Gunnar's Restricted Handguns
May 18, 2019
To bring you up to date:
New house almost complete now (with the move to start end of May) - still here in Prince George - with more 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 and sell (with longer barrels). S&W's, Lugers.. I am keeping this website going for the foreseeable future, gotta have something to do! Look for deals, still a lot of cool stuff here!
This is a beautiful one-of-a kind customized Para-Ordnance 45 built by me at Armco (and I won't be building any more!) Especially crafted for a fellow IPSC shooter, now passed away, it incorporates everything we could think of: Coned barrel, FO sights, match STI hammer & sear, contoured and hand checkered frame, beavertail and (large) S&A magwell, lovely exotic wood grips with stainless screws, a complete IPSC outfit including 5 10 rd mags, RH Bladetech holster, 4 CR Speed mag holders, and a CR Speed inner/outer belt size 34-38". Total cost to build it was well over $3500 20 years ago, now a safe-queen since Steve's death...$1900 out the door! This gun is incredibly accurate and easy to shoot well, and has barely been broken in! You could win an IPSC match with this today - or amaze your friends at the range!
What a find! A lovely Colt New Service in 455 Eley and marked with the RNWMP stamp and Rack 895 on he backstrap. The Royal Northwest Mounted Police was the forerunner of the RCMP and I'm convinced this revolver was far superior to the ones that later replaced it, after a service life from 1904 to 1954. This fine example even has the original holster in great condition. Over 80% bluing remains - I'd rate this one at NRA Excellent+ - and the the grips are 100% complete and unmarred. Bore is lovely, no pitting, wear, or rust. I'll never see a nicer one outside of a museum! $2300 out the door!
Here is a lovely 38Super single stack race gun (Open Class) originally built by Joe Dlask and modified by me at Armco. Specs are: Colt frame, Caspian slide, scalloped and lightened, Briley Match barrel/bushing, Dlask blended mag well, Dlask trigger and hammer, extended mag. catch, 20LPI hand checkered frame and backstrap, Cmore STS sight (small crack in lens not noticeable when shooting), Dlask exotic wood grips with steel inner guards and custom grip screw escutcheons. Thumb guard as well as thumb rest, Wilson SS ambi safety, Armco stainless comp. Six stainless 10 rd magazines with storage pouch, 36-40 belt and holster and mag pouches, spare fitted extractor/keeper, and 2000 pcs good brass, half of it primed. $1400 out the door :)
This is a state-of-the-art 38 Super Colt IPSC race gun. Single stack, ideal for shooters with smaller hands. With the right shooter this can still take you to the top in the Open Division. Also would make a fabulous casual shooter! Set up for a right-hander, belt is 34-38. The setup comes with 6 - 10 rd Shooting Star mags with base pads (and the holders), an Armco modular holster (the fastest - I stopped making them when the cost to build them far exceeded what I could sell them for). Mounted is the popular and easy to use OKO red dot sight, a handy thumb rest...The pistol is checkered, hard chromed, wears a hi-rise beavertail, alloy trigger, extended mag. catch, S&A mag well - everything absolutely top rate - and it has a gorgeous trigger pull. The barrel shows a LOT of accurate life left in it. Approx. 1000 pcs 38S good brass, Carbide die set - OK, now $1600 :) - And let's talk trades...
This S&W Model 59 is the forerunner of all the "Hicap" 9mm's we see today, and today's RCMP pistol is based on it. Besides being a piece of history, this is a very nice pistol to shoot! Soon being re-registered to Restricted, it comes with two 14/10 magazines. Once registered as restricted - $800 - no tax..
Another one I've had for a long time, and never got around to firing, although I did fit the other grips :) A Model 15-3 38 Special with the 8 3/8" barrel, target sights, trigger, and Pachmayr grips. I do have the original target grips as well - shown. $790 - out the door :) On hold, Sylvain :)
S&W Model 39-2. This wonderful 9mm pistol is registered as prohibited but thanks to a very slightly longer barrel is being re-registered as a restricted. These shoot very well and feel great in the hand. $890 all in once the re-registration is finalized :)
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 :)