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Acquiring Militia Arms in the twilight of the Bill of Rights and Freedom J. Croft http://freedomguide.blogspot.com http://freedomguide.wordpress.com www.youtube.com/user/freedomguide With the re-SELECTION of Barack Obama to be President… his actual ability and capacity of leadership notwithstanding, we all know it’s Joe Biden who’s the real President-and you can thank that dick Cheney for that. …With Obama for at least four more years the push for gun confiscation has reached its greatest ever intensity and scope. I mean, they’re setting up or exploiting mass murder of children to traumatize enough Americans to support what the enemy wants-America disarmed so they can finish us off. But not if you’re one of those reading this. Oh hell no. I’m typing this on 12/21/12 which was supposed to be some new age Mayan doomsday thing but the real doomsday is the clear and present danger to the ability of YOU to acquire arms for the defense of yourself and the nation. The gun industry in America is being dismantled; the Freedom Group of manufacturers acquired by George Soros is about to be dissolved, thus shutting down the majority of civilian arms production in America. The importation of surplus arms, ammunition, and parts is being shut down. What’s cleaning out the gun shops across America are these mass murders where its purported that one shooter did it, but reports leak out of multiple perpetrators doing the real work. Expect the massacres to continue. Expect the massacres to increase in tempo and intensity until enough of those Americans call for gun confiscation, which will give the enemy, the U.S. Government, the green light they’ve been waiting decades for to go forth and systematically steal American’s guns-at least those who’d surrender them. That’s not you. Not you, but what can you get now that the shelves are being emptied of 5.56, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R7.62mm NATO is GONE. ARs, AKs, G3 types, FALs, M-14s-going and gone, with the once plentiful MosinNagants disappearing… Brownells in three days sold over three years supply of magazines. Who’s to say you’ll even get the rifle you backordered? Obama, er Biden, might shutter the factories or Soros may scuttle Freedom Arms and take most of America’s gun production down. So what will you get? The most effective arms out there that are still in supply, that are not in desperate demand with 20 people literally coming to blows for three ARs. What is out there that there’s still ammunition available for them, the arms are common and plentiful, and they’re reliable and relatively combat effective for being civilian arms. A 180 grain projectile’s as lethal out of Grampa’s Winchester 70 as it is out of a way
the hell overpriced AR-10… actually more as the Winchester has the barrel length to maximize ballistics and the up to now glut of M4gerys just want to weigh you down and get you snagged just so you look kewl. Let’s break it down. AMMUNITION The first criteria is, what calibers are out there that can be reasonably assured there will be a supply of. Not hard to answer that it’s the kinds of cartridges that you can find in about any sporting goods store, any rural store, anywhere in America: .223 Remington, there’s bound to be some hunting ammo out for it but with America hyped into getting an AR type and now like Charlie Brown having the football out from him as he kicks the ATF is claiming the ARs will be banned by the beginning of February 2013. Look, if you can’t get an AR don’t worry about getting a .223, worry about hitting long range and perfecting guerrilla sniping tactics. You can pick all the ARs and ammo off the corpses. .243 Winchester, a necked down 308 offering a better ballistic co-efficient and a popular, flat shooting cartridge, which is mainly chambered for all the common bolt action rifles, and sometimes an AR-10. 7mm Remington Magnum, a flatter shooting long range cartridge than the 300 Winchester Magnum, it’s found in a lot of bolt action rifles-even the chintzier entry level hunting rifles. TWICE the recoil of the 30.06 so tuck that Model 700 into your shoulder TIGHT. 270 Remington, a popular hunting round, found in bolt action rifles. 30-30, a shorter range century plus old cartridge that can use blackpowder! With the exception of the LeveRevolution cartridge with the polymer tip, this caliber is a blunt nosed that will drop rapidly in trajectory and velocity past 200 yards. It’s a close-in brush gun, used in lever action arms. 308 Winchester there may be a single 40 dollar box of premium hunting ammo, which is too bad as many of the rifles you’ll find out in the second hand gun market are in this caliber. In the future the only source will be 147 grain ball on machine gun links. 30-06, America’s number one rifle cartridge, and one of the most versatile that can do everything from 110 grain varmint loads to near 300 win mag performance, and if there’s a rifle out there chances are it’s chambered for it. In fact, due to its performance and commonality I’d make getting a ought six a priority. 300 Winchester Magnum is used by the U.S. Military. It’s also a very popular long range hunting cartridge. Most hunting rifles with this cartridge won’t shoot a BATFAGGOT’S steroid shriveled nutsack
