Monday, November 27, 2023

Week 48 2023

This Week in Firearms History:

November 26: In 1789 the 1st national Thanksgiving in America; 1853 William Barclay "Bat" Masterson is born; in 1926 John Moses Browning dies.

November 27: In 1793 Eliphalet Remington is born; in 1924 the 1st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in NY; in 1934 George "Babyface" Nelson is gunned down by the FBI in Barrington IL; 

November 28: In 1717 Blackbeard captures a French slave ship and renames it "Queen Anne's Revenge"; in 1989 the "Velvet Revolution" takes place in Czechoslovakia.

November 29: In 1847 the Whitman Massacre, the Whitman party are murdered by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians, sparking the Cayuse War; 1887 US is given rights to use Pearl Harbor from Hawaiians 

November 30: In 1810 Oliver Winchester is born; in 1930 G. Gordon Liddy is born; in 2001 Gary Ridgeway is arrested for the Green River Killings.

December 1: In 1884 the Frisco (TX) Shootout begins; in 1969 the 1st draft lottery is held in the US since WWII.

December 2: In 1859 abolitionist John Brown is hanged for treason against the state of Virginia; in 1993 drug kingpin Pablo Escobar is gunned down in Medellin Columbia.

Gun of the Week: Smith & Wesson Model 61 Escort

The Smith & Wesson model 61 "Escort" is a small 22 pistol that owes its existence to a gun control law.

In 1968 the Democrats in the US House and Senate passed the unconstitutional Gun Control Act of 1968, banning the importation of small handguns. The void left in the market led to American gun makers to produce pistols to satisfy the demand.

The design for the pistol was borrowed from the Pieper-Bayard pistol that was manufactured from 1908 to 1930.

65,438 S&W version of the gun were made between 1970 and 1973. The pistol was chambered in .22 LR and available in two finishes, blued with faux wood grain plastic grip panels and satin nickel with faux mother of pearl.

Cartridge of the Week: 460 S&W Magnum

The 460 Smith & Wesson Magnum has the highest velocity of any revolver cartridge.

Developed as a magnum version of the .454 Casull, which in turn was a magnum version of the .45 Colt. Smith & Wesson chambered their X-Frame revolver in the round in 2005.

The revolver can also chamber and fire the .45 Schofield, .45 Colt, .454 Casull.

Bullets weight between 200 and 400 grains and move at speeds between 1500 fps and 2400 fps.

Gun Quote of the Week:

Bubba Gun of the Week:

This weeks bubba gun comes from Torhis Sakov, the infamous gunsmith for the OSB. 

Gun Sticker of the Week:

This week's sticker comes from an ebay seller, it is from the infamous gun club in the movie Beverly Hills Cop II. Buy them here.

Gun T-Shirt of the Week:

This weeks gun shirt is available on ebay

Friday, November 24, 2023

Theme Guns 43


We'll kick this party of with a tribute to DJT #45!

While I haven't watched a game since the spoiled shitbags started kneeling for the anthem, there are still lots of gun owning NFL fans.

The Boogaloo is coming, this guy is prepared

Yet another Nintendo Zapper

There is never a shortage of Star Wars themed guns

Another theme that hasn't lost its legs yet...

not sure if this is a tribute to the rock band or just a statement

Monday, November 20, 2023

Week 47 2023

This Week in Firearms History:

November 19: National Buy Ammo Day; in 1863 Lincoln gives the Gettysburg Address.

November 20: In 1789 New Jersey becomes the first state to ratify the Constitution, in 1903 Tom Horn is hanged for murder, the day before his 43rd birthday.

November 21: In 1620 the Mayflower arrives in Plymouth; in 2007 the movie Hitman is released in theaters.

November 22: In 1718 Blackbeard the pirate dies in battle, in 1922 Eugene Stoner is born, in 1963 President Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas.

November 23: In 1765 colonists begin rejecting the British Stamp Act; 1943 US Forces take Tarawa, Gilbert Island & Makin from the Japanese.

November 24: In 1916 gun maker Hiram Stevens Maxim dies, in 1941 The US Government releases contracts to Winchester and Inland for the M1 Carbine; in 1963 Jack Ruby shoots and kills Lee Harvey Oswald; in 1978 Daniel B Wesson II dies.

