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Old 02-18-2007, 12:02 AM #1
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Has anyone shipped to Canada with USPS with no problems?

I went to USPOffice today and went to ship out my gun. They said it's a "firearm" and could not ship it. They tried to talk to the customs "manager" or customs "agent" but he wasn't in. They said to come back on Tuesday and try then but I just want to make sure that it's possible to ship out my gun to Canada.

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Old 02-18-2007, 12:05 AM #2
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no. you should have that thing packed before hand anyways
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Old 02-18-2007, 12:09 AM #3
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I've never had that problem, but you should never go to the post office without a paintball MARKER not packaged. Never call it a paintball gun at a post office.
No matter what, it will get held up at customs.
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Old 02-18-2007, 12:10 AM #4
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? I'm not sure what you mean.

It was packed and boxed and ready to ship, but on the customs form, I put "paintball gun" and the guy said it was a firearm.

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That'd be a good idea.
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Old 02-18-2007, 12:11 AM #5
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? I'm not sure what you mean.

It was packed and boxed and ready to ship, but on the customs form, I put "paintball gun" and the guy said it was a firearm.
See the red text. That is why.
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Old 02-18-2007, 12:14 AM #6
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just put paintball equpitment... i sent stuff to canada before.. pretty sure it was a "marker" but i just say its like a loader or something, not like they know what that is,,
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Old 02-18-2007, 12:40 AM #7
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God, I could've avoided going to 2 places to ship it out if I just put "paintball marker." !!!!! HAFHSAOfAFHA
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Old 02-18-2007, 12:42 AM #8
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well i had a brass eagle gun ready to ship to austrailia and they knew what it was and they didnt have a problem with it. i ended up not shipping it though. But if u need to go to montana, get into a woods and go north. no border fences or gaurds.(just kidding, not safe)
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:12 AM #9
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The problem is ignorance.

It is 100% legal to ship a paintgun to Canada, and most of the world for that matter.

But, after 9/11, customs departments have been much more strict. So, some customs agent, unaware of what paintball is, saw the word "GUN" and freaked out.

I've shipped, and received many guns from around the world.
The trick is, obviously now, do not write "GUN".

Paint "Marker" is a good term. I've also used "Pneumatic Sporting Device".

DO NOT LIE on the customs form. Just use "soft" language to avoid any confusion with firearms.

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Old 02-18-2007, 09:52 AM #10
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The problem is ignorance.

It is 100% legal to ship a paintgun to Canada, and most of the world for that matter.

But, after 9/11, customs departments have been much more strict. So, some customs agent, unaware of what paintball is, saw the word "GUN" and freaked out.

I've shipped, and received many guns from around the world.
The trick is, obviously now, do not write "GUN".

Paint "Marker" is a good term. I've also used "Pneumatic Sporting Device".

DO NOT LIE on the customs form. Just use "soft" language to avoid any confusion with firearms.

Nick
That should explain it all for you.

To ensure that it gets through customs, you may want to think about removing the firing assembly and shipping it separately, so when the agent looks through it, he sees an empty tube.
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:03 PM #11
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I recently recieved a paintball marker from the US into Canada and the shipper actually wrote paintball *gun* on the package and it went threw no problem...no duties, no fees, no problems. But always use the term marker!!!
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:08 PM #12
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I received a package marked "paint gun" no problem.

As for the post office and customs freaking out... you'd think they'd be happy to ship something OUT of the country that could be "dangerous".
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:12 PM #13
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I recently had to pay 200$ of boarder fees when i got my gun from the US. Im not too happy.
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:19 PM #14
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Thanks for the input guys..

^^^^^^^ contract killers, what's that mean?
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:49 PM #15
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hah no i got told "it got lost in the mail" by the guy but to keep it simple i got scammed
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:53 PM #16
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yea i rember that ^^^^^^ and your dont put "gun" on the package put marker as all ready established (sp?)
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:11 PM #17
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I recently got a marker shipped to me from the U.S. no prob. Don't label it firearm or gun in anyway, and their has been a rule instagated in Canadian customs saying that any toy, air gun, pellet gun anything that resembles a real firearm are not allowed, so if this is realistic looking in anyway break it down to parts before shipping. A couple of tricks I've learned are never mark it gun, alwase say something like "toy" or "phnumatic marking device". Or break it down a bit, label it "present" and make a fake happy birthday card to stick in their. And alwase ship usps (I know you are but just saying) never use ups or fedex, and even when your using usps sometimes they might stick the receiver with duties or brokerage tax so if your are receiving be ready to pay another 20-50 even though it might not happen just be ready to, I have never had to pay any fees myself though.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:42 PM #18
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shipping to canida is a little shady.

i shipd a marker to canada with usps and a tracking #. thing is tracking numbers are only good in the US, it took a week and a half to get there too.
personaly i'd choose fedex.

and paintballs arnt firearms so dont mark them as one.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:49 PM #19
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personaly i'd choose fedex.
God help the uninformed buyer then. When my brother has to pay 45$ on a 100$ item with UPS it's just plain silly.
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:00 PM #20
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my dad flys for fedex, which = me get free or almost free shipping anywhere!.
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:56 PM #21
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i put "paintball marker parts" on the customs form and it went through =), i took the reg off.
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