off at 500 yards, you’ll have to settle for a lower torso shot or maybe a head shot. And heavy recoil, especially with those ‘mountain rifles’ that weigh about as much as an umbrella you’re signing up for some quality pain. On the other hand, the enemy will have to wear 50 cal proof body armor to protect their chest from this brutal round-life’s a tradeoff. 45-70, 19th century blackpowder cartridge, comes in a 400 grain load safe for Trapdoor Springfields and a much stiffer loading for modern arms. If you have to settle for using this cartridge bear in mind you will have to KNOW it’s trajectory intimately to score any hits past 200 yards. 12 Gauge, well, you’re either going to find slugs or some kind of birdshot load as buckshot’s expensive. Interestingly enough it’s possible to reengineer that birdshot load into a slug loading by carefully disassembling the shell, chopping back the wad, and melting the shot in a slug mold. Aim for the head, legs, groin, as modern body armor is designed to repel buckshot and slugs. Law enforcement and the military uses the 12 gauge so resupply is possible. 20 Gauge, the other common shotshell load that isn’t in use by the military or police… these will be more common initially but as things go on you won’t be able to resupply from the enemy but you can acquire shells now and find an older shotgun now. .22 Long Rifle, which has been proclaimed by the Government as a terrorist round… yeah. Buy by the 500 round brick and stack it up, this will be a clandestine sniping, poaching, and all round wampum round. COMBAT CAPABLE CIVILIAN ARMS Now that the calibers are settled on, now the harder task is to select the arms in each caliber that will be best for the Militia. The criteria are commonality, reliability, accuracy, and overall combat effectiveness. No you’re not likely to be able to engage the potential number of targets you could with a magazine fed military pattern arm, but some of these might surprise you if you’re willing to adapt, improvise, and overcome. You’re going to be doing your gun shopping where you can, but ideally you will hit the yard sales and flea markets until you find what… what you can work with. If you’re forced to acquire from a gun shop that will mean a 4473 form, unless you’re willing to perform a smash and grab and have every cop within 10 miles swarm in on you instantly so grab an elderly Patriot and kick him some extra cash to straw purchase for you. Cash WORKS. Don’t be a dick and try to pass a check on a private sale. In order of manufacturer, this is NOT a complete catalog of firearm types by any means. Also you’ll notice I omitted handguns and that’s for a very good reason; that market is even more scoured than rifles and shotguns, and America needs you to acquire the most powerful small arms you can given the disappearing market conditions:
Ulm, Germany Orginally founded in 1856 by Julius and Lusie Anschutz, the company was called J.G. Anschutz, and manufactured a wide variety of firearms. In 1950, in Ulm, the new company was founded: J.G. Anschutz GmbH. These are target grade .22 long rifles, very accurate TERRORIST arms as you can penetrate a skull past 100 yards, and if you use a long enough barrel and a subsonic or CBee load it sounds like a airgun. These target arms have the barrel length and are common enough overall to receive mention. BenelliI
Benelli has penetrated the U.S. market so their shotguns are going to be out in force… not cheaply and the military models are going to simply be GONE. Their hunting shotguns are the ones you might encounter and have to purchase due to maybe all the other rifles were taken already. So you might have to learn to fight with the 12 or 20 gauge shotgun; fight within 100 yards, go for limb and groin shots. …Quality, expensive arms, the Benelli line has had great success in penetrating the American gun market, which means these shotguns will be common-not cheap, as no gun’s going to be cheap anymore.
Model R1 Rifle
Introduced in 2003 this rifle is chambered for the .30-06 or .300 Win. Mag cartridge. Barrels are cryogenically treated. Action is gas operated. Interchangeable barrel offered in 20" and 22" in .30-06 and 20" and 24" in .300 Win. Mag. Walnut stock. Detachable magazine has a 4-round capacity. Weight is about 7 to 7.2 lbs. depending on caliber and barrel length. In 2005 the .270 WSM and .300 WSM calibers were added to the R 1 rifle.
Another imported shotgun, this is a semi auto, and perhaps you could come up with a mag extension for the hunting models…
BROWNING ARMS CO.
Contrary to popular belief, the firm of Browning Arms has really manufactured only one gun in its long and colorful history. This was the Model 1878 single-shot rifle, which was actually the first gun that the prolific inventor John M. Browning patented. This firm was founded in 1880 as J. M. Browning & Bro. in Ogden, Utah. John Browning is considered by many to be the greatest firearms genius of all time. He created 80 firearms designs and held 128 individual patents. He sold designs to Winchester, Stevens, Remington, and Colt, as well as to the Belgian firm of Fabrique Nationale (FN). He was directly responsible for designing many of the firearms with which we have come to be familiar, including the 1911 Colt Government Model, the 1885 Winchester Single-Shot (evolved from the Model 1878 that was actually Browningmanufactured), the Models 1886, 1892, 1894, and 1895 Lever Action Rifles, as well as the Model 1897 Shotgun. He was also directly responsible for producing the Model 1935 Hi-Power that achieved worldwide service pistol acceptance. In the 1890s Browning had difficulty dealing with the American arms corporations, so he went to Europe and established a lasting relationship with the firm of Fabrique Nationale in Herstal, Belgium. This agreement lasted until 1977 when FN purchased the Browning Company. In the early 1970s, the Browning corporation contracted with the firm of B. C. Miroku in Japan and has since marketed guns produced by them. In 1991 GIAT, a French state-owned firm, purchased FN and Browning. One should be cognizant of the fact that in the opinion of many experts Miroku-produced Browning firearms are as high in quality as any others produced; collector interest dictates greater values on the Belgian-manufactured versions.
Browning made a lot of over and under shotguns-grasp two shells to reload at a time. If you somehow inherit or acquire one of their many over-unders it’ll point well, and you can reload it rapidly, just keep in mind you only have two shots.
