I have a very special friend named Jan who lives in Minnesota. She saw a joke post I put up about the Hello Kitty AR-15. She kinda like it. I decided to take on the project of building something for her that would be similar but not involve such a huge investment. This is MtNKitty. It’s a 1943 Mosin Nagant M44 carbine. These were used by the Soviets during both World Wars and after. I found one that lacked a bayonet, which removed a lot of it’s “value.” It did, however, make it legal for use for hunting in Minnesota, and also, affordable. We ordered an ATI Gunstocks Monte Carlo stock for it, put the factory wood stock away, and then, with the help of Jason Mcdaniel, it went to paint. It is White and Rose Duracoted, and the whole thing was cleared with several coats of automotive clear coat. I sourced some automotive exterior quality Hello Kitty licensed decals and applied them, along with a few other creative touches. This is the result. Thanks to EVERYONE who helped with this, including Andrew Laurence at Home on the Range LLC who helped me ship it to Jan’s FFL-licensed dealer in MN. If you’d like help with a similar project, give a yell, I’m happy to provide whatever I can. By the way, Jan just re-enlisted for an additional 3 years in the Minnesota National Guard. 🙂
I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. To my friends out East who got all the snow… Dig!
This weekend was interesting… My wife and I participated in our first ever Road Rally… What did we learn? Well, it was fun… I still can’t handle the long stints in the car, so I’m sore today, but it was worth it to get to meet some people in the local car scene. If you don’t know, my wife runs Sportscar Salvage, and most (all) of our business comes from outside the state. She’d love to integrate with more local folks and so we’re going to head to more local events.
I’m working on coordinating a project custom rifle for a friend. I’ve managed to find sources for all the parts and the work, so expect pictures of the finished product in a few weeks. The foundation is a Mosin Nagant M44 carbine. The code name for the build is “MtNkitty.”
I am also working on coordinating another review video, this one will entail a 4 gun comparison of popular pistol caliber carbines. Thanks to Home On The Range for their assistance with this. The review will involve a High Point 995, Beretta Storm, H&K USC and a Colt AR15, all in 9mm.
That’s it for today, I know it’s Monday, but find the sunshine!