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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:37 am    Post subject: .50 cal Reply with quote

Alrighty guys help me out here,

i want to know what the deal is on having a .50 cal rifle in
Canada.
Are there any specific laws etc? do i need a special license?

Help me out here Big D!!!!! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: .50 cal Reply with quote

I assume you mean Browning .50 cal and not a .50 cal hawkin? Smile


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: Re: .50 cal Reply with quote

Or maybe a 500 Whisper !!!

Yeah !!! Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: .50 cal Reply with quote

50 Caliber Muzzle Loaders, if flint lock do not require registration. However all other muzzle loaders require registration.

50BMG centerfire rifles ALL require registration like every other firearm. The Baretts are Prohibited by name so don't think about it. Otherwise they are all non-restricted.

Currently the issues with owning 50BMG's are not from the Canadian Government and laws but the US export ban of all things related to the 50BMG done by the State Department. This includes dies and rifle actions that were manufactured for the 416 Barrett because they are simply a wildcat of the 50BMG.

If you really want the 50BMG and are willing to spend the money look here:

albertatacticalrifle.com/

Everything from accurate single shot 50BMG's to Swiss made Nemesis bolt action magazine fed rifles. Rick's guns are top notch though. Smile

As well the Steyr 50 BMG's are available as well from a variety of sources.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: .50 cal Reply with quote

Daym.. we cant own that in this Great Land of Oz..

we have to get license and Firearms Registry's permission even to own PAINTBALL guns !!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: .50 cal Reply with quote

Thanks much my friends!!!

Yeah ive been saving up cause i want to get
.50 cal BMG just for shooting fun!!!

I know i know....expensive, but hey why not!!!!

Im probably going to be looking into a single shot
.50 cal since im going to do range shooting anyway.

thanks again guys and ill give u an update in case
i ever get one of those cannons!!!

cheers,
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: .50 cal Reply with quote

These are some that interest me but im gonna do a little more research:

www.50bmgstore.com/cobb50bmg.htm for $4495


www.50bmgstore.com/arm...e50bmg.htm for $3195

or just a plain simple single shot like this

www.50bmgstore.com/serbu50bmg.htm for $2195


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Re: .50 cal Reply with quote

Can't buy any of them sorry, you wont get the export permits for them.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: .50 cal Reply with quote

Dimitri wrote:
Can't buy any of them sorry, you wont get the export permits for them.

Dimitri

Shoot...how come??? Are the only .50 cals available from that
site u gave me??

thank BIg D

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:01 pm    Post subject: Re: .50 cal Reply with quote

The site I linked is a gunsmith/gunbuilder who makes his own single shots and imports 50BMG's from countries that are more friendly to private sales.

In the US only California may have a 50BMG ban, but the US State Department that issues the export paperwork wont allow export to any private individual, only allowing government agencies and the military to get the paperwork.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: .50 cal Reply with quote

I know a couple guys who bought Serbus and are very pleased.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Re: .50 cal Reply with quote

Dimitri wrote:
The site I linked is a gunsmith/gunbuilder who makes his own single shots and imports 50BMG's from countries that are more friendly to private sales.

In the US only California may have a 50BMG ban, but the US State Department that issues the export paperwork wont allow export to any private individual, only allowing government agencies and the military to get the paperwork.

Dimitri

Time to use my "contacts" in the White House!!! Very Happy

Shoot i wonder if theres a way to get a Serbu some other way.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: .50 cal Reply with quote

Buy a used one if there are any in Canada, or break US export regulations and risk 25 years in a federal jail. Laughing

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