FOR SALE – Firearms & Deactivated Firearms

MG 08 15 121b right side
MG 08 15 121b right side

ALL LAWS ARE COMPLIED WITH. Live firearms and live ammunition require the appropriate Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL). Restricted firearms would require the relevant PAL with RESTRICTED endorsement. The PAL acts as an automatic background check and the police check ALL Canadian legal firearms owners EVERY DAY. Firearms owners must first pass R. C. M. Police tests for safe handling and there are strict rules to follow regarding storage, display, transportation and use.

This is a hobby, and being retired and on a pension, I have to sell off some items so that I may buy other items that interest me. Note that the firearms and deactivated former firearms that I have for sale are for sale in CANADA ONLY.

Canada has very strict laws concerning firearms. These laws are TOTALLY different from the U.S.A. The illegal firearms used by criminals and terrorists, contrary to the lies put out by the Liberal Government, are almost all are smuggled into Canada from the U.S.A.  A small number are stolen from the military, from police forces, gun shops and private owners. 

FIREARMS CATEGORIES IN CANADA:

In Canada it is illegal to own or have possession of any firearm and/or ammunition UNLESS one has one or more licences from the Federal Government (i.e. the R.C.M.P.) Even then one must have the right category of licence and in many cases, one must also have a licence for the particular firearm (e.g. a hand gun) AND have an Authorization to Transport to move said firearm anywhere. The Liberal Party are gradually prohibiting ALL types of firearms in Canada, adding more to the banned list every time they get into power. Canadians do not have firearms rights, unlike our neighbours in the U.S.A.  

  1. Prohibited – I am not licenced for any of the “Prohibited” categories, so none are here.    Eventually no one in Canada will legally be allowed to own those types. Category includes live machine guns, converted-autos (CA), small hand guns, many types of scary looking rifles, one-handed cross-bows etc. There are multiple categories of “Prohibited” and it is extremely confusing. Prohibited firearms can be deactivated at which time they become non-firearms and can be owned by anyone in Canada. .
  2. Restricted – PAL with restricted endorsement. Generally hand-guns and scary looking rifles. 
  3. Non-Restricted – Standard PAL required. 
  4. Antique – No simple definition. Very old and ammunition not easily available.  No PAL required. 
  5. Deactivated – No longer a firearm as the deactivation is PERMANENT.  No PAL required. 
    1. NOTE: Older deactivations DO NOT require additional deactivation to meet current guidelines as long as they cannot easily be reactivated. Deactivations in Canada are usually done by gunsmiths though in the past most were done by military forces and it is only recently that some have paperwork. (ref. RCMP web site).

RECENTLY LISTED ITEMS ARE AT THE BOTTOMS OF THE TABLES

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  • Table 1 – Firearms
  • Table 2 – Firearms Parts and Accessories (see also Militaria – Equipment for things such as ammunition pouches.) (below Table 1)

Table 1 – FIREARMS – Live or former firearms that have been deactivated. I am not a dealer. I am just downsizing and focussing my collection.  

