Sunday, August 28, 2011

Overheard outside the Fun Show:

Friend-of-a-Friend: "I also got this German Dreyse .32 with a cracked frame. They were so desperate for guns to issue to... here, look where they riveted the frame through the crack... The Germans were handing these old World War One pistols out to second-line guys in World War Two."

Me: "Whoah. It's cracked right through, alright. I wouldn't shoot that on a bet."

FoaF: "Wanna buy a Dreyse?"

Me: "Nah, I have one already. I think I'll pass; I'm good on Dreyses."

FoaF: "Twenty-five bucks..."

Me: (fishing in pocket) "Sold."

FoaF: "Heck, the magazine's worth that."

Me: "I actually shoot mine, so I figure I'm buying a complete set of spare parts bolted to a cracked frame."

12 comments:

Tango Juliet said...

Reasonable gun control laws could have prevented this. :)

Bubblehead Les. said...

You Free- Market Street Capitalist!

Firehand said...

I've done that

Stuart the Viking said...

Next thing you know you have 7 Dreyses in various states of dis-repair up on blocks out on the front lawn.

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Robert Langham said...

How satisfying to make a good gun deal.

Anonymous said...

Any chanch of a pic. Never seen a riveted frame.

Kristopher said...

Betcha you can sell the magazine for four times what you paid.

Sport Pilot said...

Tam,

You are cunningly smart, good for you!

Weer'd Beard said...

Smart Buy!

Old NFO said...

Nice find! And good to see you again today!

Alan J. said...

Good buy! I'll bet that you'd have paid at least twice that amount if you needed just a few parts for yours.

Ed Foster said...

Betcha a little electron beam welding could fix that frame up as good as new. Wanna peddle it?