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#6177474 - 02/10/16 10:02 AM Shipping a rifle out of state to FFL
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4680
Loc: Burleson Texas
I am sure this has been covered before. but I need to get a rifle shipped to South Carolina to a FFL. Went to post office yesterday and was told ok, bring it in and we can ship it for you. Brought it in this morning and now was told that the only ship FFL to FFL. Other options? UPS-Fed EX, take to local FFL?
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#6177498 - 02/10/16 10:19 AM Re: Shipping a rifle out of state to FFL [Re: GLC]
5 Stand Dan Online   content
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Registered: 06/23/12
Posts: 1598
Loc: DFW
They don't know their own rules.

Originally Posted By: www.usps.gov
12.2.c. Rifles and shotguns may be mailed by a non-FFL owner domestically to a FFL dealer, manufacturer, or importer in any state.


Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual: Firearms

If you want to fight the fight, print it out and take it to the post office.
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#6177502 - 02/10/16 10:21 AM Re: Shipping a rifle out of state to FFL [Re: GLC]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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Registered: 03/22/11
Posts: 2090
Loc: West Virginia
I can tell you from personal experience that the clerks at USPS or any shipping agency can be real PITAs when shipping a firearm, even when the transaction is completely 100% legal. The postmaster told me to never tell them I am shipping a firearm and never have any sort of identifying marks on the outside of the package.

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#6177819 - 02/10/16 01:58 PM Re: Shipping a rifle out of state to FFL [Re: GLC]
WileyCoyote Offline
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 5251
Loc: The Dogwood Capital of Texas
The DA's ALWAYS will tell that 'cause they can't READ their wn Rules...what you were told IS True...for a handgun.

Go look at the tutorial and complete explanation on GunBroker, on the right hand side of the home page, and YES...Print Out the USPS regs to take with you.

+ 1 on no external package markings, and address the pkg to the FFL owner or designated clerk using only his NAME and not the name of the store, along with the correct local address and your own address yadda yadda.
Ron
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#6177862 - 02/10/16 02:28 PM Re: Shipping a rifle out of state to FFL [Re: GLC]
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Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4680
Loc: Burleson Texas
Going to try UPS on the way home, if that doesn't work I will be headed back to post office in the morning.
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#6177866 - 02/10/16 02:30 PM Re: Shipping a rifle out of state to FFL [Re: GLC]
5 Stand Dan Online   content
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Registered: 06/23/12
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My understanding is that UPS stores will not ship firearms, you need to go to a Customer Center.
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#6177869 - 02/10/16 02:37 PM Re: Shipping a rifle out of state to FFL [Re: GLC]
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4680
Loc: Burleson Texas
Yep, that is where I will be going.
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#6178215 - 02/10/16 06:32 PM Re: Shipping a rifle out of state to FFL [Re: GLC]
DLALLDER Offline
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Registered: 11/23/05
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Loc: Pittsburg, Texas
Try a FedEx store. Mailed one Monday took about five minutes. Mailed the same gun to the same location last summer thru the USPS took 4 hrs and had to make post master show me the regs. Even after talking to her boss she didn't believe it.
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#6178413 - 02/10/16 08:41 PM Re: Shipping a rifle out of state to FFL [Re: GLC]
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4680
Loc: Burleson Texas
UPS took it with no issues and was $30 cheaper than USPS.
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