Canadian firearms sold in the U.S.

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    northkind
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    (1/7/03 5:49:59 pm)
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    Could anyone please tell me the legallities of selling firearms from Canada? I have a small collection of rifles and shotguns that I would be interested in selling in the American market.


    Zigzag2
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    (1/7/03 6:24:47 pm)
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    Hello northkind, and welcome to The Firearms Forum.

    We've had that subject asked in the past.
    I believe (don't quote me) that any firearm entering the United States, needs to be shipped via Import/Export licensee with the proper paperwork and cleared through Customs.

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    shooter22
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    (1/7/03 6:28:18 pm)
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    Welcome to the forum Northkind. I searched for some information and found out what must be done by a purchaser here in the U.S. to accept such firearms from Canada.

    Here is the ATF ruling:

    L1) May a licensed dealer who does not have an importer's license make an occasional importation?

    Yes. A licensee may make an occasional importation of a firearm for a nonlicensee or for the licensee's personal use (not for resale). The licensee must first submit an ATF Form 6, Part I to the Imports Branch for approval. The licensee may then present the approved Form 6 and completed ATF Form 6A to the U. S. Customs Service. Contact the Bureau of ATF, Imports Branch, Washington, DC 20226, (202) 927-8320 for forms.

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    ImMrBill
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    (1/7/03 9:05:51 pm)
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    Does anyone know how much licensees are charging for this paper shuffle?


    kdub01
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    (1/7/03 10:18:32 pm)
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    That will depend on who you select as a receiving FFL holder and what that person's fee would be. There is no set fee for this service. Some FFL holders do it for a token fee if they know the nonlicensee and consider them a good customer, others make a professional living on the fees charged for receiving such items. You will just have to inquire around and see what the market is in your area.
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    ImMrBill
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    (1/7/03 11:47:55 pm)
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    My last in country transfer cost me $50, not including shipping, here in So Cal. That was for use of ffl, DROS and recieving fees. I realize and respect that these fees are helping to keep ffl's in business but they've gotten out of budget for me here. Some ffls won't even bother with transfers.
    I was only curious what anyone else had experienced for this type of added paper work.
    Bill
     
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