I'm surprised somebody hasn't reported this thread as offensive and had it deleted.
Chill out, Focus.
This is interesting to see the charging handle on the bolt of an ar15. I've only seen them on single shots or folding stock models. What's the deal with yours?
BTW, like the 'Murica! mag.
Good eye, Wryfox. It is a side-charging upper. This one is from AR Stoner, Midway's in-house brand. They are becoming more popular. Works just like a traditional charging handle. It has pros and cons, like anything. I like it because you can hold the forend during any kind of manipulation and your right hand returns to position automatically (If you are right handed, of course. They also make left side-chargers.)
There is also an American Flag on the forend - it is a little hard to see. Just a decoration. Made by a company called AR Customs. (arcustoms.com)
Hey now, I'm just saying that the self-appointed PC police usually are all over subjects like this.
Shhhhhhh. C'mon man, be cool.
We're just hangin out here in our own little corner.
Looked em up, pretty cool for sure. I had the assumption that if they went to the effort of a side charging bolt, the system would also be gas piston but I don't see that in the description. If it is, its a heck of a deal.
Sorry. I misinterpreted your remark. I thought it was more like a suggestion. My bad.
So in that case, lol!
(I built that AR.) But that's the one thing I haven't tried yet. I had a friend who worked at an armory and he said the gas pistons could be a little finicky, but he didn't say not to try one. I just haven't had the chance yet.
My favorite firearms are the old military ones. My collection of M1 Garands includes Springfields, Winchester, H&R and International Harvester.
Hey a side charger
Got the LC Smiths back this past weekend. They certainly didn't leave the factory this way, but my gunsmith and I decided to clear coat the receivers, and re-blue the barrels. Very happy with how they turned out. Both were fired after they were refinished. The one on the bottom is dated 1920, and the one on top 1927. Also posting a better pic of the Winchester 1894 after refinishing.
Those look great. I love the Winchester. Not everyone is a fan of refinishing, but I am. I'm not sure that the difference in value, come the day someone would sell it, outweighs the value of having a good looking firearm, protected from the elements in the here and now. I bought this S&W K-Comp 3" model 66". I have another - an F-Comp which I had sand blasted and matte finished because when I got it it had a big scratch on it - and when I bought the K-Comp, it was pitted along and under the rubber grip (which is common.) First thing I did was send it back to Smith and have it refinished. I think it looks great and I'm happy. That's all that counts. It will still have some pretty good value when my kids get it!
So I used to shoot competitive pistol in the Marine Corps and transitioned to to our local shooting range that does 3-gun and steel shoot challenge's here in Wisconsin. I shoot a Wilson Combat 45ACP 4" barrel Professional customized by me for me. This is my hand gun that I shoot. I tried to upload a video of a practice run but wasn't able to load the video.
I'm so happy this forum isn't one of those places.
I've checked my records and it appears I only have 1 lone M1 Garand(prewar Springfield). Many years ago I think I had as many as a dozen...back when they were like candy at gun shows for only $300 or so. Shoot, I remember passing on a 4 digit because he wanted all of $700(hand me a beer so I can cry in it). Used to work on them quite a bit, and still have a Garand barrel vise bolted to my work bench.
Now I feel a sadness for not keeping more of them, but I am happy for you and your 7 proud warriors. They appear ready for action!
In honor and support of Korea's steps toward peace (north and south), I present my only Korean firearm, a Daewoo K1A1. Hopefully the Koreas will never fire such weapons in fear or anger again.
I need to spend more time in this thread... this is us deerstalking earlier today. Tikka M590
Have a soft spot for Tikka. Owned a 595 Master Sporter and a M65 Match rifle. Along with the Blaser LRS, they are the best shooting out of box rifles made.
Is that a can up front?
The M590 is the short action equivalent of the M595 long action, might be a Master Sporter (I've had it for so long that I've forgotten) and is my go-to stalking rifle and yes that's a moderator on the front. [We in GB might have very strict firearms regulations but health and safety regulations mean we can have moderators on fullbores]. This was my M65 in .308....
I also had an M65A in .308 an ex-police issue sniper tool which hopefully I've provided link to.
Yes, you might say I'm a bit of a Tikka fan too, hence my sig. I also have an M55 Supersporter originally in .22/250 (love that cal) which I had rebarelled in 6BR when the original barrel cried enough.
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