For better or worse. First, congratulations to my 14 new shooters! Just as important are my 5 students for Concealed Carry Class on Father's Day. I called my Father after class and let him know his card was on my kitchen counter (I was OBE, OK?) !
For some reason people handed me Firearms all weekend long (I don't mind, really).
First up an AG Galeski .25 caliber pocket pistol. This one still had the service tag on it from my friends Grandfather's gunsmith service. The tag was dated 1988. The terse prose says: "Safety and function, $10, Clip, $18". The customer never came back it seems. So now, it gets the usual treatment, a bath and oil.
Then here comes the Smith and Wesson Model 64-3. A range rental that is not feeling well. It needs pretty much the same treatment.
So just when I thought it was going to be pedestrian work on admittedly pedestrian stuff, a former CCH student presents me with this:
This is a Arisaka Type 38, Nagoya Arsenal (1923-1945), Series 26. Serial # 8XXX, ca.1933-ca.1940 for 0-99,999 #'s if my Google-Fu works.
Uh, wow. They want me to inspect and clean to determine if it is safe to fire. I'm in over my head a bit. Hey Murph, I know you are busy with the plane and all but can you help me out with the Arisaka?