FOR SALE – Firearms & Deactivated Firearms

Canadian Army Sergeant holding a sub-machine gun.
WWII recruiting poster for the 2nd Bn The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. The Sergeant is holding a Reising Model 50 SMG.
Lee-Enfield No4 MKI* Long Branch cutaway - left side showing the cutaway areas.
Lee-Enfield No4 MKI* Long Branch cutaway – left side showing the cutaway areas.

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 and 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.

Clinometer
Clinometer

CLINOMETER. British style but this one was made in Portugal by the famous FBP company. As used on cannon barrels and Vickers Machine Gun cooling jackets. Excellent condition with leather case. 1950s? CMS1938 $180
PHOTODESCRIPTION
Check plate for No. 36 M Mk. I hand grenade for cup launcher dated December 1940 .
Check plate for No. 36 M Mk. I hand grenade for cup launcher dated December 1940 .

>>>>> ON HOLD <<<<<< Gas check plate for No. 36 M Mk. I hand grenade when used as a rifle grenade. Screws into the bottom of the existing base plug of the grenade. Used with the cup launcher. Scarce. This one is original and is marked "I" (presumably Mark I) "FL" (Presumbably maker F____ Limited) and "12/40" (December 1940 manufacture date.) CMS2592 $100 >>>>> ON HOLD FOR BILL M. <<<<<
Magazine for Johnson M1941 LMG, as used by USMC and FSSF, pinned
Magazine for Johnson M1941 LMG, as used by USMC and FSSF, pinned

Magazine, Johnson Light Machine Gun, as used by the U.S.M.C. and the First Special Service Force. Very rare. Pinned underneath to make it legal for Canada. CONDITION - Very good except for one dent on the top. $175
C No32 MKII REL 596-C
C No32 MKII REL 596-C

SCOPE - Scope C No. 32 MK. II 596-C made by R.E.L. (REL) in Canada for the No. 4 MK. I* (T) sniper rifle. VERY RARE. Rebuilt by Peter Laidler for Brian Dick (BDL Ltd.) $4,000
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
Sten Gun Box loader. Grey cast lever. $40
Backsight for Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mark I made by Fazakerley $85
Backsight for No5 MK I Jungle Carbine
Backsight for No5 MK I Jungle Carbine

Backsight for Lee-Enfield No. 5 MK. I JUNGLE CARBINE made by BSA (has "B" mark). /|\ marked. Calibrated up to 800 yards as is correct for the JUNGLE CARBINE. Good working condition. Scarce on the loose, so it is great for restoring a No. 5 MK. I rifle. $85
ARNHEM - Sten Gun box loader, rusted relic. Dug up at the North end of the Arnhem Bridge by an English man in 1968. Sold in 2000 to Mr. ______ (name will be provided) of Virden, MB (now in Chilliwack, BC) Location found means it was used by the 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment during the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944. [CMS1774] $40
ARNHEM - Sten Gun magazine, rusted relic, about 2/3 remaining. Dug up at the North end of the Arnhem Bridge by an English man in 1968. Sold in 2000 to Mr. ____(name will be provided) of Virden, MB (now in Chilliwack, BC) Location found means it was used by the 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment during the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944. [CMS1775] $40
"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
Bren Gun tool. Apparently for MK. I Bren. Usually carried in Bren Wallet. Several available. Derusted and reblued by gunsmith. [CMS2310] $15
Box magazine loader. For French VIGNERON SMG. Looks like Sten box loader but it will not fit a Sten Magazine. Marked "VIGN." $15
Bore scope for .50 Cal MG or rifle. U.S. military. WWII? Made by C. COWLES & CO. NEW HAVEN CT. $15
ARNHEM - Three relic shell casings as a set, 20mm British from Arnhem battlefield. Found at the spot where the Reconnaissance Squadron had their Headquarters on the Oranjeweg, northwest of the Airborne Museum Oosterbbeek, Holland. near Hartenstein Hotel years ago (map with location). British Reconnaissance Squadron took two 20mm AA guns into Arnhem ("A Bridge Too Far") One gun was damaged immediately, and thus only one remained in action. These shell casings are from that gun. They appear to have been destroyed by the British, presumably to deny them to the Germans. I suspect they were punctured and then burned. Provenance will be provided to buyer. The 4th shell casing was donated to the Airborne Museum in Arnhem, a few hundred yards from where these were found. I purchased these well over a decade ago. $80
Vertical foregrip for Sten Mark V (Airborne version) (vertical fore-grip. with mounting hardware only) Reproduction. New. Upper right rear on side is wood colour change, not a chip. $50
Bren sling hook British
Bren sling hook British
>>>>> SOLD <<<<< Bren Gun large sling hook, /|\ marked. $20 >>>>> SOLD <<<<<
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. Reference: http://www.wwiiequipment.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=119:british-sighting-telescopes&catid=49:other-data&Itemid=61 $40
Bren snap hooks pair small
Bren snap hooks pair small
Snap hooks for the Bren Gun sling, one pair of "small" snap hooks. $30 (typical photos of mine, all the same). Reblued.
Bren snap hook single small
Bren snap hook single small
Snap hook for Bren Gun sling. One "small" one. $10 (typical as I have a few). Reblued.
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. $5 each
M84 sniper scope  SN 16559 & mount for M1D Garand  - right side
M84 sniper scope SN 16559 & mount for M1D Garand - right side

