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. 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 $170|
|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|
|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|
|Backsight for Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mark I made by Fazakerley $85|
|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|
|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|
|Snap hooks for the Bren Gun sling, one pair of "small" snap hooks. $30 (typical photos of mine, all the same). Reblued.|
|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|
|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|
|Ross Rifle Mk. II***. .303" Still in military configuration, with an original bayonet and scabbard. There is a thin crack in the butt from the pistol grip to the rear. Missing sling swivels, otherwise it is complete. Bore is dark and pitted i.e. i.e. in poor condition. This rifle is one of 20,000 that was sold to the US Government in 1917. The "US markings and US added serial number, both under the grip, are faintly visible. The bayonet does NOT have the US markings. Scabbard is dated 1909. Scabbard is marked B / 16LH / 51 which I believe is B Sqaudron, 16th Light Horse, 51st bayonet. Two added brass studs suggest that the soldier might have been native. I have added the following: Pattern 1914 British leather sling. In 1914 the British ran short of web slings and authorized the use of leather slings of a previous pattern. Early in WWII they repeated this. This sling is clearly marked "D. MASON & SONS LTD. / WALSALL / 1940" Reduced price: $1,950|
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 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 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 (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 of the Mounties treat law-abiding citizens like criminals. It is a “holier than thou” attitude.
- 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. Armourded Car Guards) and even prospectors carrying armloads of gear in the wilderness have greast 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.