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Is one allowed to post things pertinent to firearms on here? Answered

I have several gun modifications (no, not those little knex guns on here...) that I thought some might find interesting. Well?

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Phil B (author)2011-10-12

When I have published Instructables related to firearms, it is difficult to find a category that fits. "Outside" is probably the best general area, but after that nothing, absolutely nothing fits. "Camping" is not really appropriate. It only gets worse from there. I suggested a sub-category for "firearms." Categories for "shooting," "reloading," "skeet shooting," "legal gun modifications and gunsmithing," "gun safety," and "hunting" would be some good categories to consider for addition to the list.

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Phil B (author)2011-10-12

I have published three Instructables related to firearms. One dealt with making your own snap caps for practicing a smooth trigger squeeze. One dealt with tearing down a Ruger Mark III .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol for cleaning. The third dealt with some special tools I use for stripping a WW II vintage 8mm Mauser rifle. In each case there was a lag time of several days between the time I uploaded the Instructable for publication and the time it actually became available to the public as a recently published Instructable. I have not had that experience with Instructables on any other topic. I can watch and see that before my Instructable is available it receives one, then two, then three or four views. I imagine it is being kicked around among editors and perhaps lawyers to see if there are any liability problems. Has anyone else had this experience? Is it necessary to treat firearms Instructables in this way? Usually when an Instructable is delayed for publication, it means the Instructable loses visibility in the list of new Instructables because it is buried several pages back from the newest Instructables.  

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chopstx (author)2009-09-01

To be honest, I think your just fine!

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DELETED_LordSnipe (author)2009-08-14

yes. (I think.... hope...... pray......) there are a LOT of projects on here that are legally firearms, there are firearm cleaning tut's, I don't see why not.

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