Niner Alpha wrote:The gun thing in Italy seems to be the way in Europe as a whole. I have a friend who is living in France. He is British by birth and is interested in old military guns. Up until recently the rules in France allowed individuals to own a bolt action Enfield rifle or Mauser or whatever. Only.... it had to be re-chambered for a slightly shorter round that's not an actual historical military round. The old military caliber of .3o3 wasn't allowed but a shorter "hunting" round that was essentially the same was ok for some strange reason. So he bought an old Enfield that had been modified to shoot this slightly shorter case round. I think the French have recently made a few adjustments to this law but can't remember what my friend said about it.
Some countries have more stringent laws than others I know. I have another friend who collects Mosin Nagants in Holland. He's a Warrant Officer in the Dutch Army but had to jump through all sorts of hoops to be granted a license to own a few bolt action rifles. And.... he is only allowed to fire one or two of them ...and he can't exchange places with firing ones and collecting ones. All of them are Mosin Nagants!
As Giovanni said here in Italy you can own guns with a special license (that I have).
The "funny thing" is that you can own an illimited number of military and hunting guns (i have a '39 Mosin Nagant, a '43 Mauser Kar 98k, aM16A1 replica firing little pistol rounds and two hunting guns .12 cal), but you can only own at maximum THREE pistols and SIX sporting guns (with adjustable backsights). So you can fill your house with M16, Mosins etc, but you can only have three pistols (and sincerely I don't know the motivation for this thing).
The guns that we have are not re-chambered, they shoot the same rounds as in the past, but only with a little less power.
In the case of the pistols it's impossible to own "para bellum" rounds, because only army and police are allowed to use them.
Here are my WWII guns:
Niner Alpha wrote:
Looks like you are getting it down pretty good,Gabe. Nice addition of the starlight scope.
How's your band doing? I've seen some of your video's you have the sound down. Have you had any hits? Maybe do more cover tunes would get you some bigger recognition.
This is the one that ties two of your interests together. It's number one on the veteran hit parade I think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJVpihgwE18
My band's doing well, we are now recording our second LP. Here in Italy it's very hard to make success with English songs, but we had nice reviews by abroad listeners, we are still looking for a label!
We play some covers in our gigs, but since we are fans of 60's psychedelic music and 70's progressive rock, here in Italy people usually don't know them! Haha!
We also did an EP with some covers of our favourite psychedelic bands, here's the link to listen to it:http://theselfishcales.bandcamp.com/album/dandelion-seeds-highlights-and-rarities-from-psychedelic-sixties
P.S. I also draw on my helmet THE DOORS and LOVE logos: