Did you know?

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
Albert Einstein

Did you know:

– A firearm which qualifies (by definition in the Regulations made before 1898) as an “Antique” in Canada does NOT require a Canadian Firearms Licence (PAL) to purchase, own or use.

– All matchlock, flintlock and wheel-lock long guns are considered Antiques no matter when they were made.

– Percussion cap long guns and muzzle-loading black powder handguns made after 1898 are NOT considered antiques even if they are copies of an earlier antique model and DO require a Canadian Firearms Licence (PAL) to purchase, own or use.

Regulatory links below for many handy facts:

GO Firearms Safety Training Requirements in Canada (PAL) 
GO Fact Sheet concerning the Canadian Firearms Act
GO Fact Sheet concerning Antique Firearms
GO Fact Sheet concerning Black Powder Firearms

Fun Fact Quiz
Your family discovers a long forgotten about heirloom firearm. After some research, you have determined that it is a very old Muzzleloading rifle. Experts advise you that it is an original (not a replica) Hawken Plains rifle.  You get excited! Then you notice it is not a Matchlock, Wheel-lock nor a Flintlock rifle.  It is indeed a Percussion cap lock rifle!  But, it was made before 1898.
Does it qualify as an Antique under the Canadian Firearms Act & Regulations?

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