Re: look out! long-haired gun loon!

Michael Voth (
Sat, 13 Dec 97 19:29:31 PST

Oh hell,. and dadgummit too.

I have to drive all the way up to Flagstaff tomorrow just to get my little
Lee Enfield rifle back It's chambered for the Winchester .308
cartridge, of which I'm sorta fond, and you really don't want to screw
around with the otherwise nice day of an emotional guy like me.

(I wore out the firing pin, and it was still under warranty. I had done
the logical thing and shot it a lot. Broke the firing pin the first day,

It wasn't the piss-poor third-world ammunition that did us in. It was
the friggin' firin' pin on the Enfield itself! My son and I just wore the
sucker out with a typical morning's shooting practice. God help the
Indian Army.

Well, the sportin' goods store now claims ithe rifle is fixed. They sent
my rifle back to the factory. (Sure. Would that be the factory in Essex
or the other one in Bangla Desh. Cowards!)) I don't believe it for a
minute. But we will see. Those damned little SKS rifles have a
little 39 mm short round, don't they? I hear they load a lot faster than
sniper's rifle. You just never know where the lead is gonna land.

See you in the forest, maybe.

: Congratulate me: for $300, I've become an even greater threat to public
: order! Brought home a Russian SKS (guerrilla rifle) today. It's older
: than I am (1952) but, I am assured, still a virgin. Tomorrow we may
: see whether I have what it takes to be a Communist insurgency. <g>
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: you need to hang him. In the long run, he may have got it backward.
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