We perform a modification to the magazine and the trigger guard on the CZ-527 that converts the exposed, some feel rather ugly, drop down magazine to a more modern looking flush mounted magazine. BEFORE AFTER Here’s what we do: Mill the trigger guard to a flush bottom fit. We do not offer blueing, so we
Here is a quick story about my Ballard single shot rifle. I’m a nut about these vintage single shot rifles. It started with the acquisition of an 1874 Sharps a few years ago. I thought it would be fun to use on the Side Matches at the Cowboy Action Shoots that I’m active in and
I have a Grizzly milling machine that I’ve wanted to power the Z axis knee for some time. I decided that rather than trying to fabricate something I’d just bite the bullet and buy a power drive kit for the Z axis. My research, and pocketbook, led me to Shars Â Tool Company and the Model
A while back I converted my Jet 12 X 36 metal lathe to DC variable speed drive. Since then I’ve wanted to add some type of tachometer so I could see the actual speed the main spindle was rotating. I tried using a bicycle speedometer with a magnetic pickup with reasonable results. But calibrating it
A few years ago I purchased a 1985 vintage JET 12 X 36 BD metal lathe. This is a wonderful machine for the type of lathe work I perform in my home shop. But it used a 230V AC motor. I had to rewire my shop to connect it to 230V. This wasn’t a
I have a JET 12 X 36 BD lathe of 1985 vintage. It a wonderful lathe for the type of work I do. Mostly hobby gunsmithing and making various parts for motorcycles and expedition vehicles. When I bought the lathe in 1995 it was box stock. It had been used in the Borden Pasta factory
I currently shoot Cowboy Action. This sport uses huge amount of ammo. A standard one day match can use 120 rounds of centerfire ammo and 24-30 shotgun shells. Add a bit of practice and you are shooting a few hundred rounds a week. This calls for a progressive reloader. I’m a big fan of the
AHH, the Ruger #1! Not a finer production gun can be had for under $600. Period! Look at the wood Ruger uses. How about that hand cut checkering. Look at the blueing. This is Bill Ruger’s baby! You can’t bring one to the range without people going crazy over it! Put it in their hands.
I’ve been threatening to write this article for some time now. I
found a few folks that have been doing a lot of shooting and reloading
for the 5mm Craig. One of them offered to write this section for me. As
it turns out he got really tied up with work and family and just can’t
get to it. So you’ll have to put up with me!
Let’s get started. Remington introduced two rifles chambered
for a new rimfire cartridge in 1970. The cartridge was the 5mm
Remington Magnum. It was supposed to put the nails in the coffin of the
then new Winchester 22 Magnum. Yeah right! They were only produced for
four years with approx. 32,000 total rifles produced. Two versions. The
591 was a clip fed rifle and the 592 was tube feed.