Owen Guns Bulletin Edition 62 November 2011
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FOR ACTION TO-DAY, TURN BACK GUN LEGISLATION.
Thoughts For the Week.
FIGHT BACK, Firearm Owners Have To Be A FORCE,
This is what we can do next, to remind the politicians of
1. The pain that they have inflicted on firearm owners and,
2. The number of firearm owners and their families and friends who now want to know who really are their friends in parliament .
click on it and copy all the LNP/LABOUR email addresses in one block and,
Scroll down past the photos, Copy the questionnaire letter and,
No matter if they are rude or indifferent they will be posted on the Firearm Owners of Australia website for all to view. We want their Comments.
Any problems sending your email phone 07 54 825070 ask for Ron.
You Have An Established Right to Ask All Politicians for Their Opinions. This is not Spamming it Gives Them the Opportunity to Inform The People Of Queensland of Their Views.
Have a read of this article below send it to every aspiring politician in Queensland in an instant.
In 1998 75% of the National Party walked into political oblivion, we have to do this again. Its easier now there are more of us and we have the new media of the Internet.
However, I’m very sorry to inform firearm owners that the Weapons Amendment Bill of 2011 was passed by the Queensland Parliament 78 to 6. That day 15th November will be a date remembered in infamy by the 250,000 licensed firearm owners, that it will impact on.
We mourn the loss of the few remaining human rights our brothers in arms have left.
Surely, we all have no doubt that there end plan is to leave us with nothing, not even a catapult. We either decide now to take a place in this coming conflict or give up now and go fishing.( Sorry they want to end that as well, or go four wheel driving, sorry they want to end that as well)
Fortunately, we have better tools to fight back with then ever before, in past years we used to write lots of letter to the newspapers one in fifty might get printed, we used to write to politicians and spend a $100 in postage to get one or two useless replies.
Now we have the internet, emails, facebook, immediate communication between ourselves and full colour, movies, sound on the Internet. Now we are not just preaching to the converted in the Shooting Magazines we have our place on the Internet which is accessible to the world. We have to use this new tool to mobilise Queensland’s 250,000 licensed firearm owners, plus families and friends, into making a big difference to the future of this state.
The four independents and now the two members of Katters Australia Party voted against the Weapons Bill they have been loyal to their constituents, all the LNP /Labour voted to support the Bill and should suffer the brand of Quislings, Kapos, Vichy, collaborators one and all.
One of the other achievements of the Six heroes was that it caused a ‘Division’ in parliament. If it had been only one of two dissenters, the vote would have been un recorded but this time, as 6 opposed, the 78 collaborators had to be listed.
http://www.foaa.com.au/latest-news/6-heros-78-thieves-in-the-night-stole-more-of-your-rights/ Please find the list of 78 ‘Ayes; on this page and the 6 “Noes”. These lists will be very handy as guides of who to vote for in the coming election.
The above lists are all published on the Firearm Owners of Association Of Australia, Website. www.foaa.com.au Membership is Free, please encourage your shooting friends and supporters to go to this address and subscribe. We need email addresses so we can quickly and cheaply contact firearm owners to mobilise them in certain areas and ask them to send emails to local papers, local politics, to broadcast information on talk back radio, face book and utilise every tool which we have at our disposal. For the Quickest UP DATES go to http://www.facebook.com/OwenGuns
ACCURATE FIREARM DESIGN
Changes in Stock Design that Occurred in the 1920s.(We still use them 90 years later)
Civilian Stock Designs Changed First.
Gradually these stock designs were accepted over a 30 year period, even the Military began to add pistol grips to the stock, higher combs and thicker for-ends. These designs, solidified into certain average dimensions, and in most respects have become fairly well fixed, so that we now have a design that has proved itself on a thousand ranges and in the hands of millions of target shooters and hunters. This now appears to be the one best design for marksmen of average stature and also for all beginners who are learning to shoot. This design is well adapted to shooting in all four positions, up and down hill as well as on a level, and in rapid as well as slow fire. The rifle sling which is an important feature is only seen these days as a carrying accessory instead of an important addition to steady the leading arm for greater accuracy.
