Anonymous asked: Got an opinion on the Mosin-Nagant? How does it compare to its competition of the day, Mausers and Enfields?
I will be blunt and people will crucify me for it; it sucked. The Mosin Nagant was a good design for the early 1890’s. By World War II it was terribly outdated. In fact shortly before World War II the Soviets tried to replace the design. Of course they were too late and couldn’t do it before the Germans invaded.
I will compare it to the 98K Mauser, which is what I know. The bolt is overcomplicated, when I strip Mosin bolts I feel like I need three hands to reassemble it. By contrast I can stip and reassemble Mauser bolt one handed in about 30 seconds. The action of the Mauser was much tougher and more reliable, it had much better accuracy, and it had much better range. That damn stubbly little bolt is an annoyance, and because of it the Russians had to make special sniper models with a turned down bolt because they could not mount a scope otherwise. Most German 98K Mauser had a turned bolt that was very comfortable to operate. Not to mention the 8X57 cartridge had a lot more stopping power compared to the 7.62x51. The 7.62 was also a rimmed cartridge, which can be picky and demand precise placement (staking) in the magazine or stripper clip, lest you end up with a jam. If it jams you usually have to release the magazine from the bottom, a which point cartridges spill everywhere, then its hard to get the magazine closed. The 98K Mauser has a simple double stack internal magazine that you insert the cartridges into, no worries. Finally the ergonomics of the thing. It long and heavy, uncomfortable to hold, especially if you are a large dude like me. The 98k is short, light, compact, and forms nicely with the shoulder. All around Mausers just seem to be better made and of better overall quality.
That being said I love my Mosin and I love to shoot it as much as a Mauser. However going into combat I would chose the Mauser. Over both I would choose a Lee Enfield because of its fast action and ten round magazine.
My Mosin top pic, my dad’s all original German 98K, bottom pic
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The Ancient Vending Machine —- Heron of Alexandria,
Heron of Alexandria (also called “Hero”) was a mathematician, engineer, and scientist who lived in Roman Egypt in the 1st century AD. A brilliant man, he was an inventor first and foremost, and invented many things that we take for granted today. Some of his most notable inventions was the automatically opening door, a water pump, the wind organ, and an early form of the steam engine.
One of my favorite of Heron’s inventions was the ancient world’s version of the vending machine. Heron’s vending machine was common in temples at the time and used to dispense holy water to worshipers. A person inserted a coin in the tab, placed a cup under the tap, and the machine would dispense a measured and uniform amount of water into the cup. To the temple goers it was a miracle straight from the gods, to Heron it was a simple work of engineering.
When When the coin was deposited, it fell upon a pan attached to a lever. The lever opened up a valve which let some water flow out. The pan continued to tilt with the weight of the coin until it fell off, at which point a counter-weight would snap the lever back up and turn off the valve. Unfortunately Heron’s vending machine was never used for commercial purposes. The first commercial vending machines didn’t appear until the late 19th century.
You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).
Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.
Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.
Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?
People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.
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