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A New American Christmas Tradition

  As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods — merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year can be different. This year Americans can give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There … Continue readings

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Meet Your Czar

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Meet Your Czar

> Richard Holbrooke: Afghanistan Czar Ultra liberal anti gun former Gov. Of New Mexico. Pro Abortion and legal drug use. Dissolve the 2nd Amendment > Ed Montgomery: Auto recovery Czar Black radical anti business activist. Affirmative Action and Job Preference for blacks. Univ of Maryland Business School Dean teaches that US business has caused world … Continue readings

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There seems to be some confusion in how you correctly move the iron sights on a gun that is not shooting where you want it to hit.  Here is how to do it: Adjust the rear sight in the direction that you want the bullet group to move.  In other words, if the gun is … Continue readings

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A. Measure barrel diameter at rear sight blade and divide by 2. B. Measure total height of rear sight from top of  barrel.. C. Add “A” + “B” D. Measure barrel diameter at the front sight blade and divide by 2. E. Subtract “D”  from “C”.  This is the total height of front ramp and front sight required. F. Measure height … Continue readings

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Remington made 20 gauge shotguns on two frame sizes.  Many parts (including barrels) are not interchangeable between the two size frames.  There seems to be much confusion about determining the correct frame size especially when purchasing a slug barrel.  Here is how to tell them apart: Frames that have a serial number that ends in … Continue readings

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1. Remove all hardware from stock and place together in a container.  Label the container. 2. Strip old finish and rinse surface.  Hang up to dry for at least 24 hours. 3. If wood is oil contaminated, immerse in solvent.  Remove from solvent, let dry for 24 hours, and check. Re-immerse in solvent until wood dries clean and … Continue readings

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There are two types of carbine receiver extensions (buffer tubes):  Mil-Spec and Commercial.  The Mil-Spec tubes are smaller than the Commercial tubes so you will need to determine which extension is on your particular rifle before buying accessories that fit on the receiver extension.  Here is how to tell them apart. Mil-Spec tube The Mil-Spec … Continue readings

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How To Ship Guns To Jacobson’s Gun Center

How To Ship Guns To Jacobson’s Gun Center There is no law prohibiting shipping guns for service work.  The laws only apply if you’re buying or selling a gun. 1. Write out complete letter of instructions.  Be sure to include return address. Guns will not be shipped back to you uninsured, so tell us the … Continue readings

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Run a dry bronze brush down the bore 3 – 4 times. Soak a suitable size patch in bore solvent and mount on a button jag. From the receiver end (and preferably through a bore guide) push the patch through the bore allowing it to fall off as it exits the muzzle.  Repeat with a … Continue readings

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Use Your Watch as a Compass

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If you wear a watch with hour and minute hands rather that a digital one you can find the direction South without a compass.  This works easiest on a clear day when you can see the sun, but if it is cloudy, simply look for the brightest part of the sky.  Point the hour hand … Continue readings

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Find Your Way

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If you find yourself lost and need to get your bearings without a compass, do the following.  Find a sunny location.  Drive a 3 foot long stick in the ground. Place a rock where the tip of the stick’s shadow falls on the ground.  Wait about 20 minutes and then place another rock on the … Continue readings

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2011-2012 Hunting Regulations

The 2011 to 20012 Iowa Hunting and Trapping regulations are now out from the DNR.  We have a case of them in stock and you can pick up your free copy anytime during store hours.  We also sell licenses so you can get a current  hunting, fishing, or trapping license in the same stop if … Continue readings

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Shop Time : Open Tues – Sat 9 am – 6 pm Closed every Sunday and Monday
Tel : 515-733-2995
Email : email@jacobsonsguncenter.com