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    Importing barrel blanks

    Whats the go with inporting a barrel blank into NZ do i need a permit etc
    untill it is chambered and profiled its just a piece of pipe

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    I would assume you would need a export permit from USA (250) and an import permit here 9 free )

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    A-cat part no permit needed at this end
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    Quote Originally Posted by 260rem View Post
    Whats the go with inporting a barrel blank into NZ do i need a permit etc
    untill it is chambered and profiled its just a piece of pipe
    got some good barrel makers here man
    Trueflite is well regarded in the UK
    where theres no barrel makers...

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    Border barrel got a serious reputation over there ( the barrel maker from Hardy came from there)plus one or two other little workshop producing small quantities ( one is cut rifled the other one hammer forged , old Parker hale or BSA machinery I believe). They are not doing to bad for a country with no barrel makers....
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    yep there no longer on the boarder....just up the road in Biringham.
    It's taken them a while to get back up and running again.
    Not sure about them using BSA machinery?
    Pretty sure that was sold to Pakistain when the company went bust in 86.

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    Border in the UK is gone ( they use to be a cut mainly and towards the end did cheaper buttoned ones as well ) , split into 2 firms I think , the main one does the buttoned type , the smaller cut , and then there is Armalon , cold hammer forged barrels on Parker Hales old machinery .

    And yes , a rifled barrel is a gun part , so permits here are needed , and some times ( export country depending ) the NZ person has to also have a dealers licence ,

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    Unless it has changed in the last year or so, no permits are needed at this end, I bought 5 barrels in from the us and only needed us export permits


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    Due to the WOT , the regs change all the time , Pacnor in the USA use to ship a lot of rifled barrel blanks ( with out the right papers ) , ie rifled only , no chamber and basically a straight 1.250 inche tube , ie no profile in the UK , until they where stopped as this was seen as a loop hole in the regs , it almost out them out of business .

    Check with your Firearms Officer , on our side & the country you plan to export from .

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    Sorry, Chris f brought back things to the surface. It was not BSA but parkerhale hammer forging machine used by armalon, that is the firm I was referring to.
    There was also a small company called precision restoration services( maybe?) that was doing cut rifling but more onto big bores.
    And the third one was border, but as said above they seemed to have moved.

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    Interesting I brought a trueflite barrel here in the UK. Would have had it from NZ but need an export permit.
    Here it's not considered part of a fire arm until the chamber is cut.
    It's just a bar of steel :ORLY

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    You don't need an import permit to get a barrel into NZ.

    You do however need an export permit to get it out of the States, legally.....

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    It is not true to say that Border Barrels is gone. They still exist as Border Barrels producing barrels at their old address but Geoffrey Kolbe has sold the company to Birmingham Gunmakers. Kolbe still remains involved with Border though.
    As per a previous posting saying no barrel makers in the UK which Friwi replied to - Border barrels have always been extremely highly regarded we just don't see many of them here in NZ.
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