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Lend rifle to USA visiting hunter?
Jun 28th, 2018 at 10:58pm
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Can anyone point me in the right direction for this - Got a Texan mate keen to visit for a public land hunt.  I said I can lend him all of the fishing and hunting gear he will need.  But - if he has a USA firearms permit, where do I stand, can I do this?
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Reply #1 - Jun 28th, 2018 at 11:52pm
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it would be best to ask local coppers rather than us. at end of day its your FAL thats at risk if you get wrong info......nothing to stop him using them in your company.
the other issue that might pop up is storage if they travelling around....eg where is rifle while they fishing.
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 29th, 2018 at 12:40am
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Your FAL,you take him hunting,the only way.Ask yr local bobby.
  

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Reply #3 - Jun 29th, 2018 at 12:45am
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Most local coppers won't have the foggiest - I recently had to help a local fill in his section of an S43a. Best to contact and discuss with an Arms Officer and even then you might get diverse "opinions".
  
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Reply #4 - Jun 29th, 2018 at 1:20am
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get him to get a visitors firearms permit at the airport on the way in no problems then, he just needs to apply for it before he comes, on line.
  

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Reply #5 - Jun 29th, 2018 at 3:59am
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wazza56 wrote on Jun 29th, 2018 at 1:20am:
get him to get a visitors firearms permit at the airport on the way in no problems then, he just needs to apply for it before he comes, on line.

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Reply #6 - Jun 29th, 2018 at 6:52am
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Yip, temp visitors permit is  the way to go.  Did it with my USA mate and no dramas.
  
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Reply #7 - Jun 29th, 2018 at 8:36am
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Thanks guys, sure enough a simple google showed that it is easy enough to get a visitors permit and a license to import, as long as you can show Police that you are authorised to use firearms in your country.  Interesting that for USA people, where firearms licenses are not issued, they need to show evidence of being trained in forearms safety, such as a hunting permit.
  
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Reply #9 - Jul 2nd, 2018 at 12:31am
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Hadn't noticed that thanks Varmint
  
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