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Old 04.12.2012, 16:32
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Gun import from the US

I am interested in bringing a rifle with me when I move to Basel next month. This gun is very old and has been given to me by my father. As far as I know, it has never been registered in the US (where I am moving from). In fact, I don't even think that it takes standard ammunition (I can't recall exactly, but it is something odd like a .23 caliber) - I know nothing about guns.

I would like to bring it with me purely for sentimental reasons and would never actually try to fire it or sell it. Just hang it on the wall as "art".

When we move, we will have a large shipping container, so I would not have to bring it "in person". Does anyone have any suggestions regarding this? Should I try it? Not try it at all? Not claim it and just bring it as part of my household items?

Last thing I want is trouble at the border, but I'd rather not leave it behind, either. Thanks for any information you can provide!
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Old 04.12.2012, 16:37
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Re: Gun import from the US

Shipping shotgun from US to Switzerland

Importing a decommissioned firearm

Importing antique rifle?
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Old 04.12.2012, 16:39
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Re: Gun import from the US



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Re: Gun import from the US

Can be done, but I doubt it would be worth the hassle. Best keep it in storage in the US until you suss things out.
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Old 04.12.2012, 18:02
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Re: Gun import from the US

Yeah, after reading some of the links it just looks like a hassle. I'd delete this thread if I knew how...
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