Gunnar's Prohibs

Update,  May 19, 2018


Armco Machine & Plating has ceased operating as a business (although I will still be here and wheeling and dealing:)  I will be clearing out a bunch of personally owned firearms over the next few months.  Watch for some interesting and neat guns I've been hoarding.  And the prices will be reasonable  :)  Also some reloading material and books!

 Hours of Operation - My revised drop-in/visiting hours are working well! Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00, plus Saturday 9-12 and 1-3 gives us those times to visit, and talk. It has turned out to be a highlight of our week. As before if you're traveling from out of town we can make other arrangements :)

Still a few more guns coming from the RCMP station :)

This beauty is a 3" Airweight Chief's Special S&W Model 37 in 38 Special, and Jean's very first handgun.  She can't legally own it as it's too new, and doesn't fit in under her 12(7) licence.  Bought new in '78, exactly forty years ago today, and babied ever since, it comes with original box and papers.  I can't put my hands on the original  (round butt) teensy grips right now... $690 - out the door!  

  This is a lovely 4" 586 I got for myself a long time ago and fitted a set of my favourite Pachmayr grips to before firing 200 rounds (only 12 Magnums) and then putting it away.  It was never really needed - are they ever?  I actually fell in love with the next 357 in the list - the M19 I customized.  This 586 is now for sale at $399 - and it's a beauty!   

I decided to stick to the K frames I was used to (I always liked the K and N frames the best - go figure!)  I took the 4" Model 19 I really liked and went to town! Rounded butt, smoothed and contoured target trigger, skeletonized and lightly bobbed hammer, cylinder recessed for moon clips (10 included) plus it still loads separate rounds, (or from a speedloader!)  This little revolver proved to be incredibly accurate, both before and after the mods, and really feels great with +P .38 specials.  Magnums as well but they're so loud!  Trigger pull light but not too light, and super slick and smooth, and I contoured the cylinder release for ease of reloading.  This true custom only has around 600 rounds through it, a lot of them soft target loads.  Needs to go - $690 - out the door! 

Now this is a rare bird - a K frame Smith & Wesson in 32-20! Over 100 years old with lovely chambers and bore, although the outside shows a little wear.  Those cretins in Ottawa determined that since there is a "32" in the caliber, this is one of those little Prohibs!  Shoots really well - these were very popular with westerners for everything from skunks and coyotes to ticked-off steers (Head shots!).  All original and a great addition to your collection:) $499 - out the door:)

  This little Beretta Model 34 is in 380 (9mm Corto) and feels just great in my hand!  All original, even the slide "Plum" colour, a result of the heat treating necessitated by the much more powerful 380 cartridge compared to the more common 32.  One original magazine - $399 out the door! 

  This is really flashy, and actually shoots very well!  A Basque in the full regalia including genuine fake pearl grips, in 32 Auto.  $99 out the door  :)  Fess up! You know you've always wanted one like this!! SOLD  !!

The Savage Model 1907 in .32ACP was very far ahead of its time, boasting the very first double stack magazine, as well as intricate workmanship on the receiver and slide.  A real collector's item, and now getting quite rare.  These are a riot to shoot, too and the period poster on my wall  "Ten shots fast!"  says it all. A larger version barely lost out to the 1911 in the army tests.  NRA VG condition - $329, out the door!   

  This excellent French-made MAB Model R is the rare military version with a lanyard ring and outside hammer.  In .32 (7.65 ACP) like the much more common civilian version, this was considered quite adequate by the (European) armies of the day...  In great shape with a small crack in the right grip as shown.  $149 out the door.

  This 4" barreled S&W Model 10 in 38 Special is lovely with most of the gorgeous bluing intact and the action is very slick and smooth.  Wears a nice set of Pachmayr grips that feel just right. Doesn't seem to have had a lot of use, these guns were just smooth out of the box.  Darn accurate, too!  $389, out the door!

    This lovely M23 Glock in 40 S&W could still pass for new.  Includes spare magazine and a new Blackhawk holster...This is the real thing too - a 12(6).  These are getting more rare every day as people who have them are not giving them up  :)  $899 - SOLD, Barry  :)


Iver Johnson  32 revolver in pretty average condition but with immaculate grips!  Say, did you know these fire 32acp just fine as well as 32 S&W?  Usable bore, but this is really a gun best kept for show - $149 - trades? 

   This lovely old Iver Johnson 32 revolver is Prohib because of the caliber.  Shootable bore with nice sharp rifling, good lockup and the gun works as new.  Grips perfect, factory Nickel is 90% there.  $199 - trades? 




A wonderful "shooter", this 9mm Luger S/42 is a rework by the Russians as designated by the stamp by the serial number.  Not a collector gun but numbers match.  Decent trigger, very shootable bore, Mec-Gar magazine - way better than the originals - grips worn, and chipped by the safety.  $629 - trades? 

  Sold, awaiting re-registration :)


H&R Selfloader - needs a good soaking - it's seized solid  -  offers?    Sold  :) 



Finally good news!  The Crown has officially announced a Stay of Proceedings!  While they were not willing to listen two years ago, I guess now they were, and have dropped all charges.  Our guns and other property are to be returned (still ongoing), and a lot of guns that were on hold can now be transferred :