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:
Yes - our internal policies are that you MUST be at least 18 years old in order to purchase any material from our website. Anyone found abusing this will have their order(s) immediately cancelled without notice.
We're a home-based online store, but do handle local deliveries and can coordinate appointments. Email us for details.
*** COVID-19 UPDATE *** We're currently pausing all in-person appointments and local deliveries for the time being during the pandemic. Regular shipping available.
PayPal, Visa and MasterCard payments are accepted. We can also handle credit card orders over the phone, as well as eTransfers! All orders will be stamped ZOLTANGAL (our parent company) on your statement.
If your items are all in stock in Calgary, shipping varies from 1 to 7 business days depending on where you are in Canada. If we're out of stock on any item, 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!
*** COVID-19 UPDATE *** While Western & Central Canada are good for arrival times, we're seeing some delays in the Toronto region Canada Post hub. Please be sure to keep an eye on your tracking info for the latest status updates on your shipped orders!
Unfortunately based on the nature of replicas, we are only able to ship product within Canada and not internationally. There are several vendors in the USA and globally which offer shipping to International clients - these can be found on the Denix map.
Have a defective product? Simply contact us and return items within 7 days of receiving your order. in its original condition and we will refund the purchase price. Shipping and handling (S&H) 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.
The Denix replicas we set are made of metal (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, to simulate what the originals would have looked like.