I could always ask for clarification. However, I thought you couldn't "restore" deactivated guns in Canada?It’s a nice rifle, but at $2,695.00 CAD it’s tough to swallow the fact that it’s been deactivated. Resto likely isn’t impossible, but I’m sure the bolt and firing pin have been shaved and there’s likely some sort of modification to the receiver itself… so it’s not one I’d chase.
The trouble is, the dewatt collectors in Canada don’t understand / appreciate the difference between a matching example and a RC. One of my buds paid $1200 for a matching dot1944 in a beautiful walnut stock (but it had been deactivated), and when he went to sell it, that entire circle of dewatt collectors thought it should be priced at $500-$700… so there’s basically no winning once it’s been welded up (at least not in Canada)….
It’s most certainly illegal to alter the deactivation of a full auto firearm. You can get jail time for that, but I don’t know what the rules and regulations are regarding a bolt action rifle. It’s not something I’ve ever had the desire to look into. It’s probably not a good idea though. Maybe ask a lawyer or contact a licensed shop. You could also search the site of the RCMP for clarification.I could always ask for clarification. However, I thought you couldn't "restore" deactivated guns in Canada?
I may have a photo somewhere. Are you recording the serial numbers of walnut dots? If so, I’ll email you or private message you.Did you collect the serial number on that dot?