ALL CANADIAN LAWS ARE COMPLIED WITH, no matter how stupid they may be.
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 page covers firearms, firearms parts, direct accessories such as slings, holsters, carrying pouches, ammunition carriers, cleaning kit, ammunition (live or inert), For other webbing such as belts, canteens, helmets etc. please see my FOR SALE – Equipment page.
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 deactivated former firearms that I have for sale are for sale in CANADA ONLY. Deactivated full-auto former firearms cannot be imported into the USA due to the very different American laws.
MOST of the hand guns and rifles may be exported to the USA legally, but there is a cost involved, a month or more wait, and they would need to be import marked by the importer. If you are interested, contact BORDERVIEW FIREARMS LOGISTICS in Lynden, WA. They are an FFL and I have imported and exported through them.
For comments on Canadian firearms laws, please see the bottom of this web page.
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 YOU||DESCRIPTION & PRICE
|$1,100 CAD DEACTIVATED Sten Gun Mk. II. COCK AND CLICK. Older deactivation which is getting harder to find. New deactivations end up as solid lumps. Very tidy. Magazine (0/32 as is welded internally) and skeleton butt stock can be removed. Safety functions but is very stiff. Selector internally welded.|
|$2,300 CAD 308" Remington 700 in Accuracy International Chassis System (AICS). Folding stock 2.0. Black, thumb hole, butt folds to left side. Previous owner had a vehicle accident and had to give up target shooting. I have put about 100 rounds of factory .308 ammunition through it in 3 years. It can also shoot 7.62x51 mm NATO. ammunition. Looks similar to British AI "Green Meanie" L96A1 sniper rifle (1980s after Falklands War to War on Terror in Afghanistan). Rifle SN G6768xxx 26-inch fluted Remington .308 barrel. Barrel date code PH P= June H = 2013. Telescope is a Leupold Mark 2 6-18X with sunshade. One scratch on left side of sunshade. Front pop-up lens cover present, but broken at hinge point. (cheap item). Folding bipod is a very strong Parker-Hale one with spigot fitting (very much like a Bren gun bipod). Rifle comes in a black GUN GUARD case (foam not cut, on long side latch missing but she closes securely. This rifle is very accurate and has not been used very much.|
|$1,500 Rifle, Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk. 2 with its No. 9 Mk. I knife bayonet. ALL MATCHING SERIAL NUMBERS including the body, bolt, magazine, fore-end, bayonet and scabbard. Made by Fazakerley in England June 1953. One of the last. Trigger is hung from the body which is better for accuracy than earlier models which hung the trigger on the trigger guard. This one was NOT "Irish Contract" as the PF 309xxx serial number is about 50 before the Irish Contract S/N run. These rifles were used but were soon replaced by the FN FAL / L1A1 type rifle. Overall very good condition. The bayonet and scabbard however has some corrosion and scraping damage marks, so the ideal would be to have a gunsmith clean, polish and reblue them.|
|$2,200 CAD Sub-machine Gun British Mark 4 (L2A3) Complete with sling. Very tidy deactivation to current RCMP guidelines. Bolt does not move. Magazine is not removable. Smooth black finish, not the crinkle finish. S/N KR53xxx. Butt stocvk does fold and lock into folded ot open positions. For those who carried the Canadian SMG C1 or want one to go with a display or restored ex-military vehicle, this is as close as you are likely ever to get.|
|$1,000 CAD Stevens-Savage No. 4 Mk. I* full military. Bolt serial number matches the body serial number. Lovely shiny bore. As was typical with British issued No.4 rifles,this one has some British parts fitted during its life. Stevens-Savage marked butt stock. British front furniture. Mk. 3 backsight (stamped metal, marked M47 for BSA). U.S. flaming bomb on left sidewall. The "U.S. PROPERTY" marking was removed as sometimes happened in British service. "ENGLAND" U.S. import marking on right side of breech. British magazine /|\ with follower maker marked M/8. Magazine has a BSA rifle serial number stamped on the bottom. British replacement fore-end and S/N 69Cxxxx (1943-1944). Comes with an original British No. 4 Mk. II bayonet with the a scarce tubular plastic scabbard (not the U.S. VP flat-backed one with integral frog seen with some Stevens-Savage rifles). Wood is overall excellent and close to matching colour. Butt has an Indian issue marking on right side(circular stamp). Possibly restored from a sporterized rifle. Missing screw to lock firing pin in place at rear of cocking piece, but I have one to install. The firimng pin and cocking piece likely need to be replaced as it seems that the firing pin was cross-threaded into the cocking piece. It does not want to unscrew. Solution may be to cut the firing pin between the body and the cocking piece, and install a new firing pin and cocking piece.|
|BAYONETS - See my page " FOR SALE - EDGED WEAPONS "|
|$950 CAD E.A.L. Serial number 1640 Lee-Enfield .303 rifle. All original and complete, no holes drilled, not modified, rubber butt pad is intact. This type has the military style peep sight. Very low serial number. Magazine is standard Long Branch 10-round one. Apparently the civilian version.|
