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Topic # 143872 30-Apr-2014 10:02
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Does anyone know the rules on importing an Air Rifle? From what I can see, you dont not need a licence to import one unless its on the restricted list.

Can anyone confrim its ok?

Thanks

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  Reply # 1033730 30-Apr-2014 10:05
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Just pop along to your nearest Blue Gang station and ask to speak to the Arms Officer. That way you will get the information from the horse's mouth.

I've asked them about importing knives before due to some pretty odd rules that they have about what is allowed and what is not.





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  Reply # 1033731 30-Apr-2014 10:06
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You should ring NZ Customs




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Geektastic: Just pop along to your nearest Blue Gang station and ask to speak to the Arms Officer. That way you will get the information from the horse's mouth.

I've asked them about importing knives before due to some pretty odd rules that they have about what is allowed and what is not.


I think the correct term NZ Police




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KiwiNZ:
Geektastic: Just pop along to your nearest Blue Gang station and ask to speak to the Arms Officer. That way you will get the information from the horse's mouth.

I've asked them about importing knives before due to some pretty odd rules that they have about what is allowed and what is not.


I think the correct term NZ Police


Most of them appear to be covered in tattoos, so Blue Gang suits them better.





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Geektastic:
KiwiNZ:
Geektastic: Just pop along to your nearest Blue Gang station and ask to speak to the Arms Officer. That way you will get the information from the horse's mouth.

I've asked them about importing knives before due to some pretty odd rules that they have about what is allowed and what is not.


I think the correct term NZ Police


Most of them appear to be covered in tattoos, so Blue Gang suits them better.

Friendly suggestion , you may want to re read the  FUG  "When talking about a company use their real name. We follow the principle that respect must go both ways."




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  Reply # 1033748 30-Apr-2014 10:15
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Try here for info on restricted importing of weaponry

http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/prohibited/imports/Pages/default.aspx?q=6&s=6




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  Reply # 1033750 30-Apr-2014 10:16
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KiwiNZ:
Geektastic:
KiwiNZ:
Geektastic: Just pop along to your nearest Blue Gang station and ask to speak to the Arms Officer. That way you will get the information from the horse's mouth.

I've asked them about importing knives before due to some pretty odd rules that they have about what is allowed and what is not.


I think the correct term NZ Police


Most of them appear to be covered in tattoos, so Blue Gang suits them better.

Friendly suggestion , you may want to re read the  FUG  "When talking about a company use their real name. We follow the principle that respect must go both ways."


They are not (yet) a company...

As soon as Omnicorp take over though.....!





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  Reply # 1033807 30-Apr-2014 10:40
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Geektastic:
KiwiNZ:
Geektastic:
KiwiNZ:
Geektastic: Just pop along to your nearest Blue Gang station and ask to speak to the Arms Officer. That way you will get the information from the horse's mouth.

I've asked them about importing knives before due to some pretty odd rules that they have about what is allowed and what is not.


I think the correct term NZ Police


Most of them appear to be covered in tattoos, so Blue Gang suits them better.

Friendly suggestion , you may want to re read the  FUG  "When talking about a company use their real name. We follow the principle that respect must go both ways."


They are not (yet) a company...

As soon as Omnicorp take over though.....!


Scarper, its the humour filth.

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  Reply # 1034303 30-Apr-2014 21:38
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throbb: Does anyone know the rules on importing an Air Rifle? From what I can see, you dont not need a licence to import one unless its on the restricted list.

Can anyone confrim its ok?

Thanks


You need to talk to the local Arms Officer at the police station. Show them the details of the air rifle you want to import and check that it's okay. If it doesn't look like it could be automatic, or like a pistol, or MSSA, you won't need an import permit BUT by checking with the Arms Officer before you bring it in you then have evidence to argue with customs if some idiot there thinks it looks suspect. Make a note of the time/date and name of the Arms Office you speak to in case you need it later. 



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  Reply # 1034663 1-May-2014 11:13
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Elpie:
throbb: Does anyone know the rules on importing an Air Rifle? From what I can see, you dont not need a licence to import one unless its on the restricted list.

Can anyone confrim its ok?

Thanks


You need to talk to the local Arms Officer at the police station. Show them the details of the air rifle you want to import and check that it's okay. If it doesn't look like it could be automatic, or like a pistol, or MSSA, you won't need an import permit BUT by checking with the Arms Officer before you bring it in you then have evidence to argue with customs if some idiot there thinks it looks suspect. Make a note of the time/date and name of the Arms Office you speak to in case you need it later. 


I just got a response from the police, and they flat out said i have to get a permit.

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  Reply # 1035119 1-May-2014 20:16
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KiwiNZ:
Geektastic: Just pop along to your nearest Blue Gang station and ask to speak to the Arms Officer. That way you will get the information from the horse's mouth.

I've asked them about importing knives before due to some pretty odd rules that they have about what is allowed and what is not.


I think the correct term NZ Police


I thought it was the Inland Revenue Roadside Division laughing

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  Reply # 1035128 1-May-2014 20:48
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Brought a Daisy Powerline Air-Rifle I got from K Mart in the US with no problems, along with a new retail copy of Windows 95, back in '95 cool




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  Reply # 1035577 2-May-2014 16:20
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throbb:
Elpie:
throbb: Does anyone know the rules on importing an Air Rifle? From what I can see, you dont not need a licence to import one unless its on the restricted list.

Can anyone confrim its ok?

Thanks


You need to talk to the local Arms Officer at the police station. Show them the details of the air rifle you want to import and check that it's okay. If it doesn't look like it could be automatic, or like a pistol, or MSSA, you won't need an import permit BUT by checking with the Arms Officer before you bring it in you then have evidence to argue with customs if some idiot there thinks it looks suspect. Make a note of the time/date and name of the Arms Office you speak to in case you need it later. 


I just got a response from the police, and they flat out said i have to get a permit.


Ok now I got a contradicting reply from Customs

 

You are correct. If the air rifle you considering is not covered by the items listed below no police permit is required.

 

 

 

A permit to import is required under the Arms Act 1983 for the following airguns:

 

 

 

(a)          Larc International Model 19A;

 

(b)          Lark International Model M19 - AMP;

 

(c)           Brook air revolver;

 

(d) Airguns (including paintball guns) that have the capacity to be fired fully automatically. Note this import control:

 

*             Only applies to airguns that can be fired automatically (i.e. fires multiple rounds with one pull of the trigger) at the time of importation. This includes airguns that can be converted to automatic by a switch on the firearms;

 

*             Does not apply to airguns that can only be fired as single shot or semi automatically at the time of importation.

 

(e) Pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) air rifles that are not for use in airsoft or paintball sports.  Note this import control does not apply to PCP air pistols.

 

What are pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) air rifles?

 

PCP air rifles use compressed air as their power source. These air  rifles will either have an air tank built into the gun itself or the air tank will screw on to the gun. The air tanks (compressed air chamber) are filled with air using a hand pump or a scuba tank.  Depending on the air rifle up to 30 high powered shots can be discharged without refilling the tank.

 

 Air rifles are subject to Goods and Services Tax. The GST is payable on the sum of the cost of the air rifle plus the insurance and freight to get the rifle to New Zealand. Your friend will need to supply you with the cost of the air rifle. There is also an Import Entry Transaction Fee of $46.89.

 

 If the total GST payable comes to less than $60.00 Customs does not collect any charges.


This reply is basically what I thought the law was.

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