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Bodeo revolver

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:57 pm
by lamontagne0527
I have a Bodeo 1889 italian revolver manufactured by Glisenti in 1896 (qualifies as an Antique in Canada). I got her for a song here in canada for a huge sum of 320.00 Canadian which is a steal for an antique pistol in Canada. Realistically its worth upwards of 1500.00 or above since anyone can own them (i dont know why antique pistols are so expensive in Canada but thats how our market is).

I got her back in June and got her firing in September once i got the correct sizing die for the bullet from lee precision. She has a heavy as heck trigger in both double and single action but once i got use to it it's not so bad. Pictures pending.

Re: Bodeo revolver

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:53 pm
by M67
Photos please.

Re: Bodeo revolver

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:41 pm
by lamontagne0527
M67 wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:53 pm
Photos please.
Pictures requested and provided :)

Re: Bodeo revolver

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:48 pm
by indy1919a4
I like the look of that Pistol, Looks like a 1895 Nagant revolver??? Is the trigger pull the same as the Nagants???

One other question.. Can anyone own one in Canada because of the Year or because it is black powder???

Re: Bodeo revolver

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:16 pm
by lamontagne0527
It's not even black powder. Our antique laws are a little convoluted but dumbed down as long as it was made before 1898 and doesn't take modern off the shelf ammo (can't find it and have to make it yourself basically). As well yes as long as it's an antique you can own it without a firearms licence.

It's not like the nagant. The operating system is double single like the nagant but doesn't have the sealing cylinder system. Trigger pull is about 8 pounds single and maybe 12 in double

Re: Bodeo revolver

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:37 pm
by indy1919a4
Do the repro cap & ball pistols and rifles count as guns up there or are they also legal for any to own???

Re: Bodeo revolver

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:21 am
by lamontagne0527
as long as they are cap and ball they might count as antiques i believe, it falls into the complicated nature since you can have cap and ball be antique but then an inline muzzleloader using black powder can be considered a non-restricted which would require a licence.

Its so ridiculous if an antique rifle was made in 1890 for example but refurbished in 1915 you would need a licence for some dumb reason even though the firearm still fell in the antique category.

Very complicated up here, not very black and white.

Re: Bodeo revolver

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:35 am
by M67
Thanks for the photos. It is the real beauty! Original finish!

Bodeo/Glisenti - a solid frame six-shot DA revolver in 10,4 mm Italian caliber. Loaded through the gate on the right rear of the frame behind the cylinder. Connected to the hammer on the ABADIE system . An ejection rod was provided beneath the barrel.
Source: PISTOLS of the WORLD; Ian Hogg & John Walther.

Re: Bodeo revolver

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:53 am
by lamontagne0527
M67 wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:35 am
Thanks for the photos. It is the real beauty! Original finish!

Bodeo/Glisenti - a solid frame six-shot DA revolver in 10,4 mm Italian caliber. Loaded through the gate on the right rear of the frame behind the cylinder. Connected to the hammer on the ABADIE system . An ejection rod was provided beneath the barrel.
Source: PISTOLS of the WORLD; Ian Hogg & John Walther.
Is she original finish? I thought italian ones were finished in the white and refurbished ones had a black finish? I could be wrong though

Re: Bodeo revolver

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:14 am
by M67
this one is in original finish.

Re: Bodeo revolver

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:05 am
by lamontagne0527
M67 wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:14 am
this one is in original finish.
that looks really good, nice original finish. How's the bore look? Mine has a nice shine to it. Do you shoot yours or can you not find ammunition? I make ammunition for mine and its a pretty good shooter. Had to get a custom bullet sizing die but once i got that then it made it good to go on the range :)

I'll throw a picture of a couple of my handloads up in a few. Just got to go digging through my cases to see where i put the loads.

Re: Bodeo revolver

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:16 am
by lamontagne0527
Picture of my handloads

Re: Bodeo revolver

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:19 pm
by indy1919a4
Many thanks for taking the time to explain... and you guys are not the only ones with petty complicated rules.. :?


lamontagne0527 wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:21 am
as long as they are cap and ball they might count as antiques i believe, it falls into the complicated nature since you can have cap and ball be antique but then an inline muzzleloader using black powder can be considered a non-restricted which would require a licence.

Its so ridiculous if an antique rifle was made in 1890 for example but refurbished in 1915 you would need a licence for some dumb reason even though the firearm still fell in the antique category.

Very complicated up here, not very black and white.