Sorry for the lack of posts lately, had a bit of good news which kept me occupied.
Finally got a new job after about 4 weeks looking, and in the nick of time. I was really close to having to dip into my DShK fund to pay my monthly bills. That would have been frustrating since as mentioned in the previous personal blog post, I have enough money to buy it now.
The problem is my friend’s DShK has a Czechoslovakian tripod, it works but its also the least desirable mount for it. Optimally you want a Russian patterned tripod or wheeled-tripod. Another friend/contact of mine is a contractor for the DoD (Dept. of Defense) and he wants the Czech tripod and will trade for his wheeled tripod plus cash. So basically I have to get the DShK from Point A to Point B then to Point C in return for something from Point C going to Point B.
I only have enough to pay for shipping to Point A to Point B. It’s not cheap to send a tripod that weighs around 125 pounds and is long enough to fit into a casket.
I’ll figure this out later, I’m just glad to have an income again.
Probably going to stop buying rifles and shotguns for a while. My safe is full now that it’s mostly guns I want to keep. As for my Mosin Project, I haven’t abandoned it. I did find a gunsmith who can time the barrel and attach it to the receiver after some lathe work. Rough estimate on cost he gave me was $300~ or so.
On a random note, I did buy a new ax a few weeks ago, the Fiskars X27. Why? I don’t know, I wanted an ax, a 3 foot ax, from Finland.
So close to Halloween which means its almost Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and maybe the end of the world. If not, then Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Then we repeat the whole thing all over again.
Posted this on my personal blog but can’t help it. Anna Paquin in Trick r’ Treat is my Halloween crush. Dem eyes and fangs.