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How to ship firearms

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Must ship to an FFL via FedEx or UPS,

These carriers will require you to ship 2nd day air, and do so from a "hub"

I couldn't find a "Storefront"UPS and FedEx location that would accept a handgun.

Private individuals cannot ship handguns via USPS.

Honestly your best bet is have an FFL with whom you're friendly ship for you, even if they charge you a fee, it'll probably work out to be less than what you'll pay UPS/FedEx.

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Must ship to an FFL via FedEx or UPS,

These carriers will require you to ship 2nd day air, and do so from a "hub"

I couldn't find a "Storefront"UPS and FedEx location that would accept a handgun.

Private individuals cannot ship handguns via USPS.

Honestly your best bet is have an FFL with whom you're friendly ship for you, even if they charge you a fee, it'll probably work out to be less than what you'll pay UPS/FedEx.

incorrect, fedex & ups will only ship next day on handguns, even though federal law says 2 days. depending where your shipping to & insurance coverage, average through those carriers will run you around $70 each

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incorrect, fedex & ups will only ship next day on handguns, even though federal law says 2 days. depending where your shipping to & insurance coverage, average through those carriers will run you around $70 each

 

Cite please? I don't think there is any federal requirement, this is just the carrier's policy.

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Why cant u sell them here?

 

Rule 4. No selling for anyone else. No listing weapons that your dad, brother, friend are trying to get rid of.

 

Of course, one could be circumventing this rule by posting twice that one can not sell for another., and by receiving and sending PMs to what one's friend is selling.

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incorrect, fedex & ups will only ship next day on handguns, even though federal law says 2 days. depending where your shipping to & insurance coverage, average through those carriers will run you around $70 each

 

That is if he is shipping them himself. My ffl only ships 2nd day and cost is about $15 because he has a fedex account..

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There are a few problems with selling guns for someone else...

 

One, we don't want to encourage people to conduct illegal transfers by acting as a middleman for a deal.

 

Two, if someone doesn't wish to contribute to the forum, why should they get some benefit from it? There are plenty of forum FFLs who can legally broker deals that you can turn friends to.

 

Three, members don't want to get strung along by talking to multiple people while trying to buy something. It is a pain in the ass to make an offer to one person, and then wait while he/she brings that offer to the owner, gets an answer, and then provides that answer to the prospective buyer. The same issue crops up when asking questions about an item.

 

For these reasons, we have the rules that we do. For your specific situation, BLF, I would recommend forwarding your friends to any of our supporting FFLs in order to have them take the guns on consignment.

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Field strip guns. Ship serialized parts UPS. Declare them "machine parts" and ship whatever speed you like. Put remaining parts in USPS flat rate box for <$5. Ship away.

 

Which would be okay for everything but the frame. IIRC Federal law requires you to declare a firearm to a common carrier when shipping.

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Which would be okay for everything but the frame. IIRC Federal law requires you to declare a firearm to a common carrier when shipping.

 

Could you post a link to that federal law? I have never seen such a law and would not want to do something wrong.

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Could you post a link to that federal law? I have never seen such a law and would not want to do something wrong.

 

18 U.S.C. 922(a)(2)(A), 922(a) (3), 922(a)(5) and 922(e), 27 CFR 478.31 and 478.30

 

And,

 

§ 478.31 Delivery by common or contract carrier.

(a) No person shall knowingly deliver or cause to be delivered to any common or contract carrier for transportation or shipment in interstate or foreign commerce to any person other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector, any package or other container in which there is any firearm or ammunition without written notice to the carrier that such firearm or ammunition is being transported or shipped.

 

And,

 

May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U.S. Postal Service?

A nonlicensee may not transfer a firearm to a nonlicensed resident of another State. A nonlicensee may

mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own State or to a licensee in any State. The Postal Service recommends that long guns 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. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun.

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

 

And,

 

May a nonlicensee ship a firearm by common or contract carrier?

A nonlicensee may ship a firearm by a common or contract carrier to a resident of his or her own State or to a licensee in any State. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. In addition, Federal law requires that the carrier be notified that the shipment contains a firearm and prohibits common or contract carriers from requiring or causing any label to be placed on any package indicating that it contains a firearm.

[18 U.S.C. 922(a)(2)(A), 922(a) (3), 922(a)(5) and 922(e), 27 CFR 478.31 and 478.30]

 

And,

 

May a nonlicensee ship firearms interstate for his or her use in hunting or other lawful activity?

Yes. A person may ship a firearm to himself or herself in care of another person in the State where he or she intends to hunt or engage in any other lawful activity. The package should be addressed to the owner. Persons other than the owner should not open the package and take possession of the firearm.

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