Educational Zone #27 – Great Firearms – The Mosin Nagant

When I first saw a Mosin Nagant, I thought it was an ugly gun. But, like a lot of things, the more you see of them, the more you can learn to appreciate them. They kind of grow on you.I guess it was when first watching “Enemy At the Gates” that I finally wanted to have one.The Mosin Nagant is a bolt action rifle developed by the Russians and used in the First and Second World Wars. It is a fairly [...]

Educational Zone #28 – Refinishing a US Savage Enfield Mk1 #4 SMLE

I recently obtained a US Savage Enfield Mk1 #4 SMLE from Phoenix Distributors for the good price of $124.00, through my C&R License.It arrived on the Brown Truck of Happiness. I opened the package like a kid on Christmas morning and removed my next project.Here it is. It was a little rough, but looked like it would clean up just fine. We had read that these rifles had been used in Turkey and it had about the ugliest [...]

Educational Zone #32 – Refinishing an Old Rifle

I recently got my C&R and have been having a great time finding and refinishing some old military rifles.I was looking at an old SMLE that I own that was built in Lithgow, Australia.It appeared to have once been painted olive drab green.Here’s a pic. So, I checked with our resident expert on SMLEs, my friend Swingset.I asked him if he thought painting a SMLE would be okay.He assured me that he thought it was [...]

Educational Zone #120 – Old_Painless at the SHOT Show 2011

I have made the SHOT Show for many years. It is a great place to see all the new guns and other stuff that are available every year. This year the show was in Las Vegas, and I and my friends Ted and Liem all went. We had a blast. I thought you guys might want to see some of the stuff we saw. The SHOT Show stands for the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show, and is the biggest gun-related show in the world. It is not [...]
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