Importation or Transiting Procedures Through Countries with Weapons & Ammunition

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  1. Graham Hunter

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    That's the problem who gets to decide.
     

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    On the application, I would write the full name of the cartridge, i.e .270 Winchester and .270 Winchester Short Magnum, non interchangeable.
     

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    I guess my problem is the term caliber. Caliber designates the diameter of the bullet. So if I took a 7mm08 and a 7mm Rem I have two guns of the same caliber.
    If the term was changed to no two firearms of the same cartridge it would be easy.
     

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    would one of you regular travelers to SA remind me exactly what docs the police are going to ask for when i meet them to get my gun processed . 1- passport 2 -preapproved SAPS application 3 - 4457 customs form from current year . Is that all? thanx again ! My son and I leave Saturday for 10 days with Spear Safaris . YAHOO !
     

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    All I have ever needed was the preapproved SAPS.
     

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    Thanx Graham!
     

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    I just returned from another awesome trip to South Africa. Only hiccups were at airports coming and going. On the far end in Joberg, the police inspector had my SAPS form, but in the serial number block on the form, it had the serial number of the scope vice the rifle. The first inspector gave me the invalid paperwork speech and then the sergeant walked over, studied the problem, said simple mistake, and he used an ink pen to correct the SN on the form. Problem solved. On the return in the Atlanta airport, the CBP guy checked the guns and then tried to do an old samsonite commercial to close the case with some foam in the gasket seam. Then, moved over across the same floor for TSA inspection to the next connection flight. The lady there had a knack for pulling the cases off the table and throwing them onto a cart. Several of us commented on her zealous approach, but she didn't care. One guy even said, CBP just checked the firearms and cases, we relocked all the locks and now (about 50 meters later) we have to reopen and go through the same process. She rudely replied, "They are CBP, we are TSA, two different government agencies!" which brought some laughter and overt comments about government efficiency. Small stuff after a great trip.
     
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    I look at it as a jobs program. At least they're working and paying taxes. :p:D:rolleyes:
     
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    I’m planning on a trip to Turkey, I’ll be departing Vancouver so I can get direct into Europe and then flight to Istanbul rather than longer and more expensive trip to east coast and direct to Istanbul.
    I understand Germany is best to transit in Europe with firearms, anyone have experienced going through Amsterdam lately?
    Klm offer quickest trips and best prices at the moment....
     

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    I lived in Europe, Germany, for many years. I don't transit there with firearms. My recent trip to South Africa involved conversations with the PH about this topic. They were working on "transit" paperwork for another client coming in the future, via Amsterdam and KLM. I would attempt to contact KLM and get some information in writing, especially the timeline to process the paperwork and does it require separate contact with the Netherlands government.
     

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