunter Shooting Torch, $79.plus post.



Swiss Army Tool Kit $135. plus post


RE: Victorinox Multitool
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 Norris 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.


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Winchester Wildcat. Ten shot .22 long Rifle Bolt Action.


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Nick Harvey’s Practical Reloading Manual

Here is one great example, Nick Harvey’s Practical Reloading Manual, one of the very few books to have the latest Australian Powders and Australian cartriges for Australian conditions. Its on its ninth edition, full to the brim this specific information make it almost a must for the Australian reloading shooter.


$49. plus $10 all over Australia and even overseas to Tasmania.

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The Range Officer Handbook

The Range Officers Handbook pay by Pay Pal see Bulletin Special Announcement Page CLICK HERE
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.
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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“It’s a week since I received a copy of “Range Officers Hand Book” and since that time I am nearly at the half way mark. I’m amazed at the at the number of subjects you have covered making it one of the most informative books to be added to my collection. It must have taken you a considerable amount of time and experience to publish the book with information not available in other popular Gunsmith manuals. I would recommend the book to “Range Officers” and anyone interested in the sport of target shooting and hunting.
Gene M Cornford P.O.Box 288, Kaeo    0448 N.Z. Firearms Gunsmith, Dip M.G.S +Member of American Gunsmithing Assoc.

The Range Officers Handbook is an encyclopedia or omnibus of firearms and ammunition and the use of them, it has:-
•  90   pages of Information for Range Officers,
•  239 pages on Coaching to Win,
•  110 pages on Air Rifle History &Training,
•  33   pages on hitting Clay Targets,
•  34   pages on Reloading Ammunition,
•    6   page of Contents,
•  18   pages of Index,
•  38   pages of Old into New, ( Chronological History of Firearms)
•  23   pages of Glossary of Terminology on Firearms and Optics
•  Over 1000 drawings and photographs.
•  Over 530 pages in a A4 stitched colour hardback.,
Some, hopefully will read it cover to cover, others will pick a heading out of the Contents pages and read a chapter or two, but no matter how much you know about shooting, reference material is always needed, as even people who rate as genius cannot retain everything. The real ability is being able to find out quickly and easily. You can check that you have the correct terminology, in the Glossary, check the Index and go straight to the right page. This book can be used as an information tool for a lifetime of shooting.

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As this Bulletin is a Call To Action,  Accurate Firearm Design and Undertanding  Reloading Ammunition will be continued in Edition 42.

This was a thought provoking response to my last “Thought for the week”

Hi Ron,
Regarding your thought for the week, it gets even worse than that.  We fight amongst ourselves between disciplines.  I enjoy all aspects of shooting.  I have been a keen hunter since I could walk, I enjoy ISSF, western action, service, and IPSC to different degrees.  I believe if the only reason you want to own a firearm is to stand on the range and pump lead into the mound then that’s a valid reason.  But I hear so much fighting and hatred for other disciplines I can’t help but think we are doomed.
I have heard club captains trying to ban 9mm’s at their club because they claim they are inaccurate and all the shooter is doing is filling the mound with lead.  I have heard ISSF pistol shooters say that IPSC and western action should be banned.  And I have heard the same being spat back at them from the other disciplines too.  I have seen many of them laughing at a denied police approval for a particular .223 caliber pistol saying “what possible reason could you want that, it looks like an assault weapon”.  I was ignored when I said that it would make a good metallic silhouette pistol.  If you closed your eyes you would think you were sitting at a coalition for gun control meeting.
We have the state body (of QAPSA) in QLD trying to have it legislated that to own a pistol you must be a member of them or the SSAA.  Because at the moment IPSC, Western action, and casual shooters who don’t compete don’t have to join either.  They’re trying to get more members to better fund state and national teams so we have better international representation, but they’re going about it the wrong way, what is it, you catch more flies with honey or something.  They think we need international representation to validate our handgun ownership. (That’s just an excuse)  Why not argue that it shouldn’t matter, that we should have a right to our freedom and to do what we want so long as we don’t harm anyone else in the process.  That’s what we should be spending our money on convincing the pollies about.  Not who can shoot what.
If you take away all pistol shooters except only one discipline, how long do you think handguns will be allowed in this country?  While we keep fighting with one another we are doomed and I am left with a fear that my kids wont be able to enjoy the same freedoms that I have, if you can still call it freedom.


