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Shipping handgun slide using USPS priority mail is legal?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Skang, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I need to ship hand gun slide (without barrel) to manufacture for warranty work. Yes, I am going to ask them for prepaid postage, but in worst case.

    Is it legal to use USPS priority flat rate box?
     
  2. pakrat57

    pakrat57 Reedsport Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    In a word, yes.
     
  3. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Okay, thanks. Just making sure, only shipped long guns using UPS before.
     
  4. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    yes, parts is parts
     
  5. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I had a really dumb old timer USPS guy tell me once any gun part is illegal but I know for a fact that it is fine as long as it's not a frame/receiver because I used to ship parts every day. Even the registered parts can be legal, depending

    I know this for a fact because one of my packages once was roughly handled and an AR15 upper barrel poked thru.. a USPS inspector called me and asked what it was, and he was fine with it just being an upper. He never fully opened it and just repaired the box and off it went
     
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  6. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    As long as you don't ship the serial numbered grip, that's considered to be the "gun". The rest are, as someone already posted, "parts". No need to declare them unless you're buying insurance and even then I'd just say "machine parts" if I had to declare what the parts are.
     
  7. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    By the way slide has serial number on it. Does this effect anything?
     
  8. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    No, that is just an unnecessary detail the manufacturer included
     
  9. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    true, because some handguns have serial number on the slide, some don't.
     
  10. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    No, it's only the handgrip on a pistol. That's all BATF considers to be the "gun"
     
  11. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. :thumbup:
     
  12. pakrat57

    pakrat57 Reedsport Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Actually, there is an exception to that. The Beretta Neos has a separate grip that is removable from the frame. I don't know if there are any other exceptions, but as far as I know it is whichever serialized part the BATF deems to be the receiver/frame, which usually is the grip frame on a pistol.
     
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  13. Darknight

    Darknight Salem Active Member

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    If it is for warranty work you may ship a firearms whole or in parts to the MFG. Yes even the serialized parts. I checked with the MFG (FFL) and my local guy (FFL) that I use and they both said the same thing when I did it. Below is federal law on the issue.

    7. May I lawfully ship a firearm directly to an out-of-State licensee, or must I have a licensee in my State ship it to him? May the licensee return the firearm to me, even if the shipment is across State lines?


    Any person may ship firearms directly to a licensee in any State, with no requirement for another licensee to ship the firearm. However, handguns are not mailable through the United States Postal Service and must be shipped via common or contract carrier.(18 U.S.C. §§ 1715). Firearms shipped to FFLs for repair or any other lawful purpose may be returned to the person from whom received without transferring the firearm through an FFL in the recipient’s State of residence. FFLs may also return a replacement firearm of the same kind and type to the person from whom received. 18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(2)(A).
     
  14. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    I have a High Standard Trophy with two slides..One for .22lr that has the same number as the frame, the other is for .22short and has no serial number at all...a slide is a part, not a gun.