Thursday, April 29, 2010

Just Say NO

to this beast.

Cobray model LHC, 12 round magazine, in, wait for it...

.45-70!

Empties are ejected via loooong ejector rod a la single action revolver, the handle of which is visible near the front "sight".

Strange thing, it is...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

For Earth Day,

I cut trees.

With a gas engined chainsaw.

And twitched them out with a diesel tractor.


Piss off hippies, I got work to do...


ADDENDUM: Lissa writes in comments, "
Oh, please tell us you'll burn them later and produce carbon emissions while warming your home! Pleeeease!"

Yes, Lissa, yes I will. In two wood stoves- I promise.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lest I Forget...

Concord fun show this weekend at the Everett Ice Arena, 15 Loudon Rd.,I-93 exit 14, Concord, NH.

We'll be there; stop by & visit!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Japanese Model 99 Light Machine Gun…

another work in progress.


This particular unit is a dewat “bring-back” from WWII. Our boys at State Line Gun Shop have brought this back to life, now chambered for .308 Winchester/7.62x51 (you’re not going to find much 7.7mm at Wally World). It’s in the final tweaking stage, but it IS running!


I love the old guns, & here is another case of “if it could only tell its story”:



That right there folks is what looks like a .30 caliber bullet hole in the bipod leg, which had also hit the gas tube & wrecked the piston. (The hole is visible about 1/3 of the way up in the right leg in the top pic if viewed full size.)
The lads just fired up the lathe, got a piece of steel, & cut away everything that didn’t look like a gas piston for a model 99- easy peasy. A little judicious handwork on the tube & it’s good to go. It appears the bullet entered from slightly behind or off to the side of the man who once carried it, & I expect that the .30 hole in evidence today was not the only bullet fired when this weapon was captured from its Japanese owner.

I’d love to hear the tale.