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    Franchi SPAS-12

    Are these legal in Canada?

    Forgive me for not wanting to search the RCMP website.

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    prohibited 12/5 class. can't import.
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    It's probably less reliable/lethal than a Benelli M4.

    Stupid, stupid laws.

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    Buy an airsoft SPAS-12 and have a friend fire a real shotgun over your shoulder. That's as close as you're going to get to owning and shooting one in Canada.
    LOL

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    Nope
    Prohibited...and I believe confiscated from their owners in 1992 under C-17? If it makes you feel any better, they're apparently heavy and kinda crappy. Doesn't make me feel much better.
    They're even scary in the States. At one point they were classified as a "destructive device" by the BATF as they had no "sporting purpose" and so they require a $200 tax stamp down there as well.
    You could put rails on an 870, or look for a Franchi PA8, though? And I remember reading the Beretta version of the SPAS-12 is not prohibited? All kind of crap-tacular options left in the wake of more spectacular Canadian Gun Laws....written by people that might have claimed to have your best interests at heart, but not a clue in their head.
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    I'm not really that interested in owning one. They look kinda neat, that's about it.

    They seem overly complicated, pump/semi-auto, kinda gimmicky.

    Something tells me they got a bum rap because of Terminator. Seems various politicians really felt bad for that poor Connor woman.


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    ^Yup, nailed it, IMHO.
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    I'm surprised no-one's made a conversion kit for the 870 to make it look like a SPAS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forbes/Hutton View Post
    I'm surprised no-one's made a conversion kit for the 870 to make it look like a SPAS.
    Would that chunk of forend plastic be prohibited by look? Interesting experiment for the price of a sand mold; submit your plastic blob for approval, and get a denial letter from the RCMP to make hay with?

    Edit: Or get scary black shotgun parts legally imported? Numrich sells the parts....out of stock right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strewth View Post
    They're even scary in the States. At one point they were classified as a "destructive device" by the BATF as they had no "sporting purpose" and so they require a $200 tax stamp down there as well.
    From what I can fathom from US laws, any calibre firearm bigger than .50cal(regardless of it being a shotgun or rifle) can be class as such.
    Apparently why the russian revolving shotguns(basically a ruskie circuit judge) aren't down there either.
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