Friday, December 6, 2019

Mine Eyes Have Seen The Coming Of The Bolt Parts Of A Mauser...

...they were flying out of the receiver as if shot out of a Howitzer,
they were aimed right at the hole where my left eyeball is stored,
they were coming hard and fast as if a mighty stabbing sword;
next time I'll wear safety glasses is the truth that will march on.
Glory, glory hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah,
I'm thankful I at least had my reading glasses on.

Yep, had I not been wearing my reading glasses I may have been blinded or may even have lost my left eye what with the amount of force that the parts shot out of the rear of a Mauser Chileno Modelo 1895 bolt that I was disassembling last night. I don't think it would have happened if the bolt had been assembled properly by whoever messed with it before I bought the rifle. They evidently did not screw it all the way closed; thus, the safety which is supposed to be in a certain position while disassembling the bolt could not be moved into that position and I think led to the parts flying out and into my left eyeglass lens with a darned lot of force. It did not break my eyeglass lens but knocked my glasses off of my face and I am pretty sure would have put a really bad hurting on my eyeball had I not been wearing the glasses. Next time, I will try to remember to wear safety goggles or glasses over my readers. better to be safe than sorry and not turn into the Cyclops.

All the best,
Glenn B