This series of recoil-operated, semi-automatic shotguns was designed by John M. Browning and was offered in 12 or 16 gauge. The barrel lengths were 26", 28", 30", or 32" with various chokes and ribs. It has a unique, square-back action that has become instantly recognizable. The finish is blued with a checkered, walnut, round-knob stock. The various versions differ in the amount of ornamentation, type of rib, and quality of materials and workmanship utilized in construction. This series was manufactured in Belgium by FN between 1903 and 1939. The first example appeared in the United States in 1923. Pre-WWI 16 gauge guns, introduced in 1936, had 29/16" chambers; early models should be inspected by a qualified gunsmith before firing.
High-Power Bolt-Action Rifle This was a high-grade, bolt-action sporting rifle manufactured by FN in Belgium (from 1959 to 1975) or Sako of Finland (from 1961 to 1975). It was built on either a Mauser or a Sako action and chambered for a number of popular calibers from the .222 Remington up to the .458 Winchester Magnum. There were three basic grades that differed in the amount of ornamentation and the quality of materials and workmanship utilized. Certain calibers are considered to be rare and will bring a premium from collectors of this firearm. NOTE: From 1959 through 1966 FN Mauser actions with long extractors were featured. These Mauser actions will bring a premium depending on caliber. From 1967 on, FN Supreme actions with short extractors were used. Only .30-06 and .270 calibers continued with long extractor Mauser actions.
Semi automatic rifle, that could be made into a fully combat capable arm once 20 round magazines are fabricated for it… you will have to make an adaptor to replace the hinged floorplate.
The BLR and BAR feature the same detaching box magazine, which I’ll repeat, means 20 round magazines can be fabricated for it… imagine just the sheer fun factor of being able to unload 20 rounds of 30.06 or 300 Win Mag… okay, get the thought of your tenderized shoulder and think of the shock on a pack of BATFAGGOTS as you shoot them in the back from 300 yards, behind cover and your 200 grain 300 Win Mag rounds perforate their class III body armor. The BLR-yes you can mount a shooting sling on it, however shooting from prone will require you to roll out of position to manipulate the action.
I put these older arms because you might encounter them. The 1886 will likely, hopefully, be in 45-70 in which case there’s a chance there’s ammunition. The 1895 is a awesome lever action that hopefully is in 30.06, in which case you have a viable mid range sharpshooting arm. CENTURY ARMS Century imported millions of military surplus bolt and automatic arms-many Mausers and Enfields were sporterized into hunting rifles using the same caliber or rebarreled. Keep in mind this is Century Arms, who are concerned with simply churning product out, reliability and safety be damned. Check over the rifle THOROUGHLY before buying!!!!
Basically these are Mausers and P14/17 Enfields that are sporterized, and in common cartridges which make them potentially poor man’s sniper rifles when you work on them. After the catalog I’ll include a section on acurizing and accessorizing your Militia arm.
CZ-USA Czech produced sporting arms, they have a good reputation as does the Czech arms industry in general.
FRANCHI Shotguns. Well, what can be said this company produces shotguns, and produces them well.
These are single shot rifles and shotguns. I’ve played with single shots and you can achieve a surprisingly high rate of fire; keep a few shells in hand as you operate the break open action… unless you’re in a shooting sling, then I’d find a way to mount your cartridges as close to the action as possible. Likely to be among the most common long arms out there.
THIS would be good for longer range shotgunning against low flying drones, or a long range shot load could be made up given a supply of 10 gauge shells. Long barrel shotguns will be needed as you have sight radius, barrel length to boost velocity. For portability these shotguns can be disassembled and reassembled in bare seconds.
ITHACA Ithaca 37s have been around for decades. They are among the slickest slide action shotguns out therethey don’t have a trigger disconnector so you can hold down on the trigger and slam fire your magazine, fill your immediate area with buckshot or whatever-a poor man’s submachine gun. The standard tube on these ye olde shottys is mounted so you can’t fit an extension tube so you’ll have to do some gunsmithing-saw off the mount lug on the barrel, fit a magazine tube and spring from a more modern design but that’s sheet metal tubing and spring, relatively common parts. The gun ejects its shells from the bottom, so if things get really desperate and you need to retain your hulls you could mount a catch bag on the bottom. Block your reloading though.
Typically in the 30-30 cartridge so unless you acquire a large supply of the ballistic polymer tipped Leverrevolution cartridges you’re shooting blunt nosed, heavy grain rounds in these weapons. The microgroove barrel gives a edge on accuracy, and the side eject allows a rifle scope to be mounted. This is a head or groin shot weapon, don’t try a torso shot unless you’re fairly certain they’re only wearing body armor that’s proof against pistols-a chest plate’s needed for assault rifle rounds. These rifles, you keep the magazine tube stoked-shoot one, load one, as needed unless you’re in close combat. Next is the Papoose Model 70, a magazine fed takedown 22 semiautomatic rifle that fits inside a small case-this is a great little rifle for infiltration and assassination, especially when fitted with a suppressorand an improvised suppressor is as easy as securing a plastic water bottle with some duct tape and stuffing it with water or some light packing material. The Marlin Model 60 is mentioned because there’s millions of them out and you might have to make do with one because that might be the only rifle you can get. On the tube fed models, take some curtain rod, plug one end and you have a speed loader.