PHOTOS - YOU MAY ASK FOR MORE PHOTOS TO BE SENT TO YOUDESCRIPTION & PRICE
Ross Mk. III sniper rifle clone,fitted with sniper scope.
Ross Mk. III sniper rifle clone,fitted with Warner & Swasey Model of 1813 scope and with Canadian Ross scope case.
Ross Rifle Mk. III SNIPER CLONE complete with an original U.S. Army issued M1913 sniper scope in an original bracket. The bracket mounted permanently on the rifle is serial number "5" and is probably a reproduction. The serial number on the scope war removed in two places and a fake serial number "5" was added. The scope had been disassembled in the past and the reticle is turned 90 degrees to the left, though this is hardly noticeable. Replica rubber eye cup (made for Hayes Otoupalik)_. ORIGINAL Canadian leather case for Canadian Warner & Swasey sniper scope. The original Canadian Ross sniper rifles are incredibly rare and none are on the market. Even assembling a clone is very difficult, especially the Canadian leather scope case and the mount for the W&S M1913 scope. Now includes a spare Ross Mk. III barrel with front sight assembly. Barrel shows damage from clamp used to remove barrell. $4,000 [Non-Restricted]
Ruger Mark I .22" LR pistol. Excellent condition, with spare magazine.
Ruger Mark I .22" LR pistol. Excellent condition, with spare magazine.
Ruger MARK I semi-automatic pistol. .22" Long Rifle. With 1 magazine in the pistol and 1 spare magazine. Excellent condition. Digital copy of the manual is available. $400 [Restricted]
REPLICA Sharps rifle made by Pedersoli
REPLICA Sharps rifle made by Pedersoli
REPLICA Sharps - Pedersoli replica of Sharps Rifle. Set triggers. NOT cartridge loading. Flexible plate at rear of chamber to provide a better seal. Similar in appearance to the rifle used in the "Quigley Down Under" movie but not cartirdge loading, no patch box and barrel is 32 not 34" long. $1,000 [Non-Restricted]
AR-10T with DUMMY suppressor. 4 Mags pinned to 5 rounds. Muzzle Brake optional use. Vortex Viper scope.
AR-10T with DUMMY suppressor. 4 Mags pinned to 5 rounds. Muzzle Brake optional use. Vortex Viper scope.
Armalite AR-10T 7.62 mm NATO .308 Harris Bi-pod. Scope, Dummy suppressor/silencer. Muzzle brake included and can replace dummy silencer. 4 Magazines pinned to 5 rounds. (5/20) Original manual. Canada bought this model and designated it as the AR-10 CT sniper rifle. They were used in Afghanistan. This is a clone of the AR-10CT, and while not exact, is close. A number of Designated marksmen rifles similar to this have been in service such as the M110 SASS (semi-automatic sniper system 2007) and Knight's Armament SR-25. I have put about 100 rounds through it and like it but I prefer bolt action. $2,500 [Restricted]
M3 Carbine - An M2 Carbine (deactivated)  with SNIPERSCOPE.  Type used from Korean War to Vietnam War.
M3 Carbine - An M2 Carbine (deactivated) with SNIPERSCOPE. Type used from Korean War to Vietnam War.
U.S. M3 Carbine with Infrared Sniperscope set. Based on an original DEACTIVATED M2 Carbine $3,100 Infra-red set NOT tested and is sold as a display item. Can sell Infra-red SNIPERSCOPE set separately from Carbine for $3,100 [Deactivated. Non-firearm now. NO LICENCE NEEDED. CANADA ONLY.]
SPANDAU 1917 MG 08/15  with battle damage. SN 121b. Left side.
SPANDAU 1917 MG 08/15 with battle damage. SN 121b. Left side.



SPANDAU 1917 SN 121b with battle damage 800 DPI
SPANDAU 1917 SN 121b with battle damage 800 DPI

SPANDAU 1917 SN 121b with battle damage 800 DPI
SPANDAU 1917 SN 121b with battle damage 800 DPI
DEACTIVATED World War German 1917 Light Machine Gun M.G. 08/15 , made by Gwf. SPANDAU in 1917. Captured by Canadians, with BATTLE DAMAGE! It still has capture markings painted on the side of the cooling jacket. It shows up in the ledger of war trophy guns. It is marked "UNCLAIMED" and a number. This was almost certainly captured in the LAST 100 DAYS of World War I in the battles of Amiens, Arras, D-Q Line, Cambrai etc. So many were captured that one some had a detailed capture history. This one has a hole from an artillery shell fragment or hand grenade on the left side of the cooling jacket by the filling plug hole. This example is basically complete except for the pistol grip and trigger assembly., which is missing on most examples. There is no lock (breech block) as is usual. Body, body cover and barrel are matching serial numbers 121b (i.e. 10,121st M.G. 08/15 made by SPANDAU. The Fusee cover is SN 4608 and the feedblock is SN 4163a. Most of these surviving specimens have some mixed serial number parts. INCLUDES: Original butt stock (missing insert which appears to have fallen out when wood dried excessively), flash hider/booster assembly ( shortened slightly, likely to remove battle damage to the muzzle), feed block, scarce hose fitting. The ONLY reason I am letting this one go is that I have another one in worse condition, but with detailed capture history. $3,800
WWI German Maxim M.G. 08/15 serial number 8483 captured by Canadians, likely in "The last 100 Days". The body cover is off another gun 6649a. Missing feedblock, lock, fusee spring assembly. pistol grip and flash hider.
WWI German Maxim M.G. 08/15 serial number 8483 captured by Canadians, likely in "The last 100 Days". The body cover is off another gun 6649a. Missing feedblock, lock, fusee spring assembly. pistol grip and flash hider.


