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Owen Guns Bulletin Edition 54 May 2011

Blog May 8, 2011

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Thoughts For the Week.

Switzerland Votes to Keep Machine Guns at Home.
13th  February 2011. Voters from twenty of the 26 cantons rejected the referendum, to prevent the current system allowing army-issue weapons to be kept at home will remain.
In addition to the semi-automatic assault rifle that all those serving in the army can opt to store at home, there are thousands of hunting rifles and pistols.
Serving and former soldiers have been allowed to keep their weapons at home for over a hundred years.
Thomas Jefferson said that ,”An armed man was a citizen. An unarmed man was a subject.”
In an emotional televised debate, Defence Minister Ueli Maurer argued that taking the guns away would undermine the military. “The state asks from me, and all other men, that I be prepared to lay down my life if necessary, to guarantee freedom in my country,” he said.
I had to swear to that when I was in the army… so do all the other recruits.”
” Now the same state is saying these young men can’t be trusted with their weapons. And that’s the problem, if the state starts to distrust its citizens, then things will go badly wrong.”
Swiss soldiers have been encouraged to keep their rifles at home after leaving the forces under a national defence policy that goes back a over a hundred years. The practice is seen as a symbol of the trust the state invests in its citizen army.
Yesterday Switzerland’s conservative politicians welcomed the outcome, saying it demonstrated the nation’s reluctance to end a practice that upheld the traditions of its folk hero, William Tell. “This is an important sign of confidence in our soldiers,” said Pius Segmüller, a Christian Democrat MP and a former member of the Swiss Vatican Guard.

A gun ban was strongly opposed by the populist, right-wing Swiss People’s Party, which organised a referendum last year banning minaret building at mosques. Shooting club owners had complained that the law would have destroyed many of the country’s 3,000 gun clubs, which function as key social centres in hundreds of villages.
The result amounted to a serious blow to Switzerland’s nascent gun control lobby. It had banked on a high turnout by women voters to get its initiative approved. But results showed that only the cities of Basel and Geneva and a few French-speaking cantons bucked the national trend.
There is no national firearms register in Switzerland. However unofficial estimates suggest there are between 2 million and 3 million guns kept in Swiss households. The population of Switzerland is only 7 million, they have been surrounded for hundreds of years by world powers. During World War Two, Reich Marshal Herman Goering threatened a Swiss General at a diplomatic party, stating that he could invade Switzerland with 200,000 men and  Switzerland at the time only had 100,000 men in the Militia to oppose him. The Swiss General is reported to said. I will have to order my men to fire twice. The Swiss reputation for marksmanship is legendary, Germany never invaded Switzerland it stayed a neutral country surrounded by the greater German Reich, free to have referenda.
Australians, and all Commonwealth servicemen all take a similar oath to Queen and Country but our government does not trust its ex servicemen with a Daisy Air Gun, that will not penetrate one side of a pkt of cornflakes across the kitchen table.
Would the any of the Australian governments give the people the freedom to choose between free firearm ownership or be a slave to the State? The people could not even trust the Government to count the votes. Joseph Stalin said, “Its not who votes that counts, its who counts the votes that count.”
Freedom fought for and freedom lost, its enough to force us to find a free country to fight for, as this slavery is not worth it.

Mossberg Model 464 Leaver Action 30–30, $595.

Ask the average man on the street to describe a “deer rifle” and chances are it’ll be a lever action .30-30, the kind immortalized in countless novels and western movies for more than half a century. Ammunition, ballistics improvements and the ability to mount a telescopic rifle sight, have helped drive a newfound respect towards an old friend, and given the fact that traditional lever action rifles continue to serve a well recognized niche within the hunting community, we felt strongly enough to enter and redefine a time-tested category. With a new design centered around improved accuracy, safety and value, the 464 Lever Action Rifle maintains the classic lines of a deer hunter’s best friend. Out of the box the American made 464 Lever Action Rifle, with its hardwood stock and blued receiver and barrel transcend you to days-gone-by. The balance point is precisely at the juncture of the fore-end and receiver. The combination of weight, balance, and a smooth yet robust action makes the 464 Lever Action Rifle tremendously fast handling, maneuverable and astoundingly accurate – qualities a traditional lever action and Mossberg are known for.Also includes 3-9 x40 Variable Scope Mounts and Mount bases. $595.plus post.

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The Owen Gun, the best sub-machine carbine of World War II. Invented, designed and manufactured in Australia. Australia, that was at that time under threat of invasion by the Japanese. As used, by Lysaghts to train staff in assemble-diss-assembly at the Springhill Works, Port Kembla and Lysaghts Newcastle. These Instrucitonal Wall Chart Posters were also used by the Australian Forces from 1942 to 1967 for training purposes.These Owen Gun Wall Charts are printed on a banner vinyl, so do not need framing or laminating. Great for Returned Service Club, Rifle Clubs, Behind the bar, in the reloading room. Complete with the inventors Evelyn Owen signature. Two vinyl sizes
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Mossberg Maverick Centrefire Bolt Action Package Deal $480.


