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#5798455 - 06/20/15 10:54 PM shipping a rifle....
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can you fed ex or mail a boxed rifle to individuals in the same state..??Its not a purchase..A friend of mine is giving me a rifle he never uses and I dont want to drive to South Texas....

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#5798465 - 06/20/15 11:00 PM Re: shipping a rifle.... [Re: easton1025]
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I have sent them FEDX and UPS both. They will try to tell you you can't at the UPS store but they don't know their own rules. I always list them as "machined parts" which in and of itself is true
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#5798571 - 06/21/15 06:32 AM Re: shipping a rifle.... [Re: easton1025]
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I usually send them USPS. They just tell you not to advertise that it is a rifle in the box.
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#5798585 - 06/21/15 06:50 AM Re: shipping a rifle.... [Re: easton1025]
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Not legally. It has to go to a class 3 FFL person. You can ship to and from a manufacture only. But it's only illegal if you get caught.

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#5798603 - 06/21/15 07:14 AM Re: shipping a rifle.... [Re: easton1025]
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It is perfectly legal to ship long guns to other individuals in state. Handguns have to go through FFL if shipped in state. Any weapon shipped out of state to an individual has to go through FFL.

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#5798637 - 06/21/15 07:46 AM Re: shipping a rifle.... [Re: easton1025]
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Gun Broker has a tutorial on legal shipping practices, and a downloadable PDF of the USPS regs and other carriers, on the right hand side of the Home Page. Read and understand them. I also carry a spare hard copy to leave behind with both UPS & USPS staff who "think" they know the ATF Reg's ...and don't. Very Helpful.
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#5798704 - 06/21/15 08:41 AM Re: shipping a rifle.... [Re: easton1025]
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So is what one73maro stated above correct?
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#5798755 - 06/21/15 09:20 AM Re: shipping a rifle.... [Re: one73maro]
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Originally Posted By: one73maro
It is perfectly legal to ship long guns to other individuals in state. Handguns have to go through FFL if shipped in state. Any weapon shipped out of state to an individual has to go through FFL.


Yes. And it is also perfectly legal to ship guns out of state without an FFL - As long as you are shipping them to yourself, and the c/o person at the receiving end doesn't "take possession" of the guns.

Marc


Edited by Marc Kurth (06/21/15 09:21 AM)
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#5798779 - 06/21/15 09:43 AM Re: shipping a rifle.... [Re: easton1025]
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My bad i did not read all the post and I was trying to ship a pistol at the time I ask a guy at cheeper than dirt
This is off ATF web


A nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own state or to a licensee in any state. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. A nonlicensee may not transfer any firearm to a nonlicensed resident of another state. The Postal Service recommends that longguns be sent by registered mail and that no marking of any kind which would indicate the nature of the contents be placed on the outside of any parcel containing firearms.

[18 U.S.C. 1715, 922(a)(3), 922(a)(5) and 922 (a)(2)(A)]

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#5798809 - 06/21/15 10:20 AM Re: shipping a rifle.... [Re: easton1025]
one73maro Online   content
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Yes Marc the last part of your post is correct as well. When I said individual I meant any person other than yourself.

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#5800007 - 06/22/15 08:25 AM Re: shipping a rifle.... [Re: one73maro]
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Originally Posted By: one73maro
It is perfectly legal to ship long guns to other individuals in state. Handguns have to go through FFL if shipped in state. Any weapon shipped out of state to an individual has to go through FFL.


This is correct. I would ship it fed ex ground or ups. I would not mess with the post office. I have had misinformed post office employees refuse to ship guns even though they can.

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#5800074 - 06/22/15 09:19 AM Re: shipping a rifle.... [Re: easton1025]
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I keep a copy of the postal regs to show them if necessary.
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#5800298 - 06/22/15 12:20 PM Re: shipping a rifle.... [Re: easton1025]
5 Stand Dan Online   content
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Shipping a long gun within the state is easy at the post office. You don't have to tell them there is a gun in the box.
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#5800301 - 06/22/15 12:23 PM Re: shipping a rifle.... [Re: easton1025]
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or gun powder
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#5800327 - 06/22/15 12:39 PM Re: shipping a rifle.... [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
or gun powder


Now Buzz, that would be a Federal crime.
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