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Thread: Barrel Blank purchase ???

  1. #1
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    Sep 2014

    Barrel Blank purchase ???

    Hi All - I live in the UK & the wife is going to visit NZ in December.
    I want her to buy an unchambered True -Flyte barrel for my 223 whilst she is there & bring it back here so I can get it chambered & fitted to my M55 Tikka by one of the excellent riflesmiths we have here in Scotland.
    Questions - 1. Where is the best place to buy one there? -- At True-Flyte - or via a distributor there? ---- Contact details would be nice please.
    2. Am I right in thinking that there are no restrictions to her buying one for me & then bringing it in her baggage when she returns to UK. -- I do assume that she will need to declare it for import duty etc at this end -- Do you have VAT or similar there & can it be reclaimed when exporting things?

    Regards Ian

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    Gone But Not Forgotten Toby's Avatar
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    Sep 2012
    Wouldn't you like to know
    I assume you mean true flite? Best to get in contact with them direct about all this imo

    True Flite - Rifle Barrels and Shooting Accessories in New Zealand
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  3. #3
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    Jun 2013
    Middle Earth
    They have two distributing agents in UK you know that? List and information of Worldwide Agents - True Flite Rifle Barrels and Shooting Accessories
    Also Pr Peter Burbridge has moved from Scotland ,he can still do the rifle work for you and import the barrel.
    Also I m not sure if your wife can legally acquire one here with out a licence.

    Good luck

  4. #4
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    Sep 2014
    Thanks for the info chaps. I'll talk to the manufacturer & see what they say.
    I know there are distributors here in the UK but am hoping to keep costs down -- Buying anything imported by a distributor doubles the cost of bringing kit back personally. Plus I already have top line gunsmiths that I use here.


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    Yorric What was the out come of this?

    Im intersted in doing the same.


  6. #6
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    Dec 2011
    I would think , your wife would need a UK import permit for the barrel BEFORE she arrives back in the UK with a barrel , so I would double check the requirements your end , as they change all the time , also I would look into someone in NZ order or buy the barrel ASAP , to avoid NOT having the twist or profile you want , ie IT may not be sitting on the self .
    It would also pay to look into IF the airline will carry IT , & also what countries she will transet THRU , as I had stuff that Cathy Pacific wanted money & permits for China as it would transet thru Hong Kong , and have had stuff stopped in transet in Aussie on its way here ( NZ ) .
    You may have NO hassles , but you could have a lot , and as time goes on , its just getting worse for law abiding people .



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