Originally Posted By KingC:
Are you going through an experienced export agent to get your carbine exported, or trying by yourself? The government in many cases prefers to provide services through the middleman, and not to deal directly with the public. For a fee, these middlemen seem to work wonders.,,Shades of Caligula.
Funny to say but my problems has nothing to do with the super -restrictive Italian law. 223 Rem is legal, I can reload and the MT6400C has been already imported and classified into the list of weapon allowed to public, not LE customer.
I have entitled and American Export Agent to apply for the Export Licence on my behalf. This company works for Beretta so I would say it's full referenced. Actually the same day I asked him to support me, he called his contact at the Dept. of State to find out more so his service is fabulous so far.
During his conversation we were told that MT6400C is considered a military weapon, export restricted, but we were not told which technical feature makes this gun "military". The guy at the Dep. of State also said that Colt is aware about this, but never informs the foreign customers that have then lots of trouble exporting this.
We are trying to keep in touch with Colt to find out more, but I hardly understand which could be the bottle neck. It doesn't have flash hider, nor bayonet lug, not collapsible stock, nor less then 16" barrel...... I was told that the bolt carrier is M16 type so I wonder if that is the point. It that was the problem, I wouldn't have then any problem to replace the bolt carrier with an AR15 style.
I confess that I'm discouraged.