Question About Shipping Firearms

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  1. hogger129

    hogger129 Active Member

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    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.
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    is this from the factory
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    no going to a gunsmith
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    can't help u there but i am sure someone will i am sure Double D could answer that
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    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.
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    what if u are having it fixed in another state?
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    I would think as long as there is no transfer of ownership going on, shipping it directly back to me should be 100% fine.
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    sounds good to me
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    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.
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    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?????
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Alpo I was told the post office cant ship guns. Did they know it was a gun.
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