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February 19, 2014 - 7:59 am
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Hi guys not sure if anyone had this issue before but here goes I saw a Winchester 1873 set trigger for auction on gunbroker so I thought I would email seller and ask if ok to bid told seller I live in Canada and have a place in Florida as well had no response from seller than he blocked me out without any reason still nothing to this day ???? I guess I am Canadian so that person did not want to bother the least he or she could have done was let me know yes or no crazy not sure how to respond just water under the bridge I guess
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February 20, 2014 - 11:49 am
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I didnt find it all that hard to ship to Canada. My part was easy. The Canadian had to send money and wait a long time to see it.

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Just bid on it and do not mention anything about you being Canadian (sounds like you may have to set up a different Florida Gunbroker user ID). If you win the auction, have them send it to your Florida address and then just bring it back to Canada with you when you come. Of course, I am assuming the ’73 is pre-1899 to qualify for antique status in the USA. If it does, it is perfectly fine and legal to do what I suggest above. If it is a post 1898 rifle, then if you win the auction, immediately notify Prophet River up in Lloydminster and they will take over from there to legally get the seller to ship it to their FFL and have it exported into Canada and shipped right to your door. I’ve used them as well and they are good. In either case, the seller need never know you are Canadian and everything is perfectly legal. Mentioning you are Canadian just needlessly complicates things with some sellers.

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February 21, 2014 - 7:29 am
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I would agree with the above. The fact that your from Canada may have had some bearing on the reply, not sure how the gun transfer laws work op there anymore. I believe the part with the SN would be considered the firearm even though its just the lower tang being transferred.

I’ve known the seller for many years now and he is a pretty good guy, maybe a little absent minded about returning emails. Cant explain his actions for him though. I dont see him as the kind to discourage bidders. Better luck on the next one.


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