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Post subject: Flying with a rifle?
Post Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:20 am
Hello everyone, hope you all are doing great! I have this question in mind so thought to post it here. I am soon going to London by plane and I'll be carrying Remington 700 with me. What process will I have be going through? Any suggestions and advice will be appreciated.

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Post subject: Re: Flying with a rifle?
Post Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:26 am
Jacky:

Same general rules, etc., as a handgun, except that the 700 (unless you've got a "break down" version) is carried in a large locked case that is generally treated as it's own piece of luggage.

If the rifle can be broken down into a package that'll mimic a pistol case, and fit inside a standard piece of luggage, you likely can treat it like a pistol.

Ouch.... I just saw "London". Bringing a rifle into the UK may be impossible.... You'll want to hit somebody's web site (maybe "Scotland Yard"?) too.

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Post subject: Re: Flying with a rifle?
Post Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:50 pm
Jacky, are you just passing through London enroute to say Africa on a hunting trip? I know that's doable if not simple.

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Post subject: Re: Flying with a rifle?
Post Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:58 pm
Like the others have said since Britain is very strict on gun laws i would call the Police in London and an attorney to get a clear answer on brining a firearm into the UK, even if you are just passing though to another country.

I would also do a google search on the proper way to transport firearms into the UK.

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Post subject: Re: Flying with a rifle?
Post Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:21 pm
If you are not passing through London en route to another country where firearms are more freely permitted, your firearm is subject to confiscation and you'll likely be arrested. Flying with a firearm in checked baggage is not so much a problem when it comes to domestic flights. Go to the airport with your shotgun unloaded and in a locked hard-sided case to which only you have a key (think, pad lock). Depending on the airline, your ammunition may or may not have to be in a separate hard-sided, locked case. Go to the airline counter to check in and tell them that you have an unloaded firearm to declare.

I know that hunting is still popular in England and in other parts of Europe, so it is probably a possibility to take your shotgun to Britain. I haven't taken long guns to Europe, although I have a couple of handguns at our vacation home in France. This was a long process, but it is possible if you are persistent and follow their procedures to the letter.

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