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Posted: 4/12/2006 11:04:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 11:05:08 PM EST by 99medic]
Can this be done? Lets say I go there on vacation and bought a 1911. Can I or how do I get the pistol back to the US of A? Legally of course.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 12:05:41 AM EST
Talk to the Department of State. They need export clearance papers from the
Phillipines and you need import clearance papers from the DoS and U.S. Customs.
It can be done, but don't expect miracles.
It will take 4-6 months if I remember correctly.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 12:31:32 AM EST
Hell man, why would you put yourself through all that bullshit just to bring back a weapon that you can readily purchase at home? I imagine you'd be spending a lot of money greasing palms back there too just to get your weapon out of the country.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 1:00:52 AM EST
Screw the gun. Bring back a chick.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 6:39:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 7:10:13 AM EST
yes you can do it. are you military? If so call your base customs guy, he should be able to get you the required forms. I just got done with the military customs inspector course and we covered this in detail since a lot of people like to bring home shotties from Turkey. it's legal,and not a real big deal..
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 7:19:01 AM EST
hmmm. i'm going to be in the philippines in may...
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 1:58:39 PM EST
Its actually pretty easy unless it has some restrictions on the gun, but takes a while. You file an ATF form 6 and when it comes back approved you bring your toy home. Time is your real enemy here. Mine usually took a couple months to be processed.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 3:45:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By 99medic:
Can this be done? Lets say I go there on vacation and bought a 1911. Can I or how do I get the pistol back to the US of A? Legally of course.








Sorry, couldn't resist.

It will cost you 3-4 times what you paid for the gun to get it here, IMO.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:09:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By BobCole:

Originally Posted By 99medic:
Can this be done? Lets say I go there on vacation and bought a 1911. Can I or how do I get the pistol back to the US of A? Legally of course.








Sorry, couldn't resist.

It will cost you 3-4 times what you paid for the gun to get it here, IMO.



Why do you think that?
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 8:57:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By Jeep29:

Originally Posted By BobCole:

It will cost you 3-4 times what you paid for the gun to get it here, IMO.



Why do you think that?




Because the Philippines is similiar to Mexico, i.e. bribes grease the way for people to do what they're supposed to be doing anyway. Plus, he probably didn't pay too much for it to start with there, I'm guessing.

Don't get me wrong, I hope he sails thru with it like shit thru a goose; but I don't see it happening in PI, IMO.

Link Posted: 4/14/2006 9:01:00 AM EST
Screw the gun.

Bring back a 20' ISO container of NIW Garand and carbine parts.
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