“Your contact is a man, a White Russian emigre, named Ivor Mechtin. Don’t get him angry. Our last courier made that mistake and came home in the same box as his shipment.”

“And what am I giving him?”

“3500 Mauser rifles and 35,000 rounds of 8mm Mauser ammunition.”

“Are we starting a war or something?”

“Frankly, yes. If the deal goes well, we have 500 MG08/15 heavy machine guns ready to sell as well. If it doesn’t, well, you’ll be dead so it’ll hardly matter.”

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