Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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This would be one of our most often asked questions! YES they are legal!
The government of Canada with Canadian customs and the RCMP look at replicas in two fashions: modern vs. "antique" with the golden date of 1898 being key. For OUR selection, we carry models that are based on originals PRIOR TO 1898 - so we're able to import these and mail to customers without needing a PAL license. BIG NOTE - common sense is always required for ANY item that even remotely resembles a firearm!
For anything newer than 1898 these are deemed "modern" replicas and are prohibited here in Canada (thus can't be imported unless you have a restricted license). This is why you won’t see more "modern" replicas here in Canada from Denix like Mausers, Enfields, WWI and WWII rifles, etc. (sorry folks!).
Links to the official Government of Canada site for reference:
4. "Uncontrolled" firearms are those devices that, although falling within the definition of a firearm in the Criminal Code, are exempt from specific legal requirements of the Firearms Act and its regulations, as well as from other legislative provisions. "Uncontrolled" firearms do not fall under tariff item No. 9898.00.00, and are generally admissible into Canada. "Uncontrolled" firearms should not be subdivided into any of the non-restricted, restricted, or prohibited classes. The following types of firearms are deemed "uncontrolled":
(a) Antique firearms – The term "antique firearm" means:
(i) any firearm manufactured before 1898 that was not designed to discharge rim-fire or centre-fire ammunition and that has not been redesigned to discharge such ammunition; or
(ii) any firearm that is prescribed to be an antique firearm as listed in the Regulations Prescribing Antique Firearms.
Note: Reproductions of all types of antique handguns are considered "controlled" firearms unless the reproduction itself meets the definition of antique firearm (see above).
No - you don't need a PAL license to own a replica that we sell BUT common sense is required!
All non-firing Replica Models should be used only in the home as scale model displays or as collector’s items, or for theatrical or training purposes, and always under the supervision of a responsible adult. They should never be carried on the street, pointed at anyone, hidden on your person, or left carelessly in your car. Do not leave them where they are accessible to unsupervised children or irresponsible adults. the carrying, handling or brandishing in public of any model that resembles a real weapon may be in violation of the law, may create undue apprehension on the part of law enforcement officers or other person, and could result in injury to the person handling the model.
Do not let children play with this model. It is not a playing, and could cause harm if used improperly!
Do not point this model at other people, even as a joke. It could cause alarm or be seen as a threat, with serious or even deadly consequences.
Unfortunately anything newer than 1898 are deemed "modern weapons" (even the non-firing ones) and aren't allowed through customs. This is why you won’t see more "modern" replicas here in Canada from Denix.
The Denix replicas we set are made of metal (without iron or steel, known as ZAMAK, whose basic component is ZINC (Zn) in 95% of the total) which is usually zinc overlaid with various finishes like pewter, nickel, brass, etc.) to simulate the original metal that would have been used. For the grips, these are either done in wood or in the case of Ivory grips – a resin/plastic, to simulate what the originals would have looked like.
For the most part, the replicas act like the originals: hammers can be pulled back, cylinders rotate, levers can be pulled, triggers can be pulled, hammers drop. Only real difference we've found in the case of Western revolvers - on an original you'd be able to pull out the bottom pin to release the cylinder: pins and cylinders are solid to the piece and can't be removed. In the case with some flintlocks and rifles, ramming rods are purely decorative (some are even a static part of the replica and can't be removed).
All of our replica guns are non-firing models. They cannot fire real ammunition or be modified to fire real ammunition.
No our replicas do not have orange plugs!
Unfortunately most American companies avoid the Canadian border for shipments because its extremely likely your order will be seized and either destroyed or shipped back to the seller at their expense. This is also the case for any Canadians vacationing in ie Arizona and trying to bring back a souvenir over the border.
Doing an overseas production or needing to travel with your replica(s)? Plan ahead! Check with your airline and country laws first. We cannot know all laws of all countries, so it is up to the buyer to check their local laws before ordering and buyer assumes all risk of confiscation made by Customs.
We strongly discourage the manipulation of our models to modify or alter both their appearance or their functionality. We decline all responsibility for the result of the changes made by the customer in any of our original models.
We're a home-based online store based in Calgary, Alberta and also have a warehouse in Toronto. *** DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF YEAR*** we handle local deliveries and can coordinate viewing appointments in Calgary (sorry not available in Toronto!) Please contact us if you want to meet in person or have a local delivery done in Calgary.
We charge a flat $15 CDN fee for shipping if your order is under $150. If your order is over $150, we ship your order out for free! Overnight and Express delivery options are available but will be charged out at our costs - please contact us if you're needing your order on a Rush!
We handle payments with Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, PayPal and Email eTransfers. All orders will be stamped ZOLTANGAL (our parent company) on your statement.
Sorry unfortunately we only accept credit card, PayPal and eTransfers for payment.
YES! All prices you see are in Canadian dollars 🙂
Best bet here - contact us PRIOR to placing your order to give us a heads up OR note on the order notes when you place your order. If there are any issues (or faster shipping fees required) we'll drop you a line with options.
ZoltanGal Ltd. is our official business name. Please be assured that this is Replica Guns.ca
Have a defective product? Simply contact us first, then return items within 7 days of receiving your order in its original condition and we will either coordinate a replacement or refund the purchase price. Shipping and handling charges are non-refundable; however, we will gladly refund your original shipping cost if you are returning an item due to a mistake on our part. All returns must be shipped to us in its original condition (including box and packaging) via parcel post surface mail. When you return a product, you will receive a refund within 7-14 business days of us receiving and verifying the item. Your credit card (or PayPal transfer) used in your original purchase will be credited with the refund.
This depends on where you live in Canada!
For Eastern Canada, we ship direct from our warehouse in Toronto. Orders typically ship out either the same day or the following business day. From there it depends on where you live - the greater Toronto area is typically 1 business day to arrive, Montreal/Ottawa 2 business days, east coast 3-4 business days, etc. For Western Canada, we ship direct from our warehouse in Calgary. Orders typically ship out in 1-2 business days unless a restock is required. If we're out of stock on any item (or require a preorder), we will notify you. Restocks arrive in Calgary every Thursday and Friday, so if we're ever out on an item rest assured it'll be back in stock quickly!
Shipments from Toronto to eastern Canada are typically shipped with Canpar Courier (http://www.canpar.com/) and shipments from Calgary are shipped with Canada Post (https://www.canadapost.ca/) expedited ground parcel. Both shipping methods include online tracking which will be emailed to you after your order has shipped.
Unfortunately based on the nature of replicas, we are only able to ship product within Canada and not internationally.