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Thread: Can we buy bipod or picatinny rails from ebay without permit?

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    Can we buy bipod or picatinny rails from ebay without permit?

    Hi everyone,
    I have read the info from NZ police. If we purchase gun parts, like mag, stock etc... We need to submit the form and get a permit first.
    Just wondering is the bipod or picatinny rails included in?
    Can we buy bipod or picatinny rails from ebay without permit?
    I have a .22 and don't mind the cheap bipod from ebay which is only cost $20 something with free shipping.
    Cheers

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    Not sure about eBay, bought an Atlas bipod(copy) from China with no problems for my 22.

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    just say its for mounting on a camera tripod

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloWorld View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I have read the info from NZ police. If we purchase gun parts, like mag, stock etc... We need to submit the form and get a permit first.
    Just wondering is the bipod or picatinny rails included in?
    Can we buy bipod or picatinny rails from ebay without permit?
    I have a .22 and don't mind the cheap bipod from ebay which is only cost $20 something with free shipping.
    Cheers
    If it is for an A category firearm, the only 'part' you need a permit for is the action.

    If an A category :

    You do not need a permit for:
    -stock
    -magazines
    -triggers
    -or any accessories

    For a pistol, MSSA, or restricted weapon, you need a permit for anything.

    I would not recommend lying to a Customs or Police official.


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    I will talk to my AO and confirm then.
    Cheers mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koshogi View Post
    If it is for an A category firearm, the only 'part' you need a permit for is the action.

    If an A category :

    You do not need a permit for:
    -stock
    -magazines
    -triggers
    -or any accessories

    For a pistol, MSSA, or restricted weapon, you need a permit for anything.

    I would not recommend lying to a Customs or Police official.


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    Unless they are trying to change the rules again........

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloWorld View Post
    I will talk to my AO and confirm then.
    Cheers mate.
    If your AO says anything different, refer them to their own website, and the legislation.
    To summarise, the only component of a firearm (that is not a pistol, restricted weapon or MSSA) that requires a permit to import is the action of that firearm.

    Police do not have a practice of issuing a letter stating that a component does not require a permit to import and suggest that if further information is required by overseas authorities, reference can be made to this information on the New Zealand Police website.

    Visitor's firearms licence and import permits | New Zealand Police

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    It wont get stopped by customs, the main problem is finding someone that will ship it to you.
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    Aliexpress for most of that stuff. Cheap and free shipping.

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    Bipods and scope bases are not 'parts' as defined by the Arms Amendment Act 1992 because they not designed or intended to be 'integral' to the firearm. They are merely attachments that the owner can attach or remove as they please. No permit required anyway for A category firearms as they are not the 'action', and no permit required for E category as they are not designed to be 'integral' (ie: a permanent portion of the whole item). NZ legislation means what it says in plain English as defined in recognised dictionaries (Oxford, Collins, Websters, etc). Only a judge can rule that a legislative word may also have an alternative meaning, but the dictionary meaning still applies. Don't ask your AO as they will always go down the CYA route even though the legislation says differently. Just order the bits!

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    Thank you mate.
    I haven't got the email reply from the AO, but I have already found the policies you the the mate above mentioned.
    Shopping time!!!

 

 

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