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Thread: Rifle stock from the states?

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    Rifle stock from the states?

    Hi guys, just wondering if any of you have experience of bringing back a synthetic stock from the USA? Is there any restrictions? I'm getting conflicting info from various companies over there!
    Cheers J

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    I've never hand carried one, but ordering direct from McMillan has never been a problem, I ve done that 3 times, most recent was last summer. Same story with Manners.. no problem at all

    I don't know if stocks have recently been added to the 'Restricted List'...

    P
    Last edited by Tikka 260; 07-04-2011 at 13:47.

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    Stocks are restricted unfortunately.

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    Hi All
    Ihave brought plastic and laminate stocks back in my checked luggage also ammunition, bullets, knifes, scopes, reloading kit and 5 yrs ago my remington model 7 243 rifle i have had my cases opened an searched on every occasion and nobody has ever batted an eyelid the only problem i have ever had was they removed some bore cleaner and left a note saying it had been removed because it was flammable
    Geordie

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    They maybe restricted but how comes members on here buy them from Boyds Stocks, It would appear that as he sells them for less than 100 dollars there are no issues with an export licence as it falls below the magic figure of 100 dollars, good post be interesting to see the outome.

    I have also brought back bullet heads and ammo and accessories and have had no problems either just declared it at heathrow then rung my FSEL dept and sent a letter explaining what I had done and entered the amount on my certificate, they were not to happy the first time I did it but have been fine ever since.
    Last edited by patjack; 07-04-2011 at 17:15.

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    patjack you aren't saying that you have brought back powder on an aircraft are you?

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    The rules have really tightened up over the last couple of years.

    Some of the suppliers in the USA have got all the correct export licenses, so you can get them to ship to you. Personally carrying stuff back is possible but only legal now if you want to go through all the hoops of getting a licenses yourself.

    I am in the USA right now, had been hoping to come back with goodies but have decided to keep it to the safer stuff that falls outside these rules. There was a recent thread on another board all about this, and one person took the trouble to engage in a series of correspondence with the relevant US Gov department and they gave him a lot of guidance on this matter. He then published the whole lot for us to wade through.

    You could take a chance, try your luck, but you could end up in a lot of trouble!

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    why would a stock be restricted, it's a piece of plastic or wood? surely you can bring a stock in your checked luggage, and only fear customs duty being slapped on upon arrival in the UK? no?

    In terms of bullets, I'd think you could bring them too, and add them onto your FAC manually..read - I'd think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    why would a stock be restricted, it's a piece of plastic or wood? surely you can bring a stock in your checked luggage, and only fear customs duty being slapped on upon arrival in the UK? no?

    In terms of bullets, I'd think you could bring them too, and add them onto your FAC manually..read - I'd think!
    Sorry, but no!

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    can you post it to France legally, then drive there, pick it up, and bring it back across the tunnel?

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