Update January 13, 2018
Well, I'm finally sorta mobile again (able to get to the the computer, at least) after an infection that had me totally out of it since Christmas. Ambulance to Emergency, the works - for a long time I felt like I was circling the drain :) On the mend now, but still very weak, and although I have a lot to do, I do have to realize I have limitations, and getting stronger is my first priority. Obviously, the usual saturday and wednesday open times are suspended until further notice.
It has been tough on Jean, especially, and although very frustrating for me, it has been doubly so for her. Better times are ahead!
Just in - a really lovely Sako AV in 300 Winchester Magnum. open sights plus 3-9 scope, very few rounds...now sold ...
This beautiful rifle is a Savage Model 114 in 338 Winchester Magnum, and really stands out with its stainless fluted 24" barrel, gorgeous wood 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. Comes with a crisp, light Accu-Trigger, and 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 Browning BLR in 30-06 shows a few small scars from hunting but really didn't need many shots to down a nice moose :) Total rounds fired said to be 8, and the internals seem to bear that out! This is the nice lightweight pistol-grip model, and set up for Weaver type rings.. Currently $1250 plus tax in the store - let's say $1400 in BC. This one's $980 out the door with 2 magazines!
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...
This is the flattop version of the popular Norinco 5.56/.223 bullpup T97 NSR rifle. The Picatinny rail is ready for your scope or red dot optic. Non restricted, too! Two magazines, some ammo for local buyers, Less than 2000 rounds fired - $890 all in, out the door!
This trap/skeet combo Remington Model 1100 is absolutely fabulous! The wood is among the best I've ever seen with gorgeous swirl patterns and the bluing is near perfect. Both barrels are 26" - the Skeet barrel is Cylinder Bore and the trap is Full Choke. Hmmm - grouse and rabbit :) Over 25 years old but still a gorgeous, competitive shotgun. 12 Gauge, 2 3/4" chamber - $980 - trades? Sold, Jim :)
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!
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 trades?...
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?
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 is the Ruger 10/22 VLEH Target Tactical Semi-Auto Rifle - 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?
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.
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 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... On hold, Jim :)
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