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Never shipped a shotgun before.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bensdad, Mar 24, 2012.

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  1. bensdad

    bensdad Member

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    Hi folks! I'm selling a shotgun from MN to MI. I know it has to be received in Michigan by an FFL, but that's ALL I know :eek:

    Could someone who's done this a few times explain the process to me? It's a relatively high value gun. My inclination is to just go to an FFL here in Minnesota and have them ship it. Should it be insured?

    TIA for any and all replies.
     
  2. docnyt

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    It will most likely be cheaper to ship through your FFL since they can use USPS. A long gun can ship UPS or common carrier to your buyer's FFL but potentially more expensive. Definitely insure it if you can afford it.
     
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    Shotty?

    Like sucking Wacky Weed smoke out of your friends mouth?
    Yuck!!

    Drugs are bad, Mmmkay?

    Shipping drugs are bad, Mmmkay?

    rc
     
  4. bensdad

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    NEWS FLASH! rcmodel gets out of the reloading room long enough to poke fun! :neener:
     
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    IMHO do not listen to the above.

    If the long gun, not a handgun, is legal for you to own and transport in your state:

    Get a copy of the FFL to whom you will ship the gun
    Pack the gun up real well with lots of bubble wrap.
    Take it to the U.S. Post Office and ship it insured with signature confirmation. Insurance does not let you track it. Signature confirmation will make sure that it has to be signed for at the other end and you can often track it on the USPS.com website.
    Make sure you use the insurance form for more than $200 and do not over declare the value as insurance is not cheap.

    If you go through an FFL on your end make sure they insure it.
     
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    There are dozens of how to ship a gun threads here at THR......

    Nope.....ANYONE can ship a rifle or shotgun via USPS.
    Handguns, yes, dealers can mail a handgun cheaper than FedEx/UPS.
    Long guns are cheaper through UPS Ground.


    From an earlier thread:

     
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    Oops my bad. Sorry for the slipup. Wasn't thinking clearly after an 11 hour road trip. Definitely listen to dogtown tom as he is an FFL and knows his stuff. :)
     
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    +1 for Dogtown Tom.
     
  9. bensdad

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    Dogtown tom, Thanks! That's exactly what I needed.
     
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    Oh and one other thing.

    DO NOT put tape directly onto the stock or even the steel.

    Had a rifle shipped to me that was wrapped that way, the paper was taped directly to the stock, some of the finish came off with the tape............I wasnt happy
     
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