SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Today, we look at the history of the Winchester M1907.
New Israeli SMASH Scopes
The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has procured SMASH electronic scopes: Weapons: Computerized Scopes Evolve. These scopes use software similar to that used with the U.S. TrackingPoint family of smart scopes. (Thanks to Reader Charles B. for the link.)
Post-Disaster Gun Carry Approved in Texas
Reader Tim J. sent this: Texas Senate approves bill allowing Texans to carry guns for week after natural disasters: report.
Ravens Kill 200 Lambs on Isle of Wight Farm
Video: Birds kill 200 lambs on a single Isle of Wight farm. Expected next on the scene: Sea Eagles, brought in from Scotland.
King Carlos and the Winchester M1907
Tim J. also wrote to mention an interesting piece on the history of a rifle that was ahead of its time: Two Gunshots That Changed the World: The Death of King Carlos I of Portugal & The Winchester 1907. A snippet from the author’s description of the assassination:
“His accomplice was Manuel Buica, a former sergeant and trained sharpshooter who had been recently dismissed from the army. He wielded a radical new Winchester rifle imported from America called the M1907.
Buica suddenly produced the compact carbine from underneath a long coat, dropped to one knee, and shot Carlos I through the neck at a range of about eight meters, killing him. A second quick shot from the self-loading rifle passed through the shoulder of the dying regent. Taking full advantage of the chaos da Costa then leapt onto the side of the carriage and shot the king’s eldest son Luis Filipe aged 21, squarely in the chest.”
Radio Free Redoubt on Liberty State
A recent radio show by John Jacob Schmidt: RFR on KTW – 2019-05-18 The Lies and Truth about American Redoubt and Liberty State. Among the coterie of American Redoubt movement leaders, Schmidt has been particularly effective at communicating our goals.
Aussie Preppers Profiled
From the other ABC News (with the usual journalistic hyperbole): I spent a week with a doomsday prepper deep in the outback. This is how it changed me.
Gun Control Through Banning Bullets
This is a bit dated, but still important reading: Gun Control Through Banning Bullets