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Zoraki 914 and 925 Blank Firing Guns

Special Business Bulletin No. 76

June 23, 2011

Snapshot

The RCMP has recently become aware that certain blank firing pistols, available in Canada, are in fact prohibited firearms. 

Background

The Zoraki Model 914 and Model 925 blank firing pistols were inspected and, based on criteria set out in the Criminal Code, the inspection determined that these types of pistols are prohibited firearms because an identical frame is used in both the manufacturer’s blank firing pistol and genuine firearm. 

Implications

This is a public safety concern because these firearms are sold by businesses in Canada, and unlicensed individuals and businesses may be in possession of unregistered prohibited firearms. 

Businesses in possession of these firearms must either register the firearm, provided they are licensed to do so, or surrender the firearm to a law enforcement agency.  Individuals must surrender them.

For further information on how to lawfully and safely surrender these firearms, please contact your local police or the Canadian Firearms Program of the RCMP at 1-800-731-400