2+1 long barrel shotgun, this is useful against low flying drones and can deliver tight patterns that can take out legs and pelvis’ at 100 yards or more.
Maverick to Mossberg is like Glenfield to Marlin-the generic brand version of the same product, in this case the model 500 shotgun. Fixed, 5 shot capacity, no trigger disconnect but they work. Period. And produced in the millions so chances are good you’ll encounter one.
The 696 is an accurate bolt action shotgun that has potential, if a load can be worked up, to turn it into a heavy caliber sniping rifle. A 50 caliber projectile going out at 2000fps thanks to a sabot can penetrate body armor, which ought to be a good enough reason to get one. The 500 series comes in everything from pistol grip “handguns” to 30 inch barrel goose guns to the 9 shot military issue shotgun. If the barrel’s long, leave it as is you have much greater range than a 18 inch model. Mossberg shotguns are in the millions and you’re liable to come up on one sooner or later. Oh, Mossberg also makes a rifle! More likely to encounter it in a gun shop than at a flea market or yard sale though, unless the guy’s hurting and it’s still 2013 and he hasn’t realized that gun confiscation is actually coming-or the attempt to at least. Otherwise, get Granny or Grampa Patriot to sign the yellow form for it-and get it in 30.06 and not 308 so you can find ammo for it.
NOTE: NO 30.06?! THE HELL’S WRONG WITH NEF?!
Many of these old sporting rifles are still out there, many of them in 30.06. Fit a modern scope, do a glass bed, attach a shooting sling and you’re ready to defend Freedom, no problem.
There were also a lot of these target and training rimfire rifles produced-you won’t be using them for training though, these will be needed for more surreptitious purposes. The long target barrels aid greatly in burning propellant gases and thus quieting the report.
Interesting rifles, the 760 is a pump action rifle caliber arm and the 742 is a semi-auto that has the same form; they point well and many are in 30.06. The semi auto 7400 allows you to use a shooting sling, provided the swivel’s NOT mounted on the barrel. I emphasize the ought six because you are likely to still find a box of the stuff. You’ll find 308 but you’ll have to take it off a machine gun belt in the future and you’ll have very stiff competition for the fodder from all the MBR users, so stick with the more powerful round. 740 has a bolt gouging the receiver issue. The detaching box magazine means 20 round magazines can be manufactured. There were once upon a time 10 and 15 round magazines made but good luck finding them. Large capacity magazines turn the 742 into a ought six MBR in its own right, while the 760 ought to do fine with maneuver elements.
The predecessor to the Model 700, they’re a common, accurate rifle that would benefit greatly with some modern scope optics mounted. Internal mag means when you reload, don’t grab one shell at a time, grab a bunch and thumb them in from your hand, you can reload much faster.
The Model 700 is a very prolific bolt action rifle, that’s well made… unless you manage to use the safety and the rifle goes off, which was a flaw the profit minded people at Remington never fixed in spite of the original designer’s warnings. It’s a POSSIBILITY so be extra certain the only direction your 700’s pointed at is a direction you wouldn’t mind a round being lobbed off at. Other than that, parts are available and there’s a wide selection of configurations and calibers-which you’re going to hopefully select from the short list I provided of course. Be advised-the target/varmint models are going to be heavy and only work with a scope. The mountain rifles sacrifice shooting comfort for lightness-which means there will be RECOIL. Work up some sort of recoil pad, tuck it in tight. Also, that light rifle means a good shooting position and use of a rest or a shooting sling is imperative for achieving accuracy.
The military’s M40 rifle is based on the Remington action, so there’s a guarantee of parts. There’s also a guarantee your 700 will be hellaciously accurate, provided you do your job. The 700 is Remington’s top line rifle and they price it as such but there are ‘entry level’ hunting rifles they’ve produced, such as the 710. This is a plastic stock rifle where they cut every production corner they could to make a utilitarian rifle and as such it will have… deficiencies in accuracy compared with a 700. Doesn’t mean good work can’t be achieved with a 710, they can. A detaching box magazine is featured but don’t expect some fast bolt work out of this rifle unless you put some effort in smoothing out the action yourself. I would not be selecting this rifle if there were other choices but with the end of the 2nd Amendment beggars can’t be choosers. The 788 is an older rifle with a detaching magazine, and a very fast lock time meaning more inherent accuracy-the rifle was often rebuilt into target pieces. No longer produced, you may encounter one.
The Model 7 is a smaller, more compact rifle for backpacking. Except for the military calibers you ought to find ammunition for it. …The 770 is Remington’s new budget rifle… it’s inexpensive… it’s inexpensive because Remington took all kinds of design shortcuts. If you get this rifle, just go ahead and knock out those molded in swivel loops they will break anyway. Just do it. The action’s safe… but it will probably always be rough. It’s a redesign of the 710 so if you see one by the other and there’s nothing else, go with the 770. Some people like the budget rifle, others curse it because they’ve had nothing but problems. It does however beat harsh noise. The Remington 870 is the most popular shotgun in the world, it basically works fine and you can get even more accessories and more configurations than the Mossberg 500. Even more, you can attach an extended magazine tube and get more rounds in the weapon.
The Model 1100 is the semi auto shotgun and there are plenty of this shotgun around, question is will you encounter one? Parts and accessories are also available for this shotgun as well.
