View Full Version : Can I send brass to Canada?

04-15-2007, 12:34 PM
Hey guys,

I have some brass for sale and a Canadian is interested in it. Does anyone know if I can send brass into Canada? I can check with the USPS and / or UPS for the export rules.. that alone might stop the deal!

Thanks guys


04-15-2007, 01:29 PM
You do have to fill out a customs form. Call em brass pieces and git er done.


04-15-2007, 10:49 PM
Maybe "machine parts"?

04-16-2007, 02:11 AM
I sent one sectioned .303 case to Steve Redgewell of the .303 Page and called it a "brass tube." I got away with that one so I sold a boolit mould to a Canadian. I caled the mould a "tool." I sent both of those USPS, and the helpful people at the Post Office helped me with the customs declaration. I think the moral of this story is to avoid provocative words.

04-16-2007, 12:23 PM
It is legal as long as it isn't primed. When I used to send brass overseas I just called it brass extrusions (not a falsehood), to avoid someone questioning it.


04-16-2007, 12:35 PM
OK, thanks guys! My Canadian friend says he routinely orders brass from Midway and such so it must be OK.

04-16-2007, 07:03 PM
It's all in the description.

Barrel = projection tube with inner angular mouldings.
Cases = brass fire containment device.
Cast bullets = remote hole punch, lead extrusions, fishing sinkers.

Personally I really like "machine parts" as suggested. Covers just about anything and everything.

Some might say all this is dishonest but really it's all about interpretation. For example, to Joe Public the word "lock" means a device for keeping honest people out. To me, the first thing that I think of is a mechanism off a flint or caplock MLer.

Well, that's my defense anyway. [smilie=1: