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Importing/Purchasing Winchester's FROM--- USA-- TO--- Canada... What's the process/breakdown look like..?
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Hello,

 

My name is Alexander. I am from the province (State) of Ontario, in Canada. I am a new Winchester Collector, and recently joined this community.

I saw some beautiful 94’s on Guns International and was wondering how the process works as a Canadian buyer importing a lever action post 1899 USA firearm.

If anyone can provide a breakdown, a rundown of the process step- by- step from the moment of seeing the listing on Guns International..? 

Another member here in Canada referred me to a company called BORDERVIEW INTERNATIONAL FIREARM LOGISTICS IN WA, USA.

Do companies like this (FFL dealers handle basically 100% of the process.. I just need to pay all associated costs and provide a valid firearms licence/permit and they do all the rest? 

 

Thank you. I appreciate it. 

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Alexander

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Hi. Alexander As I told You , when purchasing a gun in the U.S. You need to make Your deal with the seller , explain to him the that Borderview is the f.f.l. dealer and that payment will be coming from them. You then call Joel or Kerra at Borderview with all the information on the seller , name address etc. and the info on the gun , make , model ser# etc. and the price. You pay them the invoiced price of the gun, they in turn pay the seller, They look after all the export/ import permits and shipping. It really is no hassle . You need to go on Their site,” Borderview International Firearms Logistics” for all the info You will need to buy or sell a firearm from / to the U.S. or any other country. They have all the charges listed on Their site so there is no surprises,(it ain’t cheap” but it is very hassle free. The process is the same for any firearm, antique or modern, I think antique is a little less expensive, but You need to keep in mind the differences in “antique” between here and the U.S. For that information You need to get the definition of “antique” from the B.A.T.F. in the U.S. , basically pre 1898 manufacture, and the same from Firearms Canada which stipulates obsolete caliber. Basically a $1000.00 U.S. gun will cost You app. $2000.00 Cdn. by time You get it home. Exchange rate @ 1.32 =$1320.00 plus import fees app.$500.00 U.S. plus shipping , plus Canadian h.s.t.. Like I said , it ain’t cheap, and even worse if You’re planning buying at auction which is another 20 to 30%. Example : I bought a 1894 from Lock Stock and Barrel for $5525.00 U.S. I have app$12,000.00 in that piece, nice gun though. So good luck,  And welcome to the Winchester Collectors Assn’, You will gain a lot of critical information , and meet a lot of very knowledgeable people here20221031_080043.jpgImage Enlarger20221031_080757.jpgImage EnlargerWink

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Henry Mero said You need to get the definition of “antique” from the B.A.T.F. in the U.S. , basically pre 1898 manufacture
  

Pre-1899.  Believe I’d try to get interested in something else (such as antique muzzle-loaders, which are a drug on the US market) before paying those import costs.

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Well Clarence I hear Ya’ but in the eyes of Your gov’t and My gov’t it really doesn’t matter what it is, a firearm is a firearm and subject to all the idiotic rules a liberal thinking bunch of morons can think up, to make it difficult for a honest person to stay honest.

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Henry Mero said
Well Clarence I hear Ya’ but in the eyes of Your gov’t and My gov’t it really doesn’t matter what it is, a firearm is a firearm and subject to all the idiotic rules a liberal thinking bunch of morons can think up, to make it difficult for a honest person to stay honest.

  

Really?  Even muzzle-loaders?  Almost unbelievable!  Well, guess he could collect antique motorcycles, which I love but can’t afford to own.

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clarence said

Henry Mero said

Well Clarence I hear Ya’ but in the eyes of Your gov’t and My gov’t it really doesn’t matter what it is, a firearm is a firearm and subject to all the idiotic rules a liberal thinking bunch of morons can think up, to make it difficult for a honest person to stay honest.

  

Really?  Even muzzle-loaders?  Almost unbelievable!  Well, guess he could collect antique motorcycles, which I love but can’t afford to own.

  

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 Get hold of Clay at Prophet River Firearms in Alberta.He can handle all that needs to be done.Have used his service before and all went well with no problems.Smile

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28 gauge said
 Get hold of Clay at Prophet River Firearms in Alberta.He can handle all that needs to be done.Have used his service before and all went well with no problems.Smile

  

Thank you. Much Appreciated. Cool 

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