Thanks for your comments.
My first preference is to not mess with them.... I would like to leave as much of their original history in tact as I can.
However at one point the market reality will come rushing in when it comes time to sell them.....i.e. fewer buyers that are licensed to own converted autos.
The deactivation laws in Canada are different now than when the two guns shown below were deactivated.
The MG42 and Thompson M1928A1 were deactivated where moving parts were still permitted ("old spec in UK terms")
I believe the game has since changed in Canada where things now have to be welded up.
It will be painful to put the guns shown above through that…. as they are in great condition.
I don't look forward to that day.
"Old spec" deactivation done on both of the guns shown below.
The markings and finish on these two guns are superb.