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A pleasant surprise from my Dad
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Zedbra
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I was going through a box of jackets that my father had put aside specifically for me before he passed and last weekend I finally got around to opening this box while doing some spring cleaning.  To my surprise it contained more than just jackets; inside I also found a Traditions Trapper .50cal black powder percussion pistol.  I spent a good hour on the phone with RCMP yesterday afternoon, going through the steps to get this gun legally registered.  The nice woman verified the gun over the phone and walked me through going online and requesting a registration, so now it is hurry up and wait. 

I guess I now have some reading to do to figure out how to enjoy shooting and maintaining this gun, plus where to find supplies (this is the fun part anyways).  

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Nice!!

 

In PA, there is no need to transfer a gun from father to son or in the immediate family.  

Anything worth doing is worth doing well.

My father

If a man designed it, and a man built it, then a man can fix it.

My grandfather

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SCORPIO said
Nice!!

 

In PA, there is no need to transfer a gun from father to son or in the immediate family.  

Up here, every ‘restricted’ gun must be registered.  The restricted class has many variants, but is largely handguns and short barrel semi-autos.  I have a feeling my father had this one under the radar, so to speak, and this is the reason it will take some time to be reviewed and registered.  There are a lot of old timers that never did register their guns when it became mandatory.

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Zedbra said
I have a feeling my father had this one under the radar, so to speak … there are a lot of old timers that never did register their guns when it became mandatory.

See my previous post .. you just reaffirmed it for me !

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What a nice delayed surprise to uncover from your Dad.

Seems kind of crazy to be required to register a percussion cap black powder pistol.

To the paranoid people who check behind shower curtains for murderers:

if you find one...what's your plan?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Priceless!!!! Bet that stays in the clanbig-grin

Is it old or repro ? Does that mater on regs.in Canada ?

BTW I SEE NOTHING…NOTHINGcool

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That’s a really beautiful gun! That was really nice of him to leave it to you.

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.

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pete_1 said
Priceless!!!! Bet that stays in the clanbig-grin

Is it old or repro ? Does that mater on regs.in Canada ?

BTW I SEE NOTHING…NOTHINGcool

Yes, it does change registration requirements up here if it is an ‘antique’ versus a reproduction.  To be considered an antique, the gun must be made prior to 1898; if it is an antique, then you can legally own and carry the gun without a licence whatsoever.  All other hand guns, you cannot legally carry in Canada without certain specific reasons: police, military, armed security guard (usually only money and gems), sometimes remote prospectors, and there may be a few other exceptions that I have not read up on as they do not apply to my profession to say the least. 

 

This gun is a reproduction and it being in my possession without being registered could mean an automatic 10 year prison sentence if it is not registered.  I don’t need to like it, but those are the laws; having young children changes my perspectives though it makes me respect the times of my father when they acted upon common sense of right and wrong; virtues with literal meaning and not a punch line of a joke. 

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Can you use a hand gun to hunt in Canada?  If not, besides target shooting, what CAN you use them for?  Always interesting to see how various countries deal with the gun/handgun issue.

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Can you use a hand gun to hunt in Canada?  If not, besides target shooting, what CAN you use them for?  Always interesting to see how various countries deal with the gun/handgun issue.

No, you cannot use a handgun to hunt in Canada – the exception being if you are a professional trapper.  Otherwise, you can only use hand guns for target shooting, shooting competitions, or simply for collecting.  Many of us hunters wish we could carry a hand gun for protection in the wilderness, but those pleas have fallen on deaf politician ears even though many hunters die from bear attacks every year.

 

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/wild-sauvage-eng.htm

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Zedbra said

SCORPIO said
Can you use a hand gun to hunt in Canada?  If not, besides target shooting, what CAN you use them for?  Always interesting to see how various countries deal with the gun/handgun issue.

No, you cannot use a handgun to hunt in Canada – the exception being if you are a professional trapper.  Otherwise, you can only use hand guns for target shooting, shooting competitions, or simply for collecting.  Many of us hunters wish we could carry a hand gun for protection in the wilderness, but those pleas have fallen on deaf politician ears even though many hunters die from bear attacks every year.

 

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/wild-sauvage-eng.htm

That sucks, our laws are not perfect [AND POLITICIANS ARE MORONS] but that’s a BUMMER. especially in wilderness

madscrewy. I’d feel naked in the wilderness of Akron wo/my hg. CCW permit came Fri. finally big-grin

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your dad was a great person for sure, I hope you can enjoy that for many years to come, and hope the government doesn’t mess this up for you, sometimes the simple things that should be no issue, seem to create the most problems.

depending on how old your dad was, he may not have had to register those back in the day. But that looks to have been manufactured after the old cutoff of the 1938? restrictions.

I’m curious what specific firearms fell under the “repeal” of some law in 2012..? 

I find it interesting that the restrictions that ensued, with the populace being severely having given up the means of quelling a political uprising (which was the reasoning behind the original restrictions 200 years ago..) still find this gun as a restricted gun, not allowed...( my F.I.L. gave me this a year ago.)

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Having spent many months of field time in Canada on hunts, along with “assisting and bartering my time as a field guide” for hunts also, I will say that crossing the border with firearms is somewhat spotty, sometimes it goes well, sometimes you might as well camp out at the customs… hit and miss. A US citizen must have a bunch of paperwork for every gun, and actually anything of great value like camera’s and such, when transported at the same time, this includes the optics on the guns also… I’ve breezed thru these customs in airports on flights to Alberta, but the worst time I had was driving thru for a Northern Ontario (Shining Tree Lake) bear hunt. We got completely ripped apart, and spent 2 hours at checkpoint Charley simply because we were wearing NRA hats…. oh, and after extensive vehicle search, I had to “surrender to the Queen” an encased set of Nun-chucks, really nice ones, that I had forgotten were in my truck, jammed under the seat… they were there for almost 5 years prior, and I always thought I lost them… Well, I did, Hope the Queen was happy with them.

I wish you well tho, I truly hope that with the current events and threats we see daily here in the US, and we are armed, that your government can reassess and make some efforts to finally allow you people some semblance of what we didn’t loose. maybe a little too late, but change is good. Sometimes. Remain diligent, and Sincerely my best wishes to you.

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I finally received my registration from the RCMP – so I can now take this beauty out and stretch its legs.  Hoping to make some smoke on Monday, if possible.

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IHMSA80x80 said
That is pretty neat!  

Awesome revolver.

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Blast from the past.  I still haven’t fired this gun yet.  I have all the things I need, but haven’t built up the guts to go and figure it all out.

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Awesome !!!  I have 2 of that exact pistol–really fun to shoot.

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