Mid North SA & Jamestown Show

The October Long weekend is almost upon us again here in South Australia which means the Mid North is gearing up for the 142nd Jamestown Show on Monday, October 3.

We are proudly joining the action this year at Jamestown, sponsoring the Young Farmers Challenge event.

Farmers are a very talented breed, but they tend to keep quiet about how brilliant they are. This challenge is designed to showcase the skills, equipment and techniques used by farmers in series of fun and competitive challenges.

Challenges range from sheep drenching or dirt removal, hay stacking, setting up a portable electric fence, stitching bags stitching of chaff to mending a pair of pants while still wearing them and kicking a footy.

Some of the Ignition Custom Engineering team will also be hosting an exhibitor space at the Jamestown Show, ready to chat about anything firearms and the unique work we do. So come on down (enter a team in the challenge, if you haven’t already) and say hi!

https://www.facebook.com/JamestownShow/?fref=ts

 

 

 

Old is new: This much loved 9mm Trojan Spartan is given a new lease on life with fresh Cerakote, new barrel and bushing, Novak sights and front grip checkering

Increasing longevity: Much loved 9mm makeover

This Trojan Spartan 9mm had seen its fair share of action. It came to us with a shot out barrel. The owner was wanting to rejuvenate this handgun to prime condition and keep it in top working order for years to come.

First on the list was a new barrel and bushing. Then we installed new Novak front sights to improve the ease-of-target acquisition.

New Novak front and rear sights compliment the ease of use and looks of the makeover to this Trojan Spartan 9mm
New Novak front and rear sights compliment the ease of use and looks of the makeover to this Trojan Spartan 9mm

As the handgun was often used in competition, we carved in front grip checkering to increase grip stability.

Now the surfaces and working parts were all serviced and ready, we Cerakoted the firearm to protect against the elements and wear and tear. Magpul Flat Dark Earth was the colour of choice, fitting in with the owner’s goal of a functional and tactical look.

 

This is an example of a relatively simple job which will protect a firearm and keep it running for many, many more years to come, regardless if its near-new or much-loved.

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Increase reliability and consistency with a M16 extractor upgrade to your bolt

Creating consistency: solving extraction issues and stuck cases

You know that horrible feeling when your extraction fails and cases randomly get stuck? We don’t…not since we started M16 extractor upgrades all those years ago.

Standard extractors aren’t always reliable.  When cases get stuck its frustrating, damaging and can be dangerous – particularly when in the field.

An M16 extractor upgrade eliminates the possibility of stuck cases by creating a better functioning relationship between the case and extractor claw. It will improve consistency and reliability of your bolt face. That means better performance and consistency so you are free to focus on the target.

Plus less damage to your brass, which is a key factor for reloading shooters.

We use Badger brand extractors (or can order others in by request) but the install process requires a gunsmith…wait, we are gunsmiths…isn’t that convenient?

You can post your bolt direct to us (no need for a firearms dealer transfer). . Why not bundle it with a bolt fluting or bolt knob upgrade at the same time?

The process can take up to 3 weeks excluding post time. If you don’t want to pay return postage costs, simply throw in a spare self-addressed pre-paid parcel bag in with your bolt and don’t forget to keep the tracking number.

Purchase the extractor & install now

Left hand Timney Triggers

We are loving the Timney Triggers. They are high quality and crisp with an awesome break. Great value for money when looking for after market solutions to improve firearm performance. Being left handed doesn’t mean being left out….we have #511 left hand triggers ready to ship today to suit the Rem 700 left hand.

If you’re after a Timney in a different configuration, send us an email at sales@iceng.com.au and we can get you a price.

Buy it now – #511 to suit Rem700 Left Hand


After market hex style magazine nuts to suit the Adler, Pardus and Uzkon

Aftermarket Magazine Nuts – Adler, Pardus, Uzkon

 

This light weight aluminium nut is crafted as a 12 sided hex shape for easy manipulation compared with the straight-fluted factory version.  Designed and manufactured here at ICEng to suit the Pardus, Uzkon and Adler.

Your choice of a aluminium finish or Cerakote to increase durability and hardiness against the elements (Cerakote Black, OD green, Coyote Tan or Silver).

 

These nuts are included in the Pardus and Uzkon extension kits. 

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Reduces muzzle flash, ideal for night shooting and use with a thermal scope.

