Can you ship a rifle USPS in a hard case?


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ChrisCT
November 20, 2004, 06:02 PM
I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to ship my 30/30 to a buyer's FFL in Oregon. I know I can ship a rifle using the United States Post Office, but I was wondering if I needed to find a cardboard box big enough to hold my hard plastic gun case (55"X12"X5"). What I would like to do is put a padlock on the case, then affix an address/postage label right to the case and ship it that way.

Anyone have experience with shipping rifles USPS?

Thanks!

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Blue Line
November 20, 2004, 06:26 PM
I suppose you could but why telegraph what's probably in the box. Boxes and cardboard are cheap enough to at least camo it a little. I shipped my rifle out west last year via fedex in an alum. case w/lock but it was all wrapped in an box. No problems no scratches

Jim Watson
November 20, 2004, 06:34 PM
I have mailed a couple of pistols on my FLD/s papers. The post office required they be in boxes with all seams and corners taped so they could stamp all access points to discourage their own employees from stealing them.

I don't know if the same rule applies to long guns but I doubt they will take a naked gun case.

Ask them, not us.

Tomac
November 21, 2004, 09:32 AM
Yes, they'll take a securely sealed & addressed hardcase for a long arm, I've seen it done. (Pistols are another matter...)
Tomac

VG
November 21, 2004, 09:37 AM
have mailed a couple of pistols on my FLD/s papers. The post office required they be in boxes with all seams and corners taped so they could stamp all access points to discourage their own employees from stealing them.

That's only required for Registered Mail. You can ship them in a regular box, as long as you meet other USPS requirements.

GMAN
November 21, 2004, 11:56 AM
I shipped my Remington back VIA UPS. called Remington first and they sent me a box made to fit my rifle.

poesraven
November 21, 2004, 01:26 PM
Check w/ your local gun shop, Sometimes they have boxes. My local GS, usually has a stack sitting outside, You can sometimes find a box that is similar in size. When I shipped prior i would write - Fragile, Glass on the box. Except for handguns which they ship overnite.

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