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    Hi everyone
    Has anyone every had problems, buying a barrel/slug barrel in the US and crossing back into Canada with Canadian customs?

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    No problems with the canadian customs just need to pay tax. But occasional US customs stops Canadians and if they do you are not going back to the US for 5 years. You are breaking US laws not Canadian. I have never been stopped by US customs going into Canada.
    Last edited by pbonura; January 20th, 2014 at 10:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbonura View Post
    No problems with the canadian customs just need to pay tax. But occasional US customs stops Canadians and if they do you are not going back to the US for 5 years. You are breaking US laws not Canadian. I have never been stopped by US customer going into Canada.
    Legally,US dealers can't even sell to you as a non-resident. If you happen to buy something privately or at a gun show,be extremely careful. If you're caught exporting firearms and parts out of the US by BATF or US Customs,you're looking at serious prison time. I've had a shotgun barrel on back order from Remington through Gagnon's in Oshawa for almost a year. It's still not in,yet.
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    My Boss was stopped at the Cornwall / Ogdensburg crossing. Occasionally at random they come out and stopped some car's headed over to Canada. He was bringing back 4 water softener units which was fine. But they do stopped you.

    Quote Originally Posted by pbonura View Post
    No problems with the canadian customs just need to pay tax. But occasional US customs stops Canadians and if they do you are not going back to the US for 5 years. You are breaking US laws not Canadian. I have never been stopped by US customer going into Canada.
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    My understanding is if you get caught with a firearm or ammo purchased in the US without the export permit whether by Police (say stopped for speeding) or by Customs you are in a pile . My understanding is your staying at least another night in the US.

    Canada doesn't mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    Legally,US dealers can't even sell to you as a non-resident. If you happen to buy something privately or at a gun show,be extremely careful. If you're caught exporting firearms and parts out of the US by BATF or US Customs,you're looking at serious prison time. I've had a shotgun barrel on back order from Remington through Gagnon's in Oshawa for almost a year. It's still not in,yet.
    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013)

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    One of the guys I hunt with worked for Canada Customs (just retired)and he bought a T3 Light in the US. As long as you file for the proper paperwork you're as he did. The trick is you have to do it a couple of months in advance.

    Trimmer is right about the sellers though. I looked into it when I was in Sault, the sellers need to have and exporter license to sell to on residents and not many of them have it or at least that was the case in northern Michigan.. So, in addition to the paperwork you need to find a gun shop that can sell to you.

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    If the item you're wanting to buy in the US and take home with you is ITAR controlled then yes... You're "supposed" to have an export permit issued by the US DoS.


    Many/most firearm parts fall under ITAR rules so... be careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    Legally,US dealers can't even sell to you as a non-resident. If you happen to buy something privately or at a gun show,be extremely careful. If you're caught exporting firearms and parts out of the US by BATF or US Customs,you're looking at serious prison time. I've had a shotgun barrel on back order from Remington through Gagnon's in Oshawa for almost a year. It's still not in,yet.
    Agreed x2, As a Canadian you won't be able to buy any parts from a reputable shop. If you do, as per the thread you are taking a pretty big gamble bringing things back crossing the border. There are a few places/gun shops in Canada that will import items for you from Gun Broker, Midwest Gun Works, The Barrel Exchange, etc.. Of course they will charge you a fee to do this.

    The only think I know you can bring back across the border are bows/crossbows/muzzleloaders.

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    Yikes I bought a rifled barrel for my Mossberg at Bass Pro in florida 6 yrs ago when I was on vaction with the kids.I just threw it in the the back of the van thinking nothing of it or else I would of been sweating and studdering at the border.

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    Living on a border with Detroit I cross at least 2 times a week, as does my wife. All those trips I have only been stopped randomly by US Customs 2 times. Both times one officer asked me what I had purchased while another guy searched truck and a dog was used on the perimeter. Only had groceries and it took just a minute. My wife has never been stopped. But it does happen. Any firearm component will get you in trouble.
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