MG 08 165 SN 8483 800 DPI
MG 08 165 SN 8483 800 DPI
DEACTIVATED World War I German Light Machine Gun M.G. 08/15 serial number 8483. Captured by Canadians in WWI, likely in 1918 during the Last 100 Days when so many were captured and only some were marked with capturing unit information. Mismatched bdy cover off of SN 6649a, a 1917 SPANDAU. This deactivated gun is missing the following: Pistol grip and trigger assembly (most are missing this), feed block, flash hider, exhaust housing, lock, and little bits. Butt stock is original but heavily sanded, apparently dur to battle damage. It has the bi-pod which is frequently missing. Gun is very clean. NO LICENCE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE IT. A few accessories are available separately (belt sections, ammo box). $2,000
Ross rifle Mk. II RESTORED from a sporterized rifle. Full military appearance. Can be fired sfaely. $1,400
Lee-Enfield SHT. L.E. (SMLE) Mk. III* 1916 made at ENFIELD. Canadian issue marked on body. RESTORED FROM A SPORTERIZED RIFLE. $500

TABLE 2 – FIREARMS PARTS AND ACCESSORIES

PHOTODESCRIPTION
Becker Type M20 20mm cannon shell casing German 1917
Becker Type M20 20mm cannon shell casing German 1917

Shell casing, 20-MM for World War I Becker Type M2 Cannon. It was used on WWI German aircraft. Markings "AM 20 17 AM103. No projectile. INERT $30
Thompson Sub-Machine Gun magazine 0/20 Twenty-round magazine deactivated (welded follower). Made by SEYMOUR PRODUCTS COMPANY SEYMOUR CONN. $50
Sell Mk I backsight for No4 rifle 1 of 2
Sell Mk I backsight for No4 rifle 1 of 2
Backsight for Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mark I made by Fazakerley $85 (1 of 2)
Mk I backsight for No4 rifle 2 of 2
Mk I backsight for No4 rifle 2 of 2
Backsight for Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mark I made by Fazakerley $85 (2 of 2)
"Telescope, Sighting, No. 22 C MK. II / R.E.L. CANADA / 1942 /|\ 8945-C" Very nice example of the anti-tank scope as used on 6-Pounder Anti Tank Guns. NOT for the sniper rifles. This has no elevation or windage controls. [CMS2309] $80
Box magazine loader. For French VIGNERON SMG. Looks like Sten box loader but it will not fit a Sten Magazine. Marked "VIGN." $15
Telescope, Observing, Sniper's C MK. I (incomplete) 1944. $150
"TELESCOPE SIGHTING No. 22B MK. I W. ? W. OTTWAY & Co. Ltd. / EALING / 1924 No 163 / /|\" The "B" is a retroactive addition. Type reportedly, but not confirmed, as used on 18 Pounder and 15 Pounder field guns in the British, Canadian, Australian, NZ, South African, Indian etc. armies. Cross-hairs. Needs cleaning as particles appear on lenses. Knurled brass collar turns. $40
Lee Enfield No4 bayonet scabbard OUTER CASING ONLY
Lee Enfield No4 bayonet scabbard OUTER CASING ONLY

Scabbard tube for No. 4 spike bayonet. I have a batch of these, but none have the mouth components. These can be used to restore a damaged scabbard. USED Typical example shown. I will send the best one available at the time of sale. $2 each
Eye shield M84 scope - used cracked
Eye shield M84 scope - used cracked

Rubber eye shield for M84 U.S. sniper scope as used on M1D, and to some extent on M1C and M1903A4. Damaged as rubber is starting to crack (not on edges). Functional and fine for display. $5
Parker-Hale scope mount for Unertl scope of C3A1 sniper rifle
Parker-Hale scope mount for Unertl scope of C3A1 sniper rifle

