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Customs and the military vehicle trust

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:26 pm
by Granger
Hello all. I'm a member of the mvt and my membership card was enough defence for soldier of fortune to sell me a sten.

I've also been after an mp40 but all UK sellers are out of stock and I have been recommended a Polish store. Does anyone have any experience with customs that will know if an mvt membership is adequate to get the gun through?

Re: Customs and the military vehicle trust

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:32 am
by slick63
From AI magazine....
Since October 2007 you can only buy a realistic imitation firearm (one that looks like a real gun) if you meet one of the following conditions:

You must be over 18 years of age to buy either a realistic or an imitation firearm.
You are an airsofter with membership of an insured skirmish site.
You are a member of a properly insured historical re-enactment group or society. – Historical re-enactors also include living history associations such as the military vehicles trust. You will need to prove membership.

However there was a bit of discussion on this a few years back on here http://www.ww2airsoft.org.uk/php/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15922
As usual it is a grey area. Ever thought of joining AFRA ? http://www.afra.org.uk/