Saturday, August 13, 2011

Do The Right Thing.

Via The Silicon Graybeard comes this morning's Morality Play.

(It's okay if you get a little lump-in-the-throaty towards the end. I know I did.)
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24 comments:

Nathan said...

That is a fabulous story. Thanks, Tam.

westofthewest said...

Awwwwwwwww

Weer'd Beard said...

Awww shit, I didn't think you'd get me with that one, but you sure did!

Graybeard said...

Yeah, I had the same reaction. I swear there's some dust in the air or something. My monitor got blurry.

A really good story.

God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

...and those are the kind of folks that made this country great...

Dann in Ohio

Stretch said...

"Concern yourself with what is right and you'll never second-guess that decision,"

Wiser words you'll never find.

If you'll excuse me I have to go find some tissue. Must be the pollen.

Cond0010 said...

Very good story. Thanks, Tam.

Robert said...

Website insisted that I enable Javascript to read article. I told it to FOAD.

But I got the jist of it by reading Graybeards synopsis. Good show.

45er said...

That is a great story.

On a Wing and a Whim said...

There are good men still in this world - and good news. Thanks, Tam.

Divemedic said...

Love the story. Too bad they are both Federal felons now. Shipping guns to others across state lines without using an FFL will land you in Club Fed.

Tam said...

Divemedic,

How do you know they didn't use an FFL? This is a news story we're talking about. You know, the people who worry about shoulder things that go up?

If I sold Divemedic a prewar K-frame via Gunbroker, I'd probably just tell the reporter that I "shipped it to him" and not bother giving them the dreary details about faxing FFLs and so forth...

Montie said...

Uhh, yeah...gulp. You were right about the lump in throat. Hold on I've got something in the corner of my eye too...

Kristopher said...

There is an exemption for gifts, Divemedic.

Anonymous said...

If you scripted that story no one would believe it; amazing and beautiful.

But how the hell did that fine relic make it into the catalog of a "well-know auction house" without the numbers being run? Unlike most stolen property, firearms are never purged from NCIC.

Also, "There is an exemption for gifts..."

There is?

AT

Tam said...

AT,

"Also, "There is an exemption for gifts..."

There is?
"

Not that I can find.

I can find an exemption for bequests...

doubletrouble said...

Great story Tam.
It's kinda dusty around here all of a sudden...

Old NFO said...

No exemptions, and the Auction house screwed the pooch... That gun should have been STILL listed on NCIC, and I'd bet there will be an investigation. Good story though, and the military DOES stick together and mostly does the right thing!

Anonymous said...

I found it interesting that they have conflated 1911 with 1911A1, all in the same story.

Given that it's the lame-stream media I guess I should just be happy that they didn't simply call it a "Glock revolver".

Will said...

You are aware that the military had most 1911's "upgraded" into A1's between the wars, yes?

John B said...

(sniffle)

Anonymous said...

OORAH, Marine!

Semper Fi

Leatherneck

DaveFla said...

Another fine example of why my time here is well spent. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Will:

What I found interesting was that the photo in the article was pretty clearly a 1911A1, with the "scallop" cut in the frame behind the trigger. I guess I wasn't aware that the US gov had re-machined the frames of older 1911's to upgrade them to the 1911A1 frame.

I'd guess if that had been done, most of the other changes were in bits and pieces that were easily swapped out, like the mainspring housing, sights grip safety, trigger and hammer.