Very good, it was 73 years old at the time this picture was taken. In this stage I beat the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry Minimi Team. Now thats shooting. I guess the resident loser is jealous, after all he was in jail when that picture of me was taken.
They did service in WWII also. I would love to shoot one. Garand, you Dog, you! I really like the old British guns. Webley .380, MKIII and Number 4 SMLE. I even had a .450/.577 Martini Henry which I foolishly sold for a price so high I was embarrassed to accept it. Well, not THAT embarrassed.
That picture was taken in 1989 when I was posted in British Columbia, once a year at the Provincial Service Rifle Championships I got to shoot it for "honours" during the LMG match. Take my word for it when you have done a 500 yd to 100 yd rundown in a 2 man team, one carrying the gun, the other carrying 5x 47 rd drums, you know you have done a days work. The last year I shot it, I shot against a team from my old regiment who had just gotten issued the new 5.56mm LMG and I beat them. The best part about it, their team Warrant Officer and I had gone through basic in '73. Was he pissed!