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Old September 3rd, 2006, 16:10   #1
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purchasing question

I am going to be buying a tm m4 from 1 of the canadian retailers but was wondering if it would be cheaper to buy the accessories from out of Canada like say redwolf, mags and bats and chargers and upgrades seem to be double the price here but would it add up to the same price after customs s+h and exchange rate or would it still be less?
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Old September 3rd, 2006, 16:16   #2
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it depends on how much you order to make the shipping price worth while. you can save some money by ordering from overseas but make sure you only order non restricted stuff so they don't get siezed
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Old September 3rd, 2006, 16:27   #3
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I would prob get a big order going with some buddys so like 4 bats and 4 chargers and a helmet and a few bags of bb's and a few mags, are mags considered restricted items?
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Old September 3rd, 2006, 16:30   #4
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From the FAQ

Okay, so I canít import guns. What about parts and accessories?

Yes. The good news is that most parts and accessories, including most magazines, can be successfully imported by individuals without requiring a BFL. Examples of things you CANNOT import:

AEG magazines with fake cartridges (i.e. P90, G36, SG 552 mags)
Frames, receivers, and metal bodies
Suppressors and silencers
Prohibited-length outer handgun barrels (i.e. USP Compact, Glock 26)
Hand and 40mm grenades that look real
Examples of things you CAN import:

Magazines for AEGs and GBBs without fake cartridges
Outer barrels for most guns
Inner barrels of any type
Handgun slides
Flash suppressors
Scopes, red dot sights, iron sights, lasers
Rail systems and scope mounts
Springs, bushings, gears, pistons, or other gearbox parts
Batteries, BBs, loading tools
Helmets, goggles, body armor, tactical vests, camouflage

Note that CBSA inspectors have discretion to detain goods of questionable legality, and although it shows up on the above list it MAY be held if you draw an inspector that is particularly ignorant or of foul demeanor. That said, I have yet to hear of any seizures of the above items.

Prohibited-length handgun barrels may or may not be stopped. Most outer barrels are not dimensioned internally to even appear capable of firing a real bullet, and faux rifling marks typically extend only a few millimeters down the bore. However CBSA inspectors are not firearms experts and if they think there's a potential of it being usable in a real gun, they'll seize it rather than risk their jobs. Best not to take a chance on it.
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Old September 3rd, 2006, 16:30   #5
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as long as they dont have fake bullets
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Old September 3rd, 2006, 16:39   #6
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really GBB slides are aloud i thought u needed a BMF to got those in cause pistols are guns that need a RFL.
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Old September 3rd, 2006, 22:25   #7
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To be honest, it's a crapshoot as to whether or not you will get nailed with duty or not. I've ordered all kinds of things from the US and somtimes I've had to pay duty and others times not.. and on exactly the same item! Why it is like this I have no idea. It almost seems like it depends on the person working that day.
If you get hit with duty, you might even end up paying more by the time you factor in the extra shipping and exchange rate as well. Like I said, it's a crapshoot.

I always try to order from Canada whenever possible to avoid the hassle. If you are ordering a bunch of stuff, maybe you could try contacting the guys at ASC Armoury and see if they could cut you some sort of deal. No harm in asking.
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Old September 3rd, 2006, 22:58   #8
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A slide for a real handgun is not a controlled item. The lower frame of a handgun is the part that has the serial number on it, therefore it is the only piece of the gun that is controlled since it must be registered. Barrels are also uncontrolled too, unless of course they're prohibited length for handguns.

Interesting note: If you have a rifle barrel shorter than 105mm it is not prohibited, because it is not for a handgun. Pretty useless ballistically, but still legal.
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