I don't know what my southern neighbours know about the looney gun laws up here in the great white north, and I won't bore you with the litany of hoops we have to jump through to get a firearms license. Cutting to the chase, I've been looking for a pistol that I could take with me as a back-up sidearm into the bush when I'm bow hunting. Black bear and wolves not being uncommon where we hunt, I wanted something a handy for "what if" scenarios. The only thing I can legally carry is a firearm deemed to be antique by the RCMP. Given the degree of civil unrest endorsed and committed by the left, I wanted something for my wife to have handy when I'm away, and something more my speed for home and hunting. I'm discovering that I'm not alone in my thinking, and as a consequence, good shootable antique pistols are constantly rising in price and harder and harder to find. As an example, I passed on a high condition .455 Webley as too pricey on my pension budget at $3,600. Now, that same pistol sells for $4,200. and more. When this one came on the market, I bit the bullet and bought it. I'm in the process of ordering some Fiocchi ammo for it and getting it to the range. If any kind soul knows where, or if, I could get a set of grips in better condition, I'd appreciate a shout-out. The 4-1/2" barrel is a factory made option I'm told, not a cut-down 8" barrel. So, comments and observations are more than welcome. I'll be asking for reloading advice in the reloading forum in another thread.
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