Tam, coming off her great analysis of the ammunition shortage, follows up with a taxonomy of gun nuts. I’m mostly a “Gamer” and a little bit of “Trainer” and “Collector”. Probably a bit more collector than trainer.
I have guns I don’t have ammunition for, so those are pretty much pure collector pieces. But that’s pretty much just my taste, I have no discipline in my collecting. For instance, I have a Russian capture Mauser from 1938, with the German markings ground off, from the J.P. Sauer and Sohn factory in Suhl. Money wise, it will never fetch a fair prize, but it shoots well enough. I like having it. It’s a piece of history. Its owner was likely captured or killed by the Russians. Either way, it’s not likely that its owner ever set eyes on the Fatherland again.
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