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Thread: Importing firming pins - what's the deal?

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    Importing firming pins - what's the deal?

    Can anyone tell me if something like this:

    http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts...753-50968.aspx

    would require a permit i.e. considered like a complete bolt or is consider just considered a standard part?

    Cheers

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    I tried a few years ago no one would send a bare firing pin for my handi reloaders got some from someware

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    No permit to import is required for this part. The only part of an 'A' category firearm that requires an import permit is the 'action' which is the body or receiver. Brownell's do have this item listed as available for export but because it is more than US$100 it requires a US State Department export permit. That is unlikely to be issued without a valid NZ import permit (even though our laws do not require it). There will also be an extra charge for obtaining the export permit.

    The reality is that the speedlock set-up does not make an enormous difference anyway. Any good gunsmith can improve the standard lock time of the Remington M700 for a lot less money and hassle than importing one. I wouldn't even bother about it as the standard set-up is perfectly OK, provided you know how to shoot. A faster lock time will only give you quicker misses if you haven't mastered the basics!

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    @gundoc thanks for the detail response, much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundoc View Post
    That is unlikely to be issued without a valid NZ import permit (even though our laws do not require it). There will also be an extra charge for obtaining the export permit.
    For parts not requiring an Import Permit, a letter declaring that a permit is not required is accepted by the US State Department.

    Brownells will add $250USD for the export Permit fee to your order. That makes one very expensive firing pin.


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    I have a few here in SA & LA

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    I just imported a complete Anderson ar15 BCG no State Department fee so I cant see an issue.

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    oopsie it will require a $250US permit as its over $99.99US, so no its of no use to you.
    Last edited by steven; 14-10-2015 at 06:57 PM.
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    @Kiwi Greg you actually have the unit I linked in stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alonzo View Post
    @Kiwi Greg you actually have the unit I linked in stock?
    I think I have one LA, I have had several in the past.

    Can get them no dramas.

    I have a few SA & LA pins & silver shrouds

    I found a better way than Tubbs ones, I prefer silver rather than black shrouds

 

 

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