C3A1 sniper rifle Parker-Hale sniper scope bracket for the Unertl scope. Original Canadian Forces issue.. $1,000
Case Warner & Swasey M1913 US Army  - Front
Case Warner & Swasey M1913 US Army - Front

Sniper scope case Warner & Swasey Model 1913. Original U.S. Army leather case for the Warner & Swasey Model of 1913 sniper scope. Good solid condition except for the flap for the tool poubnch on the front. The thin 100 year old leather has broken. The buckle is still with it but is loose. The M1910 belt book is still present. No shoulder strap. Maker marked DIAMOND "D'" / diamond symbol and / A.B.D. $225
Thompson SMG sling swivels pair (
Thompson SMG sling swivels pair (
Thompson SMG sling swivels pair (
Thompson SMG sling swivels pair (
Two Thompson SMG sling swivels. NOS. No screws. $40
14 & M16 scope mounts Night Vision
14 & M16 scope mounts Night Vision
Night Vision scope mount for the M14 (M1A, M305) rifle. Early mount e.g. for the AN/PVS4 sight. One of these fits in the carrying case for the sight. Marked S R.M.S. / W.B. MA / U.S.A.. ... and another mount marked "ARMS M16 "$85
Telescops Observing Sniper's C MKI Scope 70-C case 483-C
Telescops Observing Sniper's C MKI Scope 70-C case 483-C

Telescope, Observing, Sniper's C Mk. I 25-power with waterproof carrying case. Only just over 500 were made in 1944-1945. NO STAND. Case is well used and some areas of the green Vinylite are now missing. RARE! $2,900
Parker-Hale bi-pod NOS for C3A1
Parker-Hale bi-pod NOS for C3A1

Parker-Hale bi-pod Assembly AC 189 with hand stop. Legs resemble the Bren Gun bi-pod, NOS (new old stock) In original Parker-Hale box. $350
 Grenade launcher for No4 Lee-Enfield Belgian post-WWII
Grenade launcher for No4 Lee-Enfield Belgian post-WWII

Grenade Launcher for Lee-Enfield No. 4 rifle. Post WWII for spigot grenade e.g. Energa. Made in Belgium. by MECAR. $150
Tool for Bren Gun Mk. I
Tool for Bren Gun Mk. I
Tool for Bren Gun Mk. I $10
Parker-Hale PH5E rearsight.
Parker-Hale PH5E rearsight.

Parker-Hale target sight PH5E. The sight mechanism is the same as used of the Canadian sniper rifle C3 except for the separate base. The sniper rifle used a clamp on base, whereas the target rifle left the sight permanently attached to the rifle. Beautiful precision all steel rear sight with superfine adjustments for windage and elevation. $290
Case Carrying M65 for US sniper scope for Garand
Case Carrying M65 for US sniper scope for Garand
Case, Carrying, M65 for U.S. sniper scope M81 and M82 as used on the M1C and M1D, New Old Stock, still sealed in Frankford Ordnance Deport packing July 1952.
$100 (my number CMS2319)
Thomspon 1928 and 28A1 bolt for vertical handgrip
Thomspon 1928 and 28A1 bolt for vertical handgrip
Thomspon 1928 or 1928A1 - Bolt to attached vertical front handgrip. Likely a reproduction. $10
US sniper scope case WWII and Korea
US sniper scope case WWII and Korea

US sniper scope case WWII and Korea
US sniper scope case WWII and Korea
Case, Carrying, M84 for U.S. Sniper scopes M81 and M82 as used on M1C and M1D Garand sniper rifles. Original. Used. $45
Inglis first pattern holster black for Rifles Regiments or Armoured Corps use.
Inglis first pattern holster black for Rifles Regiments or Armoured Corps use.

Inglis first pattern holster black for Rifles Regiments or Armoured Corps use.
Inglis first pattern holster black for Rifles Regiments or Armoured Corps use.

