Question About Shipping Firearms

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by hogger129, May 3, 2012.

  1. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    I am getting some work done on my Springfield and I was wondering if the person doing the work can ship the pistol back to me directly if I do not have an FFL?

    I am under the impression that if I own said firearm, a gunsmith can ship it directly back to me.
     
  2. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    is this from the factory
     

  3. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    no going to a gunsmith
     
  4. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    can't help u there but i am sure someone will i am sure Double D could answer that
     
  5. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Yes, he can ship it back directly to you.

    The FFL nonsense is for "transfers" across state lines. This isn't a "transfer". It's your gun coming back to you. They can ship it straight to your house.

    I've had it done several times.
     
  6. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    what if u are having it fixed in another state?
     
  7. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    I would think as long as there is no transfer of ownership going on, shipping it directly back to me should be 100% fine.
     
  8. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    sounds good to me
     
  9. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    I shipped it through UPS - had my local gun store do it. Anybody have experiences shipping firearms through UPS? I figure at least that way if something happens to it, I can blame my LGS and I at least have some recourse.
     
  10. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    i had no problem with them when i shipped to marlin they just told me when i shipped it to have nothing on box that said firearm so i just shipped it "marlin" when i got it back from them there was Marlin all over box?????
     
  11. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    i guess i'm just afraid of UPS losing it or when it comes back, the ppl at the place won't know whose gun it is. they took a copy of my DL, so i assume they'd know whose gun it is.
     
  12. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    I had to ship my gun in for repair and they told me to use FedEx. They said not the post office or UPS. FedEx had no problem. I told them it was a gun they said that's ok.
     
  13. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Personally, if I was having my gun store ship it, I would have used the post office. An FFL can mail a pistol to another FFL. Put it in one of them "anything that fits in the box ships" boxes, and could mail it for about 8 bucks. UPS probably charged 50 to 75. Whenever I have to ship a pistol, I take it to my dealer. I give him 20 bucks. Costs him less than ten to mail it, so he makes ten bucks for going to the post office. And I save 30 to 50.

    I was surprised, though, when I shipped a rifle. FedEx saved me ten bucks over the post office.
     
  14. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Doesn't matter. There is no "transfer" going on. It's your gun coming back to you. Shipped straight to your house, no matter what state it shipped from.
     
  15. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    Alpo I was told the post office cant ship guns. Did they know it was a gun.
     
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