Shipping Percussion Rifle from US to Canada

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I want to send a nice reproduction percussion rifle to a friend in Alberta as a gift. I've read the latest Canadian laws and regs and it appears that as long as I apply for and obtain an Authorization to Transfer (ATT) and send that paperwork along with the gun, I can mail it from my local post office to Alberta via USPS and Canada Post and my friend can present his Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) and sign for delivery at his local post office and that's all there is. But the regs repeat about fifty times the admonition that if the paperwork is not complete and all the requirements are not met, the recipient has 14 days to get everything straightened out or the gun is confiscated and destroyed. For what the gun is worth and what shipping is certain to cost, that would be a real gut punch. So I'll try to learn all I can up front and talk it through with USPS and Canada Post.

Toward that education, has anyone sent a BP rifle from US to Canada recently ( the laws and regs changed in January 2022)? Any pointers?

Thanks in advance.
 
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The question is? Is it a firearm?? Not so in California and I wonder about any other states.
I do know, trying get ANYTHING into Canada or Oz can be a waste of time. :mad:
 
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I sold an H&A underhammer to a member in Canada back in 2017. I shipped it USPS international with an accurate description. I had to declare a value for customs and since it was insured the two values had to match. The recipient had to pay customs fees but other than that there were no complications, at least for me, and absolutely no paperwork for me to fill out other than the customs form on my end. It was probably easier than shipping it to some of the states.
 
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Yeah, I don’t know. Heck I had to argue with a lady at FedEx to send my Lyman yesterday. The supervisor had to break out his book. If it hadn’t been broken down and in its Original box and cover box they probably would not have taken it. Everyone one is literally “Gun” shy.

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Sister married a "well to do" Canadian, made quite a few Lady friends there.
Sent a silk blouse as a gift to one of her Lady friends in Canada from the U.S. Never got there. Customs strikes again!! :mad:

I sent a tactical shot gun stock to a guy in OZ. Sent it in 2 packages.
Easier to ship that way. First one got there no problem. Second one got picked up in Customs, they went after the intended receiver. Treated him like a terrorist, took his computer and beat him up pretty bad. NOTHING gets into OZ, not even me. :(
 
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