Re: ATF shipping requirements
Millwright, nothing has changed. You can still post (mail) your rifle or shotgun back to the factory. The factory has an FFL. You just can't mail a pistol.
The factory or the "factory authorized repair facility" (read "gunsmith") has an FFL. You can send your gun directly to an FFL. You can mail your rifle or shotgun, but you can't mail your pistol.
They can send it back to you, instead of having to send to an FFL, because there is no "transfer" taking place. It is your gun, coming back to you.
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