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A odd firearm shipping question

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by mrblond, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Ok, at the moment I do not have a car so transporting a long gun is a problem. Now the question is, if I go into a shop and buy a gun. After passing the check and paying for it, can the firearm be legally shipped to my house?
  2. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Yep, long guns can be shipped within state borders without going through an FFL. I do not remember correctly about shipping through USPS, but I know that you can do so through FedEx or UPS. Best of luck to you.
  3. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Are you buying this coming week? I'd be happy to give you and your rifle a ride.
  4. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    It was more of a general question. I know you can ship a firearm to yourself and I think that this situation would be the same but I was not really sure.
  5. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    you can ship it to yourself... OR

    an FFL can ship it to the owner if he received it for repair/other work... so technically they should be able to... the question is will they...

    ask them first but there is precedent to make it legally possible
  6. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    You can ship a long by usps in state to yourself. You can ship interstate via usps anywhere in the U.S. if you are shipping it to yourself. If you are shipping to anyone else you have to go through a FFL.
  7. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Might cost about the same to buy a hard case for it and a lock. Some rifles come with cases. Do they allow rifles in a locked case on buses in your state?
  8. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    You can also ship To the Mfg., if say the long gun needs warrenty repair. However, that Usually requires a notification to them.

    For instance, NEF sells Single shot rifles, and they have a "alternate" barrel sales shop. You contact them, ask if they have "what you want, barrel" and set up the shipping.

    They say it must be factory fitted, the new barrel, that is. So off it goes, to a "no gun name" address, and all is fine. Insurance on, it, of course.

    Warrenty work other than barrel program is also done that way, however, if you say, "while you are installing the new barrel, that trigger is also a bit rough," they will smith that for you, no charge.


    in the Boon Docks, loves his NEF synthetic stock, but wants a 45Colt Bbl for it. Big Bang, nice Bang, little Bucks, both $$$$ and deer. :D
  9. Darknight

    Darknight Salem Active Member

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    Not exactly accurate. The following is from the BATFE in their FAQ section:

    Q: May a nonlicensee ship a firearm through the U.S. Postal Service?
    A nonlicensee may not transfer a firearm to a non-licensed resident of another State. A nonlicensee may mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of his or her own State or to a licensee in any State. The Postal Service recommends that long guns be sent by registered mail and that no marking of any kind which would indicate the nature of the contents be placed on the outside of any parcel containing firearms. Handguns are not mailable. A common or contract carrier must be used to ship a handgun.
    [18 U.S.C. 1715, 922(a)(3), 922(a)(5) and 922 (a)(2)(A)]

    Note the part that says a nonlicensee can mail a shotgun or rifle to a resident of the same state.