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Web Site for Volunteer Enterprises Commando

Right here. Great reference material. A couple of people have made Commando pages, but this is by far the best. Previously – Volunteer Enterprises Commando Tommy Gun-style Stocks for M1 Carbines

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Volunteer Enterprises Commando Tommy Gun-style Stocks for M1 Carbines

A reader emails: i saw your webpage about the commandos, and as you seem to know alot about them, i thought id try to find out something about a rifle i picked up years ago. its an m1 carbine in … Continue reading

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Volunteer Enterprises Commando Manuals, Information, Disassembly

Great stuff.

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Need Gunsmithing for a Volunteer Enterprises Commando?

Talk to Coal Creek Armory. The head of the company owns a number of them and their gunsmiths have fixed up quite a few. I’ve read they’ve had success inĀ  including fabricating new firing pins, which seems to be one … Continue reading

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What magazines (clips) for a Commando Mark 9?

From an email: I’m searching for a clip for a commando mark 9. 9mm semi-auto. Any suggestions? Thanks, Jimmy The Commando Mark 45 uses Thompson submachinegun magazines. What does the Mark 9 use?

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Patent for Volunteer Enterprises Commando firing mechanism by Lee Frix

From comments here comes a link to the patent on the firing mechanism of the Volunteer Enterprise Commando rifle. UPDATE: If you need gunsmithing work on a Commando, talk to Knoxville-based Coal Creek Armory. I’ve talked to the head of … Continue reading

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John Torelli’s Mark 45 page has moved

Following AOL’s shutdown of their Hometown pages, John moved his content to his own domain at JTJersey.com. His Volunteer Enterprise Mark 45 page is a great resource for anyone interested in those guns.

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Commando Rifle as described by Ian Hogg

From The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World’s Firearms by Ian Hogg, Copyright 1978 by Quarto Limited, published by A&W Publishers, New York. ISBN 0-89479-031-5. A self-loading carbine in .45 calibre, currently made by the Commando Arms Incorporated of Knoxville, … Continue reading

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More Commando Rifle Info, Old Ads and Literature

I found those images at John Torelli’s page* from the manual for the Commando Arms Mark 45. I dig the op-art Mark 45 logo. He also has more pages of the manual and a pic of the rarely-seen pistol version. … Continue reading

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Volunteer Enterprises Commando, Made in Knoxville, TN

I’ve known since I was a kid that the Volunteer Enterprises Commando was made in Knoxville. I didn’t know where in Knoxville until I saw the cover of the owner’s manual. Clinton Highway, PO Box 12198. Does anyone have any … Continue reading

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Jay Earns Net.fame

I noticed a visitor in the blog’s referral logs that came from Deviant Art (work safe despite the name). It turns out the artist used a photo from this 2003 blog post to make a photo manipulation. Vintage Katz by … Continue reading

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Notes from the Smokey Mtn Gun Show (Volunteer Enterprises Commando Rifle)

Jay and I went to the Smokey Mountain Gun Show yesterday at the Knoxville Expo Center. Here’s a summary of what we saw. If you have a 9 mm or .40 caliber pistol, be sure to read about the Kel-Tech … Continue reading

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Three Reasons I’m Proud of Knoxville: Guns, Trucks, and Breasteseses

Nippits are “nipple concealment devices” for women of fashion. From World of Longmire: According to the Birmingham Business Journal, Knoxville is soon to have a new entry in its long-beleaguered apparel industry. A company called Nippits, Inc., manufactures special adhesive … Continue reading

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