Inglis first pattern holster black for Rifles Regiments or Armoured Corps use.
Inglis first pattern holster black for Rifles Regiments or Armoured Corps use.
Holster, for Browning High Power Inglis No. 1 Mk. I pistol. This was the first model web holster as wanted by the Chinese. Internal pockets for a spare magazine and a cleaning rod. They were not popular as they were a very tight fit. This one was painted black indicating that it was in service with a rifle regiment (.e. Queen's Own Rifles , Regina Rifles, Royal Winnipeg Rifles or with an Armoured unit. $45
Scope mount by Fultons of Bisley. Steel. For Lee-Enfield No. 4 and No. 5 rifles. NO DRILLING! Solid as a rock. The BEST available.
Scope mount by Fultons of Bisley. Steel. For Lee-Enfield No. 4 and No. 5 rifles. NO DRILLING! Solid as a rock. The BEST available.

Scope mount by Fultons of Bisley. Steel. For Lee-Enfield No. 4 and No. 5 rifles. NO DRILLING! Solid as a rock. The BEST available.
Scope mount by Fultons of Bisley. Steel. For Lee-Enfield No. 4 and No. 5 rifles. NO DRILLING! Solid as a rock. The BEST available.
Picatinny scope base NO DRILL mount for a No. 4 or No. 5 Lee-Enfield. made by G.E. FULTON of Bisley, England. his is the top quality, solid steel scope mount that gits on the No. 4 & No. 5 rifles. $280

Parker-Hale black powder MUSKETOON combination tool, REPLICA. 1970s.
Parker-Hale black powder MUSKETOON combination tool, REPLICA. 1970s.

Parker-Hale black powder MUSKETOON combination tool, REPLICA. 1970s.
Parker-Hale black powder MUSKETOON combination tool, REPLICA. 1970s.

Parker-Hale black powder MUSKETOON combination tool, REPLICA. 1970s.
Parker-Hale black powder MUSKETOON combination tool, REPLICA. 1970s.
Combination tool. Enfield Musketoon (replica by Parker-Hale. $50 (S. G.)
Locvk for Vickers MK, I MG - side view
Locvk for Vickers MK, I MG - side view

Lock for Vickers MK, I MG - front view
Lock for Vickers MK, I MG - front view
Vickers Mk. I lock (breech block) Does not appear to be damaged but is not necessarily functional. $300
Vickers MG water hose and can set, complete. WWII pattern Original 1942 can made by GSW in Canada. Original hose made by Dunl;op with original brass quick detachment fitting.
Vickers MG water hose and can set, complete. WWII pattern Original 1942 can made by GSW in Canada. Original hose made by Dunl;op with original brass quick detachment fitting.

Top of 1942 POL can. Type used for water for Vickers MG Mk. I
Top of 1942 POL can. Type used for water for Vickers MG Mk. I

Vickers MK. I MG quick disconnect hose fitting on an original DUNLOP water hose.
Vickers MK. I MG quick disconnect hose fitting on an original DUNLOP water hose.
Vickers World War II water hose and 1942 POL can . Hose by DUNLOP and can by General Steel Works Canada. Complete assembly. ORIGINAL, Set $350.
Vickers MG belt, early pattern with metal spacers.
Vickers MG belt, early pattern with metal spacers.

Vickers MG belt, early pattern with metal spacers.
Vickers MG belt, early pattern with metal spacers.
Scarce Vickers Mk. I machine gun belt, early pattern with metal spacers, mint. $250
Vickers MG belt, 1943. All cloth version.
Vickers MG belt, 1943. All cloth version.


Vickers MG belt, 1943. All cloth version.
Vickers MG belt, 1943. All cloth version.
Vickers Mk. I machine gun cloth ammunition belt. No metal spacers, mid-WWII style. New old stock, mint. $100
Vickers MK. I MG spare barrel.
Vickers MK. I MG spare barrel.

Vickers MG MK. I spare barrel
Vickers MG MK. I spare barrel
Vickers Mk. I MG barrel. Appears to be serviceable. No asbestos water sealing ring however. $300
Ammunition box for .303" cartridges. Marked for boxes of 48-rounds but could also be used for belted ammunition for Vickers MG.
Ammunition box for .303" cartridges. Marked for boxes of 48-rounds but could also be used for belted ammunition for Vickers MG.

