I can’t believe this has happened to me.
On my various meanderings through this thing we call Teh Intarwebz, I came across yet another post by Hitchcock45. I’ve watched dozens of his EeewChoob shows — he’s my kinda guy altogether, no surprise, and I lust after his range setup — but I’d never seen him play with a Mauser K98k.
FFS. I thought I’d purged myself of Mauser-lust, but just watching the old bugger shoot the thing reawakened my urge to shoot a K98 again.
And I don’t have any 8x57mm ammo either, so that’s yet another thing that’s going to depress my bank balance somewhat. (Fortunately, I don’t intend to shoot it a great deal, so a five-box reserve will do me fine.)
I thought I’d outgrown this thing, but damn it all…
So if anyone has one of these K98 beauties in decent condition (I’m a shooter, not a collector, so I don’t have a fetish matching numbers or anything) and it hasn’t been to Bubba’s Amateur Gunsmithing, Inc., and it’s taking up space in your safe and you want to get rid of it: talk to me first.
I am SO WEAK.
Afterthought: here’s a pic that’s going to make you sob, like it did me: