Look What I Found Today!

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Picked this up today (quite literally): a G3, right? I didn't even know the Libyans used them.

Nabbed from the ex-barracks of Gadhafi's 77 Bde in Tripoli. The amount of smashed-up sexy kit lying around there was astonishing, though less so than the vast reinforced concrete hangars that had been completely smashed into rubble by NATO.

We fucked that place up pretty, pretty good.

Now to the point (apart from showing off): what are my chances of getting this into the UK? The working parts are completely fused together and the barrel is warped at a mad angle. Is it still covered by firearms legislation?
 

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what are my chances of getting this into the UK? The working parts are completely fused together and the barrel is warped at a mad angle. Is it still covered by firearms legislation?
None whatsoever IMHO, but I'm not an expert. I think you'd need it deactivated and a certificate, otherwise it's still a gun and you'd be trying to import it.
You may find yourself diverted to Guantanamo.

Isn't it too far gone to be of souvenir value? I suspect the best plan would be to put it back in the scrap pile.
 
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wrong mag. thats an FAL one. <spotter mode/>
 
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Isn't it too far gone to be of souvenir value?
That's what gives it curio status, no? Also, I'm an inveterate scrounger, so putting it back will give me occasional pangs of grief for a long while yet.

Or until I find an FN...

Also, I checked the serial number. An Iranian export model, surely that gives it curiosity value.

And I went back today and found a **** load of these things lying around. What are they, Kornets?
 

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#7
I can foresee a thread which starts

"Rumplestiltskin is currently in a grubby hospital in tripoli nursing his stumps"

Try banging some of this stuff you find on the ground:)
 
#9
They look perfectly safe to me...hang on just getting popcorn and beer........okay now, very smartly with a short sharp jerky movement

smack one of those ice cream cornets with the battered weapon........ by the way that septic was smuggling guns into the uk no prob

until one of his "mates" bubbled him!
 
#10
I think they are empty Kornets, although I thought they were a bit fatter.

I wonder what percentage of the ordnance they fired ever came close to hitting an actual military target.....?
 

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Allegedly.....ahem......a very good way of smuggling a firearm into the uk.....ahem....is to strip it down and conceal it in a tub of grease.

Obviously it's just something I heard about from someone in a bar and it most definitely did not happen onboard a type 42 destroyer that had spent a bit of time in Vietnam.
 
#15
Call that a gun?..........

Yum.

I normally hate bling, especially on a gun, but there is something about a HiPower Renaissance that does it for me. Wonder if they ever did an FAL Renaissance......?


Back to thread; Rumpelstiltskin; what takes you to Libya? Are you just going around picking up the brass?
 
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Allegedly.....ahem......a very good way of smuggling a firearm into the uk.....ahem....is to strip it down and conceal it in a tub of grease.

Obviously it's just something I heard about from someone in a bar and it most definitely did not happen onboard a type 42 destroyer that had spent a bit of time in Vietnam.
Or strip it down and post it piece by piece to your Grandmother's address in the UK shortly before the police arrest you on your return from Ops.

Or, shove a complete Tokarev liberated from Pristina Airport in the space below the TUAAM mount on a Wolf L/R.
 
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Or strip it down and post it piece by piece to your Grandmother's address in the UK shortly before the police arrest you on your return from Ops.

Or, shove a complete Tokarev liberated from Pristina Airport in the space below the TUAAM mount on a Wolf L/R.
or even strip AK's down and put them in the Filter Water Seperator vessel on a UBRE........then get arrested on Ex a few weeks after they arrived back at Marchwood!
 
#18
On my way back from Kuwait (civvy flight) the lad in front of me took two SMLEs through the xray, no probs, for some reason the AK47 I had screwed to a piece of wood without working parts and a plugged barrel got taken off me (I think their captain wanted it for his office) (and the working parts were not in the bag of proffed golf clubs taken through by someone else)

They lifted out all the Valmara Landmines (empty) fom my bag to get to the gat then put the mines back ! Even I didn't realise there was also a smoke grenade in the paramedics kit I had proffed!

At Heathrow we weren't even checked so the other lad waltzed through customs with two SMLEs and me with a training aid mines kit!

(of course he later got the SMLEs deactivated!)

SO, depending what the outgoing checks are like, it's wholly possible you'll get it back in no probs.

At the end of the day you'd get a deact certificate for it as it is shagged. It is no longer a firearm in the eyes of the law as it doesn't fit the legal description.

You could always arrange for a Deact Company to sort out import for you then provide you with a certificate
 
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I went through the whole customs shemozzle to get some weapons back from Bosnia to be de-act as "enemy weapons" for Ex purposes etc. Might as well not have bothered. They went back in a waepons bundle with all the other gats, not one official jot of interest, never asked for the paperwork, never got checked up on to see what eventually happened to them.
 
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Yum.

I normally hate bling, especially on a gun, but there is something about a HiPower Renaissance that does it for me. Wonder if they ever did an FAL Renaissance......?
Best I could do, only gold paint though.



Snapped today at the Zawiya tribe's last checkpoint between them and their current enemies.
 

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