Misc. Friday Ramblings...

  • Deactivated Firearms.
    A deactivated weapon is any firearm that has been converted so that it can no longer discharge any shot, bullet or any other missile. Deactivation is intended to be permanent and cannot be reactivated without specialist tools or skills.

    Deactivation work carried out in the UK since 1 July 1989, will generally have been endorsed by a Proof House. The weapon will be proof marked and issued with a deactivation certificate.

    There are stringent requirements before a weapon can be proofed as deactivated and such work should be left to a gunsmith. A registered firearms dealer is the best person to speak to about this.

    Any weapon - including prohibited one such as a machine gun - can be deactivated and will no longer deemed a firearm under the Firearms Act.

    Deactivated weapons may be possessed without a firearm or shotgun certificate and may be displayed in the owner's home without the need for a locked gun cabinet.

    I want to cry now. Not just for the fact that they have taken sterling examples of history firearms and ruined them, but that you have to have a locked cabinet to display your own firearms in your own home.

  • Katana vs. John Moses Browning's Ma-Deuce.
    The Browing wins in the end, but the Katana holds its own very well. Nice addition the Transylvania Horses track from Van Helsing is.

  • Why you shouldn't rack the slide overhand (covering the ejection port).
    What happened is the extractor lost tension & when you rack it back hard, the shell drops from underneth the extractor. The bullet being heavier went down, putting the primer up & it hit the ejector,BANG. As long as you have tenson on the extractor, this will not happen.

  • The Brady campaign doesn't like Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law.
    So, they decided to put up a sign. I think the sign is pretty spot on as it stands (*gasp* *shock* *horror*), but one word makes it the stone-cold truth.


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