Originally Posted by tommyt654
Well I don't agree with that as I have made several purchases well over that price and have never had a conflict. I think you might be misreading the law as stated.
As read it would not apply to minor parts,only barrels,cylinders,receivers.Yes those parts have to be inspected and registered/stamped with the ATF before importation,minor parts like most here are importing as stated in your paragraph and clearly shown as not needing any permit.
The part you are referencing applies mainly in part to rifles,ammunition and other parts that could be utilized in war only,not a small .22 target rifle
The complete laws shown in the below PDF file clearly states that these purchases are not under any monetary scrutiny,nor are they even subject as they are minor parts.
Just my opinion,believe who you want,here is the ATF form applying to weapons,ammunition etc of War
If I couldn't read a simple ATF rule correctly, I wouldn't have made it through the first semester in law-school, nor would I have been able to successfully export firearms from Germany and import them under my own FFL here repeatedly.
Let me help you understand the legal jargon:
a permit is not required for the importation of:
b. Minor components and parts of Category I(a) firearms when the total value does not exceed $100 wholesale in any single transaction. Barrels, cylinders, receivers (frames) or complete breech mechanisms always need Form 6 Part 1 and 6A filed after importation.
As I stated, CBP rarely reinforces the gun export act in their German facilities but if they do they will not let you off by merely paying a small fine. You can file Form 6 Part 1 as an unlicensed individual for parts that you personally use, it is free of charge and takes usually less than four weeks.
You decide what risks you take.