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6mm pipe in Australia?

Post questions and info about pneumatic (compressed gas) powered cannons here. This includes discussion about valves, pipe types, compressors, alternate gas setups, and anything else relevant.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:00 am

r00kie wrote:Thanks JSR, you've helped me out a few times here now, do let me know if you're ever in the area, I owe you at least a beer. :D


No worries, that's what the forum is for :)

I doubt you'll get any grief from customs, the shafts are essentially composite tubes and should be marked as such without any reference to arrows.
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Unread postAuthor: r00kie » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:02 am

inonickname wrote:Customs, I'm not so sure of. I have friends who've returned with bb guns and the like from bali in particular, but I can testify that if you try bring something in by post you probably WILL get caught. I ordered plastic airsoft bb's, and asked the seller to mark them as slingshot ammo. They either recognized them to be airsoft ammo or he didn't mark them. Considering those are in essence plastic beads, you will get caught for a barrel. You wont get prosecuted, but you'll get sent a stern letter telling you that your items have been forfeited to the crown and further violations will result in prosecution. I know this from experience.


I don't think they'd know an airgun barrel from a random piece of aluminium pipe if the seller didn't mark it when posting, which is an easy request to make.

I'm surprised they got through with BB guns, how the heck do they manage that? Customs must be slacking off. :D

Talking about this is probably borderline against the rules, but I order fuse from overseas on a regular basis for other projects, customs have often overlooked shipments of "laquered string". :)

Marking them as slingshot ammo would probably arouse suspicion, I'd probably just tell him to leave it unmarked, or plastic beads, as you mentioned. One of my friends orders bbs for a commercial airgun on a regular basis. He's been caught 3 times, but all they do is keep sending the letters out, they've never taken it any further.
They cost like $10 for 1,000 anyway, so if he gets caught, no big deal, order another batch. :P
A barrel is a bit different because it's expensive, if it gets picked up, however remote that chance might be, that's probably $50-$100 down the dunny.

I found a cheap airgun on some site that ships to Australia, it's only 20 bucks, considering just ordering it and seeing how far it gets. I'd be surprised if it got here, but it's more about testing the water with customs.
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:49 am

if you know anyone that works in a factory you can get them to ask the matinace department to order stuff in, they can get just about anything in, its usually cheaper and better quality
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Unread postAuthor: lozz08 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:51 am

http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtopic,p,259117.html#259117

Can we get an australian sticky please? 1/3 of the posts in this section are from australians who can't search. That included me when I joined. I just think it would be better for everyone.
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Unread postAuthor: r00kie » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:57 am

Thanks for the link, but I'm not someone that "can't search". I don't post a topic unless I exhaust all other options.
There were a lot of phone calls, emails, and googling happening before this thread surfaced. :wink:
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