Monday, August 21, 2006

Flea market report

Both a good thing and a bad. Last Saturday went out and (good thing) found a copy of The Black Book of Communism and one of Carnage and Culture, and got both for $2.

Bad thing: was walking down an aisle and ran across a #4 Mk1 Enfield that had been 'sporterized'. At first look, not bad; handguard gone, forend cut back to sporter length and not badly finished. Then noticed four things:
There was a new rear sight mounted on the barrel. Not badly done, but still...
The charger bridge had been cut off, not that great a job.
The original rear sight was completely gone, base and all.
And for some idiot reason, whoever had done all this had added some metal into the slot that
allows you to tip the bolt head up so you can pull the bolt out; which narrowed the slot so that you couldn't take the bolt out.
And the guy wanted $130 for it.
Enough to make you cry.

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