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Importing Arms & Ammo into India

The legal aspects of owning, shooting, importing arms/ ammo and other related legal aspects as well as any other legal queries. Please note: This INCLUDES all arms licensing issues/ queries!
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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby goodboy_mentor » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:58 pm

Guys just read the beginning of this thread, really valuable thoughts that can be worked upon viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2779
and viewtopic.php?t=1625



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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby nagarifle » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:17 pm

can any one clear-up the following:
if one has a arms licence with an arms endorsed in it.

one wants to do a TR.
does one, first needs to sale the arms that is in listed in the licence, then have the arms endorsed in it removed by DC/DM office, then do a TR and have the new arms endorsed in the licence.

any thoughts
thanks


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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby Anand » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:47 pm

Lets assume you have 3 firearms already on your license before you left abroad, when you come back with another firearm on TR and want to have it endorsed in your license, you will first have get permission to sell or transfer one of your existing firearms, so that the total will now not exceed the 3 firearm limit.
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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby nagarifle » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:56 pm

thanks Anand
so its best to have an empty slot on the licence before bringing one back on TR?


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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby Anand » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:19 am

nagarifle,
"so its best to have an empty slot on the licence before bringing one back on TR?"
That would be best.
The next option would be to get permission to sell one of the existing arms while your "imported on TR firearm" lies with Customs. This will probably be easier as it would count as a replacement(if in the same category) rather than a new issue though it may take more time.
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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby nagarifle » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:50 am

thanks mate, that is some sound advice. it was one of those things that never got said on the thread.


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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby Anand » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:55 am

List of some licensed exporters from the USA, the info may be old and I copied it from the "GunBroker" website!

Dave's Sports Shop
1738 Front Street
Lynden, WA, USA 98264
Phone: (360) 354-5591
Fax: (360) 354-4063
email: Click here to email me
web: http://www.davessports.com

Philip C. Tong
High Bridge Arms, Inc.
3185 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
email: Click here to email me
phone: 415-643-9255
fax: 415-282-6520
Knesek Guns, Inc.
1204 Knesek Lane
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone (479) 474-1680
Fax (479) 471-0377
website: www.knesekguns.com

Hurricane Butterfly Research Corp.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253-414-6066
Fax: 253-272-4740
web: http://hurricanebutterflyresearch.com
email: [email protected]

Steve Herberth
ATF Defense Services
3940 Bardstown Road Suite 2C
Louisville, KY 40218-2657
email: Click here to email me
phone: 502-491-6942
fax: 209-254-9659

Joe Andrean
Andrean Arms, Inc.
22 S. Main Street
New City, NY 10956
email: Click here to email me
phone: 914-634-7646
fax: 914-634-7829

ETSS LLC
International Exporters
110 S. 7th Street, #D
Hotchkiss, CO 81419
USA
Tel.: +(001)970/872 3770
Fax.: +(001)970/872 3757
email: Click here to email me
Web: www.etssincusa.com

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Import a firearm

Postby vikram.dutta » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:43 pm

Dear IFG'ans,

I have a query about importing guns to India. I have already read the threads regarding import of a firearm to India. However, I am not clear on certain things. :stupid:

:?: Is import of guns totally banned in India without any conditions? If no, what are the conditions?

:!: Note: If the answer to the above question is YES, then the following questions are invalid. :!:

:?: What are the categories of firearms that can be imported? (like revolvers, pistols, rifles, shotguns)
:?: Is it true that only 'Renowned Shots' can import firearms? Or is it that the 'Renowned Shots' are exempted from the import duties?
:?: Is it possible for a civilian who holds a valid licence to import a gun to India if he/she is willing to pay the import duties?
:?: I believe the import duties are very high on imported firearms. Does anyone have any rough idea about the amount of duties to be paid on imported firearms?

Looking forward to the legal experts to answer the questions in detail? Thanks in advance to all of you. :cheers:

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Re: Import a firearm

Postby Vikram » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:51 pm



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Re: Import a firearm

Postby m24 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:52 pm

Vikram,

I suggest you read the section again and read thoroughly.

Check viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2779&start=0 , second post by mundaire. Status remains the same.

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1) All guns are always loaded. Even if they are not, treat them as if they are.
2) Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
3) Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target.
4) Identify your target, and what is behind it.

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Re: Import a firearm

Postby vikram.dutta » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:00 pm

Thanks guys. Guess I didn't go through the topics well enough the first time. :oops: Got all the info. :cheers:



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Re: Import a firearm

Postby policepatrol » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:05 pm

Thats a good post. Thanks m24 and vikram for pointing the thread.
:cheers:



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Re: Import a firearm

Postby grewal » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:06 pm

vikram.dutta wrote:Guess I didn't go through the topics well enough the first time.
:banghead: :please:Have some mercy on us.


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Re: Importing Arms & Ammo into India

Postby vikram.dutta » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:37 pm

@ grewal : I do apologize for missing the info, and posting the topic. But I guess this is what IFG is all about. There are thousands of topics and even more responses to those topics, which are sometimes even more informative. We are all humans and we do err.

Didn't at all mean to irritate you guys. Just trying to learn a new thing. Thanks for all the help and support. :cheers: IFG rocks!!! I'm lovin' it! :D



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Bring in the Change

Postby sandhu123 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:06 am

Guys,
Indian firearm laws suck. I dont even have a license in Canada, still I can go to a range.. rent a gun..(any caliber)and that for cheap..like $30 for any glock handgun with 50rds ammo(9mm).. 30rds (.45 acp).. and fire up the targets..
If the laws don't change may be people will try to import guns the other way in.. and thats tru..
There is another way to fulfill your gun shooting hobby especially if u live in Punjab... get a long period visa for pakistan.. u can buy ak47s from sabzi mandis there and let you adrenalin flow.. hide it somewhere in the jungles there before coming back and visit again after a short time wen u feel like shooting




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