I think the closest you are going to get is the evike AW DL-44. Depends on how accurate you want to get and what you are willing to do to get there I guess.Hey everyone. Was wondering where the best place or best way to get a decent ANH DL-44 in Canada? Pretty strict laws regarding firearms and replicas. Has anyone had success getting a doopy doos DL-44 shipped over here?
If you get an unpainted resin kit they won't even look at it. If it's fully built and painted it just can't be recognizable as a real firearm, and the DL-44 looks nothing like a real firearm. I can't speak to cons, I don't do that stuff but really once the evike is weathered it doesn't look any different than a quality replica (other than obviously being metal). Plus you can buy them at airsoft places in Canada so no issues with customs.I had looked into the AW DL-44 but i was worried because it was airsoft. Plus it probably wouldn't be suitable for cons or anything in public due to it being a "functioning" piece. That's why I was looking at resin. So you think I would have no issues having a resin piece shipped even if it resembles a real firearm? would it need to be in pieces or could i get a fully built kit shipped?
Thanks for the replies. I will look into the Evike one as an option. At least I know resin shouldn't be an issue.If you get an unpainted resin kit they won't even look at it. If it's fully built and painted it just can't be recognizable as a real firearm, and the DL-44 looks nothing like a real firearm. I can't speak to cons, I don't do that stuff but really once the evike is weathered it doesn't look any different than a quality replica (other than obviously being metal). Plus you can buy them at airsoft places in Canada so no issues with customs.
Now if you tried to ship a metal mauser replica (or even a painted resin one) you would be taking your chances.
No kidding, the lower limit makes zero sense. I've picked up the DL-44 and pulse rifle as airsofts, really great solid platforms. The E11, there is a Canadian guy on etsy making a terrific partial metal unit.I tried to go the Evike route with their E11. Velocity put the kibosh on that - not that it shot above the legal limit for airsoft in Canada, but that it shot BELOW the permitted range. Figure THAT one out.
Well, like I said, my experience says different. I honestly don't think they care about anything that is a sci fi prop and has enough differences from a real firearm that anyone who knows wouldn't mistake it for one, be it metal or resin. I've shipped a full tomen and a kit tomen, no problem. They only thing they did was ding me with brokerage charges.As far as I know, every package that goes through Canadian customs gets X-rayed. If you build a false compartment and they find out about it, there could be federal charges. After that every package you ever send and receive will probably be scrutinized. In any case, DoopyDoos will never do that. They will mark the customs declaration with the contents, like "resin model kit". To an X-Ray the kit parts may not be totally recognizable all jumbled together, and since there is little, to no metal in the kit, (there may be some metal screws or maybe uniting posts) it won't trigger extra suspicion. I have heard, (don't take this as gospel) that resin kits of weapons will have no trouble getting through, but anything assembled, most likely will.