Importing and Exporting


This page discusses the procedures required to legally import firearms into the U.S. and legally export firearms from the U.S.

Firearms laws vary greatly from country to country, and is only familiar with federal and state regulations within the United States. International customers who wish to buy and sell items should be sure they understand and obey all firearm laws and regulations in their own country, paying strict attention to proper import and export protocols.

Canadian customers can find detailed information at the Canadian Firearms Centre.

Exporting Firearms from the US

Firearms can only be exported from the United States via a licensed exporter located within the U.S. Depending on where you live, there may be import restrictions on certain types of firearms or ammunition. For more information on firearm exporting, please contact a licensed exporter.

We have worked with the following firearm exporters, but there are many exporters to choose from.

Knesek Guns, Inc
1204 Knesek Lane
Van Buren, Arkansas 72956
Tel: 479-474-1680

Firearms Export
1008 S Center St
Mesa, AZ 85210
Phone: 602-490-0011
Fax: 480-969-9687
Contact: Robert Bagnato

Buyers outside of the U.S. should make export arrangements before bidding on an item. Once you have exporting in place and have won an item, the seller will ship the item to your exporter, who will then ship the item to you.

Importing Firearms into the US

If you live outside the U.S. and wish to sell an item on to a U.S. resident, you will need to follow legal importation procedures into the U.S. Any domestic Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder can import a firearm for personal use or on behalf of an unlicensed person. According to the ATF:

(L1) May a licensed dealer who does not have an importer's license make an occasional importation?

Yes. A licensee may make an occasional importation of a firearm for a non-licensee or for the licensee's personal use (not for resale). The licensee must first submit a ATF Form 6, Part I to the Imports Branch for approval. The licensee may then present the approved Form 6 and completed ATF Form 6A to the U.S. Customs Service. Contact the Bureau of ATF, Imports Branch, Washington, DC 20226, (202) 927-8320 for forms.

Many items are prohibited from import into the U.S. Items such as 'armor piercing' ammo, high-capacity magazines, and firearms classified as assault weapons are prohibited. An FFL dealer can verify the legality of your item when you make import arrangements. To avoid complications, we recommend you make arrangements before placing a bid on an international item.

Non-firearm items such as holsters, optics and gear can be shipped to the U.S. using a standard U.S. Customs form.

The ATF web site provides much greater detail on import and export best practices.

International sellers should clearly state that the item is outside the U.S. and link to this page to assist buyers.