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  • GD Yankee
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    Funny to see my post resurrected after a year. I ended up shipping my stuff up here - not ideal. I would have preferred to drive, but "management" didn't have the patience!

    The worst part of the move was having to sell all my powder and primers at wholesale prices and then re-buying them at the Obama-panic prices. At least the stores have them in stock these days!

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    Originally posted by nbh40 View Post
    - if you book through Alaskan Air you are entitled to 1 Gun case and 50 (yes fifty) pounds of ammo as part of your baggage allowance.
    Actually it is 22 pounds (10 kilos) per passenger.

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  • beartooth
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    I hope you enjoy your move to Alaska and your stay. I would like to do that but my wife said "NO!!!!"

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  • 45B32B
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    I also had no plroblems driving through Canada with my Long Guns.

    However, I had some high capacity magazines for my M4 and M9 inside some of my assigned military gear. These are illegal in Canada. They confiscated all my magazines and gave me a $500 Canadian dollar fine.

    So, don't forget to send the magazines with your other Household goods.

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  • nbh40
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    I moved up here from Alabama in April. Brought all my Canada legal stuff in the U-Haul. I had all the paperwork ready and Canada customs were awesome. I drove up through North Dakota crossing and they had not seen a firearms form for ages and the supervisor talked all the others through the form! I was as helpful as I could be, very polite and consequently they did not even look at the guns/ammo.
    My handguns, AR and additional ammo all flew up with my wife - if you book through Alaskan Air you are entitled to 1 Gun case and 50 (yes fifty) pounds of ammo as part of your baggage allowance. Any extra cases are $15 each. Often a cheaper way to bring up on a flight than mailing or taking the longer ferry route.
    Mailing self to self can be a PITA as many UPS and USPS are now anal about only shipping to an FFL (despite what the law is), they are private companies and can do what the hell they want unfortunately.
    Many AK gunshops and outfitters are awre of this and will charge you a $10/gun storage fee in lieu of a transfer.

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  • Acepike
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    Originally posted by OKElkHunter View Post
    I moved guns up here via a moving company. The moving company had to send out a supervisor to inventory each gun by serial number and sign for them. When they arrived, a supervisor came out and opened the crate, brought the guns in and sat down with me to inventory each one and I had to sign for them. Of course, anyone could have opened the crate during shipping and stolen the guns, but the company would have had to pay for them. If you have valuable guns, get them appraised and insured and make the moving company recognize the value on some form so they can be held responsible. The last time I moved up I brought all my guns in my safe, loaded in the back of my pick-up. You have to pay a fee at the Canadian boarder, in canadian currency and if you want to bring handguns you have to get prior approval from the Canadian government. You can find out that info from the customs office or online.

    Welcome to AK when you get here.
    Yes, if you hire a moving company, your guns or items will definitely in a safe place. However, you should aware in choosing a reliable company. You should check first the background of the company and ask for the reference of the movers.

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  • Nitroman
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    These guys have the least expensive rates to Alaska:

    Bigfoot LGM, Inc.
    3701 Taylor Way Ste B
    Tacoma WA 98421

    866.460.0155

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  • AK Bear
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    Update....I believe this is the barge company to ship things like reloading powder and ammo - Alaska Marine Lines:
    http://www.aml.lynden.com/

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  • AK Bear
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    What a pain - at least for me!

    I am looking at a job transfer to Anchorage and am finding some issues with this subject myself. I am not sure if Canada will allow the AR (16.1" semi-auto) but I know the pistols and ammo collection won't be going via the Canada route. I was looking into catching the ferry from Bellingham to Whittier via a boat change in Juneau. For a pickup, one small 8' utility trailer and one driver the price was over $3,800 - my eyeballs just about popped out of their sockets.:eek:

    I'm going to have to come up with another plan now. I've read/heard about a barge that you can ship ammo on and I will have to find about that method as my alternate. At today's ammo prices and the poor availability, I sure as heck don't want to leave it behind and sell it.

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  • Nitroman
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    Mailing them will be fine. When you go through Canada you're registering the firearms with the ATF, so if you don't want paper, just mail them.

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  • sweepint
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    I made the last move last June and i hauled up 20 + and had no problems. I had all the paper work ready at the border crossing and completed there paper work and paid about 50.00 total for all the guns.
    No pistols or class 3 stuff. You can send long guns from yourself to yourself and it is legal as long as there is no ammo in the box.

    When ask at the border have you length of barrel,cal, make and model, sn ready and life is real easy after that.

    It takes about an hr or so for the paper work and you will back on your way.
    Good luck.

    P.S. If you do send any in the mail keep recept for that to show at the border. When asked

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  • sweepint
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    I made the last move last June and i hauled up 20 + and had no problems. I had all the paper work ready at the border crossing and completed there paper work and paid about 50.00 total for all the guns.
    No pistols or class 3 stuff. You can send long guns from yourself to yourself and it is legal as long as there is no ammo in the box.

    When ask at the border have you length of barrel,cal, make and model, sn ready and life is real easy after that.

    It takes about an hr or so for the paer work and you will back on your way.
    Good luck.

    P.S. If you do send any in the mail keep recept for that to show at the border.

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  • OKElkHunter
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    Moving Company must inventory and sign

    I moved guns up here via a moving company. The moving company had to send out a supervisor to inventory each gun by serial number and sign for them. When they arrived, a supervisor came out and opened the crate, brought the guns in and sat down with me to inventory each one and I had to sign for them. Of course, anyone could have opened the crate during shipping and stolen the guns, but the company would have had to pay for them. If you have valuable guns, get them appraised and insured and make the moving company recognize the value on some form so they can be held responsible. The last time I moved up I brought all my guns in my safe, loaded in the back of my pick-up. You have to pay a fee at the Canadian boarder, in canadian currency and if you want to bring handguns you have to get prior approval from the Canadian government. You can find out that info from the customs office or online.

    Welcome to AK when you get here.

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  • Bill S.
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    Well, the ferry doesn't go to Anchorage. Closest place a ferry pulls into to Whittier. you need to check the routes and schedules for the ferry. Here's the link: http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/index.shtml

    The best people to assk about the weapons is the troopers, here's their link:http://www.dps.state.ak.us/ast/

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  • henry2
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    whar about class three items in the truck with all the paperwork..
    i plan on takeing the ferry up to anchorage and driveing down to the area that i live in..
    i have three class three items for rifle and pistol unit..-x-1-rifle silencer
    -x-1-pistol silencer and one shoulder stock items for my pistol as need
    i plan on packing them in a hardshell weapon case with the weapons and locking them in the case and sealing the case with duct tape for travel in truck as need along with my cloths as need for travel

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