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1gewehr last won the day on April 24 2014

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About 1gewehr

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  1. It's hard to fault them. Regulations like that rarely serve any useful purpose. If it was about safety, the only regulation needed would be to require insurance.
  2. Don't expect too much from this. Most of those rifles will probably be in poor condition. The Philippines are a harsh environment. And they use their weapons until they're used up. Still, any additions to CMP inventory is good news.
  3. At that price point, you are looking at used revolvers. As mentioned, Sauer made single action revolvers that were marketed under a variety of names. If it says 'Made in West Germany' it is most likely theirs and well made. Also look for Virginian Dragoon. Taurus made the Gaucho for several years and they are very well made and under-appreciated. If you are lucky, you might find the Uberti revolvers in that price range from time to time.
  4. Years ago ago I had one that took modified Thompson stick mags. All I had to do to make Thompson mags work was file the round hole in the rear spine so that it for the magazine catch. Find some cheap 30rd mags and have fun.
  5. Ammo cans for factory or surplus ammo. For reloads, I recycle the plastic trays and stack the filled trays in plastic 5gal kitty litter buckets. They're sturdy, stack easily, and seal pretty well. I store ammo cans under the work bench. They can only get 4 rows high, so I don't have to remove more than three to get what I want.
  6. I would contact a dealer who does this regularly. Simpson's Ltd or Cherry's Fine Guns come to mind. They can give you some real numbers. Shipping from Europe is not that expensive.
  7. I have never heard of a Lee-Enfield blowing up. Its a strong action. As mentioned, have the headspace checked. In addition to the Indian 7.62 rifles, the Brits used the lighter No.4 action to make 7.62 target and sniper rifles.
  8. Hmm, my favorite is my Colt Trooper III .357. My Go-to is my CZ-75. And I usually carry a Springfield XDs .45. Go figure!
  9. Multiple targets, especially in groups or seen in echelon, are full-auto meat. The US does not do a good job of training machine gun use. Good machine gunners and automatic rifle use can destroy an opposing force in seconds. The 3-round burst was developed because of poor cartridge effectiveness. The 5.56 and 9mm do not have a good reputation for putting targets down. Newer ammunition is much more effective than the early ball ammo.
  10. Lots of good points. Most government agencies churn out regulations based on what's good for the agency. NOT what's best for the country or people. One of the best things Trump is doing is forcing those agencies to look at the negative effects of those regulations. While I am opposed to the regulatory over reach by agencies, the good side is that regulations can be removed or changed without going through Congress. Suppressors are NFA by law. But how ATF handles NFA is mostly by regulations. Likewise, imports are restricted mostly by regulations, not by law. I'm very curious to see if this gets any traction.
  11. It's my understanding that the state's which dropped reciprocity did so only for TN permit holders under 21. For those 21 and over, there is still reciprocity. Is this correct?
  12. Many years ago, I met a man in West NC who used to poach Black Bears with a 6" Colt .38Spl. The sound of the .38 didn't carry far in the mountains, and he said that normally Black Bears will run away from people. He told me that about 30 years ago and he was an old fart then. For hunting, I would still go with a rifle against anything bigger than a coon :-)
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    High-tech method using custom tool to see if it's cut for 45acp: Take a nickel and see if it fits between the rear of the cylinder and the recoil shield. If it fits, it uses 45acp with half or full moon clips.
  14. Ballistol for cleaning and oil, military grease for wear areas.
  15. I would love to see Colt produce a quality revolver. I'm very skeptical about their willingness to produce a top quality gun.

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