Update November 22, 2017
Rare and special doesn't even start do describe this 1895 Model 1894 in 30 WCF (30-30). The serial number places it among the very first Smokeless 94's made, when they finally got the Nickel Steel and the heat treatment figured out for the barrels. 26" full octagon profile barrel, definitely rifling still there, but sure not shiny, factory tang sight (worth $300 by itself), curved buttplate, wonderful wood. Restored by my friend Jim Ford and like me, he's realizing he's running out of time to play with them all...It is abolutely gorgeous! Now $1795 - same price as a new Japanese-made carbine, and many times the gun ..
These are becoming impossible to find - a lovely Savage Model 99-C Series A in 308. Impressive bore and internals, with a new Boyd's rear stock (Pretty, as is the front), metal showing a little use, but certainly not enough to warrant rebluing. Still some case-hardening visible on lever.... One detachable magazine, Weaver bases as well as the factory adjustable open sights. $699 ...
This is a rifle just finally getting the recognition it has deserved for so long. The Remington Model 788 (this one is a 24" barreled 223 with a gorgeous trigger and lovely innards, including a perfect bore) has long been known by knowledgable shooters a a hidden gem. Superbly accurate - and this one certainly is - this one is in great condition, with a crisp 42 oz trigger pull and a Bushnell 4.5-16 scope. Wolves and coyates beware! Spare magazine included. $671 - trades?
This beautiful rifle is a Savage Model 114 in 338 Winchester Magnum, and really stands out with its stainless fluted 24" barrel, gorgeous wood (NOT plastic), sharply cut checkering and a lovely ebony fore-end cap. Add the 3-9x40 Weaver scope on a very nice one piece rail, detachable magazine, Accu-Trigger, and realize it's barely broken in with less than 3 boxes of ammo - better than new! $890 out the door :) I personally really like this rifle, and it wouldn't take much for me to keep it!
This one is perfect for vintage rifle matches, with a great bore. It's a 1913 BSA-built SMLE with all original wood, etc. Does show its age externally, but that just makes it better :) The stock disk was removed so the Huns couldn't tell how many had been made. It proved to be an excellent shooter, and sometime in its past it acquired a more usable front sight blade (easily replaceable with the stock sight) $690 - trades?
Now this one I like! A North Eastern Arms AR 15 chambered in 5.56/223, in Desert Tan colour, almost unfired, and with Magpul furniture added, a very nice tactical sling and bolt release, an LAR 10 round magazine. The Vortex scope/red dot combo now gone...$700 out the door, no trades! This is one of the later units, not the early rifles with some issues..... AND it has test fired perfectly :) Family emergency forces this sale...
This Kriss Vector in 45ACP sports a Bushnell Red Dot sight and a very nice High intensity light/forward handle. Three Glock 10 rd mags (also have more). These are so cool! Fascinating mechanically, and fast/soft shooting. Non-restricted, too! $1899 - Will maybe consider a trade-in :)
This immaculate Ruger Model 77 Hawkeye is the scarce (None in Canada that I can find) wood-stocked 223. With the scope and rings now gone, this beautiful rifle with mounts is not $1200 any more, but $800 out the door!
This is the Ruger 10/22 VLEH Target Tactical Semi-Auto Rifle -
• Hammer forged heavy barrel with target crown
• Target trigger offers a crisp 3-1/2 to 4-1/4 lb. pull
• Renowned and reliable rotary magazines
• Black Hogue Overmoulded stock
• Precision-adjustable bipod
Not unfired but darn near! $599 - trades?
This Mossberg Model 590 Tactical 12 Gauge (2 3/4" and 3") is almost new although stored for a few years. ATI adjustable stock plus the factory speed-feed one - a $150 value - $690 - trades?
The famous Benelli Supernova Tactical pump 12 gauge is the ultimate Bear gun! Half a box of trap loads through it to make sure it works - this is $1069 plus tax and shipping in the store - that's well over $1200 from most gun shops - Save $250 by coming to visit me :) Now $949 - trades? Maybe...
