Shipping to US


#1

I purchased some Inert shell in the UK and need to ship them to the US, What is the best way and How should I label them.

Will


#2

Will-If they are TOTALY inert (including the primers) they may be shipped as standard mail. No special markings are necessary. Mark the customs declearation as “INERT SAA FOR STUDY AND RESEARCH”.


#3

Thanks Ron, I don’ think SAA would apply as the largest is a 7lb and the smallest 20MM flak. By the way I think we have met at the Fort Wayne Show haven’t we?

Will


#4

Will–Your right, they would not qualify as SAA. If they were live they would fall under the heading of destructive devices. I am not sure what the status is for inert items of this class. Are these going out of the U.S. or coming in from some other country? I suggest you call the U.S. Customs Office and ask them. Be sure to emphasize that these are completly inert items.

I have never had the pleasure of going to the Ft.Wayne show, so I doubt if we have ever met. I was not even aware that there was one. When is it? It is only 128 miles from Lansing, MI where I live so it would be an easy drive.
that would not even require an overnight stay.


#5

Will - if you belong to the IAA, I’d suggest contacting some of our members from the Netherlands. They always have a large amount of inert material at SLICS and this year was no exception. I doubt it all comes over in their luggage, but I could well be wrong. I believe they - or the folks they know over here would be the best to advise you on importing such material.

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#6

They would also, strictly speaking, fall under ITAR as components for over 50 cal.