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Posted: 6/24/2015 5:54:00 PM EDT
How would you go about LEGALLY importing a firearm from another country?

A buddy of mine wants to bring his grandfather's rifle over from Mexico, didn't know what to tell him
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ATF Form 6
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Looks like it has to be imported through an importer still

What companies would help import 1 privately owned rifle?
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:42:15 PM EDT
Personally I would use Hansohn Brothers in VA, he's a member here under username HansohnBrothers.

Bear in mind an importer will have to engrave his info on the gun so if it's a collectible and doing that will devalue it, take that into account before proceeding.
Link Posted: 7/2/2015 11:06:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By fatboyslim34:


Looks like it has to be imported through an importer still

What companies would help import 1 privately owned rifle?
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Originally Posted By 1811guy:
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Looks like it has to be imported through an importer still

What companies would help import 1 privately owned rifle?


Simpsons LTD in Galesburg, IL
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Simpsons LTD in Galesburg, IL
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Originally Posted By fatboyslim34:
Originally Posted By 1811guy:
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Looks like it has to be imported through an importer still

What companies would help import 1 privately owned rifle?


Simpsons LTD in Galesburg, IL

Yup, here you go. It isn't exactly cheap but they can do it.
http://www.simpsonltd.com/information.php?info_id=4&osCsid=e7c385d0504b279440190002ab7af899
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A lot depends on what it is, and how old it is......

pre-1898 ??? No F6 required.....
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[Last Edit: 7/2/2015 11:56:04 AM EDT by tomrocks21212]
www.duffysguns.com

He imports a lot of stuff from Britain and occasionally South Africa, and probably a few other countries as well.

Talk to Wilhelm, but he's away this week I think.

Duffy's Guns
15433 Falls Rd.
Sparks, MD 21152

(410) 771-4398

ETA phone info
Link Posted: 7/2/2015 11:46:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Bubbles:
Bear in mind an importer will have to engrave his info on the gun so if it's a collectible and doing that will devalue it, take that into account before proceeding.
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True, but they can usually put them in a space that's not too ridiculous. The importer's marks must be conspicuously placed, so they will be visible, but they have a choice of where to put them.
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Originally Posted By rjbergen:

True, but they can usually put them in a space that's not too ridiculous. The importer's marks must be conspicuously placed, so they will be visible, but they have a choice of where to put them.
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Originally Posted By rjbergen:
Originally Posted By Bubbles:
Bear in mind an importer will have to engrave his info on the gun so if it's a collectible and doing that will devalue it, take that into account before proceeding.

True, but they can usually put them in a space that's not too ridiculous. The importer's marks must be conspicuously placed, so they will be visible, but they have a choice of where to put them.


Duffy's used to stamp their import guns where the stock could hide it, but some years back ATF said no to that. Now they try for an inconspicuous, but not hidden, spot.
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Originally Posted By tomrocks21212:


Duffy's used to stamp their import guns where the stock could hide it, but some years back ATF said no to that. Now they try for an inconspicuous, but not hidden, spot.
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Originally Posted By tomrocks21212:
Originally Posted By rjbergen:
Originally Posted By Bubbles:
Bear in mind an importer will have to engrave his info on the gun so if it's a collectible and doing that will devalue it, take that into account before proceeding.

True, but they can usually put them in a space that's not too ridiculous. The importer's marks must be conspicuously placed, so they will be visible, but they have a choice of where to put them.


Duffy's used to stamp their import guns where the stock could hide it, but some years back ATF said no to that. Now they try for an inconspicuous, but not hidden, spot.


I have two rifles that Duffy's imported. They marked the underside of the barrel on both. Tastefully done.

I have a rifle Simpson Ltd imported as well. They do a very small, tasteful, marking on the receiver.
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