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    22LR AR-15 Magazines

    I want to purchase a couple of 25 round magazines from the US. These are 22LR mags to fit in a AR-15 (E-Cat)

    Are there any issues or permits required to bring them into NZ?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robojaz View Post
    I want to purchase a couple of 25 round magazines from the US. These are 22LR mags to fit in a AR-15 (E-Cat)

    Are there any issues or permits required to bring them into NZ?

    Thanks,
    Import permit required. US export permit not required if you order less than $100 worth at a time.

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    Yep.
    Although good luck getting 25 rounds in the mag, I find my Black Dog .22lr mags only take 23 rounds. 24 jams and 25 is impossible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banana View Post
    Import permit required. US export permit not required if you order less than $100 worth at a time.
    How do you get a US export permit? is that expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square22 View Post
    How do you get a US export permit? is that expensive?
    Just fill out and sign 3 forms, then post them to the exporter. It costs $250 USD for the permit + whatever the exporter charges for filing the paperwork. Brownells doesn't charge anything extra on top of the permit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banana View Post
    Import permit required. US export permit not required if you order less than $100 worth at a time.
    What is involved (ie. paper work/ cost) to get import permit?

    I see these (magazines) are approx $20 USD each from US compared to $99 NZD to buy locally. Just wondering if the juice is worth the squeeze.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robojaz View Post
    What is involved (ie. paper work/ cost) to get import permit?

    I see these are approx $20 USD each from US compared to $99 NZD to buy locally. Just wondering if the juice is worth the squeeze.

    Cheers,
    Go to your local police station and fill out an import permit application form. No cost.

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    You will only need the Export Permit if the items exported exceeds US$100. Only then do you pay the US$250 fee.
    I might look to get some at some stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim160 View Post
    You will only need the Export Permit if the items exported exceeds US$100. Only then do you pay the US$250 fee.
    I might look to get some at some stage.
    Is it a one off fee to get registered or one for every export over $100?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square22 View Post
    Is it a one off fee to get registered or one for every export over $100?
    Every export

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banana View Post
    Every export
    Wow so if I wanted to buy a $101 USD Bolt carrier group it would cost me an additional $250....

    AR-15 are going to become an endangered species. Is the permit required for all AR-15 parts over $100 or just certain things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square22 View Post
    Wow so if I wanted to buy a $101 USD Bolt carrier group it would cost me an additional $250....

    AR-15 are going to become an endangered species. Is the permit required for all AR-15 parts over $100 or just certain things?
    All receivers and barrels regardless of price, and all shipments of 'firearm parts' over $100. The definition of a part vs accessory can sometimes get a little blurry.

    It's not just AR15s. It's all firearm parts.
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    It's getting upped to $500 before requiring a permit, and it will be cheaper to get a permit early next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    It's getting upped to $500 before requiring a permit, and it will be cheaper to get a permit early next year.
    Both things at the same time?

 

 

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