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Brexit delay moan

  • 02-03-2021 7:56pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭ session savage


    I got rid of my old t3 for a brand spanking new tikka t3 CTR. I ordered it over a year ago and i still don't even have a serial number to apply for a new license. It's all down to a delay on importing because of Brexit and this corone crap.

    I just want to out shooting but is looking like I'll miss this summer too by the time i get the license and rifle.

    Sake.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,084 ✭✭✭ alanmc


    I got rid of my old t3 for a brand spanking new tikka t3 CTR. I ordered it over a year ago and i still don't even have a serial number to apply for a new license. It's all down to a delay on importing because of Brexit and this corone crap.

    I just want to out shooting but is looking like I'll miss this summer too by the time i get the license and rifle.

    Sake.

    I ordered my AI back in August and had it before Christmas. Came from the UK as well. Brexit or Covid can't be wholly to blame for the delay on your rifle. Seems completely unacceptable to me. Surely a phonecall is all that's needed for a serial number.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,183 ✭✭✭✭ BattleCorp


    I'd question your gun dealer. Surely they could have gotten a serial number at some point in the last year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭ session savage


    alanmc wrote: »
    I ordered my AI back in August and had it before Christmas. Came from the UK as well. Brexit or Covid can't be wholly to blame for the delay on your rifle. Seems completely unacceptable to me. Surely a phonecall is all that's needed for a serial number.

    I live near the gun dealer. I'd be in there two or three times a week . He said its because of the company that have tikka distribution rights haven't made a delivery in ages. He said the first post brexit delivery is on the way now so fingers crossed. He can't get the serial number until the rifle lands in Ireland.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,084 ✭✭✭ alanmc


    I live near the gun dealer. I'd be in there two or three times a week . He said its because of the company that have tikka distribution rights haven't made a delivery in ages. He said the first post brexit delivery is on the way now so fingers crossed. He can't get the serial number until the rifle lands in Ireland.

    Fingers crossed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,183 ✭✭✭✭ BattleCorp


    He can't get the serial number until the rifle lands in Ireland.

    Not doubting your gun dealer but dealers have often gotten me serial numbers before the guns were imported into Ireland.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,758 ✭✭✭ clivej


    I bought a CZ 457 LRP last week.
    They phoned up and got me the serial number over the phone whilst I waited in the shop.
    License application went in the same day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭ session savage


    Ill call down again today. Im sure theres nothing he can do though. He must be sick of me calling in asking about it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,758 ✭✭✭ clivej


    I got rid of my old t3 for a brand spanking new tikka t3 CTR. I ordered it over a year ago and i still don't even have a serial number to apply for a new license. It's all down to a delay on importing because of Brexit and this corone crap.

    I just want to out shooting but is looking like I'll miss this summer too by the time i get the license and rifle.

    Sake.

    Then IMO you should start finding another dealer that has the firearm you want in stock and ditch the dealer your dealing with now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭ session savage


    clivej wrote: »
    Then IMO you should start finding another dealer that has the firearm you want in stock and ditch the dealer your dealing with now.

    Ah, I know him well. As I said I live within sight of him. I know its wasn't his fault at all. I paid for most of it up front and have it all paid for at this stage. I find him brilliant to deal with so I'm not going to hold him to account for something beyond his control.

    I wanted a brand new rifle to my preferences so I knew I might have to wait a bit. What I wanted wasn't available off the rack anywhere so its coming straight out of Finland. That was the initial delay, then brexit and covid hit and everything just seemed to stop.


  • Registered Users Posts: 228 ✭✭ kunekunesika


    Bought a tikka T1 before Christmas, was shocked to see how many my dealer had in stock. He reckoned that it was going to be a while before gmk got supplies running smoothly in 2021. Before Brexit, any special order tikka was talking ages


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  • Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭ session savage


    Bought a tikka T1 before Christmas, was shocked to see how many my dealer had in stock. He reckoned that it was going to be a while before gmk got supplies running smoothly in 2021. Before Brexit, any special order tikka was talking ages

    Yeah, mine was a special order. Sucks being a fussy left hander.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,182 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    Yeah, mine was a special order. Sucks being a fussy left hander.

    I feel yer pain.

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,182 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    I've a CZ Lux lefty that I was damn near going to request I was buried with but the young lad is showing strong signs of being as awkward as his ould fella.

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Ill call down again today. Im sure theres nothing he can do though. He must be sick of me calling in asking about it.

    He is taking the wizz, i have had the serial numbers of Firearms coming out of Germany, by the time the guns had landed i had the licence. Get you deposit back and try elsewhere.


  • Registered Users Posts: 850 ✭✭✭ zeissman


    I bought a couple of tikka rifles that had to be ordered and Gmk the importers wouldn't give my dealer the serial numbers either so I think your dealer is telling the truth.
    My mate was going to order a new sako that would also be a special order and he was told it would take at least a year to get it.
    Hopefully yours will arrive soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭ session savage


    zeissman wrote: »
    I bought a couple of tikka rifles that had to be ordered and Gmk the importers wouldn't give my dealer the serial numbers either so I think your dealer is telling the truth.
    My mate was going to order a new sako that would also be a special order and he was told it would take at least a year to get it.
    Hopefully yours will arrive soon.

    Yeah i have absolutely no doubt he's telling the truth. I know him very well. I wouldn't go anywhere else. He's fantastic to deal with. As i said, it's not his fault so i won't hold him to account over it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,084 ✭✭✭ alanmc


    It doesn't exactly give one confidence in buying a Tikka or Sako other than what the dealer has in stock already.

    Hope you get sorted soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 850 ✭✭✭ zeissman


    alanmc wrote: »
    It doesn't exactly give one confidence in buying a Tikka or Sako other than what the dealer has in stock already.

    Hope you get sorted soon.

    If the dealer hasn't got it and gmk don't have it in stock either then be prepared for a long wait.


  • Registered Users Posts: 850 ✭✭✭ zeissman


    Yeah i have absolutely no doubt he's telling the truth. I know him very well. I wouldn't go anywhere else. He's fantastic to deal with. As i said, it's not his fault so i won't hold him to account over it.

    What calibre did you go for ?
    I have one in 308.


  • Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭ session savage


    zeissman wrote: »
    What calibre did you go for ?
    I have one in 308.

    I went for a. 223. Its the best suited to my use.


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