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I am familiar with the European Union placing restrictions on dealers selling firearm parts to countries outside of the EU but does anyone know if there are any restrictions to me buying say a bipod for my HK21, having it sent to my sister in Germany and then having her mail it to me here in the states?
 

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I don't think it would be a problem if she's only sending you a bipod.

I wouldn't try eith a barrel but a bipod is more like an accessory than a gun part.
 

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AFAIK bipod is not considered "vital gun part" (so it's not regulated) in any EU country.
 

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The only issue would be what you attached it to. If the firearm is in the U.S. with certain U.S. parts, you can do as you please. If it is a foreign rifle, then the addition of the "manufacturer's correct" bipod would make it non-importable. The funny thing is, it would not be illegal to add any other bipod. It is all about looks. That's what you get when you are dealing with Executive Orders and BATF rulings.
 

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I saw some G3 mounts at www.zib-militaria.de for 19.90 € each. That's not too bad, especially with the weak Euro, neither are his other prices on many parts. For example has has Z24 scopes for $260 Euros which is only $330 right now. He says he cannot ship weapon parts though. Which makes me wonder what the problem is, because Blued Guns says they can ship me one of their G3 buffers to test. So who's wrong?

http://www.zib-militaria.de/epages/61431412.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61431412/Products/533

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As a matter of US law, it is illegal to import more than $100 worth of gun parts. Silly. Other countries may have restrictions on shipping. Invariably it's a crap shoot or best guess...
 

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As a matter of US law, it is illegal to import more than $100 worth of gun parts. Silly. Other countries may have restrictions on shipping. Invariably it's a crap shoot or best guess...
How much does it cost to apply for an import over $100 through ATF?

I just got started reading here: http://www.hqusareur.army.mil/opm/guns.htm

And here: http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/imports.html

Edit: Ah, I see the $100 is the wholesale value. Still, what a terrible infringement, it appears they fairly recently lowered that from $500 to stop people from importing. It also appears there is no cost for submitting the form (aside from the billion in taxes to run the ATF)?

http://www.atf.gov/forms/download/atf-f-5330-3a.pdf
 
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