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Old 09-03-2014, 06:55 AM   #1
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I am hoping to take our coach across the border and visit our neighbors in Canada. From what I am hearing Canada is very strict when it comes to bringing a firearm in. If I am reading their "Non-Resident Firearm Declaration" correctly, an M1 rifle having a 24" barrel is an acceptable "Restricted Firearm" but the magazine is limited to holding only 5.
Can anyone confirm or clarify this?

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Old 09-03-2014, 06:58 AM   #2
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ask Canadian Customs. I would not bet on it.
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ask Canadian Customs. I would not bet on it.

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http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publicati...sf5044-eng.pdf

The M1 is not a restricted firearm in Canada. All semi automatic rifles in Canada are limited to a 5 round magazine and the magazine must be pinned. Handguns are not permitted to be imported by non residents except under strict conditions (LE-competition, etc.)

Unless you are going to be boon-docking in some isolated area, leave the gun at home. Also, animal repellant is legal, but pepper spray for pests of the 2 legged type is prohibited.

We carry a shotgun in our MH, but when going south we just leave it at home, it isn't worth the trouble.
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We do boondock and hopefully this trip will involve remote areas. Of course, the simplest thing would be leave the firearm at home but our coach is home and it would be a hassle to rent storage in one location and be required to reenter the states at that same location to retrieve.
also, what do you mean by a pinned magazine?
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If you are reentering the states at the same place you crossed the border into Canada then you can safe store (for a cost) at a firearms sales place where you cross over. Just go back and pick it up when you return.
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A rifle magazine must not be capable of holding more than 5 rounds. So the magazine must either come from the factory with a 5 round capacity or be altered by a gunsmith in a permanent fashion as to not to hold more than 5 rounds. If boon-docking and looking for bear protection or other 2 legged pests, I suggest leave the M1 at home and bring a Winchester defender or similar shotgun with slugs. A .30 will just annoy a grizzly.
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Grizz don't bother me, its the other 2 legged pests that I need protection from. I cannot purchase another firearm on the road but only from my home state of Florida, 1500 miles away, therefore I have to do with what I have.
So far it sounds like as long as I declare my M1 and have my magazines professionally pinned to take only 5 shells I should be ok?
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If you are bringing it up for "2 legged" pests you are thinking about the wrong country. Unless you are talking about ducks and geese. Need a hunting licence for them.
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Yes, as long as permanent in nature not to hold more than 5 rounds.
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Its not a matter of bringing it up, its a matter of already having it and needing to comply. If I can comply then I don't have the hassle of storage and the need to recollect it later. Was hoping to enter Canada in the East and travel West.
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Look around and see of you can order a 5 round magazine. If not pin 1 and send the rest home if you have extras.
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M1 Carbine Magazine 5/15 Rounds

This will comply
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Grizz don't bother me, its the other 2 legged pests that I need protection from. I cannot purchase another firearm on the road but only from my home state of Florida, 1500 miles away, therefore I have to do with what I have.
So far it sounds like as long as I declare my M1 and have my magazines professionally pinned to take only 5 shells I should be ok?

Don't know where in Canada you plan on travelling, but in 40 years of travelling, not just camping, coast to coast in Canada I've only heard of 2 instances of '2 legged pests' being a problem, the most recent one was in 1982.

I'm not convinced a long gun is the best choice for personal defence either, not unless you plan on hitting them over the head with it.
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