November 25: In 1865 the Confederate plot to burn New York City fails; in 1922 Hirohito becomes Regent of Japan. JFK's funeral is held at St. Matthew's Cathedral.

Gun of the Week: Marlin Camp Carbine

The Marlin Camp Carbine was a pistol caliber carbine produced in North Haven Connecticut, from 1985 thru 1999. 

The semi-automatic rifle operated with a blow back action using a large, heavy bolt. Stocks were made of hardwood with the famous (infamous?) "Marshield" finish.

The carbine was produced in two calibers, a 9mm version which used S&W model 59 pistol magazines and a .45 ACP version which utilized M1911 magazines.

Cartridge of the Week: .17 Hornady Rimfire Magnum

The 17 HMR was created by Hornady by necking down a .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire to .17 caliber.

The 17 HMR was developed in 2002 to replace the obsolete 5mm Remington Rimfire Magnum. Bullet choices are limited and come in weights from 15.5 grain to 20 grain. The flat shooting bullets can reach velocities in excess of 2600 fps. While scarce at first most rimfire ammo makers produce the .17 HMR.


Gun Quote of the Week:

Bubba Gun of the Week:

This weeks bubba gun comes from Enel Darrel Justice of Frogville, Oklahoma. Enel is a professional J.B. Welder.

Gun Sticker of the Week:

This weeks sticker comes from Red Bubble and features some sound advice, get yours here.

Gun T-Shirt of the Week:

real gun lovers keep a pillow under their gun, get your shirt here.

Monday, November 13, 2023

Week 46 2023

 This Week in Firearms History:

November 12: In 1923 Adolf Hitler is arrested for organizing the Beer Hall Putsch; in 1942 the naval battle of Guadalcanal begins.

November 13: In 1900 David Marshal "Carbine" Williams is born; in 1947 the development of the AK-47 is completed

November 14: In 1881 Charles Guiteau's trial for assassinating President Garfield begins, in 1965 the first major battle of the Vietnam War at Ladrang.

November 15: In 1864 General Sherman burns Atlanta; in 1955 Bill Jordan is presented with the 1st S&W model 19.

November 16: In 1822 Missouri trader William Becknell arrives in Sante Fe, over a route that became the Sante Fe Trail; in 1951 Alexander Strum dies.

November 17: In 1603 Sir Walter Raliegh goes on trial for treason; in 1871 the National Rifle Association is formed in New York.

November 18: In 1307 William Tell splits an apple with an arrow off his son's head; in 1872 Susan B. Anthony is arrested for illegal voting.

Gun of the Week: Winchester model 77

The Winchester model 77 is a .22 LR rifle introduced in 1955 in two magazine versions.

The rifles had walnut stocks with a choice of tube or box magazine. The receivers were made of steel and featured a charging handle on the left side.
After 217,000 units produced the rifle was dropped from the catalog in 1963, making way for new designs that were cheaper to produce.

Cartridge of the Week: 44 Russian

The 44 Russian cartridge was not created in Russia, it was created by Smith & Wesson in America, but it was created for the Imperial Russian government.

The 44 Russian came as the result of contract negotiations between the Imperial Russian government and Smith & Wesson. The Russians wanted to purchase some S&W Model 4 revolvers, but wanted a more modern, non-heeled bullet. S&W reduced the bullet diameter of the .44 S&W American cartridge from .434" to .429" and added internal lubricating grooves. The also increased the length of the cartridge to prevent it from being used in revolvers chambered for the .44 S&W American as the new Russian produced higher pressures.

The .44 Russian is the grandaddy of the .44 Magnum.

Gun Quote of the Week:

Bubba Gun of the Week:

This weeks bubba gun comes from D'Squarious Jackson Jr. of Compton California. He entered the gun in our turd round of Golden Poop competition. The Hi-Point pistol was painted in Rust-o-leum Ghetto Gold and added a slide mounted red dot sight, gangster style.

D'Squarious said of his chances of winning, "if I don't win somtin, Imma shoot somebody"

Gun Sticker of the Week:

This weeks sticker comes from sticker heads....

Gun T-Shirt of the Week:

This weeks t-shirt is available on Amazon.