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Airgun import experiences - via personal baggage route

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shashidhar_murthy
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Re: Airgun import experiences - via personal baggage route

Postby shashidhar_murthy » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:42 pm

Mozzad wrote:
shashidhar_murthy wrote:<br/>.... I bought an aluminium box to put these air pistols with license and their statements from their site(ground crew usually don't know all the rules)....<br/>

Perhaps a naive question, but may I know what license you had to carry with the air pistols? And when you say "exemption", are you talking about the exemption for recognized shooters/club members?

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Shashidhar

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By exemption I meant this notification printed out.

http://dgft.gov.in/Exim/2000/NOT/NOT11/not9510.htm


Thank you, Mozzad. That was helpful.

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Re: Airgun import experiences - via personal baggage route

Postby Nailz » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:28 pm

Just got a crosman stinger (.177) in my checked-in luggage safe from US. Apparently the authority in Dubai (stop-over) relayed the 'presence of a firearm message' to the custom officers in mumbai. Upon arrival I was asked to head straight to the customs PRO, who had both of my checked in bags with him! I spent 20 mins explaining to a team of 7, how this a plastic air pistol and was far from being lethal or dangerous. Fortunately, they 'toyed' around with it and let me go! I also carried the invoice, but wasn't asked for it.

Any idea where in Mumbai can i get bb pellets (plastic)??? Should i give crawford market a try?



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Re: Airgun import experiences - via personal baggage route

Postby Mozzad » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:22 am

Nailz wrote:Just got a crosman stinger (.177) in my checked-in luggage safe from US. Apparently the authority in Dubai (stop-over) relayed the 'presence of a firearm message' to the custom officers in mumbai. Upon arrival I was asked to head straight to the customs PRO, who had both of my checked in bags with him! I spent 20 mins explaining to a team of 7, how this a plastic air pistol and was far from being lethal or dangerous. Fortunately, they 'toyed' around with it and let me go! I also carried the invoice, but wasn't asked for it.

Any idea where in Mumbai can i get bb pellets (plastic)??? Should i give crawford market a try?


I have seen few plastic bb pellets in eBay.in.



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Re: Airgun import experiences - via personal baggage route

Postby mainak » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:10 pm

Mozzad wrote:
Nailz wrote:Just got a crosman stinger (.177) in my checked-in luggage safe from US. Apparently the authority in Dubai (stop-over) relayed the 'presence of a firearm message' to the custom officers in mumbai. Upon arrival I was asked to head straight to the customs PRO, who had both of my checked in bags with him! I spent 20 mins explaining to a team of 7, how this a plastic air pistol and was far from being lethal or dangerous. Fortunately, they 'toyed' around with it and let me go! I also carried the invoice, but wasn't asked for it.

Any idea where in Mumbai can i get bb pellets (plastic)??? Should i give crawford market a try?


I have seen few plastic bb pellets in eBay.in.

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Re: Airgun import experiences - via personal baggage route

Postby xl_target » Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:21 am

Nailz wrote:Just got a crosman stinger (.177) in my checked-in luggage safe from US. Apparently the authority in Dubai (stop-over) relayed the 'presence of a firearm message' to the custom officers in mumbai. Upon arrival I was asked to head straight to the customs PRO, who had both of my checked in bags with him! I spent 20 mins explaining to a team of 7, how this a plastic air pistol and was far from being lethal or dangerous. Fortunately, they 'toyed' around with it and let me go! I also carried the invoice, but wasn't asked for it.

Any idea where in Mumbai can i get bb pellets (plastic)??? Should i give crawford market a try?

Keep in mind that airsoft (plastic) BB's are 6mm and will not fit a .177 air gun.
As far as I know, the Crosman Stinger is not an air pistol in (.177/4.5mm) but an airsoft pistol firing 6mm plastic pellets.


