Welcome to Gunnar's Prohibs

 January 14, 2019

To bring you up to date:

Jean is (slowly) recovering and we managed to have a good Christmas. She's driving now so that's a giant step forward!  Going forward with retirement (sort of) plans and that entails moving to a smaller house - still here in Prince George - with limited shop space.  A lot of guns, especially long guns, are now gone, although I still have some to get rid of, and some ex-prohibs to re-register.  I am keeping this website going for the foreseeable future, but plan to spend more time looking after Jean.  Look for deals, still a lot of cool stuff here!  

Later

Gunnar

This is really special!  Jean's pearl handled, mint Colt Model 1908 Pocket (purse, really) 25 Auto.  Even the colour case hardening on the grip safety is intact.  Bought new in 1956, the only wear is on the change-purse-type "holster"  and thats really minor.  Jean has finally realized she'll never shoot it again, so it's going.  $500 out the door!

My favourite revolvers are still the K frames I was used to.  Years ago, I took the 4" Model 19 I really liked and totally customized it for IDPA (think IPSC for carry guns)! 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, especially 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 double action is super slick and smooth. I contoured the trigger, as well as the cylinder release for ease of reloading, and skeletonized the hammer..  This true custom has less than 2000 rounds through it, a lot of them soft target loads.   $500 - out the door! and trades welcome  :)...This would be perfect for IDPA :)

  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!  $349, out the door!

This Smith & Wesson model 586 is the famous L-frame 357 (and 38 Special of course) and one I totally forgot I had until I recovered a few more from the police station!  Totally original and barely fired from the looks of the internals, this is truly a Classic!  Would be a shame to screw a longer barrel on it, so I'm selling as a Prohib.  $400 - out the door :) and trades welcome  :)... 

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.  In factory nickel - just gorgeous, I bought it for her new in '78, forty years ago, and it's been mostly stored ever since. It comes with original box and papers.  I can't put my hands on the original  (round butt) teensy grips right now, but the  Pachmayrs feel so much better.... $500 - out the door! 

Now this is a rare bird -and a bloody shame - 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:) $200 - out the door:)  ... and trades welcome - just want to find it a good home  :)... 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 - $100, out the door!  Sold, Rob  :)

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.  $100 out the door.

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 - $99 - trades?  Sold, Jim  :) 

  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 :)

  Armco Machine & Plating has ceased operating as a business (although I will still be here clearing out a bunch of personally owned firearms over the next few months).  And sometimes I'll be accepting a nice trade-in on something, so new stuff will show up  :) Watch for some interesting and neat guns.  

My drop-in/visiting hours are still Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00, plus Saturday 9-12 and 1-3. It has turned out to be a highlight of my week. As before if you're traveling from out of town we can make other arrangements :)