A World War II pilot is reminiscing before school children about his days in the air force.
“In 1942,” he says, “the situation was really tough. The Germans had a very strong air force. I remember, ” he continues, “one day I was protecting the bombers and suddenly, out of the clouds, these Fokkers appeared!”
At this point, several of the children giggle.
“I looked up, and right above me was one of them. I aimed at him and shot him down. They were swarming! I immediately realized that there was another Fokker behind me!”
At this instant the girls in the auditorium start to giggle and boys start to laugh. The teacher stands up and says, “I think I should point out that ‘Fokker’ was the name of the German-Dutch aircraft company–”
“That’s true,” says the pilot, “but these fokkers were flying Messerschmidts!”
What better way to spend a Saturday evening than in your friend’s basement cleaning and restoring weapons?
Eva is an heirloom weapon, a trophy of war that my grandfather pulled off a dead Nazi somewhere in France. She hadn’t been fired since 1944 and 60+ years in storage had taken its toll on her.
In addition to the years of dust and chemical deterioration, Eva’s bolt assembly had fallen apart. Adam did a little research and managed to find a compatible replacement.
After some minor restorative work on Eva, I needed to do a little work on my Tokarev. I purchased her at a gun show a couple weeks ago and needed to perform a little maintenance after taking her to the range.