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    Unregistered Restricted, what to do if you find grandpa's pistol!

    The short answer is that it IS possible to register a restricted firearm if it's never been registered before.

    First off you need to make sure that it's a "restricted" firearm and NOT a prohibited one. You CANNOT register a prohibited firearm, EVER!

    THIS IS STRAIGHT FROM THE CFC/CFP!

    Currently there is no official amnesty in place for unregistered
    restricted firearms. Individuals wanting to dispose of the firearm
    should contact their local police (RCMP). If an individual is in
    possession of an unregistered restricted firearm and they wish to keep
    it, they must meet the following requirements:

    They must have a valid PAL with acquisition privileges to the
    restricted level.

    They must apply to register the firearm online or through a paper
    application form CAFC 998. You can obtain the form or do the online
    application at www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf. You will need to indicate
    "Other" for the type of acquisition and provide details- from whom you
    acquired the firearm and when. Please indicate Amnesty on the top of
    the form or in spot for type of acquisition if doing an online
    application.

    These applications are forwarded to the registry for approval, and they
    will be the ones to investigate and decide on the application.

    Note: this applies to unregistered restricted firearms only and not
    unregistered prohibited firearms.

    Please view the following website for information on restricted and
    prohibited handguns:

    http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/rp-eng.htm

    Before the firearm can be registered, it will need to be verified by an
    approved verifier.

    Verification can be done over the telephone by contacting our office at
    1 800 731-4000. You would need to have the firearm with you so that the
    make, model, type, action, serial number, barrel length, manufacturer
    can be confirmed in a Firearms Reference Table. You will be provided
    with a Firearms Reference Table number (FRT), verifier number and
    verifier first and last name. Once you have this information, you can
    proceed with the registration application.

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    good info there

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    Thanks Drache, we were discussing this not long ago

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    So what happens if a gun is deemed "prohibited"? Everyone has to turn them in? Do you get compensated? What do they do with the guns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladybug View Post
    So what happens if a gun is deemed "prohibited"? Everyone has to turn them in? Do you get compensated? What do they do with the guns?
    You can either turn it in for destruction with no compensation, get the gun made unfireable by welding it in places so it will never shoot again, or sell it to someone with a prohibited license.

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    Many people have asked what our next goal should be. My biggest wish is to get rid of this whole prohibited/restricted classification garbage. The way it is now, the last guy alive with a prohib license will have all the registered prohibs. When he dies, one of his decendents can get a crack at them. When that person dies, they all go to the furnace (shudder).

    We all know full well that when grandpa dies and there's an unregistered prohib in the house, grandma doesn't know what to do with it. She calls the cops, and they tell her to turn it in to be crushed. To heck with that. We need to stop this bleeding off of perfectly good, and often beautiful historic firearms. End this bogus lefty classification system right now !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drache View Post
    You can either turn it in for destruction with no compensation, get the gun made unfireable by welding it in places so it will never shoot again, or sell it to someone with a prohibited license.
    Uhhh, I don`t think so, Tim.

    I called the CFC a year ago and told them that I had a friend with a prohib which had never been re-registered as such when the new laws came in effect in the 90`s. He wanted to sell it to me. Short answer is, "no way". I told them that if a legal transfer wasn't possible, my friend intended to go ahead and do what he wanted to do in the first place: sell it on the black market". The tech's answer was, Sorry, can't help you. Do what you have to do".

    FYI, the prohib in question was a built-as-a-semi Tommy gun. Furthermore, I have 12.3, 12.5 & 12.6. Didn't do me any good here.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter2772000 View Post
    Uhhh, I don`t think so, Tim.

    I called the CFC a year ago and told them that I had a friend with a prohib which had never been re-registered as such when the new laws came in effect in the 90`s. He wanted to sell it to me. Short answer is, "no way". I told them that if a legal transfer wasn't possible, my friend intended to go ahead and do what he wanted to do in the first place: sell it on the black market". The tech's answer was, Sorry, can't help you. Do what you have to do".

    FYI, the prohib in question was a built-as-a-semi Tommy gun. Furthermore, I have 12.3, 12.5 & 12.6. Didn't do me any good here.....
    There have been a couple people who have found prohib lugers that were never registered and had them registered to someone with a 12.6, at least according to a few posts over on CGN.

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    Well that just stinks. Have they ever been un-prohibited? Do they get them back then?

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