The last couple of weeks have been tough. Somehow caught a nasty bug which aggravated my COPD and left me flat . Now feeling better and went to my local pawn shop where I had a few things on lay away. #1 is an Modello 1891 Argentine cavalry carbine made by Ludwig Lowe, Berlin. that makes two firsts for me: first South American Mauser and first antique. While there I was noticing an Arisaka Type 99 Short Rifle. It has the monopod, AA sights, original sling and came with a bayonet and scabbard. So while I'm feeling better I've now increased the calibers of my collection by two.