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Shipping a firearm...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Splat762, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Splat762

    Splat762 Everett, WA Member

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    Okay I did a search here and on the internet and I just want to ask a question so I make sure that I'm thinking correctly.

    I'm selling a shotgun to someone in PA and I live in WA. Now I know that as a non-FFL licensed person I cannot ship directly to him, I have to ship to a FFL holder in his state correct? All I need is a copy of his dealer FFL to give to (or include) on the box for the shipping agency correct?

    And when it comes to shipping, I can ship shotguns through the USPS and UPS and FedEx to his dealer correct?

    So am I right in this thinking or do I have something wrong? Is it easier, and recommended, to ship from dealer-to-dealer?

    Thanks!
     
  2. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    sounds right to me.. Be sure his

    FFL will accept from an non FFL holder,some won't..
     
  3. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    IF you can find a friendly local dealer, it's alot easier to have him do it. Mine does it for just a few bucks and it's worth it.
     
  4. kaoboi503

    kaoboi503 Gresham, OR Member

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    You cannot ship via USPS unless you are an FFL. All shipments of guns must be shipped to FFL with I believe a copy of your driver's license, if they even accept from non-FFL holders. Every shipping agency I've encountered has an "overnight only" for firearms. It is easier and probably cheaper to find an FFL to ship it for you if you are shipping a shotgun; the "overnight only" rule won't apply and you can ship cheaply on USPS.

    -kaoboi503
     
  5. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Sorry, that only pertains to handguns ....... You 'can' ship longuns to an FFL who will accept from a private seller ...... copy of their FFL and a copy of your Photo ID is usually asked for. Been doing it for years ....... ATF Legal ......
     
  6. Splat762

    Splat762 Everett, WA Member

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    I decided to just be on the safe side and not deal with the hassel, I called a local gunshop who said they would transfer and ship it for $50. Good enough for me. Thanks for the info peeps!
     
  7. kaoboi503

    kaoboi503 Gresham, OR Member

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    Well I'll be damned. The post office guy lied to me.
     
  8. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Most counter people at the USPS do not know the fire arm rules very well so they just say NO. I print a copy of the rule from the USPS web site and have it with me when I ship rifles USPS.