samorgan

International Firearms Transfer Process: importing into the US

Location:

5 posts in this topic

I am wondering if anyone here has experience with having firearms (semi-auto) imported/transferred from Europe into the US. I have a seller in Germany that I am trying to finalize a deal with on a semi-automatic pistol and have no idea what type of FFL I need to use in order to have the firearm imported. Anyone have any guidance for me?

Also, any fees a first-timer wouldn't know about it (from the US side...I have been told about all of the non-US fees by the seller).

Thanks in advance.

 

Stephen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a friend who is an importer so could send him a message, but there is a couple of requirements for the model, needs to be a "sporting" model, and will need to be engraved with the importers info. So just in case it's a 1923 artillery Luger or something rare it'll destroy the value to have an importer engrave their info on it. (No idea if there is such a Luger, just pulled something as an example)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You may wish to refer to the following ... Keep in mind that the costs of importation, for a single piece, can often make a good deal, not so great.

In terms of fees, also consider the customs house, importer, shipping.

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/210/~/requirements-for-importing-new-or-antique-firearms%2Fammunition

and

https://www.atf.gov/file/11871/download

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, damcv62 said:

I have a friend who is an importer so could send him a message, but there is a couple of requirements for the model, needs to be a "sporting" model, and will need to be engraved with the importers info. So just in case it's a 1923 artillery Luger or something rare it'll destroy the value to have an importer engrave their info on it. (No idea if there is such a Luger, just pulled something as an example)

Thanks for the response. I am very interested in hearing what your importer friend has to say. Please do ask him for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, aalbert said:

You may wish to refer to the following ... Keep in mind that the costs of importation, for a single piece, can often make a good deal, not so great.

In terms of fees, also consider the customs house, importer, shipping.

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/210/~/requirements-for-importing-new-or-antique-firearms%2Fammunition

and

https://www.atf.gov/file/11871/download

Thank you for the links. I am afraid you may be right about the great deal going south and quickly due to fees. I am hoping I may still come in under what I've seen them going for in the US the past year or so.

Fingers crossed!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now