This is a rotary magazine fed lever action rifle. You want one in 30.06. The Savage 110 series of bolt action rifles are a good deal-they’re very accurate, have an adjustable trigger and come in every configuration from lightweight mountain guns to sniper variants used by the
cops to heavy varmint and target models. You’re likely to find one but try to find one in a caliber you can scrounge for. Some may have a detaching magazine.
RUGER Bill Ruger was a genius firearms designer who did everything he could to step all over his own feet, because he was angling to become a government contractor and had the mistaken view that us wage slaves don’t deserve full capacity magazines or easily available spare parts. Other than that we have him to thank for the 10-22, the No. 1, and belatedly the Mini-14… after he finally croaked and the saner people who took over made production 20 round magazines and fixed the gas system problem so that carbine could actually hit. Literally are millions of the 10/22 out, and there are about as many accessories for this little .22 as well. Some suppressed, short barreled variants are used by SWAT teams for “taking out lights and pests”… right but you can do the same. You will too when those SWAT teams are used to muscle through whole neighborhoods looking to terrorize America into handing over their arms… and then they figure the real terror will begin as they rule us with much more honesty and squeeze the last of our wealth from us. A 10/22 fitted with a easy to make improvised suppressor and a quality high capacity magazine… working from their back to their front, aiming for the temple or back of the skull, dropping them back to front so they don’t realize what’s happening until half their stick’s gone-what’s not to like?
The Mini-14; Bill Ruger’s practical joke on America. He designs a light carbine in a popular caliber and he deliberately makes it inaccurate because it’s a ‘plinker’ to him-then only has 5 round magazines for us civilians, while producing 20 and 30 round magazine strictly for LAW ENFORCEMENT. Bill Ruger wanted those government contracts because he was a snobbish little shitstain. Fortunately his death allowed Ruger to gain some sanity and they’ve cleaned up later production versions of this rifle HOWEVER you’re likely to encounter the original, castrated version of this rifle simply because so many were made. And they suck for accuracy though there are gas system kits you can retrofit to this rifle to fix that problem. Aftermarket magazines will vary in quality-good luck.
The No. 1 is a very accurate single shot rifle and I include it because there’s a chance you MAY encounter one for sale and it may be in a relatively available caliber.
The 77 is Ruger’s bolt action rifle, and like their competing rifles come in a wide variety of configurations and calibers. This was the rifle Billy Ruger deemed appropriate for us Elmer Fudds, right?
THOMPSON/CENTER Picture being able to take a rifle shot with a pistol that you can hide in your coat or duffel bag: that’s the Encore pistol and its predecessor the Contender. Single shot break open you can swap out several calibers. Practice is required to be able to hit accurately with any pistol and especially with a pistol that shoots 30.06. Also, due to the shorter barrels you will lose velocity and gain muzzle flash but flash hiders and suppressors can mitigate those issues.
A word on ejected cartridges… There will be plenty of guns, probably always, but ammunition will become increasingly tighter, and reloading spent cartridges will become imperative. Which means a rifle that allows you to retain or easily recover a spent case will have value. Your semi-automatic rifles automatically eject their empty cases and thus will when possible be reserved for battle. Any manually operated weapon allows you to save your brass by not operating it brusquely through its entire movement; you slowly open your action back until the ejector just pops the spent case off the bolt and in your hand or by you on the ground and you can pocket it for reloading.
Weatherby is a rich man’s gun and always has been. They also make these rifles in standard calibers but Weatherby has a thing about making their own calibers for their own rifles, which means that if you get one passed down to you or come upon one be sure it’s in a common chambering. These are all fine rifles and perhaps someone can make some money offering rebarreling services…
Century plus old design, made in the millions, many of them in 30-30 but expect quite a few in other calibers. Until they came out with the angle eject scopes had to be mounted off to the side but it’s possible to retrofit the older arms to angle eject. Again like the Marlin 336, an investment in the polymer tipped Leverrevolution ammo can increase this rifle’s range by half again out to 3-400 yards, keep the rifle’s magazine tube fully stoked as you shoot, and aim for the groin unless you’re sure to make a head shot, the 30.30 probably doesn’t have the penetration needed to go through Class IIIa armor. The venerable Model 70 is arguably America’s greatest bolt action rifle; Carlos Hathcock laid waste to many a North Vietnamese column with one in 30.06 with a Redfield scope when he wasn’t using a M-14. There was a redesign in 1964 to facilitate ease of production which proved unpopular with many fans of this rifle which apart from age makes pre-64s cherished. It was recently redesigned to incorporate more pre-64 features so the modern versions will also be highly coveted and treasured, so it will be the ‘post-64’ Model 70s you will find for sale likely. Even these will provide many years of faithful
Older 12 and 20 gauge shotguns, the main desirable features of the Model 12 are the takedown feature and that it has no trigger disconnector-you can hold the trigger back and fan the pump action for sending dozens of pellets down range. A very common shotgun, the action immediately unlocks after firing so you’re automatically yanking the slide back to load a fresh shell in, there are millions of these shotguns, accessories abound to increase their tactical utility, and it’s simpler, lighter and has more repair parts around than the 12 or 1200.
