On June 30th, 1976 the government of Canada contracted the private tool and die firm of Diemaco Incorporated to support their existing fleet of small arms (eg. FN FAL rifles, Sterling Sub-Machine guns) with 3rd and 4th Line repair and overhaul.  Six years later the Department of National Defence would award the SARP (Small Arms Replacement Program) contract to Diemaco to supply C7 rifles and C8 carbines under license from Colt Defense LLC.  In the years forward, to 2005, our company would be awarded contracts from the Netherlands, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Norway and the Canadian Law Enforcement Community for various weapon platforms based on the C7 family design, grenade Launchers and machine-gun mounts.  In 2005, Diemaco was sold by Heroux-Devtek to Colt's Manufacturing LLC.  Under new management Colt Canada has expanded and diversified it's products throughout our customer fleets.  2015 has seen our first offering to the civilian sales market in the SA15.7 and SA20 and MRR fleets.


Heading toward the future, Colt Canada has recently been awarded the Canadian Ranger Rifle program for .308 Winchester rifle to replace the aging .303 Lee Enfield rifle.  Colt Canada also been awarded the C6A1 GPMG (General Purpose Machine-Gun) program for the Canadian Department of Defence (DND) which will be the first Machine-Gun built in Canada since the second world war.

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  • Product Support Engineering & Capabilities

    Colt Canada has established an outstanding reputation for its particular ability to develop and implement product solutions customized to suit specific user requirements. New challenges presented by our clients spur our ongoing product development and improvement. The design team is continually reaching new heights in conceptual design, product definition, rapid prototyping, materials, manufacturing methods, and verification testing.


    Colt Canada's Product Support Engineering [PSE] retains a multitude of capabilities within in our own facility.  We keep up to date with the newest technologies for various types of research tasks, data collection and development projects.  From prototype creation, weapon testing and ballistics data to weapons incident investigations Colt Canada's PSE Department can help you.

    3D CAD Design

     .50cal sniper rifle slow motion video capture

    PSE Capabilities at a glance:


    • CAD Design
    • 3D Printing - Rapid Prototyping
    • 30 and 50M Indoor Instrumented Ranges - 100 to
        300M Outdoor Range Available
    • Configurable Weapon Firing Mounts - Standard, Elevated,
        Depressed and Inverted
    • .50 Cal Indoor Traps
    • High Speed Video and Macro Photography
    • Velocity Data Collection
    • Soft Bullet Capture
    • Extreme Temperature and Climatic Chambers
    • Thermography - FLIR Video
    • Motion Tracking and Analysis
    • Event Reconstruction
    • Motion, Shock and Durability Testing
    • Mud, sand, salt and fog Testing
    •    ...and much more
  • Assembly Repair & Overhaul

    As the 3rd and 4th line service centre for the Canadian Armed Forces, Colt Canada has established a world class repair facility that is experienced in the repair of not only the small arms that we manufacture, but also the repair of over 30 other pieces of equipment from weapons to mounts, for customers world-wide.


    • Official Canadian Forces 3rd & 4th Line Repair Facility
    • Weapon Systems Upgrades (eg. CF C7A2 Rifle, C8A3 Carbine, C9A2 LMG and C6A1 GPMG Midlife Upgrade)
    • Training Equipment (eg. Cutaway Training Aids)
    • Current Fleet Repair and Upgrades (eg. repair direct from OEM)


    Please contact us to find out if our services can assist you with your fleet.


  • I.L.S

    Colt Canada's ongoing support extends from the design phase through the life cycle of the weapon system from:


    Spares Programs

    From initial provisioning to ongoing supply, top quality components are always available.


    Technical Service Bulletins

    Maintenance processes are under constant review and product innovations are tested on a regular basis. This information is shared with existing clients on a regular basis.

     M2HB .50 Calibre Cutaway Training Aids

    Courses, Course-ware & Training Aids

    Instruction is available at our facility or a location of your choice. Top quality course-ware and training aids from animation to cutaway weapons will be utilized and also can be made to specification.


    Functional Models

  • Quality Assurance

    Our Quality System is certified and registered to ISO 9001:2008. Canadian Armed Forces Quality Assurance representatives reside on site at our manufacturing facility and are available to support our export clients.




    Our Quality Objectives

    • To prevent non conformance in product, process and strive to achieve zero defects
    • To strive for on time product delivery
    • To provide total customer satisfaction
  • Technical Publications

    Electronic SMART Publications

    Training Poster

    For over 40 years, Colt Canada (formerly Diemaco) has been writing Technical Orders for the Canadian Armed Forces Director Soldier Systems Program Management to cover all of the CAF small arm fleets. Some other customers include the United Kingdom, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway.


    Our Technical Publications Team has created publications for many different countries and is well versed in translation of diverse languages. Whether you prefer your documents printed, digitally linked PDF's or simple Word documents, we can meet your specific requirements.


    As well as manuals, our Technical Pubs team can create course-ware for Colt Canada Training Courses and Training Aids such as posters and multi-media visual displays in support of Integrated Logistic Support.


    Please contact our Technical Publications team for inquiries about how we can help you with your training and publication needs.

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Contact Us





Colt Canada Corporation

1036 Wilson Avenue, Kitchener, ON, Canada, N2C 1J3


Tel: +1 (519)-893-6840

Fax: +1 (519)-893-3144




Dealer Contacts (Distributors)


North Sylva Co.

Tel: (416) 242-4867

Email Contact:


O'Dell Engineering Ltd.

Tel: (519)-654-9600




Colt's Manufacturing Products


Colt Defense LLC

547 New Park Avenue,

West Hartford, CT, 06110, U.S.A.

Tel: +1-800-241-2485

or +1 (860) 232-4489

Fax: +1 (860) 244-1442


Our Quality Objectives

  • To prevent non conformance in product,
    process and strive to achieve zero defects
  • To strive for on time product delivery
  • To provide total customer satisfaction

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Colt Canada Corporation is a division of Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC.