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Owen Guns Bulletin Edition 68 May 2012

Blog June 3, 2012

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Thought’s For The Week.

Who amongst us is Free?  Not Free to go to Westpac, or Free to go to ANZ, but really Free??      
Did we vote ourselves into Slavery, Again?
 In the last edition of the Bulletin, I Asked why shooters had voted Liberal/National Party when,
“they voted with Labour to give you another set of Gun Laws on November the 15th, Why vote for the LNP when they brought John Howard’s Un-informed Gun laws down on your head? Why work for your enemy?”
Well just this last week, the Liberal in NSW pushed through with the help of the Greens and Labour the legislation to impose Ammunition Registration. Maybe, this is there way of teaching shooters to vote for independents. Independents are much more dependent on their electorate. They do not have the Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dummer, who vote Lib/Lab because their granddaddy did.
Free people own property Slaves don’t.
As soon as you cannot freely use your property it is not really yours. If you cannot dispose of property it is not really yours anymore. The legislation imposed on NSW shooters, which previously took away the free ownership of firearms now takes away the ownership of ammunition. Ammunition registration means you, or the dealer cannot dispose of it freely.                              
Freedom, is only appreciated after it is Lost.
Only the old Dinosaurs over sixty can remember what real freedom was, before our country dissolved into a demoralized, scurrilous, manipulating bureaucratic ‘Socialist State”. Some of our younger shooters are proud to flash their licence card. Not realising that it is the modern symbol of bondage. 3000 years ago the Celt Warriors would only wear fancy gold and silver armlets that were never joined, as the ring was a symbol of slavery, the symbol of subservience, bondage. We still have that symbol with the wedding ring, but these days it is the plastic card, the licence. Lose it and you lose all your shooting property. It is not really yours anymore.
Australian’s have accepted socialism, bureaucratic slavery.
Only the old Dinosaurs, like me, over sixty can remember that it was the ‘Union of Soviet Socialist Republics’ that the free world fought against in the ‘Cold War’. Those old socialist like Lenin, Stalin and Mao Tse-tung will be laughing in their graves with the knowledge that their brand of slavery won. These day the only idea of freedom we have is choosing if we are going to have Hungry Jacks, or Macca’s for lunch.  We have the “dumbing down” of our children in the government schools. It is beyond laws of nature to artificially raise someones intelligence beyond his potential ability, so to alter public thinking, everyone is turned into a dunce to make the dunce “feel better about themselves” so after a few decades, those who were turned into dunces don’t even know what it means to think at all.  When everyone is reduced to slavery, it gives the illusion of everyone having freedom; even as when everyone is reduced to being a dunce it gives the illusion of everyone being intelligent.
The main concept that distinguish a free country from a communist slave state, is the right to freely own property.  The first four principles in the Communist Manifesto are:-
1.Abolition of property.
2.A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3.Abolition of all right of inheritance.
4.Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
Does it sound familiar? I suppose we are classed as ‘emigrants and rebels’ we have to have a licence to own a dog or a chicken. As soon as your property is taxed you’re a part owner, when they turn the tax up, so you cannot afford to pay, then they own all of it and you own nothing.
In the old days that was plainly called theft. Your taxed when you buy property, you are taxed when you sell property, you pay rates, that’s is a yearly tax. That is not ownership, we are only left with an illusion of ownership. The bureaucrats run the new Socialist States of Australia and they own the land, they own the firearms and they own you.
 We firearm owners are ‘conned’.
We act like circus performing dogs, we are given some degree of “freedom” like a dog on a chain may have 12 feet of slack… but if we have a slight fall, forget to renew a licence, make a mistake in our paper work, take all of your guns out of the safe to clean them at one time, that takes us over the line and offends the “powers that be,” then they tighten the leash, you lose your licence and lose your property. We then feel the crack of the tyrants whip. We have the SWAT team breaking down our doors.
A crime used to be an act that hurt another person but now in the new communist Socialist State of Australia , all crime is against the State. The only ones that can be wronged is the Master’s, the bureaucratic State, as us mere slaves cannot never be wronged we are born only to serve and obey.
These same mechanisms of control were the same ones that built the slave states of the  Roman Empire or the Third Reich, more than likely, they too felt it was better to suffer in silence rather than to raise up and rebel. Are you all going to just sit back and take it? I must be the last one to see it like this. Maybe, I am the last one to remember freedom. ron

