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Gun Data for the Day – Wrap Up

Well, it’s been fun, but now it’s crunch time.  Hopefully the last 50 or so days have shown what a wealth of information there is about guns and weapons on the Internet, and how useful it is.  I also hope it convinces you all that this is a resource that will be gone if the State Department gets is way on ITAR.  I hope it convinces you to learn about what Washington wants to do and make your voice heard.   The comment window closes on August 3, so this will be your final reminder to tell State to keep their hands off our First and Second Amendment-guaranteed rights.

Yes, the new rule is probably going to be stillborn, but just as we did with the XM855 kerfluffle, we need to jerk Washington’s leash and remind them which end they’re attached to.  Even if you think they’ve gotten the message, it never hurts to pile on.

And remember, if they can ban one kind of speech, they will find a way to ban any other kind of speech they find inconvenient.  Make your voice heard, and help keep our voices free.

Gun Data for the Day – Day 52

I have a serious jones for one of these, if only because it’ll give me one more old gun to clean.

Gun Data for the Day – Day 51

Let’s look at the venerable .30-06:

Parent case .30-03 Springfield
Case type Rimless, bottleneck
Bullet diameter .308 in (7.8 mm)
Neck diameter .340 in (8.6 mm)
Shoulder diameter .441 in (11.2 mm)
Base diameter .471 in (12.0 mm)
Rim diameter .473 in (12.0 mm)
Rim thickness .049 in (1.2 mm)
Case length 2.494 in (63.3 mm)
Overall length 3.34 in (85 mm)
Case capacity 68 gr H2O (4.4 cm3)
Rifling twist 1 turn in 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Primer type Large Rifle
Maximum pressure 60,200 psi (415 MPa)
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
150 gr (10 g) Nosler Ballistic Tip 2,910 ft/s (890 m/s) 2,820 ft·lbf (3,820 J)
165 gr (11 g) BTSP 2,800 ft/s (850 m/s) 2,872 ft·lbf (3,894 J)
180 gr (12 g) Core-Lokt Soft Point 2,700 ft/s (820 m/s) 2,913 ft·lbf (3,949 J)
200 gr (13 g) Partition 2,569 ft/s (783 m/s) 2,932 ft·lbf (3,975 J)
220 gr (14 g) RN 2,500 ft/s (760 m/s) 2,981 ft·lbf (4,042 J)
Test barrel length: 24 inch (61 cm)
Source(s): Federal Cartridge[1] / Accurate Powder[2]

Gun Data for the Day – Day 50

For those of us who haven’t lived a good life and need to make up for some bad behavior, let’s disassemble and reassemble a Ruger Mark III .22 pistol:

OK, got that?  Deep breath, and let’s put it back together:

Hey!!!! Macarena!!!!

Gun Data for the Day – Day 49

Now, let’s look at the popular 10/22:

Gun Data for the Day – Day 48

Let’s look at the care and feeding of the AK-47:

Gun Data for the Day – Day 47

Here’s the 7.62×25 Tokarev:

Parent case 7.63×25mm Mauser
Bullet diameter 7.87 mm (0.310 in)
Neck diameter 8.48 mm (0.334 in)
Shoulder diameter 9.47 mm (0.373 in)
Base diameter 9.83 mm (0.387 in)
Rim diameter 9.96 mm (0.392 in)
Rim thickness 1.32 mm (0.052 in)
Case length 25.0 mm (0.98 in)
Overall length 34.0 mm (1.34 in)
Case capacity 1.04 cm3 (16.0 gr H2O)
Rifling twist 1:250 mm (1:10 inches)
Primer type Berdan or Boxer Small Pistol
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
5.5 g (85 gr) JHP[2] 376 m/s (1,230 ft/s) 390 J (290 ft·lbf)
5.8 g (90 gr) FMJ[2] 409 m/s (1,340 ft/s) 488 J (360 ft·lbf)
5.5 g (85 gr) FMJ[3] 502 m/s (1,650 ft/s) 693 J (511 ft·lbf)
5.5 g (85 gr) FMJ[4] 525 m/s (1,720 ft/s) 760 J (560 ft·lbf)
5.5 g (85 gr) JHP[4] 510 m/s (1,700 ft/s) 715 J (527 ft·lbf)
Test barrel length: 120mm

Gun Data for the Day – Day 46

Speaking of .45-70, take a gander at the Marlin Model 1895GSBL:

Caliber 45-70 Govt.
Capacity 6-shot, full-length tubular magazine
Action Lever action with Wild West Guns style big loop finger lever; side ejection; solid-top receiver; stainless steel; tough FNC black finish, hammer block safety
Stock Green laminate pistol grip stock with black webbing; deluxe recoil pad; swivel studs
Barrel 18½” with deep-cut Ballard-type rifling (6 grooves)
Twist Rate 1:20″ r.h.
Sights Adjustable Williams Fire Sights
Overall Length 37″
Weight 8 lbs.

Gun Data for the Day – Day 45

Thanks to the folks at Bearing Arms, we learn that the Cobray “Lady’s Home Companion” exists.

Hey, part of the reason for talking about guns on the net is to spread information about less than stellar firearms, not just the cool stuff.

Gun Data for the Day – Day 44

Today, we bring you the AF2011A1 double barreled pistol.

Why?  Why not?

  • TYPE: geometric lock, semi-automatic double barrel hammer pistol
  • ACTION: short recoil, 1911 system
  • CALIBERS:. 45 ACP, .38 Super Auto
  • TRIGGER: double hammer with single spur, double independent or single trigger.
  • SAFETIES: left lever safety (1911) with half cock hammer safety and grip safety
  • MAGAZINE: 2 single magazines, paired with single floor plate, 8+8 rounds
  • FRAME: 39niCrMo steel machined from casting
  • SLIDE: 39niCrMo steel machined from solid
  • SIGHTS: interchangeable back, fixed or adjustable
  • TOTAL LENGTH: 220 mm
  • BARREL LENGHT: 125 mm
  • TOTAL HEIGHT: 145 mm
  • TOTAL WIDTH: 50 mm
  • TOTAL WEIGHT: 1.850 Grs. unloaded
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