2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tactical single point sling...back before tactical was cool...

From the pages of Forgotten Weapons...a cool little sight for the "cruffer" in all of us..

So the Kaiser says to me, he says "hey that's a good looking purse there"..and I'm like "a purse?, do you ever spend any time with your troops?"..we both lol'd over it...big joker that Kaiser is...

This German officer is rocking his C96 Mauser with attached wood stock/holster in a single point sling configuration that would make the boys at Magpul proud.  As a side note, take a look at the other soldiers around him...testament that even though they were "Huns" or "Krauts" the Germans we and the allies faced in WWI (and WWII) for that matter were just soldiers like we were (save maybe for some of the SS extremest units) caught up in the horror of war. I mean look at the schlub in the background with his cap all slouched and using a cane, does he really look like he wants to be there?

The C96 was one of the more popular semi-autos of its day...its 7.62 high velocity round could impact an impressive 545 ft/lbs of energy on a target.  Winston Churchill himself was famously a fan of it after using one in the 2nd Boer War. Its unique internal magazine, long barrel (all the better to get extra velocity with my dear) and unique "broom handle" grip made it a iconic pistol of the early 20th century. The pistol was so unique in its appearance it was even used to base the "blaster" pistol used by actor Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the 1977 movie Star Wars..
I come from the Bohemian quadrant...hence the slack-ish appearance and lack of a real job...

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