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Thread: Firearms to Canada

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    Firearms to Canada

    Asking for a buddy of mine.

    Immigrating to Canada how easy/difficult is it to import your UK firearms to Canada?

    Would you need to surrender them to a RFD in the UK thereafter move to said country and then have them sent over once you have gained a Canadian FAC? Costs involved?

    They seem to prohibit moderators over there also?

    Anyone with personal experience that could shed some light on the subject?


    Many thanks!

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    He will need to get a Firearms license . It's not a problem to bring firearms into the country , it might require him to have the rifles sent to him after he get's his license . I'll phone the RCMP tomorrow and get the details for you . In short , he can bring his firearms , it's a question of when .
    And yes , moderators are prohibited in Canada . Having one in your possession is punishable by a lengthy prison sentence , even if you don't have a firearm to put it on .


    AB

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    AB re the moderator issue.

    Does that include any weapon "designed or adapted" to be fitted with a moderator? In other words a rifle that's been threaded for one? Does the OP need to have the threads removed, by machining them off, or cut-off?

    What of 'scopes with illuminated reticules?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basil12 View Post
    Magic thanks!
    Talked with the Mounties today , they're going to email me the relevant info . I'll forward it when I get it . On another track , does your buddy have any family or friends in Canada ? If they have a PAL ( firearms license ) , he can keep them at their residence until he gets his PAL ( possession and acquisition license ) , just a thought . What part of Canada is he moving to ?

    AB

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    Quote Originally Posted by enfieldspares View Post
    AB re the moderator issue.

    Does that include any weapon "designed or adapted" to be fitted with a moderator? In other words a rifle that's been threaded for one? Does the OP need to have the threads removed, by machining them off, or cut-off?

    What of 'scopes with illuminated reticules?
    It's perfectly legal to have a rifle that's threaded for a moderator , like a Savage Hog Hunter . He wouldn't have to remove the threaded portion .
    Illuminated scopes are fine , but shooting after dark is prohibited . Strangely , NV scopes are legal to own and have on your rifle , but it's illegal to shoot past a half hour after sunset . It makes owning a NV scope a little pointless really , but who says firearms law has to make sense .

    AB

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    Quote Originally Posted by alberta boy View Post
    Talked with the Mounties today , they're going to email me the relevant info . I'll forward it when I get it . On another track , does your buddy have any family or friends in Canada ? If they have a PAL ( firearms license ) , he can keep them at their residence until he gets his PAL ( possession and acquisition license ) , just a thought . What part of Canada is he moving to ?

    AB
    Thanks for all the info I will send you a PM.

    Cheers.

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