Viet Cong 1911 look a like

On my trip through the mid-west I happen to have an opportunity to examine a Viet Cong copy of a 1911 pistol.

You can learn a great deal studying arms made with just basic tools. The first is that you can do anything with a file, chisel and hack saw. That is how this [...]

Mondays update 10-27

With the SAR show coming up quick the main push at Gun Lab is to finish out the VG1-5 project. Not all the rifles will be built prior to SAR, but the parts will be completed and the first 3 rifles will be completed. That is my goal at least. So right now we are [...]

The Pedersen device

I have always wanted a Pedersen device or by the proper name U.S. Pistol, Caliber .30 M1918. The standard joke between my wife and I has been we should stop at this yard sale, antique store, or gun shop because there is a Pedersen device there. This has been going on for over 30 years. [...]

Interesting Mexican pistol

While on this trip I had the opportunity to look at a number of interesting pistols. As I have a think for single shot inexpensive pistols when I had the chance to look and photograph a Mendoza pistol ( the same company that brought you the light machine gun and sub-machine gun) I jumped at [...]

Tuesday shop pictures

What a shop to work in. And to think that the people that work in my shop complain about the working conditions.

I just don’t want to hear about the benches not being the right height or that we need a new cnc machine.

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High speed photo’s

This is just a great series of photo’s from a high speed camera on the M-1 Garand.

Sunday answer for 10-5

The item on Saturday’s post.

Is a 22lr cartridge adapter for a MAS 36 training rifle. This is as it looks next to a 22lr cartridge.

This is with the 22lr cartridge in the adapter.

Next to the rifle.

In the magazine of the rifle.

You can see the special feed ramp for [...]

What is it Saturday October 4

The metal used in firearms

I have been working on a post concerning the different types of metals used in weapons manufacturing. The start was when we did the post concerning the different types of brass and bronze used to make different parts of older weapons. I still have not completed the write up and have an interview with a [...]

Thursday Library AR-16

This post is about one the AR-16. To say that it is rare is an understatement. The only two known rifles are in the Reed Knight collections. Mr. Knight was nice enough to allow me to take some pictures of this interesting rifle.

A couple of close ups of the two different receivers.

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