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Exporting Assistance

Welcome to our export assistance page.

The British Department of Trade and Industry, Export Control, monitor exports controlled by UK, EU and international legislation and treaties. The penalties for contravening export laws can be quite severe. For this reason we will not ship anything covered by the Export Laws out of the UK without a licence. So whether you are in France, Singapore or the USA, a licence will be required for most items. Certain things such as some slings do not require a licence, but spares, tools and optical sighting gear do. The age of the item is not relevant, merely that it is connected with a firearm is sufficient, there are also EU rules concerning 'Dual Use', where an item may not be for a gun, but could be defined as being a specialist item for one.

From application to receipt of licence normally takes about a month providing the DTI do not request additional information, or move the goalposts!

Your input into this procedure is limited to sending a letter, the letter wizard will guide you through this simple procedure.

We do not make any charge at the moment for processing export applications, but the minimu order must be £50 or more (not including postage). Although one word of warning, items with licences must be sent by a tracked method and for this reason postage costs can be quite high, if you wish to discuss this, feel free to ask before you order.

How to use the Wizard

  1. Make a note of the items and part numbers (if appropriate) that you wish to order
  2. Return here and choose the method on the right you wish to use to fill out the paperwork, .RTF format document, PDF document, MS Word letter. complete the details and sign.
  3. Write your payment details (credit card etc including last 3 of security number off the signature strip) on a brief note and enclose with the DTI letter/form
  4. Post the completed form and note to us at the address given in the letter.
  5. Sit back and in a few weeks your goods will arrive
Exports/Import laws where Known

USA: No Importation of British deactivated weapons allowed. Almost all Spares and Tools require an export licence. Requirement for US Import licence unknown

Eire: Please click here for more information

 
Adobe Acrobat PDF form, you can print this off and fill in, complete on line and print (Keep a copy for your records), save to your computer and fill in/print later EXPORT Letter, Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Microsoft Word Document. This can be completed on line and saved/printed or downloaded to your computer and completed at your leisure, printed and signed, and then posted with your payment details:
Instructions:To fill in on line, click the link on the right and then select 'Open', if you wish to save it to fill in later, choose save and a folder on your PC for it to go to such as 'My Documents'. Delete any items in red and replace with your own entries
MS Word Document
Rich Text Format (RTF) letter for text editors which do not support .doc MS Word files. As with the Word file above, complete on line or download by saving and then fill out, sign and post to us at the address given, with your payment details
Instructions:To fill in on line, click the link on the right and then select 'Open', if you wish to save it to fill in later, choose save and a folder on your PC for it to go to such as 'My Documents'. Delete any items in red and replace with your own entries
RTF format Letter