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Shipping Part Of A Gun To The Manufacturer Questions.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Treo, Aug 25, 2008.

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  1. Treo

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    I have to send a slide assembly & a barrel back to CZ for some warranty work. They said DHL is fine but I've never done this and I have some concerns W/ regard to losing it in shipment, I can't afford to replace it.

    I'm also concerned about just walking in to the DHL store and laying the parts on the counter and asking how to ship them.

    So my question, for those who have done this is what do I do ?

    How much do I insure the parts for, half the price of the gun?

    Do I tell the counter help what I'm shipping and hope they're not anti enough to " lose" the shippment?

    Am I getting all freaked out for nothing?
     
  2. nalioth

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    Only the receiver is considered the 'firearm'. The slide assembly is just parts.

    Wrap them in newspaper at your home. Tape up wrapping.
    Take them down to the DHL counter and ask them to ship them.

    Insure them for whatever you think it will cost to replace the items.

    Yes, you're freaking over nothing, imho. It is legal to send the whole gun to the manufacturer, and you're not sending a gun, just parts.
     
  3. Ohio Rifleman

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    From what I understand, there isn't any real need to tell them what exactly you're shipping unless there's liquids or hazardous materials or whatever. Legally, shipping the slide assembly and barrel is no different from shipping a pair of socks.

    If you're concerned about DHL losing it, then, buy insurance, shouldn't cost a whole lot.

    Take a deep breath and relax, people do this all the time.
     
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  4. kingpin008

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    Ditto what the previous two posters said. It's perfectly legal to ship an entire pistol directly to a manufacturer, and even if it wasn't, you're not shipping a part that's considered the "firearm". Wrap it up as well as you can, insure it, and ship it out.
     
  5. AirForceShooter

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    insure it for the total value of the gun.
    Insurance is cheap

    AFS
     
  6. Treo

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    What I'm shipping is the barrel & slide assembly, does the fact that both are serial numbered have any bearing on weather or not they are " firearms"
     
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    Barrels and slides do not have to be serial-numbered, only the frame/receiver.

    Why not just mail them? Priority or even Express Mail is surely cheaper than DHL or the other common carriers.
     
  8. nalioth

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    In the United States, the receiver is considered the 'firearm'.

    The other parts can all have serial numbers, but this doesn't make them 'firearms', too.


    +1 on the US Mail ( they even have insurance ).
     
  9. Speedo66

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    You are NOT shipping a gun, as previously stated, only the receiver is the "gun".

    Insure them and list them as sporting goods.
     
  10. Soybomb

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    Why would you?

    Just bring your package in packed up and ready to ship.
     
  11. Treo

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    How is the slide assembly different from the reciever?
     
  12. nalioth

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    You're legal to send the whole gun if you want. Sending half can't get more legal.

    Just send the parts and quit worrying.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=323555
     
  13. Prince Yamato

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    In the USA, only the frame of the pistol is considered the receiver (with the exception ONE Sig-Sauer gun and the Ruger .22 auto pistols which deviate from this norm). So, in your case, you're just shipping a metal part to the manufacturer. I shipped my Glock 26 slide off to Glock via Fed-Ex.

    Put you slide in a box with some padding around it. Tape package. Go to Fed-Ex. Say, "I want to ship this package." Insure it for the cost of the gun. Send it off to the factory.

    The difference with regards to legality of shipping frames/receivers and slides is that slides can be shipped like anything else and frames/receivers must be shipped back to you by way of an FFL.
     
  14. Treo

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    Ok got it
     
  15. nalioth

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    This is incorrect.

    If you send a firearm to a licensed gunsmith or manufacturer for repair, it can be returned directly to you.
     
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