So on that basis, now is the time to do a little bit even if you do not live in Queensland, most of us all live in Australia, No man is an Island we are all dependent on the mainland. So put your shoulder to the wheel and send a few emails. Just a few moments of your time could assist all our future at this key time. Over the last two years I have been warning that due to the massive increase in firearm ownership in Queensland that the government had two choices;- one to scrap the registration of long arms, or,
two, to increase the restrictions on registered firearms and licenced owners to what they consider to be a manageable amount.
Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, they have chosen the latter.
In June 2007 the Government requested submissions from all interested parties. Apparently, the goal of the review was to “bring the Weapons Act into the 21st Century”. To the best of our knowledge, none of the key proposals recommended by shooting organizations were adopted or supported by Government representatives, (the Queensland Police Service for one).

What are the key changes we understand are being proposed to the Weapons Act 1990?
1. participation requirements for Category C shotguns
2. the fitting of trigger locks to guns already kept in gun safes
3. introduction of a “Hierarchy of Storage Controls” for transportation
4. registration of deactivated category A & B, and Antique & Historical firearms
5. registration of replica handguns
6. “Enlarged discretionary powers” of the Authorised Officer
7. Criminalising the possession of magazines for firearms you don’t own
8. Massive Licensing and Application (Permit To Aquire) cost increases, (Budget stated 126%)

1. What does it mean to have participation requirements for long guns?

This may mean that just as pistol shooters are required to have a minimum number of range attendances each year to maintain their licence, Queensland rifle and shotgun shooters may also be required to regularly attend the range to keep their licence and guns. We understand this requirement will definitely apply to category C shotguns but also suspect Queensland is planning to adopt the NSW approach and apply participation requirements to all sporting and hunting long arms. This should be opposed at all costs. So what if you don’t shoot your rifle or shotgun in a given calendar year? As long as you are doing it lawfully, what right does the Government have to tell you when you should or shouldn’t shoot your air rifle or rifle or shotgun? Why should you have to report your use to them?

2. Will trigger locks be mandatory on all firearms in Queensland?

Yes – We understand the current proposal is for all guns to be fitted with a trigger lock, even when stored in a secure safe. There is no public safety, nor logical reason for this change. Queensland shooters comply with the law and make sure their guns are locked away in a proper safe. What possible benefit does a trigger lock add, other than to increase the burden and cost required to comply with the law? What if a hunter is on a property and sees a wild dog attacking a sheep? In addition to retrieving the gun from a safe and finding the bolt, he will have to remove the trigger lock, locate the ammunition from a separate container, load then shoot. Do you think criminals will fit trigger locks to their illegally possessed, carried and used firearms? This is just another onerous provision to provoke non compliance, to turn everyone into a lawbreaker giving them the excuse to take away our licences.

3. What is the “Hierarchy of Storage Controls” and how did it come about?

This totally new concept may mean that depending on where you and your gun are located, you will have to store your gun in a particular way as designated by the “Hierarchy of Storage Controls”. This change appears to have come about due to a hunting rifle theft from a motor vehicle. The hunter, a married family man, had organized a camping trip. The man packed all the luggage, food and equipment, including hunting rifles, into the car the night before they were due to depart. Unfortunately the car was broken into and stolen. While the vehicle was recovered by the police, the firearms were not. You know what happened? This VICTIM OF CRIME was prosecuted for failing to securely store his hunting firearm. Can you believe this? Is this Australia we live in? Fortunately the prosecution failed and justice prevailed, “The Police had their noses put out of joint”. Now however under the proposed “Hierarchy of Storage Controls” this innocent family man would have been successfully prosecuted.

4. Why register deactivated category A & B, and Antique and Historical firearms?

Many people in Queensland possess broken slug guns , old hunting rifles ,deactivated .303s that dad went to war with. These non-functioning firearms pose absolutely no threat to public safety nor have they posed a threat to public safety since the Weapons Legislation commenced in 1990. In addition, the Returned Services League (RSL) is having its military firearms heritage attacked by persons with a malicious agenda. These persons lodge complaints with the government against organizations who represent those people who have fought for our country, our freedoms, and many times, have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Recently the government seized a wooden machine gun replica and a rusted WWII machine gun from an RSL on the vexatious complaint of a resident pacifist claiming it did not comply with the Act.

5. Why register replica handguns? They are the just toy guns.

We have grave concerns this proposal will result in unnecessary charges being bought against innocent family people. For example, if you and your family were playing with water pistols or cap guns in your street you may be subject to prosecution. Sounds crazy? It is!! We understand the intent behind this proposal is to reduce the incidence of replicas being used to hold up stores or to commit other crimes, however, the question begs itself, “Why on earth would a criminal intent on holding up a store bother to register his or her replica handgun?”

