Lagniappe’s Lair has become one of my regular stops, but I feel completely blindsided and betrayed by this post. He takes new dog Murphy to the vet and while he is waiting he goes to a gun store. So far, so good. Then he drops the hammer on me. He buys a Belgian Mauser, made in 1952, factory chambered in 30.06 Springfield.
See, the U.S. was giving away surplus M2-Ball ammo by the warehouse full. So much that it made sense to make rifles to shoot it. The Belgians had a run of Mausers built to make use of the windfall. I didn’t know this ever happened. I knew there were Mausers that had been rebarreled and converted to 30.06, but not that there were ever factory production runs.
Now I want. I blame Murphy.
Suffering arises from attachment to desires.
–The 2nd Noble Truth of Buddism