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Nice, lots of work. Again, well done. Would you mind if I copied and pasted it in a couple of other places

Be my guest.

 

I've placed it on several other forums, myself.

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I have a question. I've gone through these links and couldn't find this...

- If I have a service, warranty, or gunsmith need and send my gun to them, I can do this if complying with the rules outlined above.

- When they ship it back to me, since I already own it... would they ship it directly back to me, or would it still need to go through an FFL?

 

I'm curious. I've got a gun in with a local gunsmith, but if that doesn't work out, I'd need to send it off to someone that could nail the issue.

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I have a question. I've gone through these links and couldn't find this...

- If I have a service, warranty, or gunsmith need and send my gun to them, I can do this if complying with the rules outlined above.

- When they ship it back to me, since I already own it... would they ship it directly back to me, or would it still need to go through an FFL?

The law allows for direct shipments back to the owner, after a repair.

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The law allows for direct shipments back to the owner, after a repair.

 

Thanks nalioth, I was curious about that as well.

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Yeah Nailoth, thanks for the fast reply. I just did an FFL and it was a major pain in the ass. The thought of having to do this every single freaking time I might want to get a good and well-qualified gun smith was making me a bit crazy since all the regs seem to focus on the sales transaction and transfer of ownership. Appreciate it.

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Some 'smiths' won't ship directly back and make you use a FFL holder (as they want to be safe)..

 

But if the price is RIGHT for the services the $35 or so for the Xfer/NICS (again) won't kill you.

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I was told USPS would ship a gun owned by you, from you, to a new location, without Ammo in the case. Is this true? Or do I have to go thru the red tape of using a broker with and FFL if I already own the item outright Blue card and all?

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I was told USPS would ship a gun owned by you, from you, to a new location, without Ammo in the case. Is this true? Or do I have to go thru the red tape of using a broker with and FFL if I already own the item outright Blue card and all?

 

nalioth addressed this in post #11, above: http://forum.saiga-12.com/index.php?showtopic=34686&view=findpost&p=389287

 

You may only ship rifles and shotguns via USPS.

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What about parts including the FCG, bolt and carrier? Just the internals and nothing else. Seems to me anything but the receiver or parts with a serial number are ok to ship without all the redtape.

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You can ship anything, but the actual firearm through UPS, FedEX, or USPS.

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I have never shipped a firearm. I was thinking of selling a few C&R Rifles online. From what I understand from the info here and the UPS website, the Next Day Air only applies to handguns. I called UPS customer center to verify it and they told me if I was shipping a rifle it had to be Next Day Air. I called again a few days later and emphasized I wasn't shipping a handgun and they said it had to ship Next Day Air. Is that right?!?!

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If you take it to a UPS retail counter, they will ship it as long as you have the FFL in hand. If they refuse to do it, ask to speak to the manager and they will approve it.

 

I have never shipped a firearm. I was thinking of selling a few C&R Rifles online. From what I understand from the info here and the UPS website, the Next Day Air only applies to handguns. I called UPS customer center to verify it and they told me if I was shipping a rifle it had to be Next Day Air. I called again a few days later and emphasized I wasn't shipping a handgun and they said it had to ship Next Day Air. Is that right?!?!

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OK, so I'm buying a shotgun in W.VA., (I'm here on business) and I want to ship to my home in Fl., the way I read this thread is I can take it to a USPS office and declare it's a shotgun, and they will ship it to my home in FL. addressed to me, or my wife?

Thanks,

K12

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OK, so I'm buying a shotgun in W.VA., (I'm here on business) and I want to ship to my home in Fl., the way I read this thread is I can take it to a USPS office and declare it's a shotgun, and they will ship it to my home in FL. addressed to me, or my wife?

Thanks,

K12

Well.... I have called two USPS Offices here in WV, and both said I had to have a FFL! I guess I'll try FED_EX!

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All good info to know. Thanks for posting it!

is always fun to browse on here 

This was a big help.  Great reference material.

Thanks

agreed 

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Tried to ship a shotgun to a FFL in another state yesterday with USPS. They refused and said only FFL can mail guns. I went to UPS hub and had no problems.

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