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    Anyone imported a scope recently?

    Any dramas? No permit required? Iíve asked PN Arms office but they donít seem to want to reply.

    Any info would be helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7x64 View Post
    Any dramas? No permit required? Iíve asked PN Arms office but they donít seem to want to reply.

    Any info would be helpful
    Don't mess around with your local. Contact the Arms Act Service Delivery Group at Kapiti direct. Nowadays your local will most likely end up asking them at any rate.

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    Got one in start of the year, police permit is required before import as it is a “firearm part”, with a copy to the seller before they send it. Customs were slow, and NZ Post wont ship/deliver firearm parts.....overall a hassle, and unless your making a big saving, not worth it IMHO
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    i went to my local post office, guy there said scope no problem at all, he might just be making an exception for sorting out his auto door for him
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    I did a couple of months ago from US. No paper work. Arrived in mail box no drama, no tax, no questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jono7 View Post
    Got one in start of the year, police permit is required before import as it is a “firearm part”, with a copy to the seller before they send it. Customs were slow, and NZ Post wont ship/deliver firearm parts.....overall a hassle, and unless your making a big saving, not worth it IMHO
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    Can you not say it is for an air-rifle, or better still for one of those replica airsoft guns that some grown men like to run around the woods playing soldier with?

    I mean, you can mount them on crossbows too so saying scope=firearm component is not technically correct.

    How far away is your licensing department from saying springs and screws are also firearm parts too (they go into guns!!!), so no importation of them without permits!

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    Pretty sure I read somewhere that they changed the law (again). Gunworks have an interesting little paragraph on it.

    Police Mail Order Forms for rifle parts and suppressors - lets do this people, don't be afraid to get the police mail order form to complete firearm part mail order sales and suppressor mail order sales, while it might be annoying for us to go to the police station to obtain the form, its more annoying for police to write out forms left, right and centre.

    If completing these forms creates a problem for police due to under staffing, they may well change the legislation, they have before, in the first tranch legislation was made that we needed a permit to obtain scopes, rings, rails, slings etc, it caused so much extra work for police that legislation was changed in June 2020 to no longer requiring a permit for these items.
    So it seems scopes dont require a permit any more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Browning View Post
    Pretty sure I read somewhere that they changed the law (again). Gunworks have an interesting little paragraph on it.



    So it seems scopes dont require a permit any more.
    Exactly. As I said, they whizz in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caberslash View Post
    Can you not say it is for an air-rifle, or better still for one of those replica airsoft guns that some grown men like to run around the woods playing soldier with?

    I mean, you can mount them on crossbows too so saying scope=firearm component is not technically correct.

    How far away is your licensing department from saying springs and screws are also firearm parts too (they go into guns!!!), so no importation of them without permits!
    I guess you can try it? When I bought mine in, a telescopic site was considered a “firearm part”, even though it in no way would make a firearm “fire”. As said above, maybe now the rules have changed yet again? Confusion Raines supreme. A quick email to the arm’s office in Wellington will get the answer for you. Good luck��
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    I did a couple of months ago from US. No paper work. Arrived in mail box no drama, no tax, no questions.
    You mean.... illegally.

    Interesting choice, given your otherwise staunch support for the government.
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    On the other hand, who the hell are you guys buying scopes from in the USA? Private sellers?

    Everywhere I look says 'no shipping of riflescopes outside of USA'

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    https://www.theriflescopestore.com

    I’ve brought a few from here over the years, just email him and ask, he’s been great to deal with.
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    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorlad View Post
    https://www.theriflescopestore.com

    I’ve brought a few from here over the years, just email him and ask, he’s been great to deal with.
    Will give it a shot, but the website does not actually have anything for sale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    You mean.... illegally.

    Interesting choice, given your otherwise staunch support for the government.
    I've noticed lately many people who support the new laws also ignore them.





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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    You mean.... illegally.

    Interesting choice, given your otherwise staunch support for the government.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tussock View Post
    I've noticed lately many people who support the new laws also ignore them.


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    Wow, really guys? Come on.

    It isnt fucking illegal! You dont need a permit to import scopes, rings, rails, slings etc, it was changed in June.
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