taking 3 guns but can one be in someone elses case

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  1. billc

    billc SILVER SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    I am taking 3 guns on the trip for myself and son.Another friend is going also only taking one.For the paperwork can I have a gun in his case but on my forms or should I just have him add my gun to his forms.Not sure what is legal to do or if either is ok.
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    We always just have them register the gun on his forms. RSA police at the airport can be very particular so we try to be extra careful. Have you sent your paperwork to get it cleared yet? If you aren't going through Joburg then it isn't as bad but Namibia can be a little particular now as well. Basically I would suggest having him register them in his name and then you don't have anything to worry about.
     
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    The answer to your question is NO.

    You have 2 options:
    1. Take a second gun case.
    a. Use a tuff-pac which will hold the 3 rifles with soft cases and be under 50lbs.
    2. Have your friend have all the correct paperwork for the rifle you will be placing in his case. Plus, he has to act like it is his rifle when he is asked. Or you will lose your rifle and your friend will be detained. I an not sure how the prisons are in South Africa.

    Ammo is another issue.
    The ammo you transport has to match your rifle or rifles and be in a lockable case, plus transported in your luggage.
    You cannot put ammo in each others luggage.

    You did not indicate the rifle calibers you and your friend are taking. However, Having 2 rifles for the same caliber for one person is also against the law.
     

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