I have a friend who, in the near future, will be studying abroad in Russia. He is going to see if he can ship back some Russian AK-47's. My question is: Does anyone here know what the procedure is for shipping firearms internationally. Could he take the gun apart and ship it in pieces back to the States or does he have to go through a firearms dealer? It was suggested to him that he hand it over to Customs and from there have it shipped to his local dealer. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.