mailing your own rifle to yourself from a different state

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    Question mailing your own rifle to yourself from a different state

    I'm going to Florida next month, a week long guided hunt, flying from Missouri then return flight back, my question is if I buy a rifle, legally, while in Florida what would I have to do to mail it to my Missouri address when I'm done in Florida?

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    From my dealings with UPS , they will want an FFL # on the package. I would talk to my local FFL and see if they are willing to accept the rifle. They will probably charge you around $30 because they have to log it into their inventory. They will also have to do a NICS check and log it out to you when you pick it up. If that is agreeable to you and your FFL you would only have to box it up and go to the UPS store. Have the copy of receiving FFL in hand.

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    mail it in pcs and avoid the ffl garbage

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    You can mail it to yourself, you just have to declare it as a firearm.
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    Just check it in baggage and have it fly with you. Make sure you read whatever airlines you are flying's rule about firearms. Usually no more than: "Declare it while checking it in. Make sure it is in a locked hard sided case, ammo seperate".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porp View Post
    Just check it in baggage and have it fly with you. Make sure you read whatever airlines you are flying's rule about firearms. Usually no more than: "Declare it while checking it in. Make sure it is in a locked hard sided case, ammo seperate".
    That's definitely what I would do. I can't imagine you would save much (if any) money over a checked bag fee by mailing anyway...

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    I agree with Porp, get a hard case and take it home on the plane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barstoolguru View Post
    mail it in pcs and avoid the ffl garbage
    A receiver cannot be mailed other than to an ffl or a manufacturer. You cannot mail a receiver to yourself - it is illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgb View Post
    You can mail it to yourself, you just have to declare it as a firearm.
    You cannot mail a firearm to yourself. Why would you think that is legal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    You cannot mail a firearm to yourself. Why would you think that is legal?
    This is bad intel. Why would I think that? Because it is perfectly legal.
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