Regulations Prescribing Antique Firearms (SOR/98-464)

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Regulations Prescribing Antique Firearms

SOR/98-464

CRIMINAL CODE

Registration 1998-09-16

Regulations Prescribing Antique Firearms

P.C. 1998-1664  1998-09-16

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, pursuant to the definitions prescribedFootnote a and antique firearmFootnote a in subsection 84(1) and to subsection 117.15(1)Footnote a of the Criminal Code, hereby makes the annexed Regulations Prescribing Antique Firearms.

Prescription

 The firearms listed in the schedule are antique firearms for the purposes of paragraph (b) of the definition antique firearm in subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code.

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on December 1, 1998.

  • SOR/98-472, s. 3.

SCHEDULE(Section 1)Black Powder Reproductions

  • 1 A reproduction of a flintlock, wheel-lock or matchlock firearm, other than a handgun, manufactured after 1897.

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.

Handguns
  • 6 A handgun 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.

  • 7 A handgun manufactured before 1898 that is capable of discharging centre-fire cartridges, other than a handgun designed or adapted to discharge 32 Short Colt, 32 Long Colt, 32 Smith and Wesson, 32 Smith and Wesson Long, 32-20 Winchester, 38 Smith and Wesson, 38 Short Colt, 38 Long Colt, 38-40 Winchester, 44-40 Winchester, or 45 Colt cartridges.

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