The Zoraki Model R1 double action blank firing revolver flare gun has been identified, based on criteria set out in the Criminal Code, as a restricted firearm. Individuals and business in possession of this firearm must either register the firearm, providing they are licensed to do so, or surrender the firearm to law enforcement agencies.
Zoraki Model R1 double action blank firing revolvers are made by ATAK Arms in Turkey. They are available in various finishes (black, chrome and nickel), very closely resemble a genuine firearm and are available for sale in Canada. They are being sold as a flare gun kit which includes a flare adapter and flares. They can be used as a blank firing revolver if the owner chooses not to attach the flare adapter to the barrel.
The RCMP Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) recently inspected one such revolver. Based on criteria set out in the Criminal Code, the inspection determined that this type of revolver is a restricted firearm because an identical frame is used in both the manufacturer’s flare gun and genuine firearm. A record (number 134161) for this type of firearm has been entered into the RCMP Firearms Reference Table (FRT).
For individuals who are currently in possession of the flare gun, the following options are available:
Implications for Firearm Businesses
Any existing stock of Zoraki Model R1 double action blank firing revolvers must be registered immediately. Following registration, these firearms can legally be sold to clients who are licensed to possess restricted firearms.
Any existing stock of Zoraki Model R1 double action blank firing revolvers must be turned in or disposed of immediately. The business should contact either the local police or the provincial Chief Firearms Officer to make the necessary arrangements.
Implications for Police
If your police service is contacted by a Zoraki owner:
For more information, please contact the RCMP Canadian Firearms Program.
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