A rare and collectible Mauser Model 71 Carbine in 43 Mauser caliber. Dated 1876, serial number 9241C (all matching - these craftsmen even numbered all the large screws!). Unit Designation is 8.H.90 which is the 8th Hussar Regiment of Imperial Germany, a mounted Cavalry Unit (this likely accounts for a few of the stock scratches - these were carried off a saddle attachment :) There are a LOT of stock cartouches. The rifle was manufactured by Gestern Waffenfabrik, the bore has strong rifling and is excellent for the age. The forend cap is a very well-made reproduction and really does look original - especially as this is not a numbered part. $980 - a trade might be possible...
My restoration guy, Jim Ford, is a lever-action aficionado, but is now parting with this 1909 Winchester Model 1894 30 WCF (30-30) long barreled rifle. Like all the guns Jim kept, it's immaculate inside, too, and its 26" barrel lets it reach out - and it balances sooo nice :) You'd carry this one by the forestock, as intended - not the receiver...You'll pay $1500 to $1700 for a new Japanese-made Model 94 carbine with that "lovely cross-bolt safety" as a bonus! You will never find one like this, especially with the lovely bore.... Let's find this one a new home - Now $1400 ...
stainless and synthetic Savage Model 12 in 308, the heavy long barreled varmint/sniper model almost unfired, and pristine. I used a lefthand version of this rifle for 1000 yard competition and loved it! Wore a 4200 Elite scope in 2.5 - 16 power that felt as good as my Swarovski - $1600 for the set - rifle only- $1100 - no trades...On hold - see below. Scope now gone :)
A classic Winchester M24. This one just misses being a collectible! Someone reblued it, killing a lot of collector value :( However, what that leaves is a classic great-shooting SXS Winchester in 12 gauge (2 3/4"). What a grouse, pheasant or
rabbit gun! Tight, great bores, - $329 - trades?
On hold - see below.
This virtually brand-new Savage 9317 (Firing the dazzling 17 "Hummer") has a 3-9 scope and great quality pivoting bipod added - some ammo is available for local buyers, too - over $500 with tax - now $419 out the door :) Sold, Melvin :)
Very few boxes of trap loads have been through this immaculate Browning Silver Hunter 12 gauge shotgun. In stock form this one is over $1500 by the time (at least in BC) you get it out to the pickup. Added is the Fiber Optic Front sight (Green, my favourite) as well as the gorgeous upgraded stock (that lets you reduce the LOP by almost an inch for that youngster or slighter person). $1190 out the door...Sold - Kris :)
A lovely Tavor 223 Model 21. This is the famous Israeli Model TAR-21 223 bullpup rifle that uses AR15 mags and sets the bar for all bullpup rifles. One Pmag, nice soft case with mag pouches, IWI cleaning kit - very few rounds. Non-restricted of course, $2100 new, this one is 1580.00 - trades welcome... Sold - Scott :)
A real tack-driver! This 24" barreled Remington 700 BDL in 22-250 is like a laser beam out to over 400 meters on coyotes and wolves and has a fantastic, light and crisp trigger.. Pretty darn nice bore, Leupold mounts and 1" rings, a Limb-Saver recoil pad and and the heavy barrel make this rifle almost recoilless! Really a joy to shoot - and did I mention it's incredibly accurate? Now $599 - trades? Now sold :)
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A while ago (in April 2016) our alarm system was activated while we were away - called urgently for medical reasons.
A door just adjusted by the door people was not latched properly and blown open by heavy winds. Everything showed it to be securely locked. While we were in X-Ray, we had shut off our cell phones as instructed. The alarm company couldn't reach us and called the cops. They couldn't resist, and in the process, a number of guns were seized, and some still remain in their custody. These consist of long guns, and some restricted and prohibited as well. There are still a few privately owned guns included, and I urge the owners to claim them from the RCMP.
We are dealing with the legal aspects through our solicitors and will be going to court in January-February 2018 (now re-scheduled for 5 days from April 16, 2018) Both Jean and I were charged with the usual - unsafe storage - which we trust will be succesfully dealt with in court