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Offline Danno99

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Guns and accessories.
« on: 22:19 06-Jan-2018 »
Anyone know what the law is for sending or bringing Guns, magazines, parts etc unto the US from abroad?

Example. If I bought an SKS in Ukraine, could it be brought back either by mail or in checked luggage.

Or magazines, bayonetts etc.

Anyone have expereince going either way with such items. I did see a news story about a missionary who got in deep water in Russia for having a little amunition as he attempted to depart RU.

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« Reply #1 on: 04:53 07-Jan-2018 »
Knives, bayonets, etc can be in your checked bags, not sure how the security folks at KBP would react to a mag or gun barrel or other part even in checked.  I had to toss a spent 7.62 x 54R casing I had as a memento.

Firearms will have to be shipped to an FFL.  I'd be concerned with sticky fingered Customs outbound than anything else tho.  And then you'd have to deal with the export/import crap.

Btw, you can buy an SKS or old Mosin Nagant (and their variations) at several online retailers for $300 and up or a new AKM from about $600.  I generally use Classic Firearms, but you'll need a VPN to access their site.

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« Reply #2 on: 12:45 07-Jan-2018 »
Foreigners aren't allowed to buy firearms in Ukraine.  :-[  Arms imported into the US are only allowed to be brought in thru certain brokers with special licenses.
 Firearms are allowed to be exported/re-imported into thew US by private people for hunting but only with a customs form proving ownership.
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« Reply #3 on: 18:27 07-Jan-2018 »
Dont know if I mentioned before but I once hosted a couple of Ukraine guys for a couple weeks, one bought a black powder pistol (civil war replica) at a gun store, I never heard if he made it through customs going back.

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« Reply #4 on: 18:38 07-Jan-2018 »
Knives, bayonets, etc can be in your checked bags, not sure how the security folks at KBP would react to a mag or gun barrel or other part even in checked.  I had to toss a spent 7.62 x 54R casing I had as a memento.

Firearms will have to be shipped to an FFL.  I'd be concerned with sticky fingered Customs outbound than anything else tho.  And then you'd have to deal with the export/import crap.

Btw, you can buy an SKS or old Mosin Nagant (and their variations) at several online retailers for $300 and up or a new AKM from about $600.  I generally use Classic Firearms, but you'll need a VPN to access their site.

I follow Classic arms, they (and everyone else) only seem to have Yugo SKS;s, which are the least appealing with that granade launcher and all. I have a norinko now but a russian made one would be more desirable.

I hsave never bumped into a gun store in Ukraine until my last visit and I was surprised at the inventory.
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« Reply #5 on: 18:56 07-Jan-2018 »
Classic is out of stock on all SKS's now.  The top couple were Norincos and T56s.  Have to register and click for notification when back in stock, they'll send an email.  Did quite a few buys thru them, most recently my pair of 1851 Navy Colts (Pietta) in .44.

There's a fair sized GS an easy walk from Gotovo (the one day marriage office) that had a very nice inventory and I got to fondle several rifles.  They had an awesome alloy keylock rail system for AKMs too.  A hard to find item in the gun community.

If your guest's BP pistol had no GSR on it its possible it made it through in checked bags, but it would have show up in the Xray on the USA side.

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Re: Guns and accessories.
« Reply #6 on: 01:07 08-Jan-2018 »
Foreigners aren't allowed to buy firearms in Ukraine.  :-[  Arms imported into the US are only allowed to be brought in thru certain brokers with special licenses.
 Firearms are allowed to be exported/re-imported into thew US by private people for hunting but only with a customs form proving ownership.

Between what is legally allowed and what is possible in Ukraine is usually a big gap. arms and ammo can be bought here like buying a piss pot on a flea market in Paris.

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« Reply #7 on: 12:43 08-Jan-2018 »
...and I got to fondle several rifles.
???  :-X
does your wife know about this?

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« Reply #8 on: 19:05 08-Jan-2018 »
...and I got to fondle several rifles.
???  :-X
does your wife know about this?

She watched and fondled a couple herself.   :P

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Re: Guns and accessories.
« Reply #9 on: 21:00 08-Jan-2018 »
...and I got to fondle several rifles.
???  :-X
does your wife know about this?

She watched and fondled a couple herself.   :P
:D
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How much you think that one costs? It looks pretty good.
« Last Edit: 21:06 08-Jan-2018 by Kord »

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« Reply #10 on: 21:02 08-Jan-2018 »
...and I got to fondle several rifles.
???  :-X
does your wife know about this?

She watched and fondled a couple herself.   :P

Ball bearing guns, perchance?


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« Reply #11 on: 06:27 09-Jan-2018 »
...and I got to fondle several rifles.
???  :-X
does your wife know about this?

She watched and fondled a couple herself.   :P
:D
Hawt!



How much you think that one costs? It looks pretty good.

DAMN IT!  They said they'd never publish those pics!  The bahstahds!   :D :D :D

Would have to see who made all the parts that went in it to have a guess at the price tag.  On the AR.

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Re: Guns and accessories.
« Reply #12 on: 06:29 09-Jan-2018 »
...and I got to fondle several rifles.
???  :-X
does your wife know about this?

She watched and fondled a couple herself.   :P
:D
Hawt!



How much you think that one costs? It looks pretty good.

DAMN IT!  They said they'd never publish those pics!  The bahstahds!   :D :D :D

Would have to see who made all the parts that went in it to have a guess at the price tag.  On the AR.

Nice use of the reflector for lighting.

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« Reply #13 on: 06:32 09-Jan-2018 »
...and I got to fondle several rifles.
???  :-X
does your wife know about this?

She watched and fondled a couple herself.   :P

Ball bearing guns, perchance?

With a stick shift, but that was later.   :D

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Re: Guns and accessories.
« Reply #14 on: 04:48 13-Feb-2018 »
Are there any military surplus type places around?
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