Can percussion caps be sent USPS mail?

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  1. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

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    What's the rule on mailing a few tins of #10 percussion caps? Can they be sent regular US post office first class mail? Anyone know?

    I can't find any where I am summering but I have some back home.
     
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    Empty_Holster Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I checked eBay where they are listed for sale and shipping would be via USPS.
     

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    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    Just tell them that they are tins of mints. That's what I've done.
     
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    gdmoody Full Time Moderator Moderator Supporting Member

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    You don't have to tell them what is in the package, or at least they are not supposed to ask. I just mailed a brick of primers, right or wrong!
     
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    Percussion caps, like primers and powder, are hazmat.

    I don't know if hazmat can go post office, or if it has to go common carrier. But I do know they slap a $30 fee on it because it's hazmat.
     
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    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    And that's why I tell them that they are mints.
     
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    gdmoody Full Time Moderator Moderator Supporting Member

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    . . . and that's why I don't tell them anything!
     
  8. Nor Cal Mikie

    Nor Cal Mikie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Same as a primer so first thought? No can do.
    Don't ask, don't tell.
    I have been known to wrap a couple packs of primers in bubble wrap and mail them. No questions asked.;)
     
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    I listen to the list of items the clerk at the post office rattles off and reply NO.

    Most items on their list I agree with: I don't want them on any aircraft I might be on!!
     
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    Our post Office asks a series of questions, No Batteries, No Explosives, No Firearms or Ammo, no pressurized Containers. I always answer No to all. They don't specifically ask what is in the package though.
     
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    Nor Cal Mikie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    When I go in our Local (rural) PO to mail a package, before they ask anything, I say NO NO and No. I do tell them it ISN'T a nuclear device.:D:D

    These are the same folks that tell me to go back home and repack that 40 pounds of 30.06 brass in a Priority Mail Flat Rate Box so I can ship it for about $15.00 rather than $50.00. ;):cool:
     
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    Thus guaranteeing the package will be gone over with a Geiger counter. :)
     
  13. Oneida Steve

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