Shipping a Winchester made in 1887 question - help!


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meef
April 21, 2012, 05:22 PM
Okay, this may not be the proper forum but it's a place to start.

I have a Winchester 1873 to ship and find the BATF regs confusing/contradictory (imagine that). Maybe I'm just slow. But - I DO NOT want to do the wrong thing when shipping something that goes bang.

I thought I needed a C&R from the buyer because it is a centerfire rifle but he says no because it was made before 1898.

I expect the more-knowledgeable-than-I-am (smarter?) folks on THR can guide me on the right path once again.

Help please.

:D

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TurtlePhish
April 21, 2012, 07:40 PM
It's technically antique, no FFL required. If it's pre-1898 and not NFA, it's not technically a firearm.

meef
April 21, 2012, 09:02 PM
Thank you, much appreciated.

mgkdrgn
April 21, 2012, 10:14 PM
IF you can document that it was made prior to 1898, it's not a "firearm" by definition. You can treat it like a hunk of pipe.

Murphy4570
April 21, 2012, 10:59 PM
IF you can document that it was made prior to 1898, it's not a "firearm" by definition. You can treat it like a hunk of pipe.

Unless you wander into NJ. Stay out of my home state.

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