Apologies in advance if this question has already been asked and answered elsewhere on here, but as a search didn't turn anything up, here goes...
A friend of mine (no, really!) has committed himself to buy a rifle from a dealer in Germany and is planning to have it sent to the RFD he uses in the UK. As it happens, the same UK RFD will also be visiting the German RFD's premises in a few weeks' time and so could collect the rifle in person.
My friend's question is: which method of getting the rifle to the UK would be easier, and what paperwork would be required in each case?
I had supposed that all the UK RFD would need to do would be to send the German RFD a copy of his details, after which the German RFD would post the rifle to him, but maybe it's more complicated than that.
If anyone has experience of this kind of sale/transfer, it would be great to know how you did it.