The Mossberg Maverick has everything you need, pinpoint accuracy, smooth action and big-game calibers. The rifle is offered in four widely popular calibers: .270 Win, .30-06 Sprg., .243 Win and .308 Win., and features a free-floating, 22 inch button-rifled barrel. A Black Synthetic Stock. Weaver styled Mounts and a 3-9×40 Variable Scope. This powerful combination delivers a high level of accuracy unheard of in a value-priced centre-fire rifle. A side lever safety is utilized for convenience and safety afield, and the all-steel, machined receiver provides the Maverickwith positive lock-up for consistent operation. This rifle delivers high performance without the high maintenance.
For generations, Mossberg has built reliable, quality firearms at an unparalleled value. This American-made bolt action rifle is the first they have introduced in over 20 years. Blink and it’s a Savage or a Stevens and very similar to the Marlin. Just better priced at $480. plus post

Mossberg Model 464 .22 LR Rimfire 14 shot Lever Action rifle. $570. plus post.

A Letter to the National Liberal Party  on  ‘Sameness’.

It has been reported that ex-Mayor of Brisbane Campbell Newman is going to be the Premier of Queensland, with 80 percent support in areas of South East Queensland. It is quite understandable after years of putting up with media harlots like Beattie and Bligh, both regular exhibitors of forced ” crocodile tears”, that people now want a change. It is also understandable that after fourteen years in the political wilderness, now for the first time the NatLibs can almost smell the leather on the cabinet benches, that they will want to be, all things to all people, not realising that was the singular philosophy that marooned them to the opposition benches. NatLibLab, no one can tell the difference. The proverb, “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything,” was the reason that the largest political party (in membership) the Queensland National Party, was decimated. The catalyst was the 1997 John Howard Gun Laws. I told Russell Cooper the then Minister for Police that if he accepted John Howard’s Gun Laws that ‘he would be able to take his fellow members of parliament to work in a mini bus.’ That predication was proved correct at the next election.

The electorate makes a decision to vote for a change of government, for one of two reasons:-
1.) By default, because they are sick of the ‘sameness’ of those currently in power, (which is a temporary one term change), or
2.) They will be enthused by the ideals of a Party or group with a difference, (this commands a longer lasting loyalty).

When the supporters of those ideals are betrayed as they were by the National/Liberal Party in 1997 they walked away in droves, no longer prepared to donate money, or man election booths. ‘Sameness’ between political parties produces a political vacuum which at that time was filled by ‘One Nation’. People flocked to it as it offered ideals in opposition to the sameness of ‘status quo’ such is exhibited by GreenLabLibNats, the political spectrum of one ideal, which ever produces the most votes. Not what is the best for this country, but power at any price.

Campbell Newman’s NatLibs have a choice to make. To gain power, they need to pick up eleven marginal seats in South East Queensland, they either apologise to the Shooters of this State and write it in ‘Stone’, that they will dispose of Long Arm Registration, or rely on Sameness. If the choice is the latter that will still leave the political vacuum, which will be filled by another party which will offer to stop the four month wait for licensed shooters to purchase a firearm, save the State millions of dollars, and utilise the ninety Police staff to do what they are supposed to, fighting crime and defending the public. Of course this new party would use other issues but that issue, is the one issue that people will put themselves out for, that issue will spilt the vote in marginal seats and deny Campbell Newman from the job he wants. Edmund Burke, (1729 – 9 July 1797) credited as philosophical founder of modern conservatism, as well as a representative of classical liberalism, is also credited with stating “Those who don’t know ‘History’ are destined to repeat it.” Lets hope Campbell Newman knows ‘History’ and does not repeat the mistakes of Russell Cooper. Email the LibNat Party and tell them what you think info@lnp.org.au
Ron Owen

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Accurate Firearm Design
Self loading Breech Actions

