My wife says it's like there is another woman in my life.
Don't worry my friends. I haven't been unfaithful or broken my vows.
The other woman is a gun making town in the Czech republic. So far the other woman has given me three children. The first was an Interarms MarkX in 7x57 mauser with a manlicher style stock, made by CZ for Interarms in 1977. The second child is a Brno VZ24 in 8x57 mauser. A gun that someone in the past put through a sporterization that at best can be described as brutal. Bad enough of a job that the gun has been nicknamed UG (ugly gun). Soon you will see more of her, just as soon as I have gathered up the parts.
Today the other woman sent me my newest child. I have actually saved the money up to buy this gun four times. Two of those times I sold other guns to get the money. All four times some emergency has come up that caused the saved money to be spent. The last event was in november when the car broke down. I had just gotten the price quote minutes before the car broke. When the store I worked for closed in october some of us were offered an extra months severance pay if we stayed long enough to take the store apart. I took them up on it. That check came last friday. I stressed about it over night. I know giving the state of the economy, my health and my age, this may be the last NEW gun I ever buy. I've nicknamed this one "The Understudy". She is the 22LR version of my Interarms deer rifle.