The Model 1400 is Winchester’s semi-automatic shotgun; interesting thing the short 2 inch Aguila shotshells can operate in Winchester shotguns, including the 1400 increasing the number of shot you can send downrange. Parts and accessories are available.
As common as these commercial arms are, they typically do not have the edge on ruggedness a good military surplus rifle does. This monograph hasn’t bothered with the availability of modern combat
semi-automatic rifles as they’re being emptied out of the stores and warehouses, so you, needing a rifle, have to scour the second hand markets at gun shows, flea markets, and yard sales. BRITISH ENFIELD RIFLES Imported by the millions, these are rugged ten shot bolt action rifles with the quickest bolt throw of any rifle, the problem being .303 ammunition is in very short supply, most of the arsenals having been emptied of their surplus by the turn of the millenium. It’s possible to rechamber for the Russian 7.62mm rimmed cartridge with a reamer as the bore diameter is correct, but expect a huge increase in felt recoil. There’s a version built by India in 308… at least it’s possible to resupply off a machine gun belt, in theory. Quickest bolt action, highly trained British marksmen, a product of the lessons Boer riflemen inflicted on the British Army over a decade earlier, engaged and massacred a numerically superior number of Germans who attributed their loss to machine gun fire. If you can find ammunition and mind the rims as you load it the rifle will serve you very well.
P-17 ENFIELD British design that was adopted by the U.S. during World War One as a substitute standard, rechambered for 30.06 to augment M1903 Springfield production, many if not most have been sporterized in varying ways, even rebarreled for magnum calibers, 6 shot magazine. This is a very accurate rifle-a quick story, a hitman used one he picked up for a hundred bucks to kill someone at 800 yards. A scope mount is available that replaces the rear sight leaf and baseplate and you can mount a scope.
MAUSER M98 Brought back by GIs as war trophies or otherwise dumped by the millions by Interarms it will be in 8mm Mauser if it hasn’t been rebarreled to 30.06 or .308, sporterized and serve as hunting rifles. 8mm Mauser is still available as I write this in surplus so if you have a Mauser or pick one up for a couple hundred dollars BUY ALL THE 8MM BALL YOU CAN GET YOUR HANDS ON. U.S. made 8mm is weaker due
to some liability issue or some other silliness but the Mauser is beyond combat proven, is accurate, and the action is as strong and smooth as the legends surrounding the rifle attribute to it. Get 5 round stripper clips if you’re not going to scope the rifle or if it don’t already have a scope mount. South American Mausers will be in 7mm, 7.65 Argentine or 30.06 as will Mexican Mausers. Otherwise, 8mm Mauser will penetrate body armor just fine.
MOSIN-NAGANT 7.62X54R Caliber these have become the 100 dollar 30.06… up to now. With the importation in process of being cut off, the price on these budget battle rifles will only go up. More important is to buy all the ball ammunition for these rifles you can as they’re Berdan primed and it will take time before reloading those type of cartridges will be possible. Buy stripper clips, learn to use them rapidly and with firmness, the Mosin isn’t as smooth as the Mauser-in fact some examples have a sticky bolt that requires cleaning the gunk and cosmoline off before they can function smoothly. 7.62x54R will go through any body armor up to Class IV, the rifle can be quite accurate and ammo is out there so it’s a natural rifle to gravitate to if you cannot acquire a modern combat semi-automatic rifle; in fact you should be buying these rifles and all the crates of ammo for it that you can before considering resorting to about any other Militia arm mentioned in this monograph.
M1903 SPRINGFIELD Bolt action rifle built by the millions in two world wars that has become a collector’s item. The A1 has a fragile ladder rear sight in front of the action, while the A3 has a much more sensible ramp rear sight on the receiver bridge near your eye. Many have been sporterized, and are thus hunting rifles, usually with a scope. In 30.06 unless rebarreled, but you’ll be lucky if right now you can buy one for 500 dollars. A barreled receiver is around that you can build up into an original configuration, a sniper variant or put a scope on for a sporter but that’s an investment. So will be 30.06 but fortunately that’s currently available in bulk and already on our shores to feed the M1 Garand rifles.
M-1 GARAND Built by the millions this rifle is out there in force and the last inrush of surplus brought a fresh supply of ammunition. Commercial 30.06 loadings can be shot, but will degrade the life of the op rod. If you find one unless it looks like it was freshly dug out of some Pacific beach you’re looking at a thousand easy. The rifle is worth it as it’s accurate, it’s in 30.06 and reloading’s as simple as loading a fresh en bloc clip down into the rifle and letting the bolt fly forward BUT NOT BEFORE YOU CLEAR YOUR THUMB BEFORE RELEASING OR YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A CRUSHED THUMB AND LIKELY WILL HAVE GREAT DIFFICULTY RELOADING IT AGAIN FOR AWHILE.
