From the Vault Friday: Rifle Registration

Today’s “From the Vault Friday” features a certificate of registration for a rifle from the Pierre Lozeron family fonds (Fonds 006). The gun, registered early 1942, was a .22 Shur-Shot single (?) action rifle that Pierre used for hunting. The certificate was signed by someone at the Grande Prairie RCMP detachment. At the time, it wasn’t required for the firearm to have a serial number, but it was unlawful to alter or deface numbers. During World War II, you had to register rifles and shotguns, but this was discontinued after the war ended.

For more information on the Lozeron family, visit Fonds 006: Pierre Lozeron family fonds.

From the Vault Friday is a social media campaign that highlights interesting materials from the collections of the South Peace Regional Archives. This project was made possible by an Access to Holdings Grant from the Archives Society of Alberta.