Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Posh Guns



Interesting visit to a member of the legal profession in Dallas viz. probating a will - interesting because he had an immaculate collection of Lee Enfields, Mausers and the odd American .30 in his office. A Texan variant, I suppose, of magazines in the dentist's waiting room and altogether more enjoyable - to me, anyway. After that it was a trip to the Beretta Gallery in Highland Park and a gaze at shotgun's I'll never be able to afford; beautiful bits of kit for the wealthy shooter and, at the 'doable' end of the spectrum, lots of Tikka/Sako variants. Didn't buy anything but it was uplifting to be in the proximity.

Then of course there's Climategate; ten out of ten Soylent Green points for fraudulent 'science' and a terrifying vision of, er, present day reality.


Don't eat those wafers, chaps - eat BBQ instead, better for you.

LSP

9 comments:

A Conservative Unclogged Blog said...

Hmmm, NICE ! I like it....

but if you can't afford it, I know I can't afford it.

b'sides it looks to 'purty' to fit in on my farm.

Although reading this just sparked an idea....

I do have a VERY very old rifle been collecting dust for 10 years since grandpa died...I believe the date is 1857 or 47....been awhile since I had the plate off....but it is NOT a "looker"...would fit great in my dining room

thanks for getting me thinking in that direction....

LSP said...

I know - they had lots of guns I'd be afraid of taking out in the field...

Gun(s) in dining room = excellent idea.

God bless.

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Parson!
That's a lovely looking gun! What fun that would have been to see such a collection.

Thanks for the climategate link on here. Delingpole really explains the whole lying scam brilliantly.

I sure hope the soylent green sceanario doesn't come to pass. I'll have to watch that movie again, it's been so long since I saw it. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, and just eat turkey, stuffing, and veggies!

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Re the Beretta gallery

Did you check out the Ultra Light?

A 12 O/U weighing under 3 kg Bring it on!

SBW

PS The clothes are smart too, but a hell of a price.

LSP said...

Hey there Bunni - what good looking guns - beyond the reach of the miserable stipend though... I think we're safe on the Soylent front because we're depopulating - contra Ehrlich et al. I'll be sure to take your T/Giving advice!

SBW - Ultralight is right nice... clothes are neat too - I might be able to afford a hat! Hope all's well in the land of Hope & Glory.

God bless,

LSP

MK said...

Damn, that is a nice looking gun.

LSP said...

I know - I want one!

foutsc said...

I shot a Sako 30-06 once. The trigger action was unbelievably crisp. I can see why they're expensive guns.

LSP said...

Not fired one - lots of people swear by the Tikka T3...