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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Bull Nutria, Mar 1, 2017.

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  1. Bull Nutria

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    I sent in a broken Rem 572 to Ilion ,NY, cost without insurance for FedEx ground was $35.92 from Houma, LA. Wow and FedEx was cheapest of the rest of the shippers! I suppose I am spoiled for prepaid shipping labels. I sure hope REM sends the old gun back on their dime!!

    The reason I sent it to Ilion is because I have a brand new 572 that 2 different warranty repair centers could not repair last year. So they finally sent me a prepaid label to Ilion. it took about 4 months to get my new rifle returned. So I asked the lady that answered the phone in NC if I could send the gun to Ilion and she put a senior manager or supervisor on who changed the repair to Ilion. He said that the warranty centers are usually faster than Ilion so that is why the use them generally.

    I have my fingers crossed that my old worn out 572 can be repaired for a reasonable cost.

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    That's actually fairly cheap. I have had to 2nd Day Air or Next Day some guns. It can cost up to $70 if you are shipping it.
     
  3. gspn

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    I've never paid less than $70 to ship a pistol. Shipping guns is just expensive. Heck, one time I shipped a C&R rifle via USPS and because it was an "irregular shaped box" they charged me $110!!!
     
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    You might not want to know what shipping a gun costs in Europe. I'd be over the moon for a sub 3-digit quote for even ground freight inside the EU.
     
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    Try shipping a hollow-body guitar sometime-- one where the neck doesn't come off. ;) Ohio to Arizona: $117.

    I paid 40-something recently to ship a pistol from Arizona to Kansas via a dealer, and thought that sounded about right. Maybe someday things can get rational and we can ship via something other than next-day air. Wouldn't it be nice to send a pistol in a fixed-price Priority Mail box?
     
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    Those with an FFL can do just that.
     
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    Dealers can ship it cheaper and can ship handguns thru the Post Office. Unfortunately you have to pay a dealer a transfer fee. I have a 700 Rem and scope going to Cape Girardeau, MO tomorrow on FEDex. Cost was $23. A handgun went out on Priority Mail yesterday for $22 and another for $12. If it fits, it ships. A rifle shipped USPS to Alaska ran me less than $60 and that was with insurance.
     
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    It's really not a transfer fee you pay the dealer. It's paying for their time to take your shipment to USPS, and helping to amortize their annual FFL license cost. Transfer fees pertain to licencee to non-licencee transfers which involve federal form 4473 and and maybe State transfer paperwork.
     
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    What happened to the Bud's deal where they had a fixed rate for people to ship guns to other than them?
     
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    I have gotten items shipped from china cheaper and some were free shipping
     
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    They were cheaper than the USPS ?
     
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    You can't personally ship a gun USPS.
     
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    Did the law change?

    You can't ship handguns, but you used to be able to mail long guns.

    [18 U.S.C. 1715, 922(a)(5) and 922 (a)(2)(A); 27 CFR 478.31]

     
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    But he isn't mailing to a resident in his state. He's sending it to the manufacturer.
     
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    Which would fall under, "...or to a licensee in any State"

    All manufacturers are licensees.
     
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    Hmmm... didn't see that part somehow. I could see how FedEx would be cheaper than USPS, but UPS usually has better rates than FedEx. Must be a shift in the time-space continuum....
     
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    I've bought several longguns, both rifles and shotguns, from a friend in FL. Shipping to my FFL in CA, via USPS Priority Mail, was $18
     
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    USPS likes to throw a bunch of fees at odd and oversized objects. At a certain point there's a break-even between the two.
     
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    How is one able to ship firearms through USPS when it's against federal law to have a firearm on the premises? How does one get the package to the counter without the possibility of committing a felony?
     
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    That's a problem I've wondered about.
     
  21. salt&battery

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    this is what makes me laugh when I hear people say we got it better now for gun rights. that is just dream world thinking. everything is a felony. I guess that is why that guy wrote the book...three felonies a day
     
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    Legal purposes. It's part of the law.
     
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    FWIW ...
    In 2002 I got my first 03FFL/C&R.

    Since that time my preferred shipping method for longguns has been USPS since both UPS & FedEx are a long way from me.
     
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    @Cannibul: Do you have a link to the legal document on that? I'll try and search myself, but I've always wondered that, but have never shipped a gun myself before. Just another example of gun laws that don't make sense...you can bring a gun in to ship it, however a law abiding citizen cannot bring one in for protection.
     
  25. Cannibul

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    “The lawful carrying of firearms or other dangerous weapons in a Federal facility incident to hunting or other lawful purposes.”

    https://www.usacarry.com/carrying-concealed-post-office/

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/39/232.1 Section l (l)Weapons and explosives. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, rule or regulation, no person while on postal property may carry firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons, or explosives, either openly or concealed, or store the same on postal property, except for official purposes.
     
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