Shipping firearms FROM Oregon


August 5, 2004, 01:19 PM
Ok, I did a search of the site and found a lot of useful information. I am planning on selling a lot of stuff I never use and I have never completed a firearms transaction other than a FTF. I did a search of the ORS but was unable to find the answer to my question.

My question is this. Is it legal for an individual to ship firearms to an FFL in another state from Oregon? Any other newbie shipping hints are much appreciated also.


Sorry, most of the shipping questions in 'Search' came from General.

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August 5, 2004, 06:33 PM
Yes, you are allowed.

It's not state law that you should be looking at but fed law.

You can ship out of state but only to an FFL. The best way to CYA is to get a signed copy of the FFL before you ship. This way, so joe can't just pretend.

You will have to ship via UPS, FedEx, etc.. and cannot use the USPS.

Unless what you have is not considered a firearm. What ever has the serial number stamped on it is considered the firearm (you can ship slides, barrels, parts in the frame but you can't ship the frame direct since it has the serial on it), frames, uppers /lowers (recievers).

If you just have parts that is not the frame, upper/lower receivers then you can ship anyway you wish/want. This includes slides, barrels, internal/external parts, grips, mags*, etc..

Now, on the mags. If they are standard cap then know the laws for that state. You can't ship to MD, NY, NJ, CA, HA and maybe some others (you have to do a search and I'm not sure about every state that I've listed).

What exactly are you trying to sell? You could get a better answer about the whole process. As far as Oregon goes, look at Fed law, not State law since the state only says "in compliance with Federal law".


August 5, 2004, 11:15 PM
Why the rush to send these tools out of state? if you've got them posted somewhere, where should I go to see if I can do my part to save these tools leaving this state?

August 6, 2004, 12:32 AM
My concern was that Oregon had passed a 'midnight felon law' while I was out of state for much of the last 6 months. Some states now allow only FFL to FFL interstate shippng and I know the Oregon AG was thinking about it.

I'm still making a list of stuff. It's been a long time since I purchased a firearm, so I need to figure out what they are worth. I do have a great custom safe right now for sale though.

August 6, 2004, 09:36 PM
I thought that ALL interstate transfers required FFL (at least on the receiving side) involvement?

Never mind, I see that that's exactly what manw/oahome said

August 6, 2004, 11:54 PM
BH, well, I've looked but I can't find anything on it (what you said). And if it's true then there are alot more felons out there.

I've looked but can't find anything about any law for FFL to FFL only. Hell, I've sent guns off to an FFL and had them direct returned to me here, even via USPS. I think that you're okay, just follow the advice given about serial numbers and what they are on.


Zeke Menuar
August 7, 2004, 05:41 AM
I did this type of transaction a few months ago. According to the ATF, if is OK for Joe Citizen to ship a gun anywhere as long as a 01 FFL recieves the gun.


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