Archive | April, 2019

Marlin 336 Dark, choice levergun.

  It was about a month ago when the, yet to be announced, Marlin 336 Dark made it’s way to the rangehot proving grounds, so to speak. While lever gun technology is indeed old school, it is undoubtedly a proven system. Taking into account the romance afforded to lever action rifles as well as the […]

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1911 School, Feeding Part 2 of 3.

The 1911 style pistol with internal extractor, as originally designed. The extractor’s role in feeding is often misunderstood and underestimated. Most important is the deflection. That is, the amount of the wall behind the claw that protrudes beyond the guide block into the breech area…and this is where I’ve found problems in pistols produced in […]

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1911 School, Feeding Part 1 of 3

In order to effect a better understanding of the dimensions and conditions critical to reliable feeding in the 1911 pistol, I thought this might be a good idea to go into more detail than the average magazine article. The first critical spec is feed and barrel ramp angles. The feed ramp is ideally 31-31.5 degrees […]

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