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Old 08-14-2019, 02:22 AM
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Hi Frank,

The moniker is as a result of me being a mining geologist, and having used such tools in the past.

Unfortunately the MARS action and the lever release actions have now been banned by our glorious government as being scary 'rapid firing rifles'. The Lever Release action has been around over 10 years and never caused any issues. I personally think the MARS action tipped the scales though as it has been demonstrated firing quite rapidly using its double trigger pull system, the lever release rifles with a separate mechanism are a bit more sedate. Also the lever release was built in the UK from the ground up in compliance with our legislation. The MARS it would seem is a bit more questionable, with suggestions of it being a retrospective conversion of a self loading centre fire rifle - a no-no under our law.

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