Stuff I See At Work – Box o’ Colts

We got a collection with a pile of Colt .22 Woodsman and Match Target pistols. This bin has layer after layer of them!


SHOT Show 2010 – US Firearms Releases Woodsman .22 LR

U.S. Firearms, makers of fine Single Action Army and 1911 pistols, is reintroducing the classic Colt Woodsman .22. They are going to be manufacturing the 2nd Generation Woodsman Match. They will be distributed exclusively by Davidson’s.

The Outdoow Wire reports: (Emphasis added)

The New USFA WOODSMAN® Match .22 is hand crafted just like you’d expect from USFA, known for high quality and is made with our reverence for great workmanship. The Woodsman will be made in 2 standard barrel lengths (4-1/2″ and 6″) both featuring the slab sided barrel weights, offered in our beautiful High Polish Dome Blue with checkered walnut, right hand thumb rest grips. Options such as nickel plating, engraving, custom grip materials, and matching Maxim “silencer” (sound suppressor) package will be available at extra cost.

That is cool. A new Maxim can to go with a new Woodsman.

I couldn’t find any pictures of the new gun yet.

If you want to learn more about the Colt Woodsman series of .22s, check out

NYT Article about M4 production and torture tests.

The New York Times has a couple of articles about the production of the M4 Carbine. They have a couple of videos of torture tests on the M4 and the M4A1. The problem is everything smaller than a SAW will fail eventually after enough full auto fire. Rounds begin to cook off in closed bolt guns and barrels begin to fail in both closed and open bolt guns.

NYT Article Pt. 1

NYT Article Pt. 2 including videos

Hat Tip: I don’t remember who I found this from. I’ll add the link back when I find it again.

MRI Machine = GIANT Electromagnet.

This has got to be one of those 1:1000000 chances. I would have bought a lottery ticket if this happened to me.

An incident recently occurred at an outpatient imaging center in western New York State, in which a firearm spontaneously discharged in a 1.5-T MR imaging environment with active shielding. To our knowledge, this is the first documented case of such an occurrence. The event confirms previously reported theoretic risks of a firearm discharging in an MR imaging environment [1]. In this report, we examine the incident in detail from the official police and ballistic reports.

Full Article HERE.

Hat Tip: The Firearm Blog