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is it legal to import a C&R handgun?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Rufus Pisanus, Jun 21, 2006.

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  1. Rufus Pisanus

    Rufus Pisanus Member

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    Hi, I have a question for the legal experts... recently in Italy I saw a number of historically interesting handguns for reasonable prices. Suppose that I wanted to buy a Glisenti 1910 semi-auto pistol. According to a gun shop owner there, having it shipped to the US would be no problem from the Italian side. However, based on what I understood from the ATF site, I have the impression that it would be essentially impossible on our side. The Glisenti was a service weapon of an army and thus belongs to a generally unallowed category. It would be unlikely that I could prove that it would qualify as a sporting exception (form 4590). Am I interpreting the rules correctly? I have no C&R license so I would be interested in doing the transaction through a regular FFL (possibly without an import license).
     
  2. rkba_net

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    Individuals may not import firearms into the US (except for an exemption for servicemembers)... you must have an approved ATF form 6 to import firearms... any FFL can file the form (however most do not know this)... otherwise you need to contact a licensed importer...

    see...

    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/feib/index.htm
     
  3. solareclipse

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    just beware it can take them up to 6 months to process form 6...... :mad: :banghead:


    FFL doesn't have to file it, you can file it.
     
  4. Leatherneck

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    solareclipse is right. Form 6 and a C&R FFL is all you need. Don't know about six months-military folks get them PDQ.

    TC
     
  5. mp510

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    However if this handgun is a mil-surp weapon, then the 03 CR holder can't perform the importation himself. He would then need to go to an importer. If you don't have a C&R, you can have a local dealer do the importation for you if it is not a milsurp. Also, if it is a milsurp, you will need to be able to document that it has been in Italy for the last 5 years.
     
  6. Hkmp5sd

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    Because it is a milsurp handgun, you must get an Importer to bring it into the US. A normal dealer (01-FFL) or C&R (03-FFL) cannot import non-sporting firearms.
     
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