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Shipping a Winchester made in 1887 question - help!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by meef, Apr 21, 2012.

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  1. meef

    meef Member

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    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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  2. TurtlePhish

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    It's technically antique, no FFL required. If it's pre-1898 and not NFA, it's not technically a firearm.
     
  3. meef

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    Thank you, much appreciated.
     
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    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.
     
  5. Murphy4570

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