Sending parts USPS?

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    Sending parts USPS?

    I know it's not legal to send a gun USPS but what about parts i.e. Slide and barrel only?

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    Anything but the frame, which is actually the firearm... And, you are good.

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    I send and receive complete pistols via USPS frequently. Top Gun Supply ships pistols and parts USPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBachman View Post
    I send and receive complete pistols via USPS frequently. Top Gun Supply ships pistols and parts USPS.

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    I assume you have an FFL in order to do this.
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    Nope. I order frequently from Top Gun Supply, they only ship USPS. Got my Glock 23 that way. I have returned a pistol via USPS. I have sent several pistols to buds via USPS. NO FFL required.

    Edit: I do not personally receive the pistols from Top Gun, my FFL does. But I have personally shipped pistols via USPS.

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    You must have an FFL to ship a handgun (or frame) thru the USPS.

    My advice to anyone else is DO NOT TRY IT if you do not have an FFL.

    An FFL can ship it thru the USPS for you. But you cannot send the frame/firearm yourself at the post office, nor can you have a firearm/frame being delivered directly to your home by the USPS as a non FFL holder.

    Doing so otherwise can get you arrested

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    Hmmm. Shipped three SIG pistols to Gurney at Buds on three seperate occasions. An FFL is not required to send a pistol in for repair or service provided the recipient is an FFL. One pistol I shipped, I said it was a firearm, she asked if it was loaded...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBachman View Post
    Hmmm. Shipped three SIG pistols to Gurney at Buds on three seperate occasions. An FFL is not required to send a pistol in for repair or service provided the recipient is an FFL. One pistol I shipped, I said it was a firearm, she asked if it was loaded...

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    USPS = United States Postal Service (US Mail). UPS = United Parcel Service...are you sure you sent a pistol through US MAIL?


    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/unlicensed-persons.html
    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)]

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    Yep. My bad. UPS. Not post office. Dunno what I was thinking. Thanks for straightening me out. Sorry guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBachman View Post
    Yep. My bad. UPS. Not post office. Dunno what I was thinking. Thanks for straightening me out. Sorry guys.

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    Thanks shipwreck

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBachman View Post
    Yep. My bad. UPS. Not post office. Dunno what I was thinking. Thanks for straightening me out. Sorry guys.

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    Ok. Yes... You CAN ship a gun to an FFL thru Fed Ex or UPS. NOT thru US Mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sledge View Post
    Thanks shipwreck
    No problem :)

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    The slide, barrel & parts can all go U.S.P.S. but, not the serial numbered frame. You should ship INSURED & with additional Delivery Confirmation if possible. That way you can track your package at USPS.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sledge View Post
    I know it's not legal to send a gun USPS but what about parts i.e. Slide and barrel only?
    Actually, long arms are OK to send via the US Postal Service. Handguns, or handgun receivers, nope - they have to go by private carrier.
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