Posted on 241202.09 @ 14:04 by MACO Captain Jack Wimbledon
Wimbledon sat in in his chair, weilding an old Earth 20th century gun. It was an M1 Garand that he usually kept within a display case. He was busy polishing it up to make it more spiffy. Holding the gun had made a sense of wonderment fall over the Betazoid, wondering who this particular rifle shot. This one of course was a genuine M1 used during World War II. Most now and days would have been replicas for those that owned them, but this one was as real as a star. He had acquired it from a trader, in which upon further analysis, he had determined that the rifle was not replicated. In fact, he had traced it to its origin which was a museum on Earth that had closed down years ago.
He knew that this 500 year old gun had been refurbished, however, as it would be near impossible to keep the original parts as they decay. The only part that was not refurbished and/or replaced was the wood that made up the gun casing that held its working internal mechanisms. The wood was cracked in some areas, but otherwise having been kept polished and replication technology was used to repair parts of the wood that showed signs of further decay. All this made the gun virtually worthless in terms of money, but its value in history was more than one could bare.
It was a harsh reminder of Earth's past that symbolized the chaos to ensue in war if the Federation's judgement from right and wrong deminished, especially if it fell in ashes. Wimbledon was positive that if the Federation fell, many worlds that solved their conflicts and turned away from war and disease would turn back to the past, fighting each other in terms of who's right and who's wrong.
This was one particular reason why Wimbledon had joined Starfleet, and went into the Special Forces. Not that when it fell, he would stop. He continued, going from Special Forces, Security for a bit, and now MACO. He placed the piece back in its proper place on display once he had finished. He looks back to look at any other relics he had come across.
MACO Captain Jack Wimbledon
MACO Security Company Lieutenant
CSS Enterprise N.C.C. 1701-G