Sunday, October 16, 2011
Missed the machine gun shoot.
Was a little under the weather yesterday, so I skipped the machine gun shoot. There is always the spring shoot. Felt a little better today, so in the afternoon, I went to the one at the armory. Bumped into a buddy from the club that went to the shoot. He informed me of the nice krag and the 1914 Enfield he found there. He bought the P14 and said he would bring it to the next show so I can see it. I have a Winchester numbers matching 1917 with matching bayonet. I have not been fortunate enough to come across a P14 though. The krag he said was in mint shape, but he could not buy it as the seller required a FFL or C&R licensee in order to sell. He said it looked brand new and the guy was only asking $700. Naturally they had my garrand ammo as well. I will definitely make the spring shoot. I did pick up a swedish mauser at the local gun show, so day wasn't a total waste. Hope to get my carpet out of office this week and the hardwood down so I can set my reloader up permanently in there.
I also finished the little kit percussion cap pistol I bought last month at a show. It didn't turn out too badly. First time I blued anything. I decided to go with a brown finish. I am all set in case of pirate invasion. After shooting percussion pistol, I will revert to the glock to finish the rest off : ) Weather has been fantastic. Managed to get my driveway sealed last weekend and it looks great. Probably throw another coat on next year. It rained mid week and you can no longer see the crack when it gets wet. Hopefully it will keep water out of crack and prevent further damage.