Ammunition box for .303" cartridges. Marked for boxes of 48-rounds but could also be used for belted ammunition for Vickers MG.
Ammunition box for .303" cartridges. Marked for boxes of 48-rounds but could also be used for belted ammunition for Vickers MG.
Ammunition box for .303. For boxes but can be used for belt of ammunition. $35
Original WWII POL can as used for water for Vickers Mk. I MG. WWII dated. Has cap but missing the securing chain for cap as is often the case. $50
World War I German Maxim MG 08 and MG 08/15 machine gun ammunition box, steel. Trench art. Painted beautifully by a soldier with his British regimental name and 1914-1918. $200
German Maxim MG 08 and MG 08/15 ammunition box. Wooden, Original. $200
German Maxim MG 08 and MG 08/15 cloth ammunition belt with metal spacers. Complete full length. As carried in ammunition box listed separately. RARE! $500
WWI German Maxim MG 08 and MG 08/15 cloth ammunition belt section. ___ inches long. (___ cm) $50
WWI German Maxim MG 08 and MG 08/15 cloth ammunition belt section. ___ inches long. (___ cm) . This one had been made into a souvenir belt with holes punched between spacers to mount badges or buttons. Still good for display - e.g. ammo box to feed block. $125
Vickers Mk.I MG monopod.
Vickers Mk.I MG monopod.

Rare Monopod for Vickers Mk. I. WWII. These were used by Armoured vehicle crews when they dismounted the Vickers from their vehicle. Lower portion is similar or identical to the Boys Anti Tank Rifle monopod. Complete assembly. Clamps onto barrel jacket. $500
No4 magazine numbered to U3959
No4 magazine numbered to U3959

No4 magazine numbered to U3959
No4 magazine numbered to U3959
Magazine, No. 4 Mk. I & Mk.I* S.M.C. Numbered to rifle U3959 $60
No4 magazine Long Branch well used
No4 magazine Long Branch well used

No4 magazine Long Branch well used
No4 magazine Long Branch well used

No4 magazine Long Branch well used
No4 magazine Long Branch well used
Magazine No. 4 LONG BRANCH. Well used. $70

DEACTIVATED FIREARMS AND THE LAW IN CANADA – A deactivated firearm in Canada is NO LONGER A FIREARM AND NO LICENCE IS REQUIRED.

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/bulletins/bus-ent/bulletin-58-eng.htm

The deactivated items listed here are older deactivations. No paperwork from the RCMP exists nor is any paperwork needed. Contrary to the rumour and misunderstandings, it is NOT necessary to reweld them to current guidelines. Here are the RCMP’s own words on this: “The new standards will not affect the status of firearms that have already been deemed to be deactivated unless there is evidence that the firearm has been, or could easily be, reactivated. … The regulations pertaining to the safe storage and transportation of firearms do not apply to firearms that have been deregistered due to deactivation. It remains important, however, to store and transport them safely to deter loss or theft.

Reference: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/bulletins/bus-ent/bulletin-58-eng.htm

If the link does not work, then RCMP web site Search for RCMP + deactivated  

Also search for RCMP and “Storing, transporting and displaying firearms”

ESTATES & DOWNSIZING:

I am happy to help families find good, LEGAL homes for unwanted firearms and militaria. Note that is you are dealing with firearms in an estate in Canada, the Executor may apply for special legal coverage to allow them to sell off etc. the firearms, even if they do not personally hold the relevant licences. Search RCMP firearms Executor estates. Please DO NOT simply hand over firearms and ammunition to the police, even for temporary safe-keeping as these are VERY difficult to get back and are almost always destroyed. The R.C.M.P. members can be very uncooperative I have found and they sometimes lie and sometimes make the legal process very difficult. They may even refuse to return any ammunition, even if placed with them in temporary safekeeping. I would be happy to help in any legal manner that I can.