With all gas operated automatic firearms primary extraction of the case is always more difficult than with blowbacks or retarded blowbacks. With the blowbacks, extraction it is assisted by the residual pressure within the case, which is pressing back on the bolt face and assists the extractor to start the withdrawal of the case. In fact in many blowbacks the case will extract and eject without an extractor, the extractor only needed for ill fitting cartridges or to with draw a loaded round that has not gone off. That’s no excuse not to have them as in filed conditions with mud in the chamber and extractor would be essential to sort problem jams out.
With the recoil operated system, the cams on the bolt or receiver which unlock the bolt from the barrel assist in the primary extraction. With the gas operated system, particularly with high power rifle cartridges, the gas is admitted to the gas piston when the bullet is proceeding with a velocity of, say, 2700 f.p s, .that is, the gas pushes onto the piston at a very high velocity. At this instant the case is still quite tightly frozen in the chamber by pressure of its walls. The piston and connecting rod, starting back at very high speed, causes the breechblock to start back with similar speed, which gives a tremendous yank or jerk to both the extractor hook and the rim of the case. The nearer the gas port is to the receiver, the greater the pressure within the piston and the more powerful the jerk, as the process has to work so much quicker and it often works before the pressure has reduced in the chamber to allow extraction. The extractor may break, or its claw may pull through the rim of the tightly sticking case. The extractor claw must be broad and sturdy, and its spring temper must should be the best available. Even so, extractors may break they often do. Any automatic firearm is not worth a cracker unless the extractor is easily replaceable without tools.
Practically all existing cartridge cases were designed for solidly locked firearms such as Bolt actions and have rims that are really too thin for automatics. It is always relatively easy for the extractor hook to pull through rims and it is one of the plagues of the firearm designer since Maxim’s day. The conundrum is caused by the Military powers resistance to new idea’s and when the inventor/designers of the 20th Century had massive problems getting the Military powers to accept automatic firearms they had no chance of getting them to change the ammunition that they had in uses and billions in stock to a cartridge with a thicker rim that could not be used by the majority of troops. Also the extractor groove of the case is not wide enough to permit the proper design for an extractor with a heavy and strong enough claw.
It would be fine if the designer of the action could also design the case, but unfortunately this is never possible because Governments demand a weapon to use a certain existing cartridge of which they usually have on hand a war reserve supply of billions of rounds representing an investment of millions of dollars.
Longitudinal flutes in the body and rear of the barrel chamber have been tried in an effort to reduce the friction accompanying extraction, but they tend towards gas leakage and split cases. Not the best for reloading either, and many military powers and police forces, reload the cases. The logical remedy seems to be to have a very perfectly cut and highly polished chamber that is relieved just slightly at its rear, as compared with the chamber usually seen on a fixed breech bolt action rifle, and to locate the gas port as close to the muzzle as possible. Reducing this rearward back pressure on the piston also helps extraction greatly.
With lightly charged cartridges, for which the action must be designed and timed, extraction difficulties diminish. New progressive burning powders (Ball powder) and lighter weight bullets have operated to reduce the pressures in semi- and full automatic firearms. This trend is currently being reverted as the U.S. Army has always complained that the 5.56 mm or .223 Rem has not performed well in killing power and the projectile was increased in the 1980s to a 63 grain bullet and now the gradual introduction of the Mk 262 with a 77 grain bullet pressures will be beyond the 55,000 pounds per square inch.  Now that the U.S. Army which seem to drive military fashion is using the M4, with a 14.5 inch barrel. That barrel produces less velocity but still retains the high back pressure through the tube,(it uses the Stoner /Ljungman system) and will have a greater propensity to work too quickly. Resulting, especially in hot weather, of the extractor claws pulling through the rims, as the timing has no distance to delay the gasses from working the action, acting on the extraction before the pressure has decreased in the chamber. This sort of jam can be fatal at the wrong time in the wrong place. Sometimes Newton’s Laws of Natural Science cannot be flouted and either they must go back to longer barrels which can accommodate the timing or less chamber pressure and smaller bullets.
Continued in the next edition.

Mossberg Model 802 Plinkster, 10 Shot Bolt Action Repeater $250.

The 802 Plinkster™ is the perfect go anywhere kind of gun, with the built in features normally found on rifles that cost far more. Whether your idea of fun is serious marksmanship practice, chasing small game or just plinking around, the 802™ model fits the bill.
Available in blued finish and synthetic stock.
Select 802 Bolt-Action models now offered with factory mounted 4x scope combo sets.
Receiver grooved to accept 3/8″ scope mounts.
Convenient cross bolt safety and magazine release buttons.
Detachable 10-round magazine.
18″ free floating barrel.
1:16″ RH twist for superior accuracy.
Fully adjustable rifle sights and a 3-9×40 Variable Scope and Mounts

See below my first attempt at a giving you all a better longer look at the rifle with a little video, click on picture below and with luck it will go to the page, click the arrow and  it will play . Hopefully its is the first of many.

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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.
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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,
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•  33   pages on hitting Clay Targets,
•  34   pages on Reloading Ammunition,
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•  Over 1000 drawings and photographs.
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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. With 3–9×40 Variable Centrepoint Air Rifle Scope and Mounts. $300 without. plus freight.

