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Thread: Storing firearms back home while we travel overseas

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    Storing firearms back home while we travel overseas

    My partner and I are heading overseas for 6 months and were wondering what we have to do in the way of storing our firearms?

    I asked my dad to store them in our safe at his house but he said his licence expired last year.

    Any advice?

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    If you're not too worried about getting them back again, I'm sure you'll find plenty of good buggers here willing to kindly re-home them for you.

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    You can always paid to get your dad re-licence sounds like a good deal...win win
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    If it's a case of your empty house versus a lived in house with a safe, I'd go with the latter. Assuming this is all A cat.

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    Some gunshops offer a storage option at a cost that may or may not be worth looking into. We used to, and a few others that have retired used to as well. Not sure the chain stores will however. As mentioned it could be worth paying your dad to renew his licence. Whoever you get to store them, you will need a significant level of trust same as lending any valuable item so family is often the best bet.
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    I always leave mine elsewhere if I'm away for a while. One of our vetting officers is a good guy and has E/C security, and is willing to help. Far better than leaving them unattended.
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    Arms officer may have a solution, if it's only a rifle or two you could try dropping them at the local police station, works here but everywhere is different
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    Must be a Manawatu member here that would store, a collection of 30 rifles takes up a bit of room though?
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Arms officer may have a solution, if it's only a rifle or two you could try dropping them at the local police station, works here but everywhere is different
    That's the last place I'd leave my firearms!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jexla View Post
    That's the last place I'd leave my firearms!
    I hear the toilets at parliament are a good place to leave them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    I hear the toilets at parliament are a good place to leave them.
    Only if its a Glock though....

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    I have left my firearms with the Local Arms Officer on a couple of occasions and once with our club armourer

    Both worked out well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    I have left my firearms with the Local Arms Officer on a couple of occasions and once with our club armourer

    Both worked out well.

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    How long ago was it that you left it with the plods Pete?

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    Call SAI guns in Auckland, for a fee, they will store your guns for you.

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    @sapphire how many guns have you got? and are they A-cat? if it's only 3 or 4 I'd be happy for ya to leave them in my safe. I am in Otaki though so not super convenient
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