Monday, September 15, 2008

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to own Dremels...


And yes, the bayonet fits.

I have no words...

27 comments:

Turk Turon said...

Oh, man, that is bad!

Like an Aimpoint on a PPK.

The Captain said...

At first I didn't notice the light underneath, I was so fixated on the overall wrongness in general.

Don Gwinn said...

Oh, noes! It's an assault . . . . something?

Anonymous said...

"Scout rifle-ized"?

Jay G said...

My eyes! It burns!!!

Laughingdog said...

Why??

Why on earth would someone actually think "You know, this piece of history is lacking a little something". You would think it would have at least occured to him that maybe there's a reason that you don't see M16 bayonets on other Mausers.

Not exactly a shock that no one bid on it though.

tom-the-impaler said...

Probably a first gun smithing project. required activity; scope a rifle not made for a scope. If he was gonna butcher the rifle anyway though, he should have totally removed the rear sight base. Looks like it would have taken 2" off the scope height and saved him some stupid points. or maybe it's his "Deer spotting" gun and he wants to be able to toss it in the river without crying when the game warden catches him.

tom-the-impaler said...

Actually, looking at it, if he paid me $50 I'd toss it in the river for him. It'd cost him $50 just to allow myself to be seen picking it up.

Rio Arriba said...

Dremel? Chain saw more like. You just can't keep a craftsman down.

rickn8or said...

With a scope that high off centerline, wouldn't that be more of a chin rest?

"Okay, pull it up tight to your shoulder, get your chin-weld..."

Nah. Just isn't the same. OTOH, we have a new standard of Bubbadom.

Tam said...

I worked in the retail firearms industry from 1993 to 2007.

I can unequivocally state that what you see there is the most godawful example of a bubba-ized milsurp I have ever seen. It is only a can of metallic gold Krylon away from being the Platonic Ideal of the Ugly Gun.

og said...

That is some industrial strength ugly, created by industrial strength stupid, and the industrial strength horror is that someone will buy it.

An assault boltie?

I have words, but I usually don't use them in the presence of a lady.

crankylitprof said...

That needs some spangly purple flake paint to really amp up the bad-assedness.

*gag*

Anonymous said...

A lot you guys know. The brass-tacked leather makes it a genuine Northwest trade gun. Looks to me like the one Bridger swapped to the Shoshone for couple of plews and a 15-year-old virgin.

I consider it inspirational as well as historical and intend to do exactly the same thing to the 1950s Mossberg .22 semi I just bought. If you ain't got a Scout-ized Mossy you ain't (....).

global village idiot said...

I almost guessed that it was an ACOG scope until I remembered how expensive those things are. It looks like that because the owner just put something on the rifle that he had lying around or could afford, rather than try to fit the right tool to the job. That's why the scope looks so kludgy.

I can forgive him the cheek pad that looks like a Boy Scout Camp project. When Dedicated Marksmen and snipers use cut-up sleeping mats and 100-mph tape as cheekrests on their service rifles, I'll give the current example the benefit of the doubt, under the exemption of "If it's stupid but works, it ain't stupid" rule.

You mention that the bayonet fits. It goes on, yes, but I can't see how it actually, you know, fits, unless it's a carbine bayonet. The ring for the M7 bayonet (for the M16) is quite large, so as to go over the flash suppressor. If this is such a bayonet, it'll never work. It may be a bayonet for the M1 Carbine, though, which might work.

The flashlight's not co-witnessed. Not very smart.

Nothing I'd own by any stretch, but mazeltav to him if he had fun. People, we need to remember just how much of our Nation's economic life absolutely DEPENDS on the largesse of people with more money than sense.

gvi

the pawnbroker said...

og: "the horror is that someone will buy it."

yes, and in the business he is what we call "sugardaddy"...

tam says it's the worst she's seen; maybe, but stupid knows no bounds when it comes to creative smiffin' and i was on the receiving end of some shocking, even heartbreaking examples over the years.

but hey, it's not the whats-left-of-a-gun's fault, and they need love too...

and if that guy finds somebody to pay four bills for that fence post, i've got some great stuff-and maybe a bridge-to make 'em a rillygooddeal on.

jtc

Nathan Brindle said...

That is quite possibly the ugliest thing I have ever laid eyes on.

Someone please put it out of my misery.

John Stephens said...

The only way I'm going to be able to sleep tonight is if I imagine that somewhere, far far away, the Island of Misfit Guns is waiting for it to arrive.

Laughingdog said...

"and if that guy finds somebody to pay four bills for that fence post, i've got some great stuff-and maybe a bridge-to make 'em a rillygooddeal on."

Since his first 7 day auction went with absolutely no bids, I doubt there's much chance that he'll have better luck on subsequent attempts.

Carteach0 said...

I'm gonna go home and hug my Mausers, because that thing exists.

DirtCrashr said...

Looks like a late M1 Carbine bayonet to me, nice buttpad too!
Shouldn't use gold Krylon when silver is so much more like Nickel plating.
Too bad there's no engraving on it, a swell bit of scrollwork would really hightlight the contours...

Anonymous said...

TAM: Don't tell me this is YOUR .300 Whisper project?

I have no words if it is.

All The Best,
Frank W. James

Ed Foster said...

For what looks like a 1920's or 1930's maybe Czech VZ, Steyr, or possibly an FN action, undrilled, I'd go 50 bucks.
I'd burn the stock, unscrew the barrel and find a home for it at the town dump, then screw in one of those East German post war 98k barrels I got at the Springfield show.
Bolt on one of my last two walnut gewehr stocks and find a reenactor who doesn't care that the numbers and handguard don't match. It's hard to believe, but grown men run around in Nazi suits shooting blanks for a hobby.
Or maybe a real scout rifle, so the ghost of Colonel Jeff smiles at me. It's a POS with a lovely action at it's center, a golden princess of teutonic art sitting in a pig filled wallow, waiting for someone to rescue her.
Really people, that's a milled trigger guard and floorplate, unbuggered. Show some imagination.
How do you carve a statue of an elephant? You start with a block of granite and chop off anything that doesn't look like it's part of Dumbo.
What I'm really looking for is a Siamese Mauser action, so I can build a .348 Winchester, or maybe even a 50-110. I crave, hunger, (almost) lust for one. Anybody seen one lately for less than the price of a Buick?

Tam said...

Unfortunately, my Siamese Mauser action is screwed to the rest of a Siamese Mauser.

However I need a spring & follower... :(

Assrot said...

If he gave me $400, I might consider accepting it as a teaching aid to show my kids and grandkids everything that can be done wrong to what was probably a perfectly good firearm to begin with.

I'll bet this guy has a grill on his teef.

:-)

Joe

ToAsTy! said...

Man thats one tactical rifle!

Anonymous said...

Jeebus!

Unless you're John Kerry, you will need a lift kit for that cheekpiece.

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