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Converting Old Browning Model A-5s

Newer versions of this famous shotgun use roll pins instead of screws to hold certain action parts. Here’s how to convert early Auto-5s.

Glock Mods: An M1911 Man Branches Out

I’ve worked with the 1911 for many years, and sometimes that experience has been helpful with other pistols, such as the Browning Hi-Power, for example. Sometimes the differences between pistols are hard to spot, and other times we find similarities between handguns that at first seem very different. Another example: If you can work on the Savage 1910, you can work on the Astra 400, and you won’t be confused by the H&K P7M8. But the Glock? Ah, the Glock is an altogether different creature. Sometimes my 1911-based reasoning produces positive results with the Glock, and other times it does not. With the Glock so popular with law-enforcement and now proving itself in competition—winning the first top-class award at IPSC—we’re going to see more and more Glocks turned in for improvement. And at the very least, we should be familiar with the similarities and the differences between the Glock and “old Slabsides.”

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Semi-Annual FBI Report Confirms Crime Down As Gun Sales Up

The FBI's semi-annual uniform crime data for the first half of 2013 confirms once again what the firearms community already knew, that violent crime has continued to decline while gun sales have continued to climb.

GunBroker.com Names January 2014's Best Selling Firearms

GunBroker.com has released its list of Top 5 best-selling firearms for January 2014, topped by Smith & Wesson's M&P semi-automatic pistol.


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Cimarron Evil Roy No. ER4104 357 Magnum, $770

From the 08-01-2012 Issue of Gun Tests

Classification:Handguns
Category:Revolvers
Model Name:Evil Roy
Manufacturer:Cimarron
Model Number:No. ER4104 357 Magnum

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Gun Tests magazine tested three single-action revolvers suitable for Cowboy Action shooting in an August 2012 showdown. All chambered in the most common CAS competition caliber, 357 Magnum, the choices were the Ruger New Vaquero NV-34 No. 5107, $719; the Heritage Manufacturing Big Bore Rough Rider RR357CH4, $500; and Cimarron’s Evil Roy No. ER4104, $770.

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Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Carbine 30-40 Krag, $1000- $1500

From the 05-01-2013 Issue of Gun Tests

Classification:Long Guns
Category:Rifles
Model Name:Model 1895 Lever Action Carbine
Manufacturer:Winchester
Model Number:30-40 Krag

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Gun Tests magazine tested two rifles in a May 2013 showdown of lever actions. They were the Mossberg Model 464 XMB Lever Action No. 41026 30-30 Win., $535; and the Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Carbine 30-40 Krag, $1000-$1500.

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Henry Big Boy No. H006M 357 Magnum/38 Special

From the 10-01-2012 Issue of Gun Tests

Classification:Long Guns
Category:Rifles
Model Name:Big Boy
Manufacturer:Henry Repeating Arms
Model Number:No. H006M 357 Magnum/38 Special

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Gun Tests magazine tested three 357 Mag lever-action rifles in the October 2012 issue. Here’s an excerpt of that report, used with permission:

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