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Understanding Reloading Ammunition.
All About Bullets.
Part 1 From The Beginnings.
The article that carries out the task after the discharge of any firearm is the bullet. The projectile itself round or bullet shaped is the piece that penetrated the game, target or mortal foe. All the other ingredients of the cartridge are simple complementary or supporting items with nothing more than the obligation of setting in motion the bullet on its flight. Precisely the same can be said of the firearm itself. The only thing the firearm contributes is to provide a platform and mechanism which will launch the bullet along a given path. Both cartridge and firearm are simply developments of man’s first projectile launching device, his arm, and serve only to increase the accuracy, power, and velocity of the projectile. Obviously, if we could physically hurl a projectile as rapidly and as accurately as the firearm /cartridge combination can launch it, we wouldn’t have any need for today’s sophisticated firearms and ammunition.
In the first stages of firearms history, lead has been the predominate material for bullets. Long before firearms were conceived, slingers had found that the unusually high density of lead made it the best choice for thrown missiles. When David bent and selected a missile from the ground, to lay low Goliath, his best choice would have been a small round polished lump of lead. A lead pellet, being far smaller for its equal weight in stone or iron, could be thrown faster and flatter, and concentrated its impact in a much smaller area. So obviously round lead balls were the first choice for the earliest of firearms. Though iron, stone, and even wood or other materials were used in varying degrees in larger cannons. Since the earliest firearms were hand cannon with large-diameter, smooth-bored barrels and used very inefficient powder, their effect was at first more psychological than physical. Poor common soldiers attributed a great deal more effectiveness to early cannon and match locks than they really possessed, and many a charge was put to flight by the mere flash, noise, and smoke of enemy firearms, even though not a single missile might take effect. For a few hundred years the Archers were supreme, there spinning, 36 inch, greased, steel tipped arrows launched from a 140 pound long bow could penetrate a knights armour and his horse at 200 yards. Bullets weren’t really very important in the beginning the flash and noise was the requirement, to scare the enemies horses.
Nevertheless, as firearms developed in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, lead became the standard material for small arms projectiles. Artillery, on the other hand, standardized on iron, though handhewn stone balls continued to see service, sometimes sewn into leather coverings.
As long as gun barrels remained smooth-bore, the spherical lead ball remained the standard projectile. There was hardly any need for any further bullet development in as the barrels in use could not stabilize it nor could they promise any predictable degree of accuracy.
Though rifling had been known for many years in several forms, it did not become widely used until the middle-late eighteenth century. The round lead ball still remained the most practical form of bullet, improved by the addition of a patch of cloth or leather which served not only to simplify ramming the tight-fitting balls down the bore, but aided in enabling the rifling to spin and stabilize the bullet. Contrary to popular belief, the patched round ball for rifles did not originate in the American Colonies. It had been known and somewhat indifferently used in Europe for a good many years before it came to prominence in the so-called “Kentucky” and “Pennsylvania” rifles of the frontiersmen. As early as the 1600’s, Danish riflemen used patched balls.
The round lead ball remained supreme until the development in France of the “Minie” bullet by Capt. Claude Etienne Minie of the Chasseurs d’Orleans. Representing the ultimate development of the muzzle-loading bullet, the Minie marked the end of a long struggle to develop a projectile that could be loaded as easily in a rifled barrel as the typical undersize ball could in a smooth-bore combination. The latter remained the world’s military standard simply because it permitted rapid and easy reloading in battle. And it must also be considered that infantry tactics of the day did not require any great degree of accuracy. Among dozens of attempts, only the Devilgne system had achieved any degree of success prior to the Minie. Next Edition 69. All About Bullets. Part 2 From The Early Centuries.

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LEUPOLD SCOPES from  $285.

