Cap'n Crusty

Weapons question

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So, after the lock down on security in airports, and what's allowed as far as cargo, etc. after Sept. 11th, how do those of you who bring weapons to events such as this get them there?

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I believe they need to be in a separate box from your luggage and tagged. When I shipped my swords and non-firing flintlock I told the folks at the counter, they tagged the box and it was inspected by the feds on it's way through, resealed and arrived fine. No powder can be packed, but there are locals who can get it for you.

The fort is going to allow us a lot of gun and cannon fire there since we're not right in the middle of town. So it's worth bringing the weapons this year, for certain...

Others who've shipped firing weapons can chime in...

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Actually, I ships my firelocks ahead of time to a local address via ups.

simple, insured, and they gets there.

Z :)

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I've found the best way to ship my replica arms is via UPS to a local address. Places like Mailboxes etc. are perfect for this as is the local UPS Store.

I've sent my Civil War Weapons all over the place this way. They arrive intact and in a timely manner. Avoid FedEx and the USPS they are too quirky. :rolleyes:

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I fly with my flintlock pistols and blunderbuss to festivals all over the place with little more than a minor inconvenience. What they require is that you have your weapons in lock able gun cases. You will be asked to open that case for inspection right there at the ticket counter, then lock it again and they will tag it and take it away with the rest of your luggage, more than likely sending it through the x-ray machine like all other luggage. Of course you cannot take black powder in any manner on board, I usually ask someone at the festival sight to get me some there so I will have it and leave the left over with them. Another thing I do is thoroughly wash any clothing I had on when I was firing my weapons or that may have been in close contact with my guns or powder horn, flasks, anything. I also rinse and dry the powder horn/flask. The powder residue will set off the detectors and an embarrassing experience at the air port will surely follow. You will of course have carefully cleanded your guns before you pack them away so this should not be a problem for you. Another thing we learned at the air port is that the Never Dull we use to shine our brass will set off the detectors big time! Man did they go nuts when that detector went off! :D

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Thank the god's i only play in area's I can drive to....This tryen to fly with all you gear sounds way to complicated

Capt Tark

:lol::lol:

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The festival this year will be particularly good for weapons as we have the fort at our service to do weapons demonstrations, including pistols and cannons. We will have a few safety officers on site to do inspections and to walk pirates through all the safety issues and rules. So you'll be wanting to check in with them. I know Cascabel will be one of them - as well as a few more that Festival Director Julie will be contacting.

There will also be shoreside opportunities to engage in the sea battles along the beachside of the grounds.

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