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legal ways to send the Encore frame back to the factorry?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by BigFatKen, Dec 13, 2007.

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  1. BigFatKen

    BigFatKen Member

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    What are the legal ways to send the Encore frame back to the factorry? As ususal, I got the lemon. USPS would be easy.
     
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    USPS should work fine. Get a copy of the rules or laws yourself as the person behind the counter may tell you different than what is so, happened to me. Regulations should be available online.
     
  3. BigFatKen

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    However the USPS office here says not. UPS is 35 miles away.
     
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    you can legaly ship ups or fedex ground back to the factory without a ffl .
     
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    Or a better explanation

     
  6. BigFatKen

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    ATF would call the frame a handgun. Since it does not work without a barrel, is it still a handgun for USPS?
     
  7. Jim K

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    USPS goes by the same definitions as BATFE since they are in Federal law. No mailing of a handgun or handgun frame/receiver by anyone but an FFL dealer.

    Did you call the company? On warranty returns, most companies will send you a UPS/FedEx label so shipping costs you nothing. Or, if you bought the gun from a dealer, he may be willing to ship it back by mail which will cost less.

    Jim
     
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    Thank you

    Locums in Auburn is a great place to get any gun or bow. Thanks, I will give them a call.
    Ken
     
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    I ship by UPS, HOWEVER if you call the USPS they will tell you that is IS legal for a non FFL to ship through them. :confused::confused::confused:
     
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    Did you tell them it is a handgun?
     
  11. Jim Watson

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    The USPS does NOT go by BATF rules, regulations, and definitions. They are stricter. I got in a position where I had to mail a pellet pistol; the only North American Walther service center is in Canada and a common carrier like UPS could not get it though Canadian Customs. The post office would not take it from me; THEIR definition of a handgun includes air guns. I had to get a FFL to handle it. (Actually he just signed the form and let me do the leg work with the hysterical postal clerk and the postmaster.)
     
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    My USPS wont ship any gun....
     
  13. Jim Watson

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    Then they are breaking their own regulations and you can get your postmaster reprimanded if you go about it right.
     
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    If you have a good relationship with your gunsmith or shop, they can ship it for you at a great savings by USPS.
     
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