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Firearms News Volume 75, Issue 4

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If you're serious about buying, selling, or trading firearms then Firearms News is for you. Whether you collect, hunt, target shoot, have personal defense needs or other firearms interest you'll find the largest variety and best prices on all the firearms, accessories and services that you could want or need!

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
Frequency:
Biweekly
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30 Issues

in this issue

27 min.
hellfire- breathing tigers!

Any regular reader of Firearms News knows that I like AR-15 pistols. I like AR-15s, period. I got my first one in 1978 — a Colt AR-15 SP1, more commonly referred to as the Vietnam War M16-style model. A year or two after I got mine, the CAR-15 carbine-style rifle version became available, which really sparked my interest. It had a 16-inch barrel and collapsible stock and was based off the XM177 “Commando” series used by Special Forces in the 1960s and ‘70s. Of course, the original Commando was the one I really wanted, but I was too young in 1980 to buy a transferable. J. Curtis Earl, the premier machine gun dealer at the time, offered the XM177E2 — a newer version that sported an 11.5-inch barrel topped off…

1 min.
hellfire 9mm pistol

Caliber: 9mm (9x19) Operation: Blowback semi-auto Barrel Length: 4 inches Barrel: Heavy, Chrome Moly Vanadium w/Nitride finish, 1 in 10" twist (twist not confirmed) Muzzle Thread: 1/2x36 Bolt Steel: 8620, Nitride / Heat Treated Rails: 6" top P-Rail with 4" extension, 7 M-LOK positions Upper Receiver Material: Billet 7075 T6 Aluminum Lower Receiver Material: Forged 7075 T-6 Aluminum Receiver Finish: Hard Coat Anodized, Black Magazine: Any double-stack Glock-type 9mm magazine, (33-round incl.) MSRP: $659.99 Contact: Royal Tiger Imports, RoyalTigerImports.com, (321) 212-7801…

1 min.
hellfire 5.56 pistol

Caliber: 5.56x45mm Operation: Gas-operated semi-auto Barrel Length: 4.5 inches Barrel: Heavy, Chrome Moly Vanadium w/Nitride finish, 1 in 10" twist Muzzle Thread: 1/2x28 Bolt Steel: 8620, Nitride / Heat Treated Rails: 6" top P-Rail with 4" extension, 7 M-LOK positions Upper Receiver Material: Billet 7075 T6 Aluminum Lower Receiver Material: Forged 7075 T-6 Aluminum Receiver Finish: Hard Coat Anodized, Black Magazine: Any AR-15/M16-type magazine in 5.56, (30-round incl.) MSRP: $849.99 Contact: Royal Tiger Imports, RoyalTigerImports.com, (321) 212-7801…

23 min.
the “should’a been” rifle

“Sporterizing” once meant creating a hunting rifle costing less than a commercially produced one from a surplus military rifle. Today, with inexpensive factory rifles performing so well, and the shrinking supply of surplus arms costing what they do, sporterizing has been replaced with “custom.” Prior to the Civil War, almost all civilian rifles were custom. A custom rifle has forever been unique and hand-tailored in style and capability as broad as the collaborator’s imaginations. This project combines them all and adds the element of fiction. The “Colt Model of 1871 Revolving Rifle Cartridge Conversion” never existed — until now. This extensively remodeled Dixie/Palmetto reproduction 1855 Military Revolving Rifle began in a fireside game of “What Might Have Been” and happily became a fun, shootable treasure. The aftermath of the American Civil War…

1 min.
sources

Buffalo Arms, 660 Vermeer Court, Ponderay, ID 83852, (208) 263-6953, BuffaloArms.com Brownells, 200 South Front St., Montezuma, IA 50171, (800) 741-0015, Brownells.com Caswell Plating, 7696 Route 31, Lyons NY 14489, (855) 227-9355, CaswellPlating.com Dixie Gun Works, P.O. Box 130, Union City, TN 38282, (731) 885-0561, DixieGunWorks.com Graf & Sons, 4050 S. Clark, Mexico, MO 65265, (573) 581-2266, Grafs.com John King is now semi-retired and preferred not to have his contact information included. Montana Vintage Arms, 61 Andrea Dr., Belgrade, MT 59714, (406) 388-4027, MontanaVintageArms.com QuickLOAD, NECO, 108 Ardmore Way, Benicia, CA 94510, (218) 722-3113, Neconos.com RCBS, 605 Oro Dam Blvd., Oroville, CA 95965, (800) 553-5000, RCBS.com Track of the Wolf, Inc., 18308 Joplin Street N. W., Elk River, MN 55330, (763) 633-2500, TrackOfTheWolf.com…

1 min.
colt 1855 revolving rifle cartridge conversion

Action Type: 6-shot revolver Caliber: .40-50 Sharps Bottle Neck Barrel Length: 27 inches Overall Length: 46 inches Weight: 9 pounds, 6 ounces Finish: Rust blue Sights: MVA Rough-and-Ready rear, Ted Cash front Stock: American walnut, oil finished Value: I hesitate to add a value, since the price included a lot of one-off R&D costs. But for those entertaining a foray into the custom world, the last retail on the rifle was $1,850. A prop-master friend’s maxim was to figure out the base costs of time and parts, triple it and add a third. That rule of thumb comes close to just about everything custom. Manufacturer: Palmetto Armory, Italy…