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    Question about antique through mail

    Hi,

    If I were to place a bid and win for this item, currently in Europe, would there be any legal issues for when they mail it to me here in Montreal?

    https://www.catawiki.com/en/l/579276...e-22-short-cal

    Thanks

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    Don't put a link in your first ever post.
    It's just not done.
    Why does the rest of the country get first dibbs on half my income?

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    These are the details:

    Belgium - 1900 - Flobert geweer - Rimfire - Rifle - .22 Short Cal

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    Unless I'm reading this incorrectly, that rifle doesn't qualify as an antique, per the Criminal Code and Regulation.

    https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/...ection-84.html
    https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/.../FullText.html

    Yes, there will be legal issues to deal with.

    https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/iefw-iefa-eng.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by awndray View Post
    Unless I'm reading this incorrectly, that rifle doesn't qualify as an antique, per the Criminal Code and Regulation.

    https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/...ection-84.html
    https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/.../FullText.html

    Yes, there will be legal issues to deal with.

    https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/iefw-iefa-eng.html


    Wow, so before 1898 I can find (the one I linked is 1900) but it cannot be rim-fire or centre-fire!? What the hell does that leave as a choice?

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    Wait, your first link says:
    antique firearm means any firearm manufactured before 1898 that was not designed to discharge rim-fire or centre-fire ammunition and that has not been redesigned to discharge such ammunition

    but your second link says:
    A shotgun manufactured before 1898 that is capable of discharging only rim-fire cartridges, other than 22 Calibre Short, 22 Calibre Long or 22 Calibre Long Rifle cartridges.

    So can a pre-1898 rimfire be considered antique or not?

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    antique firearm means

    (a) any firearm manufactured before 1898 that was not designed to discharge rim-fire or centre-fire ammunition and that has not been redesigned to discharge such ammunition, OR
    (b) any firearm that is prescribed to be an antique firearm; 

    Regulations Prescribing Antique Firearms

    Rifles
    2 A rifle manufactured before 1898 that is capable of discharging only rim-fire cartridges, other than 22 Calibre Short, 22 Calibre Long or 22 Calibre Long Rifle cartridges.

    3 A rifle manufactured before 1898 that is capable of discharging centre-fire cartridges, whether with a smooth or rifled bore, having a bore diameter of 8.3 mm or greater, measured from land to land in the case of a rifled bore, with the exception of a repeating firearm fed by any type of cartridge magazine.

    Shotguns
    4 A shotgun manufactured before 1898 that is capable of discharging only rim-fire cartridges, other than 22 Calibre Short, 22 Calibre Long or 22 Calibre Long Rifle cartridges.

    5 A shotgun manufactured before 1898 that is capable of discharging centre-fire cartridges, other than 10, 12, 16, 20, 28 or 410 gauge cartridges.

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    This is very close and a whole lot easier of a transaction, for your consideration, they are just garden guns and fairly commonplace here......

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