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 their 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″ 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. • Fully coated lenses transmit a bright sight picture, even in low light conditions.
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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.” Regards 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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Owen Gun Instructional Wall Charts

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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 Instructional 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.
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Rifle Stock Construction.
Without yet going into the material for constructing firearm stocks, generally there are two main designs of firearm stocks. The one piece stock where the forearm and butt stock are one continuous piece of wood or synthetic, and the receiver and barrel are inletted down into it, and the trigger guard and magazine are inletted up into the material. The stock is then secured by mainly two Guard Screws, or more correctly called King Screws, which fasten the receiver and guard together into the stock. Clamping it all together, up against a recoil shoulder on the receiver which bears on to the stock and prevents the receiver tang from driving backward, like a wedge through the stock when it recoils. Sometimes, rarely these days, they are also clamps by a forearm fastener, or what are called ‘barrel bands’. The barrel bands are usually only seen on ex- military rifle stocks. Only sporting firearms that are trying to replicate some feature of the military rifles, such as Winchester 94 leaver actions, use barrel bands as they constrict a free floating barrel and inhibit accuracy. Military rifles also usually have a hand-guard, a covering over the top of the barrel to protect the shooter’s hands from a barrels that become very hot from repeated firing, they did this as the barrels burnt the soldiers hands when they had to use the rifle, ‘pike like’, with the bayonet doing the killing instead of the bullet.
The other main design is the two piece stock which is usually seen on break barrel shotguns, (Side by Sides, Under & Overs, Single Barrels) Lever Action firearms, Lee Enfield’s and Pump Action Rifles and Shotguns. The stock is made of two pieces of wood or synthetics. The forearm is in one piece and is secured to the barrel by a screw, or barrel band, and its rear end usually has a tenon which is inletted into the receiver. The butt-stock one separate piece, and is usually secured to the receiver by one or two tangs, which are metal extensions to the rear of the receiver. These tangs are inletted into the grip of the butt-stock and are secured by a tang screw which passes through both tang and stock grip. The butt-stock is also sometimes, (such as in the Lee Enfield) secured to the receiver by a long through-bolt (stock bolt), passing through the stock from its butt-end, screwing into the rear end of the receiver, and thus clamping the butt-stock and the receiver tightly together. The steel receiver intervenes between the forearm and butt-stock portions of the wood stock.
I have mentioned before that for the greatest reliability and accuracy in shooting the firearm should be as stiff as possible from muzzle to butt. There should be nothing loose, or even slightly loose in screws, or fit. This is most important when we come to consider the material and construction of the stock and the way in which it is secured to the metal parts of the rifle, particularly the barrel and receiver.
The method of securing and bedding the metal parts in a one-piece stock usually results in a much stiffer junction than with a two-piece stock, and this is one of the reasons why bolt action rifles are as a rule more accurate than rifles with two-piece stocks. The receiver should be secured to the stock by the King screws that are always at least six inches apart. This design developed by the Mauser brothers is much more secure than the clamping of the butt-stock in the two-piece stock where the distance involved in the clamping is very much less. In addition, in a well bedded stock of this design the under surface the receiver can be so perfectly bedded into the material, that they are almost a part of it and there can be no rocking or movement of the metal parts in the stock either up or down, front or back, or sideways. The bedding of the recoil shoulder is of extreme importance, and in the Mauser design, which all modern bolt actions rifles have evolved from, it is far easier to get the bedding of the recoil shoulder right. The rear surface of this shoulder should abut firmly against the corresponding shoulder in the stock just in front of the magazine well. If this abutment is not solid and perfect holding the barrel and receiver, fore and aft, in exactly the right place, then when the rifle is fired these parts will recoil and move backward within the stock, which will loosen, or brake the bedding, and also the wedge shaped rear end of the receiver will recoil backward splitting the grip of the stock lengthwise. Other things being equal, the shooting of a rifle, and incidentally its stiffness, depends upon how well the stock is bedded. A poorly bedded stock will make for poorer accuracy, no matter what its type. But the point is that with proper bedding the one-piece stock gives a much stiffer junction and hence more reliable accuracy. Next Edition Two Piece Stocks.



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.

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Sling Shots were seen in use on the Streets of Bankok in 2010. 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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