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Old 11-24-2009, 01:03 AM
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Shipping barrel blanks

Is it legal to ship rifle barrel blanks through the us mail private party to private party ?
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:29 AM
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Re: Shipping barrel blanks

Yes it is!
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:05 AM
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Re: Shipping barrel blanks

Have done so many times, no problem. But if asked for a description, I usually say its " a steel tube".
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:32 AM
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Re: Shipping barrel blanks

Good to know. Correct me if I'm wrong it's the action that has to be shipped to an FFL. Please advise. Thanks.
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:44 AM
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Re: Shipping barrel blanks

Yes, the receiver has the serial number imprinted and has to go to a FFL.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:03 AM
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Re: Shipping barrel blanks

+1 On the steel tube description. I had a heck of a time trying to ship a barrel blank for a rifle I was planning on re barreling. I bought a tube to re barrel a mosin nagant (before you ask, I wanted to do it for the same reason a Coyote cleans himself ) and the gunsmith ended up misquoting me when I was pricing it out. I showed up at his shop and he wanted TRIPPLE what he quoted me a month before just to thread it! I was going to do all the chamber work myself. So I ended up finding a guy who wanted the barrel for a rebuild he was doing. Went down to UPS and made the mistake of saying it was a gun barrel. Girl behind the counter started eyeing me and saying they wouldn't ship it. I had to go to the main hub which wasn't open till the next day. Then the girl behind that counter wanted to charge me a hazardous materials fee! Finally got to talk to a manager with some sense and she told me next time to just say it was a car part. After all that it finally shipped after 3 days of trying.

I didn't hear anything for a week or so and decided to track the shipment and found out they'd lost the barrel after all that! The update said the package was damaged and the item was lost. Then they tried to tell me it was my fault even though I had insurance on it and they packed it! It took me about 3 months to get my money back and get the money back for the value of the blank.
Next time I'm telling them its a $900 car axle rotator girder
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:22 PM
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Re: Shipping barrel blanks

Moman, thanks, i thought so.
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