Mike, thanks for the information, quite interesting. Do you run into any problems with the 4" barrel rule as most 4" S&W's actually measure at 3 7/8"? We had a SWCA member from Australia who built an underground shooting range on his property and wonder if that is still allowed or are you required to shoot only at a club? Would it be possible for a club to organize an approved shoot for collector guns on a more regular basis such as weekly? Who must approve the shoots? At my club you may shoot any gun at any time but they do have CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) shoots most Saturdays to shoot Garands, M1 Carbines etc. which are considered collector guns by many. Good luck, you have certainly been persistent in building a fine collection despite the challenges!
John. SWCA #1586