Uberti Lightning II Slide-Action Rifle Schematic

Originally manufactured by Colt, this ultra-fast pump is known for its speed and compact size.

By David R. Chicoine

Uberti Lightning II Schematic

Troubleshooting The Colt Defender

Learning the nuances of specific handgun types will help you diagnose problems. Colt’s Defender is a showcase for learning the 1911.

by RK Campbell

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Working the M1A1 Springfield Rifle

With a service and competition reputation that proceeds it, this civilian make of the M14 is a good working rifle at a fair price. Here’s how to keep the M1A1 in top shape.

by RK Campbell

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Fitting Barrels to the Remington Model 504 .22 Rimfire Rifle

Marked improvement and better accuracy is the likely result when re-fitting or replacing a barrel on the Model 504 Remington 22 Target rifle. This rifle is capable of extreme accuracy with a few improvements, most notably installing of custom barrel with a more precise fit at the barrel to receiver junction.

by Norman E. Johnson

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Inletting The Flobert Rifle

The Flobert action is like nothing I have ever seen and proved a great challenge.

by Dominick Pisano

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Working with Talon Air Rifles

These AirForce airguns are available in three calibers, three barrel lengths and three models that are, mechanically speaking, triplets with velocities up to 1450 fps.

by Chick Blood

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The EPA Shows Some Sense!

Never underestimate the power a simple letter or email can wield. It has been said that a single letter from a constituent represents the voice of a thousand people because the other 999 folks just didn’t bother to voice their position. A good example of this is the recent victory by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) concerning a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposing a ban on traditional ammunition.

Started by The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), this established anti-hunting group called for a total ban on the production and distribution of traditional ammunition. Shortly after the NSSF made a call to action on its website, hundreds of blogs and websites linked to it. More than 5,000 people shared it with friends on Facebook, messaged it on Twitter and posted across a host of public online forums. The EPA and elected representative were quickly deluged by thousands of hunters and shooters across

the country making their voices heard.

Steve Owens, EPA assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, responded to this, maintaining that the EPA does not have the legal authority to regulate this type of ammunition under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and that it will not seek such authority. NSSF President Stephen L. Sanetti acknowledged the effect that tens of thousands of people responding to this petition had on this decision. One letter, email, phone call, or vote may not mean much by itself but the accumulated effect can be huge.

Gunsmithing Guns of the Old West

Regular American Gunsmith contributor David Chicoine reports that he has a limited number of copies of the previously out-of-print Gunsmithing Guns of the Old West-2nd Edition available. This classic work had been selling for $95 and up from used book dealers.

The 448 page soft cover tome features over 400 photos and expands on the first edition with five new handguns, four new long guns along with updated gunsmithing tips and advice. All featured guns contain step-by-step illustrations demonstrating repair and upgrade work of old-west firearms. With Cowboy Action Shooting more popular than ever this could prove a handy reference for your clientle. New copies can be had for $49.95 plus $6.00 shipping direct from the author. Contact him at dave@oldwestgunsmith.com or 704/853-0265.