No flash: Keeping targets in sight during night shooting

This is footage is courtesy of a customer using an ICEng custom “Operation Bikki Bikki” Flash Hider while shooting with a thermal/night vision scope.  At about the 3 second mark, the shot is fired (it was a confirmed clean and quick kill) and the 60kg boar drops. Usually a white light would wash over the scope, but the flash hider keeps it nice and dark.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6XtNS8aKgk&feature=youtu.be

 

The flash hider is designed to remove the bright muzzleflash from shooting that can wash out night vision and disrupt target acquisition in low-light situations. Instead, the shooter is free to move onto the next target without delay (or can remain on-target to give accurate and immediate follow up shot if required).

The flash hider used in this video is the Operation Bikki Bikki model, custom made in-house at Ignition Custom Engineering. It includes the prong piece, which screws onto a threaded barrel, and a removable blast shield.

It can be customised for any calibre, fabricated from stainless steel and can be finished in Cerakote. You can buy it now using the link below. As it is a custom made piece per order, turnaround is 3-4 weeks.

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The Adler A110 (28″ barrel) fitted with an ICEng +2 extension, bringing capacity back to the 7 shot as originally designed. Complete with a barrel clamp, rail and Cerakoted tube.

Adler A110 magazine extensions

For some shooters, the factory 5 shot version of the Adler A110 lever-action shotgun does the job.

But others have found a need for a larger capacity shotgun. Particularly in primary industries, pest management, hunting or  competition such as IPSC.

We manufacture and sell online two kits off the shelf for the Adler:

  • The +2 extension kit (which increases capacity by two shots to 7+1)
  • The +5 extension kit (which increases capacity by 5 shots to 10+1).
  • Custom orders eg the +6 IPSC model extension kit (increases capacity by 6 shots)

Click here to purchase from our online store

Adler plus 2 and plus5 side by firearm watermark
The ICEng Adler +5 (10 shot) extension tube is aligned with the 28″ barrel, while the shorter +2 tube lines up with the 20″ barrel. Both kits can be fitted to either the 20″ or 28″ model shotguns.

While the +2 kit lines up closely with the end of the 20” barrel Adler, the +5 is close to flush with the muzzle of the 28” barrel version (depending how you fit it).  But both can be fitted on either length barrel (depending on the capacity, front-weight and look you are going for).

 

ICEng's +2 and +5 extension tube and Nordic clamp kits alongside the Adler A110 28" model
ICEng’s +2 and +5 extension tube and Nordic clamp kits alongside the Adler A110 28″ model

The kits are designed as DIY installations. Basic power tools and a steady hand are all that’s required (instructions provided via email). The modification can be reversed should the shooter wish to return to the original 5 shot capacity.

Custom sizes are available too. This month we prepared +3 extension kits for quad-loading shooters wanting an 8-round capacity. The +6 IPSC kits have been popular sale items too, after successful testing with local IPSC competitors looking to increase capacity while remaining under the competition’s overall gun length rule.

Adler NH shooting
The 28″ model lever action Adler A110 shotgun, fitted with an ICEng +2 tube to increase capacity to 7 shots.

While the standard kits are finished in a hard-wearing black Cerakote, if you want something that stands out, contact us for a price to finish the tube (or complete firearm) in a different colour.

Lever action shotguns have been available in Australia since the late 1800s. Gunsmiths have been modifying them since this time, including class-appropriate capacity changes. Some states may have restrictions on capacity or magazine type. Please confirm with your local firearms authority to confirm your state or territory laws.

For more information, email sales@iceng.com.au or Buy it now

Custom compensator for enhanced IPSC performance

This is the end product after meeting a customer who wanted a custom IPSC  (International Practical Shooting Competition) race gun, for competing in open major class. The handgun is a Tanfoglio XL4 in 38 super. We were given free run on design with a few minor specifications from the customer.

The custom compensator started as solid steel.
The custom compensator started as solid steel.
A custom compensator in early machining stages.
A custom compensator in early machining stages.
After machining: this compensator was designed and manufactured by Ignition Custom Engineering to transform a Tanfoglio XL4in 38 super into a custom IPSC handgun.
After machining: this compensator was designed and manufactured by Ignition Custom Engineering to transform a Tanfoglio XL4in 38 super into a custom IPSC handgun.
All the machine work is complete and the newly customised Tanfoglio XL4 is ready for the Cerakote process.
All the machine work is complete and the newly customised Tanfoglio XL4 is ready for the Cerakote process.
A top view outlining the compensator design on a custom Tanfoglio XL4in 38 super reworked into a custom IPSC handgun with worked hammer, trigger, custom ICE compensator and Cerakote. If you look closely through the barrel port, you can see the barrel un Burnt Bronze and lubricant (its freshly oiled ready for use).
A top view outlining the compensator design on a custom Tanfoglio XL4in 38 super reworked into a custom IPSC handgun with worked hammer, trigger, custom ICE compensator and Cerakote. If you look closely through the barrel port, you can see the barrel un Burnt Bronze and lubricant (its freshly oiled ready for use).
This Tanfoglio XL4in 38 super was reworked into a custom IPSC handgun with worked hammer, trigger, custom ICE compensator and Cerakote.
This Tanfoglio XL4in 38 super was reworked into a custom IPSC handgun with worked hammer, trigger, custom ICE compensator and Cerakote.

