It’s not often a photo makes me go “WTF?” (unless it’s of the latest incarnation of a Kardashian’s ever-expanding ass), but this one made me choke on my breakfast gin:
Let’s list the atrocities:
- plastic stock
- red-dot sight
…on a lever rifle?
Great Vulcan’s bleeding hemorrhoids. As any fule kno, a proper lever rifle should look like this:
and be fired by men who look like this:
…which is as God, Oliver Winchester and John Moses Browning intended.
THAT SAID: the article which accompanies that first (appalling) photograph is extremely interesting. Hie thee thence and read it.
They’ll be putting scopes on lever rifles next. Oh wait, don’t tell me… aaaaargh:
I think I’ll have another gin, just to steady my nerves. What the hell, it’s almost sunrise.