Taking a Rifle to South Africa that is not Yours?

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  1. billc

    billc SILVER SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    I was wondering how it works to take a rifle there that is not yours.My sons rifle is registered in his grandmothers name as she got it for him for xmas.thanks Billc
     
  2. Mark H. Young

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    Bill

    The first thing to do is go to your nearest US Customs Office with your son and the rifle and get a 4457 Form in your son's name for the rifle. It doesn't matter who bought it. You'll need this in order to get your RSA gun permit.
     
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    You'll also need the 4457 to get your rifle back into the USA. I'm in Wy. There is only one customs agent in the whole state. He allows us to E-mail or fax the info to him for the 4457. He then fills out the 4457 and sends it back to me. Nice not having to run him down. Bruce
     
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    gillettehunter,

    That guy is a peach. It's so nice to talk to a government employee that comes from common sense.
     
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    Thanks for the info
     
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    Bill, A person must be 21 years of age to import firearm(s) and ammunition into South Africa. It is possible for someone under the age of 21 to do a hunting safari in South Africa, however another hunter over the age limit must import a firearm for their use.
     

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