“Really happening quickly now”: Eureka Stockade rifle in final testing


Development of the Australian designed and made Eureka Stockade lever-release rifle is almost finished and it will not be long before rifles are delivered to customers, according to the company’s latest update.

“Now we’re coming down to the nitty-gritty of making the thing look great,” master gunsmith Jim Cohen says in a video released this week.

He confirms that a fixed stock is planned for most of the rifles and, where it’s legal, AR-type butt options with be available. 

Eureka has also created a special tool to assist in smooth disassembly and reassembly of the spring-assisted rifle, which will be supplied with every gun.

The simple tool holds the spring under tension during the process.   

There is details about the operating lever, which is set up to be actuated by rolling your thumb onto the top of the lever before pushing it down.

“We’re open to feedback — what people would like to have, what people would like to see on their guns,” Jim says.

“After all, we’re making them for you so you tell us if you want something different.”

A handful of rifles are about to be put in the hands of independent testers who are expected to put the Stockades to the test outside the experience of the developers, possibly revealing other areas that may need attention. 

It will likely be the final testing phase as Eureka prepares for commercial production.

 

 

 


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Mick Matheson

Mick grew up with guns and journalism, and has included both in his career. A life-long hunter, he has long-distant military experience and holds licence categories A, B and H. In the glory days of print media, he edited six national magazines in total, and has written about, photographed and filmed firearms and hunting for more than 15 years.

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