October 9th, 2004

lobo sam

Timex, eat your heart out

Turns out a Kahles rifle scope can really take a licking and keep on ticking. Collapse )

Interesting side note: the Unertl company, which also makes scopes, was founded by John Unertl Sr., who immigrated to America after serving as a German sniper in the First World War. I don't know what background questions they ask on application for citizenship these days, but the story is that back then one of the background questions was "Have you ever killed anyone?"

Unertl's answer was: "Two hundred forty-seven Bulgarians."

He passed.