Our Story, Our Vision
EUREKA GUN COMPANY
When injustice becomes law, resistance is duty.
Welcome to the Eureka Gun Company, where the Australian spirit of resilience and determination forms the backbone of our identity. Our story isn’t just about manufacturing firearms; it’s a tale of what hardworking Australians can achieve when we stand united, advocating for our community and our rights.
In the heart of Australia, the Eureka Gun Company was born – a symbol of resistance, a testament to the indomitable Australian spirit. We are more than just gunmakers; we are a movement. We represent the undying Australian ethos of equality, solidarity, and a vision for a progressive gun industry.
Our mission transcends the mere crafting of world-class firearms. It’s about championing the cause of the Australian Shooting Sportsman, ensuring they thrive under the protection of just and equitable laws. We challenge the status quo, questioning and confronting unjust governance that seeks to undermine our rights and freedoms.
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When injustice becomes law, resistance is duty
Hear from the founder Rick Casagrande, Jim Cohen and Bastian Green on everything there is to know on the Eureka Stockade
MADE IN AUSTRALIA
The Eureka Stockade Base-Model will be retailing below $2500 AUD. Final pricing will be available in March / April.
The Eureka Stockade will be available in May/June 2024. Orders will be fulfilled on a first come first serve basis.
Yes, we will enable you to check on our website when it is your turn to receive your Eureka Stockade based on our production schedule. We will email you when the feature on the website is ready.
Video 1: Founder Rick Casagrande, along with Jim Cohen, initiated the Eureka Gun Company, shifting from firearm distribution to manufacturing to deliver dependable and reasonably priced Australian-made firearms. The company prioritises quality by locally producing reliable components, exemplified by their upcoming Eureka Stockade model lever release in .223 Remington
Video 2: The name “Eureka” was chosen for the firearm company as it reflects a sense of solidarity and credibility for law-abiding shooters in Australia. The founders aim to represent Australian shooters and produce firearms suitable for the country, emphasising the Eureka Stockade model as a symbol of standing for your rights, drawing parallels to historical events in 1851-1854.
Video 3: The gun is named “Eureka Stockade” to symbolise solidarity and credibility for law-abiding shooters in Australia. The founders emphasize their commitment to representing Australian shooters and producing firearms suitable for the country, with the name “Eureka” also serving as a stand for rights, drawing parallels to historical events in 1851-1854.
Video 4: With 30 years of experience, Jim Cohen, known for his work with Viper Holsters, has played a vital role in the Eureka project during his five years at ASA. Leveraging his extensive background in gunsmithing, he’s excited about the Eureka product, highlighting its suitability for competition and hunting, and its unique qualities as an Australian-made firearm with a focus on quality components.
Video 5: The idea behind the rifle is to create a practical and usable firearm, with a particular emphasis on the Lever release mechanism, considered the best option for this purpose. The goal is to offer a product based on a solid platform, anticipating a positive reception in the Australian market for rifles, with a focus on product development and a belief that their rifle will stand out.
Video 6: The Eureka Stockade is a .223 lever release rifle, conceived to address challenges in acquiring firearm parts and to enhance efficiency and reliability. The design incorporates elements from the Australian-made AAA and ArmaLite rifles, opting for a gas impingement system with a push rod to minimize debris, aiming to provide Australian shooters, particularly hunters, with a powerful and effective firearm.
Video 7: From building the prototype of the Eureka Stockade model, we have learned the importance of versatility, offering receivers in various colours and considering Timber stocks for a more traditional look. After years of fixing others’ guns, our focus is on creating a bulletproof product that we are personally proud to use, aiming to avoid the common issues faced by others and dedicating our time to designing and developing new firearm concepts.
Video 9: A lever release, technically termed a “self-ejecting manual loading rifle,” is a system used in recent firearms from Europe or Turkey. In this design, the lever release acts as a safety mechanism, preventing the rifle from self-loading and incorporating a fail-safe double system to ensure reliability. When fired, the gas-driven mechanism catches the bolt in two places, providing a dual system for added security. The lever release is pressed to load the next round, creating a functional and reliable system that embodies the spirit of safety and functionality pursued by the Eureka Gun Company.
Video 10: The advantage of lever release actions lies in the gas system’s functionality, not only for the rifle’s operation but also in reducing recoil. By utilizing most of the cartridge’s energy to work against a set of springs, the lower recoil allows for more accurate backup shots without disrupting the shooter’s aim. Additionally, the lever release enables easy bolt operation without the need to take the hand off the grip, ensuring a fixed point of aim and shoulder position. The combination of reduced recoil, seamless operation, and reliability makes it an ideal choice for Australian shooters.
Video 11: The choice of .223 Remington for The Stockade prioritises its availability and suitability for Australian shooters over the less available 5.56×45. Future calibre options, such as 9mm, remain open, driven by market demand, and the Eureka Gun Company intends to involve users through their website for input on future developments.
Video 12: The forend features double rows of M-Loks on each side and a single row underneath, offering versatility for mounting various accessories. While the two panels serve to prevent gas exposure, the forend’s design, including a Picatinny rail and M-Loks, provides ample space for a wide range of gear attachments.
Video 13: We are currently testing an Australian-made barrel with a 9-inch twist to accommodate various bullet rates and types, focusing on ammunition that is readily available at reasonable prices. The flexibility in barrel options, ranging from 8 inches to 12 inches twist rates, allows users to choose based on their preferences, ensuring optimal performance for different types of ammunition.
Video 14: Cleaning and maintaining the gas-operated Eureka Stockade rifle is straightforward, with instructional materials, including videos, provided to ensure users understand the process. The design focuses on simplicity and minimal parts, making maintenance easy for users, whether in the field or at home.
Video 15: To pre-order the Eureka Stockade, you can subscribe or pre-order through the website. Once the exact pricing and customisations are finalised, you’ll receive an invitation to customise your firearm. After confirming the purchase, your local dealer will facilitate payment and transfer, keeping you informed about the manufacturing progress through email updates. The base model is expected to retail below $2,500 Australian dollars, with options to upgrade various components. Production is estimated to start in March, with a monthly capacity of 200 to 400 units. Pre-order to secure your place and stay updated on customisation options and the release timeline.
Video 16: Disassembly and assembly of the Eureka Stockade are demonstrated using an allen key. The upper and lower components key in for a neat fit, revealing the trigger mechanism. Cleaning is simplified, requiring minimal disassembly. To reassemble, apply lubrication and align the components, then secure with screws. Further details, such as gas system adjustment, are explained. The process emphasises simplicity and ease of maintenance.