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Old June 18th, 2013, 23:49   #1
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Location: New Westminster, BC
Lightbulb Importing Airsoft (Update)

This is actually a new note on importing airsoft into Canada.

Custom Notice 10-005 make changes to the above. Now the legal import limit for Airsoft Guns are 366 FPS on 0.20g BB's.

Classification of Airsoft Guns
1. The purpose of this notice is to advise of changes affecting the classification of 6mm calibre airsoft guns.
2. Section 2 of the Criminal Code defines a firearm as “a barrelled weapon from which any shot, bullet or other projectile can be discharged and that is capable of causing serious bodily injury or death to a person, and includes any frame or receiver of such a barrelled weapon, as well as anything that can be adapted for use as a firearm”.
3. As outlined in Memorandum D19-13-2, Importing and Exporting Firearms, Weapons and Devices, it was previously established that an airsoft gun, firing a .22g 6mm plastic pellet, must have a muzzle velocity in excess of 124 m/s (407 fps), in order to be considered a firearm.
4. Based on the latest research, it is now established that the muzzle velocity at which a .20g 6mm plastic airsoft projectile is capable of causing serious bodily injury is 111.6 m/s (366 fps).
5. Airsoft guns, firing a .20g 6mm plastic pellet, with a muzzle velocity above 111.6 m/s (366 fps), will be classified as firearms. Please refer to D19-13-2 for the import requirements of low muzzle velocity firearms, including low muzzle velocity “uncontrolled” firearms.
6. If an airsoft gun, firing a .20g 6mm plastic pellet, shoots below 111.6 m/s (366 fps), and resembles with near precision an existing make and model of a firearm, other than an antique firearm, it will be classified as replica firearm. Replica firearms are prohibited devices and must meet import requirements as listed in D19-13-2.
7. Inquiries and comments about this notice should be directed to:
Other Government Department Programs Unit Programs Branch Canada Border Services Agency

Been waiting for the KWC Mini UZI

Just wanted to fix the thread in the Importing Airsoft Section.
I still wonder why I cant find this page for the CBSA.

Sorry If I put this in the wrong area.... I need to get AV'ed
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