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The Friend From U.N.C.L.E. Affair

Having the proper firearm and the correct parts will merely get you a replica of the U.N.C.L.E. Special. Thankfully, in the process of scrounging for parts I met someone who not only helped me source the parts, he helped me figure out how to make everything function properly.

The Parts, Parts Who's Got The Parts Affair

Advice from a fellow fan of "Man From U.N.C.L.E." helped me learn more about the iconic show prop and find sources for the various components needed to make a filly functional firearm.

The Bob Or Not To Bob Affair

From its grip to its barrel, the U.N.C.L.E. Special's components are well documented—all except one.

The High-capacity Affair

In its carbine configuration, the U.N.C.L.E. Special boasts a higher-capacity magazine that extends generously past its grip. Fortunately, they weren't hard to find.

The Potential Problem Affair

A picture is worth 1000 words, but it's also the source of at least one potential problem—or is it? Perhaps so, on the other hand perhaps not. Allow me to explain.

The Modicum of Movement affair

Despite the second trip back to Joe, the stock came back just the way I wanted. The wedge fit solid in the dovetail and the ball detent snapped positive in the both cutouts to lock it in an extended position.

The Holding Pattern Affair

Discoveries in relation to "The Modicum of Movement Affair" and my job work-load have created a lull in the creation of my "Man From U.N.C.L.E." carbine.

The Set Screw and Spring Washer Affair

For those of you who began to think my U.N.C.L.E. Special project died on the vine—think again.

A Special "Fitz"

The recent publication of my feature, "Perfect Fitz" in the January, 2010 issue of "Shooting Illustrated" was quite a thrill. I wrote the article several years ago—while still working in NRA Member Services—with the goal of having it published in one of NRA publications.

Olympic Arms Enforcer

The Olympic Arms Enforcer is not your typical 1911. Loaded with semi-custom features, it has all the elements required in a fine defensive handgun.

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