First we cut in a red dot sight to aid rapid target acquisition.

Next came a new custom compensator, designed by Ignition Custom Engineering and fabricated in-house from scratch. This will reduce recoil, allowing the shooter to stay on target longer and decrease time between aimed shots.

We lightened the hammer for decreased lock time. It was also partially skeletonised to reduce weight and reduce strike time. Then we only had to perform a minor trigger job to get it to standard.

The Tanfog was finished with custom duo-tone Cerakote work to stand out in competition. Colours used were Tungsten and Burnt Bronze (with 10% black).

Preparing your firearms for duck hunting season opening

Duck season is upon us again in South Australia with popular spots becoming hunting hotspots, including our old stomping grounds near Bool Lagoon in the South East.

As shooters swing their shotguns to the skies, our head gunsmith Nik has some tips to keep firearms safe and in top condition, while on field or in storage.

This little black duck has become a target for hunters in SA as duck season opens.

“When the shotguns come out, lot of shooters will be putting their rifles away for long-term storage,” Nik said.

But storage does not mean neglect.

“Give the rifle a good clean and oil the bores before you put it away so its in top condition when you want to use it again,” he said.

“Here’s a pro tip…store the rifle muzzle-down, resting inside a plastic take away food container. That way the cleaning fluids will drain into the plastic, rather than leaking into your stock and staining it, or making a mess inside your safe.”

A solid inspection and clean is also essential for your shotgun before you head off for the hunt, and after you return. This will help you get best results and extend the life of your firearm.

“Patch out the barrel, inspect it, pull the front-end off and give it a good clean,” Nik said.

And to avoid damage to the chokes, check your shotgun chokes are steel-proof to accommodate for water foul loads (steel ammunition).

 

Duck hunting season in SA runs from March 19 to June 26. Read more about SA’s hunting season at Environment SA, or check out the SSAA for includes information and links for other states.

Happy hunting and send us your action shots!

The finished 300 blackout in the hands of Jess of Hunter & Huntress

Transformation Tuesday – 300 blackout

Before - as the firearm arrived at the Ignition Custom Engineering workshop.
Before – as the firearm arrived at the Ignition Custom Engineering workshop.
Transformation complete - 300 blackout with extractor work, fluting and rail
Transformation complete – 300 blackout with extractor work, fluting and rail

A unique build completed here in the Ignition Custom Engineering workshop recently.

It is a 300 blackout, fluted with a custom extraction system and custom-built flash hider.

Its topped off with a picatinny rail and finished in Cerakote (colour Coyote Tan).

Thanks to Hunter – Huntress (Simon & Jess). This Aussie couple is always updating their page with great Australian hunting related adventures. Check it out!

Say G’day at the South East Field Days

The South East Field Days in full swing attracts more than 22000 visitors and 600 exhibitors.

This Friday and Saturday (March 18 & 19, 2016) we are heading to the beautiful town of Lucindale
for the Annual South East Field Days.

For many years, we have attended the show among the 22,000 other visitors.

But this year is our first SE Field Days as an exhibitor.

Our head gunsmith Nik is pretty excited to be back on the Limestone Coast (he lived in the SE for several years and married a local girl) and having a yarn with our South East SA and Western Victorian clients.

Nik encouraged people to call through for a chat or ask any firearm-related questions –  from rifles, shotgun, handguns to performance and accuracy.

Hosted by the Lions Club, the event draws more than 600 exhibitors with the latest and greatest from the local, state and national rural and agricultural sectors.

The Ignition Custom Engineering stall will be at Site 1, Yakka Pavilion both Friday and Saturday.

Come past, grab a business card and say g’day!

The ICE team will trade the workshop for views of picturesque Lucindale – famous for lush pasture, prime livestock and great people – as we take part in the South East Field Days on March 18 & 19.