|$250 CAD RARE WWI and/or WWII wartime emergency wooden drill rifle. Canadian issue marked C/|\. Still has military red tag attached. Used early in WWII when there were not enough rifles. Still had Canadian Army red tag attached. NOT A FIREARM - NO LICENCE NEEDED.|
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. [Restricted]
|$3,700 CAD Canadian Inglis No. 2 Mk. I* FACTORY SKELETON CUTAWAY "in the white". This is NOT made from a complete pistol, but from factory parts that were rejected or set aside for this. The only other one known is a No. 1 Mk. I* and that one is in the RCMP Firearms Collection in Ottawa. This has been examined by two Canadian Army Weapons Technicians who are trained to service and repair these pistols. They agreed thatb this meets the Canadian legal requirement for older deactivations (this would have been done in 1944-1945) and COULD >>> NOT <<< BE EASILY REACTIVATED. Even an expert gunsmith probably could not do so. This was confirmed by two Canadian Armed Forces Weapons Technicians (Armourers) who work on this weapon. The magazine is a more recent cutaway one, not done as professionally as the Inglis. The magazine will not hold more than about 3 cartridges as any more than that and they fall out. Comes in a custom box with drill rounds. THIS IS BELIEVED TO BE A ONE-OF-A-KIND ITEM.|
|$3,000 CAD INGLIS No. 2 Mk. I* pistol (Canadian 1944-1945 Browning High Power GP 35) in superb condition and with the CANADA Mutual Aid Program decal on the grip. These decals did not last long in use. Comes with P51 holster, lanyard, cleaning rod and spare magazine. Both magazines are modified to make them legal in Canada.|
DEACTIVATED Sterling SMG 9M/M L34A1 MK. 5 Original silencer also deactivated. Recent deactivation so only the butt stock and the rear sight function. Magazine not removable. Bolt and safety do not move. RARE. The only way to legally own a silencer in Canada. FOR SALE IN CANADA ONLY. NO LICENCE REQUIRED.
|$1,800 Rare in Canada, a very early Inglis 0T1054 serial number 1944 No. 2 Mk. I* 9 mm pistol Made on contract for SPECIAL OPERATIONS, EXECUTIVE. (S.O.,E.) This pistol is the 1,054th one made,. Barrel is mismatched 0T2736, but is also and early 0Txxxx, so it was likely changed back then in service. Faint US import marking on front of grip. 0Txxxx are very rarely seen in Canada as they were sent to the UK for use by S.O.E. and Resistance groups. This one was brought back to Canada from the USA a few years ago. NON-RESTRICTED CATEGORY. A first pattern web holster may be available at extra cost.|
|$3,500 CAD Colt Government Model made in 1917. Same as the M1911 except that this one is Civilian production. If could be legally imported into the USA I believe. With FACTORY LETTER. WITH HISTORY. Superb condition, blued, near mint. This pistol was sold commercially, but ended up in Holland in 1945 with the U.S. Army. It was traded to a Dutch Resistance Member who later emigrated to Canada and had the pistol sent to him in Canada. His name etc. is known. Comes with his original U.S. Army WWII leather belt holster.|
TABLE 2 – FIREARMS PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
|$600 Telescope, Weaver 330C (click) in scarce ORIGINAL RINGS for the M1903A4 (Sniper's) rifle. A Springfield rifle, made by Remington in 1943. Scope had the drums that click, like the Army issue model. About 200 of these were issued, with cross-hairs (this one has a pointer) and serial number electric pencilled on (this one has NO serial number). This scope is great for making a clone or as a filler due to the rarity and high price of the military M73B1 scopes. This scope has a big chip out of the rear lens but is still usable and could be repaired. The real value here is the original rings. Comes with a newly made in thew USA leather replica scope caps (not shown in photos)|
|BAYONETS - See my page " FOR SALE - EDGED WEAPONS|
|$30 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|
|$90 "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] $90|
|$15 Box magazine loader. For French VIGNERON SMG. Looks like Sten box loader but it will not fit a Sten Magazine. Marked "VIGN." $15|
|$85 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|
|$2,900 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|
|$20 Tool for Bren Gun Carried in spare parts wallet. $20 (Price each one. Several available)|
|$75 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. 2 Queen's Own Rifles , Regina Rifles, Royal Winnipeg Rifles or with an Armoured unit. $75|
| ||$250 Scarce Vickers Mk. I machine gun belt, early pattern with metal spacers, mint. $250|
|$100 Vickers Mk. I machine gun cloth ammunition belt Mark IV. No metal spacers, mid-WWII style. New old stock, MINT. Dated JAN. 43. Maker T.F. & S. LD. Faint Arabic (?) markings as well, likely issued by Egypt? $100|
|$100 Vickers Mk. I machine gun cloth ammunition belt Mark IV. No metal spacers, mid-WWII style. New old stock, mint. Dated JUNE 64. Maker T.F. & S. LD. (My number CMS3051) $100|