U.S. M84 sniper scope and mount for the M1D sniper rifle. 1950s-vintage. The M1D was invented in WWII but was not produced until the Korean War and was not used until after the Korean War! Officially obsolete in 1992, some were taken to the Gulf War (Operation Desert Shield and Op. Desert Storm). This scope is Parkerized (originally they were blued) and appears to have been demilitarized and then ebuilt, possibly by SARCO. Optics look great. Mount appears to be original and fits snugly on an M1D. Data plate and turret caps are believed to be replicas. My number CMS 2705. You will find M84 scopes on eBay but remember the cost of shipping, Customs taxes and ITAR complications. As well, there are not nearly enough mounts to go around. The CMP is selling M1D rifles in the USA but these now come with replica scopes. This scope at least appears to be real.
My resason for selling: I found a blued original one for my M1D. $1,400
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
No4 No5 EAL 5 round magazine aftermarket probably
No4 No5 EAL 5 round magazine aftermarket probably

Magazine, No. 4 and No. 5 Lee-Enfield - 5 rounds. Came with an E.A.L. rifle but apeears to be a quality aftermarket conversion of a 10 round magazine. The jey difference with the EAL military 5-round magazine is that this has a protruding bottom platform all aroundm except where cut-away to clear the trigger guard. Very well made. $25
Gewehr 98 muzzle cover purchased in Albert France. Right side, open.
Gewehr 98 muzzle cover purchased in Albert France. Right side, open.

World War I Muzzle cover -
German Gewehr 1898 ( Gew 98, incorrectly called G98 by some collectors.) Clips on over front sight and muzzle to keep mud and dirt out of the bore. Genuine WWI artifact. Serviceable. Black bluing is partly worn off. Spring trap door functions. I purchased this in Albert, France in 2008. I have since sold my Gew. 98. $50
Lee-Enfield No4 MKI* Long Branch cutaway - left side showing the cutaway areas.
Lee-Enfield No4 MKI* Long Branch cutaway - left side showing the cutaway areas.

Rare full-length CUTAWAY Canadian Long Branch 1944 No. 4 Mk. I* rifle. SN 77L9042 (?). Mismatched parts were used to make this training aid/display piece. I replaced the missing extractor spring and ejector screw. Complete with 6 drill rounds. Rounds may be loaded into the magazine and cycled into the cutaway chamber and ejected. Bordy and barrel are cutaway on the left side in the chamber area. Left side of magazine has cutaway areas. Fore-end and rear handguard are cutaway to expose the workings of the rifle. Bore painted red and cutaway areas painted white. The bolt has a shortened firing pin but is not cutaway. There is a pin through the barrel but it not in the cutaway area. THIS RIFLE IS DEACTIVATED AND NO PAL IS NEEDED. IT WAS RECENTLY REPATRIATED TO CANADA FROM THE USA LEGALLY. This rare rifle is from the Bob Faris Collection in the U.S.A. Bob was an American military armorer and one of the World's best Lee-Enfield collections (as well as many other firearms) and author Ian Skennerton used photos of many of Bob's items to illustrate his books on the Lee-Enfield etc. Skennerton commented that this rifle is cutaway on the LEFT side which is unusual as cutaways were usually done on the RIGHT side. Shortened Skeleton Actions are much more common but full-length cutaways are rare. We do not know who made this cutaway as it is not a standard issue. It may have been an armourer (maybe veven bob himself?) or a gunsmith. Regarless, it is an interesting conversation piece, a rare variant of a Long Branch and because it is permanently deactivated, it may be displayed on a wall or in an office without a lock. Note that the RCMP web page on deactivated firearms states "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." http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/bulletins/club/bulletin12-eng.htm (retrieved 2018-02-05) This rifle definitly could not be reactivated as the barrel and body have both been cutaway. My number CMS2730. $1,600

DEACTIVATED FIREARMS AND THE LAW IN CANADA – A deactivated firearm in Canada is NO LONGER A FIREARM AND NO LICENCE IS REQUIRED. The deactivated items listed here are older deactivations. No paperwork form the RCMP exists nor is one 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: 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 converage 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. Can be very uncooperative I have found and they 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 and RCMP and I worked with RCMP history for 8-years and I have great respect for what the RCMP were. Sadly today, the RCMP have a bad reputation regarding legal firearms and their licenced owners, as many of them treat law-abiding citizens like criminals. In High River Alberta, their illegal 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. E.g. Assistant-Commissioner Fordy late in 2015 on a radio talk show said that anyone in Canada could buy ammunition without a licence. That is alarmist and it is blatantly untrue. Having been a policeman for many years, he can be presumed to have known that BASIC fact of the law, so that raises the question of what his motives were. 

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 a PROHIBITED 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” and “open carry”  are not allowed in Canada, except for bodyguards for politicians and for a few police. 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.