My uncle offered me one of his rifles last time I was over there. I politely declined, but he recently repeated the offer which set me thinking.
How would I tackle this if I accepted his offer ?
I presume there are specialists who will ship internationally and that it would have to be sent to an RFD.
VAT ought not to be an issue since the item is not being bought.
It's an old Ruger Model 1 with a gorgeous stock - he had some work done on the trigger and it has had a go-faster re-barrel job done. It's in .270, and I have an available slot for both the calibre and action.
So although it's not a horribly expensive piece it's still very nice and, more importantly, it has been my uncle's for many years so a bit of family history there.
I'm guessing it would be simpler to emigrate and keep the gun over there...