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Buying parts from USA question

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by neiled, May 5, 2014.

  1. neiled

    neiled Donator

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    Everything seems to be cheaper in the USA so what's the law concerning buying gun parts and having them shipped over here? I've someone who lives over there that can buy them, take delivery in the US and then forward them on to me as gifts, so what can I safely order and what needs declaring as gun parts?

    What parts are ok to bring in and what parts aren't, obviously I know I can't buy guns, knives, ammo etc. but what about parts such as barrels, triggers, scopes etc?
  2. Pelletpower

    Pelletpower Donator

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    I had a spring deliverd once for a gamo whisper....

    Thing was way over the uk limit so I had to take it out and ditch it :(

    It got here ok though.
  3. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    As far as I know it's the customs that's the problem.
    I used Cabelas for years and never had much problem till I bought some boots 3 years back. I ordered a pair called Hunting Gun Boot and by law it stated this on the content label. Customs informed me it had been stopped due to the content of gun parts.
    It arrived weeks late after it had been opened. But if you use Brownell from the USA as long as the item is less than $100 and not a barrel that's been chambered I've been ok. But I do know you have to state on the shipping label the content.
    Good luck
  4. Clubshot

    Clubshot Clubshot

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    North London. England
    Reason prices look cheaper - do not have UK import duty or Taxes on them

    Or Carriage costs -

    VCR Act - restrict's Gun Barrel or load bearing parts - To stop buying Kit Gun's

    UK Customs are aware that most USA Sold Guns do exceed our Sub 12FT for Rifles & Sub 6FP for Pistols

    Yes Read report's that some has got through - But aware much more get's destroyed by UK customs

    Seems cheaper to Destroy than process legal cases with UK Shooters

  5. tintin

    tintin Engaging Member

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    South of Cirencester
    I've imported a new scope direct from USA without any customs problems.
    you need to go onto the government website to see which parts are ok to import.
    I believe google is your friend in this particular case:)
  6. Honest Bob

    Honest Bob Big Poster

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    I imported a Crosman Backpacker main tube, with no problem. Bob.
  7. metalman

    metalman Big Poster

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    I bought a Beamshot laser from Planet Optics because the price looked attractive, but by the time i got my hands on it, there was only a couple of quid in it :eek:

    Final straw, was when i had to pay duty to the post office, before collection
  8. tintin

    tintin Engaging Member

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    South of Cirencester
    At what point did you believe that you were exempt from paying duty?.
    If you import, expect to pay the taxes you are legally required to, in your case, 4.7% import duty plus vat at 20% on the lot plus (in a lot of cases) a handling charge by the delivery agent to clear customs.
    Last edited: May 6, 2014

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