…If you happen, by some miracle now, to find one of the rifles below…
…I’d get one. The likelihood of being able to pick one of these up however diminishes by the day-damn hard now, but wait until January of 2013 and prices double, triple… wait until February 2013, and then the only way of acquiring one is off someone else’s dead hands? You get one your next immediate mission will be to scrounge whatever 7.62x51, 5.56, 7.62x39, 5.45 ammunition you can get your hands on. Magazines as well; M-14 and FAL mags start at 20 dollars each, AK mags are at 15, AR magazines are all over the place in price but the HK-91 magazines are still cheap-they won’t be! Certainly not after they ramrod their legislation through and then your evil detaching feeding devices will become precious. Practice magazine retention and have a dump pouch for your empties. Get the essential spare parts; firing pins, springs, extractor, ejector, trigger group, hopefully a parts kit. Whatever rifle you get I’d go ahead and get one of the above bolt action rifles in the same caliber. Why? You can recover your empty cases, and these rifles are going to be reserved for battle.
Optimizing your civilian origin Militia arm Your arm is going to need some kind of optimizing for the modern battlefield as you will be confronted with issues ranging from accuracy to combat effectiveness to unfortunately, reliability. Accuracy of a rifle is dependent upon the synergy of barrel to bolt interface, condition of the bore and muzzle crown, the fit of the barreled action to the stock, sights, support and shooting aids, and ultimately your skill in being a stable shooting platform. You will need to acquire the materials and tools to do a glass bedding job if your rifle barrel isn’t free floating, install a shooting sling-unless you have a slide action weapon, be able to install a scope and it’s base, and attach a shooting sling or bipod.
You will also need not only shooting instruction but an airsoft replica or functional analog of your Militia arm in order to hone your shooting skills. Until you can capture enemy weapons or get to a strong enough economic and military position to build your own you are absolutely dependent on the ambush, range, and accuracy because you will likely have little to no resource and certainly deficient in firepower. Combat effectiveness is your accuracy combined with the speed of your reloading-how many rounds are available on tap or can be loaded into your rifle. Here is where you are going to have to do a bit of improvisation and inventiveness but basically your detaching magazine fed rifles are three pieces of sheet metal and spring wire. For a couple older rifles Coyler clips were around that offered 10 and 15 shots but don’t count on finding them. You might find a BAR magazine and adapt it to your 30.06 rifle… those are going to disappear as well, so you will have to build your own. 24hrAK47 has the conceptual instruction on home building a magazine from scratch, so you take at heart the instructions in that book, then look at your 4 shot detaching magazine; concentrate on the shape of the magazine lips, the follower, and from there build a much longer magazine. Wrap your piano wire around a mandrel roughly shaped to the size of the width of your original magazine, cut, bend or weld on the appropriate tab, then test fire your created magazine. If successful you might turn your BLR, BAR, or Remington 742760 into a fearsome 20 round 30.06. Or bolt action…. From 24hrAK-47, just adapt the concept to the dimensions of your magazine:
Remember to apply the principle of magazine construction to your mag…
Tube magazines: find a tube that your cartridges fit into, make a rammer with handle, and you have a speedloader. Tube fed 22s like the Marlin 60 you just put two caps on, pop one cap, remove the tube mag follower, and pour the rounds down the spout. Your single shot rifles the answer is simple: have a belt of looped cartridges by your weapon’s action whether attached to the side of your rifle or on you support hand-greatly reduces the time to reload by reducing the travel time of your hand to grab a fresh cartridge.
Internal mag fed rifles you are going to have to have 3, 4, or 5 round ammo cells somehow; empty your rifle, you grab into a pocket and you have a full reload’s worth in your hand. The type of sights you have will also affect your combat effectiveness, you may want to invest in modernizing and upgrading your sighting options…. Reliability is dependent on your arm’s basic design, lubrication and maintenance, wear of parts and the availability of replacement parts. The above weapons were selected for both commonality and ammunition availability which helps to mitigate the issue of finding parts, but being able to fashion small replacement parts will be essential so learning how to gunsmith will be as vital a skill as marksmanship. Hit up your gunsmiths for your weapon’s spare firing pin, extractor, ejector, springs, along with spare sights, scope and scope mounts. A set of basic gunsmithing tools, dremel, spare cleaning kits, and solvents and lubricants-these you can find substitutes for in recycled motor oil and synthetic grease for lubricant, and you’re basically cleaning carbon, copper and lead out of your bore.
