Mozambique silencer/moderator rules?

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  1. lawrence_court

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    Does anyone know the up-to-date advice on the legality of transporting a rifle with a silencer/moderator into Moz?

    I cannot find anything online that mentions a prohibition, but any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
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    Hi lawrence_court,
    What country are you traveling from and are there any stops in other countries along the way for you? Traveling to Moz from SA would probably be a different scenario with different issues than, say, traveling from the US.
    I don't have any knowledge on the Moz end, but as a manufacturer of silencers/moderators in the US I know a little bit about taking them out of this country.
    Regardless, have a wonderful trip and please share some pics when you get back!
    By the way, who will you be hunting with?
    Good hunting :)
     
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    Hi IdaRam,

    Thank you very much for the reply.

    We are flying SAA Heathrow to JNB; SAA JNB to Lilongwe; Charter Lilongwe to Lichinga; Charter Lichinga to camp. We are on UK licences with silencers recorded on the licence.

    I know we can check the rifles all the way to Lilongwe, so I am not worried about anything other than the Moz rifle desk and if they will be funny about the silencer.

    Looking foward to the trip v much. We are hunting with a friend in an area near Niassa.
     
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    You have a right to worry, I've heard the arrival into Moz. can result in bribes and long waits. I have no first hand experience and wonder if the process is blown out of proportion.
     
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    If there's no actual legal prohibition then we're good to go. Thank you
     
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    When you get back and post up those trophy pics please give us a report on your arrival and clearance through customs. Will be very interested to know if anyone raised an eyebrow or if it was a non-event with the silencers.
    Thanks!
     
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    Will do for sure. Good luck meanwhile! And thank you.
     

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