shipping a shotgun

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bubbahfd, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Bubbahfd

    Bubbahfd Member

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    I live in Houston Tx. If I do a private sale person to person of my shotgun, not a dealer jist a buddy in another city here in Tx, do I have to ship it through an FFL or can I just package it appropriately and ship it to him Ups ground?
     
  2. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    Pack it and ship it.

    (B8) May a nonlicensee ship a firearm by common or contract carrier?
    A nonlicensee may ship a firearm by a common or contract carrier to a resident of his or her own State or to a licensee in any State. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun. In addition, Federal law requires that the carrier be notified that the shipment contains a firearm and prohibits common or contract carriers from requiring or causing any label to be placed on any package indicating that it contains a firearm.
     

  3. luke

    luke Well-Known Member

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    I live in oregon and last year I shipped a shotgun to a friend in alaska. I just took the barrel off and to the post office. They helped me box it and and shipped it. With insurance on the package I think it cost about 35-40$.
     
  4. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    Please don't attempt to mail a long gun to a non-licensee out of state. The serialized part of the firearm (regardless of what other parts are or are not attached) cannot be mailed to a non-FFL beyond your state. One uninformed postal employee doesn't make it legal per US Code.

    Firearms - Frequently Asked Questions - Unlicensed Persons | ATF