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Rules: export of antique firearms (General)

by Øyvind F. ⌂ @, Bergen, Monday, December 01, 2008, 09:03 (2131 days ago)

What rules apply to your country if you want to export an antique firearm? Can you simply ship it abroad or do you have to fill in forms, apply to your authorities and so on?

The reason I'm asking is that I'm making an overview of the rules in different countries on the Norwegian pages. I would be interested in the rules in the following countries:

  • The Netherlands
  • Finland
  • Canada
  • USA
  • United Kingdom
  • Denmark
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Austria
  • Russia

..or other countries if you have information about them.

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Rules: export of antique firearms

by Fabian23 ⌂, Switzerland, Monday, December 01, 2008, 10:11 (2131 days ago) @ Øyvind F.

Netherlands:

If the firearm is anything from before 1870: No papers

If the firearm is from before 1945 and is a single shot or multibarreled rifle or pistol proofed for black powder only (cartridge or muzzleloading): No papers

If the firearm is from before 1945 and is a multishot rifle proofed for black powder only (cartridge or muzzloading): No papers

If the firearm is a revolver from before 1945 and is muzzleloading or only chambered for pinfire or rimfire: No papers (ALL centerfire revolvers are licensed regardless of age :-( )

The big excpetion is .22 rimfire caliber firearms. Only firearms in .22Short from before 1945 are considered antique, thus all .22L or .22LR firearms are considered licensed.

As you can see, it is quite free and we have no pesky heritage laws so anything can be send out.

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Rules: export of antique firearms

by Øyvind F. ⌂ @, Bergen, Monday, December 01, 2008, 10:16 (2131 days ago) @ Fabian23

Very good, just what I wanted to know.

Thanks a lot! :-)

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Rules: export of antique firearms

by gianluca1962, Italy, Wednesday, December 03, 2008, 21:55 (2128 days ago) @ Øyvind F.

from Italy,
any firearms, antique or modern with no exception need police licence for import and export before shipping, we still use post:-P aside of private couriers

gianluca

Rules: export of antique firearms

by FdW ⌂, Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 13:17 (2122 days ago) @ gianluca1962

Hello Oyvind,

On my website I have information on Husqvarna guns in relation to the Dutch gunlaw. Check www.Weiss-Trading.com under "Information about Husqvarna guns" - "Information" - "Dutch Gun Law"

Some interesting information can also be found on: http://www.fareconsultants.com/

And maybe you can be so kind to give us some information about what is legal or not in Norway?

Thanks,

Fritz
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Rules: export of antique firearms

by Mauser, Friday, December 12, 2008, 10:28 (2120 days ago) @ Øyvind F.

Hi
In Finland all firearms made before 1890 are license free.
So those arms can import without licence.
This is today.
This may changed by new law in nex spring.
Due this school shootings the law will be changed and what it will be no one knows

Rules: export of antique firearms

by Mauser, Friday, December 12, 2008, 10:59 (2120 days ago) @ Øyvind F.

Hi
Those antic arms made before 1890 can be exported without any paper work.

forex.
Rolling block 12,7 x 44 R can be exported from finland and import to finland but cannot be exported from Sveden or import to Sveden.

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Rules: export of antique firearms

by Øyvind F. ⌂ @, Bergen, Thursday, December 18, 2008, 13:12 (2114 days ago) @ Mauser

Thanks for the answers so far. As to the export rules in Norway I'm actually not quite sure. I never sell guns, just buy. :-D For antiques you must apply for an export license, but importing antique firearms does not involve paper work.

We will soon have a new law that allows all black powder firearms older than 1890 to be imported without any special permission. Now the limit is 1884 for longarms and 1871 for pistols and revolvers.

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Rules: export of antique firearms

by Fabian23 ⌂, Switzerland, Friday, December 19, 2008, 11:24 (2113 days ago) @ Øyvind F.

From personal experience it seems fine to import into Norway but nothing is allowed to leave :-D

My Kammerlader had to be personally delivered to me by a friend of the seller who was passing my way. The NO postal service kept returning to sender despite all the correct certificates, police permits etc etc

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