Little update: The most brutal thunderstorm has hit the area and it's raining beyond sanity, so no priming today.
Also, in regards to the Senior Officer's sword... it's as straight as it's going to get. Nothing (and I mean nothing) I've been able to attempt has done anything other than threaten to break the thing off.
so, hopefully, everyone will forgive the slightly curvy leading edge of his blade.
if not... oh, well. I'm sure I'll live.
'At two minutes to eleven, opposite the South African Brigade, at the eastern-most point reached by the British armies, a German machine-gunner, after firing off a belt without pause, was seen to stand up beside his weapon, take off his helmet, bow, and then slowly walk to the rear.' -John Buchan
I can't help but think that every time something is proven, a little bit of the magic of the world dies.