Originally Posted by coghlan
That's a CBSA thing. They don't allow the importation of replica firearms. CC doesn't care about 366 fps, only if the (barreled) weapon fires projectiles with sufficient velocity or energy to cause serious injury - currently defined (in CC) as 500+ fps.
According to the CC, if the gun closely ressembles an actual firearm (clear guns excluded) but is not itself a firearm, it is a prohibited device...but I didn't see anything in the CC about charges that can be laid until you do something dumb with the PD. That's when you get into trouble.
I know for prohibited [real] firearms, like full-auto fire rifles, you need an almost impossible to obtain prohibited class gun licence.
As for replica hand guns, this is what the RCMP website states:
This information sheet describes how the Firearms Act and Criminal Code apply to replica firearms.
A replica firearm is a device that is not a real firearm, but that was designed to look exactly or almost exactly like a real firearm.
Individuals may keep any replicas that they owned on December 1, 1998. A licence is not required to possess a replica firearm, and it does not have to be registered. However, individuals cannot acquire, make or import a replica firearm. If a replica firearm is taken out of Canada, it cannot be brought back in. Businesses may possess, acquire or import replica firearms only if they have a valid Firearms Business Licence that allows them to possess prohibited devices for an approved purpose.
Lending or Borrowing Replica Firearms
A replica firearm cannot be sold or given to an individual or an unlicensed business. However, a replica firearm can be loaned to:
Ľa person who borrows it specifically to fulfill their duties or employment in a motion picture, television, video or theatrical or publishing activities; or
Ľa certified instructor...