Shipping a handgun
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July 30th, 2013 11:45 PM
Shipping a handgun
I had the good fortune to inherit my grandmother's little mother-of-pearl handled revolver. I had the misfortune to leave it behind in Virginia when I moved to Texas. My ex-husband has fortunately found it. Now, how do I get it back without driving to Virginia and back? Any ideas? shipping? flying with it in checked bag?
July 30th, 2013 11:46 PM
You'll have to find a FFL in Texas and have an FFL in VA ship the gun.
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July 31st, 2013 12:20 AM
That was easy, thanks!
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July 31st, 2013 12:22 AM
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July 31st, 2013 12:23 AM
...the ATF only requires that the individual in Va who's shipping it ship it common carrier TO an FFL...not required that it be shipped FROM an FFL...some FFLs will not accept a shipment from an individual...but that's not a matter of law, but preference...if you can find a Texas FFL and explain the situation, you may save half the fees...
...this law found in ATF 5300.4 Sep 2005 page 178 (B8) ...the Dallas FFL who receives it simply enters it into his bound book, you fill out a 4473, and he transfers it to you after he completes the 4473...
July 31st, 2013 02:46 AM
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July 31st, 2013 03:44 AM
Again, Howdy from Ohio...good to have you in the house! Ditto on the shipping from FFL to FFL deal. Your brother should be able to walk you through the process. If he can't, a good gun shop will.
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July 31st, 2013 04:07 AM
July 31st, 2013 07:47 AM
The shipping to an FFL in your area is the easiest and cheapest way. However any excuse for a vacation is a good one. You could fly to VA and then transport it home with you in your checked baggage. I know we're a little cooler here right now than it is in DFW area.
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