|$200 1944 VICKERS "K" Gun (Vickers G.O. i.e. Gas Operated) - Rare Commando 1944 webbing harness set for carrying Vickers G.O. (Vickers "K") drum magazines. New old stock. British Commando troops and U.S. Rangers (for Pointe du Hoc attack) were issued Vickers G.O. machine guns for the D-Day invasion. They were lightweight and fast firing. These are NOT for the Lewis Gun as that weapon was obsolescent by 1944. $200|
|$300 Lightweight web harness for carrying Bren Gun magazines . Chocolate brown canvas. Same material as used for D-Day invasion but these are for mountain troops. Marked "M. & Co. / 1944 / /|\ / MEDIUM and an H and a/|\ over 50 . Harness also takes the spike bayonet . Excellent unused condition. My # CMS1871 $300|
|$300 Lightweight web harness for carrying Bren Gun magazines . Chocolate brown canvas. Same material as used for D-Day invasion but these are for mountain troops. Marked "H&S /|\ 1945 / JA C6047 and /|\ over 10 . Harness also takes the spike bayonet high on left side and entrenching tool at rear. Excellent unused condition. This version is adjustable size. My # CMS 1872 $300|
|$25 Twin magazine pouch for U.S. Colt .45 pistol M1911 or M1911A1. Single lift-the-dot fastener. Used, markings faded. (My # CMS1264) $25|
|$20 Bore scope, .50 Cal G. COWLES & CO. NEW HAVEN , CT" Appears to be US WWII. $20|
|$200 WWII British Airborne jeep rifle clip. EXTREMELY RARE! This is a rifle rack clip from a Rigid Bicycle, converted to fir on the fender of a jeep to hold a rifle fore-end. This one came out of New Zealand several decades ago. It is the ONLY one that I know of. $200|
|$250 1943 GRISWOLD BAG, 2nd Pattern, ORIGINAL, for U.S. parachutists in WWII, Originally called "Container, Individual, Aerial Delivery, Rifle", later called "Holster, Assembly, Parachutist's, Rifle". Snap hook and securing strap cut off back (typical when sold surplus). Ink marking with part number Army. The M1 Garand could be carried in the unmodified bag by separating the action from the stock. RIGGER MODIFIED with extension to accommodate M1928 Thompson Sub-machine Gun as shown here: https://www.pararesearchteam.com/Airborne/Airborne-011.html On the back is "PART NO / 43G23402 (as best I can make out). This is the second pattern but still WWII. The man's name "DJ MARTENS" is stencilled in black on the front. Colour of fabric is the EARLY lighter Olive Drab No. 7 EXACTLY as pictured in this reference. On the front is the triangle with a I or 1 in it. One could restore this bag fairly easily. RARE ORIGINAL. $250|
|$20 Parker-Hale target sight BASE ONLY for PH 5E. It would be permanently attached to the rifle. For Parker-Hale 1200TX bolt action rifle. $20|
|$95 Back sight, No. 4 rifle. This is the fine adjusting sight often mistakenly called "Singer sight" by collectors. The sights were designed and made by RSAF Enfield starting in 1930. This one was made by Fazakerley and has the "F" mark.. $95|
|$100 Bren Gun spare barrel carrying case. MINT British 1944 $100|
|$10 Pattern 1937 Utility Pouch with waist strap, for spare Bren Gun magazines. RAF RCAF blue. As worn by RAF Regiment. British, New Old Stock. 1955? (My # A) $10|
|$10 Pattern 1937 Utility Pouch with waist strap, for spare Bren Gun magazines. RAF RCAF blue. As worn by RAF Regiment. British, New Old Stock. 1956? (My # B) $10|
|$50 Pattern 1937 Utility Pouches complete set. Canadian Army, C/|\ marked. 1944 dated One marked FRONT and one marked REAR. Worn in addition to normal P37 webbing including basic pouches. Worn with REAR pouch at left rear and FRONT pouch worn at front left. Uncommon. MINT. $50|
|$15 Rifle valise for a scoped hinting rifle. Military button for closure so appears to have been made by a veteran. King's crown brass button CANADA / Crown / garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE / Maple leaf. Case is for a scoped rifle with sporter style wood only extending partway to the muzzle. $15|
|$210 Early round cocking piece for Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk. I. These were only used between 1931 and early 1942. The designed was changed in 1942 to a faster to manufacture style. These are sought after by people restoring the early rifles. This one was made by Stevens-Savage in 1941-1942. $210 SHIPPED IN CANADA|
|$270 Magazine for Johnson Light Machine Gun as used in WWII by the First Special Service Force (FSSF, the Devil's Brigade) and by the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Rare. $270 SHIPPED IN CANADA|
|$200 British Vickers Mk. I Machine Gun water hose connector (hose end). Small markings on one side "42" presumably 1942) and "/|\" (British issue mark. Original, brass. This is complex piece that fits on the end of the hose. Residue of original hose is on it.|
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 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. “
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 deal with the firearms (e.g. sell them to licenced people), 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 (I was lied to several times as were others) and sometimes they are obstructionist, making the legal process very difficult. Just ask the people of High River, Alberta who had firearms and ammunition illegally seized by the RCMP after a flood. They police may even refuse to return any legal 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 these 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.
A LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION ON THE FIREARMS LAWS IN CANADA
- “Background Checks” are done EVERY SINGLE DAY ON EVERY LICENCED FIREARMS OWNER IN CANADA, contrary to the lies put out by the anti-gun crowd.
- EVERY legal firearms owner in Canada is vetted and licenced by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Anyone owning, buying or borrowing ammunition or firearms MUST have a licence (a “PAL”)
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, and a few from 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.
- Prohibited – I am not licenced for any of the many different “Prohibited” categories, so none are here. “Prohibited” categories includes live machine guns, converted-automatics (CA i.e. converted to semi-automatic), small hand guns (including regular Lugers) many types of scary looking rifles, one-handed cross-bows, and now ALL AR-15 type civilian rifles, their uppers, some shotguns, some .22 calibre rifles 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 then they can be owned by anyone in Canada. NOTE: Almost all “Replica” firearms are PROHIBITED in Canada, even if made of wood and plastic. However most, but not all, AIRSOFT “guns” are legal because they actually fire something, though at low velocity. Canada has multiple “Prohibited” categories. Most are “Grandfathered” i.e. owner at time of the law’s change may keep, buy, sell, trade within that narrow category. An exception is the dictatorial Trudeau Lieberal Government’s prohibition of about 1,500 firearms and other items on 2020 May 01. These items mare allowed to be retained until 2022 April 30, and then must be deactivated permanently or surrendered for destruction. This includes ALL AR-15 family of firearms and some but not all AR-10 ()depends upon the maker!). The government LIES and calls it a “buy-back” but as we did not buy them from the government, it is legal theft, legally called expropriation. They have not budgeted for this and have not released any plan. Why do I call it a dictatorial action? Because it was NOT discussed in Parliament by our elected representatives. It was decided by Order-in-Council, which is the Prime Minister and his Cabinet ONLY. There are veterans who invested their pensions in legal firearms businesses (sporting goods stores, ranges etc.) and are stuck with hundreds of thousands of dollars of inventory that they cannot sell and cannot return to the USA. The excuse that the Lieberals used to pass this illogical law, which only affects law-abiding voters, is a mass-murder in Nova Scotia. That murderer used smuggled firearms that the RCMP had been told about, but refused to act upon, and an RCMP issued handgun taken from a police officer whom he murdered. NONE of these would have been affected by this new law. Americans will be puzzled by this and other Canadian gun laws. They have NOTHING to do with public safety and are all about disarming the Canadian people bit-by-bit.
- Restricted – PAL with restricted endorsement. Generally hand-guns and scary looking rifles that are not (yet) “prohibited” by the Liberal Government. .
- Non-Restricted – Standard PAL required.
- Antique – No simple definition. Very old and ammunition not easily available. No PAL required. The U.S. Pre-1898 rule does NOT apply, nor does “100-years” the normal definition of the word “antique”.
- Deactivated – No longer a firearm as the deactivation is PERMANENT. No PAL required. NOTE: Older deactivations DO NOT require additional deactivation to meet current guidelines as long as they cannot easily be reactivated. Deactivations in Canada today are usually done by gunsmiths who deregister them through the RCMP. In the past most deactivations were done by military forces and it is only recently that some deactivations come with paperwork. (ref. RCMP web site).
Confusing, isn’t it? Even the police do not understand all of these laws, partly because the laws are written by anti-gun people who have no idea what they are talking about.