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Tasco 4x 32 Silver Antler Rifle Scope
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.

$50. plus post

plus postage
Tasco Pro Point

Red dot sights use refractive or reflective optics to generate a collimated image of a luminous or reflective reticle. These also have the option of Green reticle.
This collimated image appears to be projected out to a point at infinity, which makes the image of the reticle appear to the user to be projected onto the target. Due to the fact that the reticle image is collimated, magnifying the image of the target is impractical, as it would make the sight too hard to hold steady. The RED DOT sights are very useful for fast moving shooting in poor light conditions. No need to get your eye on the middle of the cross hair, point and shoot when the RED DOT lines up with the target. The collimated image does have its advantages,however, as the scope can be placed at any distance from the eye without distorting the image of the target or reticle. This makes red dot sights suitable for use on pistols, rifles, or shotguns.
Other information Built-on dovetail rail to fit standard centre-fire weaver-style bases . Finish Black Matte Weight (grams) 6.7 oz. Length (inches) 3.75in
Eye Relief (mm) Unlimited Optical Coating Rubicon .multi- layered, fully coated Focus Type fixed, Parallax Setting 50 yards.

$98. plus post.

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During the past fifty years efficient jacketed expanding bullets have been developed.  Prior to the early mid-60’s, only a few of the supposedly expanding  bullets, offered in factory loaded handgun cartridges, actually worked as advertised for Australian game animals. They didn’t really expand under normal conditions simply because of poor design and jacket materials which were too thick. This phenomena was especially relevant to Australia as we have millions of Kangaroo’s and other soft skinned animals that have to be disposed of every year. We are the only country in the world where civilian shooters wear barrels out with bullets, in the rest of the world of course its corrosion with rust that destroys barrels. Besides Australia only the military wear out barrels with fully automatic fire, passing many more bullets creating lots more heat, that combined with poor cleaning techniques of course causes their massive attrition rate. They solve their problems at the taxpayers expense by having a quick replacement program.  Corrosion, not erosion is the greater destroyer of barrels on a factor of ten to one.
In Australia the first development in thin jacketed rifle bullets with pure soft copper jackets and pure lead cores combined with hollow points which did expand well was with the Taipan bullets of the late 1950s. Taipan designs necessarily coupled with light bullet weights and high velocity i.e 20 per cent to 30 per cent less weight and 20 per cent to 40 per cent greater velocity was the first break away from the bullets constructed from left over World War Two factory materials. In the 1950s many .22 calibre jackets used in .224 projectiles were made from empty .22 Long Rifle brass cases they were normally to hard and tough for our animals, but in those days they were available and affordable. Not much better was available.
Over the past sixty years the major ammunition producers have modified their designs and now offer ammunition that we could only dream about in the 1950s. Luckily, in the USA during the early 1970s there was a ‘Varminter’ boom with millions of American  hunters wanting bullets that efficiently killed their prairie Dogs, which they shot at long range with high velocity calibres such as the .220 Swift and the 22-250 Remington, .223 and .222 Remington. This forced the American ammunition market to produce accurate bullets that would not just drill a hole all the way through the animal without expanding, fortunately for us in Australia they were ideal for Kanagroo’s, Wallabies, Hares, Rabbits etc.
The manufacture of all modern jacketed bullets proceeds in essentially the same manner. With the exception of some of Nosier Noslers designs, bullet jackets begin usually as a strip of high quality copper alloy made specifically for this purpose. The thickness of the strip will generally be equal to the finished thickness desired in the base of a closed base design, or whatever thickness will produce the required jacket thickness at the point of a closed-point, full-jacketed type bullet.
The first operation is “cupping,” and for pistol-type, short-jacketed bullets, this one operation may completely finish the jacket. It is accomplished on high-speed automatic presses which punch out discs of the metal and then force them through a second die which forms them into simple, straight-sided, open cups of a specified length. In the case of a thin, short jacket for pistol bullets, the jacket may also be trimmed to length during this same operation by “pinch-trimming” where any unevenness or excess metal is pinched off by a shoulder on the punch passing through the die.
However, most jackets require additional work. The cups are washed and lubricated, and nearly always  annealed specially if a hard material is being used, and then run through one or more additional drawing operations which reduce wall thickness and produce the proper internal profile, which is usually a straight or slightly curved taper from mouth to base. In some instances, as many as three or four operations are required to accomplish this, especially when internal serrations or other expansion controlling characteristics must be formed. After each operation, the cup must be washed, sometimes “pickled” in a weak acid solution, and lubricated. Continued in Next Edition

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 frieght.
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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, and 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.

$369. each $700 for two.
M-11/Nine Cobray Operation and Maintenance Manual Assembley and Disassembly.
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