Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Notes from the gun shop...

Monday was a full day and then I worked today, another full day in the other shop, so now I get to note what happened. 

We only had 3 transfers.  Pretty slow in that regard but business moved right along.  There was a lot of after action reporting on the Friends of NRA dinner that was on Saturday.  More guns were purchased.  One interesting gun was shipped.

Fellow brought in a gun he'd been given to hold for a friend 40 years ago.  A Springfield "trapdoor" rifle, it had been shortened, the muzzle given an 11° crown, re-blued, and given a "scout" scope before Cooper published his comments on such.  Oh, yes, it looks like somebody done messed up a perfectly good rifle.  The cartouche was still present and the remaining wood looked very good indeed but as for the other work...  Although well done it seems wrong.  At the time though, these guns were cheap, unwanted and so this was done to make a silk purse from a sow's ear.  Interesting at least.  The gentleman was finally returning it to his friend who was going to give it to a grandson.  Good story!

That was pretty much the highlights of the day. 

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