Yes, I had asked the TF almost a year ago about getting an import perrmit, that took about 6 weeks to get.
I asked for export papers in Ireland and that took almost a year !
Got the authority from the Police
" " " " " Dept of Justice
" " " " " Dept of Trade,, complicated, dont ask
" " " " " Irish Customs
And then I went over just to collect the pistol.
I refused to allow the Police to take it into their growing collection, it cost a lot of money to buy and license so I refused to give it up on principal.
My humble 19c cost me EURO 750 to buy ....$ 1000.00
Plus gun safe, plus monitored alarm, plus insurance, plus range membership, plus upgraded security to the house and the list goes on, all in all it cost in the region of $4000.00 to actually get the gun....
Can you see why they are a valued prize...