An den Hochwohlgeborenen Herrn Fuchs !
A Sodia scion is still in business , operating from an
outlet/take-over-facility in Vienna.
A friend of mine has handed him over a gun recently
I met this Mr. Sodia when he was operations manager
of Springers flagship store in downtown Vienna.
He is now on his own.
Prices for Ferlach Bockflinten are down next to
Nick Holt had in his last auction an Anton
Sodia SLE O/U for 1,5 KGBP
I see from the thread dates that you are or
I have observed 3 patterns of behaveour with the
male of the Primaten-species "H.o.m.o sapiens" arriving
at this watershed 80.
A. Ceasing with all the beloved/known activities,
fall into deep depression,
becoming bigoted and be ready to pass away.
B. Continue to live as always
as nothing dramatically could happen.
C. "Terminale Euphorie" , a terminus coined by a
friend of mine , a retired gynaecologist,
Defining a pattern to squeeze everything
not realized before 80 into the remaining time
( for instance the greatest stag in Hungary, the
greatest Marlin, ...etc)
I believe it has been the cynic Voltaire, who when
asked when playing cards, what he would do
when he knew he would die in one hour..
His dry answer was "continue to play cards"
In case you are in quaratine caused by this
Morbus Wuhanitis, there is gunporno alias
If you consider to play in another league
than Ferlach Bockflinte you have ample choices
For instance a newish Lebeau O/U SLE a-la-Boss with
(The Russian czar has been shooting with a Lebeau
Anson pair, his brother had a pair of Boss,
on the market at Sothebys in the 1990's)
Or a Fabbri O/U or a Bertuzzi...
Wear a mask, dont leave the house, allow yourself more than
one of the great Califonian cabernets or chardonays, emulate
Voltaire/option B and stay healthy
Last edited by felix; 04/19/20 07:51 AM.