6. What does it mean that the Authorised Officer will have “enlarged discretionary powers”?

We are sure a lot of you have had or heard about other shooters, receiving a call from the Government asking you to justify why you are buying another hunting rifle in the same calibre and with the same action as others in your safe. What is this about? You have jumped through the many licensing hurdles to prove you are a fit and proper person to possess firearms. Now you are facing an inquisition to justify your “genuine need” for another rifle. While we acknowledge this policy came from the Australasian Police Ministers’ Council -Special Firearms Meeting, this policy is unjust and should be abandoned. Licensed shooters should not be interrogated for pursuing a lawful activity. We understand the current proposal provides even more power and discretion to the authorised officer to make subjective decisions about licenses, licence conditions, licence renewals and permit to acquire approvals etc. This regularly leads to the goal posts being moved on a regular basis. Law abiding citizens should be supported in the pursuit of their chosen sport or occupation.

7. Why criminalise the possession of magazines for firearms not currently owned by licensed shooters?

No one is sure where this idea came from. A Magazine is just a packet for ammunition it cannot hurt anyone, it is a box or a tube, are they going to ban boxes and tubes next. Picture the scenario… A person has been a shooter for 20 or so years. Over that time the shooter has bought and sold a number of his or her firearms. If the shooter no longer possesses, for example, a .22 calibre rifle but has a magazine for that gun, he or she may face prosecution and be liable to fines and/or have their Firearms licence suspended for 5 years. Sounds crazy? It is!! How is public safety enhanced by this proposal? We already have people being charged for having an old packet of .22 ammo in the cupbard that used to belong to their father.

8. Why have licensing fees doubled? Gone up by 126 pecent.

No one knows. Regrettably this appears to be a simple and unjustifiable tax levelled on Queensland shooters. From August 1, 2010 a new 5 year firearms licence will cost $210.75 including both the licence and application fee, while a permit to acquire a firearm will cost $30.00. Renewing a firearms licence for five years will cost $131.25 (up from $58.50). These increases will net a windfall of almost $5 million dollars for the police budget with no increase to public safety. This is just another method of reducing the Police work.

What can I do to prevent the Government from enacting these ridiculous proposals?

You must write a letter or send an e-mail to the Police Minister. If you do not, you will lose more rights. You will be 200% more effective if you write to ALL Government Ministers and your local MP. Ministerial contact details are at the bottom of this page. E-mail is more effective than snail-mail/Australia Post these days. E-mail also means you can send the same e-mail to all Government Ministers at the same time. Simply address it as “Dear Ministers”. It is about time the Government realised Queensland’s licensed shooters are sick and tired of being marginalized. We will stand up for ourselves, our sport, our occupation and other lawful uses of firearms. We strongly object to any changes to the Weapons Act 1990.

Why should I write an email or letter?

Letters from individuals are the most effective way to let the Government know how a particular issue is being received by the community. Shooters live in all parts of Queensland. It is important for us to have an effective voice. Do NOT rely on your mate to write. If all 150,000 plus Queensland shooters and their families write to all Government Ministers, our voice will be heard and the Government will back off. Forward this information to at least 10 fellow shooters and encourage them to send it to 10 of their fellow shooters. See how quickly this can snowball?
Most of the above information and this campaign is being run by Law Abiding Firearm Owners (LAFO) is a large group of Queensland shooters who have put sectional and political interests aside to unite against unjust firearms policy. Mr. Paul Feeney is the spokesperson and Principal Program Officer for LAFO. Paul can be contacted, in the first instance via email at PaulF@lafo.com.au or alternatively, via telephone on 0417 699 562.

What are the key points that my letter should include?

* NO participation requirements for long guns of any description.
* NO trigger locks
* NO “Hierarchy of Storage Controls”
* NO registration of deactivated category A & B, and Antique & Historical firearms
* NO registration of replica handguns
* Limit and reduce the discretionary powers of the Authorised Officer
* Do not criminalise the possession of magazines for firearms no longer possessed by a  licensee
* NO Licensing cost increases – these are unreasonably high and serve just as another way of a prohibition.

How do I write an email or letter?

Think about how you would discuss this issue with a friend at the pub, church, sporting club or shopping centre. Now just write it down as you said it. Make sure you always include your name and address. That way you will be taken seriously.

Click the link to email Queensland Government Ministers: Email all Gov Members.

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Scope Guards Butler Creek.

One size fits all standard scopes, even to 50 mm objective lens. Waterproof and air proof, protects your scope lenses, quick detachable. Butler Creek Scope covers are one of the most important acceessories.

$18.50 plus post



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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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.


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Operators Manual for the CZ 452 zkm,(Brno Mod 2 to most of us) .22 Bolt Action, Assemble Dis-Assemble Maintenance Exploded Diagrams General Data.
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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.

plus registered post and appropriate licences.

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


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