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Re: Airgun import experiences - via personal baggage route

Postby chinmay1986 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:53 am

6mm bb's are available on relishsports.com .... takes a max of a week to be delivered



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Re: Airgun import experiences - via personal baggage route

Postby varunllb » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:17 pm

hello brothers iam new to this forum ....
so please let me whether one can bring a .22 air rifle as a baggage. with one who returns from abroad
if so please let me know



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Re: Airgun import experiences - via personal baggage route

Postby Vikram » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:34 pm

Have you tried going through the previous posts?


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Re: Airgun import experiences - via personal baggage route

Postby varunllb » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:26 pm

this is a vast forum so i couldn't find it clearly
one of my uncle is coming from dubai so am planning to get a diana 350 magnum .22 air rifle through his personal baggage
so please let me no
whether it is possible or not for .22 air rifle in personal baggage



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Re: Airgun import experiences - via personal baggage route

Postby Scarecrow3 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:31 am

Hi all,
Going through the posts I've realized most members here have imported only .22/.177 cal airguns. Would it be the same if airguns of larger calibers (say .50 cal) were brought in through the personal baggage route?



Mozzad
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Re: Airgun import experiences - via personal baggage route

Postby Mozzad » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:20 am

AFAIK only 0.177(4.5mm) is allowed.Read more about wood test and notification of exemptions.



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Re: Airgun import experiences - via personal baggage route

Postby talkless » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:23 pm

hi All, would like to share my experience on brining a replica gun via checked in baggage with Emirates.

i flew from prague to chennai Via Dubai on emirates, i bought an toy gun(revolver) in prague which cannot fire anything as it is only a toy(marked - for 3+ yrs only on the pack :) ) and it just makes a small noise. it looks so real i bought it and put in checkin baggage, had no issues in prague airport.

once i reached dubai i was not allowed to board flight to chennai at dubai airport, and i was escorted by airport police to check in baggage storage area outside the terminal and asked to open the check in baggage , once they found out that it is just a toy by looking at the box they did not even open it and said i can keep it.

but by the time i was back i missed my flight, and emirates was so unfriendly said they are not responsible and took almost 2 hrs to booked me the next day flight. Even though i said it was not my problem and they should give me accommodation, they said it was airport police which caused the delay in checking and i got only a complementary breakfast.

it was an horrible experience to stay in airport for 13 hrs to catch my next flight ,i was totally exhausted.. but strangely when i landed in chennai the customs did not even notice and i was out with model.

Dubai airport is not so friendly when it comes to checking your baggage on time and getting your boarded... overall i dont recommend even to travel with a model pistol leave alone an air pistol when travelling via dubai..



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Re: Airgun import experiences - via personal baggage route

Postby AnandNair » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:50 am

Noob question 1.
ref: http://dgft.gov.in/Exim/2000/NOT/NOT11/not9510.htm
The Line " However, Import of 0.177 bore air guns and air pistols will be free for shooters registered with Rifle Clubs or District/State/National Rifle Association" is not present in the amendment. Customs guys may hang on to it and not allow import of .177 cal.
Though we can argue that it only amends the part concerning "“Import of arms (including parts thereof) & ammunition is permitted freely to the following sports persons/sports bodies:"
What are the remedies.


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Re: Airgun import experiences - via personal baggage route

Postby AnandNair » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:15 am

Noob question no 2.
ref http://www.customsmumbaiairport.gov.in/ ... ?LinkID=67
"Import of Arms, Air Guns and Air Pistols: Import of 0.177 bore Air Guns and Air Pistols (which are otherwise Restricted as per Foreign Trade Policy) is allowed to shooters registered with Rifle Clubs or District/State/National Rifle Association and to National Rifle Association of India .......subject to the condition that –
the purchase/user of these items has a valid “user licence” from the competent local (Indian) authority under the provisions of existing Arms Act, 1959."

What does valid “user licence” mean. Will a letter from the state/dist/national rifle club suffice.?


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