I’ve seen Colt’s patent for this .22LR pistol several times in the past, but only now realized that the actual prototype has been in the wild since October 2008. It also passed through RIAC’s hands in 2011, who I believe was the source of these photos. The anodized blue section is the magazine. https://patents.google.com/patent/US3665631A
Category Archives: Historical
Elwood P Suggins shows people in the Unertl collectors group how to replace your crosshairs. He later said he uses dental floss. Not my choice, I prefer the tungsten wire. Just finished sprucing up a Unertl 4X Small Game Scope for a friend. Installed a new 0.0006″ reticle, greased the turrets and repainted the graduationsContinue reading “Unertl Refurbishing”
The following discussion involves a part that isn’t Colt. However, it is a unique and not commonly known piece of M16/M4 history. When I began my Army career in 1988, I was a traditional weekend soldier in the National Guard. The hot topic at the time was DSCA…Defense Support to Civilian Authorities. DSCA was aContinue reading “Selector Block”
A Brief History of Custom Competition and Carry Handguns (1945-1975)
Part Two of a Four-Part Series
The Winchester Model 70 Bull Gun
A look at the Pre64 Model 70 ” Bull Gun”
1950 Model 70 Supergrade In .22 Hornet.
The fellas over at pre64win.com shared pictures of this beautiful Model 70 in the .22 Hornet. I’ve always wanted to like the Hornet but never could get them to shoot as accurately as I think they should. One of these days I will give’em another go.
De Simone Rifle Scope
De Simone scope with variable power. These were produced in California the ’60 or ’70s, and were of the highest quality. On the left side there is a movable slide that could change the power. It had quite a range too. I’ve only seen 1 on ebay, and it went for a couple of grand.Continue reading “De Simone Rifle Scope”
A Very Special Van Orden Model 70 and Family History
Historic rifle of the Van Orden Family
COLT M16/LMG OVER THE YEARS
It’s a nice look at some of the LMG options Colt made over the years.
External Parallax Adjustment Rod
So mystery was solved the other day in the Vintage Scope group For years people had been posting pictures of rear Unertl scope mounts with an off piece machined into it. I certainly had no idea what it was for. Lot of wild guesses. Then we found out with a picture some one took inContinue reading “External Parallax Adjustment Rod”