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I am moving to Australia with my family this year. I have a modest collection of muzzleloaders made for me from kits by my late father.

A first pass, it appears to me importing muzzleloaders to Australia is tough, although a different process from conventional firearms. I am looking for guidance from folks in Australia with experience working such imports.

Thanks for reading my post.
 
I am moving to Australia with my family this year. I have a modest collection of muzzleloaders made for me from kits by my late father.

A first pass, it appears to me importing muzzleloaders to Australia is tough, although a different process from conventional firearms. I am looking for guidance from folks in Australia with experience working such imports.

Thanks for reading my post.
Hi Harry,, which state or territory are you moving to? This can help us locals give you some assistance.
 
Each State in late years seem to vie with each other in dreaming up negative anti gun laws . Not that consistent just political bumph not much thought or logic just the same cobblers you put up with in UK the' Seen to be doing something' rot NZ was relatively free re MLs but the loony left last shower poseing as a government brought in a raft of useless anti gun poop . shooters made scapegoat for gross Police failure in Granting a Loony Terrorist a license with out proper vetting breaking their own laws but big cover up .Stinks but new Govt expected to reverse such gross injustice so watch this space . Good luck'
Rudyard
 
Hi Harry
As a general rule the manufacture date determines the licensing requirement. Kit-built or replica, think Pedersoli, are treated as normal firearms, with handguns being almost impossible to import unless you can prove thematic or heirloom importance. Happy to advise further if moving to WA, I have imported/exported dozens of firearms into and out of WA.

Cheers

Mike
 
I landed in WA I had overlanded from UK to Ceylon in 1966 had 3 quid to my name but made out at Dampier now much developed iron ore region. I know Australia very well Ide avoid WA allways been a police state if now a days there' All 'anti gun . I was happiest in inland towns like Echuca Vic nice river boat town avoided big citys like Sydney or Melbourne better Adelaide or maybe Brisbane as a better bet if you persist in a big city . But I settled accros the Ditch in small village surrounded by Mountains full of Deer & Wild pigs ect NZ & you can hunt with MLs or bows if you fancy . I used to go for a week minimum till I married . But Aust has its hunting too .It reminds me of a book by Bernard Hessling ' The Dinkumisation & De pommyfication of an Art full English Migrant' be a bit dated but an amusing account .( Must be its 68 years since I read it !) The book that grabbed my interst in NZ was Barry Crumps "A good keen man" .he was a NZ Forest Service Deer Culler they still have them .
Regards Rudyard P M me if you want
 
The best advice I can give is don't go if you enjoy personal freedom and Liberty.

I have wanted to go and see Australia ever since I watched Man from Snowy River and Quigley Down Under. After seeing how they treated their own citizens during COVID the only way you'd get me there is in a bodybag.
 
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The best advice I can give is don't go if you enjoy personal freedom and Liberty.

I have wanted to go and see Australia ever since I watched Man from Snowy River and Quigley Down Under. After seeing how they treated their own citizens during COVID the only way you'd get me there is in a bodybag.
Like Dirty Harry said, opinions are like a$$holes, everyone has one. I’m here, no COVID, never been shot at at school or in a mall. Do we have rules, sure do, do I feel oppressed, no. I have 12 handguns and 9 rifles, doesn’t sound like I’m doing too bad overall. Depends on what type of climate you want to move to, something for everyone.
 
Like Dirty Harry said, opinions are like a$$holes, everyone has one. I’m here, no COVID, never been shot at at school or in a mall. Do we have rules, sure do, do I feel oppressed, no. I have 12 handguns and 9 rifles, doesn’t sound like I’m doing too bad overall. Depends on what type of climate you want to move to, something for everyone.
Thats a far more realistic appraisal . I know Aus very well was al over the place avoided city's true anywhere but related to the bush I kept a few gun on Binnowee Station Nr Surat buyt the QLD Govt came up with stupid laws and they got sold of on me Pointiig ?( bit of a head case) got them a 40 cal flint rifle got later sold to Seales you might know him? Ile send details if so the was a double 500 bp Ex by Lang I think Ron Winfer might have got that flint was the first rifle . We across the ditch had a pack of b steds bring in anti gun poop but the new government has a keen shooter as Minister of justice & Firearms its looking better . P on the luny left ! Cheers Rudyard in NZ
 
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