Sunday, November 23, 2008

Another Mauser?

Yup. Fairly rare, as far as they go, too.

Look what fell into my grubby little paws today:

It resembles a standard K98 Mauser, nicht wahr? Wait, it gets better...

The flag safety's there, as is the bolt relief in the stock, but what's up with that short receiver?

A-Ha! It's a pre-war .22 LR training rifle, with the "Eagle-over-N" proof marks, and the SAd.NASDP stock cartouche. We're talking a single-shot rimfire rifle with the same external dimensions and weight as a K98 Mauser, right down to accepting a standard K98 bayonet. I'd considered such a rifle to be a Holy Grail in all things Mauser, so you can bet your Sweet Bippy I'm doing the happy dance of joy right about now.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Turkey Day's Coming!

And that means one thing - 3 gallons of peanut oil heated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and a big turkey getting cozy with that same oil for about 45 minutes, give or take...

It's well worth the wait, and has become the preferred method for cooking the Thanksgiving turkey as far as my family is concerned. Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ammunition Coding System?

Not only no, but "Hell, No!"

These folks have some big brass cajones, to think they can force this onto American gun owners.

Read and heed the linked story below. Then disseminate to all, far and wide. "No" means exactly that. As a handloader and bullet caster, I could say I'm unaffected, but this has far-ranging repercussions across the board. IOW, we need to nip this in the bud, and ASAP.

(Hat tip to Bayou Rennaissance Man)

Ammunition Coding Scheme

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Metal and Wood

Sometimes older is better - witness the blending of color case-hardened steel and walnut in my 1874 Sharps Business Rifle:

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Congrats, Marko!

As a long-time owner of several blue Dillon progressive loading machines, I receive my monthly copy of The Blue Press with much anticipation.

Imagine my surprise to open the December issue, and on pages 80-81 is a two-page essay titled, "In Defense of the Revolver", written by none other than Marko Kloos!

Looks like your creative writing class is paying off handsomely, Marko - good work!