FIGHTING CHARACTERISITCS AND TACTICAL APPLICATIONS Any .22 rifle will be useful for quiet dispatch, especially in an already noisy or cluttered environment that masks gun reports. Using subsonic ammunition will further reduce noise signature. Magazine fed .22 rifles can have more and larger magazines built from the pattern of the original magazine, tube fed rifles can have a speed feed improvised from a curtain rod and stoppers. Shotguns have a relatively low round count, slugs are limited to about 200 yards maximum in most cases though the need for anything that can shoot will push ammunition technology to extend the range of the 12 gauge slug load. Birdshot in a full choked long barrel such as the Marlin Goose Gun have antidrone and anti-personnel applications so long as you aim away from the torso. Those shotguns with shorter barrels will have to be devoted to close in engagement though some of the older pump action shotguns without trigger disconnectors can be fanned and with shot loads be considered a “poor man’s submachine gun”. Commercial bolt action, slide action and semiautomatic rifles suffer from lack of magazine capacity. Some models have the benefit of detaching magazines so it’s possible to manufacture extended magazines as that’s stamped steel and wire. Otherwise, those rifles with internal magazines you will have to master rapidly reloading it by grabbing several cartridges at once and thumbing them in from your hand to speed reloading. Means not letting the enemy get in close and outgun you with superior rates of fire, you have to outgun THEM with superior accuracy. Manufacturing extended magazines for those models that take a detaching magazine will even things up quite nicely and should be a priority. Older rifles will have primitive crosshair or duplex scopes with iron backup sights and reduced accuracy/range expectations that will have to be overcome, though rifles meant for shooting in the
West will not have nearly as much in deficiency in that respect. Adding a shooting sling and/or a bipod will greatly improve accuracy as will a glass bedding job if it doesn’t have one. Nearly all of these rifles in a decent, common caliber-especially 30.06-have a chance to penetrate body armor, obstacles such as trees, auto body steel. The 30.06 was considered too long ranged and too powerful by the generals who at the same time turn around and deny their recruits the needed marksmanship training to wring the maximum potential out of their main battle rifles, so when the assault rifle and it’s reduced power cartridges came along, they reasoned they could substitute rate of fire for accuracy and penetration. Found out later accuracy still mattered but now they were stuck with rounds of reduced range, reduced power, reduced penetration for being able to carry more rounds to miss with. Just thinking about this is motivating me to get something in 30.06… Tube fed lever action rifles are better suited for closer in combat against relatively few opponents or helping to fill out a larger force. Lever action rifle users will have to be disciplined in reloading their tube magazines-load as you shoot unless you’re in close combat. Lever action rifles could take a shooting sling but slide action rifles cannot because your support arm’s operating the action. The Encore pistol and the Papoose takedown 22 rifle have clandestine urban applications that should be obvious. When you shop for a Liberty arm-one you pay cash for-keep in mind you’re likely to get gouged in price. Accept it. What you’re buying is a Militia arm that’s untracked by the enemy, who has been keeping all records of purchases since the Brady act in 1994. Yes they lied to you. Be ready to spend at least as much on ammunition as you will on the rifle. Don’t forget spare firing pins, springs, extractors. TACTICAL APPLICATIONS Keep in mind that as Militia you’re going in with arms whose only two factors of giving you superiority are the cartridge and your accuracy in making the few shots you will likely take more time applying count. Bear that in mind when judging which enemy force or individual to engage. Also, you will want to apply some guerrilla economics: will the loot and supplies I gain from shooting this oath traitor outweigh the cost and risk factors of setting off a precious cartridge? You can get away with a smaller fire team if you’re armed with modern detaching magazine semiautomatic rifles, or extended mag fed civilian analogs. Having to field with sporting arms will require more interaction with your elements, and a bigger fire team to begin with. Numbers will likely not be on your side so you will have to analyze thoroughly your enemy, their capabilities and weaknesses, the terrain, what you have to bear. A good mix will be to have at least one shotgunner to provide close in security and anti-drone support. Your riflemen-with longer ranged arms-engage in far ambushes when possible. Your lever and slide action, and semi-auto shooters with less combat accurate arms will be with shotgun shooters and will be
the maneuver element. Basically, your long range riflepeople engage at long range while your close in shooters swing around or strike from close in hides in a flanking move designed to make the enemy fight in more than one direction and therefore lose the ability to concentrate their superior firepower. Colonial Miliitamen had to field with what they had. The rifle was slower loading but much longer ranged and those that had those rifles were very accurate, they needed quicker firing close in support to screen or attack at a closer range and differing angle. What saved Colonial America from defeat was the ability to produce arms and ammunition and having allies among about every other European power who wanted the British Empire to take the fall it did when they lost America. Now those powers along with China want America to take the fall so we have to harness what knowhow and industrial capability we have or can build up. For that we will need territory which means enough battlefield victories to seize and keep territory. That means winning, and staying victorious and advertising the results where others will come out to fight. One inherent advantage of using civil origin arms is that it shows potential fighters they too could win with their hunting rifles. The Boers of South Africa were able to get modern arms and use them very effectively however the lesson to be learned was they could not replace their ammunition, break the blockade, nor stop the construction of vast numbers of machine gun equipped blockhouses that neutralized their marksmanship and mobility advantages. Their families were rounded up, placed into concentration camps and those hostages finally brought the Boer to the negotiating table. What will make you victorious… regrettably soon… will be how much marksmanship training you perform, and how much ammunition you can stock up. Get an airsoft rifle NOW and practice shooting at smaller and smaller targets. Download ‘fred’s guide to becoming a rifleman’ or ‘How to shoot a rifle’ and apply the steps. Form your fire teams and practice using airsoft. Shooting across a room at green army men will act as practice for rifle ambushes as it’s all scaled down. ONLY fire live ammunition now to verify your weapon operates and its sighted in. Believe in our cause, Our America and that we can bring our nation back from the brink of it’s destruction even in this late hour if enough of us are willing to stand and fight for our Freedom and our homes. And for each other; hear gunfire from nearby, you rush to that sound! Fire from cover, from the ambush, make every shot count and you might score that AR you missed out on and had to resort to buying that vintage Winchester 70 or sporterized Mauser in 30.06 that thankfully the shelves still had. Everyone must arise; our strategy is to turn America into a 3 million square mile field of fire ants. A field of fire ants is notorious for stripping cattle down to the bone in bare hours, and we can do the same to the beast.