Friday, March 25, 2011
OK, all you future resistance gun smugglers take note: Trying to ship everything at once usually leads to catastrophic failure.
WWII machine gun found in Lithuanian mail.
Guys and gals, the weight of an unloaded MG-42 is 11.57 kg or 25.51 lb. The package weighed 20 kilograms or 44 pounds. Let's allow for a couple of pounds or so for the cardboard box stout enough to hold it and packing to keep it quiet. (Clanking when handled is what we old smugglers call a "clue".)
The difference in weight after that is ammo. The greedy part was expecting that an under-worked postal employee wouldn't notice when he had to tote something with all that weight in it and wouldn't get curious about it.
C'mon on. You if can't break the weapon and ammo down into several shipments that won't strain the back or the curiosity of a postal service employee you don't deserve to get it through to the other end.
Stupid is as stupid does.