Thanx for the info
actually ive been around for awhile reading different posts.
to own handguns in australia you must join a pistol club and do 12 weeks of firearm saftey training (one a week for 2 hours)
after that we are free to purchase pistol and use them (at the range).
for rifles we only have to do one day training.
it is illegal to use Handguns for hunting in australia (exept Northern territory), rifles and shot guns are fine, but not full or semi auto rifles.
the worst part, is to purchase a gun of any sort (include air guns) we have to wait a minimum 28 days, note MINIMUM can be as long as 90 days.
anyway i have recently purchased a Margolin .22 semi auto target pistol that has "made in USSR" and other russian writing on it. i got the original wooden box for it aswell
they are fairly common here, mine is about 90%-95% condition and i got it for a good price of $270 AUS about $135 US, most of them is about that price alittle more though, im mates with the gun dealer and he gave us a good price.
it is very reliable and well made and is very easy to field strip and clean.
i didnt like the looks of it at first but it grew on me, now i like it nearly as much as my browning buckmark target that i paid $820 AUS (about $410US) for brand new
if anyone knew of a website that had info on it i would appreciate it thanks