Mailing unassembled firearm question


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Citadel99
October 24, 2005, 09:36 AM
If I'm sending off the parts to be assembled, does it have to go FedEx/UPS or is that only for fully assembled rifles?

Mark

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1911user
October 24, 2005, 09:45 AM
The receiver (serial numbered part) is the firearm; the other parts are just machined metal and have no US shipping restrictions. If you are mailing the reciever (wheather assembled into a firearm or not), then you are shipping a firearm. Rifles/shotguns can be sent using US Mail, UPS, Fedex, etc. but it should be declared (and insured). Handguns have to go UPS or Fedex overnight; in some (many?) cases, it's cheaper to pay a FFL to send because an FFL can send a handgun via normal USPS mail (overnight not required). Your question should be answered in there somewhere :D

Citadel99
October 24, 2005, 10:00 AM
That's the info I needed. Thanks. I had forgotten that the overnight applied to handguns only.

Mark

bogie
October 24, 2005, 03:21 PM
Keep in mind that some things may set off sensors/alarms - a few years back (pre 9/11) I sent some dies and cases into Wilson's. I got back a box with one die, a couple cases, and a coupla sheets of paper, from where the PO "inspected" it.

Graystar
October 25, 2005, 06:11 AM
Remember, the "overnight" requirement is imposed by the shippers, not the law. Federal law doesn't state any required timeline for delivery.

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