Herbal Root, London Guns, And Hue

Restoration of a long-neglected English classic. Here’s the details of how classic gun makers achieve their much sought after stock finishes.

by Shawn McWilliams
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$700 Hi Point????

From author Paul Mazan:

This is my son’s latest You Tube video covering my Grandsons Hi Point Carbine. As many of you know we have been doing these for some time and this one made me laugh. I’ll have to try to make the videos I did with him more entertaining and less historical. Just as many of us grew up working on $100 Mausers this new generation is into autos and the Hi Point is an affordable first gun. Like you I thought my Grandson was silly putting $500 of accessories on a $275 gun but, then I thought about the $1000 plus 10/22’s I’ve seen and thought perhaps it’s not as outrageous as I thought.


Prepping The Remington 7600

How to prepare the Remington pump-action rifle for the hunt.

by Brian Capps
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Easy Hi-Power Modifications

A few simple modifications any gun owner can perform will make a better gun out of the Hi-Power.

by Ray Ordorica
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ITAR Confusion

The Department of Defense Trade Control Office (DDTC) has issued contradictory and confusing guidance regarding if/when a gunsmith or gunmaker needs to register for International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance.

Rather than rely on interpretations that may be incorrect, read the DDTC’s guidance first. Contact the DDTC response team (202/663-1282, DDTCResponseTeam@state.gov) for clarification should you find the published guidance contradictory.

Adam Kraut, Esq., a pro-gun attorney and regular contributor to The Gun Collective has an entertaining video explaining this. Further, he maintains a blog about legal issues concerning gun owners, dealers, and gunsmiths.

The NSSF is supporting legislation to remove the new ITAR interpretation for gunsmiths.

In the meantime, call your U.S. Representative (202/225-3121) and Senators (202/224-3121), and email them urging them to support Rep. Collin Peterson’s Resolution (H. Res. 829) demanding completion and publication of the proposed rules to transfer the licensing of commercial and sporting firearms and ammunition products to the Department of Commerce which doesn’t require registration or payment of a fee.

Additional resources:

Arms Export Control Act (AECA)

Definition of Firearm Gun Control Act – 18 USC 921(a)(3)

Required Registration Under ITAR

Definition of Defense Article

The United States Munitions List (USML)

Advisory Opinion