The infamous Tactical Falling Block build

During our recent interview on Precision Shooting Podcast, ICEng gunsmith Nik mentioned a “tactical falling block” build and we’ve had lots of questions about it. With permission we can now show some photos.

Enfield falling block in 45-70, 33" straight barrel with action gKRG Wiskey 3 stock (grafted onto the action among other modifications) and finished in Duo-tone Cerakote Burnt Bronze with Graphite black.
Enfield falling block in 45-70, 33″ straight barrel with action gKRG Wiskey 3 stock (grafted onto the action among other modifications) and finished in Duo-tone Cerakote Burnt Bronze with Graphite black.

It is an Enfield falling block in 45-70, 33″ straight barrel and has a KRG Wiskey 3 stock which has been grafted onto the action, rather than the action being put into the stock. Its finished in Cerakote Burnt Bronze with Graphite black duo-tone.

The lever had to be extensively modified and partly re-fabricated to get the lines of the grip to match correctly. To enable the fore-end to adapt to the action while maintaining strength and internal workings, the action has also undergone unseen modifications.

Enfield falling block in 45-70, 33" straight barrel with action gKRG Wiskey 3 stock (grafted onto the action among other modifications) and finished in Duo-tone Cerakote Burnt Bronze with Graphite black.
Enfield falling block in 45-70, 33″ straight barrel with action gKRG Wiskey 3 stock (grafted onto the action among other modifications) and finished in Duo-tone Cerakote Burnt Bronze with Graphite black.

One happy customer.
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service the car, then service your rifle

If you have invested time and money into a custom quality firearm, you want to keep it in top notch. Just as you would service a vehicle, regular inspections and cleaning help keep firearms at peak safety and performance.

It is important to clean out debris from the firearm regularly so it doesn’t cause long-term damage. The process of dismantling, inspecting and cleaning can prevent rust and stock decay (plastic, polymer or wood). Once all the debris is cleared out, your rifle will feel smoother all round.

Here you can see an example of a Tikka T3 rifle that was in need of a good clean when it came to us.

Cleaning the trigger is important too – uncleared dirt and grime can destroy your sear, ruin trigger let off pressure and introduce creep. All of which impacts accuracy, ease of use and safety.  A trigger clean can be as good as a trigger job.

A good clean and inspection is best done after every hunting trip on shotguns and rifles. At a minimum, once a year.

For handguns, its best to perform a field strip and clean after every visit to the range.

If you have the skills and knowledge, it can be done at home. Or we can do it for you – all our Cerakote jobs involve a full strip and inspection.

What tools will you need? Apart from alan keys and screwdrivers, cotton-tips tips are essential! They are useful for catching dirt in the nooks and crannies without damaging any surfaces.

A rifle clean includes removing the barreled action for a visual inspection and wiping down all surfaces.

Shotguns can be cleaned by pulling the fore-end and barrel off and inspecting the action area for debris. But definitely leave trigger work on shotgun to professional.

Handguns can be field stripped; pay attention to wiping down the barrel slide and clean inside the feed ramp area with a cotton-tip.

To find out how we can help with keeping your firearm in peak performing condition, shoot an email to sales@iceng.com.au

Rapid target acquisition made easier with bushing compensator, new sights and a full trigger job on this 45acp.

Rapid target aquisition – Novak fibre optic sights & full trigger work

 

A new bushing compensator, full trigger work and Novak fibre optic sights for improved rapid target acquisition.

Look what we’ve been up to (one of the many projects on the go in our workshop this week: A Para ord 45acp with custom Novak fibre optic rear sight, compensator barrel bushing, stainless ambi safety and series 70 safety conversion.

As for the trigger pull, its down to 3lb 8oz with zero creep. Makes for rapid target acquisition.

 

Novak fibre optic adjustable duty cary sights fitted to a 45acp.

Novak rear rights fitted to a 45acp

 

Services

Ignition Custom Engineering services all classes of firearms – including rimfire shotguns, centrefire rifles, lever and bolt actions and specialising in pump action rifles and C & D class firearms.

  • Full commissioned builds
  • Aftermarket upgrades
  • Trigger jobs
  • Action work
  • Custom bolt knobs & muzzle breaks
  • Handgun customization
  • Rifle bedding
  • Rebarelling
  • Servicing and repairs of old or non-functioning firearms
  • Parts and fitting
  • Cerakote
  • Custom machining jobs (mill, lathe, etc)