Ah dont risk it! That is something not worth risking. Your already doing a great service and your family will be extremely proud, even if the pistol doesnt make it. Keep the tradition alive by keeping the hadngun in your family. not worth the risk. My personal opinion.
On another note BE SAFE!
US Army 12B20 Combat Engineer
"Even when your mind gives you every good excuse in the world to stop, you keep going."