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firearm

a barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged. It includes any prohibited weapon, whether a lethal weapon or not. A certificate must be obtained to buy or possess a firearm. There are rules covering imitation firearms.
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And on the Remington side of the equation the Model 700 is an evolutionary shooting iron. It started out as the Model 720, and then the Model 721, and the 722, and, finally, after the forerunners, the Model 700 put in an appearance.
Mike Venturino's column (Shooting Iron, Jan/Feb 2017) was interesting but it may be important to clarify his statement, "The 41 magnum was a silly idea, developed to fill an imaginary need.
If you are shooting iron sights or red dot optics that are mounted 2 1/2 inches above your bore line, the 50-yard zero shines.
Just read Mike Venturino's article about demystifying .38 Special military loads (Shooting Iron, Jan/Feb 2015).
These handy wipes lubricate and protect your valuable shooting iron. The wipes form a film protecting the firearm from rust and will not harm custom grips.
In Duke Venturino's review of the Liberator pistol replica (Shooting Iron, March/April 2013) he questions if one of these guns was ever used "for its intended purpose" during WWII.