THE RCMP AND FIREARMS:

My late father-in-law was BCPP (1941-1950) and RCMP (1950 – 1970) and he retired as a Staff-Sergeant. I worked with RCMP history for 8-years and I have great respect for what the NWMP/RNWMP/RCMP were. Sadly today, the RCMP have a very bad reputation regarding legal firearms and their licenced owners, as many, but not all, Mounties treat law-abiding citizens like criminals. 

  • In High River Alberta, there was the illegal search and seizure of over 500 firearms (later returned upon the direct order of then Prime Minister Harper) and their seizure (and reported destruction) of thousands of rounds of ammunition worth a lot of money. This constituted theft and destruction of legally owned private property.
  • As well they have disseminated incorrect information regarding the law. In Canada, one needs to have a valid firearms licence in order to obtain firearms or ammunition. It has been that way for many years.  RCMP Assistant-Commissioner Fordy late in 2015 on a radio talk show said that anyone in Canada could buy ammunition without a licence. That is blatantly UNTRUE and is deliberately alarmist.  Having been a policeman for many years, he MUST have known that BASIC fact of the law, so that raises the question of what his motives were. 
  • When obtaining a small firearms collection from an old veteran who had placed them for safe-keeping with the RCMP while he found a person who could accept them legally, I found that the RCMP Constable handling this LIED to me several times and was needlessly obstructionst. I finally had to go over his head and speak to his superior. 
  • Sadly, the RCMP are still at it in 2018. While Bill C-71, a stupid new gun law that the Liberals are ramming down our throats and which only hassles law-abiding gun owners and does NOTHING to restrain criminals, was still being discussed in Parliament and the Senate. The RCMP “jumped the gun” and put on their websites warnings for owners of certain presently legal non-restricted rifles (Swiss Arms and some CZ firearms) to register their firearms BEFORE the end of June 2018 or face confiscation BEFORE THE LAW WAS EVEN PASSED! (it has still not passed as of 2018-07-03). They were forced to take that down. It does shown the anti-gun bias that has developed in the last few decades of the RCMP. 
  • 2018-07-11 : Daniel Guay, Senior Firearms Technician, Firearm Technology Unit, Supervisor, RCMP Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) wrote to a collector who was purchasing a deactivated ex-firearm that had RCMP certification from 1975 and told the person that it had to conform to current standards which is incorrect and contradicts the RCMP’s own web site. He of all people should know the rules and  this is yet another example of senior RCMP members giving out incorrect information.  http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/bulletins/bus-ent/bulletin-58-eng.htm

To import a firearm from, or export one to, the USA:

This requires legal procedures. They MUST be imported/exported legally. I highly recommend “Borderview” in Lynden, Washington State. They hold both US FFL and Canadian PAL. They can legally move firearms etc. across the Canadian-American border as long as they meet legal requirements. Deactivated ex-firearms from Canada cannot go to the USA.

Do NOT try to smuggle guns from the U.S.A. into Canada or from Canada into the U.S.A.!

Remember this even though there is a double standard in Canada. Do not be like the Toronto policeman did and try to smuggle guns into Canada. This police officer was smuggling an unlicenced, PROHIBITED short barreled and LOADED revolver (not allowed in Canada), PROHIBITED brass knuckles and knives and had more illegal firearms at home. He received a conditional discharge, three-year probation and 20-days suspension. An ordinary citizen would have been convicted and  jailed for years. [Reference: 2016-03-08 story “​Toronto Cop Caught with Illegal Handgun, Brass Knuckles, Knives at US Border” by Stephen Spencer Davis].

Another police officer was caught (2016?) with an illegally possessed shotgun (he did not have a PAL) and it was stored unsafely as per the law.  He too reportedly received a slap on the wrist.

For those who do not know, “concealed carry” is not allowed in Canada, except for bodyguards for politicians such as Prime Minister Trudeau and for a few police detectives. “Open carry” is also very limited (e.g. Armoured Car Guards) and even prospectors carrying armloads of gear in the wilderness have great difficulty in obtaining a permit to carry handguns for defence against bears, wolves, Wolverines etc. In Canada we are supposed to call 911 … and wait. “When seconds count, the police will be there … in minutes.” (or hours) so please remember ask your assailant to be patient. 

 

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