Walked over to him after the event, said “I owe you money”. “Huh?” “Well, you’re not getting your gun back”.
Now with a gun like this, those are fighting words. Good thing we’re buddies.
Ludi overheard and mentioned he had a Freedom Arms revolver for sale, on behalf of someone else. This only happens when someone dies or emigrates — there is no upgrade path, so people tend to hang on to these things. Fortunately, in this case, the fellow emigrated. So that same evening I bummed some computer time off a friend, and a ridiculous amount of money changed hands.
Behold, Biatchez! My shiny new toy (apologies for crappy phone photograph).
Now to convince the nice fellows up in Pretoria to give me a licence before I die or emigrate… :-)