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Can you ship a rifle USPS in a hard case?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ChrisCT, Nov 20, 2004.

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  1. ChrisCT

    ChrisCT Member

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    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!
     
  2. Blue Line

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    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
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    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.
     
  4. Tomac

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    Yes, they'll take a securely sealed & addressed hardcase for a long arm, I've seen it done. (Pistols are another matter...)
    Tomac
     
  5. VG

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

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    I shipped my Remington back VIA UPS. called Remington first and they sent me a box made to fit my rifle.
     
  7. poesraven

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    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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