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Exporting De Activated Firearms ?

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Hi Folks , is anybody aware of rules surrounding the export (from the UK) of a de activated firearm ?

 

Long story short , in the 90s I bought a de act Uzi when living in London , didn't think I could bring it back to NZ so gave it to a mate (with the intention of trying to get it home if possible in the future) well after a couple of attempts at getting an import permit from the NZ police I have finally succeeded . Over here De acts are considered the same as a fully working firearm so had to jump through a few hoops but perseverance paid off .

 

I have the paperwork sorted at my end for customs , is it ok if my mate just puts it in the post or do I have to go through a UK firearms exporter? any information would be greatly appreciated !

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AFAIK no export permit is required as legally it is no longer a firearm. I would however double check this with HMRC first and also check what carriers will take such an item as I have a suspicion Royal Mail / Parcelforce won't.

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Seeing as nobody else has answered...

 

AFAIK no export permit is required as legally it is no longer a firearm. I would however double check this with HMRC first and also check what carriers will take such an item as I have a suspicion Royal Mail / Parcelforce won't.

Wrong.. https://www.spire.bis.gov.uk/spire/fox/espire/LOGIN/login

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Where does it say you need an export licence for deacts?

 

All i can find is exemptions for "Firearms certified by a registered UK Proof House as having been rendered incapable of firing any ammunition"

 

How many people have just been to Normandy with a deac? Surely thay must know!

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I have just sent the good people at SPIRE an email to get their ruling on the situation , good info on who wont carry it , any ideas on what courier company would?

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My friend in London who is going to send it to has been doing some digging , he found this at legislation.gov.uk according to them its does not need an export permit. so that problem is solved , now to find a courier who will transport it ,Capture.jpg any ideas?

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