Thursday, August 04, 2005
This honey is in MINT condition, 98% of the original bluing, matching serial numbers, original holster, and both magazines.
This is what I know, or have researched and found out, about the gun:
This is a World War II Nazi Officer P-38. It was taken from a captured German Officer in Italy, and brought back to the United States by Army Air Corp Capt. XXXXXXX as a war trophy.
PISTOL MARKINGS: The pistol's numerous markings including the Eagle and Swastika of the Third Reich. There is an inspectors mark "135" on the slide and frame. "135" was the German WW-II Heerswaffenamt inspector's mark on arms produced at Mauser-Werke AG, Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany. The frame is also stamped BYF 43. "BYF" was the WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Mauser-Werke, Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany. "43" would indicate 1943 as the year of manufacture.
HOLSTER MARKINGS: The holster's numerous markings including the Eagle and Swastika of the Third Reich. It is also stamped "CWW" which was the WW-II German ordnance code assigned to Karl Weiss, Lederwarenfabrik, Braunschweig, Germany. There is also is stamp of "WaA 392". These "WaA" stamps reflect the Inspectors name, location, and factory of an inspector, although for this stamp the exact inspectors name is unknown. The Holster is stamped "1943" on the back. The pistol and holster were manufactured the same year and are most likely the original matched set as shipped by the factory.
I have done hours of research to learn this stuff. When you hold the pistol, it just oozes history.
1 day, 14 hours til class.. Peaches arrives tomorrow evening.
It occurred to me that the time has gone really fast. I guess that is a good thing. I watch her, and it still just amazes me.. She picked me! She married me!
Happy Anniversary Baby! I love you!
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
So, this story is of special interest to me:
TORONTO - A jetliner carrying 309 people skidded off a runway while landing in a thunderstorm Tuesday, sliding into a ravine and breaking into pieces, but remarkably everyone aboard survived by jumping to safety in the moments before the plane burst into flames...Wow.. Everybody survived. That's so great! Ya just don't hear good news like this very often. But there will be the blame game. They almost ALWAYS say it's Pilot error. Rather than Pilot error, I would say the Pilot and Flight Crew did EVERYTHING right this time.
...The plane, carrying 297 passengers and 12 crew, overshot the runway by 200 yards at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, said Steve Shaw, a vice president of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority.
The aircraft skidded down a slope into a wooded area next to one of Canada's busiest highways, and some survivors said that passengers scrambled up to the road to catch rides with passing cars.
4 Days, 5 hours and counting..
Monday, August 01, 2005
So, my posting her here is purely decorative..
Hope your Monday is going well!
Five days and counting!!
Sunday, July 31, 2005
I don't know the official results yet, but the stupid test only took me 10 minutes. It was OK I guess, I knew all but 2 of the answers, so I hope I passed.
I got some really strange looks when I handed in my test after 10 minutes though..
Work tomorrow.. Real job.. Break things and play with dirt.. Goooood..
I do like my job.. They pay me $17 an hour to play with dirt! It's like my other dream job, you know, the one from when you were a kid, wishing you could get paid to play in the sandbox all day.. THAT'S MY JOB!!
5 days, 12 hours and counting until class..