The first pioneers of this rifle stock transformation was Winchester and Remington who both began modifying the Military rifle they had both made millions of, in World War One, the Enfield Pattern 1917, or M17. They both converted millions into sporting rifles and modified the stock design. Then they both used the tooling acquired for nothing or very cheaply to produce new sporting models. When the tooling was worn and they realised that with more modern machining techniques they could make them cheaper, Winchester went to the Model 70 and Remington went to the Model 700. I believe they used the number 7 as conservative reminder to the Model or Pattern 17 as there were previous models Pattern 13 and Pattern 14 they wanted to show that the heritage was from the M17.
The Winchester Model 70 Standard bolt action rifle has not changed very much over the last 60 years and with the Remington Classic 700 have turned into the standard centre-fire sporting stock. There are minor differences in some model changes, on average the butt-stock on these two rifles has a drop from line of aim, open sights set at 100 yards, of 1, 5/8″ inches at the comb and 2, 5/8″ inches at the heel. The length from middle of trigger to centre of the butt-plate is 13 1/2″ inches. The checkered steel, or rubberised butt-plate is 5 inches long by 1, 9/16″ inches wide at its widest part, and is very slightly dish shaped, almost flat. The front edge of the pistol grip cap on the Model 70 rifle is located horizontally 2 1/2″ inches in rear of the centre of the trigger, and vertically 1, 7/8″ inches below the centre of the trigger. The rear sling swivel is located 2, 1/2″ inches in front of the toe of the stock. The forearm on the Model 70 is 1, 1/2″ inches wide at a point 6 inches in rear of its tip. Over the last 40 years the vagaries of fashion, dictated by the various shooting magazine writers have been followed by the manufactures and shooters rotating from the above Classic style stock which is still very popular to the Weatherby high cheek piece Monte Carlo style stocks. The only other features of change has been a slightly higher comb on rifles not equipped with open sights and the main change being synthetic stocks which will be the subject of a later article. When we discuss material not shape.
Continued in Edition 63.
Armed 12 g Under & Over shotgun, steel receivers, single trigger, ejectors, five interchangeable choke tubes the best value in a, new over and under on the market today. Truely a Turkish gun made with from Italian designs, a Turkish Delight with Italian good taste.
$775. Blued or Silver Receivers 28 inch or 30 inch barrels
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.
“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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Lee Reloading Press Kits $165.00
Phone 07 54825070 order your Breech Lock Kit and Dies.Lee Reloading Press Kits $165.00
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Understanding Reloading Ammunition
Development of the Primer Continued from Edition 61
Large diameter straight cases using large charges of black powder were less affected than small bottle-neck types .For this reason, black powder era reloaders didn’t object much. Their cases held up pretty well in spite of the mercury. Maybe, without the shoulder most was blown out of the straight walled cases. Much of the free mercury was absorbed by the solid products of black powder combustion, leaving less to attack the brass. Then, too,
the pressures involved in those early cartridges were quite low, never above 25,000 psi. Higher pressures drive more finely divided mercury into the brass. Consequently, modern bottle-neck cases operating near 50,000 psi speeded up and increased the mercury’s effect on the brass.
Also, it was found that smokeless powders were much harder to ignite than black. Where almost any old warm spark would set off black powder, the new types required a hotter, longer and more violent primer flame. This meant more compound in the primer, consequently, more free mercury driven into the brass case.
The action of mercury is irreversible once the cartridge is fired. It completes its action in a very short time, and no amount of washing or other treatment can prevent its completion. I have fired mercuric-primed .303 ex-military ammunition in the afternoon, and by the next morning the cases would break in the resizing die, usually when the neck was pulled over the expanded plug. So if this occurs stop straight away and you know the reason why.
Short, straight cases of pistol type are much less affected by mercuric primers and can often be reloaded many times before failing. Primarily, this is due to low chamber pressures and the fact that pistol primers contain less mercury than the larger rifle varieties.
The advent of the high-pressure bottle-neck cartridge caused the primer boys to replace the fulminate of mercury with a less vicious compound. Commonly used was a mix of potassium chlorate, antimony sulphide, lead sulfocyanate, and black powder. The latter later being replaced with granular TNT or similar high explosive. Even so, mercuric primers continued in wide use for sporting ammunition well into the 1930’s. Some foreign calibers were loaded with mercuric primers as late as the early 1970’s. Factories in North Korea, China could still be using it but mainly they loaded steel cases and most people do not bother reloading steel cases.
The chlorate primer’s corrosive effect on barrels has already been covered in detail. It is obvious, of course, that shooters the world over objected strenuously. Much effort was devoted to development of a primer that produced no harmful residue. Competition among companies was fierce because, naturally, the first one to offer a “non-corrosive” primer could expect to gain tremendously in sales.
Primers continued in Edition 63.
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 Maverick with positive lock-up for consistent operation. This rifle delivers high performance without the high maintenance. 4 shot Capacity.
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. for package deal plus post If you want to order by mail Phone 07 54825070 have your card detail handy . Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Thompson TC Venture, Guaranteed 1 minute of angle, Bolt Action Rifles.
ACCURACY AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
Thompson/Center introduces the New T/C Venture, the most value-packed bolt action rifle available on the market today. Designed to deliver top end quality and accuracy at an entry level price, the Thompson/Center Venture offers a 5 R rifled match grade barrel and match grade crown, adjustable precision trigger and a classic style composite stock that puts it in a class all its own. A rugged, reliable tool for the outdoorsman, the T/C Venture features T/C’s renowned innovation, craftsmanship and cutting edge barrel technology. Guaranteed to deliver Minute of angle accuracy… 1 inch groups at 100 yards.
T/C Venture features a classic sporter style stock in rugged composite material with traction grip panels, the T/C Venture has a sophisticated appearance with the durability and accuracy to back it up. Thompson/Center’s Venture… made in the USA and backed by the famous Thompson/Center Lifetime Warranty… It delivers the finest in accuracy, reliability and quality craftsmanship in an attractive, affordable package. .22–250, .243. .270 win .308 up to 300 win mag, in stock .223 arriving in December 2011.
plus freight. If you want to order by mail Phone 07 54825070 have your card detail handy
Sabatti Centrefire Rifles, Walnut Stocks. Set Triggers
Sabatti Rifles, Walnut Stock, Detachable Magazine, adjustable SET 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. We have most calibres in stock .223 r to 300 win mag.In stock $850 while stocks last.
Owen Gun Instructional Wall Charts
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
730mm x 480mm $40. plus $12 for tube and postage.
1080mm x 720mm $55. plus $15 for tube and postage.
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 extension if required. 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.
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 postage.
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.
$ 40 Plus $10. to all Australian States, If you have a friend that wants one we can get two into the same post bag.
Hear and Protect Hear normally up to 85 db Electronically reduces & protects hearing Protects hearing above 85 db Able to hear normal conversations and sounds to 85 decibels. Over 200 hours of battery life. Auto-adjust headband. Solid state circuit. Rotary on-off volume knob.
HOW THE ELECTRONIC EAR MUFFS WORK
These electronic ear muffs are a high standard ear muff in design, they are made to feel light and comfortable for all day use. They can be used as standard ear muff when the electronic component is not turned on and will passively reduce noise like any normal ear muff. They have a standard noise reduction rating of 29 decibel and are a Class 5.
Once turned on the microphone, located at the top of the ear muff, will pick up and amplify ambient noise. If some one standing next to you talks, their voice will be amplified through the speakers in both ear muffs. Should there be a loud noise, such as a firearm, the electronic ear muffs will automatically cut out and block the loud noise. The electronic ear muffs are designed to attenuate noise about 85 decibels, meaning that they will block out instantly, once the noise reaches a certain level. The electronic ear muffs allow you to control the volume level of ambient noise around you. On the shooting range with constant loud reports, the electronic ear muffs will block this noise. For range instructions or to communicate with another person, you can instantly hear them speak.
At the range or anywhere ear protection is constantly required, but you also need to hear instructions from others or you wish to be more aware of the ambient sound around you, these electronic ear muffs are what you need.
$75.50 plus post.
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