Monday, March 7, 2011

It's Worse Than A Crime, It's A Blunder!

A friend of mine turned me on to Sons of Guns, a Discovery Channel show about a Gun Shop/Class 2 SOT.  Since we turned off the cable TV a few months ago to escape The Disney Channel, I've been watching a couple of episodes on the Internet.  After watching "Machine Gun Mania", I may have to stop watching altogether.

In the aforementioned episode, a customer brings the shop a fully automatic Browning Model 1919 machine gun and requests that they modify the weapon to allow the customer to fire it from the shoulder.  Now look, I liked Roadblock just as much as the next GI Joe fan, but messing up a classic example of diplomacy-by-other-means to win a "Mad Minute" contest is just wrong.  And did we mention the collector value?  Until the Hughes Amendment is repealed, that Browning is worth...fifty or sixty thousand dollars?  Dude, I'll admit its cool, but a parts kit with a semiautomatic receiver would have been almost as cool for a fraction of the price.

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