Originally Posted by eric2381
American companies can sell and ship rifle stocks north of the border to a Canadian adress without issue as long as the value of the stock is less than $100. I've bought a few stocks from Boyd's without issue. I've bought quite a few used stocks from people in USA that were valued under $100 without issue as well.
If you wish to purchase a higher priced stock, there are several good importers that will help you out. PM me if you'd like to know the info on a good one
Alright that got me thinking and I've done some reading.
This covers the legal issues stateside...
Specific to this article, section V "Exemptions" states the following...
123.17(a) Minor components - Components and parts for Category I firearms are
exempt from licensing requirements when the total value does not exceed $100
wholesale in any single transaction. Barrels, cylinders, receivers (frames), or
complete breech mechanisms are major components and require a license.
Here is what the canadian govornment says.....
Frequently Asked Questions
Q4. I want to buy parts in the US for my firearm and import them into Canada.
A4. The US controls on the export of firearms extends to parts also. For small orders worth less than US$100.00 the US Department of State allows an exemption from the export licence. This exemption, however, does not cover ‘significant’ parts which includes; barrels, slides, cylinders, bolts, frames and receivers. It should be noted that there is no equivalent exemption offered by the Department of Commerce for shotgun parts. Further, there is no exemption for ammunition or ammunition components. Canadian importers should follow the procedure outlined in Q1 (above) to import parts not exempted.
So the question is, what exactly is a rifle stock defined as? I would argue that the definitions of the 'significant parts' do not refer to the wooden stock of a bolt action rifle.
Also, it seems that both sides talk about the $100 US dollar cost being the limit that seperate the items that do not need exportation permits from the ones that do, assuming they are not 'significant' parts as defined earlier. Also, the US side states specificlly, "when the total value does not exede $100 wholesale in any single
transaction" (bolding mine)
Think about it....the COST OF THE STOCK has to be less than $100. If it just so happened that the buyer accidentaly gave you more.......
Like I said, just throwing that out there.....but I dont intend to get myself or anyone in trouble. If this sounds illegal please let me know and i will put the issue to rest for good.