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 Post subject: US to UK Import
PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:28 am 
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Sorry if this has been covered. I notice over countrys have been but not this.

Im looking for an Browning Auto 5. Id like to get the final production one but Im seeing nothing in the Uk apart from old 50s, 60s, 70s guns.

So Im thinking maybe the only place to get one would be the US, then crimp it down to 3 shot.

Has anyone imported a gun from the US to the UK?

Tim




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 Post subject: Re: US to UK Import
PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:14 am 
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No,but I have imported a shotgun from the USA to NZ.I called the dept of commerce (who regulate the export of shotguns),they said no export license required as long as the barrel was over 18" long.I imagine its the same for the UK.Individuals here can import firearms,but I have a feeling you might have to arrange for import through a firearms dealer.


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 Post subject: Re: US to UK Import
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:37 pm 
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Caerlonie wrote:
No,but I have imported a shotgun from the USA to NZ.I called the dept of commerce (who regulate the export of shotguns),they said no export license required as long as the barrel was over 18" long.I imagine its the same for the UK.Individuals here can import firearms,but I have a feeling you might have to arrange for import through a firearms dealer.


Cheers for the advice. Ill check it out, ta


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 Post subject: Re: US to UK Import
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:10 pm 
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Wishing you luck. I have had hit and miss purchases from US. Never bought an entire gun, just parts from various suppliers. However, my last request, for nothing more than a shotgun butt stock plate, was refused. Reason - we do not ship to Canada. I was a bit surprised and enquired further but the order was still refused. The real annoyance is that the part cannot do anything but be screwed onto a piece of wood. It is not a "firearm". It is a part for a shotgun that was made in 1907 so you have to know that such parts are in very short supply. Still, no matter the arguments made, this supplier will not ship to Canada. If anyone happens to know a supplier who will ship to Canada and also has a "Parker #2 butt plate with spur", I want to hear from you.

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 Post subject: Re: US to UK Import
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:37 am 
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They will not ship a buttplate to Canada?.Thats just bizarre.


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 Post subject: Re: US to UK Import
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:35 am 
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I had trouble believing it too. However, no butt plate for me from the only source I have found to have one. Oh well, the old Parker still shoots well, with or without a complete butt plate. Maybe the broken original adds character !! Regards, Jack


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 Post subject: Re: US to UK Import
PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:34 pm 
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Don't you know anyone in US who would recieve it then re-pack it and send it on? :?:

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 Post subject: Re: US to UK Import
PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:26 pm 
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I know a couple folks. I envision hangups clearing customs and losing the item through seizure, even though it is nothing more than a piece of plastic or bakelite. Still working on it though. We'll see. Jack


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 Post subject: Re: US to UK Import
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:08 pm 
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jcronk,

Which dealer was that?


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 Post subject: Re: US to UK Import
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:23 am 
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TimGuyUK wrote:
Sorry if this has been covered. I notice over countrys have been but not this.

Im looking for an Browning Auto 5. Id like to get the final production one but Im seeing nothing in the Uk apart from old 50s, 60s, 70s guns.

So Im thinking maybe the only place to get one would be the US, then crimp it down to 3 shot.

Has anyone imported a gun from the US to the UK?

Tim


Hi Tim,

Did you get your Auto 5 in the end from the US? I'm asking as it's something I think is worthwhile doing for a good A5.

Cheers

Dave W


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 Post subject: Re: US to UK Import
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:58 pm 
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Importing from the US to the UK is next to impossible, I've tried it. Why bother, the best Auto 5's were made at the FN factory and the best years for quality were the 1950's so see if you can find a sleeper.


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 Post subject: Re: US to UK Import
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:01 pm 
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Tim, if you want a really nice Auto 5 from the UK I've got one for sale.

Paul




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