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US to Alaska w/arms??

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 06, Jul 10, 2011.

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  1. 06

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    Two oldest sons are headed to Alaska and both have sporting arms +. What is the proper way to get them through Canada?
     
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    What, we gave Alaska back to the Ruskies?
     
  4. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Don't forget to register your firearms with U.S. Customs before you leave the U.S. CBP form 4457. The 4457 will serve as your entry when you return. Make copies in case you loose the original, otherwise you will have problems even if they are American made.
     
  5. Cosmoline

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    Ditto what 351 said. And remember you need to swing by my office to change out your US currency to Alaskan Rubles. I charge a very reasonable rate.
     
  6. Gaffer

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    When I went to Alaska the one thing that the border people we cautious about was that the shotgun had a plain wood stock. No military or folding stocks.
     
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    The Alaskan Ruble is tied to the state baleen holdings at Fort Kotzebue, so it's a good investment for anyone in these tough economic times. If anyone wants to trade dollars for AR's (Alaskan Rubles), you can contact me directly. Then, when you want to buy dollars back, contact Cosmoline.
     
  8. Ohio Gun Guy

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    Geez guys.... We all knew what he meant. Lower 48 to Alaska may have been better???



    Try driving to Hawaii with your guns, I'll never do that again! ;)
     
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    Avoid Canada, take the ferry.
     
  10. Hocka Louis

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    I'd fly over the place! But beware US Lower-48 cops.

    Fly out of a big city and they are trying to find something to arrest you for. Drive back in and they'll act like morons if you have even a black-powder gun -- freaking out as though you just took a shot at them with it when you tell them or they find it.
     
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    Ship them to someone there like an FFL or the guide shop you are using. Do not drive with them....
     
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    Where are they headed to?
     
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    If there are handguns involved, an FFL cannot transfer them back to your sons while in AK.

    The simplest LEGAL thing to do would be to ship them to themselves in care of whomever they'll be staying/hunting with. When the package arrives, no one may open it except your sons when they get there.

    Or fly and take them along.

    What? You don't fly with guns very often, do you? It's seriously NO ... BIG ... DEAL. There are maybe three major cities/airport (NY, Chicago, NJ) where trouble has occasionally happened, though not very often, and generally under unusual circumstances. Flying out of or into most US cities is such a non-issue as to be not worth mentioning.
     
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    Fly with 'em, or ship 'em to yourself++
     
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    So, no takers...?

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  17. Shadow 7D

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    Hey Kodiak, is a Copyrighed image, or can I make up a back to that and go hawk them to tourist at the weekend market downtown. Would be a HOOT in the lower 48, um can you make change for this?

    As for gun, no HANDGUN though Canada, others will require paperwork. Check the above links they have most of them.
     
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    I just made this myself, so no copyright. Help yourself.
     
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    What, not Sarah P's smile on there??:D
     
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    You have to hold the real deal up to the light and Sarah appears in the frame below the 5,000. I really wish she was elected President.
     
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    President? I just want her to start making movies. Ones with really bad music...

    Flying is the best route and NOT a big deal -- just be very early (transiting a major metropolitan city where I was actually LICENSED and they still took an hour and a half to let me thru on top of regular security). It is a game. And then someone tried to break into my gun safe behind the scenes and steal my pistol last time.
     
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    Look closer, that's Sarah standing in the middle.
     
  23. 84B20

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    Not true. You can bring handguns through Canada if they are not on their restricted list. I have been planning a trip to Alaska and called the RCMP to verify that the two handguns I want to take are approved, my Ruger Redhawk and my 1911. For more info call the RCMP at 800-731-4000 and if they are entering Canada through British Columbia you need to get their approval, just enter extension 9512.
     
  24. NavyLCDR

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    Ummm..... no.

    http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/rp-eng.htm

    http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-98-206/page-1.html

    and

    http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/F-11.6/page-10.html#h-16
     
  25. Shadow 7D

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    Hey, Navy, I'm all for taking gun through Canada, just don't expect to get them back...
    Knew a guy who lost his entire FAMILY collection of firearms and was basically told by the judge to leave Canada and not come back (since he would be a wanted fugitive...)

    So, he had fun, on his Security checks explaining to the Army investigators why he was a 'wanted gun runner' in Canada... Those No Serial Number Shotguns and BP pistols, yeah...

    Anywho 84, good luck with smuggling.
     
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