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Importing an Airgun as check-in baggage

Postby kanwar76 » Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:53 pm

Hi Guys,

I need some help from you knowledgeable people. I am planning to bring an Air rifle with me while coming back so can anyone please guide me about the procedure. I have an idea but still I would like to know some DO and DONT'S and if somebody can point me to the notification where it mentioned that one can bring an Air rifle as a personal baggage so that I can take a print out and keep it with me while returning just in case.

Waiting for your suggestions and guidance.

Inder


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Re: Help Wanted

Postby Mack The Knife » Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:37 pm

1. Make sure the airline you will be using permits the carriage of guns, even airguns. If possible get this in writing to avoid any hassle at the airport.

2. Get a good qulaity gun case. You saw what happened to Deepak's. If the airline does not specify a guncase, then you could remove stock frm action and pack it in your suitcase.

3. Assuming you land late at night in India, declare the air-rifle at Customs. They will give you a detention receipt for the air-rifle.

4. Go back the next day or whenever it suits you to the airport. A custom's officer will accompany you and the rifle to the Arms Section of the Commissioner of Police's office. Here you would need to get a No Objection Certificate saying that the gun is an air-rifle and does not require a firearm licence.

5. Return to the airport, hand over the NOC, pay the duty and walk out with the air-rifle.

This is how it is done in Bombay. The procedure may wary in other cities, though it should not. Hopefully, if you get a customs officer who can confirm it's an air-rifle then perhaps there would be no need to get the NOC.

Good luck!

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Re: Help Wanted

Postby kanwar76 » Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:01 pm

Thanks Mack The Knife,

Now tell me which PCP you want :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Postby Mack The Knife » Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:05 pm

Why, are you gifting me one?

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Postby kanwar76 » Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:07 pm

Mack The Knife Bana\";p=\"5663 wrote:Why, are you gifting me one?

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Hmmmm No, I am still a poor techie you know but we can always SWAP somethings :wink:

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Postby dev » Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:54 pm

Clever that black label trick. Works everytime. Anyway blast away and enjoy yourself, is that a.22?

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Ranjeet Singh\";p=\"6216 wrote:Gentlemen,

Finally I am in Bangalore with the Airgun that Mack The Knife suggested a HW 97K. I had bought it sometime back in Munich and was able to bring it with me without any problems, had only issues with the Black labels that I was carrying, had to check in those. Right now its got a spring with 170 m/s, I bought a stronger spring as well..will change it sometime later..

Glad to get it without much fuss and this time the domestic leg was more peaceful than the last time I had got the FWB 300S. this time just declared it the officer saw it and said okay, its indeed a Airgun, no issues just check in on your own..no forms to fill and no waiting..

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Postby Mack The Knife » Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:30 pm

Excellent news!

Bring it over and we will change the spring and service the FWB 300S.

This really is superb news.

Since you mention 'domestic leg' I assume you declared it at Bombay or Delhi or Chennai or was the suitcase checked straight through to Bangalore?

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Re: Finally Landed in B'lore with my Airgun

Postby Ranjeet Singh » Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:03 pm

Mack The Knife Bana\";p=\"6230 wrote:Excellent news!
Bring it over and we will change the spring and service the FWB 300S.


Yeah Mack The Knife, well got to zero in the scope as well, I am yet to get my phone activated, even that is troublesome these days :mrgreen: I will get in touch with you..

Mack The Knife Bana\";p=\"6230 wrote:Since you mention 'domestic leg' I assume you declared it at Bombay or Delhi or Chennai or was the suitcase checked straight through to Bangalore?
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It was Chennai, and it was pretty ok inspite of the very heavy security these days...well of course nothing illegal being brought in..

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Re: Finally Landed in B'lore with my Airgun

Postby kanwar76 » Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:09 pm

Hey gr888 news Ranjeet,

That’s what I wanted to hear. So did you bought it in suitcase or a different case? Which airline you traveled with? How much duty you paid? Sorry for the questions but I just wanted this info

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Postby to_saptarshi » Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:55 pm

Great News and Congratulation BUDDY !!!! Do post some pics of your new stuffs

-Saptarshi


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Re: Finally Landed in B'lore with my Airgun

Postby mehulkamdar » Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:01 am

Ranjeet,

Are you back in India for good? Very soon - mid Jan in fact - Inder is going to be back with his air rifle as well. If you gentlemen could shoot with open sights, do organise the IFG match if possible.

Cheers!

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Re: Finally Landed in B'lore with my Airgun

Postby Mack The Knife » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:04 am

It was Chennai, and it was pretty ok inspite of the very heavy security these days...


HA! And then there is Rags who wont even bring back a tin of pellets...

Must send him a link to this thread. :mrgreen:

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Re: Finally Landed in B'lore with my Airgun

Postby Ranjeet Singh » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:43 am

kanwar76\";p=\"6241 wrote:So did you bought it in suitcase or a different case? Which airline you traveled with?
-Inder


I removed the stock from the barrel, packed it in my suitcase. I flew Emirates, I had called their cargo service long back a week before Ramadan and got their approval. You need to get approval from the Dubai Airport Authority for transit passengers, once I got the clearance I bought the gun. Sounds like a lot of work, but in fact was just a couple of phone calls and a week's waiting..check out emirates.com, baggage rules..

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Re: Finally Landed in B'lore with my Airgun

Postby Ranjeet Singh » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:48 am

mehulkamdar\";p=\"6259 wrote:Are you back in India for good? .


I am here to attend my brother's wedding, its in mid dec and then on we have planned a small vacation. And as of now the plan is to be back in Munich by Jan first week.

A IFG match would be a very good idea, though I ain't good with rifles. Time permitting I would love to do that with Mack The Knife...

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Re: Finally Landed in B'lore with my Airgun

Postby Ranjeet Singh » Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:54 am

Mack The Knife Bana\";p=\"6262 wrote:And then there is Rags who wont even bring back a tin of pellets...
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It was the second time for me, so first time I really didn't know anything, I wasn't aware of this forum, and remember my post about the domestic flight with Air gun on yahoo, I must say it was not of the experiences I would want to go through again..

Atleast this time it wasn't the case

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